Algebraic Methods in Unstable Homotopy Theory (New by Joseph Neisendorfer

By Joseph Neisendorfer

The main sleek and thorough remedy of volatile homotopy conception to be had. the point of interest is on these equipment from algebraic topology that are wanted within the presentation of effects, confirmed by means of Cohen, Moore, and the writer, at the exponents of homotopy teams. the writer introduces a variety of elements of risky homotopy idea, together with: homotopy teams with coefficients; localization and final 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 publication is acceptable for a path in volatile homotopy idea, following a primary direction in homotopy conception. it's also a useful reference for either specialists and graduate scholars wishing to go into the sphere.

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Up to p−completion, simply connected spaces with π2 torsion are locally equivalent to all their n−connected covers. In addition, Miller’s theorem [84] asserts that simply connected finite complexes are local in this theory with K(Z/pZ, 1) → ∗ inverted. A lemma due to Zabrodsky shows that all K(π, n) → ∗ are inverted with π a p−primary torsion abelian group. All these Eilenberg-MacLane spaces are equivalent to a point in this localization. In fact, if X is a simply connected finite complex with π2 (X) torsion and X < n > is an n−connected cover of X, then the p− completion of this kind of localization of X < n > is just the p−completion of X.

Proof: a) If X and Y are local, then there are equivalences map(M, X × Y ) ∼ = map(M, X) × map(M, Y ) Hence, X × Y is local. X × Y. 1. DROR FARJOUN-BOUSFIELD LOCALIZATION 39 b) Let A → B be a local equivalence, C be any space, and X be any local space. The space map(C, X) is local since there are equivalences map(M, map(C, X)) ∼ = map(M × C, X) ∼ = map(C, map(M, X)) map(C, X). It follows that the map A × C → B × C is a local equivalence since there are equivalences map(A×C, X) ∼ = map(A, map(C, X)) map(B, map(C, X)) ∼ = map(B×C, X).

2) the space of pointed maps map∗ (M, X) is weakly contractible. The equivalence of the above two conditions is a consequence of the fibration sequence map∗ (M, X) → map(M, X) → X. Thus, X is M − null if and only if, for all n ≥ 0, πn (map∗ (M, X)) = [Σn M, X]∗ = ∗, in other words, all pointed maps Σn M → X must be homotopic to the constant. In this sense, M looks like a point with respect to X. It is convenient that the basic definitions of localization come in two equivalent versions, pointed and unpointed.

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