Adams operations on the virtual K -theory of P (1, n)

Takashi Kimura, Ross Sweet*

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We analyze the structure of the virtual (orbifold) K-theory ring of the complex orbifold P(1,n) and its virtual Adams (or power) operations, by using the non-Abelian localization theorem of Edidin-Graham [D. Edidin and W. Graham, Nonabelian localization in equivariant K-theory and Riemann-Roch for quotients, Adv. Math. 198(2) (2005) 547-582]. In particular, we identify the group of virtual line elements and obtain a natural presentation for the virtual K-theory ring in terms of these virtual line elements. This yields a surjective homomorphism from the virtual K-theory ring of P(1,n) to the ordinary K-theory ring of a crepant resolution of the cotangent bundle of P(1,n) which respects the Adams operations. Furthermore, there is a natural subring of the virtual K-theory ring of P(1,n) which is isomorphic to the ordinary K-theory ring of the resolution. This generalizes the results of Edidin-Jarvis-Kimura [D. Edidin, T. J. Jarvis and T. Kimura, Chern classes and compatible power operation in inertial K-theory, Ann. K-Theory (2016)], who proved the latter for n = 2, 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1750149
JournalJournal of Algebra and Its Applications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Adams operation
  • crepant resolution conjecture
  • Equivalent K -theory
  • Gromov-Witten theory
  • orbifold K -theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Applied Mathematics


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