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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2017

    The entry cofibration is need of some attention. It wasn’t even linked to from codiscrete cofibration, so I’ve remedied that. There’s also Hurewicz cofibration to bring into the fold.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2017

    so then best to add a section with Examples

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2017

    Would it be OK just to dualise the opening to fibration?

    In classical homotopy theory, a fibration p:EBp:E\to B is a continuous function between topological spaces that has a certain lifting property. The most basic property is that given a point eEe\in E and a path [0,1]B[0,1] \to B in BB starting at p(e)p(e), the path can be lifted to a path in EE starting at ee.


    In classical homotopy theory, a cofibration i:ABi:A\to B is a continuous function between topological spaces that has a certain extension property.


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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2017

    If the concept of fibration is specified, then the cofibrations are the maps that have the left lifting property again those fibrations that are also weak equivalences. And conversely, if the cofibrations are pre-specified, then the fibrations are those that have the right lifting property against the cofibrations that are also weak equivalences.

    A classical example of cofibrations in topology are the Hurewicz cofibrations which are defined by a certain homotopy extension property.

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2017

    Classically cofibrations were defined in various ways and the idea was independent (and pre-dated) any ideas from model category speak. Of course, once one has that class of maps one can get a useful class of ‘fibrations’, but the concept does not require that and for instance in any setting having a well behaved cylinder one has a well behaved notion of cofibration, but fibrations are not as easy to describe.

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