nLab
cosimplicial simplicial set
Context
Homotopy theory
Background
Variations
Definitions
Paths and cylinders
Homotopy groups
Theorems
Contents
Definition
A cosimplicial simplicial set is a cosimplicial object in the category of simplicial set s, hence a functor

$\Delta \to sSet$

which equivalently is a functor

$\Delta \times \Delta^{op} \to Set
\,.$

There is an eviden model category structure on $sSet^{\Delta}$ which models cosimplicial infinity groupoid s.

Properties
Model structure
There are several standard ways to equip $sSet^\Delta$ with the structure of a model category . See model structure on cosimplicial simplicial sets for more.

Homotopy and homology
The homotopy groups of the totalization of a cosimplicial homotopy type are computed by a Bousfield-Kan spectral sequence . The homology groups by an Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence .

References
The standard reference is

Chapter X of

Aldridge Bousfield and Dan Kan , Homotopy limits, completions and localizations Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1972. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 304.
The homotopy spectral sequence for cosimplicial spaces is in chapter VIII.

Rick Jardine , Cosimplicial spaces and cocycles (pdf )

Thomas Goodwillie , A remark on the homology of cosimplicial spaces , Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra Volume 127, Issue 2, 15 May 1998, Pages 167-175

Revised on December 5, 2013 00:56:23
by

Urs Schreiber
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