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How does the discrete group act on simplicial set level by level

Suppose that we know a discrete group acts on the geometric realization of a simplicial set. Is there some way to understand how the corresponding action works on the simplicial set? For example, if ...
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Reducing straightening over an interval to straightening over a point

Recall: Let $FU_\bullet:Cat\to Cat_\Delta$ be the bar construction assigned to the comonad $FU$ determined by free-forgetful adjunction $F:Quiv\rightleftarrows Cat:U$. The restriction of ...
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Is the model category of Complete Segal Spaces right proper?

Well, the title is self-explaining, I guess - I am referring to the complete Segal space model structure of Theorem 7.2 in Rezk's article "A model for the homotopy theory of homotopy theories". Has ...
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Homotopic quotients of simplicial sets as infinity-groupoids

Suppose $f:X \to Y$ is a function of sets. Then we can take the quotient $X/\text{~}$ by identifying $x \text{~} y$ if and only if $f(x)=f(y)$. Now suppose instead that $f:X \to Y$ is a map of ...
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Status of Quillen's conjecture on elementary abelian p-groups

These are questions on D. Quillen's 1978 paper Homotopy properties of the poset of nontrivial p-subgroups of a group. Let $G$ be a finite group, $p$ a prime number, $\mathcal S(G)$ the poset of ...
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Computing the image of the unit map of the join/overcategory adjunction for simplicial sets

Definitions: Recall the definition of the join of two simplicial sets. We may regard the functor $-\star Y$ as a functor $i_{Y,-\star Y}:Set_\Delta\to (Y\downarrow Set_\Delta)$ by replacing the ...
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Is the 4x5 chessboard complex a link complement?

The 2x3 and 3x4 chessboard complexes (form a square grid of vertices and make a simplex for any set of vertices no two of which are in the same row or column) are a 6-cycle and a triangulated torus ...
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Simplicial Covering Map

In Rezk's paper "A model for the homotopy theory of homotopy theory" numerous references to simplicial covering maps are made. It's first appearance being at the bottom of page 8. Unfortunately no ...
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Example of a CW complex not homeomorphic to the realization of a simplicial set?

I've often heard that we can give examples of CW complexes that aren't homeomorphic to the realization of any simplicial set (although I haven't heard that there exist Kan complexes that aren't ...
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nerves of crossed complexes, group T-complexes and classifying spaces

A (reduced) crossed complex is, intuitively, a non-abelian complex of groups $\ldots \to G_2 \to G_1 \to G_0$ with a $G_0$ action in such that $G_1 \to G_0$ is a crossed module. There are a couple of ...
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Is there any generalization of the Dold-Kan correspondence?

The Dold-Kan correspondence gives an equivalence between simplicial abelian groups and chain complexes of abelian groups supported on negative degrees. It actually works for any abelian category. I'm ...
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What is the right way to define the nerve of an unbiased monoidal category?

I've been toying around with unbiased composition in higher categorical structures on and off for a while now. In particular, I've been playing around with unbiased monoidal 2-categories. One ...
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Advantages of working with CW complexes/spaces over Kan complexes/simplicial sets?

Many topologists express a clear preference for working with CW complexes instead of simplicial sets. One of the reasons is that the cellular chain complex of a CW complex is often easier to work ...
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Verifying a technical lemma regarding homotopy pushouts in the theory of simplicial model categories

Important Edit: I e-mailed Jacob Lurie, and he said that the statement of condition (*) is incorrect as printed. Here is the correct statement of (*): For any cofibration $f:A\to B$ and ...
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Definition of and intuition for regular subdivisions of a polytope

I'm doing a research project that involves subdividing a product of simplices. Specifically, I'm looking at theorem 2.4 from this paper: math.sfsu.edu/federico/Articles/tropOMs.pdf which references ...
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Fibrations of Simplicial sets

Hello, Maybe it is too vague a question, but I would like to ask if anybody could say some explanatory words about the importance (for infinity category study) of studying all the kinds of fibrations ...
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Proof Sketch: The pullback of the inclusion of the 0th vertex into the standard n-simplex by a right fibration is a deformation retract (450 point bounty if answered by 2am EST)

I was not sufficiently clear on my last attempt at asking a similar (but not identical) question. Tom Goodwillie mentioned (in the accepted answer) that the question can be reduced to this one and ...
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Why is the induced map between pullbacks (of inclusions) by a right fibration a deformation retract?

Let $X$ be a simplicial set. Let $X\to \Delta^n$ be a right fibration (has the right lifting property with respect to right horn inclusions), and let $$\Delta^{\{n-i\}}\hookrightarrow ...
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Understand Cech Cohomology

I am currently trying to understand Cech cohomology. Five questions arised and I would be glad for help. In what follows $X$ is a topological space. I really like Dugger's and Isaksen's paper ...
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Closure of the homotopy relation for a simplicial set

Define a reflexive relation on the set of zero-simplices of a simplicial set $A$ by saying that $x\sim y$ iff there is a one-simplex $h$ with $0$-face $y$ and $1$-face $x$. This is not an equivalence ...
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An explicit description of Lawvere's segment in the category of simplicial sets

In any presheaf topos, there exists an object called Lawvere's segment, which can be described as the presheaf $L:A^{op}\to Set$ such that for each object $a\in A$, $L(a)=\{x\hookrightarrow\ h_a: x\in ...
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A canonical and categorical construction for geometric realization

There is a very intimate connection between categories, simplicial sets, and topological spaces. On one hand, simplicial sets are the presheaf category on the category $\Delta$ and $\Delta$ is a ...
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Generalization of Hamiltonian cycles to “Hamiltonian spheres”

One possible generalization of a Hamiltonian cycle in a triangulated plane graph is what could be called a Hamiltonian sphere: a collection of triangles within a simplicial complex in $\mathbb{R}^3$ ...
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What are normalized singular chains good for?

One of the common definitions of homology using the singular chains, i.e. maps from the simplex into your space. The free abelian group on these can be made into a chain complex and one can take the ...
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Pointed vs. unpointed homotopy colimits

Let $C$ be a category with a zero object, i.e. an object 0 which is both initial and terminal. Then $C$ is automatically (and uniquely) enriched over the category $Set_\star$ of pointed sets with ...
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Expected degree of a vertex in a tetrahedralization?

Definitions I will define the degree of a vertex in a tetrahedralization to be the number of highest dimensional cells (which in this case are tetrahedra) that touch the vertex. Let $S$ be a fixed ...
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Homotopy colimits of cyclic spaces

Let $\Lambda$ denote Connes's cyclic category. It is an extension of the simplex category $\Delta$ (of nonempty finite linearly ordered sets) obtained by adding an automorphism of order $n+1$ to the ...
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A question on a Davis complex of a Coxeter group

Let us have a look at p. 64 of M. Davis book "The Geometry and Topology of Coxeter Groups". The discussion preceeding Definition 5.1.3. shows that $\mathcal{U}(G, X)/G$ is homeomorphic to $X$. Theorem ...
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Simplicial complexes vs. geometric realization of abstract simplicial complexes

A finite abstract simplicial complex is a pair $D=(S,D)$ where $S$ is a finite set and $D$ is a non-empty subset of the power set of $S$ closed under the subset operation, e.g. ...
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Why do Delta-sets not allow quotients?

A $\Delta$-set is a contravariant functor from the category $\Delta'$ of order-preserving injections to the category of sets (this is essentially what Allen Hatcher calls a $\Delta$-complex). A main ...
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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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Which properties of finite simplicial sets can be computed?

A simplicial set $X$ is a a combinatorial model for a topological space $|X|$, its realization, and conversely every topological space is weakly equivalent to such a realization of a simplicial set. I ...
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Why is complex projective space triangulable?

In an exercise in his algebraic topology book, Munkres asserts that $\mathbf{C}P^n$ is triangulable (i.e., there is a simplicial complex $K$ and a homeomorphism $|K| \rightarrow \mathbf{C}P^n$). Can ...
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Principle when limits level by level don't commute with simplicial structure

Are there general principles when a simplicial object is a (co)limit of other simplicial objects level by level, but is not a (co)limit when considering the entire simplicial structure? Objects can ...
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Simplicial Representations of (Hyper)Graph Complexes

For graph complexes, which are families of graph [on a fixed number of vertices n] closed under the deletion of edges, there is a natural simplicial complex capturing that information. Specifically, ...
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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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When is the realization of a simplicial space compact ?

Suppose $X$ is a simplicial space of dimension $M$ (i.e. all simplices above dimension $M$ are degenerate). The claim is: $|X|$ is compact. iff $X_n$ is compact for each $n$. Suppose each $X_n$ is ...
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The Join of Simplicial Sets ~Finale~

Background Let $X$ and $S$ be simplicial sets, i.e. presheaves on $\Delta$, the so-called topologist's simplex category, which is the category of finite nonempty ordinals with morphisms given by ...
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Is the realization of a proper map of simplicial spaces proper ?

Let $f:X \rightarrow Y$ be a map of $m$-dimensional simplicial spaces (which means that all simplices above dimension $m$ are degenerate). Recall, that $f$ is a natural transformation of functors from ...
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Ambiguous definition of “nerve of an open covering” on wikipedia?

Let $(U_i)_{i\in I}$ be an open covering of a topological space $X$. At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_of_an_open_covering, the nerve of the open covering is defined as follows: the nerve $N$ ...
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Triangulations coming from a poset. Or: What conditions are necessary and sufficient for a finite simplicial complex to be the order complex of a poset?

Every partially ordered set gives a triangulation of (the geometric realisation of) its order complex. (The n-simplices of the order complex are the chains $x_0\leq x_1\leq\cdots\leq x_n$.) However, ...
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Homotopy pullbacks of simplicial spaces, and Bousfield-Friedlander

Let $X_\bullet \longrightarrow Y_\bullet \longleftarrow Z_\bullet$ be a diagram of simplicial spaces (=bisimplicial sets, if you like). On p. 14-9 of these notes there is an example which shows that ...
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Infinity groupoid objects

I was wondering if there is a model-theoretic way of defining the infinity category of infinity-groupoid objects in a category $C$ (more generally, if $C$ is an infinity category itself, but, right ...
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Analogs of left, right, inner, and Kan fibrations in CGWH

It is a theorem that the category of compactly generated weakly Hausdorff (CGWH) spaces is Quillen equivalent to the category of simplicial sets with the Kan model structure. However, I know next to ...
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Motivation for the covariant model structure on SSet/S

I was reading HTT 2.1.4, and I just totally lost what was going on. Could someone provide some motivation for this section? Why do we want another model structure? I'm sorry for not providing ...
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How to fill a simplex with almost disjoint cuboids?

There is an algorithm that give us cuboids in $\mathbb{R}^3$, say $Q_1,Q_2,\ldots$, such that $\cup_{i=1}^{\infty} Q_i$ is the simplex with vertices $(0,0,0), (1,0,0) , (0,1,0), (0,0,1)$, and the ...
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When are two natural transformations of infinity-categories equivalent?

Suppose C and D are two ∞-categories (quasi-categories), $F : C \to D$ and $G : C \to D$ are two functors (i.e. 0-simplices in the ∞-category of functors Fun(C,D), which is just the ...
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Notion of finite dimensional simplicial space

I was wondering, what a $N$-dimensional simplicial space $X$ should be. Of course the degeneracy maps force the spaces to be nonempty in high dimensions. Currently I have two different versions and i ...
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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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Local fibration vs. stalkwise fibration

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a Grothendieck site with enough points. Let $p:\mathcal{E}\to \mathcal{F}$ be a map of simplicial presheaves on $\mathbf{C}$. Is it true that $p$ is a local (Kan) fibration if and ...