Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 10 (2008)

Number 1

Excision for $K$-theory of connective ring spectra

Pages: 29 – 39

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2008.v10.n1.a2


Bjørn Ian Dundas (Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway)

Harald Øyen Kittang (Faculty of Engineering, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway)


We extend Geisser and Hesselholt’s result on “bi-relative $K$-theory” from discrete rings to connective ring spectra. That is, if $A$ is a homotopy cartesian $n$-cube of ring spectra (satisfying connectivity hypotheses), then the $(n + 1)$-cube induced by the cyclotomic trace

$\mathcal{K(A) \to TC(A)}$

is homotopy cartesian after profinite completion. In other words, the fiber of the profinitely completed cyclotomic trace satisfies excision.


algebraic $K$-theory, excision, ring spectrum

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

18G30, 19C40, 19D55

Published 1 January 2008