E 'Infinite' Ring Spaces and E 'Infinite' Ring Spectra
by J. P. May
Publisher: Springer 1977
Number of pages: 280
The theme of this book is infinite loop space theory and its multiplicative elaboration. This is the appropriate framework for the most structured development of algebraic K-theory, by which we understand the homotopy theory of discrete categories, and one of the main goals of this volume is a complete analysis of the relationship between the classifying spaces of geometric topology and the infinite loop spaces of algebraic K-theory.
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