We classify, in a non-trivial amenable collection of functors, all 2-chains up to the relation of having the same 1-shell boundary. In particular, we prove that in a rosy theory, every 1-shell of a Lascar strong type is the boundary of some 2-chain, hence making the 1st homology group trivial. We also show that, unlike in simple theories, in rosy theories there is no upper bound on the minimal lengths of $2$-chains whose boundary is a $1$-shell.

Topics: Logic, Mathematics

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.04564

We construct a possibly non-commutative groupoid from the failure of $3$-uniqueness of a strong type. The commutative groupoid constructed by John Goodrick and Alexei Kolesnikov in \cite{GK} lives in the center of the groupoid. A certain automorphism group approximated by the vertex groups of the non-commutative groupoids is suggested as a "fundamental group" of the strong type.

Topics: Logic, Mathematics

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.07731