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Category theory provides a general conceptual framework that has proved fruitful in subjects as diverse as geometry, topology, theoretical computer science and foundational mathematics. Here is a friendly, easy-to-read textbook that explains the fundamentals at a level suitable for newcomers to the subject. Beginning postgraduate mathematicians will find this book an excellent introduction to all of the basics of category theory. It gives the basic definitions; goes through the various associated gadgetry, such as functors, natural transformations, limits and colimits; and then explains adjunctions. The material is slowly developed using many examples and illustrations to illuminate the concepts explained. Over 200 exercises, with solutions available online, help the reader to access the subject and make the book ideal for self-study. It can also be used as a recommended text for a taught introductory course.Read more
- No knowledge assumed beyond what any beginning postgraduate should know
- Exercises and solutions enable the individual learner to test their own understanding
- Solutions to all exercises at www.cambridge.org/simmons
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"This textbook presents a useful introduction to basic category theory, and would be suitable for a first course at the undergraduate level in computer science or mathematics."
Steve Awodey, Mathematical Reviews
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- Date Published: November 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107010871
- length: 236 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.47kg
- contains: 10 tables 220 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Basic gadgetry
3. Functors and natural transformations
4. Limits and colimits in general
6. Posets and monoid sets
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