An important reason for studying –categories, and especially -groupoids, is to use them as coefficient objects for non-Abelian Cohomology theories. Thus, some double groupoids defined over Hausdorff spaces that are non-Abelian (or non-commutative) are relevant to non-Abelian Algebraic Topology (NAAT) and http://planetphysics.org/?op=getobj&from=lec&id=61NAQAT (or NA-QAT).
One needs to distinguish between a 2-groupoid and a double-groupoid as the two concepts are very different. Interestingly, some double groupoids defined over Hausdorff spaces that are non-Abelian (or non-commutative) have true two-dimensional geometric representations with special properties that allow generalizations of important theorems in algebraic topology and higher dimensional algebra, such as the generalized van Kampen theorem with significant consequences that cannot be obtained through Abelian means.
|Date of creation||2013-03-22 19:21:09|
|Last modified on||2013-03-22 19:21:09|
|Last modified by||bci1 (20947)|
|Synonym||2-category with invertible morphisms|
|Defines||higher dimensional algebra|