Homotopy, stable homotopy, homology and cohomology, homotopical algebra.

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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 ...

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### Rational homology sphere that is not Seifert manifold

I wonder if there is an example of rational homology sphere that is not a Seifert manifold. If there is, how can one construct such a rational homology sphere from a surgery of a knot in $S^3$?

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### Bott-Samelson theorem for simplicial sets

Let $X\in \mathrm{sSet}$ and $FX$ be the Milnor's construction (model for $\Omega\Sigma |X|$) - in each dimension $n$ this is the free group on $X_n$ with one relation $*=1$. I'm interested in $\...

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### Topological Derivation of Leray Spectral Sequence

I'm interested in computing - to the extent possible - the Leray spectral sequence for a particular map which is almost, but not quite, a fiber bundle (e.g. a Seifert fiber space). The hardest step ...

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### Is the restriction map for embeddings of manifolds with boundary a fibration?

Let $M$ and $W$ be smooth manifolds (possibly with boundary) and $V\subseteq W$ a submanifold. We have a map between embedding spaces
$$Emb(W,M)\rightarrow Emb(V,M)$$ given by restriction.
Richard ...

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### Chern-Simons forms, characteristic numbers, and boundary terms?

For any principal $G$-bundle $P \to M$ with principal connection $\omega$, given a $G$-invariant polynomial $p: \mathfrak{g} \to \mathbb{R}$ we can construct a form $p(F_\omega)$ on $P$ which descends ...

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### Stable homotopy groups of $RP^{\infty}$

Are the stable homotopy groups $\pi^s_i(\mathbb R P^{\infty})$ known for small $i$? In particular, I would be interested in the values for $i = 5,6$. A quick Internet search did not lead to anything.

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### Holonomic splitting

I am reading the book "Introduction to the h-Principle" by Eliashberg and Mishachev. At the moment I try to understand the Section 1.7 Holonomic splitting on page 12 but without success. I do not ...

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### Schur multiplier of $Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2)$ for $g \geq 3$

This question is about the computation of $H_2(Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2), \mathbb{Z})$, where $Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2)$ is the group of symplectic $2g \times 2g$ matrices over $\mathbb{Z}/2$.
With respect to ...

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### $K$ theory and singular cohomology

For cell complexes${}^1$ $X$ we have an isomorphism
$$
K^*(X)\otimes \mathbb{Q}\cong H^{*}(X;\mathbb{Q}),
$$
which is induced by the Chern character.
What is the analogous statement for $KO(X)$?
$...

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### The homology of $\varinjlim SO(p,q)$

Is there a way to explicitly compute the homology of the space
$$
\varinjlim_{(p,q)} SO(p,q)^+,
$$
where each $SO(p,q)$ is the indefinite special orthogonal group, and $SO(p,q)^+$ its identity ...

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### Lifting a differential operator

Let $D$ be a differential operator acting between the spaces of smooth sections of two vector bundles $E,F$ over compact manifold $M$. If $M$ is not simply connected one can construct the universal ...

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### What is the “real” meaning of the $\hat A$ class (or the Todd class)?

In the Atiyah-Singer index theorem as well as in the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem, one encounters either the $\hat A$-class or the Todd class, depending on the context. I want to focus on the ...

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### Intersection patterns of loops on surfaces

Let $a,b$ be to simple closed loops on a surface $S$ with homologically trivial intersection (more generally I'm also interested in the case when $b$ is 1-codimensional). Denote their intersection on $...

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### Differential characters, Chern-Simons forms, and differential cohomology

I've read through the classic Chern-Simons paper where they introduce the Chern-Simons forms. These are differential forms whose exterior derivative gives you the characteristic forms for any given ...

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### research articles in topology/geometry [closed]

There is a saying "Do you read the masters?"
I want to read some basic papers in Topology/geometry...
I can not clearly state what is basic as of now...
My back ground includes course in
...

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### The fibration map $Diff(M) \rightarrow Emb(N,M)$

Let $M$ be a non-compact manifold, equipped with a (closed?) submanifold $N\subset M$. The action of $Diff(M)$ on the set of embeddings $N\hookrightarrow M$ induces a map
$$
Diff(M) \rightarrow Emb(N,...

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### A Künneth-Theorem version for relative singular cohomology

I'm not an expert in algebraic topology, but sometimes I need some results from this area, for example tools to determine singular cohomology groups of product spaces.
The Künneth-Theorem which I ...

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### Is the bar construction of a CDGA model a Hopf algebra model for the loop space?

By a theorem of Adams, if $A = C^*(X;\mathbb{Q})$ is the CDGA of rational cochains on $X$ then the cohomology of the bar complex of $A$ is isomorphic to $H^*(\Omega X; \mathbb{Q})$ as a coalgebra (see ...

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### Milnor-Stasheff Characteristic Classes Problem 7B, Borel 1953

There is the following Proposition 11.1 from Borel's 1953 paper La cohomologie mod 2 de certains espaces homogènes (see here).
Proposition 11.1 The classes $w^i$ and $\overline{w}^j$ are related ...

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### Intuition/idea behind a proof of the splitting principle?

The splitting principle is as follows.
Given a vector bundle $E \to X$ with $X$ compact Hausdorff, there is a compact Hausdorff space $F(E)$ and a map $p: F(E) \to X$ such that the induced map $p^*...

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### Can additivity of the Euler characteristic be interpreted in terms of the Poincaré–Hopf theorem? [closed]

Whenever there is a long exact sequence in homology induced by a short exact sequence of chain complexes one finds that the corresponding Euler characteristics are additive. For example, if $Y \subset ...

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### Definition of E-infinity operad

What is the definition of $E_\infty$-operad in the category of chain complexes over $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$? J. Smith in http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0004003 define it for complexes over $\mathbb{Z}$ (...

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### Braids with an infinite number of strings

Has anyone developed a theory for braids with an infinite number of strings?

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### Construction of invariants of 4-manifolds with the Kirby calculus

I'm an undergraduate student, interested in the low dimensional topology, in particular, the 4-manifold theory.
I have a question.
In the knot theory, the Reidemeister moves play fundamental roles.
...

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### Cohomology algebra generated by $n$ Steifel whitney classes and and $k$ dual classes subject only to $n+k$ defining relations? [closed]

Is the cohomology algebra $H^*(G_n(\mathbb{R}^{n+k}))$ over $\mathbb{Z}/2$ generated by the Steifel-Whitney classes $w_1, \dots, w_n$ of $\gamma^n$ and the dual classes $\overline{w}_1, \dots, \...

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### Reference request for a “truncated version” of the de Rham algebra

Let's start on the $n$-torus for sake of simplicity.$\newcommand{\T}{\mathbb T}$
If I understand the relevant definitions correctly, the usual de Rham algebra of smooth differential forms on $\T^n$ is ...

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### Ordinary cohomology groups of $(\mathbb{C}^3\times T^2)/\mathbb{Z}_k$ that I need for my string theory research

Let $X=(B^6\times T^2)/\mathbb{Z}_k\subset (\mathbb{C}^3\times T^2)/\mathbb{Z}_k$ where $k=2,3,4,6$, where the generator of $\mathbb{Z}_k$ acts on $\mathbb{C}^3$ by the multiplication by a primitive $...

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### Is there a t-structure on the homotopy category of spectra that has the sphere spectrum in its heart?

Maybe the heart of such a t-structure should be the category of abelian groups, and the t-homology functor should be given by taking usual homology groups of the spectrum. Is it impossible?

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### A homology theory which satisfies Milnor's additivity axiom but not the direct limit axiom?

Let us agree on the following: a "homology theory" means a functor $h_*$ from the category of pointed CW complexes to the category of graded abelian groups, together with natural isomorphisms $h_{*+1}(...

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### The metric gives the optimal element in a class

In geometry there is plenty of examples in which the following happens:
Some elements are considered equivalent, in some topological or algebraic sense
We take the quotient
The metric is usually not ...

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### group actions on fibre bundles

Suppose that we have a group $G$ acting on the spaces $E$ and $B$. Suppose moreover that we have fibre bundles $\xi$ and $\eta$ in the following commutative diagram
If $\xi$ is a trivial bundle, i.e....

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### (Non)-equivariant equivalence in $G$-spectra

In HHR, an important part is the periodicity theorem. For proving the theorem, they invert a carefully defined class $D \in \pi^{C_8}_{19\rho_8}(N^8_2MU_{\mathbb{R}})$ and they can find an element in $...

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### Non-Cartesian Monoidal Model Structure on a Slice Category

Given a monoidal model category $(M,\otimes, 1)$, and a monoid therein $A$, one can take the slice model category $M_{/A}$. This category has a natural monoidal structure induced by taking fibered ...

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### Conjugation Cells [equivariant cohomology]

I'm studying conjugation spaces, I have found in many sources that a conjugation cell is a conjugation space (without a proof). The widest approach that I have found so far is this paper (example 3.5)
...

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### some terminologies on limiting mixed hodge structures or rather Derived categories

$f: X\rightarrow S$ is proper surjective homomorphism map from connected complex manifold to unite disk. $Y=f^{-1}(0)$ is algebraic and normal crossing in X, f is smooth away from 0, $X^*=X\setminus Y$...

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### Wild half-line in a Euclidean space

Is there an $m$-dimensional simplicial complex $S$ with the following properties:
The cone over $S$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb{E}^{m+1}$. Here $\mathbb{E}^{m+1}$ denoes the $(m+1)$-dimensional ...

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### A dictionary of Characteristic classes and obstructions

I apologize in advance as this is not a research level question but rather one which could benefit from expert attention but is potentially useful mainly to novice mathematicians.
In an effort to ...

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### Why do people say DG-algebras behave badly in positive characteristic?

It seems to be a common wisdom in derived algebraic geometry that commutative DG-algebras are not, in general, a good model for derived rings, with the stated reason that they behave badly in positive ...

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### Detection tools for (reduced) suspension

I'm learning about loop spaces and the work of Stasheff on $A_{\infty}$-spaces. The broad idea that I'm getting is the following. Given a space $Y$, we want to know under which conditions there exists ...

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### Does anyone know the classification of fourth order surfaces?

Does anyone know the classification of fourth order surfaces? By "fourth order surface" I mean a surface defined by an equation of the form $$f(x, \, y, \, z)=0,$$
where $f$ is a polynomial of degree $...

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### What structure of a monoidal simplicial model category is preserved by taking the opposite category?

Suppose we have $(M,\otimes,1)$, a monoidal simplicial model category. Then we can consider the opposite model category $M^{op}$ with the opposite model structure (fibrations become cofibrations, etc.)...

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### The principal bundle of embeddings

In a paper of P. Michor, it was shown that Emb(M,N) is a smooth principal diff(M)-bundle, M and N are smooth locally compact manifolds provided dim M < dim N. My question is why there is a ...

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### Are there necessary and sufficient conditions for a chain complex $0 \to C_0 \to C_1 \to C_2 \to 0$ to be Poincare?

I am looking for necessary and/or sufficient conditions for the chain complex $0 \to C_0 \to C_1 \to C_2 \to 0$ over a principal ideal domain to be Poincare in the sense that $H_0 \cong H^2$, $H_1 \...

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### higher algebraic homotopy groups for schemes?

I think I understand how to define the algebraic fundamental group $\pi^{alg}_{1}(X)$ of a scheme and I think I understand the relation between $\pi^{alg}_{1}(X)$ and $\pi_{1}(X(\mathbb{C}))$, where $...

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### Two different Thom diagonals in recent literature?

Taking the point of view that a Thom spectrum functor should be a map $Top_{/BGL_1(R)}\to LMod_R$, for $R$ some $\mathbb{E}_n$-ring spectrum, there seem to be two morphisms (in $Top_{/BGL_1(R)}$) that ...

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### Can one prove the poincare duality for projective scheme by proving it for projective space?

It's well known the relationship between Poincare duality and Thom isomorphism（I mean cohomology purity $R^q i^! F=0$ if $q\neq c $ ) $\quad $
$Rf_!Ri_!=R(f|_Z)_!$ where f is $P_k^n\rightarrow k$ ...

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### Uniqueness of connected cover of Morava K-theory

Let $k(n)$ denote the connected cover of Morava $K$-theory $K(n)$ at the prime $2$ and in particular $n=2$. It is known that $$ H^*(k(n)) = A//E(Q_n), $$
where $A$ is the Steenrod algebra and $Q_n$ is ...

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### Dimension in CW-approximation

The following question was something that came to my mind during my (unsuccessful) attempt at answering this MO-question.
Let $X$ be a topological space, and let $\tilde{X}\to X$ be a CW-...