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nilpotent topological space
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Basic statements

Theorems

Analysis Theorems

topological homotopy theory

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Idea
A connected topological space $x$ is called nilpotent if

its fundamental group $\pi_1(X)$ is a nilpotent group ;

the action of $\pi_1(X)$ on the higher homotopy groups is nilpotent in that the sequence $N_{0,n} \coloneqq \pi_n(X)$ , $N_{k+1,n} \coloneqq \{g n - n | n \in N_{k,n}, g \in \pi_1(X)\}$ terminates.

Properties
Rational nilpotent spaces
The central statement of rational homotopy theory says that the rational homotopy type of nilpotent topological spaces of finite type is equivalently reflected in nilpotent L-infinity algebras of finite type.

References
The rational homotopy theory of nilpotent topological spaces is discussed in

Aldridge Bousfield , V. K. A. M. Gugenheim, section 9.1 of On PL deRham theory and rational homotopy type , Memoirs of the AMS, vol. 179 (1976)

Joseph Neisendorfer , Lie algebras, coalgebras and rational homotopy theory for nilpotent spaces , Pacific J. Math. Volume 74, Number 2 (1978), 429-460. (euclid )

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