# Tagged Questions

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### Reference request: Book of Linear algebra from categorical point of view

Is there any book of Linear algebra in the modern language of Category theory?
I refer to the (systematic, formalist) study of the category whose objects are vector spaces and whose morphisms are ...

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### Learning roadmap to TQFT from a mathematics perspective

I had asked a question on math.stackexchange but did not receive any answers. I hope that this question is appropriate for this website as it is about an advanced subject. Hence I am posting it below.
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### Zigzags and contractibility of categories

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a small category and $\mathbf{C}'$ its hammock localization in the sense of Dwyer and Kan. I am looking for a proof (or counterexample) of the following assertion:
If there is ...

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### Linkage between homotopy equivalence and identification of algorithms

I vaguely recall that someone says there is linkage between homotopy equivalence and identification of algorithms which may be isomorphic or morphism or something like that,the algorithm may be ...

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### (Homotopy) limits and colimits in a dg-category

It is known that differential graded categories (or, also, $A_\infty$-categories) are 'incarnations', in some sense, of (stable) $(\infty,1)$-categories. I'm not used to the theory of ...

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### Localization of symmetric monoidal category

Let $\mathcal M$ be a symmetric monoidal category, $S\subset \mathcal M$ a collection of objects and morphisms. I would like to construct the localization $\mathcal M \mathop{\longrightarrow}^T ...

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### Does the category PCM (partial commutative monoids) have a closed symmetric monoidal product?

A partial commutative monoid (PCM) is, roughly speaking, a set with a partially defined binary operation that is as associative as it can be (given that not all products are defined) and commutative. ...

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### Retracts of 2-categories

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a strict $2$-category and let $M = \{(x_\alpha,y_\alpha)\}$ be a collection of object-pairs so that each hom-category $\mathbf{C}(x_\alpha,y_\alpha)$ has an initial element ...

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### How to define a generating subset for algebra in a category?

As is well known, the definition of an monoid can be generalised to the notion of a monoid $A$ in a monoidal category $C$ (see the n-lab entry here). What I would like to know is if the notion of ...

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### Localizing 2-categories about a single morphism

This question is a straight-up reference request, but of course I will be grateful for an answer in the event that no references are readily available. Consider a strict $2$-category $\mathbf{C}$ and ...

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### Axioms for a symmetric monoidal bicategory

I start reading the axioms for a symmetric monoidal bicategory. The axioms include so many diagrams to be satisfied. I am wondering if people really use these axioms directly to check a given data is ...

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### Inducing a Monoidal Structure using an Equivalence of Categories [closed]

Given an equivalence of categories $C \equiv D$, such that $C$ has a monoidal structure, is it clear that we can use the equivalence to induce a monoidal structure on $D$. Is there a standard ...

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### Expressing the Lebesgue integral using categories + the difficulty of describing estimates in category theory

In this question of mine in a comment to the accepted answer, someone remarked:
There are ways to express even basic things in analysis, such as the
spectral theorem or the Lebesgue integral, ...

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### Weakening simplicial identities

The generators $d_i, s_i$ for morphisms of the simplicial category satisfy simplicial identities:
$d_jd_i = d_id_{j−1}$ for $i < j$
$s_jd_i = d_is_{j−1}$ for $i < j$
$s_jd_i = id$ for $i = ...

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### symmetric monoidal double categories?

Let me preface this by saying that I don't know much category theory.
I am running into a situation where I have a double category and additionally there is a multiplication. Moreover, choosing ...

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### Universal property of module categories over monads

Let $T$ be a monad on a cocomplete category $\mathcal{C}$. Let's assume that $T$ preserves reflexive coequalizers (or something weaker?). Then the category of $T$-modules $\mathsf{Mod}(T)$ is ...

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### Bicategorical limits with parameters

(This question was asked in http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/741334/bicategorical-limits-with-parameters with no answer.)
Let $F(-,-)\colon \mathcal{A}\times \mathcal{B}\to \mathcal{C}$ be a ...

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### Making additive envelopes of monoidal categories monoidal

I have a monoidal category $(\mathcal{C},\otimes)$ enriched over abelian groups, for which I want to take the additive envelope $\mathcal{M}at\,\mathcal{C}$.
(This is defined as the category with ...

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### What's an initial object in a poset-enriched category?

I have a functor $F:C \to D$ between poset-enriched categories, and I'd like to show that the induced map on classifying spaces is a homotopy-equivalence. To this end, I am trying to establish the ...

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### Origin of exact sequences

I have seen exact sequences appearing a lot in algebraic texts with different purposes. But I've never seen names of the people associated with it. Also I don't understand what's so good about showing ...

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### On the foundations for large categories

There are some basic discussions on the motivations of large categories and small categories [here] (On the large cardinals foundations of categories) and [here] (Large cardinal axioms and ...

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### Push-outs of fully faithful (enriched) functors

I'd like to know a reference where the following property, that I believe to be true, is checked: given a diagram of categories and functors $B\leftarrow A\rightarrow C$ (I'm actually interested in ...

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### Intersection of free objects

I am aware that the following question is a very basic one and therefore I would not be at all offended if it were to be closed. Moreover, I am not familiar at all with category theory.
Let ...

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### Reference request: colimits of locally presentable categories

Consider the 2-category of locally presentable categories, cocontinuous functors, and natural transformations. I believe that this 2-category is 2-cocomplete in the sense of containing all small ...

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### Nice references for injective model structures and Quillen functors between motivic homotopy categories

It seems that for the injective model structures for the categories simplicial presheaves and simplicial Nisnevich sheaves (on the category of smooth varieties over a perfect field $k$) there exist ...

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### Morita theorem for simplicial rings

My question is the following: is there an analog of Morita theorem in the simplicial setting?
I mean, we can define two simplicial rings $A,B$ to be simplicially Morita equivalent is the categories ...

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### When is the localic reflection of a topos discrete?

Recall that the inclusion of locales into topoi has a left adjoint, called the localic reflection. It sends a topos $\mathcal{E}$ to the poset of subobjects of the terminal object, which is a locale. ...

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### Analogues of 'cone' distinguished triangles for pointed model categories?

For an additive $A$ and any morphism $f:X\to Y$ in $C(A)$ one has the following distinguished triangle in the homotopy category $K(A)$: $X\to Y\to Cone(f)\to X[1]$.
What is the closest analogue of ...

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### Two definitions of modules in monoidal category

The standard definition of a (left) simplicial module $V$ over some simplicial algebra $A$ is the map of simplicial vector spaces $A\otimes V\to V$ that gives the usual modules component-wise. Here ...

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### The interplay between certain aspects of interpretability, model theory and category theory

I have some questions about the interplay of interpretability, model theory and category theory. Since I had difficulties in finding literature or other helpful information about this topic, it would ...

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### 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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### Is $\text{Ind-}\bf C$ the category of models for a sketch?

It seems to me that the "indization" process of a category can be formulated in the language of sketches (by sketch I mean what is defined in [LPAC].2.F, Def. 2.55); in particular, see this answer by ...

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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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### Generalizing prime numbers to product-indecomposable objects in toposes

Any object $A$ in any topos decomposes as $A\times1$ and $1\times A$, and in $FinSet$ objects with no other product decompositions are "prime numbers". Is there any extension of the theory of ...

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### Extension to a right exact functor

Setup. Let $k$ be a field, $\mathcal{C}$ be a $k$-linear abelian category, $\mathcal{D}$ an arbitrary $k$-linear category. Let $\mathcal{C}'$ be a full subcategory of $\mathcal{C}$ with the following ...

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### Can one construct Freyd-Mitchell's embeddings that respect sheafifications?

For a certain presheaf $P$ with values in an abelian category $A$ satisfying AB5 and its sheafification $S$ (with respect to a small Grothendieck site) I would like to prove: $S(f):S(X)\to S(Y)$ is ...

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### Monoidal transformations are isomorphisms at dualizable objects

Here is a cute observation: Let $F,G : \mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{D}$ be a symmetric monoidal functors between symmetric monoidal categories, and let $\eta : F \to G$ be a monoidal transformation. Then ...

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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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### categorical characterization of large cardinals

Question 1. Is there a categorical representation of Kunen's inconsistency result?
Question 2. Is there a categorical characterization of very large cardinals (in particular for strong and ...

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### Limits in span categories

What are the limits in the span categories? and what is known about them in the literature?

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### Categories where morphisms are pairs of adjoint functors

Is there a particular name for those categories (of categories) where morphisms "come as adjoint pairs", as in the case of toposes and model categories?
Is there any attempt to study them as general ...

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### Reference request: (co)limits in Eilenberg--Moore (V-)categories

The following result seems to be well known:
If T is a (V-)monad on a (V-)category C, then the forgetful functor $U^T \colon C^T \to C$ creates
any limits that exist in C, and
any ...

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### “Uniformly (co)well-powered” categories?

Let $C$ be a category and for each object $X$ let us denote by ${\sf Mono}(X)$ the category of all monomorphisms in $C$ going to $X$ (i.e. monomorphisms which have $X$ as range -- I hope it is clear ...

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### Quillen equivalence of diagram categories

Let $C$ be a model category and $B$ a direct category. By Theorem 5.1.3 in Mark Hovey's book Model categories, there is a model category structure on the diagram category $C^B$ such that weak ...

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### What is the image of the intial object inside the final object called?

A recent project has forced me to consider a rather special object in a rather nasty category. Consider any category $\mathcal{C}$ which has
image objects, meaning for each morphism $f: x \to y$ ...

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### What is the source of this famous Grothendieck quote?

I've seen the following quote many times on the internet, and have used it myself. It is usually attributed to Grothendieck.
It is better to have a good category with bad objects than a bad category ...

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### Equivalence relations in suplattices

I am wondering about generalisations of the concept of equivalence relations to suplattices.
Here is my motivation: Given a set $X$. The powerset $\mathcal{P}(X)$ is a suplattice. For suplattices ...

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### Is there a name for (pre)sheaves satisfying this transitivity condition?

Suppose that $F:\mathscr{C}^{op} \to Set$ is a presheaf. For an object $C$, denote by $Aut(C)$ the group of isomorphisms $f:C \to C.$ There is a canonical action $Aut(C)$ of on $F(C).$ Is there a ...

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### 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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### Metrized categories

Motivation: Let $\Gamma = (V,E)$ be a directed graph. To each edge $e \in E$, choose a value $\kappa^e \in \mathbb R$, representing the cost of transporting one unit of "stuff" through the edge. Let ...