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January 2012 Chern classes and generators
Masaki Kameko
Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. A Math. Sci. 88(1): 21-23 (January 2012). DOI: 10.3792/pjaa.88.21


We give a simple proof for the fact that certain algebra generators of the $\mathrm{mod}\,2$ cohomology of classifying spaces of exceptional Lie groups are given by Chern classes and Stiefel-Whitney classes of certain representations.


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Masaki Kameko. "Chern classes and generators." Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. A Math. Sci. 88 (1) 21 - 23, January 2012.


Published: January 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 30 December 2011

zbMATH: 1238.55007
MathSciNet: MR2872211
Digital Object Identifier: 10.3792/pjaa.88.21

Primary: 55R40

Keywords: characteristic class , classifying space , exceptional Lie group

Rights: Copyright © 2012 The Japan Academy

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