Basic Category Theory
by Tom Leinster
Publisher: arXiv 2016
Number of pages: 191
This short introduction to category theory is for readers with relatively little mathematical background. At its heart is the concept of a universal property, important throughout mathematics. For each new categorical concept, a generous supply of examples is provided, taken from different parts of mathematics.
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