Abstract and Concrete Categories: The Joy of Cats
by Jiri Adamek, Horst Herrlich, George Strecker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 1990
Number of pages: 496
A modern introduction to the theory of structures via the language of category theory. Unique to this book is the emphasis on concrete categories. Also noteworthy is the systematic treatment of factorization structures, which gives a new, unifying perspective to earlier work and summarizes recent developments. Each categorical notion is accompanied by many examples, usually moving from special cases to more general cases. Comprises seven chapters; the first five present the basic theory, while the last two contain more recent research results in the realm of concrete categories, cartesian closed categories and quasitopoi. The prerequisite is an elementary knowledge of set theory. Contains exercises.
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by Brendan Fong, David I Spivak - arXiv.org
This book is an invitation to discover advanced topics in category theory through concrete, real-world examples. The tour takes place over seven sketches, such as databases, electric circuits, etc, with the exploration of a categorical structure.
by Michael Barr, Charles Wells - Springer-Verlag
Introduction to toposes, triples and theories and the connections between them. The book starts with an introduction to category theory, then introduces each of the three topics of the title. Exercises provide examples or develop the theory further.
by Jacob Lurie - Princeton University Press
Jacob Lurie presents the foundations of higher category theory, using the language of weak Kan complexes, and shows how existing theorems in algebraic topology can be reformulated and generalized in the theory's new language.
by Daniele Turi - University of Edinburgh
These notes were written for a course in category theory. The course was designed to be self-contained, drawing most of the examples from category theory itself. It was intended for post-graduate students in theoretical computer science.