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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2012

    I have finally split off dependent sum from dependent product. And added a few more paragraphs.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2014

    Added a section Relation to some limits with the remarks that dependent sum to the points preserves fiber products and that the naturality squares of the unit are pullbacks.

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2017

    Is that a little confusing at dependent sum to have it be left adjoint to base change for any f:AIf:A \to I, then later consider only terminal maps?

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2018

    Returning to my comment in #3, do type theorists use the terms dependent sum (or pair) and dependent product for adjoints to base change for general f:ABf: A \to B, or only for terminal maps?

    Does anyone know the history of this? When did Martin-Löf first talk about dependent sum/product? Would he use the terms in the more general sense?

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    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2018

    I don’t know the history. In general, dependent sum/product are used in type theory for syntax that corresponds to adjoints to base change along a display map (i.e. to a map with terminal codomain, but in an arbitrary context). But since every map is isomorphic (in extensional type theory) or equivalent (in homotopy type theory) to a display map, in category theory we tend to use the words for adjoints to base change along an arbitrary map.

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    • CommentAuthorHurkyl
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2021

    Added the relevant construction for infinity categories.

    diff, v16, current

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorperezl.alonso
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2024


    • Peter Bonart. Towards a General Theory of Dependent Sums (2024). (arXiv:2404.08139).

    diff, v18, current

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2024

    On first inspection, this Bonart article is not directly about what’s covered on this page.

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2024
    • (edited Apr 15th 2024)

    added warning to the Idea-section that “sum” in “dependent sum” is really referring to coproducts

    and added a warning before the reference to Bonart

    diff, v19, current