Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 5 (2003)

Number 1

Weak (co)fibrations in categories of (co)fibrant objects

Pages: 345 – 386

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2003.v5.n1.a15

Authors

R. W. Kieboom (Vakgroep Wiskunde, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium)

G. Sonck (Vakgroep Wiskunde, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium)

T. Van der Linden (Vakgroep Wiskunde, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium)

P. J. Witbooi (Department of Mathematics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa)

Abstract

We introduce a fibre homotopy relation for maps in a category of cofibrant objects equipped with a choice of cylinder objects. Weak fibrations are defined to be those morphisms having the weak right lifting property with respect to weak equivalences. We prove a version of Dold’s fibre homotopy equivalence theorem and give a number of examples of weak fibrations. If the category of cofibrant objects comes from a model category, we compare fibrations and weak fibrations, and we compare our fibre homotopy relation, which is defined in terms of left homotopies and cylinders, with the fibre homotopy relation defined in terms of right homotopies and path objects. We also dualize our notion of weak fibration in a category of cofibrant objects to a notion of weak cofibration in a category of fibrant objects, and give examples of these weak cofibrations. A section is devoted to the case of chain complexes in an abelian category.

Keywords

category of cofibrant objects, fibre homotopy, mapping cylinder, model category, weak fibration

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

18Dxx, 18G55, 55Rxx

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