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Categories and Computer Science : Cambridge Computer Science Texts - R. F. C. Walters

Categories and Computer Science

Cambridge Computer Science Texts

Paperback Published: 26th October 1992
ISBN: 9780521422260
Number Of Pages: 180

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Category theory has, in recent years, become increasingly important and popular in computer science, and many universities now have introductions to category theory as part of their courses for undergraduate computer scientists. The author is a respected category theorist and has based this textbook on a course given over the last few years at the University of Sydney. The theory is developed in a straightforward way, and is enriched with many examples from computer science. Thus this book meets the needs of undergradute computer scientists, and yet retains a level of mathematical correctness that will broaden its appeal to include students of mathematics new to category theory.

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"Nice, crisp introduction to category theory, motivated by examples and use in computer science. Mathematical sophistication blends nicely with fundamental concepts and examples to make the connections (and usefulness) understandable to good undergraduates." The American Mathematical Monthly "Within the setting of distributive categories, nicely explained here, one sees data structure abstractions done properly. The example of queues is the most compelling in that all of the structure of distributive categories is used...strongly recommend[ed]. David B. Benson, Computing Reviews "...probably the clearest introduction to category theory written to date." The Bulletin of Mathematics Books

The algebra of functions
Products and sums
Distributive categories
Data types
Categories of functors
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Computational category theory
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ISBN: 9780521422260
ISBN-10: 0521422264
Series: Cambridge Computer Science Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 26th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.19  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.23

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