Stability of properties of locales under groups

28 Sep 2015  ·  Townsend Christopher ·

Given a particular collection of categorical axioms, aimed at capturing properties of the category of locales, we show that if $\mathcal{C}$ is a category that satisfies the axioms then so too is the category $[ G, \mathcal{C}]$ of $G$-objects, for any internal group $G$. To achieve this we prove a general categorical result: if an object $S$ is double exponentiable in a category with finite products then so is its associated trivial $G$-object $(S, \pi_2: G \times S \rightarrow S)$... The result holds even if $S$ is not exponentiable. An example is given of a category $\mathcal{C}$ that satisfies the axioms, but for which there is no elementary topos $\mathcal{E}$ such that $\mathcal{C}$ is the category of locales over $\mathcal{E}$. It is shown, in outline, how the results can be extended from groups to groupoids. read more

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