ISBN-10:
0521079764
ISBN-13:
9780521079761
Pub. Date:
01/31/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
General Cohomology Theory and K-Theory

General Cohomology Theory and K-Theory

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Overview

These notes constitute a faithful record of a short course of lectures given in São Paulo, Brazil, in the summer of 1968. The audience was assumed to be familiar with the basic material of homology and homotopy theory, and the object of the course was to explain the methodology of general cohomology theory and to give applications of K-theory to familiar problems such as that of the existence of real division algebras. The audience was not assumed to be sophisticated in homological algebra, so one chapter is devoted to an elementary exposition of exact couples and spectral sequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521079761
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2008
Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series , #1
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

1. General Cohomology Theories; 2. Exact Couples and Spectral Sequences; 3. The Generalized Atiyah-Hirzebruch Spectral Sequence; 4. K- Theory; 5. K-Theory, the Chern Character and the Hopf Invariant Problem.

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