Civan, Yusuf and Ray, Nigel
(2004)
*Homotopy Decompositions and K-theory of Bott Towers.*
K-theory, 34 (1).
pp. 1-33.
ISSN 0920-3036

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## Abstract

We describe Bott towers as sequences of toric manifolds $M^k$, and identify the omniorientations which correspond to their original construction as complex varieties. We show that the suspension of M^k is homotopy equivalent to a wedge of Thom complexes, and display its complex K-theory as an algebra over the coefficient ring. We extend the results to KO-theory for several families of examples, and compute the effects of the realification homomorphism; these calculations breathe geometric life into Bahri and Bendersky's analysis of the Adams Spectral Sequence. By way of application we consider the enumeration of stably complex structures on M^k, obtaining estimates for those which arise from omniorientations and those which are almost complex. We conclude with observations on the role of Bott towers in complex cobordism theory.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Bott towers, K-Theory, stably complex structures, Thom complexes, toric manifolds |

Subjects: | MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 55 Algebraic topology MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 57 Manifolds and cell complexes |

Depositing User: | Nigel Ray |

Date Deposited: | 09 Dec 2005 |

Last Modified: | 20 Oct 2017 14:12 |

URI: | http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/107 |

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