# Questions tagged [crossed-modules]

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### Given a Kirby diagram of a 4-manifold, what's its homotopy 2-type?

It's easy to derive a presentation of the fundamental group of a 4-manifold if you have a Kirby diagram: The 1-handles are generators and the 2-handles are the relations. The 3- and 4-handles, which ...

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### Automorphisms of $GL_n(\mathbb{Z})$

I want to consider the crossed module: $H \xrightarrow{t} Aut(H)$ for the case where $H = GL_n(\mathbb{Z}) = Aut(T^n)$ is the automorphism group of the $n$-torus. Any suggestions on how to understand ...

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### Crossed modules in context of gerbes

Question : How does Crossed modules comes into the set up of gerbes.
I am reading notes on 1- and 2-gerbes by Lawrence Breen. Once he defines torsors, he introduces notion of crossed modules. It was ...

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### Can I recover a crossed module by its homomorphisms?

This is a follow up to this question.
Imagine there is a finitely presented crossed module $\mathcal{G} = (G,H, -\triangleright-\colon G \to \operatorname{Aut}(H), \delta\colon H \to G)$ which I don'...

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### strict 2-groups VS crossed modules

nLab defines a strict 2-groups in many different but equivalent ways, among them:
an internal group object in Cat,
an internal group object in Grpd
Also, it is known that strict 2-groups may be ...

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### Maps between classifying spaces

Let $G$ be a discrete group and let $BG \simeq K(G,1)$ be its classifying space. Let $H$ be a topological group with classifying space $BH$.
In case $H$ is also discrete, it was pointed out in the (...

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### Why does vertical multiplication in 2-groups not follow the same order as horizontal one when constructed from crossed modules?

Consider a 2-group (seen as a 2-category with only one object $\star$) constructed from a crossed module $(G,H,t,\rhd)$ ($\circ$ will denote 1-morphisms composition, $\circ_{h}$ 2-morphisms horizontal ...

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### Lie Algebra of Aut(GL(n,R))

What is the Lie Algebra of $Aut(Gl(n,F))$ when $F$ is either $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$?
Is it enough to consider the injection via Hochschild:
$Aut(GL(n)) \to Aut(\mathfrak{gl}(n))$?
Edit: The ...

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### Group cohomology without G-modules (a.k.a. what does this bar construction compute?)

Without any prior exposure to the cohomology of groups, one might naively proceed by replacing a group by a sort of resolution.
For instance, let's take $G = \mathbb{Z}^2$, and "resolve":
$$ 0 \to \...

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### Crossed modules quasi-isomorphic to a quasi-abelian crossed module

This is a follow-up of this question,
where the definition of a quasi-abelian crossed module was given.
Namely, a crossed module $\partial\colon F\to G$ is quasi-abelian
if the embedding $\partial_Z\...

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### Non-quasi-abelian braided crossed modules

A right crossed module is a homomorphism of groups
$\partial\colon F\to G$
together with a right action of $G$ on $F$, written
$(g,f)\mapsto f^g$,
satisfying certain conditions.
The question is, ...