On the rational homotopy type of function spaces. (English) Zbl 0927.55012

The main result of this paper is the construction of a minimal model for the function space \({\mathcal F}(X,Y)\) of continuous functions from a finite type, finite dimensional space \(X\) to a finite type, nilpotent space \(Y\) in terms of Sullivan’s minimal models for \(X\) and \(Y\). Such constructions appeared in papers of A. Haefliger (1982), M. Vigué-Poirrier (1986), A. Bousfield, C. Peterson and L. Smith (1989), all of them in the bibliography. A version mixing coalgebras and Lie algebras is also performed in [H. Scheerer and D. Tanré, Arch. Math. 59, No. 2, 130-145 (1992; Zbl 0729.55008].


55P15 Classification of homotopy type
55P62 Rational homotopy theory
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