Basic Category Theory
by Jaap van Oosten
Publisher: University of Utrecht 2007
Number of pages: 88
Contents: Categories and Functors; Natural transformations; (Co)cones and (Co)limits; A little piece of categorical logic; Adjunctions; Monads and Algebras; Cartesian closed categories and the lambda-calculus; Recursive Domain Equations.
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