Tsukuba Journal of Mathematics

The self-equivalence groups in certain coherent homotopy categories

H.J. Baues, K.A. Hardie, and K.H. Kamps

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Abstract

We study the self-equivalence groups associated with objects in (i) the track homotopy category over a fixed space $B$, (ii) the track homotopy category under a fixed space $A$ and (iii) the category of homotopy pairs. In each case a short exact sequence decomposition of the self-equivalence group is available. In the case of (i) the group is isomorphic to the group of fibre-homotopy self-equivalences of an associated fibration, the decomposition (in other form) is known and has been used as the basis of computations. We make sample computations in the simplest situations for (i), (ii), and (iii), in each case solving the extension problem that arises by considering secondary operations and determining the Toda-Hopf invariant of relevant tracks. We indicate that in certain cases such computations can be used to determine the self-equivalence group of a mapping cone.

Article information

Source
Tsukuba J. Math., Volume 21, Number 1 (1997), 213-228.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 30 May 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.tkbjm/1496163173

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.21099/tkbjm/1496163173

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1467233

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0883.55011

Citation

Baues, H.J.; Hardie, K.A.; Kamps, K.H. The self-equivalence groups in certain coherent homotopy categories. Tsukuba J. Math. 21 (1997), no. 1, 213--228. doi:10.21099/tkbjm/1496163173. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.tkbjm/1496163173


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