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- Discussion Type
- discussion topic(infinity,2)-category
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 8th 2010

added to (infinity,2)-category a section models for the (oo,1)-category of all (oo,2)-categories

I also added (infinity,2)-category and Theta-space to the floating TOC

- Discussion Type
- discussion topic2-fibration at codomain fibration
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Guest
- Comments 3
- Last comment by zskoda
- Last Active Jan 8th 2010

- Comment at codomain fibration about the suggested categorification, Cat^2 --> Cat. I personally don't think we've got to the bottom of what a 2-fibration is, with the possible exception of Igor Bakovic.

David Roberts

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicEilenberg–Mac Lane shenanigans
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by TobyBartels
- Comments 3
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 8th 2010

I've just discovered that, from back in the days before redirects, we have

*two*versions of Eilenberg-Mac Lane space. I have now combined them, by brute force; I'll leave it to Urs to make it look nice.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicuniray group
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 9
- Last comment by zskoda
- Last Active Jan 7th 2010

stubby stub for unitary group

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicdifferential cohomology - nonabelian case
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 4
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 7th 2010

started adding a detailed "Idea" section to the page differential cohomology - nonabelian case on my personal web

currently this consists of the section The classical case of U-principal bundles and revolves around an abstract-nonsense interpretation of the Chern character

so this is in parts to be read as one more contribution in my discussion, elsewhere, with Domenico.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicQuadratic Functions in Geometry, Topology,and M-Theory
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 7th 2010

created reference entry on Quadratic Functions in Geometry, Topology,and M-Theory, the fundamental article on differential cohomology.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicnon-canonical isomorphisms
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Mike Shulman
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Jan 7th 2010

I added some remarks regarding Steve Lack's paper of that name to biproduct and distributive category.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicover quasi-categories
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by domenico_fiorenza
- Comments 5
- Last comment by TobyBartels
- Last Active Jan 6th 2010

- I've modified over quasi-categories in my personal area, upgrading from Hom-Sets to Hom-Spaces (i.e. infinity-categories of morphisms). This seems to simplify a lot the definition, and to make the connection with limits clearer. I'll wait for your comments before moving (in case they are positive) the version from my area to the main lab.

two technical questions:

i) how do i remove a page from my area (that's what I'd do after moving its content on the main lab)

ii) there's a link to over quasi-categories on the page Domenico Fiorenza, but it seems not to work, and I am missing the problem with it

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicrn-Simons gerbe
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 6th 2010

stub for Chern-Simons gerbe

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicSimons-Sullivan structured bundle
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 6th 2010

created Simons-Sullivan structured bundle

eventually I want to move the discussion currently in a subsection at differential K-theory to this entry

- Discussion Type
- discussion topiclifting gerbe
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 6th 2010

quick entry for lifting gerbe

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicmicrobundle
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 2
- Last comment by Tim_Porter
- Last Active Jan 5th 2010

Tim Porter added references to microbundle and I edited the formatting of the entry a bit

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicspace
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 2
- Last comment by zskoda
- Last Active Jan 5th 2010

In search for a more independent existence of the general abstract notes "Notions of Space" that were still bundled in the "talk notes"-page A Survey of Elliptic Cohomology - the derived moduli stack of derived elliptic curves I copied the material to the entry space.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topichomotopy n-type
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 5th 2010

John Baez added a query box to homotopy n-type

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicDifferential Graded (Noncommutative) Algebra of Whitney Forms
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Eric
- Comments 2
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 4th 2010

I am pretty happy with what I just wrote at

Modified Wedge Product (ericforgy)

I proposed the idea years ago, but only now found a voice to express it in way that I think might resonate with others.

Basically, we have differential forms and cochains and maps:

and

that satisfy

<br/>

<br/>

, and

However, one thing that has always bugged me is that these maps do not behave well with products. The wedge product in is graded commutative "on the nose" and the cup product in is not graded commutative "on the nose", but is graded commutative when you pass to cohomology.

The image of is called the space of "Whitney forms" and has been used for decades by engineers in computational physics due to the fact that Whitney forms provide a robust numerical approximation to smooth forms since the exterior derivative commutes with the Whitney map and we get exact conservation laws (cohomology is related to conserved quantities in physics).

One thing that always bugged me about Whitney forms is that they are not closed as an algebra under the ordinary wedge product, i.e. the wedge product of two Whitney forms is not a Whitney form. Motivated by this I proposed a new "modified wedge product" that turned Whitney forms into a graded differential algebra.

Now although in grade 0, Whitney forms commute, Whitney 0-forms and Whitney 1-forms do not commute except in the continuum limit where the modified wedge product converges to the ordinary wedge product and Whitney forms converge to smooth forms.

I think this might be a basis for examining the "cochain problem" John talked about in TWFs Week 288.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a closed algebra of Whitney forms has been written down, although I would not be completely surprised if it is written down in some tome from 100 years ago (which I guess would be hard since it would predate Whitney).

Another nice thing about the differential graded noncommutative algebra of Whitney forms is that they are known to converge to smooth forms with sufficiently nice simplicial refinements (a kind of nice continuum limit) and you have true morphisms from the category of Whitney forms to the category of cochains (or however you want to say it). In other words, I believe the arrow theoretic properties of Whitney forms will be nicer than those of smooth forms.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicnPOV
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Jan 4th 2010

Added section In homotopy theory to nPOV.

This was written to go with this blog discussion. It's meant only as a first draft. Please have a look and improve!

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicregular and exact completion
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Mike Shulman
- Comments 8
- Last comment by Todd_Trimble
- Last Active Jan 4th 2010

Started writing regular and exact completion.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicderivation and Kähler differential
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 6
- Last comment by John Baez
- Last Active Jan 3rd 2010

I expanded derivation a little:

gave the full definition with values in bimodules and added to the examples a tiny little bit on examples for this case.

I think I also corrected a mistake in the original version of the definition: the morphism is of course not required to be a module homomorphism (well, it is, but over the underlying ground ring, not over ).

At Kähler differential I just polished slightly, adding a few words and links in the definition and adding sections. I don't really have time for this derivations/Kähler stuff at the moment. Am hoping that those actively talki9ng about this on the blog will find the time to archive their stable insights at this entry.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicfolk model structure on Cat
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Mike Shulman
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Jan 1st 2010

I started writing folk model structure on Cat with an explicit summary of the construction, and a description of how it can be modified to work if you assume only COSHEP. I feel like there should also be a "dual" model structure assuming some other weakening of choice, in which all categories are cofibrant and the fibrant objects are the "stacks", but I haven't yet been able to make it come out right.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topic[[weak factorization system on Set]]
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by TobyBartels
- Comments 1
- Last comment by TobyBartels
- Last Active Jan 1st 2010

Mike Shulman wrote weak factorization system on Set, which is very nice.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicanafunctors
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Mike Shulman
- Comments 1
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Jan 1st 2010

Motivated by this question on MO, created weak factorization system on Set and added some comments about size questions to anafunctor.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topictopos
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 2
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Dec 30th 2009

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicoo-Lie differentiation and integration
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 4
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Dec 30th 2009

expanded the Idea-section at schreiber:oo-Lie differentiation and integration and polished the section of oo-Lie diffeentiation somewhat, following the blog discussion here

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicThose evil †-categories
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by TobyBartels
- Comments 5
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Dec 30th 2009

Discussion has spilt from the

`categories`

mailing list into evil.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicQuestion on Grothendieck fibrations.
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by TobyBartels
- Comments 2
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Dec 30th 2009

Sridhar Ramesh has one at Grothendieck fibration.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topiccellular set
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by zskoda
- Comments 5
- Last comment by TobyBartels
- Last Active Dec 30th 2009

cellular set, mainly references for now

BTW, Does anybody have a file or scan of Joyal's original 1997 article ?

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicGrothendieck fibration+topological K-theory
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Guest
- Comments 6
- Last comment by domenico_fiorenza
- Last Active Dec 28th 2009

- At Grothendieck fibration I wonder if we can make the definition less evil than the non-evil version there, with applications to Dold fibrations. Also the insertion of a necessary adjective at topological K-theory.

-David Roberts

- Discussion Type
- discussion topiccodomain stacks
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Mike Shulman
- Comments 2
- Last comment by Urs
- Last Active Dec 28th 2009

Added comments to regular category, exact category, coherent category, and pretopos about under precisely what conditions the codomain fibration is a stack for the relevant Grothendieck topology. Also added some thoughts about "pre-lextensive categories" to extensive category.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicAlgebraic categories
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by TobyBartels
- Comments 14
- Last comment by Mike Shulman
- Last Active Dec 24th 2009

I started algebraic category, with a note also at monadic adjunction.

- Discussion Type
- discussion topicoo-limits - contents
- Category Latest Changes
- Started by Urs
- Comments 2
- Last comment by TobyBartels
- Last Active Dec 24th 2009

created infinity-limits - contents and added it as a toc to relevant entries

(maybe I shoulod have titled the page differently, but it doesn't matter much for a toc)