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Functors similar to $H^i(\cdot)$

Suppose $T$ is a contravariant functor from the category of pointed topological spaces to the category of abelian groups, then we have homomorphisms $\alpha\colon T(X)\times T(Y)\to T(X\times Y)$ and ...
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What are a couple of examples of finite sized but interesting categories?

I'm studying category theory and, given that I don't have a background in topology, I'm struggling to think of some finite categories that interesting. The main one I know of is finite preorders -- I ...
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Explicit computation of a limit of a cosimplicial object

Let $\Delta$ be the simplex category. Let $T_{n}$ be the standard topological $n$ simplex, i.e. it is the set of points of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ such that $0\leq t_{1}\leq \dots \leq t_{n}\leq 1$. Its ...
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Does projective imply flat?

Let $\mathcal C$ be an abelian category equipped with a closed symmetric monoidal structure. This implies in particular that the monoidal structure $\otimes$ is right exact in each variable. I care ...
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When there exists some “cone” of a morphism of (ind-representable) cohomological functors?

I am interested in cohomological functors from a certain small triangulated category $C$ to abelian groups. The question is: given a tranformation $F\to G$ of two functors of this sort, is it ...
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A conservative, non faithful functor between triangulated categories

Suppose that we have: 1) triangulated categories $C,D$, each equipped with a $t$-structure. 2) triangulated functor $F: C \to D$ which is $t$-exact. 3) $F$ reflects isomorphisms, i.e. is ...
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Do smooth manifolds create colimits for complex manifolds?

Suppose we have a diagram $D$ in the category $\textrm{Diff}_\mathbb{C}$ of complex manifolds, and suppose this diagram has a colimit $L$ after inclusion in the category $\textrm{Diff}$ of smooth ...
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Van Kampen colimits

nLab uses the following definition of van Kampen colimits --- a colimit in a category $\mathbb{C}$ is called van Kampen iff it is preserved by the internal indexing functor $\mathbb{C}/(-) \colon ...
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Lurie's Endomorphism Space vs. Endomorphisms

In Jacob Lurie's book Higher Algebra, for an object $M$ of a monoidal $\infty$-category $\mathcal{C}$, he constructs a category $\mathcal{C}[M]$ which can be thought of as "maps in $\mathcal{C}$ of ...
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Is there a symmetric monoidal 2-category “SuperDuperVect”?

Recall that the category $\mathrm{SuperVect}$, as a category, consists of pairs of vector spaces, thought of as formal direct sums $V \oplus W\,\Pi$, where $\Pi$ is the "odd line". (Called "$\Pi$" ...
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Universality of the Simplex Category

This is not a research level question, but I have not been able to find a satisfactory proof of functoriality of a certain map, and have posted this on several sites, with no luck. I wonder if anyone ...
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Categorical definition of infinite symmetric product

Let $(C,\otimes,I)$ be a symmetric monoidal category with coequalizers and directed colimits. Fix some object $X$ and morphism $\tau\colon I\to X.$ Using $\tau$ one can construct a sequence of ...
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About Quillen equivalences between Bousfield localizations

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a locally presentable category equipped with two left proper and left determined combinatorial model structures $\mathcal{M}_1$ and $\mathcal{M}_2$. There exist two sets $S_1$ and ...
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$\Omega X$-action on spectral $X$-bundles

I can generalize the notion of a space over $X$ (where $X$ is a based and connected space) to the notion of a spectrum over $X$ by considering functors of quasicategories $X\to Mod_\mathbb{S}$. In the ...
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Who needs Replacement anyway?

The set theory ETCS famously comes without the Replacement axiom schema (or an equivalent) that is part of ZFC. One (to me, not apparently useful) set that one cannot build in ETCS is $\coprod_{n\in ...
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Derived functors - homotopical vs homological approach

This question is a crosspost of the second part of this MSE question. In my first course in homological algebra, derived functors were defined in terms of universal $\delta$-functors. In the text ...
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Determining a scheme $X$ is affine from $Qcoh(X)$

My question is a subquestion of this question. And a repost from this MSE question. The settings is the following. Let $X$ be a scheme. Assume that the adjunction in TAG01BH of the stacks project is ...
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Monadicity of profinite algebras

We can show that the category of profinite algebras, cofiltered limits of finite algebras, is monadic over Stone spaces as follows. So, I wonder if there are any other examples. In case that I was ...
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A cosmos where coproduct injections are not monic

The injections (coprojections) of a coproduct in a category are very often monomorphisms. For instance, this happens in any extensive category (essentially by definition) and also in any category ...
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Trying to relate the fundamental groupoid to vector bundles

Fix a topological space $X$. Now consider a functor from the fundamental groupoid of $X$ to the category $Vect$. In other words, we assign a vector space to each point of $X$, we allow ourselves to ...
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Unique extendable functions… Is there a theory?

I also made this post in MSE, but I think it may fit here as well. Motivation: Take a continuous function $f$ from a topological space $X$ to a hausdorff space $Y$. If $g$ is a continuous function ...
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3 possible tensors in 2-categories?

let $\mathcal{A}$ be a 2-category, consider: $$ \mathcal{A}(W \otimes_i A, X) \simeq_i \mathcal{C}at(W, \mathcal{A}(A, X)) \;\;\; i = 1, \: 2, \: 3. $$ where $W$ is a category, and $A$, ...
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Construction of Highly Structured Quotient Groups in Quasicategories

Suppose we have a map of $E_n$-spaces $X\to Y$. Then there is a highly structured action of $X$ on $Y$, $X\wedge Y\to Y\wedge Y\to Y$, using the multiplication of $Y$. As such, I believe that there ...
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Reference for an unbiased definition of a symmetric monoidal category

In the references I know, a symmetric monoidal category is defined as a monoidal category equipped with some additional data, so in particular the monoidal product is a functor $$ \mathcal{C}\times ...
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If there is in a category $\mathcal{A}$ finite products and equalizers then it has pullbacks [migrated]

My homework consist in showing that "If there is in a category $\mathcal{A}$ finite coproducts and coequalizers then it has pushouts" based on the proof that "If there is in a category $\mathcal{A}$ ...
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Definition of Category of Hypergraphs [migrated]

I have a question concerning the definition of Hypergraphs in category theory, which I adopted from "A category-theoretical approach to hypergraphs" by W.Dörfler and D.A.Waller: ...
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How many Fréchet manifolds are there?

Clearly the title needs clarifying. Allow me to let "how many" to mean a set larger than a skeleton of the category of Fréchet manifolds and smooth maps, if this category is indeed essentially small. ...
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Is there a reasoned derivation of the coherence conditions for symmetric rig categories?

I know what the coherence conditions are, I can look them up in M. Laplaza, Coherence for distributivity, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 281, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1972, pp. 29-72. In theory, ...
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Are monoids with zero and partial homomorphisms related?

Context: Let $\Sigma=\{U,C,A,G\}$ and $L\subset\Sigma^*$, i.e. $L$ is a language over the alphabet $\Sigma$. Let $\Sigma'=\{0,1\}$ and define a homomorphism $f:\Sigma^*\to\Sigma'^*$ by extending $U ...
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Morphisms $P \to M$ in the derived category of a dg-category, if $P$ is h-projective

Let $\mathbf A$ be a dg-category. Denote by $\mathsf{C}_{\mathrm{dg}}(\mathbf A)$ the dg-category of right $\mathbf A$-modules, and by $\mathsf{C}(\mathbf A) = Z^0(\mathsf{C}_{\mathrm{dg}}(\mathbf ...
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partial pullback-completion of a category

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a (possibly enriched) category with all finite product, and $\mathbf{M}$ a class of morphisms. Can one construct completion of $\mathcal{C}$ w.r.t. all pullbacks along morphisms ...
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A generalization of the Spanier-Whitehead construction

What I call "Spanier-Whitehead stabilization" is a construction which extends a category $\bf C$ to a bigger one $\mathcal{SW}_\Omega({\bf C})$ where a given endofunctor $\Omega$ is invertible. The ...
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Representing topoi by topological groupoids

i was reading an article written by Butz and Moerdijk (https://www.math.uu.nl/publications/preprints/984.ps.gz) and i have a problem in understanding their proof of theorem $5.1$ (The one in which ...
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Problem with a proof in Wellfounded trees in categories

I'm reading the paper Wellfounded trees in categories by Moerdijk and Palmgren. I'm having trouble understanding the proof of Theorem 7.2 (page 216), i.e. that in $\mathbf{ML}_{< \omega} ...
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The classifying space of an infinite totally ordered set is contractible

I asked this question on math.stackexchange, but no one answered. Let $(X,\le)$ be a totally ordered set. Regarding it as a category, it has a classifying space $B(X,\le)=|N_\bullet(X,\le)|$. This ...
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Vectorisation of a category

I have no experience with category theory at all, but I recently stumbled upon the following construction. Since it is extremely elementary and seems rather natural, it should be known, but I have not ...
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Can you “combine” Ord and Mon to get Cat?

Mon is the category of moniods, which can be seen as categories with one object. Ord is the category of preorders, which can be seen as categories with up to one morphism in each homset. Is there ...
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If two structures are elementarily equivalent, is there a zigzag of elementary embeddings between them?

Fix a first-order signature $\Sigma$. There is an equivalence relation $\sim$ on the class $\Sigma\mathrm{-Str}$ of all $\Sigma$-structures given by $M \sim N$ iff $M$ and $N$ are elementarily ...
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Generalize $\pi_0(B\mathcal{C})\cong\{\text{objects}\}/\{\text{morphisms}\}$ to categories internal to topological spaces

Warmup: Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an ordinary category. Denote by $$B\mathcal{C}=(\coprod_{i\in\mathbb{N_0}}N_{i}(\mathcal{C})\times\Delta^i)/\tilde{}$$ its classifying space, i.e. the geometric ...
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A delicate question about derived functors

Let $A\subseteq B \subseteq C$ be three triangulated categories, such that $A$ is a full triangulated sub-category of $B$, and $B$ is a full triangulated sub-category of $C = K(R)$. Let $F: C \to D$ ...
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How to show the following two definitions of homotopy monomorphism are equivalent?

Let $M$ be a model category. In Toen's The homotopy theory of dg-categories and derived Morita theory Page 11 it is written: a morphism $x \to y$ in a model category $M$ is called a homotopy ...
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A question about the morphisms in the homotopy category of dg-Cat

Let $dg-Cat$ denote the category of (small) dg-categories and $Ho(dg-Cat)$ denote the localization of $dg-Cat$ at quasi-equivalence. Using the model structure on $dg-Cat$ we can describe the morphisms ...
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Regular epimorphisms in the category of simple undirected graphs

Let $\textbf{Grph}$ be the category whose objects are graphs $G = (V,E)$ such that $V$ is a set and $E \subseteq \mathcal{P}_2(V) := \{\{a,b\} \subseteq V: a\neq b\}$. We sometimes write $E(G)$ for ...
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A model category of abelian categories?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be the following category: The objects are small abelian categories with chosen zero object, biproducts, kernels, and cokernels. The morphisms are functors that preserve the ...
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Reflective Localizations vs. categories of local objects

Given a category $\mathcal{C}$ and a set (let's not bother with size issues here) $\mathcal{W} \subseteq \text{Mor}(\mathcal{C})$ we may form the category $\mathcal{C}[\mathcal{W}^{-1}]$ obtained by ...
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Formulating Kunen's inconsistency and Reinhardt cardinals in term of category theory

It is known that one can formulate certain large cardinal axioms (e.g. Vopenka's principle--see Mike Shulman's answer to Harry Gindi's mathoverflow question "Reasons to believe Vopenka's ...
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Do I know what “coherent sheaf” means if I know what it means on locally Noetherian schemes?

I've been trying to convince myself that "coherent sheaf" is a natural definition. One way I might be satisfied is the following: for modules over a Noetherian ring $A$, coherent and finitely ...
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What is the monoidal equivalent of a locally cartesian closed category?

If a closed monoidal category is the monoidal equivalent of a Cartesian closed category, is there an analogous equivalent for locally cartesian closed categories? Is there a standard terminology or ...
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Kan extensions in the $2$-category of monoidal categories

Kan extensions make sense in any $2$-category. But so far I have only really seen them in the case of the $2$-category of categories, functors, natural transformations and the $2$-category of ...
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Around Vopěnka: Accessible category with small full discrete subcategories of arbitrary size?

I believe the model-theoretic version of the question is: is there a theory in finitary first-order logic which has, for each cardinal $\lambda$, a set $C_\lambda$ of $\lambda$-many models, such that ...