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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