By John D. Barrow
'If humans don't think that arithmetic is easy, it is just simply because they don't detect how advanced existence is.' -- John von Neumann
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Simplicial homotopy groups. Let X be a ﬁbrant simplicial set and let v ∈ X0 be a vertex of X. Deﬁne πn (X, v), n ≥ 1, to be the set of homotopy classes of maps α : Δn → X (rel ∂Δn ) for maps α which ﬁt into diagrams Δn α w u X u v z ∂Δn w Δ0 . One often writes v : ∂Δn → X for the composition v → X. ∂Δn → Δ0 − Deﬁne π0 (X) to be the set of homotopy classes of vertices of X; this is the set of path components of X. The simplicial set X is said to be connected if π0 (X) is trivial (ie. a one-element set).
2 consists of showing that any map f : X → Y has a factorization f = p · i such that p is a ﬁbration and i is a weak equivalence which has the left lifting property with respect to all ﬁbrations. Suppose now that we have a diagram U i u V α iji i i β w X p u Y, w where p is a ﬁbration and i is a trivial coﬁbration. We want to construct the dotted arrow (giving the interesting part of CM4). There is a diagram U i u V j ji ri i i 1V wW π w V, u where j is a weak equivalence which has the left lifting property with respect to all ﬁbrations, and π is a (necessarily trivial) ﬁbration.
Let Sf be the full subcategory of the simplicial set category whose objects are the Kan complexes. The category Sf has all ﬁnite products. We have two distinguished classes of maps in Sf , namely the ﬁbrations (deﬁned by the lifting property) and the weak equivalences (deﬁned via simplicial homotopy groups). A trivial ﬁbration p : X → Y in Sf is deﬁned to be a map which is both a ﬁbration and a weak equivalence. A path object for X ∈ Sf is a commutative diagram X N P N sN (d , d ) NN X w X ×X Δ I 0 1 u where s is a weak equivalence and (d0 , d1 ) is a ﬁbration.
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know by John D. Barrow