Ktheory has helped convert the theory of operator algebras from a simple branch of functional analysis to a subject with broad applicability throughout mathematics, especially in geometry and topology, and many mathematicians of diverse backgrounds must learn the essential parts of the theory. This book is the only comprehensive treatment of Ktheory for operator algebras, and is intended to help students, non specialists, and specialists learn the subject. This first paperback printing has been revised and expanded and contains an updated reference list. This book develops Ktheory, the theory of extensions, and Kasparov's bivariant KKtheory for C*algebras. Special topics covered include the theory of AF algebras, axiomatic Ktheory, the Universal Coefficient Theorem, and Etheory. Although the book is technically complete, motivation and intuition are emphasized. Many examples and applications are discussed.

Authors: Blackadar B.  Pages: 5 Year: 1998 
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