Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Adding inverses to diagrams encoding algebraic structures

Julia E. Bergner

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We modify a previous result, which showed that certain diagrams of spaces are essentially simplicial monoids, to construct diagrams of spaces which model simplicial groups. Furthermore, we show that these diagrams can be generalized to models for Segal groupoids. We then modify Segal's model for simplicial abelian monoids in such a way that it becomes a model for simplicial abelian groups

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Homology Homotopy Appl., Volume 10, Number 2 (2008), 149-174.

First available in Project Euclid: 1 September 2009

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Primary: 55U10: Simplicial sets and complexes 18B40: Groupoids, semigroupoids, semigroups, groups (viewed as categories) [See also 20Axx, 20L05, 20Mxx] 18C10: Theories (e.g. algebraic theories), structure, and semantics [See also 03G30] 55P35: Loop spaces

Simplicial groups Segal groupoids diagram categories


Bergner, Julia E. Adding inverses to diagrams encoding algebraic structures. Homology Homotopy Appl. 10 (2008), no. 2, 149--174. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.hha/1251811071

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  • See: Julia E. Bergner. Adding inverses to diagrams II: Invertible homotopy theories are spaces. Homology Homotopy Appl. Volume 10, Number 2 (2008), 175-193.
  • See: Julia E. Bergner. Erratum to "Adding inverses to diagrams encoding algebraic structures" and "Adding inverses to diagrams II: Invertible homotopy theories are spaces". Homology Homotopy Appl. Volume 14, Number 1 (2012), 287-291.