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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2018

    I toiuched the formatting and the hyperlinking of the paragraphs on compatibility of limits with other universal constructions.

    Merged the previous tiny subsections on this to a single one, now Compatibility with universal constructions.

    added the hyperlink to the stand-alone entry adjoints preserve (co-)limits.

    Will create an analogous stand-alone entry for limits commute with limits.

    diff, v69, current

  1. Linked “classifying space” page.


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    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorAlec Rhea
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2019

    cleaned up definition for arbitrary categories

    diff, v71, current

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2021

    Redirect: limit functor.

    diff, v76, current

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2021

    Added the original reference that defined limits. Truly bizarre that after 75 revisions this article does not have a single reference.

    diff, v77, current

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    • CommentAuthorRichard Williamson
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2021
    • (edited Mar 30th 2021)

    I find that paper of Kan amazing. Out of the blue, these fundamental and extraordinarily deep concepts of category theory are presented clearly as if on a tablet handed down by a God. I think that there must have been some background to the paper; in places, Kan’s wording suggests to me that the terminology might not be his (perhaps Eilenberg’s?). Thus the concepts may have to some extent have been extant. It would be a great job for a historian of mathematics to try to understand where the ideas came from.

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    • CommentAuthorvarkor
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2022

    Added reference for the fact limits can be constructed from products and equalisers.

    diff, v82, current

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    • CommentAuthorvarkor
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2022

    Added reference that limits can be constructed from products and equalisers of reflexive pairs.

    diff, v82, current

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorvarkor
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2022

    Added reference for the fact limits can be constructed from products and equalisers.

    My understanding is that this result is also contained in Eckmann–Hilton’s Group-like structures in general categories II equalizers, limits, lengths, but I haven’t had time to check where yet, and Maranda’s paper is prior.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2023

    added pointer to:

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    • CommentAuthorvarkor
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2023

    Add the example of a limit of a diagram whose domain has an initial object.

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    • CommentAuthorBryceClarke
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2024

    Added thesis of Ernest Manes as an earlier reference for the sufficiency of reflexive pairs to construct all limits.

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    • CommentAuthorvarkor
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2024

    Remove extraneous “other”.

    diff, v89, current