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Assume Ak = 0. Note that k(I · A) = (I · kA) = I · A = 0. Thus (I · A)k = 0. And, if k A = 0, then k (I · A) ⊆k A = 0. In particular, if Ak = 0 then (I n · A/I n+1 · A)k = 0 for all n ≥ 1. And, if A is mod k trivial, then (I n · A/I n+1 · A) is mod k trivial for all n ≥ 1. Recall that a space X is called nilpotent if X is path connected, the fundamental group π1 (X) is nilpotent, and the action of π1 (X) is nilpotent on πm (X) for all m ≥ 2. In this case, each homotopy group πm = πm (X) has a decreasing filtration πm = F1 (πm ) ⊇ F2 (πm ) ⊇ F3 (πm ) ⊇ F4 (πm ) ⊇ .

Suppose we have a pointed map g : Σk (M ) → LM (A). Since each Σk (Mn ) is a finite complex, its image is contained in some Lαn (A) for an ordinal αn εΩ. Thus the image of Σk (M ) is contained in the countable limit Lγ (A) with γ = sup αn εΩ. Thus, g is null homotopic in the mapping cone Lγ+1 (A). Since Lγ+1 (A) ⊂ LM (A), g is null homotopic in LM (A). Hence, LM (A) is local. Second, we show that A → LM (A) is a local equivalence. For all local X and k ≥ 0, we need bijections [Σk (LM (A)), X]∗ → [Σk (A), X]∗ .

5. Suppose a space X is local with respect to M → ∗ and with respect to N → ∗. Show that X is local with respect to M × N → ∗. 6. Let X be a space. Suppose that Γ is an ordinal and that for each ordinal α ≤ Γ, a space Xα is defined satisfying: a) X0 = X b) Xα ⊆ Xα+1 is a cofibration whenever α + 1 ≤ Γ. c) Xβ = α<β Xα whenever β is a limit ordinal ≤ Γ. A) Show that the maps Xα → Xβ are cofibrations for all α < β ≤ Γ, that is, show that the homotopy extension property is satisfied. B) If Y is a space, show that the maps of pointed mapping spaces map∗ (Xβ , Y ) → map∗ (Xα , Y ) are fibrations for all α < β ≤ Γ, that is, show that the homotopy lifting property is satisfied.