# Tagged Questions

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

**6**

votes

**0**answers

126 views

### Why should have Peter May worked with CGWH instead of CGH in “The Geometry of Iterated Loop Space”?

This is a follow-up to Dan Ramras' answer of this question.
The following correction can be found in the errata to The Geometry of Iterated Loop space (Page 484 here).
The weak Hausdorff rather ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

272 views

+50

### Continuous maps to fat geometric realizations of simplicial spaces

The nLab page on partitions of unity mentions the application of partitions of unity as a way to construct continuous maps to geometric realizations of simplicial spaces. However I often feel ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

161 views

### When are principal bundles preserved by colimits?

Let $G$ be a topological group and consider a family $$G\rightarrow E_i\rightarrow B_i$$ of $G$-principal bundles indexed over the natural numbers. Suppose we have $G$-bundle morphisms (equivariant ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

15 views

### Lattice-isotopic essentialization of arrangements

I'm working on a problem related to
$\textbf{Randell's isotopy theorem}$ for complex hyperplane arrangements. I have a question which seems quite obvious. However, I haven't found a rigorous proof ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

99 views

### A homomorphism in the long exact sequence of a fibration for a homogeneous space of a Lie group

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group, and let $H\subset G$ be a (closed) Lie subgroup, not necessarily connected. Set $X=G/H$.
The fibration $j\colon G\to X$ with fiber $H$ induces an exact sequence
$$
...

**16**

votes

**1**answer

355 views

### What are explicit obstructions to realizability of formal group laws as complex-oriented ring spectra?

Recall that a complex-oriented spectrum is a ring spectrum E with a map $MU \to E$.
Analogously, a ring with a (1-d commutative) formal group law is (represented by) a ring $R$ with a map $L \to R$ ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

302 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

60 views

### first chern class versus compactifying divisor in Ramanujam's surface

I have an elementary question about Ramanujam's surface. Ramanujam's surface is naturally the complement of a singular divisor $D$ in the one point blow up of $CP^2$, $\mathbb{F}_1$. One can resolve ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

190 views

### A survey for various $K$-homology theories and their relationship

The ordinary Topological $K$ theory defined by Atiyah and Hirzebruch is a generalized cohomology theory (see wikipedia).There is the Bott spectrum associated to this generalized cohomology ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

219 views

### A question on Hawaiian earring

I have asked this question in MSE but have not got any satisfactory answer, so I am asking it here. Any idea on how to approach this problem will be highly appreciated.
Consider the Hawaiian earring. ...

**44**

votes

**7**answers

13k views

### Is Mac Lane still the best place to learn category theory?

For a student embarking on a study of algebraic topology, requiring a knowledge of basic category theory, with a long-term view toward higher/stable/derived category theory, ...
Is Mac Lane still ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

175 views

### Using $\mathcal{U(H)}$ as a model for $EG$ and working with the Fredholm Operators

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a unitary universe for some group $G$. As $\mathcal{H}$ is a faithful representation the representation map is an injection $G \to \mathcal{U(H)}$, so there's a free $G$ action on ...

**-1**

votes

**0**answers

60 views

### Lemma: (Path -Cantor Lifting)? [on hold]

Definition: Let $p:E\rightarrow B$ be a map. If
$f:X\rightarrow B$is a map, a lifting of is a map
$\widetilde{f}:X\rightarrow E$ such that $p\circ \widetilde{f}=f$
¿TRUE or FALSE?
"Let $C$= Cantor ...

**18**

votes

**1**answer

347 views

### Can topological cyclic homology compute Picard groups?

Let $K$ be a number field, and $\mathcal{O}_K$ its ring of integers. Then there is an isomorphism
$$K_0(\mathcal{O}_K) \cong \mathbb{Z} \oplus Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$$
where $Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$ is the ...

**-1**

votes

**0**answers

25 views

### Geodesic parameterization under conformal mapping [on hold]

Under a conformal deformation of the euclidean metric, say: $\hat{g}_{ij}=e^{\phi}\delta_{ij}$, where $\phi$ depends on the radial coordinate alone, I am struggling to see the following fact:
"With ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### The De Rham Cohomology of $\mathbb{R}^n - \mathbb{S}^k$

I'm reading Madsen and Tornehave's "From Calculus to Cohomology" and tried to solve this interesting problem regarding knots.
Let $\Sigma\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be homeomorphic to $\mathbb{S}^k$, show ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

139 views

### Monoidal Forgetful/Free Adjunction for $E_2$-algebras

Suppose I am given two $E_2$-ring spectra $A$ and $B$ and a morphism of $E_2$-rings $\phi:A\to B$. Then I have $E_1$-monoidal categories of modules $LMod_A$ and $LMod_B$. Moreover I have morphisms ...

**-1**

votes

**0**answers

81 views

### Is there a version of decomposition theorem for smooth open manifolds in dimensions grater than 3? [closed]

Is there a version of decomposition theorem http://www.jstor.org/stable/2034963
for smooth open manifolds in dimensions grater than 3?
There is two things about the cited theorem: it is for ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

173 views

### Finiteness of the connected components of a stack

Let $X$ be an algebaic stack over a scheme $S$, for any $S$-scheme $Y$ we can consider the groupoid $X(Y)$ of $Y$-points. Denote by $\pi_0(X(Y))$ the set of isomorphism classes of the groupoid.
Are ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

162 views

### Are Bökstedt's THH manuscripts available?

In many papers dealing with topological Hochschild homology, the original unpublished manuscripts by Bökstedt are cited. To name one example, in McClure and Staffeldt's On the topological Hochschild ...

**13**

votes

**4**answers

1k views

### Is there a good way to understand the free loop space of a sphere?

I'd like to understand the structure of the free loop space of $S^n$ for small values of $n$. Here "understand" means roughly that I'd like to know a CW complex with the same homotopy type.
I ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

223 views

### Example s.t. the unbased loop-space is not $\Omega X \times X$

For a connected pointed CW-complex $X$, let us write (as usual) $\Omega X$ for the space of based loops at $X$. I am looking for an example where the space $\Omega' X$ of all (unbased) loops in $X$ is ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

46 views

### Morphism of modules of sections and pullback bundles

I'v asked this question on StackExchange but unfortunately nobody answered. I thought that maybe it would be more apropriate to post it here:
so suppose that we have a morphism $\theta: \Gamma(B,E_1) ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

37 views

### Betti numbers over unital rings [closed]

Is the following statement correct?
Given a manifold M. If H_1(M,Z) is a finite cyclic group, then the first R-betti number b_1(M,R) is bounded from above by 1 for every unital ring R.

**6**

votes

**2**answers

261 views

### Charts needed for an atlas

I just read this question link and asked myself, if there is any easy way to decide how many charts you actually need to cover a given compact manifold in $\mathbb{R}^3$, maybe at least in this ...

**18**

votes

**4**answers

3k views

### Integrals from a non-analytic point of view

I've mentioned before that I'm using this forum to expand my knowledge on things I know very little about. I've learnt integrals like everyone else: there is the Riemann integral, then the Lebesgue ...

**-2**

votes

**4**answers

351 views

### Studying topology: which first, algebraic or differential? [closed]

I have recently studying the basics of topology (ideas in point set, connectedness compactness) and I want to continue my studies but i'm interested in both differential and algebraic topology. which ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

109 views

### manifold branched covering space for orbifolds

An orbifold structure on some topological space $X$ is a covering of $X$ with local quotient charts $V/G$, where $V$ is some connected manifold and $G$ effectively acts on $V$ via a finite group of ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

75 views

### Polygons with centroid at origin and vertices on compact codimension one submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$

Let $M$ be a compact codimension one submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ which does not contaion $0$ and the origin lies in the bounded component of$\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$.
Is it true to say that:
...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

157 views

### Parallelizable nearly-Kahler manifolds

In this question, we have discussed how the following bundle:
$E_{d} = TS^{d}\oplus \Lambda^2 T^{\ast}S^{d}$
is always trivial, where $S^{d}$ is the $d$-dimensional standard sphere. Now, let us take ...

**23**

votes

**4**answers

2k views

### What is a simplicial commutative ring from the point of view of homotopy theory?

Let $k$ be a field. There are two natural categories to consider:
The category of simplicial commutative $k$-algebras.
The category of connective $E_\infty$ $k$-algebras (i.e., chain complexes of ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

145 views

### Fiber bundle in smooth category and topological category

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold and $G$ be a Lie group. Denote by $Bun(M,G)$ the set of all equivalent smooth Principal bundles on $M$ with structural group $G$ in smooth category. And denote by ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

102 views

### TQFT characterization of braiding statistics

In the TQFT language, quasiparticles correspond to Wilson loop operators. It is well-known that quasiparticles can have non-trivial braiding statistics.
Take $2+1$ dimensional Abelian Chern-Simons ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

297 views

### A conjecture about parallelizable generalized spheres

Let $S^{d}$ denote the standard $d$-dimensional sphere. I heard from a physicist that from physical arguments they have been able to show that the vector bundle:
$E_{d} = TS^{d}\oplus \Lambda ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

393 views

### Condition on a Hopf operad for tensor product in the base category to be a (categorical) coproduct for algebras

A Hopf operad will be an operad endowed with a coproduct $P(n) \longrightarrow P(n) \otimes P(n)$ which is compatible in the obvious sens with operad laws (no more structure is assumed a priori. ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

422 views

### How do small changes in a filtered complex affect the associated spectral sequence

I have recently been learning about spectral sequences, not in the context of any problem, but mostly out of curiosity. There are two questions that have occurred to me which I've been unable to ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

78 views

### Generators of the colored braid group (two colors), reference

I consider the group $B_{n,n}$, the braids, colored in two colors, say all odd strings are black and all even strings are white.
It is easy to find a set of generators for $B_{n,n}$:
$$
\begin{cases}
...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

296 views

### Interpretation of the monomorphism $H^2(\pi_1(X),\mathbb{Z}) \rightarrow H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$

Let $X$ be a nice topological space and denote by $\pi_1(X)$ its fundamental group.
It is well-known that there is a well-defined map
$$
0 \rightarrow H^2(\pi_1(X),A) \rightarrow H^2(X,A),$$
where ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

108 views

### Coverings/Cech cohomology of totally disconnected spaces

For any topological space $X$ we have a natural functor
$\text{Cov}_X \rightarrow \text{Fun}(\pi_1(X),\text{Set})$
from the category of coverings of $X$ to the category of functors $\pi_1(X) ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

146 views

### Is there a more general obstruction to the existence of moduli spaces than the existence of automorphisms?

We are taught that, in general:
A type of objects that has nontrivial automorphisms cannot have a fine moduli space.
The proof generally goes along the lines of:
Take an object $X$ with a ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

180 views

### Given a map of classifying spaces, can the target be described as a groupoid quotient of the source mod some action of some (co)kernel?

Let $H \to G$ be a homomorphism of affine algebraic groups (over characteristic $0$, if it matters). The case I care most about is when $H \to G$ is an inclusion. There is a corresponding map $f: ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

275 views

### Maps to the group completion

Let $M$ be an H-space, topological monoid (homotopy-commutative if necessary):
What does the group comletion $\Omega BM$ represent in homotopy category? Is $[X,\Omega B M]$ always equal to the ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

214 views

### is this map a closed inclusion?

I apologize in advance if this question is too technical. I haven't found a reference in the literature yet, and it seems difficult enough that perhaps it has not been answered.
Let $A$, $B$, and $C$ ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

169 views

### Difference between coherent nerve of simplical model category and simplicial category

Suppose I have a simplicial model category $M$. Then I can take the homotopy coherent nerve of $M$ to obtain a quasicategory. This, however, only depends on the fact that $M$ is a category enriched in ...

**13**

votes

**2**answers

3k views

### Group completion theorem

Let $M$ be a topological monoid. How does the homology-formulation of the group completion theorem, namely (see McDuff, Segal: Homology Fibrations and the "Group-Completion" Theorem)
If $\pi_0$ is ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

248 views

### When is a quasicategory over $N(\Delta)^{op}$ a planar $\infty$-operad?

In Lurie's DAG II, a notion of monoidal $\infty$-category is given that differs from the notion given in his later book Higher Algebra. In the former, the relevant structure is a cocartesian ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

76 views

### Global dimension of graded Lie algebra

The rational global dimension of a graded algebra $A=(A_k)_{k\geq 0}$, with $A_0=\mathbb Q$, denoted here ${\rm gl}\dim A$ is defined to be the greatest integer $k$ (or $\infty$) such that ${\rm ...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

264 views

### Cohomology of the Image of J spectrum

Let $J$ denote the image of $J$-homomorphism spectrum and let $j$ denote its connective cover. I am interested in knowing the cohomology of $j$ i.e.
$$ [j, HZ/p]_*$$
as a module over Steenrod algebra. ...

**33**

votes

**9**answers

4k views

### understanding Steenrod squares

There is a function on $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-cohomology called Steenrod squaring: $Sq^i:H^k(X,\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}) \to H^{k+i}(X,\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z})$. (Coefficient group suppressed from ...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

459 views

### Non-unique splittings of homotopy idempotents

By a homotopy idempotent I mean a map $f:X\to X$, where $X$ is a space, equipped with a homotopy $f\circ f \sim f$. In contrast to the situation in stable homotopy theory (where $X$ would be a ...