Homotopy, stable homotopy, homology and cohomology, homotopical algebra.

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### Does an isogeny always define a covering map?

Consider a map $f: G_1 \to G_2$ between two topological groups. If $f$ is an isogeny when viewing $G_1,G_2$ as algebraic groups does $f$ always define a covering map when viewing $G_1,G_2$ as ...

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### Measuring the failure of pushforward to commute with Steenrod squares

Let $f \colon X \rightarrow Y$ be a map of topological spaces. Let's say that they are (closed) manifolds (not necessarily orientable), though to be honest I'm really interested in the more general ...

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### Homotopy groups of Moore spaces

Is there anything known about the homotopy groups of the Moore spaces $M(\mathbb Z_m,n)$ if $m\neq 2$ and $n \geq 2$?

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### Free Symmetric Operads and $\mathbb{S}$-modules

In the definition of operads, if we restrict our attention to $\mathbb{S}$-modules where the action by the symmetric groups is free, then the free operads
have still an underling free ...

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### How to compute a signature of n-dimensional torus [on hold]

I can use cup product on cohomology, but what exactly means fundamental class?
Should I use Chern-Weil correspondence to compute its Pontrjagin class (actually what does Pontrjagin class for ...

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### Are the unwound thin realization and fat realization homotopy equivalent?

This is a question about a theorem (proposition 2) in the article--On the homotopy type of classifying spaces
Recall some definitions first:
Given a category $\mathcal{C}$ internal in ...

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### Vector bundles with exactly one nonzero SW-class

I am interested in seeing examples of a space $X$ (preferably a closed smooth manifold, but any finite-dimensional CW-complex would also be of interest) with a vector bundle $\xi\colon E \to X$ on it, ...

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### The compatibility of the Gysin sequence with mixed Hodge structures

Let $X$ be a compact complex $n$-manifold and $D$ be a smooth comdimension $1$ submanifold. Also let $U:= X\setminus D$ and $j$ be the inclusion of $U$ in $X$.
Then it is well known that the ...

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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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### Is it true that all sphere bundles are some double of disk bundle?

Let's consider a smooth sphere bundle over a smooth manifold with structure group is equal to the diffeomorphism group of sphere. Then, can we say that this is a double of some disk bundle? Thank you ...

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### Nice things that can be proved easily with characteristic classes

A bit of context for this question: as a project for my master's degree my supervisor asked me to understand the construction of Milnor's exotic spheres. After learning the heavy material (I knew very ...

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### Mayer-Vietoris sequence for orbifolds

Is there a version of the Mayer-Vietoris long exact sequence for orbifolds? I am interested in orbifold homology as opposed to the homology of the underlying topological space.

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### Integral cohomology of $G/N(T)$

Let $G$ be a compact connected simple Lie group, $T$ a maximal torus, $N(T)$ the normalizer of $T$, and $W=N(T)/T$ the Weyl group. It is well-known that $H^*(G/T,\mathbb{Q})$ is the regular ...

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### Thorough reference on regular homotopy

I would like to learn this topic of algebraic topology but I cannot find a relevant reference to answer my basic questions on the subject (for example, is there a Hurewicz theorem for regular homotopy ...

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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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### Trefoil Knot Seifert Minimal Surface Equation

I am not very familiar with knot theory nor with minimal surfaces, so I already apologize if my question appears too naive or simple :). I am trying to do the following:
Starting from a real ...

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### Torsion of $H_{n-1}$

Suppose $X$ is a non-orientable manifold. Using Universal Coefficient Theorem (UCT) for homology, we can get that the torsion of $H_{n-1}$ is a cyclic group of order $2$. I am looking for a proof of ...

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### Classification of fake (quaternionic, octonionic) projective spaces

If $X$ is a closed $n$-manifold, a fake $X$ is another closed manifold homotopy equivalent to $X$. There is some interest in classifying manifolds (up to, say, homeomorphism) homotopy equivalent to a ...

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### Finite groups inside an infinite group with the same homology

Suppose we have a triple of groups $G,H,K$ verifying the follwing conditions
$G$ and $H$ are finite groups and $K$ an infinite group.
there exists two monomorphisms $G\rightarrow K\leftarrow H$ ...

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### Deformation Quantization

I am a beginner and I want to learn about deformation quantization. Please suggest me with which book or notes, I should start?

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### Poincaré Duality for non-compact manifolds without Zorn's Lemma

Does exists a proof of the Poincaré Duality version for non-compact manifolds without using the Zorn's Lemma? I know that there is a proof using the Whitney embedding theorem, but I don't know this ...

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### Flat connections on 3-manifold with boundary

Suppose $Y$ is a 3-manifold and the boundary $\Sigma:=\partial Y$ is non-empty. Let $G$ be a Lie group with trivial center. Let $\overline {\mathcal A}_{flat}(\Sigma)$ and $\overline {\mathcal ...

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### de Rham type cohomology for covariant derivative?

We know that in general for a covariant derivative $D$ on a vector bundle $\xi$ over $M$ we don't have $D \circ D = 0$. This prevents us from having the following cochain complex
\begin{equation}
...

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### Atiyah-sequence-like definition of connection on vector bundles?

For a principal bundle $\pi: P \to M$ we have the following Atiyah sequence that can be used to define a connection on it
\begin{equation}
0 \to V{P} \to T{P} \to \pi^*{T{M}} \to 0
\end{equation}
A ...

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### Every vector bundle can be induced from a principal bundle? its frame bundle? [migrated]

If it is a theorem could somebody tell me the name? If it is wrong could somebody give a counterexample to illustrate what the obstruction is?
I am wondering this because in Clifford Taubes' book on ...

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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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### Groups whose finite index subgroups of fixed index are isomorphic

I am interested in finitely generated groups $G$ that are residually finite and have the following property: For each $d \geq 1$, $G$ has subgroups of finite index $d$, and all such subgroups are ...

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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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### Reference request: Atiyah-Segal completion on spectrum level

It seems like the Atiyah Segal completion theorem for the two element group
$G = \mathbb Z_2$ and one-point space $X=\{ * \}$ with trivial G action yields a statement about the underlying spectra as ...

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### Known results in the Cohomology of finite groups

I am learning to compute cohomology of finite groups and came across this survey article http://www.ams.org/notices/199707/adem.pdf "Recent Developments in the cohomology of finite groups" by ...

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### Localization in equivariant cohomology theory for groups other than ($p$-)tori

Recall the following localization theorem, as stated in Hsiang's Cohomology Theory of Compact Transformation Groups:
Theorem. Let $G=(S^1)^k$ be a torus, $X$ a paracompact $G$-space with finite ...

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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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### $p$-adic Bott periodicity?

The Bott periodicity theorem can be formulated as the existence of homotopy equivalences $\Omega^2(KU)\equiv KU$ and $\Omega^8(KO)=KO$. I always wondered whether this theorem could also be transferred ...

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### Addition of two homology classes is zero in construction of Poincare Sphere

I ask here the question since it hasn't been answered in
Math Stack Exchange.
I am working through Greenberg and Harper, Lecture notes on Algebraic Topology, and I am having trouble with one ...

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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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### Free cocompact action of discrete group gives a covering map [migrated]

I'd like to find a short proof of the following seemingly basic fact encountered on the second page of Atiyah's paper "Elliptic operators, discrete groups, and von Neumann algebras." ...

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### Chern-Simons form and Rarita-Schwinger operator

The Rarita-Schwinger (RS) operator naturally generalizes the Dirac operator and in Physics it describes particles with spin-3/2.
I was wondering if there exists any reference concerning the ...

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### Cohomology ring of a fiberwise join

I am very interested in the cohomology ring of the following construction. Let $f: Y\to X$ be a map between (connected) topological spaces. Suppose that the image of the map $f^*:H^*(X) \to H^*(Y)$ is ...

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### “Small” simplicial complex with torsion trees

I am giving an expository talk soon about Duval-Klivans-Martin's paper Simplicial Matrix Tree Theorems, and I've been struggling to find a good example to do at the board. An important aspect of the ...

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### Are there genera for algebraic cobordism?

For real and complex manifolds, we can form the (oriented) cobordism ring $\Omega$, and a genus is defined to be a ring homomorphism
$$\varphi:\Omega\otimes\mathbb{Q}\to R$$
where $R$ is any ...

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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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### Representation viewpoint on Chern Weil (cohomology computations done with rep theory?)

Let $G$ be a compact lie group. Chern-Weil theory tells us that there's a homomorphism:
$$H^{*}(BG;\mathbb{R}) \to (Sym^{\bullet} \mathfrak{g^*})^G$$
Which in our case is an isomorphism since $G$ ...

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### what is the universal cover of GL(2,R)?

In the theory of Bridgeland stability conditions one has an action of the universal cover $G'$ of $G = GL^+(2,\mathbb R)$.
What is G'?
I know there is concrete description in terms of pairs ...

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### Equivalence of different cohomology groups

Let $X$ be a topological space (may be assumed to be locally compact). Let $A$ be either a field or $\mathbb{Z}$. One can consider various cohomology groups:
(1) singular cohomology ...

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### CW 4 manifolds with single 4 cell

Let $M$ be a connected compact closed 4 manifold. Then $H_4(M)=\mathbb{Z}$. If we assume it is smooth, from Morse theory we know that $M$ has a CW structure. But can we find a CW structure of $M$ with ...

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### Applications of topology to discrete dynamical systems?

I'd like to know some of the applications of topology to discrete dynamics. By discrete dynamics I loosely mean studying maps between discrete sets.
I mean cases where adding a topology to the sets ...

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### smoothing locally-finite (Borel-Moore chains)

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. As is recorded in (for example) Lee's book, de Rham proved that one can calculated singular homology, $H_*(M)$ using smooth simplices. Does the result extend to ...

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### Local “pathologies” in spaces arising naturally in algebraic topology

I have been thinking about methods for constructing continuous paths locally in a space. These paths have domain the unit interval and map into "small" neighborhoods of points in a space. Moreover ...

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### “structure group” for fibration

Regarding "fibration" as a homotopy analogue of "fiber bundle",I want to see parallel notions of "structure group" and "fiber change" in "fibration".
Does it make sense to talk about "structure ...

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### Using Lefschetz duality in algebraic geometry

I am reading the paper of Fulton and Lazarsfeld on the connectivity of degeneracy loci of morphisms of vector bundles, but there is a comment in the article that I don't quite understand.
Let $G$ be ...