Seven Sketches in Compositionality: An Invitation to Applied Category Theory
by Brendan Fong, David I Spivak
Publisher: arXiv.org 2018
Number of pages: 243
This book is an invitation to discover advanced topics in category theory through concrete, real-world examples. It aims to give a tour: a gentle, quick introduction to guide later exploration. The tour takes place over seven sketches, each pairing an evocative application, such as databases, electric circuits, or dynamical systems, with the exploration of a categorical structure, such as adjoint functors, enriched categories, or toposes.
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by Tom Leinster - arXiv
This 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 concept a generous supply of examples is provided.
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 Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson - University of St. Andrews
An introduction to category theory that ties into Haskell and functional programming as a source of applications. Topics: definition of categories, special objects and morphisms, functors, natural transformation, (co-)limits and special cases, etc.
by Eugenia Cheng, Aaron Lauda - University of Sheffield
This work gives an explanatory introduction to various definitions of higher-dimensional category. The emphasis is on ideas rather than formalities; the aim is to shed light on the formalities by emphasizing the intuitions that lead there.