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Pasting Schemes for the Monoidal Biclosed Structure on ωCat
, 1995
"... Using the theory of pasting presentations, developed in chapter 2, I give a detailed description of the tensor product on ωcategories, which extends Gray's tensor product on 2categories and which is closely related to BrownHiggins's tensor product on ωgroupoids. Immediate consequences ..."
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Using the theory of pasting presentations, developed in chapter 2, I give a detailed description of the tensor product on ωcategories, which extends Gray's tensor product on 2categories and which is closely related to BrownHiggins's tensor product on ωgroupoids. Immediate consequences are a general and uniform definition of higher dimensional lax natural transformations, and a nice and transparent description of the corresponding internal homs. Further consequences will be in the development of a theory for weak ncategories, since both tensor products and lax structures are crucial in this.
CLASSIFYING SPACES FOR BRAIDED MONOIDAL CATEGORIES AND LAX DIAGRAMS OF BICATEGORIES
, 907
"... Abstract. This work contributes to clarifying several relationships between certain higher categorical structures and the homotopy type of their classifying spaces. Bicategories (in particular monoidal categories) have well understood simple geometric realizations, and we here deal with homotopy typ ..."
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Abstract. This work contributes to clarifying several relationships between certain higher categorical structures and the homotopy type of their classifying spaces. Bicategories (in particular monoidal categories) have well understood simple geometric realizations, and we here deal with homotopy types represented by lax diagrams of bicategories, that is, lax functors to the tricategory of bicategories. In this paper, it is proven that, when a certain bicategorical Grothendieck construction is performed on a lax diagram of bicategories, then the classifying space of the resulting bicategory can be thought of as the homotopy colimit of the classifying spaces of the bicategories that arise from the initial input data given by the lax diagram. This result is applied to produce bicategories whose classifying space has a double loop space with
Pasting Presentations for OmegaCategories
, 1995
"... The pasting theorem showed that pasting schemes are useful in studying free !categories. It was thought that their inflexibility with respect to composition and identities prohibited wider use. This is not the case: there is a way of dealing with identities which makes it possible to describe !ca ..."
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The pasting theorem showed that pasting schemes are useful in studying free !categories. It was thought that their inflexibility with respect to composition and identities prohibited wider use. This is not the case: there is a way of dealing with identities which makes it possible to describe !categories in terms of generating pasting schemes and relations between generated pastings, i.e., with pasting presentations. In this chapter I develop the necessary machinery for this. The main result, that the !category generated by a pasting presentation is universal with respect to respectable families of realizations, is a generalization of the pasting theorem. Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Pasting schemes according to Johnson 4 2.1 Graded sets : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 2.2 !categories : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 5 2.3 Pasting schemes : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 6 2.4 The pasting theorem : : ...