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(eso, fully faithful) factorization system

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Definition

In the 2-topos Cat, the pair of classes of morphisms (essentially surjective functors, fully faithful functors) form a factorization system in a 2-category. This factorization system can also be restricted to the (2,1)-topos Grpd.

In fact, an analogous factorization system exists in any regular 2-category and any (2,1)-exact (2,1)-category, including any Grothendieck 2-topos or (2,1)-topos; see here?.

Properties

Revised on June 19, 2013 18:36:57 by Mike Shulman (108.225.238.190)