Edition 
2nd ed. 
Physical description 
xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. 
Series 
Graduate texts in mathematics ; 5. 

Graduate texts in mathematics ; 5.

Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297302) and index. 
Contents 
I. Categories, Functors, and Natural Transformations  II. Constructions on Categories  III. Universals and Limits  IV. Adjoints  V. Limits  VI. Monads and Algebras  VII. Monoids  VIII. Abelian Categories  IX. Special Limits  X. Kan Extensions  XI. Symmetry and Braiding in Monoidal Categories  XII. Structures in Categories  App. Foundations  Table of Standard Categories: Objects and Arrows. 
Summary 
"Categories for the Working Mathematician provides an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from the foundations, this book illuminates the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. The book then turns to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representations of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits. These categorical concepts are extensively illustrated in the remaining chapters, which include many applications of the basic existence theorem for adjoint functors. The categories of algebraic systems are constructed from certain adjointlike data and characterized by Beck's theorem. After considering a variety of applications, the book continues with the construction and exploitation of Kan extensions."BOOK JACKET. 
Subject 
Categories (Mathematics)

ISBN 
0387984038 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
