Conceptual Mathematics : A First Introduction to Categories

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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In the last 60 years, the use of the notion of category has led to a remarkable unification and simplification of mathematics. Conceptual Mathematics, Second Edition, introduces the concept of 'category' for the learning, development, and use of mathematics, to both beginning students and general readers, and to practicing mathematical scientists. The treatment does not presuppose knowledge of specific fields, but rather develops, from basic definitions, such elementary categories as discrete dynamical systems and directed graphs; the fundamental ideas are then illuminated by examples in these categories.

Table of Contents

Note to the reader
The Category of Sets
Sets, maps, composition
The Algebra of Composition
Categories of Structured Sets
Examples of categories
Elementary Universal Mapping Properties
Universal mapping properties
Higher Universal Mapping Properties
Map objects
The contravariant parts functor
The components functor; Appendix
Geometry of figures and algebra of functions; Appendix
Adjoint functors; Appendix
The emergence of category theory within mathematics
Annotated bibliography
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