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Decomposition of the Q endomorphisms #

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In this file, we obtain a lemma decomposition_Q which expresses explicitly the projection (Q q).f (n+1) : X _[n+1] ⟶ X _[n+1] (X : simplicial_object C with C a preadditive category) as a sum of terms which are postcompositions with degeneracies.

(TODO @joelriou: when C is abelian, define the degenerate subcomplex of the alternating face map complex of X and show that it is a complement to the normalized Moore complex.)

Then, we introduce an ad hoc structure morph_components X n Z which can be used in order to define morphisms X _[n+1] ⟶ Z using the decomposition provided by decomposition_Q. This shall play a critical role in the proof that the functor N₁ : simplicial_object C ⥤ karoubi (chain_complex C ℕ)) reflects isomorphisms.

(See equivalence.lean for the general strategy of proof of the Dold-Kan equivalence.)

In each positive degree, this lemma decomposes the idempotent endomorphism Q q as a sum of morphisms which are postcompositions with suitable degeneracies. As Q q is the complement projection to P q, this implies that in the case of simplicial abelian groups, any $(n+1)$-simplex $x$ can be decomposed as $x = x' + \sum (i=0}^{q-1} σ_{n-i}(y_i)$ where $x'$ is in the image of P q and the $y_i$ are in degree $n$.

@[nolint, ext]

The structure morph_components is an ad hoc structure that is used in the proof that N₁ : simplicial_object C ⥤ karoubi (chain_complex C ℕ)) reflects isomorphisms. The fields are the data that are needed in order to construct a morphism X _[n+1] ⟶ Z (see φ) using the decomposition of the identity given by decomposition_Q n (n+1).

Instances for algebraic_topology.dold_kan.morph_components
  • algebraic_topology.dold_kan.morph_components.has_sizeof_inst

The morphism X _[n+1] ⟶ Z associated to f : morph_components X n Z.


the canonical morph_components whose associated morphism is the identity (see F_id) thanks to decomposition_Q n (n+1)


A morph_components can be postcomposed with a morphism.


A morph_components can be precomposed with a morphism of simplicial objects.