nLab filtered homotopy colimit



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homotopy colimits of filtered diagrams



In a combinatorial model category, for every sufficiently large regular cardinal κ\kappa the following holds:

This appears as (Dugger 00, prop 7.3).


The point is to choose κ\kappa such that all domains and codomains of the generating cofibrations are κ\kappa-compact object. This is possible since by assumption that CC is a locally presentable category all its objects are small objects, hence each a λ\lambda-compact object for some cardinal λ\lambda. Take κ\kappa to be the maximum of these.

Let F,G:JCF, G : J \to C be κ\kappa-filtered diagrams in CC and FGF \to G a natural transformation that is degreewise a weak equivalence. Using the functorial factorization provided by the small object argument this may be factored as FHGF \to H \to G where the first transformation is objectwise an acyclic cofibration and the second objectwise an acyclic fibration, and by functoriality of the factorization this sits over a factorization

lim Flim Hlim G. \lim_\to F \stackrel{\simeq}{\hookrightarrow} \lim_\to H \stackrel{}{\to}\lim_\to G \,.

It remains to show that the second morphism is a weak equivalence. But by our factorization and by 2-out-of-3 applied to our componentwise weak equivalences, we have that all its components H(j)G(j)H(j) \to G(j) are acyclic fibrations.

At small object it is described in detail how κ\kappa-smallness of an object XX implies that morphisms from XX into a κ\kappa-filtered colimit lift to some component of the colimit

H(j1) H(j) H(j+1) f^ X f lim H. \array{ \cdots&\to&H(j-1) &\to& H(j) &\to& H(j+1) &\to& \cdots \\ &&&{}^{\mathllap{\exists \hat f}}\nearrow&\downarrow & \swarrow \\ &&X& \stackrel{\forall f}{\to} &\lim_\to H } \,.

So given a diagram

X lim H I Y lim G \array{ X &\to& \lim_\to H \\ \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\in I}} && \downarrow \\ Y &\to& \lim_\to G }

we are guaranteed, by the κ\kappa-smallness of XX and YY that we established above, a lift

X H(j) lim H I rlp(I) Y G(j) lim G \array{ X &\to& H(j) &\to& \lim_\to H \\ \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\in I}} && \downarrow^{\in \mathrlap{\in rlp(I)}} && \downarrow \\ Y &\to& G(j) &\to& \lim_\to G }

into some component at jJj \in J and hence a lift

X H(j) lim H I rlp(I) Y G(j) lim G. \array{ X &\to& H(j) &\to& \lim_\to H \\ \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\in I}} & \nearrow & \downarrow^{\in \mathrlap{\in rlp(I)}} && \downarrow \\ Y &\to& G(j) &\to& \lim_\to G } \,.

Thereby lim Hlim G\lim_\to H \to \lim_\to G is in rlp(I)Wrlp(I) \subset W.


In the situation of prop , since finite homotopy limits are given, after fibrant resolution, by finite limits, it follows from the ordinary commutativity of filtered colimits with finite limits that also filtered homotopy colimits commute with finite homotopy limits.


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