K theory

K theory

[′kā ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mathematics)
The study of the mathematical structure resulting from associating an abelian group K (X) with every compact topological space X in a geometrically natural way, with the aid of complex vector bundles over X. Also known as topological K theory.
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