Basic Category Theory
by Tom Leinster
Publisher: arXiv 2016
Number of pages: 191
This short 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 categorical concept, a generous supply of examples is provided, taken from different parts of mathematics.
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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 P. J. Higgins - Van Nostrand Reinhold
A self-contained account of the elementary theory of groupoids and some of its uses in group theory and topology. Category theory appears as a secondary topic whenever it is relevant to the main issue, and its treatment is by no means systematic.
by Michael Barr, Charles Wells - Springer-Verlag
Introduction to toposes, triples and theories and the connections between them. The book starts with an introduction to category theory, then introduces each of the three topics of the title. Exercises provide examples or develop the theory further.
by David I. Spivak - The MIT Press
This book shows that category theory can be useful outside of mathematics as a flexible modeling language throughout the sciences. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, the book is rigorous but accessible to non-mathematicians.