Infinite Loop Spaces (Am-90), Volume 90 (Paperback)

Hermann Weyl Lectures, the Institute for Advanced Study. (Am-90) (Annals of Mathematics Studies #90)

By John Frank Adams

Princeton University Press, 9780691082066, 230pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 1978

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The theory of infinite loop spaces has been the center of much recent activity in algebraic topology. Frank Adams surveys this extensive work for researchers and students. Among the major topics covered are generalized cohomology theories and spectra; infinite-loop space machines in the sense of Boadman-Vogt, May, and Segal; localization and group completion; the transfer; the Adams conjecture and several proofs of it; and the recent theories of Adams and Priddy and of Madsen, Snaith, and Tornehave.