# Questions tagged [coalgebras]

For questions about coalgebras, comultiplication, cocommutativity, counity, comodules, bicomodules, coactions, corepresentations, cotensor product, subcoalgebras, coideals, coradical, cosemisimplicity, ...

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### final coalgebra of the 𝓟${_{<κ}}$(A×X) endo-functor in $Set^*$?

In the paper Coalgebraic Games and Strategies F. Honsell, M. Lenisa, and R. Redamalla use the functor $F_A$(X) = ${\mathscr{P}_{<κ}}$(A×X) to define games coalgebraically. This is a functor from ...

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### Duality between coalgebras and (pseudocompact) algebras - uniqueness

The following result is well-known. It can for example be found in [Iovanov: The representation theory of profinite algebras, Theorem 1.0.2]. For definitions, see below.
Let $k$ be a field. The ...

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### Tannaka-Krein reconstruction and rigidity

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a rigid monoidal category together with a quasi-monoidal functor $\omega:\mathcal{C}\to\mathsf{vec}_{\Bbbk}$ to finite-dimensional vector spaces over a field $\Bbbk$, i.e. we have ...

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### Monoidal structures on modules over derived coalgebras

Given a Hopf-algebra $H$ (over a commutative ring), it is a classical fact that its category of (left) modules is monoidal, even if $H$ is not commutative. Given two left modules $M$ and $N$, we can ...

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### Limits in subcategories of Powerset-coalgebras

Let $F:Set\to Set$ be a functor. An $F$-coalgebra is a pair $\mathcal{A}=(A,\alpha)$ where $\alpha:A\to F(A)$ is arbitrary map.
Given $F$-coalgebras $\mathcal{A}=(A,\alpha)$ and $\mathcal{B}=(B,\beta)$...

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### Why is subcoalgebra structure unique?

Sorry for breaking the harmony of MO with a easy and silly questions. I have stuck on elementary category-theoretic reasoning about subcoalgebras, namely:
Let $F:\mathcal{Set}\to \mathcal{Set}$ be a ...

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### Completion of coalgebras

Is it possible to complete commutative dg associative (conilpotent) coalgebras over $\mathbb{Q}$ in a way so that when we complete the symmetric coalgebra $Sym(V)$ it becomes completed with respect to ...

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### Building conilpotent coalgebras from co-square-zero-extensions

Let $\mathrm{K}$ be a field of char. 0.
Given a chain complex $\mathrm{X} $ over $\mathrm{K}$ denote $\mathrm{E}(\mathrm{X})$ the co-square-zero-extension on $\mathrm{X}, $ i.e. the
cocommutative ...

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### Tensor product of coaugmented conilpotent coalgebras

Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a field of char. 0.
Let $\mathrm{A}, \mathrm{B}$ be conilpotent cocommutative coaugmented counital dg-coalgebras over $\mathbb{K}$
(i.e. that their corresponding cokernel of their ...

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### Variant of co-Tor in a bimodule category

Say $\mathcal{C}$ is a strict monoidal abelian category and $A$ is a coalgebra object in $\mathcal{C}$, with left co-modules $M$ and right co-module $N$ (also in $\mathcal{C}$). Then we have a notion ...

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### A diagram for understanding action/coaction compatibility in a Yetter-Drinfeld module

For a Hopf algebra $H$ with antipode $S$, let $M$ be a left $H$-module with the action $h \otimes m \mapsto \rho(h,m)$, and also a left $H$-comodule with coaction $\delta \colon m \mapsto m^{(-1)} \...

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### What are the primitive elements in a polynomial Hopf algebra with primitive indeterminates?

Asked on math.stackexchange https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2510606/what-are-the-primitive-elements-in-a-polynomial-hopf-algebra-with-primitive-inde but didn't get response (in fact got a ...

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### Meaning of coinvariants of a comodule

Let $M$ be a comodule over the bialgebra $B$, with structure map $\rho:M \to M \otimes B$. The space of coinvariants is defined as $M^{coB}:=\{m \in M~|~\rho(m)=m\otimes 1_B\}$. A book I'm reading ...

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### Confusion about comodules

I'm learning "An Introduction to Exterior Differential Systems" by Gregor Weingart. I have some confusions regarding comodules:
In section 3, the author defines a comodule:
Later, the "space of ...

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### What are regular epimorphisms of coalgebras?

It is known that epimorphisms between coalgebras are surjective maps. My question is
What are regular epimorphisms between coalgebras?
I am in particular ...

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### Category of bicomodules of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra $H$ is one which is equal to the direct sum of its subcoalgebras. As is well-known, this is equivalent to its category of $H$-comodules being semisimple. Is this also true ...

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### On a dual of Kaplansky's $2^{nd}$ conjecture: admissible algebras?

Kaplansky's second conjecture (on Hopf algebras) deals with "admissible" coalgebras: He calls a coalgebra admissible, if there is an algebra structure making it a Hopf algebra. The conjecture states ...

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### Cocommutativity, comultiplication and coalgebra maps

Given a coalgebra $(C,\Delta,\varepsilon)$, over a field, the following is a well-known property:
the comultiplication $\Delta:C\to C\otimes C$ is a coalgebra map if and only if $C$ is ...

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### What are types of coalgebras that are more naturally described by cooperads?

Some background. Let $\mathsf{C}$ be a symmetric monoidal category. An object $X \in \mathsf{C}$ has two operads "naturally" (the two constructions aren't functorial) associated to it: the operad of ...

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### Definition of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra is usually defined to a Hopf algebra which is the sum of its cosimple subcoalgebras. Does this definition assume that each cosimple subcoalgebra appears only once in the ...

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### Is the bar construction of a CDGA model a Hopf algebra model for the loop space?

By a theorem of Adams, if $A = C^*(X;\mathbb{Q})$ is the CDGA of rational cochains on $X$ then the cohomology of the bar complex of $A$ is isomorphic to $H^*(\Omega X; \mathbb{Q})$ as a coalgebra (see ...

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### bialgebras on quotient polynomials

Is there a general procedure for constructing a bi-algebra out of a quotient polynomial ring? In particular, how do I construct a bi-algebra corresponding to quotient polynomial ring $<x^2-x-1>$?...

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### An identity satisfied by “Differentiation”

I asked this question in MSE but I did not received any answer. So I repeat it here:
Assume that $C$ is a coalgebra with comultiplication $\Delta:C \to C\otimes C$. The higher order ...

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### Yetter-Drinfeld modules as rigid category

I'm reading a proof of the following theorem
If $H$ is a Hopf algebra with invertible antipode then Yetter-Drinfeld modules of finite dimension form a rigid category.
In this proof we define $V^*...

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### Difference between two definitions of graded coalgebra

I'm reading articles about applications of Hopf algebras in physics. In one of them there is following definition of graded coalgebra:
A coalgebra $C$ is called graded if $C=\bigoplus\limits_{n\ge ...

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### Reference for Hopf algebra applications to Feynman diagrams

I need to give a talk about Hopf algebras and I would like to give a (at least) 5 minutes introduction using Feynman diagrams as a motivation. I'm looking for a not-so-heavy reference explaining how ...

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### Lurie's approach to the bar-cobar adjunction

I've been trying to read Jacob Lurie's approach to the bar-cobar constructions (Higher algebra §5.2 in the 2014-09 version) but I don't recognize what I know about these constructions. I wonder if ...

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### Cofree Lie Coalgebra

I have problems finding anything about the cofree Lie coalgebra functor
$\mathcal{L}ie^c$ out there.
Basically all I found was that it appears in Harrison cohomology and that,
given a $\mathbb{Z}$-...

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### A coalgebra structure on compact operators

Is there a coalgebra structure $\Delta_{n}$ on $M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ which is compatible with the natural embedding $i_{n:}M_{n}(\mathbb{C})\to M_{n+1}(\mathbb{C})$ with $i_{n}(A)= A\oplus 0$. ...

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### Explicit description of graded (counital) cofree cocommutative coalgebras

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p \neq 2$, and $V = \oplus V_{n}$ be a graded vector space over $k$.
Then, can one compute the graded (counital) cofree cocommutative coalgebra $C(V)$ ...

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### When is an exponential functor a bialgebra?

My question is about the notion of exponential functors as they are frequently defined in the literature on (strict) polynomial functors, e.g., the paper "General Linear and Functor Cohomology" by ...

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### Problem with Eisenbud's Lemma “Symmetry of Diagonalization”?

This question was first asked on MathSE but nobody answered.
In his proof of Lemma A2.5 in his book Commutative Algebra with a View towards Algebraic Geometry, Prof. Eisenbud writes something like ...

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### (Non trivial) coidempotents(Co-$K$-theory)

I was interested to know about coalgebraic version of "Idempotents".
So I seached the web and I found the following interesting post :
https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/689322/co-idempotents-...

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### Injectivity criterion for surjective coalgebra maps: does it hold in full generality?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring.
Let $C$ be a filtered $k$-coalgebra. This means a $k$-coalgebra equipped with an increasing $k$-module filtration $C^0 \subseteq C^1 \subseteq C^2 \subseteq ...$ ...

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### What is a Homotopy between $L_\infty$-algebra morphisms

A $L_\infty$-algebra can be defined in many different ways. One common way, that
gives the 'right' kind of morphisms, is that a $L_\infty$-algebra is a graded cocommutative and coassociative ...

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### Is Khovanov's Frobenius algebra self-dual over the integers?

Khovanov's Frobenius algebra (used in the definition of Khovanov homology) is $\mathbb{Z}[X]/X^2$ with the comultiplication. $\Delta(X)=X\otimes X, \Delta(1)=1\otimes X+X\otimes 1$ and the trace $\...

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### A terminal coalgebra of a certain functor on Mes

Let $\mathfrak C = \mathsf{Mes}$ be the category of meausurable spaces and measurable maps. For any object $X\in \mathfrak C_0$ we assign a measurable space $\mathcal P(X)$ whose elements $\mu$ are ...

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### Free cocommutative commutative Hopf monoids

I have some questions about generalizations of abelian groups, relative to symmetric monoidal categories.
1) Let $C$ be a cocomplete cartesian monoidal category with equalizers. I can show that the ...

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### Why the preimage rather than image in Stone-type dualities.

I am seeking a deeper understanding of the representation of set-based objects in terms of Boolean algebras.
Let $\wp(A)$ be the set of subsets of a set $A$. A relation $R \subseteq A \times B$ ...

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### Coinduction and corestriction are quasi-inverse equivalences for comodules?

I'm reading http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0310337.
There the following statement is given without proof:
Let $k$ be a field. Let $C$ be a counitary coaugmented coalgebra, i.e. there is $\eta: C\to k$ ...

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### Which W*-algebras are the duals of C*-coalgebras?

A Banach algebra (assumed associative and unital) is precisely a monoid object in the monoidal category of Banach spaces, short linear maps, and the projective tensor product. A Banach coalgebra is ...

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### Mistake in Wikipedia Entry “Coalgebra”

Consider the following quote from the Wikipedia entry Coalgebra:
The kernel of every coalgebra morphism $f : C_1 \to C_2$ is a coideal in $C_1$, and the image is a subcoalgebra of $C_2$.
I can't ...

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### (Co)Universal Property of Quotients/Subs

I'm not completely sure if this bunch of questions is the appropriate Level of MO. However at the same time I think that it is at least slightly above the level of stackex. ...
The tensor algebra ...

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### Reference for Lie coalgebras needed

In the Wikipeadia article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie_coalgebra
on Lie coalgebras an author said:
"... Just as the exterior algebra of vector fields on a manifold form a Lie algebra [...], the ...

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### Maps between sets and coalgebras

Hi,
To every set $X$ there corresponds a group-like coalgebra $kX$, with basis $X$. "Grouplike" means that there is a basis $X$ with $\epsilon(x)=1$ and $\Delta(x)=x\otimes x$ for all $x\in X$.
First,...

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### Reference for Tensors on graded spaces needed

Is there a good introduction to
1.) Tensor (co)algebras on graded vector spaces ?
2.) Tensor (co)algebras on graded modules ?
In the research field of $L_\infty$-algebras there is some stuff, but ...

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### Primitive elements of a tensor product of bialgebras

Given a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For every $k$-bialgebra $A$, let $\mathrm{Prim} A$ denote the $k$-vector subspace of $A$ consisting of all primitive elements of $A$.
What conditions can we ...

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### Reference for the fact that a coderivation of the (non reduced) tensor coalgebra is determined by its corestrictions

If $V$ is a vector space, let us consider the tensor coalgebra $TV=\bigoplus\limits_{k=0}^\infty V^{\otimes^k}$ with coproduct given by
$$\Delta (x_1\otimes \dots \otimes x_n):= \sum\limits_{i=0}^{n}(...

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### Connected graded involutive bialgebras (Hopf algebras) sought (for Dynkin idempotent checking)

Again, there is a general and a concrete question:
Concrete question. Let $H$ be a connected graded bialgebra over a commutative ring $k$ with unity (where graded means $\mathbb N$-graded). Then, it ...

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### Linear functional kills all primitives of a connected filtered coalgebra => it lies in m^2?

Let $C$ be a connected filtered coalgebra over a field $k$. Maybe $k$ has characteristic $0$ (though I don't know where this can be of use). Let $1$ denote the unique element of $C_0$ mapping to $1\in ...