Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series A, Mathematical Sciences

Chern classes and generators

Masaki Kameko

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We give a simple proof for the fact that certain algebra generators of the $\mathrm{mod}\,2$ cohomology of classifying spaces of exceptional Lie groups are given by Chern classes and Stiefel-Whitney classes of certain representations.

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Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. A Math. Sci., Volume 88, Number 1 (2012), 21-23.

First available in Project Euclid: 30 December 2011

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Primary: 55R40: Homology of classifying spaces, characteristic classes [See also 57Txx, 57R20]

Classifying space exceptional Lie group characteristic class


Kameko, Masaki. Chern classes and generators. Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. A Math. Sci. 88 (2012), no. 1, 21--23. doi:10.3792/pjaa.88.21.

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