A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology by J. P. May

A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology by J. P. May

By J. P. May

Algebraic topology is a uncomplicated a part of smooth arithmetic, and a few wisdom of this region is critical for any complex paintings in relation to geometry, together with topology itself, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and Lie teams. This e-book presents a close remedy of algebraic topology either for academics of the topic and for complex graduate scholars in arithmetic both focusing on this region or carrying on with directly to different fields. J. Peter May's strategy displays the large inner advancements inside algebraic topology during the last numerous a long time, such a lot of that are principally unknown to mathematicians in different fields. yet he additionally keeps the classical shows of varied themes the place acceptable. so much chapters finish with difficulties that additional discover and refine the strategies awarded. the ultimate 4 chapters supply sketches of considerable components of algebraic topology which are in most cases passed over from introductory texts, and the booklet concludes with a listing of prompt readings for these attracted to delving extra into the field.

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A criterion for a map to be a cofibration We want a criterion that allows us to recognize cofibrations when we see them. We shall often consider pairs (X, A) consisting of a space X and a subspace A. Cofibration pairs will be those pairs that “behave homologically” just like the associated quotient spaces X/A. Definition. A pair (X, A) is an NDR-pair (= neighborhood deformation retract pair) if there is a map u : X −→ I such that u−1 (0) = A and a homotopy h : X × I −→ X such that h0 = id, h(a, t) = a for a ∈ A and t ∈ I, and h(x, 1) ∈ A if u(x) < 1; (X, A) is a DR-pair if u(x) < 1 for all x ∈ X, in which case A is a deformation retract of X.

The starting point of the construction of general covers is the following description of regular covers and in particular of the universal cover. Proposition. Let p : E −→ B be a cover such that Aut(E) acts transitively on Fb . Then the cover p is regular and E/ Aut(E) is homeomorphic to B. Proof. For any points e, e′ ∈ Fb , there exists g ∈ Aut(E) such that g(e) = e′ and thus p∗ (π1 (E, e)) = p∗ (π1 (E, e′ )). Therefore all conjugates of p∗ (π1 (E, e)) are equal to p∗ (π1 (E, e)) and p∗ (π1 (E, e)) is a normal subgroup of π1 (B, b).

COVERINGS OF GROUPOIDS 23 (ii) Let C be a small groupoid. Define the star of x, denoted St(x) or StC (x), to be the set of objects of x\C , that is, the set of morphisms of C with source x. Write C (x, x) = π(C , x) for the group of automorphisms of the object x. (iii) Let E and B be small connected groupoids. A covering p : E −→ B is a functor that is surjective on objects and restricts to a bijection p : St(e) −→ St(p(e)) for each object e of E . For an object b of B, let Fb denote the set of objects of E such that p(e) = b.

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