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### Are connected categories with pullbacks weakly contractible?

Quillen's Theorem A says that a functor between (small) categories $f:I\rightarrow J$ induces a weak equivalence of the nerves if for each $j\in J$ the comma category $f/j$ is weakly contractible. In ...

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### Constructing a simplicial set homology-equivalent to a given CW complex

I would like to compute the homology of certain low dimensional CW complexes and I am hoping to take advantage of software that handles simplicial sets as input. Thus, I would like to convert a CW ...

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### $W^{1,1}$ simplicial approximation

Let $f$ be a continuous real-valued function defined on an $n$ dimesional simplex $\Sigma\subset \mathbb{R}^n $. The classical simplicial approximation scheme provides a sequence $f_k$ of piecewise ...

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### Explicit contraction for the universal simplicial bundle WG

For a simplicial group $G$, there is a universal bundle $WG \to \overline{W}G$ in the category of simplicial sets, detailed in for example May's book (djvu).
Now $WG$ has a simple enough description ...

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### Smash product of Kan complexes

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are pointed Kan complexes. Is their smash product $X\wedge Y$ also a Kan complex?
I expect the answer is probably no, but it would be nice to see a counterexample.

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### On the construction of the simplicial category $\Delta$

Is a classical example that in the topos $Set$ the set of natural numbers (finite cardinals) $\mathbb{N}$ is the natural-numbers objet as in topos theory definition. Now the category $\Delta$ has for ...

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### What is the precise relationship between “prodsimplicial sets” and rooted trees?

In Keven Walker's answer to the question, Cubical vs. simplicial singular homology it is written:
Personally, I think it is more convenient to do singular homology with the larger collection ...

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### The Area of Spherical Polygons

I am interested in finding a canonical general expression for the area of a spherical polygon in $\mathbb{S}^2$ knowing the side lengths of the polygon and a bound on the internal angles (we can ...

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### Necessary conditions for cofibrancy in global projective model structure on simplicial presheaves

Consider the global projective model category
of simplicial presheaves on some category
(the category of smooth manifolds is particularly interesting to me).
In Section 9.1 of Dugger's paper “...

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### Extending the vertex-facet correspondence from Δ to Θ

Recall that in the $n$-simplex $\Delta[n]$, we have a combinatorially crucial bijection between facets, (codimension $1$ faces) and vertices, where the $i$th face of a simplex corresponds to the full ...

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### On small generators of an infinity category

Suppose that $\mathcal{C}$ is an $\infty$-category with pullbacks and small coproducts. Suppose that $\mathcal{D}$ is a small subcategory for every object $C,$ the canonical map $$f_C:\coprod\limits_{...

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### Generalizing the internal angle of a graph in $\mathbb{E}^2$ to $\mathbb{S}^2$

I am currently working on research involving packing problems and am finding myself needing the tools from Combinatorial Geometry (in particular, I've been reading Pach and Agarwal's book on the ...

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### Derived functors of symmetric powers

What do the derived functors of the symmetric powers look like? I understand that this is related to the homology of the symmetric groups, but I don't know a reference for that.
Namely, I'm ...

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### Generalizing the circle packing theorem to 3-dimensions

The circle packing theorem (Koebe–Andreev–Thurston theorem) states that every finite planar graph is the nerve of some disk packing in the plane, where the nerve of a packing $P$ is a graph $G=(V,E)$, ...

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### What is the homotopy type of a free simplicial ring?

Is there a good description of the homotopy type of a free simplicial ring (or simplicial $R$-algebra) on a given simplicial set, in terms of the homotopy type of that simplicial set?
(This is mostly ...

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### Connective spectra versus simplicial abelian groups - very basic question

Hello,
I have very general , "introductory" questions (It is quite hard for me to seek for specific things in the algebraic topology literature).
I guess that connective spectra have a model ...

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### Reference request - CDGA vs. sAlg in char. 0

Hello,
Are the model categories of simplicial commutative algebras over $k$ and that of commutative differential graded algebras (in negative cohmological dimension) Quillen equivalent in char. 0 (or ...

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### Coskeleta of simplicial principal bundles

Let $X_{\bullet}$ be a simplicial topological space. There is a truncation functor $tr^n \colon Fun(\Delta^{op}, Top) \to Fun(\Delta_n^{op},Top)$ (where $\Delta_n$ is the full subcategory of $\Delta$ ...

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### Simplicial complex made of central idempotents of an algebra

Let $A$ be an algebra, say over $\mathbb{C}$ and finite-dimensional, but not necessary semisimple. I have the strong feeling, which I would like to prove and use, about the following rather natural ...

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### Do bistellar flips in a simplicial sphere preserve facet connectivity?

Define two facets of a simplicial sphere as k-connected if there are at least k disjoint edge-vertex paths between them in their facet-ridge graphs.
Do bistellar flips preserve facet k-connectivity?
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### Does the classification diagram localize a category with weak equivalences?

Let $(C,W)$ be a category equipped with a subcategory of weak equivalences. Its "classification diagram" or "bisimplicial nerve" $N(C,W)$ is a bisimplicial set, for which $N(C,W)_n$ is the nerve of ...

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### About a statement in Jardine and Goerss “Simplicial Homotopy Theory”

Hello,
This probably just technical, but anyway:
In "Simplicial Homotopy Theory" by Goerss and Jardine, chap. III, par. 2, after cor. 2.12, they describe a model structure on $Ch^{+}$, the category ...

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### good covers and simplicial maps

Let $X$ be a paracompact topological space and choose a good cover $U_i$ of $X$. Remember that a good cover is one that consists of open subsets, such that each set $U_i$ is contractible and all ...

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### simplicial spaces without degeneracies

Suppose I have a simplicial space $X_{\bullet}$ without degeneracies (sometimes called semi-simplicial space or incomplete simplicial space). There still is a geometric realization $\lVert X \rVert$ ...

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### local model structure on simplicial presheaves

Hello,
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a (small) category equipped with a Grothendieck pretopology.
Let $sPSh(\mathcal{C})$ be the category of simplicial presheaves on $\mathcal{C}$, together with its ...

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### Cartesian cubes and groupoids

Given a groupoid $G,$ one can consider the canonical epimorphism $$G_0 \to G.$$ Since it is an epimorphism in the $2$-topos of groupoids, $G$ is the weak colimit of the corresponding Cech diagram ...

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### How to compute homology of symmetric products of complexes?

First, I would appreciate references on the notion of derived symmetric powers of perfect modules over various kinds of derived commutative algebras (say cdgas in characteristic zero, simplicial ...

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### Where can I see the proof that the homology groups of the Moore Complex of a simplicial group coincide with the homotopy groups of its geometric realization?

I'd like to know where to find it since it's very used in the articles of Loday and others.

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### When does $M \otimes_{A} \pi_{0}(A) \simeq 0$ imply $M \simeq 0$?

Let $A$ be a simplicial commutative ring over a field $k$ of characteristic zero (or a cdga
in non-positive degrees with differential of degree -1). Let $M$ be a perfect $A$ module. If necessary, ...

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### Simplicial morphisms from degenerate simplices

Frequently I read the following statement on morphisms of simplicial sets:
Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are simplicial sets, $f: X \rightarrow Y$ is a simplicial morphism and we write $X_n$ as well as $Y_n$ ...

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### Simplicial approximation for simplicial spaces

Given two simplicial topological spaces $X_{\bullet}$ and $Y_{\bullet}$ (i.e. a simplicial object in Top) and a continuous map between their geometric realizations $f \colon \lvert X_{\bullet} \rvert \...

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### (Co)homological characterization of homotopy pullbacks

For a commutative square of spaces (of manifolds, or of simplicial sets):
$$S=\left(\begin{array}{ccc} A & \to & B \newline \downarrow & & \downarrow \newline C & \to & D\end{...

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### Asymptotics for the number of triangulations of a manifold M

In Gromov's talk at the Clay Math Research from 23:23 to 25:55 Gromov says (slightly paraphrased)
I want to emphasize a problem which
comes from mathematical physics which
is unsolved which is ...

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### Coboundary map on the cochain complex of abelian cosimplicial groups?

Maybe I'm looking at the wrong places, but I can't find a definition of
the coboundary map on the cochain complex of abelian cosimplicial groups.
What I have in mind is something similar to the "...

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### Extend Alexander-Whitney and Eilenberg-Zilber map to n-fold tensor products

See the definition of the Alexander-Whitney transformation:
http://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/Alexander-Whitney+map
and the Eilenberg-Zilber transformation:
http://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/Eilenberg-Zilber+...

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### Cech nerve as homotopy colimit?

Given a category $\mathcal{C}$ with a notion of covering $\{ U_{i} \rightarrow X \}$ for an object $X$ (say $\mathcal{C}$ is a Grothendieck site), we can form the Cech nerve
$$ \cdots \coprod_{i}{U_{...

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### Computing homotopy (co)limits in a nice simplicial model category?

I'm trying to learn about and compute homotopy (co)limits. Specifically, if $\mathcal{C}$ is some Grothendieck site and $\mathcal{P}$ the simplicial model category of simplicial presheaves (say with ...

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### Necessity of hypercovers for sheaf condition for simplicial sheaves

I'm trying to understand where the definition of simplicial sheaf on a space/site comes from.
For a presheaf $F$ of sets on a topological space $X$, the sheaf condition can be viewed as saying that ...

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### Detecting equivalences of (infinity) categories by nerves

I have two questions:
Is there a way to tell if a functor $F:C \to D$ between two small categories is an equivalence in terms of the map $$N(F):N(C) \to N(D)$$ between simplicial sets? More ...

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### Simplicial presheaves enriched, tensored and cotensored over simplicial sets correctly?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category and $\mathcal{P}=Functors(\mathcal{C}^{op},\mathcal{S})$ the category of simplicial presheaves, where $\mathcal{S}=sSet$. I want $\mathcal{P}$ to be enriched, tensored, ...

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### What is the chromatic number of the graph whose vertices dimension $n-2$ subsimplicies of $\Delta^n$ and an edge between two vertices is given if the two associated $n-2$ vertices are contained in the same $n-1$ subsimplex?

Let us first remark that all of this takes place on the boundary of $\Delta^n$. The question that I wanted to solve that led to the question in the title is as follows: Let $f:\Delta^{n-1}\...

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### Persistent homology of Markovian dynamical systems

Consider a dynamical system $(T,X)$ that admits a Markov partition $\mathcal{M}$ (e.g., an Anosov map), and consider the corresponding 0-1 transition matrix $A$. It is commonplace to study information ...

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### Writing an infinity groupoid as a colimit of sets

If we are given a simplicial set $X:\Delta^{op} \to Set$, we may regard it as a \emph{simplicial} simplicial set, i.e. a bisimplicial set by composing with the "constant" inclusion $Set \to Set^{\...

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### Extending the definition of “pure of dimension n” from simplicial complexes to simplicial sets?

Recall that a (combinatorial) simplicial complex $X$ is said to be $n$-dimensional if it contains at least one face of dimension $n$ and no faces of dimension $n+1$. Further, an $n$-dimensional ...

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### On Lifts in Kan Simplicial Sets

In a Kan simplicial set $X_\bullet$ we have the lifting property, that is for
any $n$-tupel $\left(x_0,\ldots,\hat{x_j},\ldots,x_n \right)$ of $(n-1)$-simplices $x_k \in X_{n-1}$ with $d_i(x_k)=d_{k-1}...

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### Certain (pre) simplicial sets have torsion-free homology?

Suppose $X$ is a pre-simplicial set defined on a finite vertex set $\{v_1, v_2, \ldots, v_k\}$ recursively as follows:
Let $X_1$ have a single vertex $\{v_1\}$.
For $i > 1$, $X_i$ is obtained ...

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### Does the category of strict $2$-categories together with Dwyer-Kan equivalences provide a model for $(\infty,1)$-categories?

The question is the title.
In what follows, all $2$-categories and $2$-functors will be strict. Let $2-Cat$ denote the categories whose objects are $2$-categories and whose morphisms are $2$-functors....

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### Examples of Simplicial Groupoids in Nature

For me, a simplicial groupoid is a simplicial object in ${\mathbf{Grpd}}$. I am more general than Goerss-Jardine in this definition.
Do you have examples simplicial groupoids that occur in nature? ...

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### Is there a dual notion for the Nerve functor?

Say in the most classical case, we probe a topological space $X$ by the n-simplices $\Delta^n$ by using the nerve functor $Hom_{Top}(-,X)$. Is another functor $Hom_{Top}(X,-)$ of any use, or is there ...

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### The boundary map of Kan simplicial sets

I don't know whether or not the following is a research level question,
but since it is concerned with simplicial sets and since they
are very popular these days, I think this is the right place to ...