Library UniMath.Induction.PolynomialFunctors

Polynomial functors

Using the formalism of a polynomial functor, one can build any functor combining constant types, +, and ×, where the variable X is to the right of the arrow →.
W-types are (up to isomorphism) initial algebras of polynomial functors, whereas M-types are final coalgebras.
(Definition 2 in Ahrens, Capriotti, and Spadotti)
Author: Langston Barrett (@siddharthist)

Require Import UniMath.Foundations.Preamble.
Require Import UniMath.Foundations.PartA.
Require Import UniMath.Foundations.UnivalenceAxiom.
Require Import UniMath.CategoryTheory.Core.Categories.
Require Import UniMath.CategoryTheory.Core.Functors.
Require Import UniMath.CategoryTheory.FunctorAlgebras.
Require Import UniMath.CategoryTheory.categories.Type.Core.

Section PolynomialFunctors.

  Context (A : UU).
  Context (B : A UU).

  Definition polynomial_functor_obj := fun (X : UU) ⇒ (a : A), B a X.

The action on arrows is defined by composition in the second projection.
  Definition polynomial_functor_arr {X Y : UU} (f : X Y) :
    (polynomial_functor_obj X) (polynomial_functor_obj Y) :=
    fun o ⇒ (pr1 o,, (f pr2 o)%functions).

Polynomial functors aren't functors in the usual sense, since UU is an (∞,1)-category. However, they are functors in the sense of UniMath's definition.
  Definition polynomial_functor_data : functor_data type_precat type_precat :=
    functor_data_constr _ _
                        (polynomial_functor_obj : type_precat type_precat)

  Lemma polynomial_functor_is_functor : is_functor polynomial_functor_data.
    - intro.
    - intros ? ? ? ? ?.

  Definition polynomial_functor : functor type_precat type_precat :=
    make_functor polynomial_functor_data polynomial_functor_is_functor.

An algebra with an uncurried structure map
  Definition polynomial_alg_uncurried : UU :=
     (X : ob type_precat), (a : A), (B a X) X.

The uncurried and curried versions are equivalent
  Lemma polynomial_alg_uncurried_equiv :
    polynomial_alg_uncurried (algebra_ob polynomial_functor).
    apply (weq_iso (λ p, (pr1 p,, uncurry (pr2 p)))
                   (λ p, (pr1 p,, curry (pr2 p))));
      try reflexivity.

End PolynomialFunctors.