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### Small object argument for multiple factorization systems

Is there something similar to the small object argument, but related to a chain of factorization systems on a category $\cal C$?
It is easy to see that one can give a chain of "generating morphisms" ...

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### discrete Grothendieck construction

In "BASIC CONCEPTS OF ENRICHED CATEGORY THEORY", (version Reprints in Theory and Applications of Categories, No. 10, 2005), chapter 4.7 p.75-76, Kelly introduces the "discrete Grothendieck ...

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### Obtaining Lawvere's “State categories and response functors”

I'm looking to get my hands on a (.pdf) copy of Lawvere's 1986 preprint State categories and response functors. If someone can post it and answer this question by offering a link, I'd appreciate it.

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### Adjunction of Crossed Module Functors

I am wondering about the following two related questions and don't know if they have already clear answers or not.
1) Suppose that we already know the functor $F \colon \mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{D}$ ...

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### Are product / coproduct projections / inclusions 'semistrict'?

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a category with zero object, kernels, and cokernels. Then, a morphism $f\colon A\rightarrow B$ in $\mathbf{C}$ is semistrict iff the canonical map $\operatorname{Coker}(\ker (f))\...

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### Factorization system “tilted” by $(L,R)$

Suppose you have a pair of orthogonal factorization systems, $(E_0, M_0), (E_1, M_1)$ in a category $\cal C$ such that $M_0\subseteq M_1$; this entails that there is a ternary factorization
$$
X\...

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### Is there any notion of “smoothification” from $\mathbb{R}$-schemes to generalized smooth spaces?

I will write $\operatorname{Diff}$ to denote a category of generalized smooth spaces e.g. $Sh(\mathsf{CartSp})$. Is there a version of $\operatorname{Diff}$ for which there exists a functor $\mathcal{...

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### Can a weak fibration category be non saturated?

A weak fibration category is a category $\mathcal{C}$ equipped with two subcategories
$$\mathcal{F}, \mathcal{W} \subseteq \mathcal{C}$$
containing all the isomorphisms, such that the following ...

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### Difficulties with descent data as homotopy limit of image of Čech nerve

Apologies if this question is inappropriate for MO. It is not a research level question in any of the topics it addresses, I just don't see how a novice can go about answering it alone (I've tried ...

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### Example of non-locally finite stability condition

I am trying to work out example 5.6 in Bridgeland's paper "Stability conditions on triangulated categories".
http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v166-n2-p01.pdf
A standard ...

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### Real/complex addition, multiplication, and exponentiation from a categorical viewpoint? [closed]

Edit: As an attempt to make the question somewhat more precise, I'll describe my intuitions in more detail here. Yes, I'm changing the details of question slightly, but the spirit of it remains the ...

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### Are all formal schemes *really* Ind-schemes?

I'm trying to understand whether there's a fully faithful functor $LRS \supset FormalSch \to IndSch$ and in what sense. Here's my progress so far:
Let $\mathsf{A}$ be the category of adic rings. The ...

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### What is the relation between sphere spectrum and supersymmetry?

In this this google+ post of Urs Schreiber, he says: "Grading over the sphere spectrum is supersymmetry" and then he redirect us to the abstract idea of superalgebra (in nLab).
Are there some ...

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### Differential equations → predicate logic mapping

I was watching Tom LaGatta's talk on category theory recently, and one of the audience brought up a statement that caught my attention (around the 56:15 mark):
I was gonna say, there was a book I ...

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### Reference for Manin's idea on algebraic geometry over the symmetric monoidal model category of Motives

Reference for Y. Manin's idea of "algebraic geometry over the symmetric monoidal model category of motives."
Has been sugested to me that this was made in a Manin's letter. There is an escaned copy?
...

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### Coproducts and “Error Conditions” in Math vs CS

First, some background: recently in learning more about functional programming I saw one use for coproducts that surprised me a little bit: A function $f: A \rightarrow B \coprod C$ may result when ...

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### What word can I use for a poset with equivalences

Often I want to define a structure on a set $S$ which is like a poset, but lacks the antisymmetry condition: i.e., one is allowed both $a\succeq b$ and $a \preceq b$ for $a, b$ different elements of ...

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### From relative categories to marked simplicial sets

Both relative categories and marked simplicial sets (over Δ^0) present the ∞-category of ∞-categories.
Naturally, one could ask whether there is a reasonably direct way to pass between these two ...

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### Does the category of (algebraically closed) fields of characteristic $p$ change when $p$ changes?

Let $\mathrm{ACF}_p$ denote the category of algebraically closed fields of characteristic $p$, with all homomorphisms as morphisms. The question is: when is there an equivalence of categories between $...

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### Reference for supergroupoids in supersymmetry?

I would like to know some references on supergroupoids in supersymmetry.
A supersymmetry is invariance under a supergroup action (nLab, Supersymmetry).
It is know that groupoids provide a local ...

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### Most natural equivalence between $C^*$-algebras in NCG

I have listen or read that, in the context of noncommutative geometry, Morita equivalence is a more natural equivalence for $C^*$-algebras than $*$-isomorphism.
Can someone explain this sentence or ...

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### Coherence and rewriting

In category theory there are numerous coherence theorems (https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/coherence+theorem). One example is the Mac Lane's coherence theorem for monoidal categories. This and probably ...

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### Relative version of Quillen's theorem A

Quillen's Theorem A is formulated as follows:
Let $F:X\to Y$ be a functor between small categories. Suppose for each $y\in Y$ the category
$F/y$ is contractible. Then $F$ induces a weak equivalence ...

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### Reedy model structure on sSet

According to this question, there is a model structure on $\mathrm{Set}$ in which the cofibrations are the monomorphisms, the fibrations are maps which are either epimorphisms or have empty domain, ...

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### Pseudopullback of dimension three

What is the name of the appropriate analogue of the pseudopullback for dimension three?
That is to say, a pseudonatural equivalence $fg\simeq hj $ which is universal in the obvious sense...
Thank ...

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### Étale morphisms in SDG

On page 70 here, Kock defines a formally étale morphism $f:M\rightarrow N$ as one for which the following square is a pullback for each $d:\mathbf 1\rightarrow D$
$$\require{AMScd} \begin{CD} M^D @>...

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### Self-enrichment of reflective subcategories of self-enriched categories

I'll go straight to the point of my question:
Say $\mathscr{A}$ is a reflexive subcategory of $\mathscr{B}$, meaning the inclusion functor $i: \mathscr{A} \to \mathscr{B}$ is fully faithful and ...

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### Why does vertical multiplication in 2-groups not follow the same order as horizontal one when constructed from crossed modules?

Consider a 2-group (seen as a 2-category with only one object $\star$) constructed from a crossed module $(G,H,t,\rhd)$ ($\circ$ will denote 1-morphisms composition, $\circ_{h}$ 2-morphisms horizontal ...

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### Stability of adjunctions of infinity-categories by base change

Let $O \to O'$ be a functor between locally presentable symmetric monoidal $(\infty,1)$-categories (assume that the tensor product commutes in each argument with colimits, if necessary). Suppose that ...

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### Is a left-exact limit-preserving functor $Ab \to Ab$ necessarily representable?

Let $Ab$ be the category of abelian groups, and let $F: Ab \to Ab$ be a covariant functor which is left-exact and limit-preserving. Is $F$ necessarily naturally equivalent to a functor of the form $\...

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### What makes Reedy model categories useful?

I have been reading up a bit on the Reedy model structure on the category of simplicial objects in a model category $\mathcal{C}$ in Goerss-Jardine. One thing I find a bit unclear is what the Reedy ...

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### pullback square in Goerss-Jardine

In proving the the existence of the Reedy model structure on the category of simplicial objects in a model category $\mathcal{C}$, Goerss-Jardine prove there is a pullback square induced by a map of ...

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### N-periodic derived categories

I have some seemingly basic questions about $N$-periodic derived categories to which I have not found answers in any of the usual places.
Let $R$ be a ring, and let $D(R)_{\mathbb Z/N\mathbb Z}$ ...

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### Temporal semantics for string diagrams

Suppose I have a string diagram $D$ which involves a set of strings $S$ and atomic processes $A$. Formally, we should think of this as a canonically chosen map in the free symmetric monoidal category (...

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### Can the groupoid completion of a topological category be recovered from its classifying space?

Let $C$ be a category. The groupoid completion of $C$ is the free groupoid on $C$, i.e. the category $C[C^{-1}]$ obtained by localizing at everything. Recall that the classifying space $\mathbf{B}C$ ...

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### Twisted Day convolution

Has anyone studied a version of Day convolution for an enriched presheaf category $V^{A^{\mathrm{op}}}$ where the monoidal structure of $V$ is "twisted" on one side by an action of $A$? I'm thinking ...

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### Factorization systems on tensor product of presentable categories

This question is motivated by the following particular problem.
I have two presentable categories $\cal A,B$ with orthogonal factorization systems $({\cal E}, {\cal M})$ (on A) and $({\cal U},{\cal V}...

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### On the tensor product of presentable categories

I am trying to understand how the tensor product of presentable categories works: let $\otimes\colon {\cal A}\times {\cal B}\to {\cal A}\otimes{\cal B}$ the universal bilinear functor corresponding to ...

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### Branching behavior in string diagrams/monoidal categories?

I am currently working through Peter Selinger's paper "Towards a Quantum Programming Language", and trying to connect it with what I already know about monoidal categories and string diagrams.
...

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### Is the class of Heyting algebras originating from directed graphs a variety?

The category RefGph of reflexive directed graphs
is the functor category $\hat{∆}_1=\mbox{Fun}(∆^◦_1,$Set), where $∆_1$ is
the simplex category truncated at level 1.
Hence the poset Sub(X) of ...

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### Descent of Higher categorical structures along geometric morphisms

Let $f: \mathcal{E} \rightarrow \mathcal{T}$ be a geometric morphism between two (Grothendieck) toposes (or maybe more generally a bounded geometric morphism between elementary toposes).
It is well ...

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### Product and coproduct for bipartite graphs

Consider the category $BiGraph$ of bipartite graphs (vertices are named "places" and "transitions" like in Petri nets) and continous maps. A subgraph is named open iff it is place-bordered, and a map ...

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### When modular tensor categories are equivalent?

I asked this question at math stack exchange math stack exchange but I haven't got any answer yet there.
I would like to know when we say that two modular tensor categories are equivalent.
Is it ...

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### Direct limit closure of Serre subcategories

Let $C$ be a Grothendieck category and $T$ a Serre subcategory of $C$. Let $\tilde{T}$ be the full subcategory of $C$ consisting of all direct limits of objects in $T$. Is $\tilde{T}$ a Serre ...

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### Deligne tensor product of semisimple tensor categories

Let $T_1, T_2$ be two semisimple tensor categories over a field $k$ (i.e. symmetric rigid monoidal abelian $k$-linear). Then is the Deligne product, $T_1\otimes T_2$ also a $k$-tensor category?
...

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### Special objects in a category - terminology

For an object $A$ in a category $\mathfrak{C}$, consider the following property.
($*$) For every object $B$ in $\mathfrak{C}$, the set of morphisms $\text{Hom}(B,A)$ is either empty or consists ...

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### Model category of cofibrant topological spaces

By browsing the list of open problems in Mark Hovey's book "Model categories", I came across the following one (Problem 8.3): find a model structure on topological spaces, with the same weak ...

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### Modular Tensor Categories: Reasoning behind the axioms

(Sorry for the length of the question, I'm trying to communicate what is bothering me as thoroughly as possible)
In the construction of modular tensor categories (MTC) from ground zero, we put ...

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### Is Lemma D4.5.3 in the Elephant correct? (“In a topos, weakly projective implies internally projective.”)

Lemma D4.5.3 of Johnstone’s Sketches of an Elephant states:
Lemma. For an object $A$
of a topos $\newcommand{\E}{\mathcal{E}}\E$, the following are equivalent:
$A$ is internally ...

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### Semidirect product of semidirect products

For algebraic objects, say for groups $ N,K$ and algebra $A$, if we have the semidirect product of a semidirect product,
$(A \rtimes_{\gamma} N ) \rtimes_{\theta} K$, are there conditions that would ...