Smith theory says that the fixed point set of a semi-free action of a group on a contractible space is -acyclic for any prime factor of the order of. Jones proved the converse of Smith theory for the case is a cyclic group acting semi-freely on contractible, finite CW-complexes. We extend the theory to semi-free group actions on finite CW-complexes of given homotopy types, in various settings. In particular, the converse of Smith theory holds if and only if a certain -theoretical obstruction vanishes. We also give some examples that show the geometrical effects of different types of -theoretical obstructions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- Smith theory
- algebraic K-theory
- group actions
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