There is a general formulation for constructing limits as equalisers: see Theorem 1 in Section V.2, Maclane. For the dual version, see Theorem A.2.1 in Appendix A written by me.
The constructions look like these (see the links above for details):
But in practice, these diagrams may not be helpful to see what the equalisers should be. Now I give proofs for the (co)equalisers in two examples: the connected component of a simplicial set and the sheaf condition.
The connected components [Background]
For definitions and other backgrounds, see Subsection 00G5. For the record, see [P12, DLOR07] for the cosimplicial identities and Tag 000G for simplicial identities. (These identities are used in my proofs.)
Two examples of (co)limits as (co)equalisers
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This is about an exercise in [Bass]:
Exercise 19.5. Prove that if is infinte-dimensional, that is, it has no finite basis, then the closed unit ball in is not compact.
Proof. Choose an orthonormal basis , then . This means the sequence is not Cauchy hence has no convergent subsequence.
For a Banach space, by Riesz’s lemma to find a non-Cauchy sequence.
[Bass] Bass, R. F. (2013). Real analysis for graduate students. Createspace Ind Pub.