# Questions tagged [ct.category-theory]

Categories and functors, universal properties, algebras and algebraic theories, topoi, enriched and internal categories, structured categories (abelian, monoidal, etc), higher categories.

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### A module associated to an endomorphism of a vector bundle

Let $E$ be a vector bundle over a compact connected Hausdorff space $X$. To an endomorphism $\alpha \in End(E)$, we associate a $C(X)-$ module $\Gamma(E,\alpha)$ consisting of all $\beta\in End(E)$ ...

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### Kleisli category with equalizers?

I was reading Hosseini's paper on "Equalizers in Kleisli Categories", yet I couldn't figure it out an example of a Kleisli category with (all) equalizers with the extra requirement of not being ...

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### Semantics-structure adjunction

In the discussion on the nLab article for monadic adjunctions, John Baez suggests and Mike Shulman confirms that the relationship between adjunctions and monads itself constitutes an adjunction called ...

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### A multicategory is a … with one object?

We all know that
A monoidal category is a bicategory with one object.
How do we fill in the blank in the following sentence?
A multicategory is a ... with one object.
The answer is fairly ...

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### Understanding the definition of $G$-gerbe

In Introduction to Differentiable Stacks Gregory Ginot defines a $G$-gerbe as the following.
Let $G$ be a Lie group. A $G$-gerbe over a stack $\mathcal{C}$ is a gerbe over stack $\mathcal{D}\...

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### Derived category of a quotient

Le $A$ be an abelian category and $B$ a Serre subcategory of $A$. Under which conditions do we have $$D^*(A/B) \simeq D^*(A)/D^*(B),$$ where $D^*$ stands for the derived category with $* = +,-,b$ or ...

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### Stability of accessible $\infty$-categories under some operations

I'm reading through Higher Topos Theory, and I can't make sense of a few proofs in the sections about accessible $\infty$-categories.
In Proposition 5.4.4.3, Lemma 5.4.4.2 is used, but I don't see ...

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### Is there any work related to Hypertype Theory? [closed]

Update: Since the question was put on hold, work on this will continue on this notebook.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
First, let me state that I am not a formally-trained ...

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### The Kleisli Category of the Monad of Measures of Finite Support and its composition formula

In this post, I was introduced to the monad of finitely supported measures.
$HX$ is the set of finitely supported measures on $X$, with monad structure defined as for the Giry monad. Let's call this ...

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### Are there enough curves (to connect 'points' of f.g. algebras)?

(Intuition: any two points in a connected space may be connected by a path. I would like to know if something like this holds in certain category of `connected algebraic spaces'. I formulate the ...

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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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### Infinite Krull-Schmidt categories?

In a Krull--Schmidt category, if
$$
X_{1}\oplus X_{2}\oplus \cdots \oplus X_{r}\cong Y_{1}\oplus Y_{2}\oplus \cdots \oplus Y_{s},
$$
where the $X_{i}$ and $Y_j$ are all indecomposable, then $r = s$, ...

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### Criterion for a sheaf $\mathfrak{S}^{op}\rightarrow (Set)$ to be representable

I am reading Differentiable stacks and gerbes by Kai Behrend and Ping Xu.
Let $\mathfrak{S}$ denote the category of smooth manifolds and smooth maps. Consider Grothendieck topology given by open ...

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### A question about combinatorial model categories

I am currently reading the appendices of Higher Topos Theory, and I was puzzled by Lurie's proof of lemma A.2.6.7 (I can not make sense of the end of the proof.)
He uses this result to prove Jeff ...

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### What is the structure preserved by strong equivalence of metrics?

Let $X$ be a set. Then we can define at least three equivalence relations on the set of metrics on $X$. We say that two metrics $d_1$ and $d_2$ are topologically equivalent if the identity maps $i:(...

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### Does the Eilenberg Moore Construction Preserve fibrations?

Say we have a Grothendieck fibration $p : E \to B$ and a monad $T$ on $B$ and a lift $T'$ of $T$ to $E$, i.e. a monad on $E$ such that $pT' = Tp$ and $p$ preserves $\eta, \mu$.
Then because the ...

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### Relation between the inverse of a natural isomorphism and counit of an adjunction

Let $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$ be two categories. Suppose that
$F\colon\mathcal{C}\to\mathcal{D}$ is a functor from $\mathcal{C}$ to $\mathcal{D}$;
$U\colon\mathcal{D}\to\mathcal{C}$ is a ...

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### Could we form the homotopy category of a dg-category by inverting homotopic invertible morphisms?

Let $k$ be a field and $\mathcal{C}$ be a dg-category over $k$. It is standard to define the homotopy category $H^0(\mathcal{C})$ as the category consisting the same objects as $\mathcal{C}$ but ...

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### Notions of connected components in a finite family fibration

Let $\Pi_0:\mathsf{FinFam}(\mathsf C)\to \mathsf{FinSet}$ be the fibration exhibiting the free finite coproduct completion of $\mathsf C$. Suppose $\mathsf C$ has finite limits so that the extensive $\...

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### What minimal structure is required to define Clifford modules in a way as abstract as possible?

Start with a quadratic form $q$ on a vector space $V$. A module $M$ over the corresponding Clifford algebra is determined by a map $\cdot:V\otimes M\to M$ satisfying $v\cdot(v\cdot m)=-q(v)m$.
Now ...

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### Monoidal functors $\mathcal C \to [\mathcal D,\mathcal V]$ are monoidal functors $\mathcal C \otimes \mathcal D \to \mathcal V$?

It is well known (e.g., Reference for "lax monoidal functors" = "monoids under Day convolution" ) that if $\mathcal C$ is a monoidal $\mathcal V$-enriched category, then a monoid ...

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### Higher Topos Theory Theorem 2.2.5.3

The following question is found in the proof of Theorem 2.2.5.3 of HTT but since it can be understood in a more general context I will just ask it without stating the theorem.
We have a trivial Kan ...

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### The “concreteness preorder” on categories

A category is called concrete if it is equipped with faithful functor to $\mathrm{Set}$. Let us say a category $C$ can be made concrete if there exists a faithful functor $F \colon C \to \mathrm{Set}$...

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### Category with one isomorphism class

What one can say about a category in which, any two objects are isomorphic. I know that this is a strange question.
Thanks

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### Is the embedding ${\sf cat}\subset {\sf Cat}$ dense?

A quick question.
Let $j : {\sf cat} \to {\sf Cat}$ be the inclusion of small categories in locally small categories; is $j$ a dense functor?
If it is not (as I expect, since it's hard for a ...

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### Does there exist a full and faithful embedding of $\mathsf{Poset}$ in $\mathsf{Set}$?

Does there exist a full and faithful embedding of the category of posets into the category of sets? I suspect no, but I don't know how to prove or disprove this.

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### Reflexive coequalizer and singular functor.

Does the singular functor $sing: Top\rightarrow SimpSet$ form the category of topological spaces to simplicial sets commutes with reflexive coequalizers?
Recall that the singular functor $sing$ is ...

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### Does the Dwyer-Kan model structure make dgCat a model $2$-category?

Let dgCat be the category of small dg-categories. The well-known Dwyer-Kan model structure makes dgCat a model category.
Now we consider dgCat as a 2-category, which objects small dg-categories, $1$-...

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### Does this axiomatic system satisfy requirements for founding mathematics?

In this article, the author, F.A.Muller, suggests criteria for a founding theory of mathematics (pp:14-16). The author proposes $ARC$ Class Theory to embody these requirements. The motivation is ...

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### Toposophy vs Set theoretical multiverse philosophy

Johnstones classic topos theory book talks at some length in its introduction about how category theory/topos theory suggest that we view the 'universe' in which mathematics takes place as consisting ...

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### filetered colimit of fibrant-cofibrant objects

Suppose that we have a $\lambda$-combinatorial model category $M$ (for some cardinal $\lambda$) such that any $\lambda$-filtered colimit of fibrant-cofibrant objects is always fibrant. My question is ...

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### Universal property of sheaf category

Given a site $C$ with a Grothendieck topology and the category of presheaves $P(C)$ (either in the sense of presheaves of sets or in the $\infty$-sense), and the category $S(C)$ of sheaves with ...

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### Functoriality of (co)limits in $\infty$-categories

I have some questions about the functoriality of (co)limits in $\infty$-categories, say in the framework of Lurie's Higher Topos Theory.
From the general stuff about Kan-extensions (HTT 4.3.2.6) ...

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### Comonad for normalized pseudofunctors for strict higher categories

Garner constructed (in [1] ) for the category of strict $n$-categories a comonad $Q$ as the left part of a cofibrantly generated algebraic weak factorization system such that $$n\text{-}\operatorname{...

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### Definition of $\in_c$ for power objects

On the nLab page for power objects, the object $\in_c$ is defined as the domain of a monomorphism $\in_c\hookrightarrow c\times\Omega^c$, and it is mentioned at the end of the article that in any ...

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### Is a categorical coproduct of epimorphisms (monomorphisms) always an epimorphism (a monomorphism)?

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a category (that does not necessary have a coproduct for every collection of objects). Suppose that we have two families of objects $(A_i)_{i\in I}$ and $(B_i)_{i\in I}$ in $\...

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### Are inclusions “canonical” injections?

[Background: I asked a vague question the other day, but as a result of the answers, particularly Andrej Bauer's, I now have a precise question]
Summary of question: the inclusions are a particularly ...

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### Do we have criteria of strict localization of a Grothendieck category?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an abelian category and $\mathcal{S}$ be a full subcategory of $\mathcal{C}$. We call $\mathcal{S}$ a Serre subcategory of $\mathcal{C}$ if $\mathcal{S}$ is closed under ...

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### are quotients by equivalence relations “better” than surjections?

This might be a load of old nonsense.
I have always had it in my head that if $f:X\to Y$ is an injection, then $f$ has some sort of "canonical factorization" as a bijection $X\to f(X)$ followed by an ...

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### How to show mapping cones are homotopy cofibers

In a dg-category $\mathcal{C}$, the $n$-translation of an object $C$ is an object $C[n]$ representing the functor
$$
{\rm Hom}(-,C)[n].
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The cone of a closed morphism $f\colon C \to D$ of degree ...

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### How to construct the espace étalé (space of sections) for an arbitrary category?

I want to consider the sheaf valued in an arbitrary category (not only of sets, groups, modules and so on) on a topological space, using the language of étalé space.
In all references I am reading (...

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### Comparisons of convenient categories for algebraic topology

I've heard that there are many convenient categories for algebraic topology. Such categories often have many nice properties like being cartesian closed, complete, cocomplete, the forgetful functor ...

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### Dugger and Spivak's combinatorial proof of Joyal's isofibration theorem, a fortiori?

In what follows, let $E^n = \operatorname{cosk}_0(\Delta^n)$
Joyal's isofibration theorem says precisely
An inner fibration $p:X\to Y$ of quasi-categories is a fibration for the Joyal model ...

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### Tilting Objects in BGG Categories $\mathcal{O}$

Let $\mathcal{O}$ be the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ with respect to a finite dimensional semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ and its Borel subalgebra $\mathfrak{b}$ (as define in this book by ...

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### Some notions of immersions of locally ringed spaces

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of locally ringed spaces. In this MSE answer, the first definition below is suggested.
Say $f:X\to Y$ is an $R$-immersion of locally ringed spaces if it's a topological ...

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### Upgrade adjunction to equivalence

I'm studying category theory by myself and I just came across this sentence from Wikipedia:
An adjunction between categories C and D is somewhat akin to a "weak form" of an equivalence between C and ...

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### Equivalences of categories of sheaves vs categories of $\infty$-Stack

Let say I have two different sites $(\mathcal{C},I)$ and $(\mathcal{D},J)$ for an ordinary topos $\mathcal{T}$. I.e.
$$Sh(\mathcal{C},I) \simeq \mathcal{T} \simeq Sh(\mathcal{D},J)$$
And we want to ...

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### Topos with enough projectives

It is often observed that every presheaf topos has enough projectives, as a corollary of the result that representables are projective and every presheaf is a colimit of representables. We also have ...

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### Diagonal is representable then composition is representable

Let $\mathcal{X}$ be a stack over $S$ i.e., a stack over category of schemes over $S$ (which we denote by $Sch/S$) which comes with a functor $\mathcal{X}\rightarrow Sch/S$. Consider the diagonal map ...

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### Diagonal is representable then any morphism is representable

Ariyan Javanpeykar said here in comments that,
If the diagonal is representable, then isn't any morphism $S\rightarrow \mathcal{X}$ with $S$ a scheme representable?
I could not find the statement (...