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Homotopy Type Theory

equivalence

## Idea

A function $f : A \to B$ is an equivalence if it has inverses whose composition with $f$ is homotopic to the corresponding identity map.

## Definition

Let $A,B$ be types, and $f : A \to B$ a function. We define the property of $f$ being an **equivalence** as follows:

$isequiv(f) \equiv \left( \sum_{g : B \to A} f \circ g \sim id_B \right) \times \left( \sum_{h : B \to A} h \circ f \sim id_A \right)$

We define the type of equivalences from $A$ to $B$ as

$(A \simeq B) \equiv \sum_{f : A \to B} isequiv(f)$

or, phrased differently, the type of witnesses to $A$ and $B$ being equivalent types.

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