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ZZ/2 - Homotopy Theory : Translations from Greek and Roman Authors - M.C. Crabb

ZZ/2 - Homotopy Theory

Translations from Greek and Roman Authors

Paperback Published: 2nd February 1981
ISBN: 9780521280518
Number Of Pages: 136

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This account is a study of twofold symmetry in algebraic topology. The author discusses specifically the antipodal involution of a real vector bundle - multiplication by - I in each fibre; doubling and squaring operations; the symmetry of bilinear forms and Hermitian K-theory. In spite of its title, this is not a treatise on equivariant topology; rather it is the language in which to describe the symmetry. Familiarity with the basic concepts of algebraic topology (homotopy, stable homotopy, homology, K-theory, the Pontrjagin Thom transfer construction) is assumed. Detailed proofs are not given (the expert reader will be able to supply them when necessary) yet nowhere is credibility lost. Thus the approach is elementary enough to provide an introduction to the subject suitable for graduate students although research workers will find here much of interest."

The Euler class and obstruction theory
Spherical fibrations
Stable cohomotopy
Framed manifolds
The image of J
The Euler characteristic
Topological Hermitian K-theory
Algebraic Hermitian K-theory
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ISBN: 9780521280518
ISBN-10: 0521280516
Series: Translations from Greek and Roman Authors
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 2nd February 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.21

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