Fibred Category

(Category Theory)


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What is Fibred category?

Fibred categories (or fibered categories) are abstract entities in mathematics used to provide a general framework for descent theory. They formalise the various situations in geometry and algebra in which inverse images (or pull-backs) of objects such as vector bundles can be defined. As an example, for each topological space there is the category of vector bundles on the space, and for every continuous map from a topological space X to another topological space Y is associated the pullback functor taking bundles on Y to bundles on X. Fibred categories formalise the system consisting of these categories and inverse image functors. Similar setups appear in various guises in mathematics, in particular in algebraic geometry, which is the context in which fibred categories originally appeared. Fibered categories are used to define stacks, which are fibered categories (over a site) with "descent". Fibrations also play an important role in categorical semantics of type theory, and in particular that of dependent type theories. Fibred categories were introduced by Alexander Grothendieck (and developed in more detail by Jean Giraud (

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Cartesian morphismCartesian sectionCo-cartesian morphismCocartesian morphismCofibred categoryFibered categoriesFibered categoryGrothendieck fibrationOp-fibration


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