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The maps $B\textrm {Sp}(1)\rightarrow B\textrm {Sp}(n)$

Author: Zafer Mahmud
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (1975), 473-478
MSC: Primary 55F40
MathSciNet review: 0380794
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Abstract: Let $Sp(n)$ be the symplectic Lie group. Then it is known that given a map $f:BSp(1) \to BSp(1),{f^{\ast }}:{H^4}(BSp(1),{\mathbf {Z}}) \to {H^4}(BSp(1),{\mathbf {Z}})$ is zero or multiplication by the square of an odd integer. We generalise the latter part of this result using symplectic ${K^{\ast }}$-theory.

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Keywords: Classifying space, Lie group, symplectic <!โ€“ MATH ${K^{\ast }}$ โ€“> <IMG WIDTH="33" HEIGHT="21" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" SRC="images/img1.gif" ALT="${K^{\ast }}$">-theory, representation
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