strict 2-adjunction

Given strict 2-categories, AA and CC, and strict 2-functors F:ACF:A\to C and U:CAU:C\to A, a strict 2-adjunction is given one of the following two equivalent means:

  • an isomorphism of categories C(Fa,c)A(a,Uc)C(F a,c)\cong A(a,U c) for each object aa in AA and object cc in CC, which is strict 2-natural both in aa and in cc;

  • a strict 2-natural 2-transformations of 2-functors unit η:Id AUF\eta : Id_A \to U F, and counit ϵ:FUId B\epsilon : F U\to Id_B, satisfying the triangle identities strictly.

There are more relaxed forms of 2-adjunctions, namely the pseudoadjunctions and biadjunctions, both of which can be considered for 2-functors of either strict or weak 2-categories.

Created on September 29, 2010 14:52:31 by Zoran Škoda (