**Basic Category Theory**

by Tom Leinster

**Publisher**: arXiv 2016**ISBN/ASIN**: 1107044243**Number of pages**: 191

**Description**:

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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