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Lecture# Homotopy Theory in Chain Complexes

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This lecture delves into the proof that acyclic fibrations of chain complexes correspond to chain maps respecting boundary inclusions of spheres into disks. The discussion then shifts to defining cylinder objects in this model structure, leading to an exploration of tensor products of chain complexes.

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