Category Theory

[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical
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[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical computer science, and is also applied to mathematical physics. Roughly, it is a general mathematical theory of structures and of systems of structures. As category theory is still...

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