# An Introduction to Group Rings (Algebra and Applications) by César Polcino Milies By César Polcino Milies

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2. 25. Let A be a unital local Banach algebra. If e0 , e1 ∈ Idem A are homotopic, then there is a homotopy of invertible elements u ∈ Gl1 C([0, 1], A) with u(0) = 1 and u(1)e0 u(1)−1 = e1 . Thus homotopic idempotents are similar. Conversely, equivalent idempotents in A become homotopic in M2 (A). Therefore, homotopy, equivalence, and similarity all provide the same equivalence relation on Idem M∞ (A). Proof. Let e ∈ Idem C([0, 1], A) be a homotopy between e0 and e1 . We have e ∈ Idem C([0, 1], AS ) for some Banach subalgebra AS ⊆ A.

If u0 , u1 ∈ Gl∞ (Q) are homotopic, then ind(u0 ) and ind(u1 ) are homotopic in K0 (I): apply the index map to the homotopy between u0 and u1 to get a homotopy between ind(u0 ) and ind(u1 ). Since we assume homotopy invariance of K0 , we get ind(u0 ) = ind(u1 ). Therefore, the index map descends to the quotient group K1 (Q). 47 yields the desired exact sequence. 31. If A is a local Banach algebra, then the index map induces an isomorphism K1 (A) ∼ = K0 C0 (R, A) . Proof. 1 yield an extension of bornological algebras C0 (R, A) C0 (−∞, ∞], A A.

Krel 3 (f ) → K3 (A) −→ K3 (B) → K2 (f ) → K2 (A) −→ K2 (B) f∗ f∗ rel → Krel 1 (f ) → K1 (A) −→ K1 (B) → K0 (f ) → K0 (A) −→ K0 (B). 35. The mapping cone C(f ) of f is deﬁned by C(f ) := (a, b) ∈ A ⊕ C0 (0, 1], B f (a) = ev1 (b) ; it is again a local Banach algebra. We deﬁne the relative K-theory with respect to f by Krel ∗ (f ) := K∗ C(f ) . 36. The mapping cone of the identity map on B is naturally isomorphic to the cone C0 ((0, 1], B) over B and hence contractible. Thus Krel ∗ (f ) = 0 if f is an isomorphism, as it should be.