Geometric cycles, index theory and twisted K-homology

Bai Ling Wang*

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    We study twisted Spinc-manifolds over a paracompact Hausdorff space X with a twisting α :X → K(ℤ; 3). We introduce the topological index and the analytical index on the bordism group of α-twisted Spinc-manifolds over .(X; α), taking values in topological twisted K-homology and analytical twisted K-homology respectively. The main result of this article is to establish the equality between the topological index and the analytical index for closed smooth manifolds. We also define a notion of geometric twisted K-homology, whose cycles are geometric cycles of .(X;α) analogous to Baum-Douglas's geometric cycles. As an application of our twisted index theorem, we discuss the twisted longitudinal index theorem for a foliated manifold (.X,F ) with a twisting α X → K(.ℤ 3), which generalizes the Connes-Skandalis index theorem for foliations and the Atiyah-Singer families index theorem to twisted cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)497-552
    Number of pages56
    JournalJournal of Noncommutative Geometry
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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