Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction

Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction

Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction
by Peter Smith

Publisher: Logic Matters 2016
Number of pages: 283

I hope that what is here may prove useful to others starting to get to grips with category theory. This text is intended to be relatively accessible; in particular, it presupposes rather less mathematical background than some texts on categories.

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