Special Issue "Algebraic K-Theory and Applications"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hvedri Inassaridze

A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute of Tbilisi State University, 6, Tamarashvili Str., Tbilisi 0177, Georgia
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Interests: K-theory; homotopical algebra; category theory; non-commutaive geometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Algebraic K-theory is a discipline of mathematics with connections to geometry, topology, ring theory and number theory. Geometric, algebraic and arithmetic objects are assigned groups called K-groups. They contain detailed information about original object but are difficult to compute. For example, an important outstanding problem is to compute the K-groups of the integers. K-theory was invented in the late 1950s by Alexander Grothendieck in his study of intersection theory on algebraic varieties. Algebraic K-theory has two components: the classical theory which centers around the Grothendieck group of a category, and higher algebraic K-theory which requires topological or homological machinery to define. It is based on the fundamental works of Grothendieck, Bass, Milnor, Swan, Quillen and Waldhausen. There are four basic constructions for higher algebraic K-theory: the +–construction for rings, the group completion constructions for symmetric monoidal categories, Quillen’s Q-construction for exact categories, and Waldhausen’s wS. construction for categories with cofibrations and weak equivalences. All these constructions give the same K-theory of a ring, but are useful in various distinct settings. Algebraic K-theory is intensively developed worldwide as a fundamental area of mathematics (algebra, topology, geometry) and has important applications in algebraic topology and algebraic geometry.

We invite and welcome original research articles dealing with recent advances in algebraic K-theory and its applications.

Prof. Dr. Hvedri Inassaridze
Guest Editor

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  • projective module
  • higher K-functor
  • homotopy functor
  • K-theory space
  • Resolution
  • simplicial group
  • localization
  • monoidal category
  • vector bundle
  • geometric realization

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