Algebraic Methods in Unstable Homotopy Theory by Joseph Neisendorfer

By Joseph Neisendorfer

The main glossy and thorough therapy of volatile homotopy conception on hand. the point of interest is on these tools from algebraic topology that are wanted within the presentation of effects, confirmed via Cohen, Moore, and the writer, at the exponents of homotopy teams. the writer introduces a variety of features of risky homotopy idea, together with: homotopy teams with coefficients; localization and finishing touch; the Hopf invariants of Hilton, James, and Toda; Samelson items; homotopy Bockstein spectral sequences; graded Lie algebras; differential homological algebra; and the exponent theorems in regards to the homotopy teams of spheres and Moore areas. This e-book is acceptable for a path in volatile homotopy concept, following a primary direction in homotopy idea. it's also a important reference for either specialists and graduate scholars wishing to go into the sphere.

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8. If Y is any co-H-space and X is any H-space, then the two structures on [Y, X]∗ are the same and they are both commutative and associative. 9. If X is an associative H-space, the set πn (X; G) is a group if n ≥ 2 and an abelian group if n ≥ 3. Exercises (1) Let G be a finitel generated abelian group and write G ∼ = T ⊕ F where T is a torsion group and F is torsion free. Let X be any finit complex with exactly one nonzero reduced integral cohomology group which is isomorphic to G in dimension n.

We shall say that A is mod k trivial if Ak = 0 and k A = 0. 6. Let 0 → A → B → C → 0 be a short exact sequence of abelian groups. Then: (a) Bk = 0 implies Ck = 0. (b) if two of the three groups are mod k trivial, then so is the third. 7. (a) Ak = 0 implies (I n · A)k = 0 for all n ≥ 1. (b) k A = 0 implies k (I n · A) = 0 for all n ≥ 1. 83in 978 0 521 76037 9 December 26, 2009 Homotopy groups with coefficients The firs of the two lemmas follows from the long exact sequence of the Tor functor. For the second, it is sufficien to consider the case n = 1.

It follows that there is a homology equivalence → P n (T ⊕ F ). 6. If X is a pointed topological space, then the n-th homotopy group of X with G coefficient is πn (X; G) = [P n (G); X]∗ = the pointed homotopy classes of maps from P n (G) to X. The two most useful examples of P n (G) are: If G = Z = the additive group of integers, then P n (Z) = S n and πn (X; Z) = πn (X) = the usual homotopy groups for all n ≥ 1. If G = Z/kZ = the integers mod k, then P n (Z/kZ) = P n (k) = S n −1 ∪k en = the space obtained by attaching an n-cell to an (n − 1)-sphere by a map of degree k.

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