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(Non trivial) coidempotents

I was interested to know about coalgebraic version of "Idempotents". So I seached the web and I found the following interesting post : ...
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Injectivity criterion for surjective coalgebra maps: does it hold in full generality?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring. Let $C$ be a filtered $k$-coalgebra. This means a $k$-coalgebra equipped with an increasing $k$-module filtration $C^0 \subseteq C^1 \subseteq C^2 \subseteq ...$ ...
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A terminal coalgebra of a certain functor on Mes

Let $\mathfrak C = \mathsf{Mes}$ be the category of meausurable spaces and measurable maps. For any object $X\in \mathfrak C_0$ we assign a measurable space $\mathcal P(X)$ whose elements $\mu$ are ...
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Free cocommutative commutative Hopf monoids

I have some questions about generalizations of abelian groups, relative to symmetric monoidal categories. 1) Let $C$ be a cocomplete cartesian monoidal category with equalizers. I can show that the ...
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Why the preimage rather than image in Stone-type dualities.

I am seeking a deeper understanding of the representation of set-based objects in terms of Boolean algebras. Let $\wp(A)$ be the set of subsets of a set $A$. A relation $R \subseteq A \times B$ ...
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Coinduction and corestriction are quasi-inverse equivalences for comodules?

I'm reading http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0310337. There the following statement is given without proof: Let $k$ be a field. Let $C$ be a counitary coaugmented coalgebra, i.e. there is $\eta: C\to k$ ...
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Which W*-algebras are the duals of C*-coalgebras?

A Banach algebra (assumed associative and unital) is precisely a monoid object in the monoidal category of Banach spaces, short linear maps, and the projective tensor product. A Banach coalgebra is ...
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Mistake in Wikipedia Entry “Coalgebra”

Consider the following quote from the Wikipedia entry Coalgebra: The kernel of every coalgebra morphism $f : C_1 \to C_2$ is a coideal in $C_1$, and the image is a subcoalgebra of $C_2$. I can't ...
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(Co)Universal Property of Quotients/Subs

I'm not completely sure if this bunch of questions is the appropriate Level of MO. However at the same time I think that it is at least slightly above the level of stackex. ... The tensor algebra ...
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Reference for Lie coalgebras needed

In the Wikipeadia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie_coalgebra on Lie coalgebras an author said: "... Just as the exterior algebra of vector fields on a manifold form a Lie algebra [...], the ...
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Maps between sets and coalgebras

Hi, To every set $X$ there corresponds a group-like coalgebra $kX$, with basis $X$. "Grouplike" means that there is a basis $X$ with $\epsilon(x)=1$ and $\Delta(x)=x\otimes x$ for all $x\in X$. ...
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Reference for Tensors on graded spaces needed

Is there a good introduction to 1.) Tensor (co)algebras on graded vector spaces ? 2.) Tensor (co)algebras on graded modules ? In the research field of $L_\infty$-algebras there is some stuff, but ...
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Primitive elements of a tensor product of bialgebras

Given a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For every $k$-bialgebra $A$, let $\mathrm{Prim} A$ denote the $k$-vector subspace of $A$ consisting of all primitive elements of $A$. What conditions can we ...
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Reference for the fact that a coderivation of the (non reduced) tensor coalgebra is determined by its corestrictions

If $V$ is a vector space, let us consider the tensor coalgebra $TV=\bigoplus\limits_{k=0}^\infty V^{\otimes^k}$ with coproduct given by $$\Delta (x_1\otimes \dots \otimes x_n):= ...
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Connected graded involutive bialgebras (Hopf algebras) sought (for Dynkin idempotent checking)

Again, there is a general and a concrete question: Concrete question. Let $H$ be a connected graded bialgebra over a commutative ring $k$ with unity (where graded means $\mathbb N$-graded). Then, it ...
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Linear functional kills all primitives of a connected filtered coalgebra => it lies in m^2?

Let $C$ be a connected filtered coalgebra over a field $k$. Maybe $k$ has characteristic $0$ (though I don't know where this can be of use). Let $1$ denote the unique element of $C_0$ mapping to $1\in ...
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What is a coalgebra intuitively?

How to think about coalgebras? Are there geometric interpretations of coalgebras? If I think of algebras and modules as spaces and vectorbundles, what are coalgebras and comodules? What basic ...
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Coderivations of S(V) correspond to linear maps S(V) -> V. Only over characteristic 0?

Definition. Let $k$ be a commutative ring. Let $V$ be a $k$-module. We turn the symmetric algebra $\mathrm{S}\left(V\right)$ of $V$ into a graded Hopf algebra by defining the comultiplication $\Delta ...
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Distributions on product spaces

I hope this is suitable to MO. Question. Let $X$ and $Y$ be two open sets in $\mathbb R^n$ and $\mathbb R^m$, respectively. In what sense can we consider $\mathcal{D}^{\prime} \left(X\times Y\right)$ ...
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What extra conditions are necessary for the following version of Koszul duality?

Conventions: So that I don't have to worry about, fix a field $k$ of characteristic zero, and always work over it. Categories of modules, etc., are always $\infty$-categories of dg modules. ...
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Analogue Bialgeras vs Lie bialgebras

I once thought that the analogue of bialgebras and Lie bialegras is similar to that of (associative) algebras and Lie algebras, but it seems not that trivial. Recall the definitions: a) bialgebra ...
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Is there a simple description of the indecomposable dg cocommutative coalgebras?

Let $\mathcal C$ be a closed symmetric monoidal category. By $\operatorname{Cog}(\mathcal C)$ I denote the category of cocommutative (counital coassociative) coalgebras in $\mathcal C$. Suppose that ...
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What kind of structures allow Galois descent?

EDIT: Question solved. Let me explain what I mean. The classical formulation of Galois descent, e. g. in Crawley-Boevey's "Cohomology and central simple algebras", uses the following notion: ...
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A special class of regular languages: “circular” languages. Is it known?

We can define a subclass of the regular languages. Fix an alphabet $\Sigma$. Define the "circular" languages (actually, the name already exists to denote a different thing it seems, used in the field ...
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How is the coradical filtration defined?

I have seen the coradical filtration of a coalgebra $C$ defined as follows: $C_0 = \text{sum of all simple subcoalgebras of }C$; for any $n\geq 1$, let $C_n$ be $\Delta^{-1}\left(C\otimes ...
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Finite dual of an algebra morphism.

Is finite dual of an algebra morphism a morphism of coalgebras? Does taking finite dual preserves exactness of an exact sequence of algebra morphisms? When is this possible?
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How to work with co-multiplication?

Let $C$ be a coalgebra and $\Delta: C \to C\otimes C$ a co-multiplication map. Then, due the co-associative property we can consider $\Delta^m$. But how is defined $\Delta^{m}: C \to C^{\otimes m}$??? ...
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Why not _co_free modules?

Let $R$ be a ring, and $R\text{-Mod}$ its category of all left modules. There is a "forgetful" functor $\operatorname{Forget}: R\text{-Mod} \to \text{AbGp}$, which is additive, continuous, and ...
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Maximal subcoalgebras of an $F+1$-coalgebra corresponding to an $F$-coalgebra

This context of this question is Rutten's Universal Coalgebra, used for modelling systems. I'm interested in finding a description of a functor between different types of coalgebras corresponding to ...
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Comodule exercises desired

This Question is inspired by a Quote of Moore's "There are two ‘evil’ influences at work here: 1. we are toilet trained with algebras not coalgebras 2. some of us are addicted to manifolds and so ...
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“Question-answer” bisimulation

I often come across relations that would be defined as a bisimulation, except that the label match can be "inexact", that is, in the bisimulation game, a move labelled with "a" can be replied to with ...
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Is there an explicit construction of a free coalgebra?

I am interested in the differences between algebras and coalgebras. Naively, it does not seem as though there is much difference: after all, all you have done is to reverse the arrows in the ...
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Does the Tannaka-Krein theorem come from an equivalence of 2-categories?

Possibly the correct answer to this question is simply a pointer towards some recent literature on Tannaka-Krein-type theorems. The best article I know on the subject is the excellent André Joyal ...
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In which categories is every coalgebra a sum of its finite-dimensional subcoalgebras?

Let $\mathcal V$ be a reasonably nice category — I'm interested in the case when $\mathcal V$ is $\mathbb K$-linear for some field $\mathbb K$, abelian, and has all products and coproducts ...
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Algebraic geometry for cocommutative corings with counit.

Is there a notion of algebraic geometry for these objects? If we take the dual category of the category of cocommutative corings with counit, is there geometry in it in a sense dual to affine schemes? ...
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A coalgebraic description of the hyperfinite II_1 revisited

Back here I was asking for a coalgebraic characterisation of the hyperfinite $II_1$ factor. Recall the latter's construction by forming the inductive limit of a chain of matrix algebras $R \to M_2(R) ...
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Is there a coalgebraic characterisation of the hyperfinite II_1 factor?

Peter Freyd showed that the real interval [0, 1] is a final coalgebra for a functor on sets equipped with two points, which sends such a set to the 'wedge' of two copies of itself, identifying the ...
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cardinality of final coalgebras in Top

Let P be a polynomial functor from Top to Top, by which I mean a functor of the form P(X) = ∐i ≥ 0 Si × Xi where the Si are finite sets, all but finitely many of which are empty. ...
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Co-induction understanding

Hi, I am studying coinduction(not induction) as part of a class on static analysis. Rummaging around the internet, I am simply not finding a clear, concise description of: How coinduction actually ...