Background
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equivalences in/of $(\infty,1)$-categories
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Models
The notion of accessible $(\infty,1)$-category is the generalization of the notion of accessible category from category theory to (∞,1)-category theory.
It is a means to handle $(\infty,1)$-categories that are not essentially small in terms of small data.
An accessible $(\infty,1)$-category is one which may be large, but can entirely be accessed as an $(\infty,1)$-category of “conglomerates of objects” in a small $(\infty,1)$-category – precisely: that it is a category of $\kappa$-small ind-objects in some small $(\infty,1)$-category $C$.
A $\kappa$-accessible $(\infty,1)$-category which in addition has all (∞,1)-colimits is called a locally ∞-presentable or a $\kappa$-compactly generated (∞,1)-category.
Let $\kappa$ be a regular cardinal.
A (∞,1)-category $\mathcal{C}$ is $\kappa$-accessible if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:
There is a small (∞,1)-category $\mathcal{C}^0$ and an equivalence of (∞,1)-categories
of $\mathcal{C}$ with the (∞,1)-category of ind-objects, relative $\kappa$, in $\mathcal{C}^0$.
The $(\infty,1)$-category $\mathcal{C}$
has all $\kappa$-filtered colimits
the full sub-(∞,1)-category $\mathcal{C}^\kappa \hookrightarrow \mathcal{C}$ of $\kappa$-compact objects is an essentially small (∞,1)-category;
$\mathcal{C}^\kappa \hookrightarrow \mathcal{C}$ generates $\mathcal{C}$ under $\kappa$-filtered (∞,1)-colimits.
The $(\infty,1)$-category $\mathcal{C}$
has all $\kappa$-filtered colimits
there is some essentially small$\,$ sub-(∞,1)-category $\mathcal{C}' \hookrightarrow \mathcal{C}$ of $\kappa$-compact objects which generates $\mathcal{C}$ under $\kappa$-filtered (∞,1)-colimits.
The notion of accessibility is mostly interesting for large (∞,1)-categories. For
Generally, $\mathcal{C}$ is called an accessible $(\infty,1)$-category if it is $\kappa$-accessible for some regular cardinal $\kappa$.
These conditions are indeed equivalent.
For the first few this is HTT, prop. 5.4.2.2. The last one is in HTT, section 5.4.3.
An (∞,1)-functor between accessible $(\infty,1)$-categories that preserves $\kappa$-filtered colimits is called an accessible (∞,1)-functor .
Write $(\infty,1)AccCat \subset (\infty,1)Cat$ for the 2-sub-(∞,1)-category of (∞,1)Cat on
those objects that are accessible $(\infty,1)$-categories;
those morphisms for which there is a $\kappa$ such that the (∞,1)-functor is $\kappa$-continuous and preserves $\kappa$-compact objects.
So morphisms are the accessible (∞,1)-functors that also preserves compact objects. (?)
This is HTT, def. 5.4.2.16.
If $C$ is an accessible $(\infty,1)$-category then so are
for $K$ a small simplicial set the (∞,1)-category of (∞,1)-functors $Func(K,C)$;
for $p : K \to C$ a small diagram, the over quasi-category $C_{/p}$ and under-quasi-category $C_{p/}$.
This is HTT section 5.4.4, 5.4.5 and 5.4.6.
The (∞,1)-pullback of accessible $(\infty,1)$-categories in (∞,1)Cat is again accessible.
This is HTT, section 5.4.6.
Generally:
The $(\infty,1)$-category $(\infty,1)AccCat$ has all small (∞,1)-limits and the inclusion
preserves these.
This is HTT, proposition 5.4.7.3.
Locally presentable categories: Cocomplete possibly-large categories generated under filtered colimits by small generators under small relations. Equivalently, accessible reflective localizations of free cocompletions. Accessible categories omit the cocompleteness requirement; toposes add the requirement of a left exact localization.
Theory of accessible 1-categories:
Theory of accessible $(\infty,1)$-categories:
See also:
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