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The rigidity problem for stable spaces

Author: Donald W. Kahn
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 75 (1979), 139-144
MSC: Primary 55P10; Secondary 55P42
MathSciNet review: 529230
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Abstract: This note treats the problem of when the group of homotopy self-equivalences of a space is trivial. For stable spaces, with finitely many nonvanishing homotopy groups, we give a complete solution in an inductive sense. One of the consequences of this result is that for any stable space, with precisely two nonvanishing homotopy groups, the group of self-equivalences is nontrivial.

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Keywords: Homotopy equivalences, stable spaces, Postnikov tower
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