a1 University of Chicago
V. P. Snaith's theorem giving splittings of the suspension spectrum of ΩnΣnX for a connected space X (8) has been exploited in several areas of homotopy theory. (See (2), (5) and (6), for instance.) Although this is a theorem about spectra, Snaith's proof (as well as a subsequent proof of Cohen, May, and Taylor (4)) proceeds unstably, on the space level. While the methods employed in these proofs are useful, they are somewhat complicated. The purpose of this note is to give a simple proof of this theorem, using only spectrum level arguments.
(Received August 14 1979)