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On the Homotopy Classification of Elliptic Operators on Manifolds with Edges

04/2005;
Source: arXiv

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We obtain a classification of elliptic operators modulo stable homotopy on manifolds with edges (this is in some sense the simplest class of manifolds with nonisolated singularities). We show that the operators are classified by the K-homology group of the manifold. To this end, we construct exact sequence in elliptic theory isomorphic to the K-homology exact sequence. The main part of the proof is the computation of the boundary map using semiclassical quantization.

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    • "Ell(X) ≃ K 0 (X) (1) on any compact stratified manifold X with arbitrary number of strata, where Ell(X) is the group generated by elliptic pseudodifferential operators on X modulo stable homotopy. Special cases of such isomorphisms were obtained in [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] for manifolds with two strata. The isomorphism (1) enables one to apply topological methods of K-homology theory in elliptic theory. "
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    • "For the case of isolated singularities, the fact that (0.1) is an isomorphism was proved in [2]. (See also [4], where the case of one singular point was considered.) The classification (0.1) has many corollaries and applications, including a formula for the obstruction, similar to the Atiyah–Bott obstruction [5], to the existence of Fredholm problems for elliptic equations, the fact that the group Ell 0 (M) is equal modulo torsion to the homology H ev (M), a generalization of Poincaré duality in K-theory to manifolds with singularities, etc. "
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    • "Added in proof. The homotopy classification of edge-degenerate elliptic operators on manifolds with edges was obtained in [16] using the methods of the present paper. "
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