module Algebra.Group.Cat.FinitelyComplete {β„“} where

Finite limits of groupsπŸ”—

We present explicit computations of finite limits in the category of groups, though do note that the terminal group is also initial (i.e.Β it is a zero object). Knowing that the category of groups admits a right adjoint functor into the category of sets (the underlying set functor) drives us in computing limits of groups as limits of sets, and equipping those with a group structure: we are forced to do this since right adjoints preserve limits.

The zero groupπŸ”—

The zero object in the category of groups is given by the unit type, equipped with its unique group structure. Correspondingly, we may refer to this group in prose either as or as

Zero-group : βˆ€ {β„“} β†’ Group β„“
Zero-group = to-group zg where
  zg : make-group (Lift _ ⊀)
  zg x y p q i j = lift tt
  zg .make-group.unit = lift tt
  zg .make-group.mul = Ξ» x y β†’ lift tt
  zg .make-group.inv x = lift tt
  zg .make-group.assoc x y z = refl
  zg .make-group.invl x = refl
  zg .make-group.idl x = refl

Zero-group-is-initial : is-initial (Groups β„“) Zero-group
Zero-group-is-initial (_ , G) .centre = total-hom (Ξ» x β†’ G.unit) gh where
  module G = Group-on G
  gh : is-group-hom _ _ (Ξ» x β†’ G.unit)
  gh .pres-⋆ x y =
    G.unit            β‰‘Λ˜βŸ¨ G.idl βŸ©β‰‘Λ˜
    G.unit G.⋆ G.unit ∎
Zero-group-is-initial (_ , G) .paths x =
  ext Ξ» _ β†’ sym (is-group-hom.pres-id (x .preserves))

Zero-group-is-terminal : is-terminal (Groups β„“) Zero-group
Zero-group-is-terminal _ .centre =
  total-hom (Ξ» _ β†’ lift tt) record { pres-⋆ = Ξ» _ _ _ β†’ lift tt }
Zero-group-is-terminal _ .paths x = trivial!

Zero-group-is-zero : is-zero (Groups β„“) Zero-group
Zero-group-is-zero = record
  { has-is-initial = Zero-group-is-initial
  ; has-is-terminal = Zero-group-is-terminal

βˆ…α΄³ : Zero (Groups β„“)
βˆ…α΄³ .Zero.βˆ… = Zero-group
βˆ…α΄³ .Zero.has-is-zero = Zero-group-is-zero

Direct productsπŸ”—

We compute the product of two groups as the product of their underlying sets, equipped with the operation of β€œpointwise addition”.

Direct-product : Group β„“ β†’ Group β„“ β†’ Group β„“
Direct-product (G , Gg) (H , Hg) = to-group GΓ—Hg where
  module G = Group-on Gg
  module H = Group-on Hg

  GΓ—Hg : make-group (∣ G ∣ Γ— ∣ H ∣)
  GΓ—Hg = hlevel 2
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.unit = G.unit , H.unit
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.mul (a , x) (b , y) = a G.⋆ b , x H.⋆ y
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.inv (a , x) = a G.⁻¹ , x H.⁻¹
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.assoc x y z = apβ‚‚ _,_ G.associative H.associative
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.invl x = apβ‚‚ _,_ G.inversel H.inversel
  GΓ—Hg .make-group.idl x = apβ‚‚ _,_ G.idl H.idl

The projection maps and universal factoring are all given exactly as for the category of sets.

proj₁ : Groups.Hom (Direct-product G H) G
proj₁ .hom = fst
proj₁ .preserves .pres-⋆ x y = refl

projβ‚‚ : Groups.Hom (Direct-product G H) H
projβ‚‚ .hom = snd
projβ‚‚ .preserves .pres-⋆ x y = refl

factor : Groups.Hom G H β†’ Groups.Hom G K β†’ Groups.Hom G (Direct-product H K)
factor f g .hom x = f # x , g # x
factor f g .preserves .pres-⋆ x y = apβ‚‚ _,_ (f .preserves .pres-⋆ _ _) (g .preserves .pres-⋆ _ _)

Direct-product-is-product : is-product (Groups β„“) {G} {H} proj₁ projβ‚‚
Direct-product-is-product {G} {H} = p where
  open is-product
  p : is-product _ _ _
  p .⟨_,_⟩ = factor
  p .Ο€β‚βˆ˜factor = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful refl
  p .Ο€β‚‚βˆ˜factor = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful refl
  p .unique other p q = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful (funext Ξ» x β†’
    apβ‚‚ _,_ (happly (ap hom p) x) (happly (ap hom q) x))

What sets the direct product of groups apart from (e.g.) the cartesian product of sets is that both β€œfactors” embed into the direct product, by taking the identity as the other coordinate: Indeed, in the category of abelian groups, the direct product is also a coproduct.

inj₁ : G Groups.β†ͺ Direct-product G H
inj₁ {G} {H} .mor .hom x = x , H .snd .unit
inj₁ {G} {H} .mor .preserves .pres-⋆ x y = ap (_ ,_) (sym (H .snd .idl))
inj₁ {G} {H} .monic g h x = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful (funext Ξ» e i β†’ (x i # e) .fst)

injβ‚‚ : H Groups.β†ͺ Direct-product G H
injβ‚‚ {H} {G} .mor .hom x = G .snd .unit , x
injβ‚‚ {H} {G} .mor .preserves .pres-⋆ x y = ap (_, _) (sym (G .snd .idl))
injβ‚‚ {H} {G} .monic g h x = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful (funext Ξ» e i β†’ (x i # e) .snd)


open import Cat.Diagram.Equaliser

The equaliser of two group homomorphisms is given by their equaliser as Set-morphisms, equipped with the evident group structure. Indeed, we go ahead and compute the actual Equaliser in sets, and re-use all of its infrastructure to make an equaliser in Groups.

module _ {G H : Group β„“} (f g : Groups.Hom G H) where
    module G = Group-on (G .snd)
    module H = Group-on (H .snd)

    module f = is-group-hom (f .preserves)
    module g = is-group-hom (g .preserves)
    module seq = Equaliser
        {A = G.underlying-set}
        {B = H.underlying-set}
        (f .hom) (g .hom))

Recall that points there are elements of the domain (here, a point together with a proof that To β€œlift” the group structure from to we must prove that, if and then But this follows from and being group homomorphisms:

  Equaliser-group : Group β„“
  Equaliser-group = to-group equ-group where
    equ-⋆ : ∣ seq.apex ∣ β†’ ∣ seq.apex ∣ β†’ ∣ seq.apex ∣
    equ-⋆ (a , p) (b , q) = (a G.⋆ b) , r where abstract
      r : f # (G .snd ._⋆_ a b) ≑ g # (G .snd ._⋆_ a b)
      r = f.pres-⋆ a b Β·Β· apβ‚‚ H._⋆_ p q Β·Β· sym (g.pres-⋆ _ _)

    equ-inv : ∣ seq.apex ∣ β†’ ∣ seq.apex ∣
    equ-inv (x , p) = x G.⁻¹ , q where abstract
      q : f # (G.inverse x) ≑ g # (G.inverse x)
      q = f.pres-inv ·· ap H._⁻¹ p ·· sym g.pres-inv

      invs : f # G.unit ≑ g # G.unit
      invs = f.pres-id βˆ™ sym g.pres-id

Similar yoga must be done for the inverse maps and the group unit.

    equ-group : make-group ∣ seq.apex ∣
    equ-group = seq.apex .is-tr
    equ-group .make-group.unit = G.unit , invs
    equ-group .make-group.mul = equ-⋆
    equ-group .make-group.inv = equ-inv
    equ-group .make-group.assoc x y z = Ξ£-prop-path! G.associative
    equ-group .make-group.invl x = Ξ£-prop-path! G.inversel
    equ-group .make-group.idl x = Ξ£-prop-path! G.idl

  open is-equaliser
  open Equaliser

We can then, pretty effortlessly, prove that the Equaliser-group, together with the canonical injection equalise the group homomorphisms and

  Groups-equalisers : Equaliser (Groups β„“) f g
  Groups-equalisers .apex = Equaliser-group
  Groups-equalisers .equ = total-hom fst record { pres-⋆ = Ξ» x y β†’ refl }
  Groups-equalisers .has-is-eq .equal = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful seq.equal
  Groups-equalisers .has-is-eq .universal {F = F} {e'} p = total-hom go lim-gh where
    go = seq.universal {F = underlying-set (F .snd)} (ap hom p)

    lim-gh : is-group-hom _ _ go
    lim-gh .pres-⋆ x y = Ξ£-prop-path! (e' .preserves .pres-⋆ _ _)

  Groups-equalisers .has-is-eq .factors {F = F} {p = p} = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful
    (seq.factors {F = underlying-set (F .snd)} {p = ap hom p})

  Groups-equalisers .has-is-eq .unique {F = F} {p = p} q = Grpβ†ͺSets-is-faithful
    (seq.unique {F = underlying-set (F .snd)} {p = ap hom p} (ap hom q))

Putting all of these constructions together, we get the proof that Groups is finitely complete, since we can compute pullbacks as certain equalisers.

open import Cat.Diagram.Limit.Finite

Groups-finitely-complete : Finitely-complete (Groups β„“)
Groups-finitely-complete = with-equalisers (Groups β„“) top prod Groups-equalisers
    top : Terminal (Groups β„“)
    top = Zero-group
    top .Terminal.has⊀ = Zero-group-is-terminal

    prod : βˆ€ A B β†’ Product (Groups β„“) A B
    prod A B .Product.apex = Direct-product A B
    prod A B .Product.π₁ = proj₁
    prod A B .Product.Ο€β‚‚ = projβ‚‚
    prod A B .Product.has-is-product = Direct-product-is-product