an:01895949
Zbl 1013.55005
Schwede, Stefan; Shipley, Brooke
Stable model categories are categories of modules
EN
Topology 42, No. 1, 103-153 (2003).
00088904
2003
j
55U35 55P42 18G55 18E30
model category; ring spectrum; stable homotopy theory
A stable model category is a pointed closed model category for which the suspension functor is invertible up to homotopy, that is, stable model categories are those model categories which share the main formal property of spectra. The authors generalize this framework to several known results:
A classical theorem of \textit{P. Gabriel} [Bull. Soc. Math. Fr. 90, 323-448 (1962; Zbl 0201.35602)] characterizes categories of modules as the cocomplete abelian categories with a single small projective generator. In this paper it is proved that stable model categories with a single compact generator are equivalent to modules over a ring spectrum, and stable model categories with a set of generators are characterized as modules over a ring spectrum with several objects. This generalization of Gabriel's theorem develops a Morita theory for stable model categories.
The classical Morita theory describes equivalences between module categories in terms of bimodules [see \textit{J. Ad??mek} and \textit{J. Rosicky}, Locally Presentable and accesible Categories (London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes Series, Vol. 189, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge) (1994; Zbl 0795.18007)]. In this paper it is shown how equivalences between module categories over ring spectra can be realized by smashing with a pair of bimodules.
\textit{J. Rickard} answered the question of when various derived module categories are equivalent as triangulated categories [J. Lond. Math. Soc., II. Ser. 39, No. 3, 436-456 (1989; Zbl 0642.16034); J. Lond. Math. Soc., II. Ser. 43, No. 1, 37-48 (1991; Zbl 0683.16030)]. In this paper, stable model categories which represent the derived category of a ring are characterized.
The authors emphasize the conceptual similarities between the paper under review and the work of \textit{B. Keller} [Ann. Sci. ??c. Norm. Sup??r., IV. S??r. 27, No. 1, 63-102 (1994; Zbl 0799.18007)], but where Keller considers categories whose hom-objects are chain complexes of abelian groups they consider categories whose hom-objects are spectra (spectra are the homotopy-theoretical generalization of abelian groups). On the other hand, Keller does not use the language of model categories.
Francisco J.Diaz (La Laguna)
Zbl 0201.35602; Zbl 0795.18007; Zbl 0642.16034; Zbl 0683.16030; Zbl 0799.18007