A Gentle Introduction to Category Theory: the calculational approach
by Maarten M. Fokkinga
Publisher: University of Twente 1994
Number of pages: 80
In these notes we present the important notions from category theory. The intention is to provide a fairly good skill in manipulating with those concepts formally. This text differs from most other introductions to category theory in the calculational style of the proofs, the restriction to applications within algorithmics, and the omission of many additional concepts and facts that I consider not helpful in a first introduction to category theory.
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by David I. Spivak - The MIT Press
This book shows that category theory can be useful outside of mathematics as a flexible modeling language throughout the sciences. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, the book is rigorous but accessible to non-mathematicians.
by Jiri Adamek, Horst Herrlich, George Strecker - John Wiley & Sons
A modern introduction to the theory of structures via the language of category theory, the emphasis is on concrete categories. The first five chapters present the basic theory, while the last two contain more recent research results.
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.
by Jaap van Oosten - University of Utrecht
Contents: Categories and Functors; Natural transformations; (Co)cones and (Co)limits; A little piece of categorical logic; Adjunctions; Monads and Algebras; Cartesian closed categories and the lambda-calculus; Recursive Domain Equations.