### Context

#### Homological algebra

homological algebra

and

nonabelian homological algebra

diagram chasing

### Theorems

#### Stable Homotopy theory

stable homotopy theory

# Contents

## Idea

The Adams-Novikov spectral sequence is a class of spectral sequences which converge to and hence are used to compute homotopy groups of connective spectra, hence in particular the stable homotopy groups of spheres. It refines the Adams spectral sequence by replacing ordinary cohomology with coefficients in $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ bycomplex cobordism cohomology theory.

More generally for $E$ any suitable E-infinity ring there is an Adams-Novikov-type spectral sequence involving $E$-generalized cohomology/generalized homology. This fully general notion is often again just referred to as the $E$-Adams spectral sequence. Accordingly, see there for more.

## Properties

### Relation to Brown-Peterson spectrum

The $p$-component of the $E^2$-term of the Adams-Novikov spectral sequence for the sphere spectrum, hence the one converging to the stable homotopy groups of spheres $\pi_\ast(\mathbb{S})$ is

$Ext_{BP_\ast(BP)}(BP_\ast, BP_\ast) \,,$

where $BP$ denotes the Brown-Peterson spectrum at prime $p$.

recalled e.g. as Ravenel, theorem 1.4.2

## References

The original articles are

• John Adams, On the structure and applications of the Steenrod algebra, Comm. Math. Helv. 32 (1958), 180–214.

• Sergei Novikov, The methods of algebraic topology from the viewpoint of cobordism theories, Izv. Akad. Nauk. SSSR. Ser. Mat. 31 (1967), 855–951 (Russian).

Reviews include for instance

Revised on November 17, 2013 06:54:34 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.130.133)