Nori, M.V.; Srinivas, V.

K-theory and the enriched Tits building

Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. Andrei A. Suslin's Sixtieth Birthday, 459-513 (2010)


Motivated by the splitting principle, we define certain simplicial complexes associated to an associative ring $A$, which have an action of the general linear group $GL(A)$. This leads to an exact sequence, involving Quillen's algebraic K-groups of $A$ and the symbol map. Computations in low degrees lead to another view on Suslin's theorem on the Bloch group, and perhaps show a way towards possible generalizations.

Mathematics Subject Classification

19D06, 55R35, 55N15


Borel construction, flag complex, K-theory, Bloch group, homotopy types, enriched Tits building