TY - UNPB

T1 - Cauchy Completeness, Lax Epimorphisms and Effective Descent for Split Fibrations

AU - Lucatelli Nunes, Fernando

AU - Prezado, Rui

AU - Sousa, Lurdes

PY - 2022/10/21

Y1 - 2022/10/21

N2 - For any suitable base category $\mathcal{V} $, we find that $\mathcal{V} $-fully faithful lax epimorphisms in $\mathcal{V} $-$\mathsf{Cat} $ are precisely those $\mathcal{V}$-functors $F \colon \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ whose induced $\mathcal{V} $-functors $\mathsf{Cauchy} F \colon \mathsf{Cauchy} \mathcal{A} \to \mathsf{Cauchy} \mathcal{B} $ between the Cauchy completions are equivalences. For the case $\mathcal{V} = \mathsf{Set} $, this is equivalent to requiring that the induced functor $\mathsf{CAT} \left( F,\mathsf{Cat}\right) $ between the categories of split (op)fibrations is an equivalence. By reducing the study of effective descent functors with respect to the indexed category of split (op)fibrations $\mathcal{F}$ to the study of the codescent factorization, we find that these observations on fully faithful lax epimorphisms provide us with a characterization of (effective) $\mathcal{F}$-descent morphisms in the category of small categories $\mathcal{Cat}$; namely, we find that they are precisely the (effective) descent morphisms with respect to the indexed categories of discrete opfibrations -- previously studied by Sobral. We include some comments on the Beck-Chevalley condition and future work.

AB - For any suitable base category $\mathcal{V} $, we find that $\mathcal{V} $-fully faithful lax epimorphisms in $\mathcal{V} $-$\mathsf{Cat} $ are precisely those $\mathcal{V}$-functors $F \colon \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ whose induced $\mathcal{V} $-functors $\mathsf{Cauchy} F \colon \mathsf{Cauchy} \mathcal{A} \to \mathsf{Cauchy} \mathcal{B} $ between the Cauchy completions are equivalences. For the case $\mathcal{V} = \mathsf{Set} $, this is equivalent to requiring that the induced functor $\mathsf{CAT} \left( F,\mathsf{Cat}\right) $ between the categories of split (op)fibrations is an equivalence. By reducing the study of effective descent functors with respect to the indexed category of split (op)fibrations $\mathcal{F}$ to the study of the codescent factorization, we find that these observations on fully faithful lax epimorphisms provide us with a characterization of (effective) $\mathcal{F}$-descent morphisms in the category of small categories $\mathcal{Cat}$; namely, we find that they are precisely the (effective) descent morphisms with respect to the indexed categories of discrete opfibrations -- previously studied by Sobral. We include some comments on the Beck-Chevalley condition and future work.

U2 - 10.48550/ARXIV.2210.12021

DO - 10.48550/ARXIV.2210.12021

M3 - Preprint

SP - 1

EP - 8

BT - Cauchy Completeness, Lax Epimorphisms and Effective Descent for Split Fibrations

PB - arXiv

ER -