H Ring Spectra and Their Applications
by R. R. Bruner, J. P. May, J. E. McClure, M. Steinberger
Publisher: Springer 1986
Number of pages: 400
This volume concerns spectra with enriched multiplicative structure. It is a truism that interesting cohomology theories are represented by ring spectra, the product on the spectrum giving rise to the cup products in the theory.
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by Boris Botvinnik - University of Oregon
Contents: Important examples of topological spaces; Constructions; Homotopy and homotopy equivalence; CW-complexes and homotopy; Fundamental group; Covering spaces; Higher homotopy groups; Fiber bundles; Suspension Theorem and Whitehead product; etc.
by Paul Goerss - Northwestern University
Contents: The Adams spectral sequence; Classical calculations; The Adams-Novikov Spectral Sequence; Complex oriented homology theories; The height filtration; The chromatic decomposition; Change of rings; The Morava stabilizer group.
by Daniel Dugger - University of Oregon
This is an expository paper on homotopy colimits and homotopy limits. These are constructions which should arguably be in the toolkit of every modern algebraic topologist. Many proofs are avoided, or perhaps just sketched.
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu - University of Notre Dame
The author discusses several exciting topological developments which radically changed the way we think about many issues. Topics covered: Poincare duality, Thom isomorphism, Euler, Chern and Pontryagin classes, cobordisms groups, signature formula.