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Equivalences of classifying spaces completed at odd primes

  • BOB OLIVER (a1)

We prove the Martino–Priddy conjecture for an odd prime $p$: the $p$-completions of the classifying spaces of two groups $G$ and $G^\prime$ are homotopy equivalent if and only if there is an isomorphism between their Sylow $p$-subgroups which preserves fusion. A second theorem is a description for odd $p$ of the group of homotopy classes of self homotopy equivalences of the $p$-completion of $BG$, in terms of automorphisms of a Sylow $p$-subgroup of $G$ which preserve fusion in $G$. These are both consequences of a technical algebraic result, which says that for an odd prime $p$ and a finite group $G$, all higher derived functors of the inverse limit vanish for a certain functor $\calz_G$ on the $p$-subgroup orbit category of $G$.

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Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • ISSN: 0305-0041
  • EISSN: 1469-8064
  • URL: /core/journals/mathematical-proceedings-of-the-cambridge-philosophical-society
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