# Tagged Questions

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### Getting a Postnikov Tower from the Tot-tower?

I have had a problem I've been thinking of recently but can't seem to make anything of it.
Let $X$ be a simplicial set. It is well known that one can construct a Postnikov tower
$$P_nX \rightarrow ...

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### Recognizing Simplicial (Quasi)Fibrations

Let's say we are given two finite simplicial complexes, which I will suggestively call $E$ and $B$. We'd like an algorithm for the following decision problem:
Does there exist a simplicial map ...

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### In a Simplicial group the Degenerate elements don't intersect the kernel of the face maps.

Let $G_{\bullet}$ be a simplical group. I denote by $D_n \subset G_n$ the subgroup generated by all the degeneracy maps $s_i:G_{n-1} \to G_n$.
I also denote $$M_n = \bigcap_{i>0} \mathrm{Ker} d_i ...

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### Pseudo-manifolds and homology

Is there a good reference for the proof that the cobordism group of pseudo-manifolds is isomorphic to the singular homology group?
I was looking for a more geometrical definition of homology and ...

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### Why does the singular simplicial space geometrically realize to the original space?

I have seen it claimed that (for compactly generated Hausdorff spaces) the geometric realization of the singular (internal) simplicial space is homotopy equivalent to the original space. I know how to ...

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### Is the geometric realization of a level-wise weak equivalence a weak equivalence?

For the purposes of this question a topological space will mean a compactly generated weak Hausdorff space, though I am actually somewhat flexible on what category of topological spaces we use. I ...

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### References for the “nerve of an algebraic variety”

Let's do algebraic geometry over an arbitrary base ring $k$.
I've frequently seen a definition of the algebraic $n$-simplex, as follows:
$$\Delta^n = ...

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### A certain kind of simplicial complex

I'm interested in collections $\mathcal{C}$ of tuples $\mathbf{t} = (n_1, n_2, \ldots, n_r)$ of positive integers satsifying
if $\mathbf{t}\in \mathcal{C}$ then so is any permutation of $\mathbf{t}$ ...

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### Are there models for homotopy colimits and limits of simplicial sets that generalize Kan's suspension and loop functors?

Consider the category C of pointed simplicial sets.
The pair of functors X∈C↦X∧S¹∈C and Y∈C↦Map(S¹,Y)∈C
models the suspension and loop functors on the underlying ∞-category of C.
There is another ...

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### Homotopy theory of suplattices

In Quillen's monograph Homotopical algebra where he introduced the notion of model category, he showed that if $C$ is a bicomplete category with enough regular-projectives in which either (*) every ...

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### Has this chain complex associated with a simplicial complex been studied before?

I have stumbled upon a construction that has probably been noticed before, and I wonder if anyone can point me to a reference.
Suppose that $K$ is a simplicial complex. Let $P(K)$ be the free abelian ...

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### Reducing the simplices in the nerve of a category with an object with trivial endomorphism monoid

Let $C$ be a category with an object $X$ such that there are no non-trivial endomorphisms $X\rightarrow X$. Consider a simplex $\sigma$ of the nerve $NC$ of $C$. It is just a string of composable ...

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### A question about the proof of Quillen's Theorem A

(I posted this question on Mathstack but I haven't received any answers or comments so I thought I might as well try my luck here. I apologize if it is not an appropriate question.)
Theorem (Quillen) ...

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### Equivariant homotopy, simplicially

It is a classic result of Kan that the homotopy categories (with appropriate model structures) of simplicial sets and of topological spaces (in fact, one could only care about CW-complexes) are ...

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### What are simplicial topological spaces intuitively?

(This is a repost of a question from MSE. I hope there is more to say.)
I tend to imagine simplicial objects in a category as some kind of "topological objects", with a notion of homotopy. Simplicial ...

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### Characterising singular homology among a more general class of cosimplicial spaces

Is there a way to characterise (up to isomorphism) the cosimplicial spaces $F: \Delta \to \underline{\text{Top}}$ with $F( \underline{n}) \subset \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ compact and $F(\underline{0})$ a ...

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### Does compactly supported cohomology make sense for cosimplicial spaces?

As far as I understand, whenever one has something (co)simplicial in spaces, one should take a sort of diagonal to reduce the study to a single space. I'm never sure though whether one preserves only ...

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### Weak notions of Kan fibrations

I have two semi-simplicial complexes $X_\bullet$ and $Y_\bullet$, along with a simplicial map $f_\bullet: X_\bullet \to Y_\bullet$. Now $f_\bullet$ is not a Kan fibration: for an $n$-simplex in ...

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### Finite simplicial sets

A finite simplicial set is a simplicial set having only a finite number of non degenerate simplicies. It is not hard to show that every finite simplicial set has only a finite number of simplicies in ...

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### Exponentiation in finite simplicial sets

A finite simplicial set is a simplicial set having only a finite number of non degenerate simplicies. My question is: if $A$ and $B$ are finite simplicial sets, does this imply that the simplicial set ...

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### Is every connected space equivalent to some B(Aut(X))?

Given a connected space $B$, is there always some space $X$ with $B \simeq \mathbf{B}(\mathrm{Aut}(X))$?
Here by space I mean simplicial set, by $\mathrm{Aut}(X)$ I mean the simplicial monoid of ...

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### Simplicial replacements in smoothing theory

As far as I can tell, ever since Milnor's Microbundles and differentiable structures (1961) paper, whenever people talk about $Diff(\mathbb R^n)$ or $PL(\mathbb R^n)$ or $Homeo(\mathbb R^n)$, they ...

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### Poset complex of reverse ordering [closed]

This might be too easy but I cannot proof it easily. Any reference or hint will be great.
Q: Suppose P is a poset in which every chain is finite and $\Delta P$ is the poset complex associated to it. ...

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### What does it mean for the $\Pi_\infty$ groupoid to be fully fibrant?

The original question I had was:
If I have a sequence of simplicial spaces
$$A\to B\to C$$
which is degree-wise a homotopy fibration, under which conditions is
the geometric ...

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### The normalised cochain complex, totalisation and cosimplicial simplicial $R$-modules

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Given a cosimplicial space $X_\bullet$, what is the relationship between (co)chains on the totalisation of $X_\bullet$ and the totalisation of the cosimplicial chain complex obtained by ...

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### Finding automorphism groups of simplicial complexes

Question:
Given a finite simplicial complex $K$, what general techniques allow one to efficiently compute (a presentation of) the group $\text{Aut}(K)$ of $K$'s automorphisms?
Since this is ...

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### Geometric realization of simplicial spaces and finite limits

Let $X_{\bullet}$ be a simplicial space and denote the (non-fat!) geometric realization by $\lvert X_{\bullet} \rvert$.
Does this geometric realization of simplicial spaces preserve finite ...

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### Is there a class of simplicial sets whose weak homotopy type is preserved by symmetrization?

We have the categories, $S$, of simplicial sets and $SS$, of symmetric simplicial sets (whose simplices are unordered). There are functors:
$H:S\to SS$ forgetting the ordering on simplices and
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### Can we invert barycentric subdivision?

With apologies to fellow algebraic topologists, I confess that I have no idea how to answer this innocent-looking question:
(1) Let's say we know that a finite simplicial complex $S$ is the ...

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### Is there a local projective model structure on simplicial sheaves? What are its fibrant objects?

Consider a site S (I am mostly interested in hypercomplete sites, e.g., the site of smooth manifolds).
The category of simplicial presheaves SPSh(S) on S can be equipped with the local projective ...

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### Removing a simplicial subset from a simplicial set

Let $A, X$ be simplicial sets, and suppose there's an inclusion $A \longrightarrow X$. Geometrically realizing the inclusion map, we get a pair of spaces $(\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{X})$. I want to find ...

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### Simplicial chain complex with ordered simplices

Let $X$ be an abstract simplicial complex. Recall that the usual simplicial chain complex for $X$ is defined as follows. Let $C_k(X)$ be the quotient of the free abelian group on formal symbols ...

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### How to call a simplicial set where every boundary of a simplex can be filled?

What is the correct terminology for the following property of a simplicial set $X_\bullet$:
For every $k\geq 0$, every map $\partial\Delta^k\to X_\bullet$ can be extended to a map $\Delta^k\to ...

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### homology of $B S^{-1} S$ computation in the proof that $+ = Q$

Let $S$ denote the category of projective (left) $R$-modules with isomorphisms for arrows. We have that
$BS^{-1}S \sim B \text{GL}(R)^+ \times K_0(R)$
In proving this, in Srinivas' algebraic ...

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### Path components of a monoidal category acting on homology

Let $S$ be a (small) symmetric monoidal category and $X$ a (small) category on which $S$ acts. $\pi_0(S) = \pi_0(BS)$ is naturally an abelian monoid, with $[A] + [B] := [A+B]$, where $[A]$ denotes ...

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### Multisimplicial geometric realization

Does anyone know a reference or proof for the following? Let $k\geq 1$ and let $X$ be a space. There is a $k$-fold multisimplicial set whose simplices in degree $n_1,\ldots,n_k$ are the maps ...

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### Simplicial space whose all face/degeneracy maps are homotopy equivalences

I believe that the following is true, but I cannot find a proof. Let $X_\bullet$ be a simplicial topological space (I can add that my $X_\bullet$ comes from a bisimplicial set, so the spaces $X_n$ are ...

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### When is the projective model structure cartesian? When is the internal hom invariant?

If M is a sufficiently nice model category and D is a small category then there are two natural model structures we can impose on the functor category $Fun(D,M)$ where the weak equivalences are the ...

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### Simplicial path and loop spaces

I am trying to understand the relationship between the simplicial path space and loop space with the path space of a topological space, and the loop space of a topological space.
I have understood ...

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### Simplicial sets from bisimplicial sets, and their realisations.

From a bisimplicial space $T$, one can consider the simplicial spaces $\underline p \mapsto T_{pp} $, $\underline p \mapsto |\underline q \mapsto T_{pq} |$, and $\underline q \mapsto |\underline p ...

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### Geometric interpretation of higher simpicial homotopy groupoids.

As a geometric interpretation of the simplicial fundamental groupoid, resp. its equivalent relation I thought about something like arcwise differentiable (or arcwise linear) paths modulo "we can go ...

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### Is every finite subcomplex of a contractible simplicial complex contained in a finite contractible subcomplex?

The question is as in the title:
Is every finite subcomplex of a contractible simplicial complex $K$ contained in a finite contractible subcomplex of $K$? What if we are allowed to take ...

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### Algebraic Morse theory

In 2005, prof. Emil Skoldberg developed a theory, similar to Forman's Discrete Morse Theory, but suited for arbitrary based chain complexes, in his Morse Theory from an algebraic viewpoint. I'm going ...

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### The symmetric monoidal category of finite sets

It is well-known that the (augmented) simplex category is the universal monoidal category with a monoid object. What about a commutative analogue? Consider the category $\mathsf{FinSet}$ of finite ...

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### Relating two notions of geometric realization

Let $K$ be an abstract simplicial complex on the (finite) vertex set $V$. The geometric realization $|K|$ is typically defined (see Spanier's book for instance) as the collection of functions ...

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### Does the following categorial sum preserve weak equivalences?

In Dwyer and Kan's 1980 paper on "Simplicial Localizations of Categories", they prove the following result for binary categorial sums. For a set $O$, let $O$-${\mathsf{Cat}}$ be the following ...

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### Ways to decompose a torus for finite element method so that each cell contains a complete revolution of the major radius

I've got a finite element problem involving paths around the interior of a torus. For this particular problem I think I could make things more computationally efficient if each cell in the mesh made ...

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### What is the history of the notion of subdivision of categories?

A recent answer by Peter May prompts me to ask a question which I have been considering to ask for several months. (The reason why I have not asked it before is that it is not directly related to my ...

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### How many simplicial complexes on n vertices up to homotopy equivalence?

Fix a number $n$, and define $\gamma(n)$ to be the number of simplicial complexes on $n$ unlabeled vertices up to homotopy equivalence. It is unlikely that an explicit formula exists, but what is ...

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### Analogues of fibrations

Recall the following analogy
Serre fibrations : Kan fibrations
in spaces and simplicial sets respectively, related by the singular simplices functor and geometric realisation. There are other ...