An Introduction to Category Theory by Harold Simmons

By Harold Simmons

classification idea presents a normal conceptual framework that has proved fruitful in topics as various as geometry, topology, theoretical computing device technology and foundational arithmetic. here's a pleasant, easy-to-read textbook that explains the basics at a degree appropriate for novices to the topic. starting postgraduate mathematicians will locate this ebook an exceptional advent to the entire fundamentals of type thought. It supplies the elemental definitions; is going throughout the a variety of linked gadgetry, comparable to functors, typical alterations, limits and colimits; after which explains adjunctions. the fabric is slowly constructed utilizing many examples and illustrations to light up the techniques defined. Over two hundred workouts, with options to be had on-line, aid the reader to entry the topic and make the publication excellent for self-study. it might even be used as a suggested textual content for a taught introductory course.

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