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### In the category of sets epimorphisms are surjective - Constructive Proof?

The statement that surjective maps are epimorphisms in the category of sets can be shown in a constructive way.
What about the inverse?
Is it possible to show that every epimorphism in the category ...

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### Notion of infinity in categories

Please excuse me if the question is too vague or uninteresting.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category and $A$ an object in $\mathcal{C}$. Motivated by the equivalence of Dedekind-finiteness and finiteness ...

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### Pseudomodules, “general coherence theorem”

A pseudomonoid is defined within a monoidal bicategory. It is like a monoid in a monoidal category except that the usual axioms hold up to coherent invertible 2-cells. Pseudomonoid is like a monoidal ...

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### a dcpo seen as a category: when does a dcpo map induce a functor with an adjoint?

Take two posets $A, B$ (partially ordered sets). Now consider these posets to be categories $Cat(A), Cat(B)$ respectively. Consider a map from $A$ to $B$, $f: A \rightarrow B$. This can be seen as ...

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### Directed subposet of a poset containing the minimal elements

The following appears naturally in a certain context:
Let $P$ be a graded partially ordered set. Let $M$ be the subset of minimal elements of $P$. Define subsets $E_i$ inductively as follows: First, ...

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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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### Sharp objects and fixed points

Given an adjunction $F\colon \mathcal C \leftrightarrows \mathcal D\colon G$ I would like to call "sharp" a pair of objects $(C,D)$ if the bijection
$$
\hom_{\cal D}(FC,D) \cong \hom_{\cal C}(C, GD)
...

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### Algebraic objects and lifts of their represented functors

I've seen the following theorem around in various forms:
To give an object $A \in \mathcal{C}$ the structure of a $\Omega$-algebra object in $\mathcal{C}$ is equivalent to giving a lift of the ...

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### Are the pullback functors of adjoint functors also adjoint?

Given adjoint functors $F: A \to B$, $G: B \to A$, if you then take their pullback functors $F^* : Set^B \to Set^A$ and $G^* : Set^A \to Set^B$ given by pre-composition, are these two also adjoint ...

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### Lifting commutative diagrams of functors from the homotopy level to the “higher” level

Let $\mathcal A$ and $\mathcal B$ be differential graded categories over a field. Let $F, G, K : \mathcal A \to \mathcal B$ be quasi-functors (see here for definitions). Assume you have morphisms of ...

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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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### What is the status of the extreme value theorem in forms of constructive mathematics, such as Smooth Infinitesimal Analysis?

In certain intuitionistic frameworks the extreme value theorem cannot be proved. Depending on the exact framework, counterexamples can be constructed as well; see for example pp. 294-295 in
...

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### When do limits and colimits of infinity-categories commute?

This is a question for someone who read (or wrote) enough of Lurie's HTT to know a reference. Suppose $D,E$ are small "diagram" $(\infty,1)$-categories, and $\mathcal{C}$ is a stable infinity-category ...

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### Derived Functors, Projection Formula and Base Change in the Derived $\infty$-Category

Let $X$ be a smooth stack and $\mathcal O_X$ the ring of smooth functions on $X$, i.e. for any smooth $M \to X$, $\mathcal O_X(M \to X) = C^\infty(M)$.
In HigherAlgebra, the derived category ...

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### Can we “complete” model categories to compute derived functors in the usual way?

Suppose we have a functor between two model categories $F\colon \mathcal{C}\to \mathcal{D}$. Suppose we don't know that it is a part of a Quillen pair. Nevertheless, it can still happen that the ...

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### right adjoint functor for closed immersion of topoi

Let $i\colon (X,A)\rightarrow (Y,B)$ be a closed immersion of ringed topoi. Does functor $i_*\colon Mod(A)\rightarrow Mod(B)$ have a right adjoint?

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### Category which has no non-trivial adjoint functors

Does there exist a category C which such that there is no functor $F:C \rightarrow D$ with $D\not\cong C$ which has a left (or right) adjoint?

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### A general theory of quasi-functors, generalizing from dg-categories to $\mathcal V$-categories, with $\mathcal V$ monoidal model category

I employ the vast majority of the post to develop the notion of quasi-functor between dg-categories: I think it is important to get the idea.
Let $k$ be a field, and let $\mathcal V =\mathbf C(k)$ ...

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### The category of categories and adjunctions

What is known about the category that has small categories as objects and adjunctions as morphisms? Obviously, it has neither terminal nor initial objects. But what about other kinds of limits? Are ...

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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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### Taking zeroth cohomology of a dg-module over a dg-category is “good” on representables, but probably “bad” on cones

This question is possibly related to this other one.
Let $\mathcal A$ be a dg-category over a commutative ring $k$. I denote by $\text{dgm-}\mathcal A$ the dg-category of right dg-$\mathcal ...

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### Reconstructing an isomorphism of exact triangles in the homotopy cat. of a dg-cat. using a functorially induced isomorphism between cones

This question is strictly related to this other one.
Let $\mathcal A$ be a (strongly) pretriangulated dg-category over a field $k$. Let
be a diagram in $Z^0(\mathcal A)$, where the rows are ...

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### Reconstructing a morphism of exact triangles in the homotopy cat. of a dg-cat. using a “functorial cone map”

I set this problem in the framework of (pretriangulated) dg-categories; everything can probably be translated in the world of stable $(\infty,1)$-categories.
Let $\mathcal A$ be a pretriangulated ...

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### Serre functor of a subcategory (in particular parabolic category O)

For an additive category $\mathcal C$ there is the notion of a Serre functor on $\mathcal C$, i.e. a an autoequivalence $S$ of $C$ such that there exist isomorphisms
$$Hom(A, S(B)) \cong Hom(B, A)^*$$
...

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### weak version of a Baez-Crans 2-vector space?

Baez and Crans defined a 2-vector space to be a category internal to the category of vector spaces (say over the reals). I am interested in categories that are equivalent to Baez-Crans vector spaces ...

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### Is antipode unique for bialgebras in arbitrary monoidal categories?

If $B$ is a bialgebra in the category $\tt{Vect}$ of vector spaces (over $\mathbb C$, for example) then $B$ can't have two different antipodes.
Is this true for bialgebras in an arbitrary symmetric ...

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### Name of Property $t=st \text{ and } s=ts$

What is the name of the property shared by a pair of functions $s,t$ with $$t=st \text{ and } s=ts$$
( Main example: relation-valued domain and range operations on relations, via ...

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### symmetric monoidal dagger endofunctor categories

Take an arbitrary category $C$, and consider $End(C)$, any endofunctor category consisting of some or all endofunctors of $C$.
I have several related questions:
What restrictions must we impose on ...

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### Comonads and the category of Sets

In Vicary's paper, after eq 15, he talks about how the category of internal comonoids $C_\times$ has many properties of the category of sets. We know that a comonad on a category has the same axioms ...

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### Existence of Colimits in the Definition of Locally Presentable Categories

Basically, my question is simple: why does the definition of a locally presentable category require all colimits exist?
The motivation for this is that I was learning about algebraic posets, and had ...

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### An orthogonal factorization system on 1-Cob?

Let $1-Cob$ denote the category of oriented 0-manifolds and oriented cobordisms between them. If $W:A\to B$ is a cobordism, i.e. $\partial W\cong A+B$, we write $i^W_{dom}:A\to W$ and $i^W_{cod}:B\to ...

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### When is an exponential functor a bialgebra?

My question is about the notion of exponential functors as they are frequently defined in the literature on (strict) polynomial functors, e.g., the paper "General Linear and Functor Cohomology" by ...

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### Do direct limits (filtered colimits) commute with pullbacks, in C*-algebras?

I asked this question already on math.stackexchange, but maybe it is also useful to ask this here, since it was not answered there.
Suppose we have three directed sequences of $C^*$-algebras, say ...

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### String diagrams for bimodules over noncommutative algebras?

I'm trying to do some calculations with bimodules (over Azumaya algebras, as it happens), and I need a string diagram notation that mixes the tensor product over the base ring (a symmetric monoidal ...

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### Why do Lie algebras pop up, from a categorical point of view?

Groups pop up as automorphism groups in any category.
Rings pop up as endomorphism rings in any additive category.
Is there a similar way to attach a Lie algebra to an object in a category of a ...

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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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### Constructing a “geometric” model structure on Cat by localizing the “categorical” model structure

Let $\text{Cat}$ be the category of (small) categories and functors. There is a "categorical" (also called "canonical" or "folk") model structure on $\text{Cat}$ in which the weak equivalences are the ...

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### Characterization of pseudo split epimorphisms in Cat

Is there an easy way to characterize pseudo split epimorphisms in Cat?
Obs: A pseudo split epimorphism in Cat is a functor $F: E\to B $ such that there is a functor $ M: B\to E $ and a natural ...

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### Good properties of the $H^0$ functor (from quasi-functors to ordinary functors)

Let $\mathcal A, \mathcal B$ be dg-categories over a field $k$. I denote by $\mathcal{RHom}(\mathcal A,\mathcal B)$ the dg-category (defined up to quasi-equivalence) which gives the internal hom in ...

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### Do non-subcanonical Grothendieck topologies always induce a category of fractions?

Suppose that $\mathscr{C}$ is a (possibly higher) category and $J$ is a Grothendieck topology which is not subcanonical. Denote the composite
$$\mathscr{C} \hookrightarrow ...

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### Profinite completion of a partial order

In Johnstone's Stone Spaces it is proved that the category of profinite partial orders is (equivalent to) the category of ordered Stone spaces (also called Priestley spaces) and that the obvious ...

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### opposite category

In the 2-category Cat of small categories, for each category $C$ (an object of Cat) there is also the dual category (I dare not write "dual object") $C^{op}$.
Is ${op}$ the instance in Cat of a more ...

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### Smooth Affine algebras are Calabi-Yau

Are all smooth affine algebras over a field Calabi-Yau?
I'm thinking yes since they satisfy Van den Bergh duality with dualizing module themselves (have I made a mistake in this reasoning)/

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### Pushouts of equivalences of categories

If $f:C\to D$ is an equivalence of categories that is injective on objects, then every pushout of $f$ is also an equivalence. This follows, for instance, because such a functor is an acyclic ...

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### Are all vector-space valued functors on sets free?

Let $\mathbf{Set}$ be the category of finite sets and functions between them, and let $\mathbf{Vect}$ be the category of finite-dimensional complex vector spaces and linear transformations between ...

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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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### Does the nerve functor (resp. fundamental groupoid functor) preserve homotopy colimits (resp. homotopy limits)?

Let $\pi _1:SS\to Grpd$ denote the fundamental groupoid functor, from simplicial sets to groupoids, and let $N:Grpd\to SS$ denote the nerve functor. Then $\pi _1$ is left adjoint to $N.$
On ...

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### internal language for the 2-category of small categories

What is the internal language of the category Cat of small categories?
I found an article by Glynn Winskel and his student Mario Jose Cáccamo about such calculus! However it is limited to a fragment ...