By Steven Roman
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The first bankruptcy of the e-book introduces the definitions of class and functor and discusses diagrams,duality, preliminary and terminal gadgets, targeted forms of morphisms, and a few precise kinds of categories,particularly comma different types and hom-set different types. bankruptcy 2 is dedicated to functors and naturaltransformations, concluding with Yoneda's lemma. bankruptcy three offers the concept that of universality and bankruptcy four keeps this dialogue by way of exploring cones, limits, and the commonest specific structures – items, equalizers, pullbacks and exponentials (along with their twin constructions). The bankruptcy concludes with a theorem at the life of limits. ultimately, bankruptcy five covers adjoints and adjunctions.
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3) If the composition f ∘ g of two isomorphisms is deﬁned, then it is an isomorphism as well and ðf ∘ gÞÀ1 ¼ gÀ1 ∘ f À1 □ 1 Definition Let C be a category. 1) A morphism f : A ! B is right-cancellable if g∘f ¼ h∘f ) g¼h for any parallel morphisms g, h : B ! C. A right-cancellable morphism is called an epic (or epi). 2) A morphism f : A ! B is left-cancellable, if f ∘g ¼ f ∘h ) g¼h for any parallel morphisms g, h : C ! A. A left-cancellable morphism is called a monic (or a mono). □ In general, invertibility is stronger than cancellability.
AÞ ! ðY , g: Y ! AÞ 2 which is a map α: X ! Y satisfying g∘α¼f to the underlying morphism α. Thus F α ¼ α. We leave it to you to show that F is indeed a functor. □ 1 Example 29 Here is a functor tongue-twister. Let C be a category. We can deﬁne a functor F : C ) SmCat that takes an object A 2 C to the comma category ðC ! AÞ 2 SmCat, with target object A. For this reason, we might call the functor F an target functor (a nonstandard term). A morphism f : A ! A0 between target objects in C must map under F to a functor, that is, f: A !
C 2 , f 2 : F C 2 ! AÞ effects a change in source objects, which is accomplished by a morphism α: C1 ! C2 between “pre-source” objects for which f2 ∘ F α ¼ f1 The Final Generalization As a ﬁnal generalization, we can allow both the source and the target objects to vary over the image of separate functors. Speciﬁcally, let F : B ) D and G: C ) D be functors with the same codomain. As shown in Figure 13, an object of the comma category (F ! G) is a triple ðB, C, f : F B ! GC Þ where B 2 B, C 2 C and f is a morphism in D.
An Introduction to the Language of Category Theory by Steven Roman