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### Karoubi versus Kasparov K-theory

I have the following, probably very elementary question: Let $Cl^{p,q}$ be the Clifford algebra on generators $e_i$, $i=1, \ldots, p+q$
with $e_i e_j = -e_j e_i$ and $e_{i}^{2}=-1$ for $i=1,\ldots,p$, ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

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### What is the ring structure of the complex topological K-theory of a non-singular complex quadric?

I would like to know the ring structure of $K(Q_n)$ explicitly where $Q_n \subset \mathbb{P}^{n+1}$ is the non-singular $n$-dimensional complex quadric and $K(Q_n) = K^0(Q_n)$ is the complex ...

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### What arithmetic information is contained in the algebraic K-theory of the integers

I'm always looking for applications of homotopy theory to other fields, mostly as a way to make my talks more interesting or to motivate the field to non-specialists. It seems like most talks about ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

510 views

### Representing KO-theory using Clifford algebras

I'm trying to understand a statement Segal makes in this book:
Let $C_q$ be the real Clifford algebra associated to the standard negative definite form on $\mathbb{R^q}$ and let $\Phi_q(n)$ be the ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

133 views

### Cotorsion theory and its relative homology

Let (F(R), Cot(R)) be a cotorsion theory, Such that F(R) is the class of flat R-modules and Cot(R) the cotorsion modules. Why this is true that, For $ N\in Cot(R) $,
$ \text{Ext}_{F(R)}^i(M, N)\cong ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### ring with prescribed K group

One can construct topological spaces with prescribed homotopy groups or, say, homology groups.
But is it possible to construct a ring with any given $K_0$ group? What about $K_1$ group et.c.?
I know ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

204 views

### About regular local rings and Socles

Let R be a regular local ring with $ \text{dim} R = d $. If $ 0\rightarrow R\rightarrow I_0\rightarrow ...\rightarrow I_d\rightarrow 0 $. Then why for $ 0\leq i\leq d-1 $, the socle of $ I_i $ is ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

243 views

### Length of a module

Let R be a commutative ring, M an R-module of finite length and let N be an Injective R-module with zero socle. Then why $ \text{Hom}_R(M, N) $ is zero?

**0**

votes

**0**answers

188 views

### A question about higher K-theory

Suppose $\mathcal{A,B,C}$ are additive categories, $\mathcal B$ is a subcategory of $\mathcal C$. Now let $F,G: \mathcal A\rightarrow\mathcal B$ be two additive functors. Suppose $F,G$ are naturally ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

294 views

### Coefficients of real k-theory with coefficients

Question: Calculate the group $ \pi_{8k+2}(KO \wedge M\mathbb Z/l\mathbb Z) $.
Here $KO$ denotes the real k-theory spectrum and $M\mathbb Z/l\mathbb Z $ denotes a Moore Spectrum associated to the ...

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votes

**2**answers

502 views

### Is there an effective way to calculate K-theory using Morse functions?

Let $M$ be a compact manifold and let $f$ be a Morse function with exactly one critical point at each critical level. Then one can recover a CW-complex with the homotopy type of $M$ from just the ...

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**0**answers

682 views

### Computational complexity of topological K-theory

I am a novice with K-theory trying to understand what is and what is not possible.
Given a finite simplicial complex $X$, there of course elementary ways to quickly compute the cohomology of $X$ with ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

340 views

### Taking direct sums in $K$-theory in Kirchberg-Phillips classification

A theorem by Kirchberg and Phillips states that two unital separable nuclear simple purely infinite $C^*$-algebras (so called Kirchberg algebras) satisfying the Universal Coefficient Theorem are ...

**1**

vote

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84 views

### Homomorphism of algebra of “Clifford-valued continuous functions”

I am interested in the general question of
When is a map between algebra of "Clifford-valued continuous functions" homomorphism?
As a starter, I would like to first understand the case for ...

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votes

**1**answer

692 views

### Motivic cohomology and cohomology of Milnor K-theory sheaf

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over a field $k$. (Assume $k$ has characteristic 0 if it helps; in fact I'd be happy to assume that $k$ is a finite extension of either $\mathbf{Q}$ or $\mathbf{Q}_p$).
...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

287 views

### Analogue of cyclic homology for e_n-algebras?

Cyclic homology may be defined as the primitive part (with respect to a natural product) of the homology of the Lie algebra associated with the "stabilization" of an associative algebra $A$. Here the ...

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votes

**3**answers

963 views

### Plus construction considerations.

In order to realise the K-groups of a ring as the homotopy groups of some space associated to that ring, Quillen proposed the following (roughly-sketched) construction:
Recall that $K_1(R) = ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

82 views

### linear independence of values of the polylogarithm at different roots of unity

I am interested in the real and imaginary part of the complex polylogarithm
$$L_{k+1}(\zeta):=Re(\frac 1 {i^k}\sum_{m=1}^\infty \frac{\zeta^m}{m^{k+1}}),$$
where $\zeta$ is a primitive $n$-th root ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

211 views

### On the descent homomorphsim of Kasparov equivariant KK theory

Hello,
I have recently read about the construction of the descent map in Kasparov KK theory, which, for a group $G$ and two $G$-equivariant $C^*$ algebra $A$ and $B$ send $KK_i^G(A,B)$ to $KK_i(A ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

222 views

### A canonical way to kill a subset of cohomology in a dg-algebra: via $A_\infty$-algebras? References?

Let $A$ be a differential graded algebra, $S\subset H^*(A)$. I would like to 'kill $S$ in a canonical way'. Is it possible to do it as follows: consider the $A_\infty$-algebra structure on ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

312 views

### References for geometric K-homology

Can anyone give me some good references to read geometric K-homology. I know bit of Kasparov's KK theory and analytic K-homology.

**5**

votes

**1**answer

282 views

### A theory of bifurcation of braids ?

I am trying to study the braids generated by periodic orbits of diffeomorphisms of compact surfaces (for example, a punctured disk). The diffeomorphisms are generated by integrating a two-dimensional ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

151 views

### For which local $R$ its K-theory mod l is isomorphic to the one of its residue field?

It is well-known (and was proved by Gabber?): if $R$ is a regular henselian local ring containing a field of characteristic prime to $l$, $k$ is its residue field, then $K_\ast(R,\mathbb{Z}/l)\cong ...

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votes

**1**answer

623 views

### Explicit path in the unitary group of a $C^*$-algebra

For $G$ a discrete group, there is a canonical inclusion $g\mapsto u_g$ of $G$ into the unitary group of the reduced $C^*$-algebra $C^*_r(G)$. Denote by $[u_g]$ the class of $u_g$ in the (topological) ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

349 views

### Injectivity of the Baum-Connes assembly map for locally compact groups

Skandalis, Tu and Yu in "The coarse Baum-Connes conjecture and groupoids" proved that:
Let $\Gamma$ be a countable group with a proper left-invariant metric $d$. If $\Gamma$ admits a uniform ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

138 views

### Does the global dimension gldim R equal the projective dimension of R as bimodule over its enveloping algebra?

I know that generally the answer is no, for example the weyl algebra。
But is this true for commutative algebra？ or we may restrict to affine commutative algebras。
Maybe ，it is a classical result. ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

450 views

### Terminology question for real K-theory

This is a terminology question. Answers will help me satisfy a referee but I'm also genuinely interested. Consider the following two things that you could define for a topological space X:
(1) The ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

346 views

### The First Homology Group of Configuration Space and Knot Theory

Let $\pi_{1}: \text{Top}^* \rightarrow \text{Grp}$ denote the fundamental group functor and let $H_{1}: \text{Top}^* \rightarrow \text{Grp}$ denote the first homology group functor. We can then define ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

328 views

### Disconnectedness of Hilbert schemes of projective schemes

Let $Y$ be a projective scheme. The naive definition of a Hilbert scheme of subschemes $X$ of $Y$ would require us to projectively embed $Y$, then ask that $X$ have a fixed Hilbert polynomial $p$.
...

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votes

**0**answers

105 views

### Extending cohomology classes to compactifications of Kuga varieties

I am trying to understand the proof of lemma 3 in the paper "Algebraic cycles and the Hodge structure of a Kuga fiber variety" by B. Brent Gordon,
available at ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

492 views

### Baum-Connes-like “conjecture” for $l^p$-spaces

Let $G$ be a (discrete) group. For the Baum-Connes conjecture, one looks at the reduced group $C^{\star}$-algebra: Look at the Hilbert space $l^2(G)$ and the representation of $G$ on this Hilbert ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

205 views

### Ideal spanned by matrix units isomorphic to compact operators

Hello,
Assume we have $(n+1)$ isometries $S_1,...,S_{n+1}$ in the separable Hilbert space $H$ with the properties that $\sum_{i=1}^{n+1}S_iS_i^*=I, S_i^*S_j=0$ (i.e. $S_i$ are the generators of the ...

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vote

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125 views

### free complex with mod-p coefficients

How does one prove the following fact. I could not find anything in literature.
Let $\pi$ be a subgroup of the symmetric group $S_p$ and let $W$ be a free $\pi$-complex. Then for any space $X$ there ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

142 views

### Can I bound the degree of a contracting homotopy in an exact filtered complex?

Suppose that I have given you a bigraded vector space $V = \bigoplus_{i,j} V_{i,j}$. The first grading is a "homological" $\mathbb Z$-grading, and the second is an independent $\mathbb Z$-grading. ...

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votes

**3**answers

1k views

### Lambda-operations on stable homotopy groups of spheres

The Barratt-Quillen-Priddy theorem says in one interpretation that there is a weak equivalence of spectra $K(FinSet) \simeq \mathbb{S}^0$. In other words K-theory groups of finite sets are the stable ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

297 views

### Equivariant K-theory of $S^1$-action on $S^2$

Is there any references for the structure of the equivariant K-theory $K_{S^1}(S^2)$ where the action of $S^1$ on $S^2$ is defined to be rotation about the $z$-axis? What is the ring structore of ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

331 views

### Kasparov's Dirac element and the index map

In Kasparov's 1988 paper Equivariant KK-theory and the Novikov conjecture section 4 he defined the Dirac element for a (non-spin) $G$- Riemanian manifold $X$ as an element in the $K$-homology ...

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votes

**0**answers

148 views

### Two questions on axiomatic homology

1) Given the Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms, there are several Mayer-Vietoris type sequences that can be deduced. The most general form seems to be
$$\rightarrow H_n(X \cap Y, A \cap B) \rightarrow ...

**25**

votes

**1**answer

919 views

### Is every ''group-completion'' map an acyclic map?

I start with a longer discussion which will result in a precise version of the question. A am puzzled about an issue with the
Quillen plus construction. I have seen outstanding experts being confused ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

281 views

### Euler characteristics and the difference bundle construction

I am reading on K theory in Lawson and Michelson (Spin Geometry). One has the "exact sequence spaces" $L(X,Y)$ and there is the theorem that there is a unique equivalence of functors $\chi$ between ...

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**0**answers

195 views

### K-theory of topological groupoids

For a topological groupoid $G$, there are two kinds of ``topological'' $K$-homology theories, $K_{\ast}^{G}(\underline{EG})$ the $K$-homology of $G$ with $G$-compact support, and $K_{\ast}(BG)$ the ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### How to deduce (8.1) in Lusztig's “Equivariant K-theory and representations of Hecke Algebras”

Let G be a connected complex algebraic group G and X=G/B, where B is the Borel subgroup. $ M=G\times C^{*}$, where $C^*$ acts on X trivially. Let $K_M(X)$ be the equivariant K-theory. Let $s\in S$ be ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

205 views

### $K$-groups and dual graphs of special fibers

Let $p$ be a prime number, let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}_p$. Let $\mathcal{E}_p$ be the special fiber of the Néron model of $E$ over $\mathbb{Z}_p$ and let ...

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votes

**0**answers

86 views

### Characterization of the sequences in the equivalence classe of the zero element in higher extension groups

Hello,
I am looking for a characterization of the long exact sequences in the equivalence classe of the zero element (for the Baer sum) in $Ext^n(U,V)$ for $n>1$.
If $n=1$, then these are the ...

**15**

votes

**2**answers

2k views

### Who named it the Snake Lemma?

What is the history behind the colorful name of this result? Cartan-Eilenberg states it without any particular fanfare.

**8**

votes

**0**answers

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### Is there any “deep” relation between the localization theorem of equivariant cohomology and the localization theorem of equivariant K-theory

First let's consider equivariant cohomology: if a compact Lie group $G$ acts on a compact manifold $M$. We have the equivariant cohomology $ H_G(M)$ defined as the cohomology of the cochain complex ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

279 views

### K theory of a simplicial monoidal category, Cofinality theorem

Let $X=(d\mapsto X_d)$ be a simplicial symmetric monoidal category. We define the $K$-theory space of $X$ to be $K(X)=|d\mapsto K(X_d)|$, the geometric realisation of the simplicial space $d\mapsto ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

582 views

### When do the $\gamma$-filtration and codimension filtration of K-theory agree?

Let $X$ be a smooth quasiprojective algebraic variety over a field $k$. Then the $K$-groups $K_m(X)$ are defined, and there are two standard filtrations on them: the "codimension filtration" given by
...

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votes

**2**answers

964 views

### Who first noticed that the Hilbert symbol is a Steinberg symbol ?

Hilbert reformulated the quadratic reciprocity law of Gauß as a product formula
$$
\prod_v(a,b)_v=1
$$
for the various local Hilbert symbols. For each place $v$ of $\bf Q$, the Hilbert symbol $(\ ,\ ...

**13**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### Finiteness of stable homotopy groups of spheres

Since the work of Serre in the early 50's on homotopy groups of spheres, it is known that the homotopy group $\pi_k(S^n)$ is finite, except when $k=n$ (in which case the group is $\mathbb{Z}$), or ...