Rings, Modules, and Algebras in Stable Homotopy Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs)

Rings, Modules, and Algebras in Stable Homotopy Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs)

By: M.A. Mandell (author), M. Cole (author), J. Peter May (author), I. Kriz (author), A.D. Elmendorf (author)Paperback

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This book introduces a new point-set level approach to stable homotopy theory that has already had many applications and promises to have a lasting impact on the subject. Given the sphere spectrum $S$, the authors construct an associative, commutative, and unital smash product in a complete and cocomplete category of ""$S$-modules"" whose derived category is equivalent to the classical stable homotopy category. This construction allows for a simple and algebraically manageable definition of ""$S$-algebras"" and ""commutative $S$-algebras"" in terms of associative, or associative and commutative, products $R\wedge SR \longrightarrow R$. These notions are essentially equivalent to the earlier notions of $A {\infty $ and $E {\infty $ ring spectra, and the older notions feed naturally into the new framework to provide plentiful examples. There is an equally simple definition of $R$-modules in terms of maps $R\wedge SM\longrightarrow M$. When $R$ is commutative, the category of $R$-modules also has a


Introduction Prologue: the category of ${\mathbb L}$-spectra Structured ring and module spectra The homotopy theory of $R$-modules The algebraic theory of $R$-modules $R$-ring spectra and the specialization to $MU$ Algebraic $K$-theory of $S$-algebras $R$-algebras and topological model categories Bousfield localizations of $R$-modules and algebras Topological Hochschild homology and cohomology Some basic constructions on spectra Spaces of linear isometries and technical theorems The monadic bar construction Epilogue: The category of ${\mathbb L}$-spectra under $S$ Appendix A. Twisted half-smash products and function spectra Bibliography Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780821843031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 249
  • ID: 9780821843031
  • ISBN10: 0821843036

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