O-minimal de Rham cohomology

11 Jun 2019  ·  Bianconi Ricardo, Figueiredo Rodrigo ·

O-minimal geometry generalizes both semialgebraic and subanalytic geometries, and has been very successful in solving special cases of some problems in arithmetic geometry, such as Andr\'e-Oort conjecture. Among the many tools developed in an o-minimal setting are cohomology theories for abstract-definable continuous manifolds such as singular cohomology, sheaf cohomology and \v Cech cohomology, which have been used for instance to prove Pillay's conjecture concerning definably compact groups... In the present paper we elaborate an o-minimal de Rham cohomology theory for abstract-definable $\mathcal{C}^\infty$ manifolds in an o-minimal expansion of the real field which admits smooth cell decomposition and defines the exponential function. We can specify the o-minimal cohomology groups and attain some properties such as the existence of Mayer-Vietoris sequence and the invariance under abstract-definable $\mathcal{C}^\infty$ diffeomorphisms. However, in order to obtain the invariance of our o-minimal cohomology under abstract-definable homotopy we must, working in a tame context that defines sufficiently many primitives, assume the validity of a statement related to Br\"ocker's question. read more

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