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Representation of functions in the simplex category

I am using the following characterization of the simplex category $\Delta$: The objects are finite ordinals and the arrows are weakly monotone functions $f:n\rightarrow m$. $0$ is initial and $1$ is ...
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Where can I find Kan's paper “On c.s.s. categories” from 1957.

Does anyone know how I can find the following article by Daniel Kan: Kan, D. M. On c.s.s. categories Bull. Soc. Math. Mexicana (1957), 82-94. Quillen lists it as a reference in his paper Rational ...
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When are the geometric realisations of two simplicial sets homeomorphic?

I'm given two simplicial sets $X,Y : \Delta^{\operatorname{op}} \to Set$. Of, course, if I study their geometric realisations $\lvert X \rvert$ and $\lvert Y \rvert$, I might find a homeomorphism, or ...
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Is the skeleton-coskeleton adjunction $sSet$-enriched?

Let $n\geq 0$ be an integer. Is the adjunction $$ \mathbf{sk}_k\colon sSet \leftrightarrows sSet\colon\mathbf{cosk}_k $$ of the skeleton and coskeleton an $sSet$-enriched adjunction?
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Boundary of boundary of singular cube is zero (Spivak)

At the bottom of page 99 of M. Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds he arrives at the formula $$\partial (\partial c)=\sum_{i=1}^n \sum_{\alpha=0,1} \sum_{j=1}^{n-1} \sum_{\beta=0,1} ...
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Long exact sequence of homotopy groups $\pi_n$ for a pointed homotopy pullback square

Let \begin{align} A &\to B\\ \downarrow &~~~~~\downarrow\\ C &\to D \end{align} be a homotopy pullback square of pointed simplicial sets. One gets a long exact sequence $$ ...
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Classifying space infinite totally ordered set contractible

Let $(X,\le)$ be a totally ordered set. Regarding it as a category, it has a classifying space $B(X,\le)=|N_\bullet(X,\le)|$. This should be the (possible infinite) simplex with vertices $X$, hence I ...
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Question on the coskeleton functor $\mathbf{coskel}'$ for pointed simplicial sets

There is an abstract construction of the coskeleton functor for simplicial set as follows: Fix an integer $n\geq 0$ and take the inclusion of the full subcategory $i_n\colon\Delta_{\leq ...
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Homology of a simplicial set

Let $X$ be a simplicial set. Define the complex $(C^X_\bullet,D)$ by $$C^X_n=\bigoplus_{X_n} \mathbb{Z}$$ and $$D_n=\sum_{i=0}^n (-1)^i d_i:C_n \to C_{n-1}$$ where the $d_i$'s are the face maps. I ...
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Why is the internal hom of a Kan complex also a Kan complex?

Let $X, Y : \Delta^{op} \to \text{Set}$ be simplicial sets. I've seen it stated that if $Y$ is a Kan complex, then the internal hom $Y^X$ is a Kan complex also. How does one show this?
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What does it mean for a category to be “tensored over” another category?

What does it mean for a category to be "tensored over" another category? I was reading "Stable model categories are categories of modules" by Schwede and Shipley ...
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Proof of Quillen's lemma about minimal fibrations

In Hovey's book $\textit{Model categories}$ (available online here http://www.math.rochester.edu/people/faculty/doug/otherpapers/hovey--model-cats.pdf) one finds the classical result that any ...
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Topological insight on an algebraic theory.

I recently read about the marvelous bar construction. As far as I understand, it is something of a free resolution in an abstract setting. I'm wondering if it can be used to get topological insights ...
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Simplicial Complexes of Graphs notation question

I'm studying Jakob Jonsson's book Simplicial Complexes of Graphs very rigorously and in depth. I've been okay so far with the intensity and notation, but on page Chapter 3, section 2, page 30, I'm ...
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proof of the decomposition of a fibration by a trivial fibration followed by a minimal fibration

In Hovey's book theorem 3.5.9 asserts that any fibration $p:X\rightarrow Y$ can be factored as a trivial fibration followed by a minimal fibration. The proofs begins by defining a set T of simplices ...
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Criterion for projectively cofibrant diagrams?

Let $\mathbf{D}$ be a small category, $\mathbf{Set}$ the category of sets and $\mathbf{sSet}$ the category of simplicial sets with its usual model structure. The category of functors $\mathbf{D}\to ...
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Is the projection from the cyclic nerve to the simplicial nerve a cyclic map?

I’m trying to understand Loday’s proof of Theorem 7.3.11 in “Cyclic Homology” (2nd ed 1998). I have a problem right at the beginning where it says: The projection map $\text{proj}:\Gamma_\bullet G ...
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Kan's loop group construction

I'm looking for a good place to read about the loop group construction $G : \mathbf{sSet_0} \to \mathbf{sGrp}$ taking a reduced simplicial set $X$ and producing a simplicial group $GX$. I would also ...
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$n$-skeleton and the category of finite simplicial complexes

Let $C$ be the category of finite simplicial complexes with simplicial maps. Then I want to define a functor $F : C \rightarrow C_n$, where $C_n$ is the subcategory of $C$ consisting of complexes up ...
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Are levelwise endofunctors of simplicial sets homotopical?

Let $Set$ be the category of sets and $sSet$ the category of simplicial sets (the category of functors from $\mathbb{\Delta}^{op}$ to $Set$). Every functor $F:Set \to Set$ induces a functor ...
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How to intrinsically think about simplicial objects.

It seems that a simplicial set should be thought as a space/thing, with encoded building information. The set of $n$-simplicies is the set of n-dimensional pieces and the boundary and degeneracy maps ...
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Associativity of the tensor product of dendroidal sets

For any smal category $A$, I shall write $\widehat A$ for the category $[A^{\text op}, \mathbf{Set}]$ of presheaves on $A$, and $y_A\colon A \to \widehat A$ for the Yoneda embedding relative to $A$. ...
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homotopy of simplicial maps between infinite complexes

I have such a problem. Let $K,L$ be simplicial complexes, where $K$ is connected, countable and locally finite. In particular we can express $$K=\bigcup_{i=0}^\infty K_i,$$ where $K_0$ is some full ...
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Mapping $X$ to $\text{sk}_2(X)$ while fixing $\text{sk}_1(X)$

UPDATE: The original question can be simplified to this: Given a finite simplicial complex $X$, can I find a continuous $f : X \rightarrow \text{skel}^2(X)$ that fixes $\text{skel}^1(X)$? Basically, ...
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Help identifying two connecting homomorphisms

I'm running into a little trouble with the proof of Proposition 11.1 on page 64 of the first chapter of Goerss and Jardine's book Simplicial Homotopy Theory. Proposition 11.1. Suppose $X$ is a Kan ...
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Restricting a continuous function between simplicial complexes to $2$-skeleton

I have a continuous function $f : X \rightarrow X$, where $X$ is an $8$-dimensional simplicial complex. I want to homotope $f|_{\text{skel}^2(X)} : \text{skel}^2(X) \rightarrow X$ to a function $g : ...
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Proposition 4.2 in Goerss & Jardine's *Simplicial homotopy theory*

I'm having trouble filling in a detail in Goerss and Jardine's book Simplicial homotopy theory. Their Proposition 4.2 claims that two classes of monomorphisms $\mathbf{B}_2\subset\mathbf{B}_3$ in the ...
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cohomology ring of a quotient space

what is the cohomology ring $$ H^*((S^3\times S^3\setminus \{e\})/(a,b)\sim (ab,b^{-1});\mathbb{Z}_2)? $$ Here the unit $e$ and the product $ab$ is of the Lie group $S^3=Sp(1)$.
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cohomology ring of some spaces [closed]

What is the cohomology ring $$ H^*(\mathbb{R}^2\times S^1\setminus (0,1);\mathbb{Z})? $$ $$ H^*(\mathbb{R}^2\times S^3\setminus (0,e);\mathbb{Z})? $$ Here $0=(0,0)\in \mathbb{R}^2$, $1=\exp(i0)\in ...
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Discrete simplicial spaces are fibrant

As the title suggests, I would like to understand why should a discrete simplicial space be fibrant. Let me be more precise. Consider the category $\textbf{sSet}^{\Delta^{op}}$ of simplicial spaces, ...
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(Co)homology of propositional logic

Sorry if this is a rather vague question, but it seemed like something that might be interesting. Let $P$ be a family of propositions, and let $\mathcal L(P)$ be the set of all compound propositions ...
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Contradictory Orientations of Faces in Simplicial Complexes

From what I've read, an orientation of a simplex is an equivalence class of total orders on its vertices, where equivalence means up to even permutation. An orientation on an $n$-simplex induces an ...
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History of the term “anodyne” in homotopy theory

There is a notion of an anodyne morphism (usually of simplicial sets). This type of morphisms is used, for instance, to establish basic properties of quasicategories. But the name is quite mysterious. ...
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Andre-Quillen Homology of the cuspidal curve $k[x,y]/(x^2 - y^3)$

I was wondering if I am in the right track here. Let $A := k[x,y]/(x^2 - y^3)$, the cuspidal curve. Obviously this isn't etale or smooth over $k$ so its cotangent complex is not contractible. Now, I ...
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Relating maximal elements of downsets to minimal elements of the complement

Denote by $\mathcal{P}(S)$ the set of non-empty subsets of a finite $S$. Suppose that $A\subset \mathcal{P}(S)$ is a downset, i.e., every subset $Q$ of any $P\in A$ is also contained in $A$. We can ...
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Bousfield–Kan spectral sequence for homotopy colimits

Let $\mathcal{J}$ be a small category and let $X : \mathcal{J} \to \mathbf{sSet}$ be a diagram. We define its homotopy colimit $\newcommand{\hocolim}{\mathop{\mathrm{ho}{\varinjlim}}}\hocolim X$ ...
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Examples of the Geometric Realization of a Semi-Simplicial Complex

I am reading The Geometric Realization of a Semi-Simplicial Complex by J. Milnor and here are the definitions: I find it difficult to visualize without specific examples. Can anyone help to provide ...
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homeomorphism between a boundary and a sphere

I started another question related to this. Consider $|\Delta^n|:=\{(x_0,..,x_n)\in\mathbb{R}^{n+1}:\sum_{i=0}^n x_i=1, x_i\in[0,1]\;\forall i\}$ the geometric realization of the standard n-simplex ...
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The identity map $\Delta^n \rightarrow \Delta^n$ is a basis for $H_n(\Delta^n, \delta\Delta^n; R)$

Show that the identity map $\Delta^n \rightarrow \Delta^n$ is a basis for $H_n(\Delta^n, \delta\Delta^n; R)$. Here $\Delta^n$ is the n-simplex, and I know $\delta \Delta^n$ denotes its ...
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the 0-th homology of a simplical complex

Let $K$ be an (abstract) simplicial complex. The claim is: $H_0(K;\mathbb{Z})$ is always nonzero. Is this possible to prove it without any "special techniques to computing homology-groups"? ...
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$\sum_{i=0}^n (-1)^i \delta_i(\sum_{j=0}^{n+1} (-1)^j \delta_j) = 0$, given that $\delta_i \delta_j = \delta_{j-1}\delta_i$ whenever $i < j$

$\sum_{i=0}^n (-1)^i \delta_i(\sum_{j=0}^{n+1} (-1)^j \delta_j) = 0$, given that $\delta_i \delta_j = \delta_{j-1}\delta_i$ whenever $i < j$ This problem shows up in the middle of dealing with ...
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Is every finite CW complex is homotopic to simplicial complex?

Is every finite CW complex is homotopy equivalent to a simplicial complex?
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Notation for a functor between comma categories

Suppose we have two categories $D$ and $S$, as well as two functors $K,L:D\to S$ and a natural transformation $\varphi:K\to L$. Given another category $C$ and a functor $Y:C\to S^D$, is there a nice ...
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Difference between two concepts of homotopy for simplicial maps?

I learn from Gelfand and Manin's Methods of Homological Algebra, Exercise 2 for I.4 that two maps $f,g\colon X\to Y$ between simplicial sets $X,Y$ are simply homotopic (maybe usually called simplicial ...
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Why aren't *weak* test categories enough?

Short version : What is the motivation behind the local condition in the definition of a test category ? Why do we want the slice categories $A/a$ to be weak test ? Long version : I start ...
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cells of quotient CW complex

Let $X$ be a CW complex and $Y$ a CW subcomplex. If $X$ has no cell of dimension $n$, for some $n>0$, then $X/Y$ has no cell of dimension $n$. Is it true? Why?
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When may the bar resolution be truncated for calculating $\operatorname{hocolim}$?

Suppose $D$ is a small category and $F\colon D\to sSets$ a functor. I want to calculate the simplicial set $$\operatorname{hocolim}F$$ via the bar construction: $\operatorname{hocolim}F$ is the ...
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Skeletality of a simplicial set $X$ vs. highest degree of a non-degenerate simplex

Let $X$ be a simplicial set with a non-degenetate simplex in degree $n$ and suppose that all simplices in higher degrees are degenerate. Is $X$ an $n$-skeletal simplicial set and not ...
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Right Kan extension along a diagonal functor.

Denote $\newcommand{\simpcat}{\boldsymbol\Delta} \simpcat$ the simplex category (category of finite ordinals with non decreasing maps). The diagonal functor $\delta \colon \simpcat \to ...
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Converting a space to a simplicial set

Given a compact manifold and a Morse function, we obtain a convenient cellular decomposition. But suppose I have a (finite dimensional, possibly singular) space $X$ that is not a manifold and I wish ...