Categories for the Working Mathematician

Author: Saunders Mac Lane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475747218
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Mathematics

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. It 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 adjoint-like data and characterised by Beck's theorem. After considering a variety of applications, the book continues with the construction and exploitation of Kan extensions. This second edition includes a number of revisions and additions, including new chapters on topics of active interest: symmetric monoidal categories and braided monoidal categories, and the coherence theorems for them, as well as 2-categories and the higher dimensional categories which have recently come into prominence.

Categories for the Working Mathematician

Author: Saunders MacLane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461298397
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Mathematics

Category Theory has developed rapidly. This book aims to present those ideas and methods which can now be effectively used by Mathe maticians working in a variety of other fields of Mathematical research. This occurs at several levels. On the first level, categories provide a convenient conceptual language, based on the notions of category, functor, natural transformation, contravariance, and functor category. These notions are presented, with appropriate examples, in Chapters I and II. Next comes the fundamental idea of an adjoint pair of functors. This appears in many substantially equivalent forms: That of universal construction, that of direct and inverse limit, and that of pairs offunctors with a natural isomorphism between corresponding sets of arrows. All these forms, with their interrelations, are examined in Chapters III to V. The slogan is "Adjoint functors arise everywhere". Alternatively, the fundamental notion of category theory is that of a monoid -a set with a binary operation of multiplication which is associative and which has a unit; a category itself can be regarded as a sort of general ized monoid. Chapters VI and VII explore this notion and its generaliza tions. Its close connection to pairs of adjoint functors illuminates the ideas of universal algebra and culminates in Beck's theorem characterizing categories of algebras; on the other hand, categories with a monoidal structure (given by a tensor product) lead inter alia to the study of more convenient categories of topological spaces.

Einf hrung in die Kategorientheorie

Author: Martin Brandenburg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662535219
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Mathematics

Die Kategorientheorie deckt die innere Architektur der Mathematik auf. Dabei werden die strukturellen Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen mathematischen Disziplinen und ihren spezifischen Konstruktionen herausgearbeitet. Dieses Buch gibt eine systematische Einführung in die Grundbegriffe der Kategorientheorie. Zahlreiche ausführliche Erklärungstexte sowie die große Menge an Beispielen helfen beim Einstieg in diese verhältnismäßig abstrakte Theorie. Es werden viele konkrete Anwendungen besprochen, welche die Nützlichkeit der Kategorientheorie im mathematischen Alltag belegen. Jedes Kapitel wird mit einem motivierenden Text eingeleitet und mit einer großen Aufgabensammlung abgeschlossen. An Vorwissen muss der Leser lediglich ein paar Grundbegriffe des Mathematik-Studiums mitbringen. Die vorliegende zweite vollständig durchgesehene Auflage ist um ausführliche Lösungen zu ausgewählten Aufgaben ergänzt.

Algebraische Topologie

Author: Wolfgang Lück
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322802415
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Hauptgegenstand des Buches sind Homologie-, Kohomologietheorien und Mannigfaltigkeiten. In den ersten acht Kapiteln werden Begriffe wie Homologie, CW-Komplexe, Produkte und Poincaré Dualität eingeführt und deren Anwendungen diskutiert. In den davon unabhängigen Kapiteln 9 bis 13 werden Differentialformen und der Satz von Stokes auf Mannigfaltigkeiten behandelt. Die in Kapitel 14 und 15 behandelte de Rham Kohomologie und der Satz von de Rham verbinden diese beiden Teile.

Rigor and Structure

Author: John P. Burgess
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191033605
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Philosophy

While we are commonly told that the distinctive method of mathematics is rigorous proof, and that the special topic of mathematics is abstract structure, there has been no agreement among mathematicians, logicians, or philosophers as to just what either of these assertions means. John P. Burgess clarifies the nature of mathematical rigor and of mathematical structure, and above all of the relation between the two, taking into account some of the latest developments in mathematics, including the rise of experimental mathematics on the one hand and computerized formal proofs on the other hand. The main theses of Rigor and Structure are that the features of mathematical practice that a large group of philosophers of mathematics, the structuralists, have attributed to the peculiar nature of mathematical objects are better explained in a different way, as artefacts of the manner in which the ancient ideal of rigor is realized in modern mathematics. Notably, the mathematician must be very careful in deriving new results from the previous literature, but may remain largely indifferent to just how the results in the previous literature were obtained from first principles. Indeed, the working mathematician may remain largely indifferent to just what the first principles are supposed to be, and whether they are set-theoretic or category-theoretic or something else. Along the way to these conclusions, a great many historical developments in mathematics, philosophy, and logic are surveyed. Yet very little in the way of background knowledge on the part of the reader is presupposed.

Anschauliche Geometrie

Author: David Hilbert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642199486
Release Date: 2011-04-13
Genre: Mathematics

1932 erstmals erschienen, hat der Klassiker der Geometrie bis heute nichts von seiner Frische und Kraft eingebüßt. Die weltbekannten Autoren stellen in dem Band zugrundeliegende Leitmotive und verblüffende Zusammenhänge in der Geometrie verständlich dar. David Hilbert, dessen Ziel es war, die Faszination der Geometrie zu vermitteln, schrieb im Vorwort: „Das Buch soll dazu dienen, die Freude an der Mathematik zu mehren, indem es dem Leser erleichtert, in das Wesen der Mathematik einzudringen, ohne sich einem beschwerlichen Studium zu unterziehen".

Hypergraph Theory

Author: Alain Bretto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319000800
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to hypergraphs, its aim being to overcome the lack of recent manuscripts on this theory. In the literature hypergraphs have many other names such as set systems and families of sets. This work presents the theory of hypergraphs in its most original aspects, while also introducing and assessing the latest concepts on hypergraphs. The variety of topics, their originality and novelty are intended to help readers better understand the hypergraphs in all their diversity in order to perceive their value and power as mathematical tools. This book will be a great asset to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and mathematics. It has been the subject of an annual Master's course for many years, making it also ideally suited to Master's students in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, engineering, chemistry, and many other fields. It will also benefit scientists, engineers and anyone else who wants to understand hypergraphs theory.

Hopf Algebras in Noncommutative Geometry and Physics

Author: Stefaan Caenepeel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780429530074
Release Date: 2019-05-07
Genre: Mathematics

This comprehensive reference summarizes the proceedings and keynote presentations from a recent conference held in Brussels, Belgium. Offering 1155 display equations, this volume contains original research and survey papers as well as contributions from world-renowned algebraists. It focuses on new results in classical Hopf algebras as well as the

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ISBN: UCAL:$B714722
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Mathematics

Issues for Dec. 1952- include section: Nachrichten der Österreichischen Mathematischen Gesellschaft.

Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Stochastische Prozesse

Author: Michael Mürmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642381607
Release Date: 2013-11-22
Genre: Mathematics

Dieses Lehrbuch beschäftigt sich mit den zentralen Gebieten einer maßtheoretisch orientierten Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie im Umfang einer zweisemestrigen Vorlesung. Nach den Grundlagen werden Grenzwertsätze und schwache Konvergenz behandelt. Es folgt die Darstellung und Betrachtung der stochastischen Abhängigkeit durch die bedingte Erwartung, die mit der Radon-Nikodym-Ableitung realisiert wird. Sie wird angewandt auf die Theorie der stochastischen Prozesse, die nach der allgemeinen Konstruktion aus der Untersuchung von Martingalen und Markov-Prozessen besteht. Neu in einem Lehrbuch über allgemeine Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie ist eine Einführung in die stochastische Analysis von Semimartingalen auf der Grundlage einer geeigneten Stetigkeitsbedingung mit Anwendungen auf die Theorie der Finanzmärkte. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen, teilweise mit Lösungen. Neben der Theorie vertiefen Anmerkungen, besonders zu mathematischen Modellen für Phänomene der Realität, das Verständnis.​

Grundkurs Topologie

Author: Gerd Laures
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783827422187
Release Date: 2009-03-13
Genre: Mathematics

Die Topologie beschäftigt sich mit den qualitativen Eigenschaften geometrischer Objekte. Ihr Begriffsapparat ist so mächtig, dass kaum eine mathematische Struktur nicht mit Gewinn topologisiert wurde. Dieses Buch versteht sich als Brücke von den einführenden Vorlesungen der Analysis und Linearen Algebra zu den fortgeschrittenen Vorlesungen der Algebraischen und Geometrischen Topologie. Es eignet sich besonders für Studierende in einem Bachelor- oder Masterstudiengang der Mathematik, kann aber auch zum Selbststudium für mathematisch interessierte Naturwissenschaftler dienen. Die Autoren legen besonderen Wert auf eine moderne Sprache, welche die vorgestellten Ideen vereinheitlicht und damit erleichtert. Definitionen werden stets mit vielen Beispielen unterlegt und neue Konzepte werden mit zahlreichen Bildern illustriert. Über 170 Übungsaufgaben (mit Lösungen zu ausgewählten Aufgaben auf der Website zum Buch) helfen, die vermittelten Inhalte einzuüben und zu vertiefen. Viele Abschnitte werden ergänzt durch kurze Einblicke in weiterführende Themen, die einen Ausgangspunkt für Studienarbeiten oder Seminarthemen bieten. Neben dem üblichen Stoff zur mengentheoretischen Topologie, der Theorie der Fundamentalgruppen und der Überlagerungen werden auch Bündel, Garben und simpliziale Methoden angesprochen, welche heute zu den Grundbegriffen der Geometrie und Topologie gehören.

Algebraic Topology

Author: William Fulton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461241805
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Mathematics

To the Teacher. This book is designed to introduce a student to some of the important ideas of algebraic topology by emphasizing the re lations of these ideas with other areas of mathematics. Rather than choosing one point of view of modem topology (homotopy theory, simplicial complexes, singular theory, axiomatic homology, differ ential topology, etc.), we concentrate our attention on concrete prob lems in low dimensions, introducing only as much algebraic machin ery as necessary for the problems we meet. This makes it possible to see a wider variety of important features of the subject than is usual in a beginning text. The book is designed for students of mathematics or science who are not aiming to become practicing algebraic topol ogists-without, we hope, discouraging budding topologists. We also feel that this approach is in better harmony with the historical devel opment of the subject. What would we like a student to know after a first course in to pology (assuming we reject the answer: half of what one would like the student to know after a second course in topology)? Our answers to this have guided the choice of material, which includes: under standing the relation between homology and integration, first on plane domains, later on Riemann surfaces and in higher dimensions; wind ing numbers and degrees of mappings, fixed-point theorems; appli cations such as the Jordan curve theorem, invariance of domain; in dices of vector fields and Euler characteristics; fundamental groups

Integration and Probability

Author: Paul Malliavin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461242024
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

An introduction to analysis with the right mix of abstract theories and concrete problems. Starting with general measure theory, the book goes on to treat Borel and Radon measures and introduces the reader to Fourier analysis in Euclidean spaces with a treatment of Sobolev spaces, distributions, and the corresponding Fourier analysis. It continues with a Hilbertian treatment of the basic laws of probability including Doob's martingale convergence theorem and finishes with Malliavin's "stochastic calculus of variations" developed in the context of Gaussian measure spaces. This invaluable contribution gives a taste of the fact that analysis is not a collection of independent theories, but can be treated as a whole.