Conceptual mathematics : a first introduction to categories
 Author/Creator
 Lawvere, F. W.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
 Physical description
 xii, 358 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Contributors
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 Schanuel, S. H. (Stephen Hoel), 1933
Contents/Summary
 Contents

 Please read this Note to the reader Acknowledgements Preview Part I. The Category Of Sets: 1. Sets, maps, composition Part II. The Algebra Of Composition: 2. Isomorphisms Part III. Categories Of Structured Sets: 3. Examples of categories Part IV. Elementary Universal Mapping Properties: 4. Universal mapping properties Part V. Higher Universal Mapping Properties: 5. Map objects Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 In the last fifty years, the use of the notion of 'category' has led to a remarkable unification and simplification of mathematics. Written by two of the best known participants in this development, Conceptual Mathematics is the first book to serve as a skeleton key to mathematics for the general reader or beginning student and as an introduction to categories for computer scientists, logicians, physicists, linguists etc. While the ideas and techniques of basic category theory are useful throughout modern mathematics, this book does not presuppose knowledge of specific fields but rather develops elementary categories such as directed graphs and discrete dynamical systems from the beginning. The fundamental ideas are then illuminated in an engaging way by examples in these categories.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Categories (Mathematics)
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 1997
 Responsibility
 F. William Lawvere, Stephen H. Schanuel.
 Note
 Includes index.
 ISBN
 0521472490
 0521478170
 9780521472494
 9780521478175