Model categories are categories with three distinguished classes of morphisms: the weak equivalences, the fibrations and the cofibrations. They provide a natural setting for [tag:homotopy-theory] in an arbitrary category, by mimicking the usual properties of (co)fibrations and weak equivalences in ...

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Inequivalent Model Categories

A Model Category is, informally, a category where a "reasonable" notion of homotopy can be developed. I'm curious to know when two model categories are considered equivalent to each other. Thanks for ...
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Cofibrantly generated categories, cardinals, and the Thomason model structure on $\mathbf{Cat}$.

When reading up the general theory of cofibrantly generated model categories, anything related to the small object argument relies on the choice of some cardinal $\lambda$. I.e. we need ...
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Can injective and projective model structures be the same ?

Is there a non trivial example where injective and projective model structures coincide ? By non trivial I mean an example of a functor category on a non discrete base category where I guess ...
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Generalized Reedy model structure

If $\mathcal{R}$ is a generalized Reedy category in the sense of Berger-Moerdijk, one can endow the fonctor category $[\mathcal{R},\mathcal{C}]$ with the generalized Reedy model structure. When is it ...
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Question on the uniqueness of a homotopy colimit up to unique isomorphism

Let me first give an abstract definition of the homotopy colimit. Let $C$ be a cofibrantly generated model category and let $D$ be a small category. There is an adjunction $$ ...
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Coherence between lifts in a model category

I'm afraid that my question won't be specific but I can edit it depending on the reactions I will get. In a functor category $[\mathcal{C},\mathcal{D}]$ (typically a presheaves category) with a model ...
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The definition of a (pseudo-)Dwyer map

I've looked up the definition in Raptis Homotopy Theory of Posets, on the nlab and even Cinskies a classe des morphismes de Dwyer n'est pas stable par rétractes, but none of these make sense to me. ...
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Explicit fibrant replacement

Do you know an explicit fibrant replacement in the injective model structure on a functor category (I'm essentially interested in the case of presheaves of groupoids) ? Best
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Injective model structure

I equip the category of presheaves $[\mathcal{D}^{op},\text{Gpd}]$ with the injective model structure ($\mathcal{D}$ is just any small category). In this structure, weak equivalences and cofibrations ...
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Model structure on sSet

Which is the model structure on $ \text{sSet} $ (category of simplicial sets) that makes $\text{sSet}$ Quillen equivalent to the category $ \text{Cat} $ (of small categories) by the adjunction ...
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Right homotopic maps iff chain homotopic

Assume the model structure on $Ch(R)$ (chain complexes of left modules over the ring $R$) in which fibrations are dimensionwise epimorphisms (i.e. surjections) and weak equivalences are homology ...
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The stable category of modules over quasi-Frobenius ring as a homotopy category

I'm studying homotopical algebra and I'm trying to prove the following fact: If $R$ is a quasi-Frobenius ring (for $R$-modules one has "projective module$\iff$ injective module") then the stable ...
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coproduct of base and fiber is weakly equivalent to total space of a fibration in stable model category

Let $C$ be a proper pointed model category such that for any $X, Y \in C$ the natural morphisms $$QX \coprod QY \to X \coprod Y \to RX \times RY$$ are all weak equivalences (here $Q $ and $R$ are ...
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Does There Exist an Induced Model Strucutre via Ordinary Equivalence?

If $F:\mathcal{M} \to \mathcal{C}$ is an equivalence of categories, and $\mathcal{M}$ is a model category, does $\mathcal{C}$ inherit a model structure from $\mathcal{M}$ via $F$? If not, is there a ...
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minimal fibrations and diagonals

In the Quillen model structure on simplicial sets, if $f:X\to Y$ is a minimal fibration, is the diagonal $\delta:X\to X\times_Y X$ a fibration? Is a fibration $f$ minimal if the diagonal $\delta$ a ...
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The projective model structure on chain complexes

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category with enough projective objects and let $\mathcal{M}$ be the category of chain complexes in $\mathcal{A}$ concentrated in non-negative degrees. Quillen [1967, ...
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2 out of 3 axiom and simplicial sets

Let $i\colon\mathcal W\to\mathcal C$ be the inclusion of a subcategory. Unless I'm mistaken, the 2 out of 3 axiom for $\mathcal W$ to be a category of weak equivalences can be expressed as the ...
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Are cofibrant/fibrant replacements homotopically unique?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a model category in the old sense, i.e. with factorisations that are not necessarily functorial, and let $X$ be an object in $\mathcal{M}$. The category of cofibrant replacements ...
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Are pulation squares “weak equivalences”?

Let $\cal C$ a category where a square is a pullback if and only if it is a pushout. Is there a model structure on $\cal C^\to$ (the category of arrows of $\cal C$) where the class of weak ...
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The two-sided simplicial bar construction is Reedy-cofibrant

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a simplicial model category and let $\mathbb{C}$ be a small category. For a diagram $F : \mathbb{C} \to \mathcal{M}$ and a weight $G : \mathbb{C}^\mathrm{op} \to \mathbf{sSet}$, ...
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How to define the category of model structures of a category?

It is possible to come up with different model structures for a fixed category. Let $\mbox{Models}\left(\mathcal{C}\right)$ be the category of all model structures of $\mathcal{C}$, which has as ...
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Homotopy equivalence of C-modules

A topological leftmodule $_CX$ is a topological functor $C \to Top$ for a Category $C$. A morphism $_CX \to _CY$ of leftmodules is a natural transformation of functors. Now such a morphism is called ...
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Question about Lemma 7.7.1 from Hirschhorn's Model Categories and Their Localizations

The Lemma states the following. Let M be a model category. If $g:X\rightarrow Y$ is a weak equivalence between cofibrant objects in M, then there is a functorial factorization of $g$ as $g=ji$ where ...
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Examples of types of mathematical models

I am a student currently doing a course on modelling and simulation. I came across the classifications of mathematical models and studied that they can classified as static or dynamic, deterministic ...
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Homotopic maps in a directed system induce homotopic maps on colimit?

Let $(A_i,f_i)$ be a directed system of CW-complexes with colimit $A$. Further, let $g_i:A_i\to A_{i+1}$ be maps such that $g_{i+1}f_i=f_{i+1}g_i$ and $f_i\simeq g_i$. This might or might not be the ...
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Problem understanding a proof in Model Categories by Hovey

I have serious problems understanding this proof from the book Model Categories, by Mark Hovey: Here's a list of things I don't understand: He's trying to prove the assertion by contradiction, ...
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Cylinder object in the model category of chain complexes

Let $\text{Ch}⁺(R)$ be the category of non-negative chain complexes of $R$-modules where $R$ is a commutative ring. What is a cylinder object, in the sense of model categories, for a given complex ...
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Closed model categories in the sense of Quillen [1969] vs the modern sense

The modern definition of (closed) model category differs in two ways from Quillen's 1969 definition: Model categories are now required to be complete and cocomplete, whereas Quillen only asked for ...
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Functor between categories with weak equivalance.

A homotopical category is category with a distinguished class of morphism called weak equivalence. A class $W$ of morphisms in $\mathcal{C}$ is a weak equivalence if: All identities are ...
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Homotopy pullback square implies weak equivalence of homotopy fibres

I am quite confused about the following situation: suppose that we have a map $f \colon X \to Y$. Its homotopy fibre is defined as the pullback of the following of diagram: \begin{matrix} Ff & ...
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The empty set in homotopy theoretic terms (as a simplicial set/top. space)

I am currently confused about the empty set in terms of its path components and how this fits into the Quillen adjunction between topological spaces and simplicial sets. Probably, one of my ...
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A fibrant-objects structure on $\bf Top$

One can define (Paragraph 1.5, page 10) a fibrant-object structure on a suitable cartesian closed category of topological spaces $\bf Top$, called the $\pi_0$-fibrant structure: A ...
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A model structure on $\bf Cat$

Define a model structure on $\bf Cat$ by the following rules: A weak equivalence is an equivalence of categories; A cofibration is a functor which is injective on objects; A fibration is a functor ...
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In a model category, is the full subcategory of fibrant objects a reflective subcategory?

I apologize in advance if my question is utterly stupid, but I can't resist asking it. So... Is it true that in a model category ( - for example $\mbox{Set}_\Delta$ with the Joyal model structure - ) ...
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Why does the definition of homotopy cartesian involve factorisations

Setup: A diagram $$\require{AMScd} \begin{CD} X @>>> Y\\ @VVV @VV{f}V\\ U @>>> V \end{CD}$$ in a (proper) model category is called homotopy cartesian if there exists a ...
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Contractible homotopy fibre for CW complexes, categorial construction of the homotopy inverse

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a map of topological spaces. Assume further that the homotopy fibre is contractible. We get a long exact sequence on the homotopy groups and if $X$ and $Y$ are connected $f$ is a ...
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Kan fibrations and surjectivity

I have a basic question on the usual model structure on simplicial sets. What is the relation between being a Kan (trivial maybe ?) fibration and surjectivity ? Surjectivity here means either ...
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Do we implicitly consider model categories to be locally small?

Do we implicitly consider model categories to be locally small? I have the impression (but am not sure) that many references on model categories assume that all the categories are locally small, but ...
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Monomorphisms and fibrations are preserved by pullback

I just came across a strange property of morphisms that are preserved under pullbacks, and it made me wonder. Consider a model category $\mathcal{M}$. Because the fibrations are exactly the maps that ...
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How are injective model structures cofibrantly generated?

I have a question about the injective model structure on functor categories. As background : If $\mathcal{M}$ is a combinatorial model category and $\mathcal{C}$ is a small category, then there are ...
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left inverse to trivial fibration is trivial cofibration

It is claimed that in the model category of simplicial sets (with usual model structure), a trivial fibration $X \to Y$ has a section, which is a trivial cofibration. Now, I see that there is a ...
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Geometric interpretation of injective/projective resolutions?

I understand the geometric interpretation of derived functors, as well as their usefulness in giving a simple, purely algebraic description of cohomology. I also understand how resolutions are used ...
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The Notion of “A Homotopy Theory”

Sometimes (specifically in this case I'm looking at Charles Rezk's "A Model for the Homotopy Theory of Homotopy Theory") it seems that people refer to the homotopy category of a model category as a ...