nLab cospectrum




The concept of a cospectrum is the formal dual to the concept of a (sequential) spectrum object. Where a sequential spectrum is a sequence of objects (X n)(X_n) equipped with a sequence of morphisms of the form ΣX nX n+1\Sigma X_n \to X_{n+1} (for Σ\Sigma a reduced suspension operation), a cospectrum is such a sequence of objects, but with the direction of the structure maps reversed: X n+1ΣX nX_{n+1} \to \Sigma X_{n}.


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