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Basic Category Theory by Tom Leinster

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Basic Category Theory
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Publisher: arXiv
ISBN/ASIN: 1107044243
Number of pages: 191

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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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