# nLab fibred functor

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### Context

#### Fibred category theory

fibred category theory

## Theorems

• fibred Yoneda lemma?
• iterated fibrations?

category theory

# Contents

## Idea

Fibred functors are morphisms between fibred categories. They are 1-cells in the 2-category $\mathbf{Fib}$.

## Definition

A fibred functor between fibred categories $p:\mathcal{E} \to \mathcal{B}$ and $p':\mathcal{E}' \to \mathcal{B}'$ is a pair of functors $F_0:\mathcal{B} \to \mathcal{B}'$ and $F_1:\mathcal{E} \to \mathcal{E}'$ such that the following commutes: and such that $F_1$ preserve cartesian morphisms.

Symbolically, preserving cartesian morphisms means that for each $E:\mathcal{E}$ and $f:B \to p(E)$ morphism in the base, we have $F_0(f)^*E \cong F_1(f^*E)$, where $(-)^*$ denotes reindexing.

###### Remark

When $F_0$ is the identity we recover the notion of morphism between fibrations over the same base (which are the 1-cells in $\mathbf{Fib}(\mathcal{B})$). In that case, $F_1$ induces a family of functors between fibers over the same object in the base.

## For cloven fibrations

If $p$ and $p'$ are assumed to be cloven fibrations, then a (cloven) fibred functor between them is assumed to preserve the cleavage, i.e. the choice of cartesian lifts.

## Properties

The total category of a fibration supports a factorization system whose left class is comprised of vertical maps (those projecting to an isomorphism) and whose right class are cartesian maps. Fibred functors, by definition, only support the latter, because vertical maps are supported by square of functors in general:

###### Proposition

Consider a commutative square of functors: Then $F_1$ sends $p$-vertical maps to $p'$-vertical maps.

###### Proof

Let $\varphi:D \to E$ be a vertical map in $\mathcal{E}$, meaning $p(\varphi) = 1_{B}$, where $B=p(D)=p(E)$. Then $F_1(\varphi) : F_1(D) \to F_1(E)$ is a 1-cell over $p'(F_1\varphi) = F_0(p(\varphi)) = 1_{F_0B}$.

Thus fibred functors preserve the vertical-cartesian factorization of maps.