Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 14 (2012)

Number 1

Class-combinatorial model categories

Pages: 263 – 280

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2012.v14.n1.a13


Boris Chorny (Department of Mathematics, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon, Israel)

Jiří Rosický (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Masaryk University, Faculty of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic)


We develop an extension of the framework of combinatorial model categories. The category of small presheaves over large indexing categories and ind-categories are the basic examples of non-combinatorial model categories embraced by the new machinery called class-combinatorial model categories.

The definition of the new class of model categories is based on the corresponding extension of the theory of locally presentable and accessible categories developed in the companion paper, where we introduced the concepts of class-locally presentable and class-accessible categories.

In this work we prove that the category of weak equivalences of a nice class-combinatorial model category is class-accessible. Our extension of J. Smith’s localization theorem depends on the verification of a cosolution-set condition. The deepest result is that the (left Bousfield) localization of a class-combinatorial model category with respect to a strongly class-accessible localization functor is class-combinatorial again.


class-cofibrantly generated, model category, localization

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

18G55, 55P60

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