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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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Dualities between varieties and quasivarieties at the finite level

Suppose one has two locally finite quasivarieties $\mathcal{V}$ and $\mathcal{W}$. Further suppose that: $\mathcal{V}$ is a variety. The finite algebras $\mathcal{V}_f$ are dually equivalent to ...
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Does every commutative variety of algebras have a cogenerator?

By a commutative variety $\mathcal{V}$ I mean a classical variety of algebras for some $(\Sigma,E)$, such that each pair of operations in $\Sigma$ commutes. Equivalently (i) every interpretation of ...
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Is the following a sufficient condition for being a primal algebra?

I have a question regarding universal algebra and, in particular, primal algebras: Suppose that A is a finite simple algebra with no proper subalgebra, no automorphism except the identity map, with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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$n$-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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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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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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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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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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Model for the (infinity,1)-category of (homotopy-)limit preserving functors

I've got a simplicial model category $M.$ I'd like to get my hands on the (infinity,1) category of homotopy limit preserving functors from M to Spaces in order to compare it to another simplicial ...
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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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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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$\Omega X$-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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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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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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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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Which 2-coskeletal simplicial sets is the nerve of a category?

Let ${\mathrm{tr}}_2$ be the truncation functor that takes a simplicial set and restricts it to dimensions at most 2. Its right adjoint is the 2-coskeleton functor. NLab says that the nerve of a small ...
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Which dense inclusions of sites are ∞-dense?

An inclusion of sites f: D→C is dense if it induces an equivalence between the categories of sheaves on C and D. Likewise, f is ∞-dense is it induces an equivalence between the ∞-categories of ...
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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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Kan extensions in the $2$-category of monoidal categories

Kan extensions make sense in any $2$-category. But so far I have only really seen them in the case of the $2$-category of categories, functors, natural transformations and the $2$-category of ...
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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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What are the benefits of viewing a sheaf from the “espace étalé” perspective?

I learned the definition of a sheaf from Hartshorne---that is, as a (co-)functor from the category of open sets of a topological space (with morphisms given by inclusions) to, say, the category of ...
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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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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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Recollement of multiple $t$-structures

Given a recollement $$ \mathbf{D}^0 \underset{\underset{i_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{i_L}\leftarrow}\to} \mathbf{D} \underset{\underset{q_R}\leftarrow}{\overset{\overset{q_L}\leftarrow}\to} ...
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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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References for homotopy colimit

(1) What are some good references for homotopy colimits? (2) Where can I find a reference for the following concrete construction of a homotopy colimit? Start with a partial ordering, which I will ...
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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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Internal equivalence implies weak equivalence for Frechet Lie groupoids?

It is a known theorem that an internal equivalence of Lie groupoids (finite dimensional manifolds!) - that is an equivalence in the 2-category of Lie groupoids, smooth functors and transformations - ...
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Regarding the definition of S-flows over a category (given a monoid S)

(This question was originally directed to Simone Virili, referring to the answer http://mathoverflow.net/a/103840/2926, but could also be addressed to the greater community.) I was wondering if you ...
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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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A good place where to learn about derived functors

I would like to learn about derived functors. Which reference do you advise ?
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Are there natural examples of non-symmetric Frobenius algebras?

Symmetric Frobenius algebras arise everywhere, but the non-symmetric variety seem difficult to come by. Are there any natural examples/constructions that produce non-symmetric Frobenius algebras in ...
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Non-unique splittings of homotopy idempotents

By a homotopy idempotent I mean a map $f:X\to X$, where $X$ is a space, equipped with a homotopy $f\circ f \sim f$. In contrast to the situation in stable homotopy theory (where $X$ would be a ...
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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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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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Pre-triangulated category that isn't triangulated

I've been working through some of the early parts of Neeman's book on triangulated categories, and he mentions that he does not know of a pre-triangulated category that is not triangulated. Is this ...
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Groupoids and hypergroups

There are two generalizations of usual groups: groupoids, where the multiplication operation becomes "partial", and hypergroups, for which the result of multiplying two elements is a probability ...
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Is a retract of a free object free?

I wonder whether this is true in the categories of groups, monoids, commutative algebras, associative algebras, Lie algebras?
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It looks so coKleisli, but it's not. What is it?

Fix a symmetric monoidal category $(M,\otimes,I)$ and a small discrete monoidal subcategory $M'\subseteq M$. Define a new symmetric monoidal category $C:=CoKl(M,M')$ as follows: $Ob(C):=Ob(M)$, and ...