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Mathematics for the interested outsiderMon, 30 May 2016 22:13:38 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.com/Comment on About this weblog by oldrubbie
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Mon, 30 May 2016 22:13:38 +0000#comment-30469I am curious about a blogger who seems to be quite a competent mathematician. He also produces YouTube videos. However, I can find nothing about him. His name appears to be M L Baker and he had spent some time at the Univ of Waterloo. Any clue as to his identity?
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Thu, 26 May 2016 06:43:31 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30457I think I’ll try work at it again.Thanks!
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Thu, 26 May 2016 06:41:28 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30456Here is my argument: The left quadrilateral gives $\rho_{(A\bigotimes B)\bigotimes1}=\rho_{(A\bigotimes B)}\bigotimes1.$
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Wed, 25 May 2016 17:31:28 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30449If you want to work out a chain of equal morphisms more explicitly, it might help to remember that the associator and the right identor are both natural isomorphisms, so they can be inverted to point the other way.
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Wed, 25 May 2016 16:58:15 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30448Yes I know that this is what we are trying to prove, but my question is can you little bit elaborate on it. I was trying to prove it by starting from the lower left corner to the top corner of the triangle and then using in various ways three naturality quadrilaterals. I was unable to use the top triangle identities, and thus couldn’t prove that the central triangle commutes.
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Wed, 25 May 2016 14:22:03 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30447That the triangle near the center commutes is exactly what we’re proving here. The whole outer pentagon commutes, by the pentagon identity, and then we can tile in with various commuting squares and triangles until we get down to the triangle we want to verify.
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Wed, 25 May 2016 06:43:17 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/mac-lanes-coherence-theorem/#comment-30446I can’t see why the triangle near the center commute
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Sun, 08 May 2016 20:12:34 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/?p=8866#comment-30397[…] I am trying to understand the notes here: https://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/cotangent-vectors-differentials-and-the-cotangent-bundl…. […]
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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:26:45 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/04/17/more-on-tensor-products-and-direct-sums/#comment-30313[…] found a similar proof in the setting of modules (https://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2007/04/17/more-on-tensor-products-and-direct-sums/) but unfortunately he glosses over the part where I am stuck. At least I seem to be considering the […]
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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:42:51 +0000http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/?p=1697#comment-30312[…] I think I understand why all finite-dimensional vector spaces over a field $mathbb{K}$ are isomorphic to $mathbb{K}^n$. Any linear map $T: V rightarrow W$ between finite-dimensional vector spaces taking a basis to a basis is automatically an isomorphism, by linearity. (c.f. this nice post.) […]
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