Non-existence of a stable homotopy category for p-complete abelian groups

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Title: Non-existence of a stable homotopy category for p-complete abelian groups
Author: Vanderpool, Ruth, 1980-
Abstract: We investigate the existence of a stable homotopy category (SHC) associated to the category of p -complete abelian groups [Special characters omitted]. First we examine [Special characters omitted] and prove [Special characters omitted] satisfies all but one of the axioms of an abelian category. The connections between an SHC and homology functors are then exploited to draw conclusions about possible SHC structures for [Special characters omitted]. In particular, let [Special characters omitted] denote the category whose objects are chain complexes of [Special characters omitted] and morphisms are chain homotopy classes of maps. We show that any homology functor from any subcategory of [Special characters omitted] containing the p-adic integers and satisfying the axioms of an SHC will not agree with standard homology on free, finitely generated (as modules over the p -adic integers) chain complexes. Explicit examples of common functors are included to highlight troubles that arrise when working with [Special characters omitted]. We make some first attempts at classifying small objects in [Special characters omitted].
Description: vii, 54 p. : ill. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10244
Date: 2009-06


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