1. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 321)
|Classifying Spaces for Monoidal Categories Through Geometric Nerves |
The usual constructions of classifying spaces for monoidal categories produce CW-complexes with many cells that, moreover, do not have any proper geometric meaning. However, geometric nerves of monoidal categories are very handy simplicial sets whose simplices have a pleasing geometric description: they are diagrams with the shape of the 2-skeleton of oriented standard simplices. The purpose of this paper is to prove that geometric realizations of geometric nerves are classifying spaces for monoidal categories.
Keywords:monoidal category, pseudo-simplicial category,, simplicial set, classifying space, homotopy type
Categories:18D10, 18G30, 55P15, 55P35, 55U40