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### How to construct a free 2-group on a groupoid?

Let G
be a groupoid. I'm wondering how to construct the free 2-group on G.
By the free 2-group I mean a 2-group $\mathcal{F}\left(G\right)$
equipped with a functor ...

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**0**answers

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### About the limitation by size

This could be a big post, so I'll try to summarize my thoughts and divide them into several questions.
When working in category theory, I used to choose the following definition. A category $C$ is ...

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### What kind of category is a cyclically ordered set?

Background: A preorder is a binary relation $\leq$ which is reflexive and transitive. We can write the transitive property as ${\leq}(a,b)\wedge{\leq}(b,c)\to{\leq}(a,c)$. There are additional axioms ...

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### a naive question: is the category of moniods cartesian closed? Why? [on hold]

I read steve awodey's "category theory" and could't solve the exercise in chapter6 above.
Here i speak the "category of moniods" the category with objects moniods and arrows homomophisms between ...

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### When do powers and ends in functor categories act pointwise?

$\newcommand{\C}{\mathcal C}\newcommand{\I}{\mathcal I}\newcommand{\D}{\mathcal D}\newcommand{\J}{\mathcal J}$Let $(\C, \otimes, I, \multimap)$ be a complete closed monoidal category and $\I$ a small ...

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### 2-completeness analog of completeness theorem

It's not hard to see that a category is finitely complete if it has finite products and equalizers. In short, this is because one can write all limits as iterations of these two "operations".
I ...

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votes

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### Properties of nerve of strict n-groupoid

The nerve of a groupoid is (by construction) a simplicial set and this works for any category. However there is extra structure in the case of a groupoid. Namely the set of $n$-simplices has an action ...

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### permutation of projective limits with inductive limits

Hi everybody,
I have a lack of references concerning projective limits and injective limits. Up to my faults in Bourbaki there are only proj and inj limits indexed by a partially ordered set (not a ...

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### Is Sheafification Functor Exact?

I know that sheafification functor from the category of abelian presheaves on $C$ to the category of abelian sheaves on $C$. Here, $C$ is a category with Grothendieck pretopology.
My question is:
...

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### Constructing pointwise Kan extensions as adjoints to some functor

Background
I'm working on formalizing some category theory in Coq at https://bitbucket.org/JasonGross/catdb. Currently, I'm in the process of formalizing pointwise Kan extensions. Partly because ...

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### Is there a finite test for isomorphisms of rigid monoidal abelian categories, part II

Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group. (I'm already interested in the case $G=SL_2$.)
Let $\mathcal C$ be a semisimple rigid monoidal abelian category endowed with an additive tensor functor $Rep_G ...

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### DG natural transformation Serre functors

This question might be really easy (or stupid), but I have only vague (heard-about) knowledge of DG categories, so I don't know where to look for an answer.
Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety ...

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### Is there a finite test for isomorphisms of rigid monoidal abelian categories?

Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group. (I'm already interested in the case $G=SL_2$.)
Let $\mathcal C$ be a semisimple rigid monoidal abelian category endowed with pair of exact tensor functors ...

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### Formalizations of category theory in proof assistants

What are the existing formalizations of category theory in proof assistants?
I'm primarily interested in public-domain code implementing category theory in a proof assistant (Coq, Agda, ...

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**1**answer

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### Order-Perserving Bijection $f:A\to A^*$?

Let $A$ be a well-quasi-ordered infnite set. Does there exist an order-preserving bijection $f:A\to A^*$, where $A^*$ is the free monoid over $A$ under the subword ordering? Would this subword ...

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### How to simplify the proof of right-properness?

Question. Is it true that to check that a model category is right proper, it suffices to check the property for weak equivalences with fibrant codomain ? (if the domain is also fibrant, the pullback ...

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votes

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### Is this additive equivalence a triangulated equivalence?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be triangulated categories, and suppose that there exists an additive equivalence $F: \mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{D}$. Suppose further that $\mathcal{C} = ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Mapping an arrow from the direct limit of a diagram to the family of arrows from the diagram

Consider the direct limit of an indexed family $\{a_n\}_{n\in \omega}$:
$\require{AMScd}$
\begin{CD}
a_0 @>>> \ldots @>>> a_n @>>> a_{n+1} @>>> ...

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### Ref request: modelling regular theories as an injectivity condition

The background to the following observation is standard material in categorical logic, and I thought this was was too — I don’t remember learning it, but I don’t think it is original — but I can’t now ...

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### Is there a category structure one can place on measure spaces so that category-theoretic products exist?

The usual category of measure spaces consists of objects $(X, \mathcal{B}_X, \mu_X)$, where $X$ is a space, $\mathcal{B}_X$ is a $\sigma$-algebra on $X$, and $\mu_X$ is a measure on $X$, and measure ...

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votes

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### The source-side-opposite of the arrow category

Given a category $C$, is there a name for the following category:
$\mathrm{Obj}(D) = \left\{ (x, y, f) \middle| x, y \in \mathrm{Obj}(C), f \in C(x, y) \right\}$
$D((x, y, f), (x', y', f')) = ...

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### Holonomy 2-functor transformation by transition functions

The holonomy 2-functor on a $\mathcal{G}$-principal 2-bundle associates a bigon:
$$\mathsf{hol}_i(\Sigma):\mathsf{hol}_i(\gamma)\Rightarrow \mathsf{hol}_i(\gamma')$$
in $\mathcal{G}$ to each bigon:
...

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### Factorization system in a derivator

Has anybody attempted to define the notion of a factorization system "in" a derivator?
Something on the lines of this: let $\mathbb{D}$ be a (strong) derivator. We define the orthogonality relation ...

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### What is the right adjoint of the tensor product in a closed monoidal functor category?

The nLab says the following about closed monoidal functor categories:
Let $C$ be a complete closed monoidal category and $I$ any small category. Then the functor category $[I, C]$ is closed ...

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### Is there a general way to define invariants in a category, using generalized elements?

In Awodey's category theory, page 37, he uses a specific generalized elements $2 \to X$ and $2 \to A$ for posets $A=\{a \leq b \leq c, \}$ and $X=\{x \leq y, x \leq z, \}$to make an invariant in the ...

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### Correspondences as generalized morphism between $C^*$-algebras

While reading about Morita equivalence in the category of $C^*$-algebras I met also the following notion: a correspondence between two $C^*$-algebras $A,B$ is a pair $(X,\varphi)$ where $X$ is a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Does this notion related to species/operads/FI-modules have a name?

Let $B$ be the symmetric monoidal category of finite sets and bijections with disjoint union. Let $C$ be a symmetric monoidal category. Is there a standard name for a lax monoidal functor $F:B \to C$? ...

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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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### A categorical method to, say, determine the cardinality of a group

I am trying to figure out how much one can figure out about an object using category theory. Ideally, any property that is well defined up to isomorphism should be computable using only category ...

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votes

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### functors between categories that share some of the same equations [closed]

Suppose I have a category $C$ and we see it as a partial monoid (namely a set of arrows and a set of equations over those arrows). Next, consider $B$ which is a category that has only a subset of the ...

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### metric defined on an (partially) ordered set (diagram) of categories in Cat [closed]

Suppose I have a category $C$ and we see it as a partial monoid of morphisms (namely a set of morphisms and a set of equations over those morphisms). Next, consider $B$ which is a category that has ...

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vote

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### How do you rigidify a Bousfield localization?

I'm learning about Bousfield localizations. For a triangulated category satisfying some axioms, a Bousfield localizations can be described as an idempotent functor $L:D \to D$.
I thought there is a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Non-Cartesian Monoidal Model Structure on a Slice Category

Given a monoidal model category $(M,\otimes, 1)$, and a monoid therein $A$, one can take the slice model category $M_{/A}$. This category has a natural monoidal structure induced by taking fibered ...

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### Reference request: Models of isomorphic languages result into isomorphic categories

This is basically a reference request by someone who has not been educated as a logician and would like to be rigorous about certain preliminary aspects of model theory.
Fix an uncountable universe ...

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### How to make a premodular category a modular tensor category?

A premodular category (also called ribbon fusion category) is roughly speaking a tensor category where fusion and braiding of the objects are defined. With an extra nondegeneracy condition for the ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Isomorphism in category of finite automata

What does meanthat two finite automata is equivalent? I think that we must define category of finite automata, i.e. we must define $\mathrm{Hom}(A,B)$, where $A,B$ be an arbitrary finite automata. ...

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votes

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### Do $RHom(C,D)$ and $DG(C,D)$ have equivalent homotopy categories?

Toen in The homotopy theory of dg-categories and derived Morita theory Section 6 introduced the internal Hom's between dg-categories. Actually for two dg-categories $C$ and $D$, Toen defined
$$
...

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votes

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### Action of a strict 2-group on a category gives autoequivalences?

A strict action of a strict 2-group (seen as 2-category with only one object $\star$) $\mathcal{G}$ on a 2-space (principally a category) $\mathcal{M}$ is a strict 2-functor $\Phi:\mathcal{G}\to ...

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### Cantor's theorem for presheaves?

Some years back (before MathOverflow was born), Tom Leinster asked an interesting question at the $n$-Category Café which I don't recall ever seeing an answer for:
Does there exist a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Projectives and Injectives in Functor Categories

Would it be possible to enlighten me (or even better give a reference) about enough projectives (injectives) in functor categories?
Here is a precise question. Let $C$ be a small category, whose ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Factorization of a map through a square

Assume to have an abelian category $\mathcal{A}$, and consider its derived category $\mathcal{D^b(A)}$). Let $F:\mathcal{D^b(A)}\rightarrow\mathcal{D^b(A)} $ be a functor between triangulated ...

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votes

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### colimits in Cat via coproducts and coequalizers

I am attempting to do a calculation of a colimit in $Cat$, the category of small categories. To this end, people have suggested that I do this by calculating coproducts and using coequalizers. I ...

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### Crossed module structure on homotopy groups.

A crossed module is a pair of groups $C$ and $G$, an action of $G$ on $C$, and a homomorphism $\partial: C \to G$ that satisfy
$\partial(g\cdot c)=g(\partial c)g^{-1}$, and
$cc'c=(\partial c)\cdot ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Groupoid isomorphism vs. group isomorphism

Assume that $\Gamma$ is a group with neutral element $e$. We associate to $\Gamma$ the following groupoid $G$:
$G=\Gamma \times \Gamma,\;\;\;G^{(0)}=\Gamma \times \{0\},\;\;s(a,b)=(a,e),\;\;\; ...

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### strict 2-groups VS crossed modules

nLab defines a strict 2-groups in many different but equivalent ways, among them:
an internal group object in Cat,
an internal group object in Grpd
Also, it is known that strict 2-groups may be ...

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### Non-trivial but simple concrete examples for some categories related to Tensor/Fusion categories

I'm writing a note on Tensor and Fusion categories, the readers of which are physicists rather than mathematicians. So instead of giving abstract definitions I have to give examples to inspire each ...

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### What structure of a monoidal simplicial model category is preserved by taking the opposite category?

Suppose we have $(M,\otimes,1)$, a monoidal simplicial model category. Then we can consider the opposite model category $M^{op}$ with the opposite model structure (fibrations become cofibrations, ...

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### Grothendieck's Homotopy Hypothesis - Applications and Generalizations

Grothendieck's homotopy hypothesis, is, as the $n$lab states:
Theorem: There is an equivalence of $(∞,1)$-categories $(\Pi⊣|−|): \mathbf{Top} \simeq \mathbf{\infty Grpd}$.
What are the ...

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### What's a groupoid? What's a good example of a groupoid? [closed]

Or more specifically, why do people get so excited about them? And what's your favorite easy example of one, which illustrates why I should care (and is not a group)?

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votes

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### Mac Lane strictness theorem and categorifiability of fusion rings

The Mac Lane strictness theorem states that any monoidal category is monoidally equivalent to a strict monoidal category (see here section 2.8).
Q1: Is it true that any fusion category is monoidally ...