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

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### Maps with Hopf invariant zero are suspensions

Let $h:\pi_{2n-1}(S^n) \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}$ be the Hopf invariant. I believe that in the same paper that proves his suspension theorem, Freudenthal proved that if $x \in \pi_{2n-1}(S^n)$ satisfies ...

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### boundary homomorphism in the homotopy exact seqeunce of principal $SO(9)$ bundle over $S^8$

Consider principal $SO(9)$ bundles over $S^8$.They are in 1-1 correspondence with $$[S^8,BSO(9)]\cong \pi_7(SO(9))\cong \mathbb{Z}$$
Now pick up one such bundle $\xi$,we have the long exact sequence ...

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### Computation of homotopy groups of spheres via Pontryagin-Thom

The Pontryagin-Thom construction identifies $\pi_{n+k}(S^n)$ with the group of bordism classes of framed $k$-dimensional submanifolds of $S^n$. Before Serre's work introduced algebraic tools into the ...

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### Almost-direct product and 1-formality

Let $G$ be a finitely presented group. To $G$ is associated in a functorial way a Malcev Lie algebra which can be constructed in several equivalent ways. Roughly speaking, it is the quotient of the ...

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### Degree of a rational function [on hold]

I would like to have the (simplest) proofs for the following theorem (there may be more than one interesting approach):
Let $f=\frac{p}{q}:\mathbb{C}\longrightarrow\mathbb{C}$ be a quotient of ...

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### Generalized Thom spectra

I am currently trying to wrap my head around all kinds of different definitions of the notion of (generalized) Thom spectrum. My setup is as follows: Suppose I have a commutative (symmetric) ring ...

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### Word problem for fundamental group of submanifolds of the 4-sphere

Given any finitely-presented group $G$, there are a few equivalent techniques for constructing smooth/PL 4-manifolds $M$ such that $\pi_1 M$ is isomorphic to $G$. For most constructions of these ...

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### Based loop groups as stacks?

I have been stuck for some time, thinking about the following question.
Let $G$ be a Lie group. Its classifying space $BG$ can be seen as the differentiable stack $[pt/G]$, which is of dimension ...

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### Relating overlapping simplicial complexes

Let $X$ be a simplicial complex and let $A,B\subset X$ be
subcomplexes such that $C=A\cap B$ is a non-empty simplicial
complex. Finally, let $C_{\cdot}(X)$, $C_{\cdot}(A)$, $C_{\cdot}(B)$,
...

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### Can eta invariant be written in terms of topological data?

The eta invariant was introduced by Atiyah, Patodi, and Singer. It roughly measures the asymmetry of the spectrum of a self-adjoint elliptic operator with respect to the origin. In the paper "Exotic ...

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### When do zero-simplices of a simplicial diagram determine its homotopy colimit?

Suppose that I have a diagram of simplicial sets $X_\bullet:\mathscr{C} \to Set^{\Delta^{op}},$ with $\mathscr{C}$ a small category such that for each $C \in \mathscr{C},$ $X_\bullet(C)$ is a Kan ...

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### configuration spaces of real projective space

Let $F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k)$ be the $k$-th ordered configuration space on $\mathbb{R}P^n$. In http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.04258, the cohomology ring
$$
H^*(F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k);R)$$
is obtained for any ...

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### complement of a totally disconnected closed set in the plane

While preparing a course in complex analysis, I stumbled over a remark in Dudziak's book on removable sets, namely that any totally disconnected $K \subset\subset {\mathbb C}$ must have a connected ...

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### When does a map in the stable homotopy group gets killed when smashed with cone of itself?

Consider an element $e \in \pi_n^s(S^0)$, in the stable homotopy groups of sphere. Let $C$ denote the spectrum which is cone of $e$, i.e. $C$ fits in the cofiber sequence
$$ S^n \to S^0 \to C.$$
...

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### (Co)homology of the Eilenberg-MacLane spaces K(G.n)

Let $(G, n)$ be a pair such that $n$ is a natural number, $G$ is a finite group which is abelian if $n \geq 1$. It is well-known that $\pi_n((K,(G,n)) = G$ and $\pi_i (K(G,n)) = 0$ if $i \neq n$.
...

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### Free Loop-Space Recognition Principle

It is well-known that one can detect based loopspaces using the machinery of operads. Namely, given a group-like space $X$ with an action of $\mathbb{E}_n$-operad, then it is homotopy equivalent as an ...

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### Massey products and $A_{\infty}$ structures

I know the general theorem of Kadeishvili which says that, for a DGA $C$, when $H^{i}(C)$, $i\geq 0$, is free, $H(C)$ can be made into an $A_{\infty}$ algebra. If my understanding is correct, the ...

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### Boardman-Vogt tensor product

Let $\mathbf{sSet}$ be the model category of simplicial sets and $\mathbf{Op}$ the model category of symmetric operads. Equipped with Boardman-Vogt tensor product $ \otimes_{BV}$, the category ...

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### The error in Petrovski and Landis' proof of the 16th Hilbert problem

Edit:For a recent progress on the Hilbert 16th problem see the following note which consider an infinite dimensional nature for this apparently 2 dimensional amazing problem . Best wishes for ...

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### Loop space structures on $RP^\infty$

I am interested in infinite loop structures on the infinite dimensional projective space $\mathbb{R} P^\infty$. Is it unique? I think this has to be known in work of May, and If so, then I presume its ...

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### Actions of cofibrations and induced maps of cofibres

Working in some nice category of based topological spaces (compactly generated with CW homotopy type, say) suppose we have a homotopy commutative diagram
$$
\begin{array}{ccccc}
& & j & ...

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### liftings of principal bundles

I would like to know what structure has the category of liftings of a principal bundle. Let me be more precise.
Fix $k$ an algebraically closed field and $X$ a smooth projective variety over it (for ...

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### Are there pairs of highly connected finite CW-complexes with the same homotopy groups?

Fix an integer n. Can you find two finite CW-complexes X and Y which
* are both n connected,
* are not homotopy equivalent, yet
* $\pi_q X \approx \pi_q Y$ for all $q$.
In Are there two ...

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### Coboundary of a cup-product

Let $A\subset X$ be CW-complexes (or even manifolds). In cohomology with coefficients in a commutative ring $R$, we have a long exact sequence
$$\cdots \rightarrow H^p(X,A)\rightarrow ...

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### Weak homotopy equivalence and Cech cohomology

If two topological spaces are weak homotopy equivalent to each other, are their Cech cohomology groups the same?

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### A line bundle over the manifold of singular matrices

According to answer of Denis Serre to this question, the manifold of singular matrices in $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ is defined as follows:
$$M=\{A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})\mid \text{rank}(A)=n-1\}$$
So we ...

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### Are there topological restrictions to the existence of almost quaternionic structures on compact manifolds?

I start with some background, but people familiar with the subject may jump directly to the question.
Let $M^{4n}$ be a compact oriented smooth manifold. Recall that an almost hypercomplex structure ...

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### Bockstein homomorphism from $H^d(BG,Z_2)$ to $H^{d+1}(BG,Z)$, and Steenrod Square $Sq^1$

The Theorem 1.5 and 1.6 of
Brown, Edgar H., Jr. The cohomology of BSOn and BOn with integer coefficients. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 85 (1982), no. 2, 283–288.
give a general answer for $H^d(BSO_n,Z)$ ...

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### What is the quotient $\mathbb{T}^3/\mathbb{Z}_2$? [migrated]

What is the quotient space $\mathbb{T}^3/\mathbb{Z}_2$, When $\mathbb{Z}_2$ acting on 3-dimensional torus $\mathbb{T}^3 := \mathbb{R}^3/\mathbb{Z}^3$ by sending $x$ to $-x$? Does anyone know how to ...

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### Pairing of cohomology and homology Künneth formulas

Let $k$ be a field, and let $X$ and $Y$ be CW-complexes of finite type (although the question makes sense for $k$ a ring and for more general chain complexes of finitely generated free abelian ...

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### Non-trivial topological line bundles over cartesian product of manifolds not coming from a pullback

Let $X$ and $Y$ be connected smooth manifolds. Let $L$ be a topological real line
bundle over $X\times Y$. Then we know that the isomorphism class of such a line bundle is determined by its first ...

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### Super-cobordisms

One can construct the $d$-dimensional bordism category by declaring the objects to be the $(d-1)$-dimensional compact manifolds without boundary and the morphisms the $d$-dimensional bordisms between ...

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### A Cartesian model structure (and straightening for) on $n$-trivial simplicial sets

A pair $(X,tX)$, with $X$ a simplicial set and $tX$ a collection of simplices of $X$, is said to be stratified if no $0$-simplex is in $X$ and all degenerate simplices of $X$ are in $tX$. Recall a ...

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### fake $S^{2k}\times S^{2k}$

Let $X$ be a fixed closed manifold,$S(X)$ the structure set and $Aut(X)$ the group of self homotopy equivalence of $X$.
surgery theory tells us that $\mathcal{M}(X):=S(X)/Aut(X)$ is in bijection ...

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### What is the delooping of a looping?

What is $\mathbf{B}\Omega A$, where $A$ is a pointed object of an $(\infty,1)$ category with point $*\to A$, $\Omega A$ is the loop space of $A$, and $\mathbf{B}X$ is the delooping of $X$?
The ...

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### Cohomology spectral sequence over $k[t]$

I am trying to compute $H^*(X)$ for a (potentially large, finite, finitely filtered) simplicial complex $X$ using a cover $U_i$ of $X$.
I am building chain complexes for $X$ with a simplex that ...

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### Intuitive Approach to Sheaf and Cech Cohomology [closed]

Sheaf and Cech cohomology $H^*(X,\mathcal{F})$ (which give the same result when applied to good enough topological spaces) are a useful generalisation of the concepts of de Rham and Dolbeault ...

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### Homology equivalence and isomorphism on $\pi_1$ not enough for homotopy equivalence?

It is a standard consequence of Hurewicz's theorem that a homology eqivalence between simply connected spaces is a weak equivalence (and hence a homotopy equivalence, if the spaces are CW-complexes).
...

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### Intuitive Aproach to Dolbeault Cohomology [closed]

(Duplicated from math.stackexchange)
I would like to understand an intuitive approach to the definitions of Dolbeault Cohomology (using $\partial$ and $\bar{\partial}$) similar to the one given here. ...

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### Symplectic K-theory

For a ring $R$ consider symplectic K-theory defined as follows: let $\operatorname{Sp}(R) = \lim_n \operatorname{Sp}_{2n}(R)$, let $\operatorname{ESp}(R)$ be the subgroup generated by elementary ...

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### Homotopy spheres with vanishing and non-vanishing $\alpha$-invariant

I'm unsure whether this question is appropriate for mathoverflow, so feel free to criticize.
All manifolds are closed, smooth and have dimensions $n\ge 5$.
The Atiyah-Shapiro-Bott-Orientation gives ...

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### What are iterated cobar constructions?

In Beck's paper "On H-spaces and Infinite Loop Spaces", he states that every algebra over the monad $\Omega^k$$\Sigma^k$ is a $k$-fold loop space. He proves the trivial case k = 0 when this is the ...

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### cohomology of permutation group of order power of $2$

Let $S_k$ be symmetric group of order $k$. What is
$$
H^*(BS_{2^k};\mathbb{Z}_2)?
$$
$$
H^*(BS_{2^k};\mathbb{Z})?
$$
I only know the case $k=1$.

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### discrete group action on Stiefel manifold

Let $S_3$ be the permutation group of order $3$. Let $V_2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the stiefel manifold of $2$-frames in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $S_3$ act on $V_2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ by
$$
(1,2)(u,v)=(-u,v-u),
$$
$$
...

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### What is DAG and what has it to do with the ideas of Voevodsky?

In Toen's and Vezzosi's article From HAG to DAG: derived moduli stacks a kind of definition of DAG is given. I am not an expert and can't see what's the relation between DAG and the motivic cohomology ...

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### Symmetric L-groups of integral group ring of finite cyclic groups

Where can i find the results about $L^{\ast}(\mathbb{Z}\pi)$ for $\pi$ a finite cyclic group?

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### Fibration $p : \tilde Y \to Y$ with discrete fiber induces bijection $p_*:[X, \tilde Y]_* \to [X, Y]_*$

If $X$ is simply connected, locally path connected space and $p : \tilde Y \to Y$ is a covering map then it is easy to show that it induces bijection $p_*:[X, \tilde Y]_* \to [X, Y]_*$. Let's weak ...

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### cohomology ring of symmetric group of order $3$

Let $S_3$ be the symmetric group of order $3$. What is the cohomology ring
$$
H^*(S_3;\mathbb{Z})?$$
My attempt: I want to use mathematical induction on $n$ for $S_n$.
For $n=1$, $S_1$ is trivial. ...

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### cohomology of orthogonal (or general linear) group over finite fields

Let $\mathbb{Z}_2=\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$. Let
$$
O(\mathbb{Z}_2^{\oplus k})=\{A\mid A \text{ is a } k\times k \text{ - matrix with entries } 0,1, det(A)=\pm 1\}
$$
What is $$
...

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### Need examples of homotopy orbit and fixed points

I am no expert in equivariant homotopy theory. Let's say, I am planing to give a talk on homotopy fixed points and orbits. My audience will be graduate students who are doing algebraic topology or ...