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Algebraic Methods in Unstable Homotopy Theory

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  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521760379


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  • The most modern and thorough treatment of unstable homotopy theory available. The focus is on those methods from algebraic topology which are needed in the presentation of results, proven by Cohen, Moore, and the author, on the exponents of homotopy groups. The author introduces various aspects of unstable homotopy theory, including: homotopy groups with coefficients; localization and completion; the Hopf invariants of Hilton, James, and Toda; Samelson products; homotopy Bockstein spectral sequences; graded Lie algebras; differential homological algebra; and the exponent theorems concerning the homotopy groups of spheres and Moore spaces. This book is suitable for a course in unstable homotopy theory, following a first course in homotopy theory. It is also a valuable reference for both experts and graduate students wishing to enter the field.

    • Methods are introduced one-by-one in chapters that are largely self-contained
    • Suitable as a course text and also a valuable reference for experts and graduate students wishing to enter the field
    • Contains over 270 exercises
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    'It is very well written and organized, as would be expected of the author, who is renowned for an excellent expository style … the book could, and should, be used as a text for students aiming to do research in unstable homotopy theory. By the end of a thorough reading, a student would be well grounded in a suite of contemporary methods and would be ready to tackle research problems. the book's comprehensive nature also means that it is a wonderful reference for expects in the area.' Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

    '… provides a new generation of topologists with a readable and workmanlike collection of important techniques and results …' Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521760379
    • length: 574 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 162 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 275 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Homotopy groups with coefficients
    2. A general theory of localization
    3. Fibre extensions of squares and the Peterson-Stein formula
    4. Hilton-Hopf invariants and the EHP sequence
    5. James-Hopf invariants and Toda-Hopf invariants
    6. Samelson products
    7. Bockstein spectral sequences
    8. Lie algebras and universal enveloping algebras
    9. Applications of graded Lie algebras
    10. Differential homological algebra
    11. Odd primary exponent theorems
    12. Differential homological algebra of classifying spaces

  • Author

    Joseph Neisendorfer, University of Rochester, New York
    Joseph Neisendorfer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Rochester, New York.

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