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On Yetter’s invariant and an extension of the DijkgraafWitten invariant to categorical groups
 Theory Appl. Categ
"... We give an interpretation of Yetter’s Invariant of manifolds M in terms of the homotopy type of the function space TOP(M,B(G)), where G is a crossed module and B(G) is its classifying space. From this formulation, there follows that Yetter’s invariant depends only on the homotopy type of M, and the ..."
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We give an interpretation of Yetter’s Invariant of manifolds M in terms of the homotopy type of the function space TOP(M,B(G)), where G is a crossed module and B(G) is its classifying space. From this formulation, there follows that Yetter’s invariant depends only on the homotopy type of M, and the weak homotopy type of the crossed module G. We use this interpretation to define a twisting of Yetter’s Invariant by cohomology classes of crossed modules, defined
Rate distortion manifolds as model spaces for cognitive information
 In preparation
, 2007
"... The rate distortion manifold is considered as a carrier for elements of the theory of information proposed by C. E. Shannon combined with the semantic precepts of F. Dretske’s theory of communication. This type of information space was suggested by R. Wallace as a possible geometric–topological desc ..."
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The rate distortion manifold is considered as a carrier for elements of the theory of information proposed by C. E. Shannon combined with the semantic precepts of F. Dretske’s theory of communication. This type of information space was suggested by R. Wallace as a possible geometric–topological descriptive model for incorporating a dynamic information based treatment of the Global Workspace theory of B. Baars. We outline a more formal mathematical description for this class of information space and further clarify its structural content and overall interpretation within prospectively a broad range of cognitive situations that apply to individuals, human institutions, distributed cognition and massively parallel intelligent machine design. Povzetek: Predstavljena je formalna definicija prostora za opisovanje kognitivnih procesov. 1
Group objects and internal categories
, 2002
"... ABSTRACT. Algebraic structures such as monoids, groups, and categories can be formulated within a category using commutative diagrams. In many common categories these reduce to familiar cases. In particular, group objects in Grp are abelian groups, while internal categories in Grp are equivalent bot ..."
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ABSTRACT. Algebraic structures such as monoids, groups, and categories can be formulated within a category using commutative diagrams. In many common categories these reduce to familiar cases. In particular, group objects in Grp are abelian groups, while internal categories in Grp are equivalent both to group objects in Cat and to crossed modules of groups. In this exposition we give an elementary introduction to some of the key concepts in this area. This expository essay was written in the winter of 19992000, early in the course of my PhD research, and has since been updated with supplementary references. I hope you will find it useful. I am indebted to my supervisor, Professor Tim Porter, for his help in preparing this article. 1. GROUPS WITHIN A CATEGORY Let C be a category with finite products. For this it is necessary and sufficient that C have pairwise products (i.e. for any 2 objects C, D ∈ Ob(C), there is a product C × D) and a terminal object, which we shall denote by 1. Examples of suitable categories include Set, Grp, Top and Ab. Let G be an object of C. Then G × G is also an object of C. Suppose we can find a morphism m: G × G → G such that the diagram G × G × G idG×m
Homotopy algebras for operads
"... We present a definition of homotopy algebra for an operad, and explore its consequences. The paper should be accessible to topologists, category theorists, and anyone acquainted with operads. After a review of operads and monoidal categories, the definition of homotopy algebra is given. Specifically ..."
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We present a definition of homotopy algebra for an operad, and explore its consequences. The paper should be accessible to topologists, category theorists, and anyone acquainted with operads. After a review of operads and monoidal categories, the definition of homotopy algebra is given. Specifically, suppose that M is a monoidal category in which it makes sense to talk about algebras for some operad P. Then our definition says what a homotopy Palgebra in M is, provided only that some of the morphisms in M have been marked out as ‘homotopy equivalences’. The bulk of the paper consists of examples of homotopy algebras. We show that any loop space is a homotopy monoid, and, in fact, that any nfold loop space is an nfold homotopy monoid in an appropriate sense. We try to compare weakened algebraic structures such as A∞spaces, A∞algebras and nonstrict monoidal categories to our homotopy algebras, with varying degrees of success. We also prove results on ‘change of base’, e.g. that the classifying space of a homotopy monoidal category is a homotopy topological monoid. Finally, we
Crossed complexes, and free crossed resolutions for amalgamated sums and HNNextensions of groups
 Georgian Math. J
, 1999
"... Dedicated to Hvedri Inassaridze for his 70th birthday The category of crossed complexes gives an algebraic model of CWcomplexes and cellular maps. Free crossed resolutions of groups contain information on a presentation of the group as well as higher homological information. We relate this to the p ..."
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Dedicated to Hvedri Inassaridze for his 70th birthday The category of crossed complexes gives an algebraic model of CWcomplexes and cellular maps. Free crossed resolutions of groups contain information on a presentation of the group as well as higher homological information. We relate this to the problem of calculating nonabelian extensions. We show how the strong properties of this category allow for the computation of free crossed resolutions for amalgamated sums and HNNextensions of groups, and so obtain computations of higher homotopical syzygies in these cases. 1
EXACT SEQUENCES OF FIBRATIONS OF CROSSED COMPLEXES, HOMOTOPY CLASSIFICATION OF MAPS, AND NONABELIAN EXTENSIONS OF GROUPS
"... The classifying space of a crossed complex generalises the construction of EilenbergMac Lane spaces. We show how the theory of fibrations of crossed complexes allows the analysis of homotopy classes of maps from a free crossed complex to such a classifying space. This gives results on the homotopy ..."
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The classifying space of a crossed complex generalises the construction of EilenbergMac Lane spaces. We show how the theory of fibrations of crossed complexes allows the analysis of homotopy classes of maps from a free crossed complex to such a classifying space. This gives results on the homotopy classification of maps from a CWcomplex to the classifying space of a crossed module and also, more generally, of a crossed complex whose homotopy groups vanish in dimensions between 1 and n. The results are analogous to those for the obstruction to an abstract kernel in group extension theory.
LOCALIZATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF QUANTUM COSET SPACES
, 2003
"... Viewing comodule algebras as the noncommutative analogues of affine varieties with affine group actions, we propose rudiments of a localization approach to nonaffine Hopf algebraic quotients of noncommutative affine varieties corresponding to comodule algebras. After reviewing basic background on n ..."
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Viewing comodule algebras as the noncommutative analogues of affine varieties with affine group actions, we propose rudiments of a localization approach to nonaffine Hopf algebraic quotients of noncommutative affine varieties corresponding to comodule algebras. After reviewing basic background on noncommutative localizations, we introduce localizations compatible with coactions. Coinvariants of these localized coactions give local information about quotients. We define Zariski locally trivial quantum group algebraic principal and associated bundles. Compatible localizations induce localizations on the categories of Hopf modules. Their interplay with the functor of taking coinvariants and its left adjoint is stressed out. Using localization approach, we constructed a natural class of examples of quantum coset spaces, related to the quantum flag varieties of type A of other authors. Noncommutative Gauss decomposition via quasideterminants reveals a new structure in noncommutative matrix bialgebras. In the quantum case, calculations with quantum minors yield the structure theorems. Notation. Ground field is k and we assume it is of characteristic zero. If we deal just with one kHopf algebra, say B, the comultiplication is ∆ : B → B ⊗ B, unit map η: k → B, counit ǫ: B → k, multiplication µ: B ⊗ B → B, and antipode (coinverse) is
Higher homotopy operations and cohomology
"... Abstract. We explain how higher homotopy operations, defined topologically, may be identified under mild assumptions with (the last of) the DwyerKanSmith cohomological obstructions to rectifying homotopycommutative diagrams. ..."
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Abstract. We explain how higher homotopy operations, defined topologically, may be identified under mild assumptions with (the last of) the DwyerKanSmith cohomological obstructions to rectifying homotopycommutative diagrams.
NORMALISATION FOR THE FUNDAMENTAL CROSSED COMPLEX OF A SIMPLICIAL SET
, 2007
"... Crossed complexes are shown to have an algebra sufficiently rich to model the geometric inductive definition of simplices, and so to give a purely algebraic proof of the Homotopy Addition Lemma (HAL) for the boundary of a simplex. This leads to the fundamental crossed complex of a simplicial set. Th ..."
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Crossed complexes are shown to have an algebra sufficiently rich to model the geometric inductive definition of simplices, and so to give a purely algebraic proof of the Homotopy Addition Lemma (HAL) for the boundary of a simplex. This leads to the fundamental crossed complex of a simplicial set. The main result is a normalisation theorem for this fundamental crossed complex, analogous to the usual theorem for simplicial abelian groups, but more complicated to set up and prove, because of the complications of the HAL and of the notion of homotopies for crossed complexes. We start with some historical background, and give a survey of the required basic facts on crossed complexes.
Crossed complexes, free crossed resolutions and graph products of groups’, (submitted
"... The category of crossed complexes gives an algebraic model of CWcomplexes and cellular maps. Free crossed resolutions of groups contain information on a presentation of the group as well as higher homological information. We relate this to the problem of calculating nonabelian extensions. We show ..."
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The category of crossed complexes gives an algebraic model of CWcomplexes and cellular maps. Free crossed resolutions of groups contain information on a presentation of the group as well as higher homological information. We relate this to the problem of calculating nonabelian extensions. We show how the strong properties of this category allow for the computation of free crossed resolutions of graph products of groups, and so obtain computations of higher homotopical syzygies in this case. 1