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On a Theorem of Ossa

Authors: David Copeland Johnson and W. Stephen Wilson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 3753-3755
MSC (1991): Primary 55P10, 55N20; Secondary 55N15, 55S10
MathSciNet review: 1415328
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Abstract: If $V$ is an elementary abelian $2$-group, Ossa proved that the connective $K$-theory of $BV$ splits into copies of $\mathbf{ Z}/2$ and of the connective $K$-theory of the infinite real projective space. We give a brief proof of Ossa's theorem.

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David Copeland Johnson
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

W. Stephen Wilson
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

PII: S 0002-9939(97)04062-8
Keywords: $K$-theory, real projective space, elementary abelian group
Received by editor(s): January 11, 1996
Received by editor(s) in revised form: July 19, 1996
Communicated by: Thomas Goodwillie
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society

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