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Do models-and-homomorphisms always form an accessible category?

It's well-known that the category of models of any first-order theory $T$ form an accessible category if we take the elementary embeddings as morphisms. This is true in finitary first-order logic or ...
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Natural transformations induce homotopies - Is this true in the “fat” world?

Let $\mathcal{C}, \mathcal{D}$ be categories internal to topological spaces (or compactly generated Hausdorff spaces, if you like) $F,G\colon\mathcal{C}\rightarrow\mathcal{D}$ be continuous functors ...
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Does the fat realization of simplicial spaces commute with finite limits up to homotopy?

I'm willing to work in the category of compactly generated Hausdorff spaces. The ordinary geometric realization of a simplicial space commutes with taking pullbacks and preserves the terminal object, ...
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Why do we need filtered categories to index ind-objects?

I edited the question in view of several helpful replies (thanks). When we define ind-objects in a category, we use in general filtered diagrams in a category, not just sequences $A_1 \rightarrow ...
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“Canonical” graph structure on $\text{Hom}(G, H)$

By a graph I mean a pair $G = (V, E)$ where $V$ is a set and $E \subseteq [V]^2 := \{\{a,b\}: a\neq b \in V\}$. A graph homomorphism between graphs $G, H$ is a map $f:V(G)\to V(H)$ such that $\{v, ...
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Which nice/deep elaborations on the (operators <-> sheaves) / (endomorphisms <-> objects) theme are there?

A linear operator $T:V\to V$ on a (say) vector space over a field $k$ is just a $k[T]$-module, and may be viewed as the sheaf $\mathscr F_T$ over $\mathbb A^1_k$, with fibre over $\lambda\in k$ equal ...
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Reduced products of (abelian and triangulated) categories: references?

For a filter $U$ on a set $X$ and for a family of categories $C_x$ indexed by $X$ I would like to consider the (corresponding categorical version of) reduced product of $C_x$ (for $x\in X$) with ...
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Higher algebra and terminology about 2-objects

It is well known that one way to build higher category theory is to use some induction process, where an $n$-category has as $0$-cells some $n-1$ categories, such that for two $0$-cells $\mathcal{A}$ ...
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What is descent data (of higher categories), conceptually?

First consider a scheme $X$ with an open cover $\mathcal{U}=\{U_i\}$. An object with descent data on $\mathcal{U}$ is a collection $(\mathcal{E}_i,\phi_{ij})$ where $\mathcal{E}_i$ is a ...
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Does the forgetful functor from presentable $\infty$-categories to $\infty$-categories preserve filtered colimits?

Marc's answer to my previous question gives a way to compute colimits in the category of presentable $\infty$-categories and continuous functors, using the (discontinuous) right adjoints to those ...
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What is the cokernel of a map of presentable stable $\infty$-categories?

Let $C$ and $D$ be presentable stable $\infty$-categories, and let $f:C \to D$ be a continuous functor between them. Let $0$ be the trivial stable $\infty$-category. What is the colimit of the ...
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Is the $\infty$-category of presentable $\infty$-categories presentable?

Let $\mathit{Pr}^L$ be the $\infty$-category of presentable $\infty$-categories and continuous functors in some universe. Is it presentable itself a larger universe?
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Rectifying the definition of a closed category

The definition of a closed category I'm using is here. Suppose $V$ is a closed category and that for each object $b\in V$, $[b,-]$ has a left adjoint $- \otimes b$. The result is nearly a monoidal ...
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Set as a (strict) infinite-category?

First, let me say that I have no idea if such a post has its place here. However, I believe that the ideas I'm going to present are important. The goal of this thread is three fold: 1) trying to ...
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Does it require Reedy fibrancy when we want the totalization to be weakly equivalent to the homotopy limit?

This question arises when I am reading the last two Chapter of Hirschhorn's "Model categories and their localizations" In Part (2) of Theorem 19.8.4 of that book it says If ...
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TTF triples are recollements

The notion of recollement $$ \mathcal{A}' \stackrel{\overset{i^*}{\longleftarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{i_*}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{i^!}{\longleftarrow}}} ...
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$n$-recollements and perverse t-structures

A recent preprint on arXiv brought my attention on the notion of $n$-recollement (def. 2) a generalization of the notion of recollement among three abelian or triangulated categories behaving like a ...
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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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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 ...