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How many non-commensurable non-arithmetic manifolds have a quaternion algebra like this?

I am interested in realizing commensurability classes of hyperbolic $3$-manifolds whose quaternion algebra (note: not invariant quaternion algebra) is isomorphic to one of the form $\Big(\frac{a,b}{F(\...
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Behaviour of the Serre spectral sequence on a product of fibrations

Given fibration sequences $F\rightarrow E\rightarrow B$ and $F'\rightarrow E'\rightarrow B'$, consider the homology Serre spectral sequence $S$ for the product of fibrations $F\times F'\rightarrow E\...
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Classify $K(\pi,n)$ that are manifolds

Inspired by `Naturally occuring' $K(\pi, n)$ spaces, for $n \geq 2$. and When is a classifying space a topological manifold?, I'd like to formulate a precise question: For which $n \in \mathbb{Z}...
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Example of R-bad space

I have been looking around for examples of $R$-bad spaced in the sense of Bousfield and Kan. In their book "Homotopy limits, completions and localizations] they give several examples of such spaces ...
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The properness of the special singular simplicial spaces

This is a question related to another one in MO Background : A special simplicial space $X_{\cdot}$ is a simplicial space with $X_{0}=\ast$ and $X_{n}\simeq X_{1}^{n}$ via the simplicial map $v_{i}:[1]...
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kernel of the mod $2$ Bockstein on the first cohomology group

Let $M$ be a path-connected finite $CW$-complex. Suppose the first integral homology group is $H_1(M;\mathbb{Z})= \mathbb{Z}_2^{\oplus r}\oplus A$ where $r\geq 1$ and $A$ is a finite abelian group of ...
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Isomorphism classes of differential rank $k$ vectors bundles over $S^q$ [closed]

Could anybody provide a motivated sketch of why the isomorphism classes of the differentiable rank $k$ real vector bundles over the sphere $S^q$ are given by$$\text{Vect}_k(S^q) \simeq \pi_{q - 1}(\...
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Is every simply connected finite complex the classifying space of a finite monoid

On page 323 of Fiedorowicz, "Classifying Spaces of Topological Monoids and Categories" it was stated that "it seems likely that any finite simply connected complex should [have the same weak homotopy ...
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Connecting homomorphism in generalized cohomology theory

I have some compact manifold with boundary $(M,\partial M)$, and there is a long exact sequence $$\cdots\to KO^{-1}(\partial M)\xrightarrow{\partial} KO^{0}(M,\partial M)\to KO^0(M)\to KO^0(\partial ...
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Characteristic classes for odd $K$-theory

There are different models of odd $K$-theory. In one case, one takes the group $U=\lim\limits_{\longrightarrow}U(n)$ as classifying space. Similarly, if $\mathcal U$ denotes the unitary group of a ...
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Possible directions of saddle connections

Let's consider a Riemann surface $X$ of genus $g\ge 2$ and $q$ a holomorphic quadratic differential on $X$. A natural parameter on $X$ is a chart for which $q=dz^2$. A $\theta$-trajectory is a maximal ...
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Atiyah-Singer theorem-a big picture

So far I made several attempts to really learn Atiyah-Singer theorem. In order to really understand this result rather broad background is required: you need to know analysis (pseudodifferential ...
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What was a cusp to Hurwitz in 1892?

Let $d\in\mathbb{N}$ be squarefree. Let $\mathcal{O}_d$ be the ring of integers of $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$. Let $\Gamma_d=\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathcal{O}_d)$. Let $\mathcal{H}^3$ be the upper half-space ...
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cohomology ring of configuration spaces on $S^2$ and the projective plane

For a manifold $M$ and a positive integer $n$, the unordered configuration space $B(M,n)$ is the space consisting of all unordered collections of $n$ distinct points on $M$. Precisely, $$ B(M,n)=\{(...
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A spectral sequence for computing cohomology of a space from that of its strata

Let $X$ be a smooth complex variety (not necessarily compact) and let $D$ be a normal crossings divisors with components $D_1$, $D_2$, ..., $D_N$. For a set of indices $I$, let $D_I = \bigcap_{i \in I}...
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What are parabolic bundles good for?

The question speaks for itself, but here is more details: Vector bundles are easy to motivate for students; they come up because one is trying to do "linear algebra on spaces". How does one motivate ...
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Have locally principal crossed homomorphisms been studied?

Take a (multiplicative finite) group $H$ acting on the left (by automorphisms) on an (additive finite) abelian group $A$, and recall that the abelian (additive) group of crossed homomorphisms from $H$ ...
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non-triviality of the underlying real vector bundle of the complexification of a real vector bundle

Let $M$ be a given manifold and $\xi$ be a given $k$-dimensional vector bundle over $M$. How to determine whether the underlying real vector bundle of $\xi\otimes\mathbb{C}$, i.e. the Whitney sum $\xi\...
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“Flat” and “Affine” morphisms of smooth manifolds

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a qcqs morphism of qcqs schemes. We have the following characterizations: $f$ is flat $\iff$ $f^*:QCoh(Y) \to QCoh(X)$ is exact. $f$ is affine $\iff$ $f_*: QCoh(X) \to QCoh(Y)$ ...
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When does an $E_\infty$ algebra come from a commutative differential graded algebra?

Suppose that $K$ is an $E_\infty$-algebra on a space $X$ (more generally, any ringed topos; also, feel free to assume that $X$ is a point). That is, $K$ is a cochain complex of sheaves on $X$, endowed ...
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Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence for path-loop fibration over Q\Sigma X (reference request)

Related to the question here, here is another question. Consider the kernel of the map $H_*(QY;Z/p)\rightarrow H_{*+1}(Q\Sigma Y;Z/p)$. restricted to $PH_*(QY)$, and let's say $Y$ itself is a ...
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Examples of calculating perverse sheaves on algebraic varieties with easy stratification

I have been learning intersection homology and perverse sheaves in the following way. I started by reading the first $7$ chapters of Kirwan and Woolf's book http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...
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Dimension of a homotopy type

What is the state of knowledge about the dimension of homotopy types? By the latter I mean the minimal number which is the dimension of a topological space representing the homotopy type. The open ...
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a question about Bockstein spectral sequence

I find the following theorem for Bockstein spectral sequence at http://pages.vassar.edu/mccleary/files/2011/04/MC10.fin_.pdf, page 459: Question. for a fixed $k$, if $\beta$ does not hit $H_k(X;\...
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Intuition behind small object argument and cofibrantly generated model categories?

With regards to model categories, what is the intuition behind the small object argument and cofibrantly generated model categories?
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The behaviour of the suspension homomorphism on $H_*(QX;Z/p)$ for odd $p$ (Reference request)

The mod $p$ homology of $QX=\Omega ^{\infty}\Sigma ^{\infty}X$ for connected $X$ was computed by Dyer-Lashof Homology of Iterated Loop Spaces, Amer. J. of Math., vol.84, No.1 pp 35-88. 1962 It follows ...
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How do Schubert classes form a basis for $H^{*}(Gr(k, n))$?

I've gone through many texts in algebraic geometry, specifically, Schubert calculus. They all claim that the Schubert classes $[\Omega_{\lambda}]$ form a basis for the cohomology ring of the complex ...
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A question about cofibrations

Let $(X, A)$ be a cofibration, with $X$ compactly generated. This is equivalent to the fact that $A$ is a NDR of $X$, i.e., there exist two functions $\phi \colon X \rightarrow I$ e $H \colon X \times ...
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Associated graded of double Koszul dual

Let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a graded, connected, augmented, locally finite $k$-algebra. If $\Omega^* A$ denotes the cobar complex of $A$ (i.e., the dual $Hom_k(B_*(A), k)$ of the bar complex ...
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Is the action of $G$ on $H_1(T^n, \mathbb{Z}) = \mathbb{Z}^n$ faithful?

Let $G$ be a finite group of diffeomorphisms of the torus $T^n$ fixing some point $p$, i.e. $p$ is fixed by every element of $G$. I have two questions. Is the action of $G$ on $H_1(T^n, \mathbb{Z}) =...
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Is there an obstruction which classifies “quasi-isomorphism but not chain equivalence”?

Fix a ring $R$ and let $C_\bullet$, $D_\bullet$ be (possibly unbounded) chain complexes of $R$-modules. Assume that $f_\bullet:C_\bullet \to D_\bullet$ is a quasi-isomorphism: that is to say, $f$ is a ...
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coefficient of homology of configuration spaces over real projective spaces

In the slides Characteristic Classes of Surface Bundles and Configuration Spaces, Miguel A. Xicot'encatl, page 38, what is the coefficient of the following homology? Could the coefficient be an ...
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Finiteness Conjecture (New Doomsday conjecture)

This is completely out of curiosity. I wonder if there has been any recent progress reported on the Finiteness or New Doomsday conjecture, in the form of a talk, preprint or possibly a paper? Just ...
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Torsion-freeness of two groups with 2 generators and 3 relators and Kaplansky Zero Divisor Conjecture

Let $G_1$ and $G_2$ be the groups with the following presentations: $$G_1=\langle a,b \;|\; (ab)^2=a^{-1}ba^{-1}, (a^{-1}ba^{-1})^2=b^{-2}a, (ba^{-1})^2=a^{-2}b^2 \rangle,$$ $$G_2=\langle a,b \;|\; ...
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real and complex vector spaces as topological categories

Let $Vect_{\mathbb{R}}$ be the category of (say, finite dimensional) vector spaces over $\mathbb{R}$. The automorphism group of the object $\mathbb{R}^n\in Vect_{\mathbb{R}}$, is $GL_n(\mathbb{R})$. ...
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Generalized Jordan theorem and winding number

By the generalized Jordan theorem any continuous injective map $S^{n-1} \hookrightarrow R^n$ splits $R^n$ into two regions, one being bounded (interior) and the other one unbounded (exterior). It ...
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Reference request: Whitehead product and the Borel construction

This is a question about signs. Fix a based space $(X,x_0)$, a topological group $G$ acting on $X$ from the left, so that the basepoint $x_0$ is fixed, a based map $\alpha\colon S^p\to G$ ($p\geq1$...
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Proper actions and diffeomorphism groups

Since the diffeomorphism group is not locally compact; is it true that there is no proper action of an infinite-dimensional diffeomorphism group on a finite-dimensional smooth manifold? Edit: The ...
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Primary obstruction to the existence of a cross-section of $V_{n - q}(\omega)$ is a cohomology class in $H^{2q+2}(B, \pi_{2q+1} V_{n - q}(F))$?

Let $V_{n - q}(\mathbb{C}^n)$ denote the complex Stiefel manifold consisting of all complex $(n - q)$-frames in $\mathbb{C}^n$, where $0 \le q < n$. This manifold is $2q$-connected, and$$\pi_{2q + ...
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Rational homotopy groups of unordered configuration spaces of the torus

Is there any computations or investigation about the rational homotopy groups of unordered configuration spaces of the torus? Any help is welcome
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$A_{\infty}$-structure on closed manifold

Is there an exmaple of a closed smooth connected manifold $M$ having a structure of $A_{\infty}$-space (with unit) but $M$ is not homeomorphic to a compact connectd Lie group as space ? Edit: First, ...
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“Lagrangian” subalgebra of cohomology, with respect to Poincare duality?

Let $M$ be a compact oriented $n$-manifold, and let $H^*(M)$ denote its cohomology ring with coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$. Let's say that a graded subalgebra $K^\bullet \subset H^\bullet(M)$ is a ...
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Do vanishing characteristic classes of the tangent bundle imply a manifold is stably frameable?

Suppose we know that all stable characteristic classes of the tangent bundle of a manifold $M$ vanish, i.e. the map $f:M\rightarrow BO$ stably classifying the tangent bundle is trivial on cohomology, ...
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Question concerning computing $\pi_1(\mathbb R^{3}-B)$ in Alexander Horned Sphere

I was studying an example of the Alexander Horned Sphere on page 171 of Allen Hatcher's book. The example computes the fundamental group $\pi_1(\mathbb R^{3}-B)$ of the complement of the sphere in $\...
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Example request: seriously deficient homogeneous spaces

In a previous post, I cite a dimension condition commonly satisfied by homogeneous spaces and claim that a counterexample must have deficiency at least $3$. For convenience, I reproduce the definition ...
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A dimension condition on the cohomology of a homogeneous space

The rational cohomology of a homogeneous space $G/K$ admits a homomorphism from $H^*(BK)$ induced from the classifying map $G/K \to BK$ of the principal $K$-bundle $G \to G/K$. Assume the Lie group is ...
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Is there an explicit description of a cobordism between $\mathbb{CP}^n$ and $\mathbb{RP}^n\times\mathbb{RP}^n$?

With a little bit of work, one can show that $\mathbb{CP}^n$ and $\mathbb{RP}^n\times\mathbb{RP}^n$ have the same Stiefel-Whitney numbers, so by a theorem of Thom, they are (unorientedly) cobordant. ...
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isomorphism of Chern character in kk-theory

Suppose we work with Fréchet algebras. Cuntz defined kk-theory for those algebras and hence we have the notions of K-theory and K-homology for those algebras. Now suppose Chern character is ...
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Cap product on Leray-Serre spectral sequences

Let $\ p:X\to B\ $ be a fibration of spaces with fiber $F$. Then there are homological and cohomological Leray-Serre spectral sequences $E^{r}_{pq}$ and $E_r^{pq}$ that converge to $H_*(X)$ and $H^*(...
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Graph spectra and topology

This is a somewhat vague question, but I'm wondering if there has been any research into connections between the spectrum of a graph and some notion of the "topology" of that graph. To give an ...