Basic Category Theory -

Basic Category Theory

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At the heart of this short introduction to category theory is the idea of a universal property, important throughout mathematics. After an introductory chapter giving the basic definitions, separate chapters explain three ways of expressing universal properties: via adjoint functors, representable functors, and limits. A final chapter ties all three together. The book is suitable for use in courses or for independent study. Assuming relatively little mathematical background, it is ideal for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates learning category theory for the first time. For each new categorical concept, a generous supply of examples is provided, taken from different parts of mathematics. At points where the leap in abstraction is particularly great (such as the Yoneda lemma), the reader will find careful and extensive explanations. Copious exercises are included.

Product code: 9781107044241

ISBN 9781107044241
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW156xS15
No. Of Pages 190
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics
Assuming little mathematical background, this short introduction to category theory is ideal for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates learning category theory for the first time. Suitable for independent study or as a course book, it gives extensive explanations of the key concepts along with hundreds of examples and exercises.