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Free actions and complex cobordism

Authors: Connor Lazarov and Arthur G. Wasserman
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 47 (1975), 215-217
MathSciNet review: 0350759
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Abstract: Connor and Floyd have observed that a free action of a finite group $ G$ on a compact manifold $ M$ preserving a stable almost complex structure produces a stably almost complex quotient manifold $ M/G$. Hence, the bordism group of such actions, $ U_ \ast ^{G,{\text{free}}}$, is just $ {U_ \ast }(BG)$. If $ G$ is not finite or abelian, but an arbitrary compact Lie group, the tangent bundle along the fibres gives trouble. Nevertheless, it is shown that if $ {H^ \ast }(BG)$ is torsion free then $ U_ \ast ^{G,{\text{free}}} \approx {U_ \ast }(BG)$.

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  • [1] Robert E. Stong, Notes on cobordism theory, Mathematical notes, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.; University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, 1968. MR 0248858
  • [2] Connor Lazarov and Arthur Wasserman, Complex actions of Lie groups, American Mathematical Society, Providence, R.I., 1973. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, No. 137. MR 0339233

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Keywords: Free actions, complex bordism
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