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Author Lawvere, F. W.

Title Conceptual mathematics : a first introduction to categories / F. William Lawvere, Stephen H. Schanuel
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 390 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword; Note to the reader; Preview; Part I. The Category of Sets: 1. Sets, maps, composition; Part II. The Algebra of Composition: 2. Isomorphisms; Part III. Categories of Structured Sets: 3. Examples of categories; Part IV. Elementary Universal Mapping Properties: 4. Universal mapping properties; Part V. Higher Universal Mapping Properties: 5. Map objects; 6. The contravariant parts functor; 7. The components functor; Appendix 1. Geometry of figures and algebra of functions; Appendix 2. Adjoint functors; Appendix 3. The emergence of category theory within mathematics; Appendix 4. Annotated bibliography
Summary This is an introduction to thinking about elementary mathematics from a categorial point of view. The goal is to explore the consequences of a new and fundamental insight about the nature of mathematics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Categories (Mathematics)
Categories (Mathematics)
Kategorie Mathematik
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Form Electronic book
Author Schanuel, S. H. (Stephen Hoel), 1933-
LC no. 2007043671
ISBN 0511804199