Algebraic and topological K-theory, relations with topology, commutative algebra, and operator algebras

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The definition of $SK_1$ for an arbitrary ring

Let $R$ be a unitary associative ring. If $R$ is commutative, then one defines $SK_1(R)$ as the quotient $$SK_1(R)=SL(R)/E(R)$$ (Definition 2.8 of ...
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Murray–von Neumann equivalence on C$^*$-algebra and von Neumann algebra

Let $H$ be a separable infinite dimensional Hilbert space, $M \subset B(H)$ a von Neumann algebra and $A \subset M$ a separable $C^*$-algebra such that $A''=M$. Let $p,q \in M_{\infty}(A)$ be ...
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What is operator tmf?

One of the many wonderful things about K-theory, relative to other generalized cohomology theories, is that it can be defined for not-necessarily-commutative C*-algebras. The resulting construction, ...
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Local index formula for >ungraded< elliptic operators

Let $P\colon E \to F$ be an elliptic pseudodifferential operator over $M$. Assuming that $P$ defines a finitely summable Fredholm module, we may apply the Chern-Connes character to it to get a cyclic ...
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A question on K- theory of non commutative $C^\star$ algebra

Edit: According to the comment of Andre Henriques I revise the question: What is an example of a noncommutative unital $C^\star$ algebra $A$, which is not Morita equivalent to a commutative ...
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Mayer-Vietoris sequence for topological K-theory

I'm reading the paper Loop groups and twisted K-theory I by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. They give some examples of computing (twisted) K groups using the Mayer-Vietoris sequence. I'm a bit ...
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Is there a category whose isomorphisms are precisely the simple homotopy equivalences?

If we start with the category of finite complexes and continuous maps, and then identify two morphisms iff they are homotopic, we get the homotopy category of finite complexes, and it is trivial to ...
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What is the relationship between $BU$ and $\textrm{Fred}_0(H)$?

Let $U=\cup_{n=1}^{\infty} U(n)$ be endowed with the weak topology, let $BU$ be its classifying space. Then for any compact CW complex $X$, $[X,BU]$ classifies all the vector bundles on $X$ up to ...
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What is the symmetric monoidal functor from Clifford algebras to invertible K-module spectra?

There ought to be a symmetric monoidal functor from the symmetric monoidal $2$-groupoid whose objects are Morita-invertible real superalgebras (precisely the Clifford algebras), morphisms are ...
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What are the “correct” conventions for defining Clifford algebras?

I have three related questions about conventions for defining Clifford algebras. 1) Let $(V, q)$ be a quadratic vector space. Should the Clifford algebra $\text{Cliff}(V, q)$ have defining ...
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Is the square diagram of index and exponential maps in $K$-theory of $C^*$-algebras anti-commutative?

Assume we have a $3\times 3$ grid with rows and columns being short exact sequences of $C^*$-algebras. This gives a grid of 6-term exact sequences: 3 "horizontal" sequences and 3 "vertical" ...
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Doing some homological algebra in triangulated categories

It's well known that chain complexes are an abelian category, and in particular we can consider chain complexes of chain complexes, i.e. double complexes. Given a double complex $A^{\bullet\bullet} ...
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The 4-th generator of $K_1$ group for 3-dimensional NC tori algebra

An $n$-dimensional NC torus algebra $A_\theta^{(n)}$ is defined for any antisymmetric $n\times n$ matrix $\theta$ of real numbers as the universal $C^*$-algebra, generated by unitaries ...
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Integral group rings on which stably free modules are free

Let $G$ be a torsion-free group and $ZG$ the integral group rings. Recall that a projective module $P$ over $ZG$ is stably free if there is an isomorphism $P \oplus ZG^n \cong ZG^m$. Are there known ...
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Fundamental class in K-theory and orientability

In ordinary homology, the classical results give the following situation: for a compact, connected, topological manifold $M$ of dimension $n$ we have, for each ring $R$, that $H_n(M,M \setminus ...
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The space of Fredholm operators as a classifying space

Is it true that the space of Fredholm operators on a separable Hilbert space is the classifying space for K-theory in the category of paracompact spaces? Everyone quotes the theorem of Atiyah-Janich ...
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Varieties with Chow groups supported in positive codimension: examples and properties?

In their 1983 paper "Remarks on correspondences and algebraic cycles" Bloch and Srinivas proved several interesting properties of smooth proper varieties (over universal domains) whose Chow groups of ...
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Equivalence of definitions of the Milnor $K$-groups

In Kurihara's paper: "The exponential homomorphisms for the Milnor $K$-groups and an explicit reciprocity law" he difines, in the first page, the $q$-th Milnor K-group for the ring $R$ as ...
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Morita Equivalence of Full Corners in $C^*$-algebras

Suppose $\mathcal{A}$ is a $C^*$-algebra with a unique normalized trace and $p \in \mathcal{A}$ is a projection so that $\mathcal{B} = p\mathcal{A}p$ is a full corner. Does $\mathcal{B}$ have a ...
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Cancellation and splitting theorems for vector bundles etc over schemes

It is not too hard, in the theory of vector bundles over manifolds (or nice topological spaces, say locally contractible with finite covering dimension), to arrive at a splitting theorem. This ...
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Why is SL(n,Z)[p] modulo the group normally generated by elementary matrices abelian?

I'm trying to understand part of Bass-Milnor-Serre's paper on the congruence subgroup problem. I'm pretty sure that the following statement is proved in there, but I'm having trouble find (and/or ...
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Which groups may be obtained as $K$-homology groups?

Recently I asked the following question, about the separability of the underlying $C^*$-algebra in the definition of $K$-homology: mathoverflow.net/questions/181361 As far as I understood, ...
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Definition of homotopy between Kasparov modules

I'm trying to understand the definition of homotopy between Kasparov modules as presented in Blackadar's book on K-theory for operator algebras. $A,B$ will be C*-algebras, while $E$ will denote a ...
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Two questions on canonical line bundle over $\mathbb{C}P^{n}$

The canonical line bundle over $\mathbb{C}P^{n}$ is denoted by $\ell_{n}$. It is well known that: $$(\ell_{1}\otimes \ell_{1})\oplus1 \simeq\ell_{1}\oplus\ell_{1}$$ Both sides are isomorphic ...
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Separability of the C*-algebra in the definition of K-homology

There are (at least) two approaches to K-homoology: one is via the so called dual algebra which is due to Paschke. The second is via the Fredholm modules and is due to Kasparov. In Nigel Higson's book ...
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The 'most general' papers on rational Borel-Moore motivic homology and K'-theory?

There are two ways to define Borel-Moore motivic homology (of schemes) with rational coefficients: one should either consider certain complexes of algebraic cycles, or the $\gamma$-filtrations of ...
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“The” kronecker foliation or “a” kronecker foliation?

Consider the following two foliations of torus: 1)The Kronecker foliation with slope $\sqrt{2}$ 2)The Kronecker foliation with slope $\pi$ As I learn from the literature, these two foliations are ...
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K-theory of $\mathbb{RP}^\infty$

can anyone give some reference of K-theory and K-homology of $\mathbb{RP}^\infty$, both $K_0$ and $K_1$. PS: also posted in stackexchange
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K-theory for the $C^*-$algebra of the continuous functions on the $2-$torus and the Bott projection

I am trying to understand the K-theory for the $C^*-$algebra of the continuous functions on the $2-$dimensional torus $T^2$. In particular I am interested on the $K_0-$group. I have read that the ...
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Generators of the $ K_{0} $-group of the non-commutative torus $ A_{\theta} $ with $ \theta \in \mathbb{Q} $ (i.e. rational rotation algebra)

I am studying the non-commutative torus $ A_{\theta} $. When $ \theta $ is irrational, $ {K_{0}}(A_{\theta}) $ is generated by $ [1] $ and $ [p_{\theta}] $. (Note: $ p_{\theta} $ is a projection in ...
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Topology for bounded operators quotiented by Schatten ideal

I saw this particular question on stackexchange. Since there has been zero answers and since I've been interested in this question myself I want to ask it here. Given the $C^{\ast}$-algebra of bounded ...
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Algebraic $K$-theory of algebras in symmetric spectra: reference

I want to use the technicalities of structured ring spectra for the first time in my life, and I am not really familiar with the relevant literature. I am looking for a reference that defines ...
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Reference for analyticity of $K$-theory

This is a follow-up to my last question, Homotopy excision for structured ring spectra -- reference?. The immediate reason why I care about Blakers-Massey theorems for ring spectra is to prove that ...
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On two notions of 'generators' for a 'large' triangulated category

Let $C$ be a triangulated category that is closed with respect to arbitrary small coproducts; let $D$ be some class of objects of $C$. Then it would be natural to say that $D$ generates $C$ either if ...
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$K$-homology of $BG$

Let $G$ be a finite group. Atiyah proved that the $K$-cohomology of $BG$ vanishes in odd degrees and in even degrees is the completion of the representation ring of $G$ at the augmentation ideal. ...
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Do quotients of amenable groups C*-algebras satisfy the UCT?

Let G be a discrete amenable group. General Question: Let $J$ be an ideal of $C^*(G)$, the group C*-algebra of $G.$ Does $C^*(G)/J$ satisfy the universal coefficient theorem (UCT)? I am mainly ...
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Covering Spaces and Vector Bundles

Suppose $f: Y \rightarrow X$ is a covering map between compact Hausdorff spaces $X$ and $Y$. Then $f$ induces a algebra homomorphism $f^*:C(X) \rightarrow C(Y)$ and gives $C(Y)$ the structure of a ...
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How to compute $KR^{-q}(S^{p,0})$

I am reading Atiyah's paper on $KR$-theory, and wondering how to compute $KR^{-q}(S^{p,0})$. The cases $p\geqslant 3$ may be simply deduced from the following isomorphism in the paper, $$ ...
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Dennis trace map K----> THH

I have some questions about Dennis trace map in algebraic K-Theory. I was wondering if there is some conceptual way to look at this map $K(-)\rightarrow THH(-)$ (natural transformation from K-Theory ...
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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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Complex non stably trivial complex vector bundle with vanishing Chern classes

There have been some discussions of a similar question, but I'd like an example of a non-trivial class in complex K-theory of an orientable manifold, for which all Chern classes vanish. This does not ...
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What (if anything) unifies stable homotopy theory and Grothendieck's six functors formalism?

I know of two very general frameworks for describing generalizations of what a "cohomology theory" should be: Grothendieck's "six functors", and the theory of spectra. In the former, one assigns to ...
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Topological K-theory for commutative C*-algebras

It is in some sense folklore that given two arbitrary abelian groups $G,H$ one can find a $C^*$ algebra $A$ such that $K_0(A)=G$ and $K_1(A)=H$. My question is the following: what is known in the case ...
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Is there a geometric interpretation of Johnson-Wilson E(n) analogous to vector bundles for K-theory?

I am reading Ravenel's Localization with Respect to Certain Periodic Homology Theories where he states; For $n\ge2$, the spectra E(n) represent periodic homology theories which at present have ...
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Ring structure for $K^{-1}$?

My questions are whether there exists a product structure for $K^{-1}(X)$? Here $K^{-1}$ is the odd topological $K$-group, and $X$ is a compact space (or a manifold), say. If such a ring structure ...
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What is Known about the $K$-Theory of Fukaya Categories?

Some Background: In Kontsevich and Soibelman's theory of motivic DT-invariants, one is interested in something like the ``number'' of objects in a 3-Calabi-Yau category $\mathcal{C}$ having a fixed ...
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What is the coefficient ring of algebraic K theory of the discrete $\mathbb{C}$?

Ordinary (connective) complex $K$-theory is the algebraic $K$ theory of the topological ring $\mathbb{C}$ with analytic topology. One can also study the $K$ theory of $\mathbb{C}$ with discrete ...
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A noncommutative vector bundle

We know that a noncommutative vector bundle is a finitely generated projective $A$-module where $A$ is a non commutative $C^{*}$ algebra. In this question we introduce a particular non commutative ...
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Naturality of the nullhomotopies in Waldhausen's fibration theorem

Recall Waldhausen's fibration theorem, called 'localization theorem' in Thomason-Trobaugh: if $v\subset w\subset \mathcal C$ are categories of weak equivalences in a category with cofibrations ...
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Dense ideals in C*-algebras and K-theory

Let $A$ be a nonunital C*-algebra and let $I \subset A$ be a dense, $*$-closed, 2-sided ideal. I was under the impression that there existed some "obvious" argument proving that $I$ carries all the ...