Higher-Dimensional Categories: an illustrated guide book
by Eugenia Cheng, Aaron Lauda
Publisher: University of Sheffield 2004
Number of pages: 182
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. To aid this, the tone is informal and there are copious pictures.
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