Let M be a closed manifold and α: π 1 (M) → Un a representation. We give a purely K-theoretic description of the associated element in the K-theory group of M with ℝ/ℤ-coefficients ([α] ∈ K 1 (M;ℝ/ℤ)). To that end, it is convenient to describe the ℝ/ℤ-K-theory as a relative K-theory of the unital inclusion of ℂ into a finite von Neumann algebra B. We use the following fact: there is, associated with α, a finite von Neumann algebra B together with a flat bundle ε → M with fibers B, such that Eα ⊗ ε is canonically isomorphic with ℂn ⊗ ε, where Eα denotes the flat bundle with fiber ℂn associated with α. We also discuss the spectral flow and rho type description of the pairing of the class [α] with the K-homology class of an elliptic selfadjoint (pseudo)-differential operator D of order 1. Copyright © ISOPP 2014.
|Titolo:||Flat bundles, von Neumann algebras and K-theory with R/Z-coefficients|
|Autori:||Antonini P.; Azzali S.; Skandalis G.|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF K-THEORY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/is014001024jkt253|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|