In mathematics, Brown–Peterson cohomology is a generalized cohomology theory introduced by Edgar H. Brown and Franklin P. Peterson (1966), depending on a choice of prime p. It is described in detail by Douglas Ravenel (2003, Chapter 4). Its representing spectrum is denoted by BP.
Complex cobordism and Quillen's idempotent
For each prime p, Daniel Quillen showed there is a unique idempotent map of ring spectra ε from MUQ(p) to itself, with the property that ε([CPn]) is [CPn] if n+1 is a power of p, and 0 otherwise. The spectrum BP is the image of this idempotent ε.
Structure of BP
The coefficient ring is a polynomial algebra over on generators in degrees for .
is isomorphic to the polynomial ring over with generators in of degrees .
BP is the universal example of a complex oriented cohomology theory whose associated formal group law is p-typical.
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