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What are universal abstract $\sigma$-algebras on $\sigma$-frames?

Originally asked on MSE. In this paper, the authors make the following definitions: An (abstract) $\sigma$-algebra is a boolean algebra with countable joins. A $\sigma$-frame is a bounded lattice ...
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Determining finite abelian groups among algebraic theories by counting

Let $T$ be a Lawvere theory (algebraic theory) which contains the theory $T_{\mathrm{grp}}$ of groups as a subtheory (so that $T$ has, in general, more equations that $T_\mathrm{grp}$). Suppose ...
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What is… A Grossone?

Y. Sergeyev developed a positional system for representing infinite numbers using a basic unit called a "grossone", as well as what he calls an "infinity computer". The mathematical value of this ...
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Reference for t-structures on stable model categories

What kind of definitions of t-structures on stable model categories have been investigated in the literature? Of course, one can always define a t-structure on a stable model category as a ...
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Additive functors to abelian groups: “additional structure” and functors induced by “additive pseudo-functors”; references?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a small additive category. Consider the category $PreSh(\mathcal{A})$ of all additive functors from $\mathcal{A}^{op}$ into abelian groups; note that this category is abelian and ...
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Do differential objects form triangulated categories?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a (fixed) additive category. To a differential object $(A,a)$ for $\mathcal{A}$ (so, $a:A\to A$ and $a^2=0$) one may associate an $\mathcal{A}$-complex $\dots \to ...
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What is an Elementary “Homotopy, Model” Topos?

Context: Def (Rezk): A (Grothendieck) homotopy topos is a homotopy left exact Bousfield localization of the model category of simplicial presheaves sPsh(C) on a small simplicial category C. Thm ...
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Test categories applied to Dold-Kan correspondence?

Let's see how this goes, this might be a bit rushed, if you spot any mistakes feel free to correct them. A test category $X$ is a category that can be used in place of the simplex category $\Delta$ to ...
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Is the modularisation of a unitary fusion category always unitary?

Suppose $\mathcal{C}$ is a unitary ribbon fusion category. Also assume that its symmetric centre has trivial twist and trivial pivotal structure, i.e. is tannakian. Thus, the Müger/Bruguières ...
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Reference request: Morita bicategory

I have two closely related questions: Who first recognized that Morita equivalence was equivalence in the bicategory of Rings, Bimodules, and Intertwiners? I've heard this bicategory called the ...
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What kinds of limits does localization of commutative rings reflect?

Localization of commutative rings is a left exact left adjoint, so it behaves nicely with plenty of things. Local-to-global principles are also abundant in commutative algebra, and I thought some of ...
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Category enriched over a monoidal 2-category

Consider a monoidal 2-category (or bicategory) B. For example, B could by the 2-category (finite sets, finite correspondences, isomorphisms of correspondences) with monoidal structure given by ...
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“Why” are monadicity and descent related?

This question is probably too vague for experts, but I really don't know how to avoid it. I've read in several places that under mild conditions, a morphism is an effective descent morphism iff the ...
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Which nice subcategories of $\mathsf{Top}$ are locally cartesian closed?

For a class $\mathcal{J}$ of topological spaces, let $\mathsf{Top}_\mathcal{J}$ denote the category of $\mathcal{J}$-generated spaces, i.e. those spaces $X$ such that $U\subseteq X$ is open iff ...
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What categorical property of monoidal categories picks out the ones with duals?

Recall that a monoidal category $\mathcal C$ is rigid if every object $X\in \mathcal C$ has both left and right duals, i.e. objects $X^l$ and $X^r$ with maps $X^l \otimes X \to \mathbf 1 \to X \otimes ...
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Topology of categories, very basic facts surrounding Quillen's Higher Algebraic K-Theory I

In his paper Higher Algebraic K-Theory I (see [here][1]), Quillen introduces a topological space $BC$, called the classifying space of $C$, and tries to relate its topology to the categorical ...
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Faithful exact functors to tensor categories

Let $P$ be a "nice" $k$-linear abelian tensor category (e.g. A tannakian category or a fusion category over a field $k$) and $F: M\to P $ an additive $k$-linear exact and faithful functor. I want to ...
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Many-sorted nominal sets as sheaves

The category of nominal sets can also be presented as the Schanuel topos, the category of sheaves on $\mathbb{I}^\mathsf{op}$ under the atomic topology, where $\mathbb{I}$ is the category of finite ...
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Is there an ∞-categorical interpretation of the Quillen S⁻¹S construction?

The Quillen S⁻¹S construction (not to be confused with the Quillen Q-construction or the Quillen plus-construction), as defined by Grayson in Higher algebraic K-theory: II (page 219), takes as an ...
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Defining Inertia Stack

Let $X$ be a topos and $F: \zeta \rightarrow X$ a stack on $X$. Now in the paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0411337v2.pdf ( Definitions 2.1.1.5 and 2.1.1.1) of Lieblich, he describes the inertia stack ...
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What is known about the large cardinal strength of Shelah's categoricity conjecture?

Shelah's categoricity conjecture states that for every Abstract Elementary Class $\mathcal{K}$ there is a cardinal $\mu$ depending only on $\operatorname{LS}(K)$ (i.e. the Löwenheim–Skolem number of ...
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P.G.Goerss, J.F.Jardine, “Simplicial Homotopy Theory” prerequisites

I know that such questions may be better suited for math.stackexchange, but I believe that that the topic of simplicial homotopy theory is advanced enough for mathoverflow. Besides, I know that there ...
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Topos Theory, internal Heyting Algebra

Given a topos $\mathcal{E}$ with subobject classifier $\Omega$. If we denote by $N\Omega$ the former of all local operators on $\Omega$, that is, Lawvere–Tierney topologies of $\mathcal{E}$, it is ...
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What is an example of a colimit-dense generator which is not dense?

An object $G$ of a category $\mathcal{C}$ is a dense generator if every object $X$ is the colimit of the canonical diagram of copies of $G$ mapping to $X$. (This canonical diagram is indexed by the ...
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Left adjoint of pullback

In Awodey's Category Theory, p233 of 2nd ed. (or p205 of 1st ed.), he states: Indeed, the UMP of pullbacks essentially states that composition along any function α is left adjoint to pullback ...
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Categorical or simplicial introduction to modern homotopy theory

I've heard some people saying that it would be easier to study homotopy theory first through simplicial sets. First, i thought that these people were not being serious. But it caught me wondering... ...
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$\mathcal{M}(\mathcal{D}_X)$ and $\mathcal{M}^r(\mathcal{D}_X)$ have natural tensor category structures?

Write $\mathcal{M}^\ell(\mathcal{D}_{X/S}) = \mathcal{M}(\mathcal{D}_{X/S})$ for the category of left $\mathcal{D}$-modules over $X$ and $\mathcal{M}^r(\mathcal{D}_{X/S})$ for the category of right ...
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Coinduction in a presheaf topos?

Fix a presheaf topos $\mathcal{E}\triangleq \mathbf{Set}^{\mathcal{C}^\mathsf{op}}$. Then, for any object/presheaf $X:\mathcal{E}$, I can define the presheaf of relations on $X$ as ...
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In a fibration, where does the generic object live?

In Bart Jacobs. Categorical Logic and Type Theory. Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics 141. North Holland, 1999. isbn: 9780444508539, the author writes, p. 326: Sometimes, for ...
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Operadic Lift of Lurie's Relative Tensor Product

In Section 4.4 of his book Higher Algebra, Lurie introduces, for a monoid object $A$ of a monoidal quasicategory $C$, and right and left $A$-modules $M,N$, the relative tensor product $M\otimes_AN$. ...
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Finitely presented algebras with isomorphic semilattices of congruences

Let $\mathbb{T}$ be a finitary algebraic theory. For each $\mathbb{T}$-algebra $A$, let $Q (A)$ be the join semilattice of finitely generated congruences on $A$. There is an evident pushforward ...
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Exterior derivative as only (up to multiple) natural operator $\Lambda ^kT^\ast \rightsquigarrow \Lambda ^{k+1}T^\ast$

In Kolar, Michor, & Slovak's book Natural Operations in Differential Geometry, it is proved the exterior derivative is universal in the following sense. Proposition 25.4. For $k>0$ all natural ...
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Natural operators in differential geometry - why are they natural?

I'm reading bits and pieces of Kolar, Michor, & Slovak's Natural Operations in differential Geometry, and I'm having "doubt" about some of the definitions. All I'm trying to do is sheafify some of ...
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Model independent proof of colimit formula for left Kan extensions

I am interested in finding a proof of the colimit formula for left Kan extensions $(\infty,1)$-categories which does not rely on a chosen model. (By a model inpendent proof I mean a proof which uses ...
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Equivalence of natural transformations

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small category and $\mathrm{Cat}$ be the 2-category of small categories. Let $F,G : \mathcal{C} \to \mathrm{Cat}$ be two functors and $\theta : F \to G$ be a natural ...
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Definition of Left Operadic Kan Extension for $\infty$-operads

In Lurie's book Higher Algebra, he makes the following definition: Definition 3.1.2.2: Let $M^\otimes\to N(Fin_\ast)\times\Delta^1$ be a correspondence from an $\infty$-operad $A^\otimes$ to another ...
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Does the category of categories-mod-natural-isomorphism have any nonobvious autoequivalences?

The simpler question is to study the 2-groupoid $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathsf{Cat})$ of all autoequivalences of the category of (small) categories (i.e. the groupoid of equivalences of categories ...
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Bi-adjointness and isomorphisms of (co)limits

Without getting into too many (presumably irrelevant) details, I have a functor $F:A \to B$ between reasonably mellow categories so that for each object $b \in B_0$ the universal morphism $$g_b: ...
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What is the right notion of generalized element of a category?

I've been working out how the internal language of a category C extends to taking the category itself as a type. The most obvious way to interpret $X : \mathbf{C}$ is, of course, that $X$ is an ...
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Topologized category of bounded chain complex

I am reading Segal's paper 'categories and cohomology theories' [1], but there is one claim (in the last example in sec.2) I don't quite understand: Let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category of bounded chain ...
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Lemma 2 from Beilinson's “Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra”, intuition?

This is a followup to here. Consider Lemma 2 from Beilinson's paper "Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra", as follows. Lemma 2. For any pair $i$, $j$ such that $0 ...
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How to show these class of morphisms are perfect

In Lurie's book "Higher Topos Theory", a class $\mathsf{W}$ of morphisms in a category $\mathcal{A}$ is called perfect if Every isomorphism belongs to $\mathsf{W}$. it satisfies "2 out of 3 ...
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Automorphisms of Eilenberg-Mac Lane spaces and semidirect products (and the odd line)

If $A$ is an abelian group, we have $Aut\left(K\left(A,n\right)\right)=Aut(A) \ltimes K\left(A,n\right),$ where the left hand side is the space of self-homotopy equivalences. Is there an easy way to ...
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Not sure how to fix an error in the Handbook of Categorical Algebra (vol 3)

In the proof of Theorem 1.5.7 (in which it is shown the the nuclei on a locale, when ordered by pointwise partial order, themselves form a locale) in the computation at the bottom of p.35, there is ...
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global section of affine $C^\infty$-scheme

I'm reading Algebraic Geometry over $C^\infty$-rings. It is written that "If $\mathfrak{C}$ is not finitely generated then $\Phi_{\mathfrak{C}}:\mathfrak{C}\rightarrow ...
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Duality between Compactness and Hausdorffness

Consider a non-empty set $X$ and its complete lattice of topologies (see also this thread). The discrete topology is Hausdorff. Every topology that is finer than a Hausdorff topology is also ...
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On subdirect products [closed]

I'm sorry if this question doesn't fit with MO rules, but I've asked on Math SE yet without answers, so I post here with the hope someone will answer me. I want to show, knowing the Goursat's ...
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internalization of the concept of large and small category

I have been poking around the internet and nlab looking at the concept of large and small categories. My original focus was locally presentable categories of categories and I was thinking of finding ...
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Twists, balances, and ribbons in pivotal braided tensor categories

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a pivotal tensor category. Feel free to assume finiteness, semisimplicity, fusion, sphericality, unitarity or whatever makes things interesting. Which of the following structures ...
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Geometric morphism of $\infty$ topos

I have a very simple question regarding geometric morphisms of $\infty$ topoi, but have been unable to find the answer in Lurie's HTT (although it seems likely that its there somewhere and I just ...