Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 9 (2007)

Number 1

Notes on 2-groupoids, 2-groups and crossed modules

Pages: 75 – 106

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2007.v9.n1.a3

Author

Behrang Noohi (Mathematics Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl., U.S.A.)

Abstract

This paper contains some basic results on 2-groupoids, with special emphasis on computing derived mapping 2-groupoids between 2-groupoids and proving their invariance under strictification. Some of the results proven here are presumably folklore (but do not appear in the literature to the autho’'s knowledge) and some of the results seem to be new. The main technical tool used throughout the paper is the Quillen model structure on the category of 2-groupoids introduced by Moerdijk and Svensson.

Keywords

homology; homotopy; 2-group; 2-groupoid; crossed module; 2-type; lax 2-functors; weak 2-functors

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

18D05, 18G50, 55U40

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