Simplicial Waldhausen categories and topological K-theory [article]

Yi-Sheng Wang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Utilizing simplicial Waldhausen theory, we prove that the geometric realization of the topologized category of bounded chain complexes over complex numbers (resp. real numbers) is an infinite loop space that represents connective complex (resp. real) topological K-theory. The key ingredient in our proof is a generalized Waldhausen comparison theorem.
arXiv:1705.05192v3 fatcat:fq7v4alxvfh3bgtysgdepusw5m