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Re: [Cute] (Mainly) Books on Category Theory (including downloads)

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 18:22:59 -0300 (CLST)

Another paper (or book - 160 pages), from Andris Birkmanis on lambda -


andrew cooke said:
> [... soon category theory became a field in itself. The reason for this is
> that it provides a unifying and economic mathematical modeling language.
> It lends itself very well to extracting and generalizing elementary and
> essential notions and constructions from many mathematical disciplines -
> http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/research/category/]
> I need to learn category theory.  But from what book?  Looking at Amazon,
> the first few hits are:
> Post Modern Algebra - looks interesting, but very expensive and only one
> recommendation on Amazon (via a personal list) -
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471127388
> Basic Category Theory for C Scientists - good reviews, concise, looks a
> little unambitious/boring -
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262660717
> Types and Programming Languages - more practical, but even less ambitious?
> - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262162091
> Categories, Types and Structures... - no reviews, but yay! available for
> download.  The ftp site listed on Amazon doesn't have it, but a little
> googling turns up http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/download.html -
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262011255
> Googling also turned up:
> (paid link on Google) Category Theory for the Computing Science -
> http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/math/wells/pub/ctcs.html - which has a good
> price (no reviews on Amazon, which lists it as out of print).
> Interesting summary - http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/category-theory/
> 80 page introduction - http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~fokkinga/mmf92b.html
> Comprehensive Wikipedia entry -
> http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_theory
> Andrew
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