Model structures on ind-categories and the accessibility rank of weak equivalences

Ilan Barnea, Tomer M. Schlank

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In a recent paper, we introduced a much weaker and easy to verify structure than a model category, which we called a "weak fibration category." We further showed that an essentially small weak fibration category can be "completed" into a full model category structure on its pro-category, provided the pro-category satisfies a certain two-out-of-three property. In the present paper, we give sufficient intrinsic conditions on a weak fibration category for this two-outof-three property to hold. We apply these results to prove theorems giving sufficient conditions for the finite accessibility of the category of weak equivalences in combinatorial model categories. We apply these theorems to the standard model structure on the category of simplicial sets and deduce that its class of weak equivalences is finitely accessible. The same result on simplicial sets was recently proved also by Raptis and Rosickyé [RaRo], using different methods.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)235-260
Number of pages26
JournalHomology, Homotopy and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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© 2015, Ilan Barnea and Tomer M. Schlank.


  • Accessibility rank
  • Accessible categories
  • Combinatorial model categories
  • Ind-categories
  • Simplicial sets


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