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### Is every abelian group a colimit of copies of Z?

More precisely, is every abelian group a colimit $\text{colim}_{j \in J} F(j)$ over a diagram $F : J \to \text{Ab}$ where each $F(j)$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{Z}$?
Note that this does not follow ...

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### Regular and extremal monomorphisms in the category of graphs

Let $\textbf{Grph}$ be the category whose objects are graphs $G = (V,E)$ such that $V$ is a set and $E \subseteq \mathcal{P}_2(V) := \{\{a,b\} \subseteq V: a\neq b\}$. We sometimes write $E(G)$ for ...

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### Strategies for proving a category is Noetherian?

Let $C$ be a small linear category over a commutative ring $R$. A representation of $C$ is an $R$-linear functor $C \to \mathrm{Mod}(R)$. For example, for each $c\in C$, there is a representation ...

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### Homotopy (co)limit (co)cones

Let $\mathscr{M}$ be a model category and let $\mathscr{I}$ be a small category. Consider any homotopy colimit functor ...

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### a (pseudo)adjunction for the functor sending a category C to PSh(C) the category of presheaves

I've read about free cocompletion of categories discussing on the adjunction between Cat and cocompleteCat (Cat: category of small categories, cocompleteCat: category of small cocomplete categories ...

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### Induced topology on site + Reconstructing global sections of a scheme (Orlov)

Let $(C,T,O)$ be a ringed site. Let $X$ be a presheaf on C.
We get an induced ringed site $(C/X,T_X,O_X)$. C/X is the over category wrt the presheaf X. The topology $T_X$ is the biggest topology ...

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### Direct proof that the model category of cdgas is left proper

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. The projective model structure on the category $cdga$ of commutative differential graded $k$-algebras is proper. Since this model structure is transferred ...

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### Is there something like “Noncommutative geometry internal to a category”?

I have heard that one can do algebraic geometry internal to symmetric monoidal categories. Topological quantum field theories also exist internal to symmetric monoidal categories, and the usual ...

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### Do copairings provide dualities in derived categories?

Here is an elementary fact about vector spaces. Let $V,W$ be vector spaces over a field $\mathbb K$ and let $c : \mathbb K \to V \otimes W$ be an element of the tensor product. Then $c$ determines ...

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### Exact sequences of pointed sets - two definitions

It seems to me that there are (at least) two notions of exact sequences in a category:
1) Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a pointed category with kernels and images. Then we call a complex (i.e. the composite ...

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### Classifying space of a colimit of topological categories

Say I have a diagram $D:I\rightarrow\text{Cat}(\text{Top})$ of categories internal to compactly generated topological spaces. This induces a diagram $BD:I\rightarrow \text{Top}$ of classifying spaces. ...

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### Why should have Peter May worked with CGWH instead of CGH in “The Geometry of Iterated Loop Space”?

This is a follow-up to Dan Ramras' answer of this question.
The following correction can be found in the errata to The Geometry of Iterated Loop space (Page 484 here).
The weak Hausdorff rather ...

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### Is $\textbf{FHILB}$ locally regular?

Is the category, $\textbf{FHILB}$, of finite dimensional Hilbert spaces and linear maps locally regular, where `locally regular' is defined like this
...

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### Poset-enrichment of abelian categories

Let $\mathsf{A}$ be an Abelian category (perhaps vector spaces or modules over your favorite ring), and let $\mathsf{A}(x,y)$ denote the set of morphisms in $\mathsf{A}$ from an object $x$ to another ...

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### End of the Ext functors

Let $R$ be a ring, and consider the hom functor $\hom\colon Mod(R)^\text{op}\times Mod(R)\to Mod(R)$; the end of $\hom$ is well-known to be the set of endomorphisms (endonatural transformations) of ...

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### random category theory

This question is in some sense dual to the one asked in Is there an introduction to probability theory from a structuralist/categorical perspective? since contrary to the OP who asks for references ...

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### Comparing right and left quasi-representable bimodules

Let $\mathcal V$ be your favourite (closed, symmetric) monoidal model category. To fix ideas, set $\mathcal V = \mathrm{Ch}(k)$, the category of chain complexes over a fixed commutative ring. Given a ...

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### Are lax functor categories into a cartesian closed 2-category cartesian closed?

Suppose that $C$ is a complete closed monoidal category and $I$ is any small category. Then the functor category $Fun(I,C)$ is again a closed monoidal category with the pointwise tensor product $F ...

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### Strict comma objects implies comma objects

I'm condusion on a statement in this page comma object in $n$lab. It states:
any strict comma object is a comma object, but the converse is not in general true.
My confusion is: the strict comma ...

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### Monoidal Forgetful/Free Adjunction for $E_2$-algebras

Suppose I am given two $E_2$-ring spectra $A$ and $B$ and a morphism of $E_2$-rings $\phi:A\to B$. Then I have $E_1$-monoidal categories of modules $LMod_A$ and $LMod_B$. Moreover I have morphisms ...

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### Explicit counter example to Vopěnka's principle in the constructible universe?

Vopěnka's principle is a large cardinal axiom which has many equivalent formulations. One of them, which I find especially appealing, is the following: if the universe is satisfies Vopěnka's principle ...

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### Morphisms between lax wedges

In the paper
BOZAPALIDES, S., Les fins cartésiennes
the following definition of a lax wedge for a 2-functor $S\colon \mathcal{A}^{op}\times \mathcal{A}\to \mathcal B$ between 2-categories is ...

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### Categories in which an epimorphism applied to a non-monic epimorphism can be monic

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category, and let $A$, $B$, and $C$ be objects.
Given $A \xrightarrow{f} B \xrightarrow{g} C$ such that:
$f$ is both epic and monic
$g$ is epic but not monic
$gf$ is epic and ...

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### (co)limits in the category of diffeological spaces vs. category of smooth manifolds

I am wondering which (co)limits that exist in the category of smooth manifolds are preserved by the inclusion into the category of diffeological spaces? Are there any results that allow us to ...

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### Does a fully faithful functor between triangulated categories induce embedding of their Grothendieck groups?

Let $\mathcal{A}$, $\mathcal{B}$ be two triangulated categories and $F: \mathcal{A}\to \mathcal{B}$ be a triangulated functor between them. Then $F$ induces an homomorphism between their Grothendieck ...

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### Is every frame monomorphism regular?

Is every monomorphism in $\mathbf{Frm}$, the category of frames, regular?

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### Is there a more general obstruction to the existence of moduli spaces than the existence of automorphisms?

We are taught that, in general:
A type of objects that has nontrivial automorphisms cannot have a fine moduli space.
The proof generally goes along the lines of:
Take an object $X$ with a ...

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### Extremal, but not regular monomorphism

Is there an example of a category, and a monomorphism $m:X\to Y$ between two objects such that $m$ is extremal, but not regular? (A monomorphism $m:X\to Y$ is said to be extremal if whenever $m=g\circ ...

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### Are all monomorphisms in the category of bounded lattices regular?

Let $\mathbf{Lat}_{01}$ be the category of bounded lattices with lattice homomorphisms that respect the smallest and the largest element. Is there a monomorphism in $\mathbf{Lat}_{01}$ that is not ...

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### About cartesian closure of lax.functors categories

Let $\mathscr{A}$ a category and $F, G, H: \mathscr{A}^{op}\to CAT$ lax.functors. I wish find a possible "natural correspondence" between categories: $[F\times G, H]_O \leftrightarrow [F, H^G]_O$ ...

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### Is there a classification of 2d extended TQFTs with defects?

Chris Schommer-Pries has classified 2d extended TQFTs (topological quantum field theories) in his PhD thesis. The result is a (not necessarily abelian) separable symmetric Frobenius algebra (possibly ...

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### Given a map of classifying spaces, can the target be described as a groupoid quotient of the source mod some action of some (co)kernel?

Let $H \to G$ be a homomorphism of affine algebraic groups (over characteristic $0$, if it matters). The case I care most about is when $H \to G$ is an inclusion. There is a corresponding map $f: ...

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### Difference between coherent nerve of simplical model category and simplicial category

Suppose I have a simplicial model category $M$. Then I can take the homotopy coherent nerve of $M$ to obtain a quasicategory. This, however, only depends on the fact that $M$ is a category enriched in ...

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### Constructing unnatural transformations

In a nutshell, the question is: is it true that any explicit (not involving axiom of choice) pointwise transformation between sufficiently complicated functors is natural almost everywhere?
Let $C$ ...

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### When is a quasicategory over $N(\Delta)^{op}$ a planar $\infty$-operad?

In Lurie's DAG II, a notion of monoidal $\infty$-category is given that differs from the notion given in his later book Higher Algebra. In the former, the relevant structure is a cocartesian ...

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### What are the automorphisms of $BG$?

Setup: Let's work in the category of schemes over $\mathbb C$. Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $BG=[pt/G]$ be the classifying stack of principal $G$ bundles. This is a fiberd category over the big ...

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### What's the cardinality of a higher category?

The cardinality of a set is just the number of elements.
To make sense of the cardinality of a category, one has to account for the morphisms. The usual definition is the sum over the isomorphism ...

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### How does one compute a colimit of monoidal categories?

The question is in the title. I'm also happy to get answers about (your favorite adjective) monoidal categories.
Here's a guess:
In order to compute a colimit of monoids we can push everything down ...

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### category theoretic approach to Sylow theorems and finite group theory?

Is there a category theoretic approach to Sylow theorems?
More generally, is there an exposition of finite group theory in terms of category theory which would include Sylow theorems and little facts ...

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### Quotients of termwise split injections, for additive categories

In the stack exchange notes found in Section 10 of this file, it is claimed that the category $K(\mathcal{A})$ of complexes up to homotopy is a triangulated category, if $\mathcal{A}$ is additive. In ...

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### Finitely presented categories and limits

Suppose I have a finite graph $G$, and I then take the free category $\mathcal{C}(G)$ over such a finite graph. Now, I would like to "force" some objects to be limits. Is there a way to do that ...

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### Projective family of probability spaces

This is a crosspost of this question from MSE.
I'm confused about the definition of a projective family of probability spaces $(S_t,\mathscr S _t,\mu_t,f_{ts})_{s,t\in T}$. The conditions
...

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### A construction with homotopy colimits and homotopy pullbacks for descent

EDIT: Following the lines of some suggestions in the comments below, I try to add something more to explain the problem better. A map $\text{hocolim}Y\rightarrow\bar{Y}$ in $\text{Ho}(\mathbf{M})$ is ...

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### What should one “do” to “strictify” a triangle of transformations coming from a lax commutative triangle of functors?

I would like to apologize for this rather stupid abstract nonsense question.
Let $h=f\circ g$ for composable functors $f,g$; assume that there exist left or right adjoints to $f$ and $g$. Then it ...

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### When is the category of small (pre)sheaves a(n elementary) topos?

When $C$ is essentially small, the presheaf category $[C^\mathrm{op},\mathsf{Set}]$ is the free cocompletion of $C$. The presheaf category $[C^\mathrm{op},\mathsf{Set}]$ is also a topos.
When $C$ is ...

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### Is there a higher, “orientalish” version of geometric realisation?

Geometric realisation of simplicial sets can be roughly thought of like this:
In some category $\mathcal{C}$, we choose an object for every abstract $n$-simplex. In topological spaces, we would ...

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### The bifunctoriality of co/limits

I recently noticed that there are two senses in which colimits are functorial, and I'm curious about their interplay.
Let $C$ be a cocomplete category. Then, on the one hand, for any diagram ...

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### Loop defects in Walker-Wang model

My question is about the description of general defects (specially loop defects) in the Walker-Wang (WW) model.
Elementary excitations in the WW model can be point particles, loop defects and more ...

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### is sufficient cohesion equivalent to the connectedness of subobject classifier?

I'm following Lawvere article Axiomatic Cohesion.
He states (Proposition VI.4) that sufficient cohesion is equivalent to the connectedness of subject classifier, but I can't follow the proof. I can't ...

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### Relationship between coherent toposes/coherent logic and coherent sheaves

I've heard it claimed that the adjective "coherent" in logic/topos theory (i.e. coherent logic, coherent toposes, coherent categories) was adopted to fit in with the terminology of coherent sheaves in ...