PlanetPhysics/Algebraic Categories and Representations of Classes of Algebras


Classes of algebras can be categorized at least in two types: either classes of \emph{specific algebras}, such as: group algebras, K-algebras, groupoid algebras, logic algebras, and so on, or general ones, such as general classes of: categorical algebras, higher dimensional algebra (HDA), supercategorical algebras, universal algebras, and so on.

Basic concepts and definitionsEdit

  • {\mathbf Class of algebras} A class of algebras is defined in a precise sense as an algebraic object in the groupoid category.
  • {\mathbf Monad on a category  , and a T-algebra in  } Let us consider a category  , two functors:   (called the monad functor ) and  , and two natural transformations:   and  . The triplet   is called a monad on the category Failed to parse (syntax error): {\displaystyle \mathcal{C } }. Then, a T-algebra   is defined as an object   of a category   together with an arrow   called the structure map in   such that: #
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  • {\mathbf Category of Eilenberg-Moore algebras of a monad  } An important definition related to abstract classes of algebras and universal algebras is that of the category of Eilenberg-Moore algebras of a monad  : The category   of  -algebras and their morphisms is called the Eilenberg-Moore category or category of Eilenberg-Moore algebras of the monad T.

Pertinent remarks:Edit

  • {\mathbf a. Algebraic category definition} With the above definition, one can also define a \emph{category of classes of algebras and their associated groupoid homomorphisms} which is then an algebraic category. Another example of algebraic category is that of the category of C*-algebras. Generally, a category   is called algebraic if it is monadic over the category of sets and set-theoretical mappings,  ; thus, a functor   is called monadic if it has a left adjoint   forming a monadic adjunction   with   and   being, respectively, the unit and counit; such a monadic adjunction between categories   and   is defined by the condition that category   is equivalent to the to the Eilenberg-Moore category   for the monad  
  • b. Equivalence classes Although all classes can be regarded as equivalence, weak equivalence, etc., classes of algebras (either specific or general ones), do not define identical, or even isomorphic structures, as the notion of `equivalence' can have more than one meaning even in the algebraic case.

Algebraic representationsEdit

  • group representations
  • groupoid representations
  • Convolution C*-algebra groupoid representations
  • Functorial representations and representable functors
  • Categorical group representations
  • Algebroid representations
  • Quantum Algebroid (QA) representations
  • Double groupoid representations
  • Double Algebroid representations
  • Grassman-Hopf representations