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### What are surprising examples of Model Categories?

Background Model categories are an axiomization of the machinery underlying the study of topological spaces up to homotopy equivalence. They consist of a category $C$, together with three ...
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### Do we still need model categories?

One modern POV on model categories is that they are presentations of $(\infty, 1)$-categories (namely, given a model category, you obtain an $\infty$-category by localizing at the category of weak ...
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### Non-examples of model structures, that fail for subtle/surprising reasons?

An often-cited principle of good mathematical exposition is that a definition should always come with a few examples and a few non-examples to help the learner get an intuition for where the concept's ...
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### What is modern algebraic topology(homotopy theory) about?

At a basic level, algebraic topology is the study of topological spaces by means of algebraic invariants. The key word here is "topological spaces". (Basic) algebraic topology is very useful in other ...
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### How to think about model categories?

I've read about model categories from an Appendix to one of Lurie's papers. What are the examples of model categories? What should be my intuition about them? E.g. I understand the typical examples ...
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### The homotopy category is not complete nor cocomplete

I understand that the homotopy category of (pointed) topological spaces and continuous maps is not complete. Nor is it cocomplete. In particular it neither has all pullbacks nor all pushouts. What ...
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### Fibrations and Cofibrations of spectra are “the same”

My question refers to a folklore statement that I have now seen a couple of times, but never really precise. One avatar is: "For spectra every cofibration is equivalent to a fibration" (e.g. in the ...
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### A Peculiar Model Structure on Simplicial Sets?

I'm wondering if there is a Quillen model structure on the category of simplicial sets which generalizes the usual model structure, but where every simplicial set is fibrant? I want to use this to do ...
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### Model structure on Simplicial Sets without using topological spaces

The category of simplicial sets has a standard model structure, where the weak equivalences are those maps whose geometric realization is a weak homotopy equivalence, the cofibrations are ...
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### How canonical is cofibrant replacement?

Quillen's original definition of a model category included noncanonical factorization axioms, one being that any map can be factored into a cofibration followed by an acyclic fibration. More recent ...
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### Limitations on model-categorical presentations

In higher category theory, it is common that a weak structure cannot be strictified in all directions simultaneously. For instance, a monoidal category is not (in general) equivalent to one that is ...
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### Derived categories and homotopy categories

There are two constructions that look quite similar to me: the derived category of an abelian category, and the homotopy category of a model category. Is there any explicit relationship between these ...
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### Joyal's letter to Grothendieck

Mostly out of curiosity: Where do I find Joyal's letter to Grothendieck in which he defines a model structure on simplicial sheaves? The question was already asked in this MO post, but that ...
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### Homotopy colimits/limits using model categories

A homotopy (limits and) colimit of a diagram $D$ topological spaces can be explicitly described as a geometric realization of simplicial replacement for $D$. However, a homotopy colimit can also be ...
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### Model structure of commutative dg-algebras inside all dg-algebras

Most of the literature considers the standard model category structure on (graded) commutative differential algebras. But this generalizes to all (not-necessarily commutative) dg-algebras. Details ...
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### Model category structure on Set without axiom of choice

There is a model category structure on Set in which the cofibrations are the monomorphisms, the fibrations are maps which are either epimorphisms or have empty domain, and the weak equivalences are ...
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### How many model categories have the same weak equivalences?

There are many situations which arise where one might consider different Model categories with the same underlying category. For example in (left) Bousfield localization you start with a model ...
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### Is there a combinatorial way to factor a map of simplicial sets as a weak equivalence followed by a fibration?

Background on why I want this: I'd like to check that suspension in a simplicial model category is the same thing as suspension in the quasicategory obtained by composing Rezk's assignment of a ...
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### Homology in the $A_\infty$ World

This question is turning out to be a little long so let me start off with the headline. Given a differential graded algebra $A$, we can recover $A$ from its homology $HA$ if we know "the" $A_\infty$-...
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### Is there an ∞-categorical interpretation of the Quillen S⁻¹S construction?

The Quillen S⁻¹S construction (not to be confused with the Quillen Q-construction or the Quillen plus-construction), as defined by Grayson in Higher algebraic K-theory: II (page 219), takes as an ...
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### What determines a model structure?

It is easy to prove that a model structure is determined by the following classes of maps (determined = two model structures with the mentioned classes in common are equal). cofibrations and weak ...
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### Homotopy pullbacks and homotopy pushouts

I have a good grasp of ordinary pullbacks and pushouts; in particular, there are many categorical constructions that can be seen as special cases: e.g., equalizers/coequalizers, kernerls/cokernels, ...
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### Are non-empty finite sets a Grothendieck test category?

A "test category" is a certain kind of small category $A$ which turns out to have the following property: the category $\widehat{A}$ of presheaves of sets on $A$ admits a model category structure, ...
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### When do colimits agree with homotopy colimits?

I'm wondering about when the colimit and the homotopy colimit agree with diagrams of simplicial sets. I know that hocolim$(F)=$colim$(F_c)$ where $F_c$ is the cofibrant replacement of $F$. However, it ...
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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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### Fibrant-cofibrant models of Eilenberg-MacLane spectra

There are many models for spectra, by which I mean a model category whose homotopy category is triangulated-equivalent to the stable homotopy category. In each model, there are ways to construct ...
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### Model category structure on categories enriched over quasi-coherent sheaves

Gonçalo Tabuada has shown that there is a Quillen model category structure on the category of small dg-categories, i.e. the category of small categories enriched over chain complexes (for a fixed ...
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### The category theory of $(\infty, 1)$-categories

There are many proposed models for the theory of $(\infty, 1)$-categories and it has now been shown that many of these theories have Quillen-equivalent model categories, i.e. that they are equivalent ...
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### Pointed Hurewicz model structure

In Strøm's (no relation) paper "The Homotopy Category is a Homotopy Category" he proves that the category of unpointed topological spaces, with Hurewicz fibrations and ordinary cofibrations and ...
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### Do homotopy groups “always” commute with filtered colimits?

It is well-known that homotopy groups, of, say, simplicial sets, commute with filtered colimits. However, I could not find a reference for an analogous result for homotopy groups of spectra, or, ...