A very brief introduction to Waldhausen K-Theory

18 June 2014
Simon Gritschacher

Waldhausen defined higher K-groups for categories with certain extra structure. In this talk I will define categories with cofibrations and weak equivalences, outline Waldhausen's construction of the associated K-Theory space, mention a few important theorems and give some examples. If time permits I will discuss the infinite loop space structure on the K-Theory space.

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