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

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commutativity of a diagram in cohomology of $C^*$-algebras

The setting is the same as in my last question commutative diagram with $K_{i+1}(A)\to K_i(A\rtimes_{\rho} \mathbb{R})$ (for $C^*$-algebras) : Let $A$ be in the bootstrap category (=N in the other ...
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When do non-exact functors induce morphisms on $K$-theory?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ be Waldhausen or exact categories, so that we can take the $K$-theory spectrum of $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$. An exact functor $F: \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ ...
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commutative diagram with $K_{i+1}(A)\to K_i(A\rtimes_{\rho} \mathbb{R})$ (for $C^*$-algebras)

I have a question about a proof in Rosenberg and Schochet's paper "the Künneth theorem and the Universal Coefficient Theorem for Kasparov's generalized K-functor", proposition 2.6. First of all, the ...
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bootstrap class ($C^*$-algebras): comparison of two definitions

I want to clarify the relationship between two (at first sight) different definitions of the bootstrap class for $C^*$-algebras, in order to understand which $C^*$-algebras satisfy the universal ...
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Aityah-Patodi-Singer theorem in odd dimensions and Maslov triple indices

Let $W$ be a compact manifold with boundary and $D^W$ a graded Dirac type operator on $W$, of product type near the boundary acting on a vector bundle $E\to W$. One obtains a graded Fredholm operator $...
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Simplest example of failure of finite Galois descent in algebraic $K$-theory?

Let $E \to F$ be a $G$-Galois extension of fields. What is the simplest example where the natural map $K(E) \to K(F)^{hG}$ is not an equivalence on connective covers (i.e., where finite Galois ...
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On K-theory of blow-ups of compact complex manifolds

Is there a long exact sequence for the K-theory of (coherent sheaves on) blow-ups of compact complex manifolds? Does it split? What can one say on (possibly, singular) complex analytic spaces here? ...
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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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(Topological) K-theory for commutative $C^*$-algebras: operator and standard approaches

Let $A$ be a commutative unital $C^*$ algebra. Then $A=C(X)$ for some compact Hausdorff space $X$. Topological $K$-theory group (namely $K_0$) is defined in terms of vector bundles as a Grothendieck ...
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Swan K-theory of Z/4

Given a finite group $G$ and a commutative ring $R$, define the Swan $K$-theory $K_0(G, R)$ to be the Grothendieck group of the category finitely generated projective $R$-modules with $G$-action (with ...
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Algebraic $K_1$ group for a $C^*$-algebra

Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra: then one defines topological $K_1$ group as $GL_{\infty}(A^+)/\Big(GL_{\infty}(A^+)\Big)_0$ where $A^+$ denotes $A$ with the unit adjointed (even if $A$ already had a unit: ...
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K theory for pre $C^*$-algebras

In noncommutative geometry when one want to go to the differentiable level, one is forced to work with algebras which are no longer $C^*$. It is nice if we don't loose much information by the ...
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K theory as the fundamental group

There are several ways in which one can define $K$-theory for $C^*$-algebras: for $K_0(A)$ group two aproaches: algebraic (using idempotents) and topological (using projections, i.e. self-adjoint ...
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Is this a model for $K$-theory of a triangulated category?

The recent question Complete the following sequence: point, triangle, octahedron, . . . in a dg-category reminded me of something I wanted to clarify long time ago; most likely this is now well known ...
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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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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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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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Waldhausen's regular coherent groups: torsionfree non-examples and behaviour under taking products?

Waldhausen defined a group $G$ to be regular coherent, if for all regular noetherian rings $R$ the group algebra $RG$ is regular coherent. (see Waldhausen - Algebraic $K$-Theory of generalized free ...
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What kind of K-theory is this?

Suppose I have a triangulated category $T$, say the category of modules over a dg or $A_\infty$-algebra. Let me write $GL(T)$ for the groupoid whose objects are all finite collections of generators ...
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K-theory of non-compact spaces

This is a question on nomenclature of $K$-theory in the topological category. The $K$-theory of a compact space $X$ is defined as the Grothendieck group of the vectorbundles on $X$. The Atiyah-Jänich ...
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What does it tell us, if we know a unital C*-algebra has approximately inner (half-)flip?

This is a somewhat vague question, but I think it is not too open-ended and should admit well-circumscribed answers by specialists in operator algebras.$\newcommand{\Cst}{{\rm C}^*}$ It arises from ...
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Isomorphism classes of differential rank $k$ vectors bundles over $S^q$ [closed]

Could anybody provide a motivated sketch of why the isomorphism classes of the differentiable rank $k$ real vector bundles over the sphere $S^q$ are given by$$\text{Vect}_k(S^q) \simeq \pi_{q - 1}(\...
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Characteristic classes for odd $K$-theory

There are different models of odd $K$-theory. In one case, one takes the group $U=\lim\limits_{\longrightarrow}U(n)$ as classifying space. Similarly, if $\mathcal U$ denotes the unitary group of a ...
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Atiyah-Singer theorem-a big picture

So far I made several attempts to really learn Atiyah-Singer theorem. In order to really understand this result rather broad background is required: you need to know analysis (pseudodifferential ...
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Atiyah-Singer index theorem, pairing between K-homology and K-theory and Chern character

There is a general (abstract) index theorem in noncommutative geometry: you take a K-theory class and K-homology class (which is represented by a triple $(A,H,F)$) and you pair them together. This ...
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a question about Bockstein spectral sequence

I find the following theorem for Bockstein spectral sequence at http://pages.vassar.edu/mccleary/files/2011/04/MC10.fin_.pdf, page 459: Question. for a fixed $k$, if $\beta$ does not hit $H_k(X;\...
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A functor on the category of rings, algebras or compact Hausdorff topological space

Assume that $R$ is a unital ring or a complex or real (Banach or $C^{*}$) algebra. We define a relation $M$ on $R$ as follows: $$a\;M b \;\;\; \text{iff}\;\; a=xy,\;b=yx \;\; \text{for ...
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Generators K-theory of Cuntz algebras

The Cuntz algebra $O_n$ is the C*-algebra generated by n isometries $S_1$, ..., $S_n$ such that $S_i^* S_j=\delta_{i,j}$ and $\sum_{i=1}^nS_iS_i^*=1$. Cuntz proved that this algebra has the following ...
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isomorphism of Chern character in kk-theory

Suppose we work with Fréchet algebras. Cuntz defined kk-theory for those algebras and hence we have the notions of K-theory and K-homology for those algebras. Now suppose Chern character is ...
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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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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 $p^*...
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$K$-Theory of finite dimensional Banach algebras

Is there a finite dimensional Banach algebra $A$ for which $K_{0}(A)$ is a finite group? I asked this question in MSE but I received no answer http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1624250/...
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What is the “quaternionic” super Brauer group?

In addition to the two reasonably well-known categories $\mathrm{SuperVect}_{\mathbb R}$ and $\mathrm{SuperVect}_{\mathbb C}$ of real and complex super vector spaces, each of which is monoidally ...
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Index of a family of operators

In the usual setting of the Atiyah-Singer index theorem the situation is as follows: we have a closed smooth manifold $M$ without boundary and $D$ is some elliptic differential operator acting on ...
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self-Whitney sum of the canonical vector bundle on Grassmannians

Let $G_{k}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ be the Grassmannian manifold consisting of $k$-subspaces in $\mathbb{R}^N$. There is a canonical $k$-dimensional vector bundle $$ \gamma_{k,N}: \mathbb{R}^k\longrightarrow E(...
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Good references for K-theory of modular curves?

The title says it. I am looking for a good exposition on the K-theory of the curves $X_{i}(N)$, $Y_{i}(N)$, where $i\in\{0,1\}$. I have some background in $K$-theory and also some background in ...
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Relative Characteristic classes

A pair of vector bundles over a base space $X$ is a pair $(E,F)$ where $E$ is a vector bundle over $X$ and $F$ is a sub-bundle of $E$. Two pairs $(E_{1},F_{1})$ and $(E_{2}, F_{2})$ are ...
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reference request for mod p and p-adic K-theory

Is there a good reference that explains mod p K-theory and p-adic or p-complete K- theory? All I know about K-theory is the topological K-theory of "vector bundles and k-theory" in Switzer's book (...
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Topology of categories, very basic facts surrounding Quillen's Higher Algebraic K-Theory I

In his paper Higher Algebraic K-Theory I (see [here][1]), Quillen introduces a topological space $BC$, called the classifying space of $C$, and tries to relate its topology to the categorical ...
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Do there exist “non-algebraic tensor products” for “algebraic” triangulated categories?

Let us call a triangulated category algebraic if it admits a differential graded enhancement (i.e., an enrichment in complexes of abelian groups). Certainly, there is a notion of a tensor product on ...
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Compute the index of the Dirac operator on $C_0(R^2)$ to obtain Bott element in $K_0$

I am studying the paper of Baum-Connes-Higson to understand the Connes-Kasparov conjecture. In example 4.23, they discuss the case $G=\mathbb{R}^2$. I have constructed the Dirac operator, but I’m ...
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K theory long exact sequence

(1) Suppose that $Z\subset X$ is a closed embedding, $U = X\setminus Z$ is the complement. If relevant, suppose that both $X, Z$ are smooth and even (if relevant) that the normal bundle of $Z\subset X$...
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covering map from spheres to projective spaces and the associated vector bundle

Let $S^n$ be the $n$-sphere and consider a $2$-sheeted covering $$ S^n\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}P^n. $$ We have an associated vector bundle $$ \xi: \mathbb{R}^2\longrightarrow S^n\times_{\mathbb{Z}/2}\...
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Chern character of finite $CW$-complexes and rational Pontrjagin class of vector bundles

Let $K$ be a finite $CW$-complex. Could you give any references or explanations for the following two items? I do not understand. Thanks! (1). The Chern character from $\tilde{KO}^0(K)$ to the ...
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Milnor's model of $EG$ and Kac-Moody groups

I am working with non-compact Kac-Moody groups $\mathcal{K}$. We can use Milnor's join model for $E\mathcal{K}=\varinjlim \mathcal{K}^{*n}$, where $\mathcal{K}^{*n}$ is the iterated join (see page 20 ...
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classifying maps of Whitney sums of vector bundles

For an $n$-dimensional vector bundle $\xi$ with structure group $G\leq O(n)$ over a $CW$-complex $B$, we have a classifying map up to homotopy $$ f(\xi): B\longrightarrow BG, $$ $f(\xi)\in [B;BG]$, ...
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order of elements in a mapping space

Let $B$ be a finite CW-complex and $\xi$ be a vector bundle over $B$ with structure group $\Sigma_n$, the $n$-th symmetric group. Then corresponding to $\xi$, we have a classifying map $$ g\in \tilde {...
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Is $U(C(\beta \mathbb{D}))/U_0(C(\beta \mathbb{D}))\simeq K_1(C(\beta \mathbb{D}))$?

Let $\mathbb{D}:=\{z\in \mathbb{C}:|z|<1\}$, $\beta\mathbb{D}$ be the Stone-Cech compactification of $\mathbb{D}$, $C(\beta\mathbb{D})$ be the ring of complex-valued continuous functions on $\...
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Nonstable $K$-theory question

Let $Y$ be a compact, Hausdorff topological space, and $X$ be a locally compact, contractible, Hausdorff space which is homeomorphic to a dense subset of $Y$. Question A: Is $GL_1(C(Y))\stackrel{\pi}...
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$K_0$ an $KH_0$ of a normal crossing variety

Let $k$ be a field (say, algebraically closed to fix the ideas) and let $X$ be a strict (aka simple) normal crossing variety over $k$, so that $X$ is union of regular varieties with intersection that ...