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An Introduction to Category Theory by Harold Simmons

By Harold Simmons

class conception presents a common conceptual framework that has proved fruitful in topics as varied as geometry, topology, theoretical laptop technology and foundational arithmetic. here's a pleasant, easy-to-read textbook that explains the basics at a degree compatible for beginners to the topic. starting postgraduate mathematicians will locate this ebook an outstanding creation to all the fundamentals of type conception. It supplies the elemental definitions; is going during the a variety of linked gadgetry, equivalent to functors, usual variations, limits and colimits; after which explains adjunctions. the cloth is slowly built utilizing many examples and illustrations to light up the ideas defined. Over two hundred routines, with recommendations to be had on-line, support the reader to entry the topic and make the publication excellent for self-study. it may possibly even be used as a advised textual content for a taught introductory course.

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