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category_theory.connected_components

Connected components of a category #

Defines a type connected_components J indexing the connected components of a category, and the full subcategories giving each connected component: component j : Type u₁. We show that each component j is in fact connected.

We show every category can be expressed as a disjoint union of its connected components, in particular decomposed J is the category (definitionally) given by the sigma-type of the connected components of J, and it is shown that this is equivalent to J.

This type indexes the connected components of the category J.

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Instances for category_theory.connected_components

Given an index for a connected component, produce the actual component as a full subcategory.

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Instances for category_theory.component

The inclusion functor from a connected component to the whole category.

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Instances for category_theory.component.ι
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Each connected component of the category is nonempty.

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Each connected component of the category is connected.

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The disjoint union of Js connected components, written explicitly as a sigma-type with the category structure. This category is equivalent to J.

@[reducible]

The inclusion of each component into the decomposed category. This is just sigma.incl but having this abbreviation helps guide typeclass search to get the right category instance on decomposed J.

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This gives that any category is equivalent to a disjoint union of connected categories.

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