Higher Operads, Higher Categories
by Tom Leinster
Publisher: arXiv 2003
Number of pages: 410
Higher-dimensional category theory is the study of n-categories, operads, braided monoidal categories, and other such exotic structures. It draws its inspiration from areas as diverse as topology, quantum algebra, mathematical physics, logic, and theoretical computer science. This is the first book on the subject and lays its foundations.
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by Peter Smith - Logic Matters
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.
by Jacob Lurie - Princeton University Press
Jacob Lurie presents the foundations of higher category theory, using the language of weak Kan complexes, and shows how existing theorems in algebraic topology can be reformulated and generalized in the theory's new language.
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These notes provide a succinct, accessible introduction to some of the basic ideas of category theory and categorical logic. The main prerequisite is a basic familiarity with the elements of discrete mathematics: sets, relations and functions.
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