Coverings and liftings of generalized crossed modules

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mathematics, Aksaray University, P. O. Box 68100, Aksaray, Turkey.



In the theory of crossed modules, considering arbitrary selfactions instead of conjugation allows for the extension of the concept of crossed modules and thus the notion of generalized crossed module emerges. In this paper we give a precise definition for generalized cat1-groups and obtain a functor from the category of generalized cat1-groups to generalized crossed modules. Further, we introduce the notions of coverings and liftings for generalized crossed modules and investigate properties of these structures. Main objective of this study is to obtain an equivalence between the category of coverings and the category of liftings of a given generalized crossed module (A,B, α).


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