# nLab abelian infinity-group

group theory

### Cohomology and Extensions

#### Higher algebra

higher algebra

universal algebra

# Contents

## Idea

An ordinary group is either an abelian group or not. For an ∞-group there is an infinite tower of notions ranging from completely non-abelian to completely abelian. An abelian ∞-group is one which is maximally abelian. This is equivalently a connective spectrum object.

## Examples

E-∞ operadE-∞ algebraabelian ∞-groupE-∞ space, if grouplike: infinite loop space $\simeq$ Γ-spaceinfinite loop space object
$\simeq$ connective spectrum$\simeq$ connective spectrum object