nLab smooth (infinity,1)-algebra

Context

Higher algebra

higher algebra

universal algebra

Contents

Idea

The notion of smooth $(\infty,1)$-algebra is the analog in higher category theory of smooth algebra. This is the basis for the derived geometry version of differential geometry/synthetic differential geometry.

Definition

A smooth $\infty$-algebra is an ∞-algebra over an (∞,1)-algebraic theory $T$ for $T$ the ordinary Lawvere theory of smooth algebras.

Properties

The model structure on simplicial algebras on simplicial C-∞-ring is a presentation for smooth $(\infty,1)$-algebras.

Applications

Smooth $(\infty,1)$-algebras appear as the algebras of functions in derived differential geometry, for instance onderived smooth manifolds.

Revised on January 12, 2012 19:18:35 by Urs Schreiber (195.37.209.182)