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I think I have a category enriched in $(\infty,n-1)$-categories. Is it an $(\infty,n)$-category?

I have recently been thinking about some mathematical gadgetry that should together combine into an $(\infty,n)$-category (actually, an $(n,n)$-category) for $n = 4$. I don't know what axioms I need ...
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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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Homotopy limits of weak diagrams

This question is somehow related to my question at http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/683915/derived-pseudo-functor and to the question here: A homotopy commutative diagram that cannot be ...
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Homotopy limit of a cosimplicial category

Consider the usual model structure on Cat (category of small categories). Which are the fibrations of the injective model structure on the category of cosimplicial categories $Fun( \Delta ,Cat )$? ...
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Homotopy groups of filtered homotopy limits

Let $X$ be the homotopy limit of a filtered system of simplicial sets $X_i$. When are the morphisms $\pi_j(X)\to \varprojlim \pi_j(X_i)$ surjective for all $j\ge 0$? This seems to be no problem when ...
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What are the Čech-local equivalences of (simplicial pre)sheaves?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be small category and let $J$ be a Grothendieck topology on $\mathcal{C}$. The Čech model structure on $[\mathcal{C}^\mathrm{op}, \mathbf{sSet}]$ is defined to be the left Bousfield ...
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Properness of the category of modules over a spectrum (that represents algebraic cobordism or motivic cohomology)

The abstract form of the question: let $C$ be a closed proper stable model category, $R$ is a ring object in it. Which conditions ensure that the category $R-mod$ is also proper? Since weak ...
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Weak equivalences of left Bousfield localizations

Suppose C is a complete and cocomplete category with two model structures (C0,F0,W0) and (C1,F1,W1) such that C0⊃C1, F0⊂F1, W0⊂W1. If necessary, the model structures can be assumed to be simplicial, ...
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Factorization of morphisms in a diagram category

Let us suppose that $I$ is a small category and $\mathcal{E}$ a combinatorial model category. Then there exists two Quillen equivalent combinatorial model category structures on the diagram category ...
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147 views

About (co)limits of accessible categories

I am reading the paper colimits of accessible categories. In the introduction, the authors summarize what is known about limits and colimits of accessible categories. I believed that there was ...
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128 views

Yoneda embeddings of stable model categories; composition with Bousfield localizations

For a stable model category $C$ and a set $M$ of object of it I would like to construct a natural functor from $C$ to some stable 'category of functors' on $M$. I suspect that the 'natural' question ...
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Homotopy theory of acyclic categories

Homotopy theory of category of posets is well-developed and explained in various places. My interest is in acyclic categories. Recall that in acyclic categories only invertible morphisms are the ...
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What interesting homotopy invariants can I write down using the universal property of homotopy types?

I've recently been led to believe some version of the following statement: Weak homotopy types, or equivalently $\infty$-groupoids (let me not commit myself to a particular model of these), are ...
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A topos-theoretic thickening of the nerve functor

Let $\Delta$ be the standard cosimplicial space sending $[n]\mapsto \Delta^n\subset \mathbb R^{n+1}$. Then the correspondence $\delta\colon [n]\mapsto {\rm Sh}(\Delta^n)$ defines a cosimplicial ...
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The state of the art in the rectification of homotopy-coherent structures

My question concerns rectification theorems for homotopy-coherent structures. As the meaning of this may be unclear, let me list a few examples of what I am thinking of: Cordier and Porter proved a ...
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The nerve-realization of $[n]\mapsto\Pi_1(\Delta^n)$

Consider the diagram Where the functor $G$ sends a topological space to the category having as objects its points, and arrows homotopy classes of paths, $\varrho$ "realizes" geometrically an ...
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Is there a Wall finiteness obstruction in other settings?

Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the $(\infty, 1)$-category of spaces. Then the compact objects of $\mathcal{S}$ are precisely the retracts of finite CW complexes. These are not the same as the finite CW ...
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Are there CW structures on homotopy limits of CW maps?

Consider the diagram of finite CW complexes $X \stackrel{f}\leftarrow Y$ where $f$ is a cellular map and note that its homotopy colimit is precisely the mapping cylinder $$C_H = \frac{X \sqcup (Y ...
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Adding morphisms to a category without changing homotopy type

I have a really tame category $C$: there are only finitely many objects $C_0$, each hom-set $C(x,y)$ for $x,y \in C_0$ has at most one element, and (aside from identity morphisms) if $C(x,y)$ is ...
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Does abstract nonsense of model categories determine the “nonlinear” morphisms of $L_\infty$ algebras?

Recall that a Lie algebra is a module for the operad $\mathrm{Lie}$, which is freely generated by a binary antisymmetric operation $\beta$ modulo an equation that is quadratic in $\beta$. There is a ...
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What are finite homotopy types?

Starting from an ordinary 1-categorical point of view, there are various obvious candidate definitions for ‘finite homotopy type’: The homotopy type of a simplicial set that has only finitely many ...
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How does it End?

A recent project has forced my colleague and me to take a rather abstract approach to dynamical systems, and the following definition arose naturally in that context. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category. ...
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When does localization preserve homotopy type of classifying spaces?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small category and $\Sigma$ a collection of morphisms in $\mathcal{C}$. Denote by $F_\Sigma:\mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{C}[\Sigma^{-1}]$ the usual quotient functor from ...
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How does one Segal-subdivide a 2-category?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small category. Then, its Segal subdivision $\text{sd }\mathcal{C}$ is a new category whose objects are morphisms of $\mathcal{C}$, and a morphism from $f:x \to y$ to $g: w \to ...
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Is there a scheme corresponding to the unit interval?

Can someone complete the following table? $\begin{array}{cc} \text{Topology over } \mathbb{R} & \text{Topology over } \mathbb{C} & \text{Algebraic Geometry} \\\\ \hline \mathbb{R} & ...
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549 views

What is a good basic reference on model categories?

I am looking for a general reference text on model categories, that contains all the basic results and definitions. I'm perfectly happy to be pointed towards a textbook, and I'm not looking for ...
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1answer
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Grothendieck fibrations and classifying spaces

Suppose that $$F:\mathcal{D} \to \mathcal{C}$$ is a Grothendieck fibration of small categories, whose fibers are groupoids. Is there anything sensible which can be said about the induced morphism ...
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Notation of a pregallery

I'm transcribing parts of Harm van der Lek's thesis 'The homotopy type of complex hyperplane complements' and due to it being written in 1983 the typesetting isn't very detailed. In latex, how should ...
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Generalized Categories for “Higher Homotopy Groupoids”

I was thinking about the definition of higher homotopy groups $\pi_n$ of a topological space in comparison to the common extremely formal fundamental groupoid construction of $\pi_1$. I'd like to be ...
2
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1answer
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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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Can one compare monads arising from homotopy equivalent adjunctions?

Suppose we have a Quillen adjunction $L\colon {\mathcal C} \leftrightarrow {\mathcal D}: R$. For convenience let us assume that all objects of $\mathcal C$ are cofibrant and all objects of $\mathcal ...
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First mention of the fundamental bigroupoid of a space?

The fundamental bigroupoid $\Pi_2(X)$ of a space $X$ was independently described by Hardie, Kamps and Kieboom (paywall) and Stevenson (arXiv) around the year 2000. HKK cite Baez-Dolan's seminal HDA0, ...
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realization of maps between classifying spaces of categories

The classifying space $B\mathcal{C}$ of a small category $\mathcal{C}$ is by definition the geometric realization of the nerve of $\mathcal{C}$. Now let $\mathcal{C}_1$ and $\mathcal{C}_2$ be two ...
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What is an $(\infty,1)$-topos, and why is this a good setting for doing differential geometry?

In this post on the n-Category Café, Urs Schreiber says that, "The theory of G-principal bundles makes sense in any $(\infty,1)$-topos." I followed the link to the nLab and tried to chase definitions, ...
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(Homotopy theory) When does the 2 of 3 property not imply 2 of 6?

A relative category is a category $C$ with a subcategory $W$ containing all the objects of $C$. Given a relative category $(C,W)$, $W$ is said to satisfy the ``2 implies 6'' property if, for any ...
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When must it be sets rather than proper classes, or vice-versa, outside of foundational mathematics?

Every once in a blue moon it actually matters that some mathematical entity which might a priori only be a class is in fact a set. For clarification, here are some examples of what I do not ...
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Basic questions on the homotopy category

I apologize in advance if this the answer to this question is standard or well-known. I am not in any way an algebraic topologist. $\newcommand{\s}{\mathscr}$Let $\s T$ be the category of topological ...
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1answer
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Is every functor inducing a homotopy equivalence a composition of adjoint functors?

It was asked here whether every functor is a composition of adjoint functors. The answer is no, because all adjoint functors induce homotopy equivalences on the nerve, and we can construct functors ...
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Conjectures in Grothendieck's “Pursuing stacks”

I read on the nLab that in "Pursuing stacks" Grothendieck made several interesting conjectures, some of which have been proved since then. For example, as David Roberts wrote in answer to this ...
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topological monoid from symmetric monoidal category

What is the standard reference for the fact that the classifying space of a strict monoidal category is a topological monoid with respect to the operation induced by the tensor product? EDIT: The ...
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Homotopical Galois theory of coverings

In the hope this won't turn into a trivial problem (I couldn't find a similar discussion here), here's my question. I'm studying a little homotopical algebra in this article by Brown. You can easily ...
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1answer
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Is there a standard name for a 2-category which has an object z such that, for every object x, the category Hom(x,z) has a terminal object?

Motivation In Pursuing Stacks, Grothendieck defines what he calls a basic localizer, which is, to put it roughly, a class of functors between small categories with which one can make homotopy in ...
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Is homotopy definable by categorical means?

Is being homotopic - as a relation between two continuous functions, i.e. morphisms in Top - definable by categorical means? Can one detect from the context of dots and arrows, whether two parallel ...
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Is the geometric realisation of a nerve equivalent to the classifying space of its categorisation?

The nerve functor $N:Cat\to sSet$ has a left adjoint, namely the categorisation $C$. In fact there is a natural isomorphism $\epsilon: CN\to Id$ and $N$ is a full embedding.So if I start with a ...
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Is there a sense in which the homotopy theory of simplicial sets is the “paradigmatic” one?

I could not come up with a better title for my question. What I am asking is this (preemptive excuses to all experts in homotopy theory for naivetes of all kinds you may find herein): the ...
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Is there a topos theoretic interpretation/proof of Quillen's Theorem A?

I think the title says it all. Quillen's Theorem A says that a functor $F\colon C\to D$ induces a homotopy equivalence of classifying spaces if each fiber category $F/d$ with $d$ an object of $D$ is ...
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1answer
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Is there a cheap proof that (homotopy) endomorphisms are functorial?

This is, in some sense, the homotopy version of this question.) If $C$ is a category with $iC$ the subcategory of isomorphisms, there is a functor $X \mapsto End(X)$ from $iC$ to the category of ...
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1answer
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Homotopy limits of quasi-categories

Quasi-categories (or $\infty$-categories, as they are often called) are a very convenient setting for doing abstract homotopy theory. One of their amazing features is the following: Given a diagram of ...
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1answer
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Equivariant colimits and homotopy colimits

Suppose we are given a diagram of topological spaces. We can restrict ourselves to the diagrams over finite partially ordered sets and let all spaces be good enough (e.g. CW-complexes). One can take ...
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Evaluation functors and injective model structure on diagram categories

If $M$ is a combinatorial model category, it's known by the experts that there is a ''natural'' model structure on diagram categories $Hom(C,M)$, which is the projective model structure. The ...