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Is this a model for $K$-theory of a triangulated category?

The recent question Complete the following sequence: point, triangle, octahedron, . . . in a dg-category reminded me of something I wanted to clarify long time ago; most likely this is now well known ...
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A combinatorial approximation functor sSet->qCat

Let $sSet_J$ denote the category of simplicial sets equipped with the Joyal model structure. Simply by the fact that $sSet_J$ is locally presentable and its class of anodynes ($\neq \mathbf{Cof} \cap ...
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Hodge star and harmonic simplicial differential forms

Is there a notion of harmonic forms and Hodge theory for Sullivan's piecewise smooth differential forms on a simplicial set? Let me recall some background. Hodge Theory on a Riemannian manifold A ...
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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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Is there an analog of Kan's $Ex^\infty$ functor for quasicategories?

Is there a fibrant replacement functor in the Joyal model structure which can be described non-recursively, like $Ex^\infty$ for the Quillen model structure? I believe another way to put this is to ...
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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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Kan's simplicial formula for the Whitehead product

In his article on Simplicial Homotopy Theory (Advances in Math., 6, (1971), 107 –209) Curtis quotes a formula (on page 197) for the Whitehead and Samelson products in a simplicial group $G$. The ...
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Higher homotopical information in racks and quandles

A quandle is defined to be a set $Q$ with two binary operations $\star,\bar\star\colon\ Q\times Q\to Q$ for which the following axioms hold. Q1. a $\star$ a = a Q2. (a $\star$ b) $\bar\star$ b = (a $\...
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Are the Alexander-Whitney and Eilenberg-Zilber maps homotopy inverse in arbitrary abelian categories?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a monoidal abelian category. Let $A$ and $B$ be simplicial objects in $\mathcal{A}$, and let $N_\ast(-)$ denote the normalized chain complex functor. Let $$AW_{A,B}\colon N_\ast(...
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Has this chain complex associated with a simplicial complex been studied before?

I have stumbled upon a construction that has probably been noticed before, and I wonder if anyone can point me to a reference. Suppose that $K$ is a simplicial complex. Let $P(K)$ be the free abelian ...
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What is the history of the notion of subdivision of categories?

A recent answer by Peter May prompts me to ask a question which I have been considering to ask for several months. (The reason why I have not asked it before is that it is not directly related to my ...
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Computations using “Stover's spectral sequence”

In this article from 1990, Stover describes a specral sequence which converges to the higher homotopy groups of the homotopy colimit of a diagram $\underline{X}$ of topological spaces. The second ...
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Is there an expository account of homology of simplicial sets that does not assume prior familiarity with any variant of homology?

There are numerous expositions of simplicial homology in the literature. Munkres in “Elements of Algebraic Topology” develops the homology theory of simplicial complexes. Hatcher in “Algebraic ...
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A certain semi-simplicial space

I would like to understand whether the following construction has been studied. Let me model the pointed sphere as $S^n = I^n / \partial I^n$, and let $\Omega^n (-) := map((I^n, \partial I^n), (-, *))$...
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$E_{\infty}$ $R$-algebras vs commutative DG $R$-algebras vs simplicial commutative $R$-algebras

I've been trying to understand better the relation between the basic blocks of derived algebraic geometry. More precisely, I'm trying to understand the relation between the DG approach, the spectral ...
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Is the Thomason model structure on Cat simplicial? Is it a monoidal model category?

The Thomason model structure on the category of small categories is transferred from the Quillen model structure on simplicial sets along the right adjoint $Ex^2 \circ N$ (where $N$ is the nerve), i.e....
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Homotopy pullbacks of simplicial sets; Joyal vs Kan-Quillen model structures

I am interested in comparison of homotopy pullback squares in the category of simplicial sets with respect to Joyal' model structure and Quillen's one. Suppose we are given a (strict) pullback square ...
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Is there a citeable source for generators and relations of simplicial sets?

Simplicial sets can be specified using generators and relations, in complete analogy with groups, rings, etc. More precisely, a system of generators of relations for a simplicial set consists of a ...
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Higher Adeles of a scheme and related topics

Let $X$ be a noetherian scheme. I will describe a construction of a simplicial ring which I think is called the Bellinson higher Adeles complex (or something similar). Consider the augmented ...
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Why should we regard $PL(M)$ as a simplicial group?

Let $M$ be a manifold. If $M$ is smooth, it is clear what $\text{Diff}(M)$ should be, namely it should be the set of diffeomorphisms of $M$ equipped with the topology in which a sequence of ...
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What suffices to check completeness in an n-fold Segal space?

Recall that a Segal space is a simplicial space $X : \Delta \to \mathrm{Spaces}$, $\bullet \mapsto X_\bullet$, which satisfies the Segal condition: For each $j$, the map $$ X_j \to \underbrace{...
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When does a sheaf of categories represent a homotopy sheaf?

Suppose that $F$ is a sheaf of categories (on a Grothendieck site or even a topological space). By this, I mean a sheaf in the naive 1-categorical sense, so it can equivalently be viewed as a category ...
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Homotopy theory of suplattices

In Quillen's monograph Homotopical algebra where he introduced the notion of model category, he showed that if $C$ is a bicomplete category with enough regular-projectives in which either (*) every ...
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Tangent space, metrics etc. on simplicial sets

Is there a way to attach some sensible notion of tangent space to a simplicial set? If yes, is it possible to transfer typical local data from differential geometry such as metrics to this setting? ...
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About Kan-Thurston theorem

The Kan-Thurston theorem obsesses me recently, which is proved by Daniel Kan and William Thurston, Every connected space has the homology of a K(π,1), Topology Vol. 15. pp. 253–258, 1976. Later, there ...
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Local formula for the signature of $4k$-manifold

In "The Euler characteristic is the unique locally determined homotopy invariant of finite complexes" on page 61 in the penultimate paragraph, Levitt mentions that if one restricts to compact PL $4k$-...
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Are the unwound thin realization and fat realization homotopy equivalent?

This is a question about a theorem (proposition 2) in the article--On the homotopy type of classifying spaces Recall some definitions first: Given a category $\mathcal{C}$ internal in $\...
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Historical and terminological questions about Dan Kan's Ex functor and its relation to the classical case of simplicial complexes

Recall that we may define a functor $\xi:\Delta\to \operatorname{Poset}$ sending a simplex $[n]$ to the set of monotone injections $[k]\hookrightarrow [n]$ for $k\geq 0$ (effectively, $k\leq n$ as ...
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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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Generalization of familiar theorem about singular homology to general model category

I have two questions, the first one is just wether the following statement is true or not? Is there a reference for this? The second question is maybe related, I don't know. But anyway, given $U:\...
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Which spaces are most naturally presented simplicially?

It's often a great technical convenience to know that you can "do homotopy theory" with simplicial sets. But if you really get down to it geometrically, it can be awkward. In general, if I have a CW ...
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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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Does geometric realization commute with passing to the compactly generated topology?

My question is in the title, but here is a more detailed formulation: Let Top be the category of all topological spaces and continuous maps, and let CGTop be the subcategory of compactly generated ...
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Grothendieck - A group as a sheaf over simplicial complexes

In this blog post, Terence Tao gives the following definition of a group. Definition. A group is (identifiable with) a (set-valued) sheaf on the category of simplicial complexes such that the ...
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Homotopy pullback preserving functor

In the paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0101162.pdf, the authors claim during the proof of Prop. 4.2 that a functor $F:A \to B$ which preserves fibrations and weak equivalences preserves homotopy ...
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Is there a higher, “orientalish” version of geometric realisation?

Geometric realisation of simplicial sets can be roughly thought of like this: In some category $\mathcal{C}$, we choose an object for every abstract $n$-simplex. In topological spaces, we would ...
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Trying to understand straightening functor associated to a right fibration of simplicial sets

Let $p:X \to S$ be a right fibration of simplicial sets; one can roughly think of it as some sort of "functor" $S^{op} \to Set_\Delta$ (where $Set_\Delta$ denotes simplicial sets) sending $s \in S$ ...
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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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Any comparison between the category of cubes and its opposite?

To model topological spaces combinatorially, one can use simplicial sets -- or cubical sets. Simplicial sets are defined as presheaves on the simplex category $\Delta$, the category of non-empty ...
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When is the localization of all hypercovers equivalent to that of Čech covers?

In Theorem A.6 of Dugger's paper, it is shown that a few localizations are equivalent to the localization of Čech covers. The Nisnevich localization at all hypercovers is equivalent to the ...
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Does Ex^∞ send homotopy inverse limits of ∞-categories to homotopy inverse limits of spaces

Kan's functor $\operatorname{Ex}^{\infty}$ plays the role of total localization or groupoid completion in the theory of $\infty$-categories; specifically, it can be viewed as the left-adjoint of the ...
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Dowker and neighborhood complexes: reference wanted

Let $R$ be a 0-1 matrix whose rows or columns are maximal. Q1. Is there a name for such a matrix (or, e.g., a corresponding relation)? From 0-1 matrix corresponding to an abstract simplicial ...
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Resolution of Simplicial Commutative Rings

I have just started learning some derived algebraic geometry. I was told that (if $ \mathrm{char}(\mathbb{K})=0 $) using commutative differential graded algebras in negative degree (for short $ \...
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Is composition in a simplicially enriched category always determined by a compatible simplicial tensoring (if such exists)?

Let $C$ be a simplicially enriched category, i.e., there are a collection of objects $ob C$, a simplicial set $map_C(X,Y)$ for $X,Y \in ob C$, composition maps $map_C(Y,Z) \times map_C(X,Y) \to map (...
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Bott-Samelson theorem for simplicial sets

Let $X\in \mathrm{sSet}$ and $FX$ be the Milnor's construction (model for $\Omega\Sigma |X|$) - in each dimension $n$ this is the free group on $X_n$ with one relation $*=1$. I'm interested in $\...
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Test categories applied to Dold-Kan correspondence?

Let's see how this goes, this might be a bit rushed, if you spot any mistakes feel free to correct them. A test category $X$ is a category that can be used in place of the simplex category $\Delta$ to ...
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Item (4) in Lurie's definition of the class of marked anodyne morphisms

I have a question concerning Remark 3.1.1.3 in Lurie's "Higher Topos Theory" about the definition of the class of marked anodyne morphisms. There, it is mentioned that "it suffices to allow $K$ to ...
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Does the fat realization of simplicial spaces commute with finite limits up to homotopy?

I'm willing to work in the category of compactly generated Hausdorff spaces. The ordinary geometric realization of a simplicial space commutes with taking pullbacks and preserves the terminal object, ...
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Uniformly sampling from the set of all simplicial maps

Let $K$ and $L$ be finite simplicial complexes that remain fixed throughout. How does one efficiently sample (according to the uniform distribution) elements from the finite set of simplicial maps ...
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Locally minimal simplicial categories

Given a (fibrant) simplicially enriched category $\mathcal{C}$, I'm interested in the possibility of replacing it with a weakly equivalent one (in Bergner model structure) such that all the mapping ...