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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 $\mathsf{Cat}...

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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 $\Phi_{\mathfrak{C}}:\mathfrak{C}\rightarrow \Gamma(\text{Spec}\mathfrak{C})$...

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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 theorem,...

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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 can'...

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### Monoidal cats and string diagrams for a semantics of object oriented programming languages

It seems to me that in a statically typed, object oriented language, there is a striking similarity to wiring diagrams. Wires (objects) of type $X$ go into functions (boxes) of input type $X$. Is ...

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### Reference for constructing tensor products of finitely presented functors

I need references related to the construction of tensor product between functors
Let $k$ be a commutative ring, $C$ a small $k$-linear category and $A$ cocomplete abelian category. Let $A^C$ denote $...

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### Is there a Galois theory for $\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$?

The broadest version of my question is the following:
Where can I find algebrogeometric abstract nonsense that handles "rings" and "fields" like $\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$ in which there is no ...

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### Formal DG-algebra

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a nice $k$-linear abelian category (the example I have in mind is the category of coherent sheaves on a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$). Let $B \in D^{b}(\mathcal{C})$...

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### Uniqueness of lax 2-adjoints

In this nlab page there is defined the notion of a lax 2-adjoint. My question is to what extent would an adjoint of this type be unique?

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### How to realize the descent data of Qcoh as a (pseudo)-limit in Cat?

It is well-know that $Qcoh$ is a fibered category on $Sch$. In more details let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category $(Sch/S)$ of schemes over a fixed base scheme S. For each scheme $U$ we define $Qcoh(U)$ ...

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### When are the categories of algebras over props (co)complete?

Suppose P is a (colored) prop in a closed symmetric monoidal locally presentable category C. Is the category Alg_P of algebras over P in C locally presentable?
It seems that one can relatively easy ...

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### The definition of unitary fusion category

I just come across a definition of the unitary fusion category:
A fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ over the complex number is said to be unitary if we have:
We have a Hilbert space structure on each ...

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### Representable functors and direct limits

Let $\mathcal{F}:\mathrm{Sch}/S \to \{\mathrm{Sets}\}$ be a representable functor. Denote by $X$ the scheme representing $\mathcal{F}$. The question is whether the natural tranformation $\mathcal{F}(-)...

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### Creating Duals in A Category

Before stating my question I would like to provide afew motivating examples:
Examples:
In the category of Finitely-generated-projective $R$-modules, we have that:
$M^{\vee}:=Hom_R(M,R)$ satisfies: $...

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### A confusion about covering flatness

I'm reading this entry on nLab. But I'm confusing with the notion of covering-flatness. More precisely, I meet some trouble when I try to show that the $Sets$-valued flatness is a special case of ...

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### On the Axiom of Choice for Conglomerates and Skeletons

Say that $\mathcal{X}$ is a conglomerate if $\mathcal{X} = \{X_i: i \in I\}$, where each $X_i$ and $I$ are classes. The Axiom of Choice for Conglomerates is the statement: Whenever $\mathcal{X}$ and $\...

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### Set theoretic issue of localization of abelian categories

For a small abelian category in which every object is also a set, consider its localization with respect to a Serre subcategory (thus a quotient category), is it true that under this localization ...

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### Specific cases of the tangle hypothesis in terms of “classical” n-categories

As is well known, the tangle hypothesis of Baez and Dolan proposes that, for suitable definitions, the $n$-category of framed $n$-tangles in $n+k$ dimensions is the free $k$-tuply monoidal $n$-...

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### Lemma 1 from Beilinson's “Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra”, intuition?

Consider Lemma 1 from Beilinson's paper "Coherent Sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ and Problems of Linear Algebra", as follows.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be triangulated categories, $F: \...

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### What are some examples of total derived functors that can't be computed from a functorial replacement?

(Or more generally, what are some examples of Kan extensions which are not pointwise?)
By a total derived functor of a functor $F: C \to D$, I simply mean a (left or right) Kan extension of $F$ along ...

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### A completeness criterion for $\infty$-categories

We all know that for ordinary categories $\mathscr{C}, \mathscr{D}$ (with $\mathscr{C}$ small) the limit of a functor $F:\mathscr{C} \to \mathscr{D}$, if it exists, can be constructed by using ...

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### For f: X -> Y -> X, what is the name of the property whereby for all x in X and y1, y2 in Y, f(f x y1)y2 = f(f x y2)y1?

My PL group has been discussing this (so we are really professional reject mathematicians, but this is more about the math behind what we are doing). Some of us called it a "generalized associativity,"...

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### About the canonical morphism from $f^{*}f_{*}f^{*}F$ to $f^{*}F$

Assume $X$ and $Y$ are noetherian schemes over $\mathbb{C}$ and there is a proper and faithfully flat morphism $f: X\rightarrow Y$.
Assume the canonical morphism $F\xrightarrow{\sim} f_{*}f^{*}F$ is ...

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### Enriching categories and equivalences

Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be two equivalent categories. Furthermore, assume $\mathcal{C}$ is enriched over a monoidal category $(\mathcal{M}, \otimes)$. Can one use the equivalence to ...

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### Conditions on the fusion data of symmetric fusion category

We know that every symmetric fusion category (SFC) gives rise to data
$N^{ij}_k$ that describe the fusion of simple objects:
$i\times j = N^{ij}_k k$, and the data $\theta_i =\pm 1$ that describe the ...

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### Does pullback in the category of smooth manifolds always exists?

I am looking for an example where $f:Y\to X$ and $f':Y'\to X$, are both smooth maps of smooth manifolds, but the pullback does not exist.
Remarks:
1) A pullback in a certain category is defined as ...

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### What is the point of pointwise Kan extensions?

Recall that a Kan extension is called pointwise if it can be computed by the usual (co)limit formula, or equivalently if it is preserved by (co)representable functors.
I have seen pointwise Kan ...

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### Colimits of n-fold categories

An $n$-fold category is an internal category in the category of $(n-1)$-fold categories (and a $0$-fold category is just a Set).
General results about internal categories assure that the category of $...

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### Family $(X_y,D_y)$ with trivial canonical bundles

Let $i:D\hookrightarrow X$ and $f : X \to Y$ be holomorphic mappings of complex manifolds
such that $i$ is a closed embedding and $f$ as well as$ f \circ i$ are proper and smooth and $D$ is a divisor. ...

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### Are dagger categories truly evil?

Recall that a dagger category is a category equipped with an involution $*:Hom(x,y)\to Hom(y,x)$ that satisfies $f^{**}=f$ and $f^* g^*=(gf)^*$. A prominent example of a dagger category is the ...

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### Reference request: sheaves on the site of d-manifolds

I believe I know how to prove the following results. I also know to whom to cite fancy-shmancy results that have these as a very special case. My question is: what are the correct citations for ...

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### Is this a functor on the category of $C^{*}$ algebras?

The category of $C^{*}$ algebras is denoted by $\mathcal{A}$.
Is there a functor $\mathcal{F}$ on $\mathcal{A}$ which send each object $A\in \mathcal{A}$ to its center $Z(A)$. In the other words, ...

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### How (if at all) does category theory deal with situations where the usual notion of isomorphism isn't right?

This question will potentially rub some people the wrong way; I can't do much about this, except state right here at the outset that this question is motivated by a genuine desire to understand, and ...

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### Is dgCat a category or a 2-category?

Let us consider dgCat, the "collection" of all small dg-categories. In On differential graded categories and Lectures on dg categories the authors state that they form a category, i.e. dgCat has ...

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### Elementary consequences of commuting limits and colimits over groups

This is a crosspost of this MSE question.
In this n-cat cafe post, it is proven that for finite groups $G,H$ of coprime order, $G$-colimits and $H$-limits commute. Later on the following theorem is ...

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### Relationship between two universal properties of the category of elements?

Let $G: \mathcal{A} \to \mathsf{Set}$ be a functor. Recall that the category of elements $\mathsf{el}G$ is defined by the comma square
$\require{AMScd}$
\begin{CD}
\mathsf{el}G @>!>> \...