Ohkawa's theorem: There is a set of Bousfield classes

Authors:
William G. Dwyer and John H. Palmieri

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **129** (2001), 881-886

MSC (2000):
Primary 55P42, 55P60, 55U35

Published electronically:
September 20, 2000

MathSciNet review:
1712921

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We give a simple proof of Ohkawa's theorem, that there is a set of Bousfield classes. The proof leads us to consider the partially ordered set of Ohkawa classes, especially as it compares to the partially ordered set of Bousfield classes.

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**William G. Dwyer**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Email:
dwyer.1@nd.edu

**John H. Palmieri**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Address at time of publication:
Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Box 354350, Seattle, Washington 98195-4350

Email:
palmieri@member.ams.org

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-00-05669-0

Received by editor(s):
May 12, 1999

Published electronically:
September 20, 2000

Additional Notes:
This work was partially supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant DMS98-02386.

Communicated by:
Ralph Cohen

Article copyright:
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American Mathematical Society