double nerve

The *double nerve* of a 2-category $C$ is a bisimplicial set obtained by regarding $C$ as a Cat-enriched category or a Cat-internal category and then applying the ordinary nerve operation to each hom-object category to obtain first a simplicially enriched category and then to apply the obvious nerve operation again to obtain a bisimplicial set.

See for instance page 227 of

- M. Bullejos, E. Faro, V. Blanco,
*A full and faithful nerve for 2-categories*(arXiv)

or page 39 of

- A. Cegarra and J. Remedios,
*The relationship between the diagonal and the bar constructions on a bisimplicial set*Topology and its Applications Volume 153, Issue 1, 1 August 2005, Pages 21–51

Revised on November 17, 2009 20:53:14
by Toby Bartels
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