nLab HoTT Mini-Course 2016



HoTT Mini-Course at CMU

Marc Bezem, Spring Semester 2016

Place and Time

  • Baker Hall 152
  • Monday and Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30
  • Exercises 13:30 - 15:00
  • Lectures 15:00 -16:30
  • We continue during the Spring break
  • No lectures 23,28,30 March


Recordings and Homework

  • 2 March video
    1. Prove that Eq_A on slide 2 of DTUA.pdf is an equivalence relation for all types A.
    2. Untyped λ\lambda-calculus: maximally reduce (+ 1 2) and (* 3 0).
    3. Maximally reduce (+ 0 x) and (+ x 0). Is there a difference?
  • 7 March video
    1. Let = be Eq_A (slide 2 of DTUA.pdf). Try to prove the groupoid laws on slide 9 of DTUA.pdf (not all are provable, which shows that Leibniz equality is too weak to give types groupoid structure).
    2. Same task as previous, but now with Eq_A from slide 8 of DTUA.pdf (now they are all provable).
    3. Read the Introduction of the HoTT book.
  • 9 March video
    1. Find the term ac on slide 21 of HoTT.pdf.
    2. Do Exercise 1.1 and 1.2 of the HoTT book.
    3. Let Bool be the inductive type with two nullary constructors false: Bool and true: Bool. Formulate formation, introduction, elimination and computation rules for Bool.
    4. Find a term t: U -> U -> Bool -> U such that t A B true = A and t A B false = B, for all A,B: U.
  • 14 March video
    1. Do as many exercises from Chapter 1 of the HoTT book as you can. You can find some solutions in the HoTT library and by running make exercise_solutions.pdf after forking the HoTT book on Github.
  • 16 March (no video due to connectivity problems)
    1. As to Exercises 1.7 and 1.14, give the Σ\Sigma-type SS and prove for all a:Aa:A that (a,refl a)= S(x,p)(a,refl_a) =_S (x,p) for all x:A,p:a= Axx:A, p: a =_A x.
    2. Do Exercises 2.1 - 2.4 in the HoTT book.
  • 21 March video
    1. Do Exercises 2.5 - 2.10 in the HoTT book.
  • 4 April
    1. Do as many of the remaining exercises from Chapter 2 of the HoTT book as you can.
  • 6 April
    1. Investigate the action on paths of the function f:ΣABΣABf : \Sigma A B \to \Sigma A' B' given by g:AAg: A\to A' and h:Πx:A.BxB(gx)h: \Pi x:A. B x \to B' (g x) in the following canonical way: f(a,b)=(ga,hab)f(a,b) = (g a,h a b). (Hint: this is a dependent version of a simpler result for Cartesian products).
    2. Prove that for all x,y:*x,y : * we have (x= *y)1(x=_*y) \simeq \mathbf{1}.

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