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A characteristic class of a complex bundle , equal to

where is the multiplicative sequence corresponding to the power series and are the Chern classes (cf. Chern class).

Introduced by J. Todd [1].

References

[1] J. Todd, "The arithmetical theory of algebraic loci" Proc. London Math. Soc. , 43 (1937) pp. 190–225
[2] F. Hirzebruch, "Topological methods in algebraic geometry" , Springer (1978) (Translated from German) MR1335917 MR0202713 Zbl 0376.14001


Comments

Cf. Characteristic class for the notion of a multiplicative sequence.

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Todd class. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Todd_class&oldid=23996
This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article