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### Small perturb a continuous map

I am reading the book: Convex Integration Theory by D. Spring and encounter a
question which I subtract as follows.
Let $p: X \rightarrow V$ be a smooth fibre bundle and $\mathcal{R} \subset ...

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### The homotopy category is not complete nor cocomplete

I understand that the homotopy category of (pointed) topological spaces and continuous maps is not complete. Nor is it cocomplete. In particular it neither has all pullbacks nor all pushouts.
What ...

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### Computing the order of elements in a non abelian exterior square of a finite group

If we have an explicit group $G$, and we pick two elements $g,h \in G$, could we find the order of the element $g \wedge h \in G \wedge G$?
The best thing I could find is Theorem 1.1 in Ellis' Book ...

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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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### Universal enveloping algebra functor preserves quasi-isomorphism

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0. Let $\mathtt{DGA}_{k}$ denote the category of DG algebras and $\mathtt{DGLA}_{k}$ denote the category of DG Lie algebras. It is well known that there are model ...

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### Are two equivariant maps between aspherical topological spaces homotopic?

Let $f: X \rightarrow Y$ be continuous, X,Y pathwise connected and aspherical (i.e. trivial higher homotopy groups). Then $\pi_1(X)$ acts on the universal cover of $X$ via deck transformations, and on ...

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### Homotopy of space of immersions, Smale-Hirsch theorem

If $M$ and $N$ are manifolds with $\dim M< \dim N$, we denote by $Imm\left(M,N\right)$ the space of immersions of $M$ in $N$.
Let $M$ and $M'$ manifolds of dimensions $m>0$. It is true that if ...

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### Reference request: Goodwillie tower of the identity

The Taylor (Goodwillie) tower of the identity functor on based spaces has as its $j$-th layer the infinite loop space-valued functor
$$
X\mapsto \Omega^\infty (W_j \wedge_{h\Sigma_j} X^{[j]})
$$
in ...

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### Simplest explicit counterexample for $Vect(BG) \ne Rep(G)$ as monoids

Let $G$ be a topological group, $Vect(BG)$ the monoid of complex vector bundles over its classifying space (not the stack!) and $Rep(G)$ its monoid of complex representations.
Generally $Vect(BG) \ne ...

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### E-infinity operads explicit examples

I was looking for particular and explicit examples of $E_\infty$-operads. I know the $E_\infty$-operad defined by Smith in http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0004003, and the Barratt-Eccles operad, but it is ...

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### Cofibrations in the model structures for non-negative graded (commutative) DG algebras

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0. Let $\mathtt{DGA}_{k}^{+}$ denote the category of non-negative graded DG algebras and $\mathtt{CDGA}_{k}^{+}$ denote the category of non-negative graded ...

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### Intuition for density comonad in relation to lifting problems

In Emily Riehl's Categorical Homotopy Theory, there is a section on Garner's Small Object Argument which I'm trying and failing to understand. Originally I followed most of Garner's paper, using the ...

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### Smoothing a continuous section in 1-jet bundle

Here is a question I encountered when reading the book "Convex Integration Theory by D.Spring". My question lies in the second paragraph to the proof of theorem 4.2($C^{0}$-dense $h$-principle).
I ...

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### Homotopy Type of the Based Mapping Space $Map_*^{(k,l)}(\mathbb{C}P^2,BU(2))$

Path components of the based mapping space $Map_*(\mathbb{C}P^2,BU(2))$ are indexed by a pair of integers $(k,l)$ determined by the values of the first two Chern classes that a map ...

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### Holomorphic contractibility of GL(H)?

Kuiper's theorem is well-known to give the triviality of the homotopy groups of ${\rm GL}(\mathcal{H})$ for $\mathcal{H}$ a (separable) infinite-dimensional complex Hilbert space. Work of Palais later ...

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### Étale homotopy type of non-archimedean analytic spaces

The following is likely all obvious to the experts. But since the field looks tricky to an outsider, maybe I may be excused for asking anyway.
I am wondering about basic facts of what would naturally ...

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### Fixed point shape property

Question: Provide (or prove that it's not possible) a metric compact space which has the fixed point property but not the fixed point shape property.
Here is the definition of f.p.s.p.("map" means ...

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### Table of (integral) cohomology groups of K(Z,n)

Can I find somewhere a table of the (first few) cohomology groups of $K(\mathbb{Z},n)$ with integer coefficients?
It seems like a natural counterpart to the table of the homotopy groups of spheres, ...

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668 views

### Why study the p-completions of a space?

Given a nice topological space $X$ there are various notions of a 'completion' at a set of primes. Some of the most common constructions may be found in Bousfield-Kan's, May's, Neisendorfer's or ...

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### What is the relation between sphere spectrum and supersymmetry?

In this this google+ post of Urs Schreiber, he says: "Grading over the sphere spectrum is supersymmetry" and then he redirect us to the abstract idea of superalgebra (in nLab).
Are there some ...

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### Homotopy type of diffeomorphism which are the identity on and near the boundary

Let $M$ be a compact manifold with boundary. Denote by $Diff(M), Diff_\partial(M)$ and $Diff_{U\partial}(M)$ the groups of diffeomorphisms of $M$ and the subgroups of the ones that are the identity on ...

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### Cech nerve as homotopy colimit?

Given a category $\mathcal{C}$ with a notion of covering $\{ U_{i} \rightarrow X \}$ for an object $X$ (say $\mathcal{C}$ is a Grothendieck site), we can form the Cech nerve
$$ \cdots ...

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### Is every path connected space continuously path connected

Recall a topological space $X$ is path connected if for all $x,y \in X$ there is a continuous function $f\colon [0,1] \to X$ such that $f(0)=x$ and $f(1)=y$.
Say that $X$ is continuously path ...

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### Difficulties with descent data as homotopy limit of image of Čech nerve

Apologies if this question is inappropriate for MO. It is not a research level question in any of the topics it addresses, I just don't see how a novice can go about answering it alone (I've tried ...

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### Discrete Morse theory: how do zig-zag paths determine homotopy type?

Let $\Delta$ be a simplicial complex (or more generally, a regular CW complex). Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a Morse matching (or equivalently, a discrete Morse function) on $\Delta$.
By Forman's theorems, ...

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### Can a weak fibration category be non saturated?

A weak fibration category is a category $\mathcal{C}$ equipped with two subcategories
$$\mathcal{F}, \mathcal{W} \subseteq \mathcal{C}$$
containing all the isomorphisms, such that the following ...

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### Complete Segal operads and dendroidal sets

There is a Quillen equivalence between the model category presenting Lurie's $\infty$-operads (which are inner fibrations $\mathcal{C}\to\mathrm{N}(\mathbf{F})$ satisfying certain conditions) and the ...

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### Formula relating the cup product in dimensions n and n+1

Let's will write $K_n$ for the Eilenberg-MacLane space $K(\mathbb{Z},n)$. I remind that $K_n$ is equivalent to the loop space of $K_{n+1}$.
Let’s consider the map $\smallsmile:K_n\times K_m \to ...

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### (Geometric) Proof for the projective bundle formula in K-theory

I'm trying to piece together a proof of the projective bundle formula from several incomplete sources. Here's the statement I'd like to prove:
Projective bundle formula: Let $\pi: E \to X$ be a ...

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### Why are quasi-isomorphisms of homotopy algebras only defined for arity 1?

When reading about homotopy algebras (e.g. $L_\infty$-algebras, $A_\infty$-algebras), an $\infty$-morphism $f$ is called an $\infty$-quasi-isomorphism if $f_1$ is a quasi-isomorphism.
Recall/Example ...

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### H-space structures on non-sphere suspensions?

It is well known that $S^n$ admits an H-space structure if and only if $n=0,1,3,7$. I'm interested in whether there are other suspensions $\Sigma X$ that admit H-space structures:
Question 1 For ...

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### Generalized Categories for “Higher Homotopy Groupoids”

I was thinking about the definition of higher homotopy groups $\pi_n$ of a topological space in comparison to the common extremely formal fundamental groupoid construction of $\pi_1$. I'd like to be ...

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### How do you relate the number of independent vector fields on spheres and Bott Periodicity for real K-Theory?

The theory of Clifford algebras gives us an explicit lower bound for the number of linearly independent vector fields on the $n$-sphere, and Adams proved that this is actually always the best ...

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### Closed formulas for topological K-theory?

Let $X$ be a compact manifold. I'm interested in whether any of the following cases admits a general closed formula for (complex)-$K$-theory. Let $E$ be a complex vector bundle with a given line ...

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### Homotopy groups of the Grassmannians

What are the homotopy groups of the oriented Grassmannian $Gr^{+}(p,q)$ (p-planes in $R^{p+q}$) $\pi_{r}(Gr^{+}(p,q))$, $r \le pq$?
Do you know any references on the web about it?

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### From relative categories to marked simplicial sets

Both relative categories and marked simplicial sets (over Δ^0) present the ∞-category of ∞-categories.
Naturally, one could ask whether there is a reasonably direct way to pass between these two ...

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### The homotopy type of the mapping space $Map_{B\rho}(BS^1,BG)$? for $G$ a compact Lie group

Given a homomorphism $\rho:S^1\rightarrow G$ with $G$ a compact Lie group there is an induced map of classifying spaces $B\rho:BS^1\rightarrow BG$. What is known about the homotopy type of the mapping ...

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### Homotopy fiber of a map between classifying spaces

I'm looking for a reference (and precise hypothesis if more are needed) for the following facts (or a correction, if I'm just plain wrong):
Let $G$ and $H$ be topological groups and $f : G \to H$ be ...

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votes

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378 views

### When do colimits agree with homotopy colimits?

I'm wondering about when the colimit and the homotopy colimit agree with diagrams of simplicial sets. I know that hocolim$(F)=$colim$(F_c)$ where $F_c$ is the cofibrant replacement of $F$. However, it ...

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### $RO(G)$-graded homotopy groups vs. Mackey functors

Everything here is model-independent: either take co/fibrant replacements wherever appropriate, or work $\infty$-categorically.
Also, I've looked through other similar MO questions, but I didn't find ...

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votes

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### A conceptual proof that local fibrations over paracompact spaces are global fibrations?

I'm teaching some homotopy theory at the moment, and I'm discovering a number of things I've never before learned properly. (I guess everybody who's ever taught knows that feeling.) One of those ...

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### Relative version of Quillen's theorem A

Quillen's Theorem A is formulated as follows:
Let $F:X\to Y$ be a functor between small categories. Suppose for each $y\in Y$ the category
$F/y$ is contractible. Then $F$ induces a weak equivalence ...

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### What is the “intuition” behind “brave new algebra”?

Y.I. Manin mentions in a recent interview
the need for a “codification of efficient new intuitive tools, such as … the “brave new algebra” of homotopy theorists”. This makes me puzzle, because I ...

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### What is the mistake in the proof of the Homotopy hypothesis by Kapranov and Voevodsky?

In 1991, Kapranov and Voevodsky published a proof of a now famously false result, roughly saying that the homotopy category of spaces is equivalent to the homotopy category of strict infinity ...

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### How to get product on cohomology using the K(G, n)?

This came up in the question about Eilenberg-MacLane spaces. Given the definition of K(G, n), it's easy to prove that there is a map ...

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### SImple homotopy type of a mapping cone

Consider two CW complexes A and B. Let f be a continuous map from A to B. Take a cone of f and denote it by Cone(f). If homology complex of Cone(f) is acyclic, one can identify homologies of A and B. ...

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### Solving polynomial systems with homotopy. Where is the bottleneck?

I have a polynomial system with $n+k$ unknowns ($n+k$ can be greater than 8), that is known to have a limited number of isolated solutions.
I want to solve this system numerically, but if I plug it ...

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### Are there any “homotopical spaces”?

This is a somewhat vague question; I don't know how "soft" it is, and even if it makes sense.
[Edit: in the light of the comments, we can state my question in a formally precise way, that is: "Is ...

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### Whitehead products and Framed Manifolds

The attaching map for the top cell of the torus $S^n \times S^n$ is a map
$$
[x,y]: S^{2n-1} \to S^n \vee S^n
$$
where the notation is such that
$x,y : S^n \to S^n \vee S^n$ are the two ...

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### Homotopy equivalence of certain kinds of adjunction spaces

Suppose that $X$, $Y$ and $Z$ are topological spaces, with $A\subset X$, a map $f:A\rightarrow Y$, and a homotopy equivalence $\phi:Y\rightarrow Z$. It seems fair to think that the adjunction spaces ...