By Barry Dayton, Charles Weibel (auth.), J. F. Jardine, V. P. Snaith (eds.)

A NATO complicated examine Institute entitled "Algebraic K-theory: Connections with Geometry and Topology" used to be held on the Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada from December 7 to December eleven of 1987. This assembly used to be together supported through NATO and the common Sciences and Engineering examine Council of Canada, and used to be backed partly through the Canadian Mathematical Society. This ebook is the quantity of lawsuits for that assembly. Algebraic K-theory is largely the examine of homotopy invariants bobbing up from jewelry and their linked matrix teams. extra importantly might be, the topic has develop into crucial to the learn of the connection among Topology, Algebraic Geometry and quantity thought. It attracts on all of those fields as a topic in its personal correct, however it serves in addition to a good translator for the applying of ideas from one box in one other. The papers during this quantity are consultant of the present nation of the topic. they're, for the main half, examine papers that are basically of curiosity to researchers within the box and to these desiring to be such. there's a part on difficulties during this quantity which will be of specific curiosity to scholars; it incorporates a dialogue of the issues from Gersten's recognized checklist of 1973, in addition to a brief checklist of recent problems.

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We can define A of a A. B is a commutative A-algebra which is a finitely generated projective A-module. then the transfer map FL~OCB) sends Proof: and A. 1 are functorial in to FL~OCA) for all KO(B) ~ KO(A) n. The usual direct limit argument shows that we may assume B noetherian. finite family {Zj} Suppose given an element of closed subsets of a family of closed subsets of Spec(B). of finite projective B-modules such that w € FL~OCB) Spec(A). } J Choose a bounded complex w = 2C_1)i[pi] is p. and for all 22 ON TIIE NATURALITI OF and i j -1 codim(T If p!

Z or a variety over ~. X is a pair consisting of an the restriction of which to the is equipped with a COO Hermitian metric The Chern classes of such a bundle can be constructed in two different ways. First we can look for the obstructions to finding linearly independant sets of non-vanishing sections; this leads to the 'algebraic' Chern classes [19]. on Then we can look at the Xoo; forms 00 C c (E) E CHP(X) p bundle with connection using the Chern-Wei! II II) E AP,P(X,IR) p flat connection on E.

1. e. a collection of rational f € k(W) * on codimension p-l a a = 0; the a subvarieties such that Tare codimension 2p-1 integral currents a constructed as above. Z). P-l{"m) _ 1a ciiP{X) 1~ ~-l{X,Z) ----+ ) CHP{X) _ 19 1~ A:2p-l{X,IR)_ if2P- 1(X,IRIZ) 0 H2p (X,Z) _ _ o. The maps between the other sequences are constructed similarly. Y, gZ*gy) {OZ·Oy,{dCgZ}*{dCgy }}. z E ciiP(X) may be represented by cycles Y meet properly. y Then x·y (Z,gZ) is is represented by = OZ·Oy is discussed in [21] §4, while c d (gZ*gy) = dc (gZAoy = (dc gZ) + wZAgy ) A 0y + z W c A d gy (dCg}*(dCgy ) .