Document Type: Original Manuscript

Authors

Department of Pure Mathematics, Center of Excellence in Analysis on Algebraic Structures, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P.O. Box: 1159-91775, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

K. Borsuk in 1979, at the Topological Conference in Moscow, introduced concept of the capacity of a compactum and asked some questions concerning properties of the capacity of
compacta. In this paper, we give partial positive answers to three of these questions in some cases. In fact, by describing spaces homotopy dominated by Moore and Eilenberg-MacLane spaces, the capacities of a Moore space $M(A,n)$ and an Eilenberg-MacLane space $K(G,n)$ could be obtained. Also, we compute the capacity of wedge sum of finitely many Moore spaces of different degrees and the capacity of product of finitely many Eilenberg-MacLane spaces of different homotopy types. In particular, we compute the capacity of wedge sum of finitely many spheres of the same or different dimensions.

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