Fibre Bundles pp 171-188 | Cite as

The Adams Operations and Representations

  • Dale Husemoller
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 20)


Every representation M of a topological group G and every principal bundle α over a space X determine a fibre bundle α[M] over X that admits the structure of a vector bundle. For α given a the function that assigns α[M] to M prolongs to a group morphism R(G) → K(X), where R(G) is the representation ring of G. We study K(X) using this morphism; in particular, properties of operations in K(X) can be derived from properties of operations in R(G).


Vector Bundle Line Bundle Topological Group Compact Group Weyl Group 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dale Husemoller
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHaverford CollegeHaverfordUSA

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