Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Category Theory for Scientists

Had to quickly make a note about this as I think David Spivak in his paper (book!) Category Theory for Scientists has written a wonderful guide to what category theory is and how it can be used outside of its topological home. I've always held that the manner of thinking required by category theory provides an incredible toolkit for conceptualising and working with all sorts of structures and concepts, so I'm very, very happy to see something like this.

The only other major work in a similar vein is the deeply mathematical Baez and Stay's paper Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone.

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