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### Atiyah-Patodi-Singer Eta invariant and Chern-Simons form

I am trying to understand the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer index theorem in the case of Dirac operators in four dimensions. I have three questions about the eta invariant:
1) Is eta a topological invariant ...

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### A modified version of K-theory for manifolds ?

If $X$ is a compact smooth manifold, $K^{0}(X)$ can be defined as the algebraic $K_{0}$-group of $C^{\infty}(X)$. In order to do that we use the following equivalence relation: we say that two ...

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### Voevodsky's counterexample to the existence of a motivic t-structure

I have been trying to unravel some of the known relationships between various ideas on mixed motives. I find the litterature quite hard to follow -"from experts, for experts".
Voevodsky in ...

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### Two constructions for BU×Z

Consider the following two ways of getting the zeroth space in the $K$-theory spectrum $BU \times \mathbb{Z}$:
1) Take the groupoid of finite dimensional complex inner product spaces with isometries ...

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### K-theory of differential graded modules over differential graded algebras

Suppose you have a smooth vector bundle $E$ over a smooth manifold $X$. If you consider the algebra $ \Omega^\ast (E)$ of differential forms on $E$, it will be homotopy equivalent to the algebra of ...

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### State of the art for Gersten's conjecture for K-theory?

Does anyone know (of a reference to) under what restrictions on the regular scheme $X$ it is known that we have an exact sequence
$$0 \to \mathcal{K}_n(X) \to \bigoplus_{x \in X^{(0)}} K_n(k(x)) \to ...

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### Algebraic K-theory of the group ring of the fundamental group

I know of two places where $K_{*}(\mathbb{Z}\pi_{1}(X))$ (the algebraic $K$-theory of the group ring of the fundamental group) makes an appearance in algebraic topology.
The first is the Wall ...

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### Spectral sequence for H-space bundles

Let $F \rightarrow E \rightarrow B$ be a fibre bundle such that $B$ is a smooth and compact manifold and $F$ obtains an associative H-space structure. Explicitly, it is not a principal bundle.
One ...

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### Index vs. equivariant index (and then taking invariant part)?

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve and let $C^{(n)}$ be its $n$th symmetric power.
Let $E$ be a $S_n$-equivariant vector bundle over the Cartesian power $C^n$. Suppose that $E$ descends to a vector ...

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### Somewhat general question that includes: “Do quasi-isomorphic cdgas have quasi-isomorphic spaces of derivations?”

Question: Given two quasi-isomorphic dg commutative algebras (over a field of characteristic zero, if you like), to what extent do their various homological geometric data agree?
Example: Given a dg ...

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### Twists of K-theory and tmf

I read in a paper by Christopher Douglas that third cohomology twists of $K$-theory may be interpreted as TMF-classes via a map $K(\mathbb{Z},3) \to TMF$, which is related to String orientations. How ...

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### Extensions which define the same element of $\text{Ext}^n(M,N)$ are in fact equivalent

It is well known (and wouldn't be so-named unless it were) that:
If $\xi$, $\eta$ are $n$-fold extensions of $N$ by $M$ (modules over a ring $R$) which yield the same element of $\text{Ext}^n(M,N)$, ...

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### Can injective resolutions be 'enlarged' (or shrunk) to admit only injective maps from extensions?

Let $M$ and $N$ be $R$-modules for some ring $R$. There is a standard result involving the computation of $\text{Ext}^n(M,N)$, using projective resolutions, which says that you can always choose a ...

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### Higher K-theory of Orlik-Solomon algebras (and possible generalizations?)

This topic of this question is a bit outside my comfort zone, and I should say that my end goal is to really understand how much "graph theory" is captured by contraction-deletion relations. It seems ...

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### A question about a proof in Rosenberg's algebraic K-theory book

In corollary 4.3.13 of Rosenberg's book Algebraic K-theory and its applications, it's proved that $K_2(F)=0$ if $F$ is a finite field.
The last sentence in the proof says that the central extension ...

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### The restriction of the Gersten resolution (for etale cohomology) onto a closed subvariety.

There is a very important result of Bloch and Ogus: for any smooth variety $X$ and fixed $r\in \mathbb{Z}$, $r\ge 0$, $l$ is prime to the residue field characteristic, the Zariski sheafification of ...

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### If V is an irreducible representation of G, what is K_{G}(T_{G}V)?

Here, G is a compact lie group. V is a finite dimensional irrepn of G.
By Atiyah, every element in K_{G}(T_{G}V) is a symbol of a transversally elliptic operator on V.
Of course, K_{G}(T_{G}V) is ...

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### Splitting principle in equivariant cohomology

The following is a weaker version of what is called splitting principle in
Appendix C, page 12, see also for a lighter version Brions Eq cohom and eq intersection theory, page 6:
Let $G$ be a compact ...

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### Z-torsion homology for groups

I would like to ask the following: if for a group $G$ the homology $H_n(G,\mathbb{Z})$ is $\mathbb{Z}$-torsion for every $n\geq n_0$, then what can be said concerning $\mathbb{Z}$-torsion for ...

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### Do K-equivalent rings have isomorphic Nil-Terms?

Let $R,S$ be rings and $f: R \rightarrow S$ a ring homomorphism such that $f$ induces an isomorphism on the $K$-theory of the rings. The map $f$ also induces a ring homomorphism $f[t]: R[t] ...

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### Grothendieck group for projective space over the dual numbers

Fix a field $k$. For a singular variety $X$, I understand that the Grothendieck group $K^0(X)$ of vector bundles on $X$ is not necessarily isomorphic to the Grothendieck group $K_0(X)$ of coherent ...

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### Unitary representation acting on the K-theory of the reduced group $C^*$-algebra

Let $G$ be a group (usually infinite), $R$ a ring and $\rho: G \rightarrow Gl_n(\mathbb{Z})$ a finite-dimensional representation of $G$. Then we can define a functor from the category of projective ...

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### The Mayer-Viertoris exact sequence as a (Zariski) descent spectral sequence.

For certain 'spaces' $U,V$ (they are certain Henselizations of subvarieties) I would like to compute (certain etale) cohomology of $U\cup V$ in terms of the corresponding cohomology of the diagram ...

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### Action of centralizer on Borel-Moore homology of Springer Fibers for Affine Hecke Algebra

In Chriss and Ginzburg's "Representation Theory and Complex Geometry", they describe a geometric construction of representations of the affine Hecke algebra, using the Borel-Moore homology of ...

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### K-Theory as a special $\lambda$-ring

I wonder if there is a nice and short proof that the $K$-theory of a topological space is a special $\lambda$-ring without invoking the splitting principle and alike. Is it possible to show directly ...

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### Infinite dimensional central simple algebras

When constructing the Brauer group of a field, only the finite-dimensional central simple algebras are considered (because of Artin-Wedderburn's characterization).
But what happens to the ...

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### Special properties of (the $\gamma$-filtration of) $K$-theory of affine varieties.

Let $A$ be a smooth affine variety of dimension $n$. Are there any facts known on $K_{\ast}(A)$ and its $\gamma$-filtration which do not hold for $K_*(V)$ for an arbitrary smooth $V$ (of the same ...

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### The vanishing of homotopy invariant $K$-theory of dg-categories

In my previous question The vanishing of non-connective K-theory in negative degrees
I asked when one can be sure that the negative non-connective $K$-groups of a differential graded category vanish. ...

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### The vanishing of non-connective K-theory in negative degrees

In the works of Cisinski, Tabuada, and Schlichting certain non-connective K-theory groups for a differential graded category $C$ are defined. As far as I understand, $K_i(C)$ is not necessarily zero ...

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### When the class of a complex is necessarily equi-dimensional

Let $P$ be a smooth projective variety. For an object $X$ of $D_{perf}(P)$ (i.e. a bounded perfect complex of $\mathfrak{O}_P$-module sheaves) we consider its class $[X]$ in $K_0(P)\otimes ...

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### Is there a good definition of (topological) K-Theory over arbitrary spaces?

Hi
(this is my very first question here, so please don't hurt me...)
for some time now i've been looking for a sufficiently aesthetical definition of (topological) K-theory of arbitrary spaces, yet ...

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### Understanding the analytic index map of the Atiyah-Singer index theorem

Hi,
I'm currently trying to understand the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and its proof as presented in the book "Spin Geometry" by Lawson and Michelsohn.
I do not understand why the analytic index map ...

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### Local Cohomology and Maximal-Cohen-Macaulay modules

Checking a recent article [this one, specifically section 3.1] I found the following claim (I'm paraphrasing, of course):
Let $A$ be a graded connected
noetherian algebra (not necessarily
...

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### Six term exact sequence In E-theory

I just want to know whether the two six term exact sequences in E-theory is true for nonseparable C*-algebras. We know already if the first varible is complex number, then we get six term exact ...

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### K-theory of number field

Let $R=\mathbb{Q}[e^{2\pi i /3}]$. Does $H_3(GL(R))$ have $\mathbb{Z}$-rank $1$?
If so, what is the index of the map:
$$
\mathbb{Z}\cong K_3(R)/{\rm Torsion} \to H_3(GL(R))/{\rm Torsion}\cong ...

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### Index of elliptic operators III: H-structure invariant under a group G

In the Atiyah-Singer paper mentioned above, they introduced on p.557 a concept called $H$-structure which is used to describe the Chern character of special elements of $K(TX)$. It is roughly the ...

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### Computing morphisms in localizations of $K(B)$

Let $B$ be an additive category (a small one; one can assume that it is a $\mathbb{Q}$-category, yet not much else is known about it). Given a set of objects $S$ of $K^b(B)$ (or $K(B)$), I consider ...

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### Are Tate twists of t-positive motives positive with respect to the Voevodsky's homotopy t-structure?

Let $X$ be a Voevodsky's motif (over a perfect field) that belongs to the positive part of the homotopy $t$-structure (i.e. its cohomology as an object of $D^-(ShSmCor)$ is zero in negative degrees). ...

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votes

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### pairs of matrices up to similiarity and vector bundles over punctured torus

I would like to construct 2D vector bundles over the punctured torus, but I don't know a lot of K-theory. Over the square, there can only be the trivial bundle, but now since ...

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### Where could I publish an average paper on triangulated categories?

I have a rather abstract paper on triangulated categories; I would say that it is of average size and quality. I want to find an appropriate journal to publish it; I would like it to be accepted in ...

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### H-space structure on the Calkin algebra

By the Atiyah-Jänich theorem the K-group $K^0(X)$ for a compact space $X$ may be represented as $[X, U(Q)]$, where $Q = B(H)/K(H)$ is the Calkin algebra and $H$ is a separable infinite dimensional ...

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### Products on the K-theory of graded C*-algebras

One can define products on the K-theory of graded C*-algebras as in
http://web.me.com/ndh2/math/Papers_files/Higson,%20Guentner%20-%202004%20-%20Group%20C*-algebras%20and%20K-theory.pdf
on page 152, ...

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### transversally elliptic operator, fundamental class, K-homology

How transversally elliptic pseudo-differential operator naturally induces a K-homology class in KK(A, C), where the algebra A is the crossed product algebra C(M) ⋊ G, where M is compact manifold and G ...

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### Projective modules over free groups

Consider the ring of Laurent polynomials $R := \mathbb{Z}[s,s^{-1}]$ with integer coefficients. Are all projective $R$-modules free? (Let's say left modules by convention.)
More generally, let $G$ ...

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### Survey of Algebraic K-Theory Since 1980?

I just came across Charles Weibel's Development of Algebraic K-Theory until 1980, and found it really helpful. Is there been anything analogous which surveys the developments in the last 30 years? ...

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### In K-homology K(X), if the Dirac operator D is invertible, does [D] represent zero element?

When X = pts, we know that the index of [D] equal to 0. What about X is not a point. Thanks

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### Proof of Bott Periodicity in twisted K-theory

I have a question about the Proof of Bott Periodicity in twisted K-theory
by Atiyah and Segal in their paper Twisted K-theory.
Following their notation, to prove Bott periodicity in this context it ...

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### Heller operator without left adjoint?

Suppose given a noetherian ring $R$. On the stable category $R\text{-}\underline{\text{mod}} := R\text{-mod}/R\text{-proj}$, we have the Heller operator
$$
\Omega : R\text{-}\underline{\text{mod}} ...

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### Where do all these projection formulas come from?

I have been intrigued for a long time by the formal similarity of results from different areas of mathematics. Here are some examples.
Set theory Given a map $f:X\to Y$ and subsets $X' \subset X, ...

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### Is Margolis's axiomatisation conjecture still alive?

The construction of the category of finite spectra is easy, but there are different constructions of the whole homotopy category of spectra, all of which leading to the same result up to an ...