Here we maintain a listing of various catagory theory course related resources available on the Internet.
- Open Course Ware
- Alternate Syllabi
- Course Notes / Online Texts
- Popular Science Books & Texts for the Non-specialist
- Useful Web Sites
- Stack Exchange
- Typesetting / LaTeX Samples
- “General” Interest Articles
Useful Web Sites
Diagram of category theory definition dependencies
Typesetting / LaTeX Samples
David Spivak example [TeX][pdf]
IM (Instant Message) Platform
Gitter (with LaTeX support) – via GitHub
“General” Interest Articles†
Weinstein article: (1996) Groupoids: unifying internal and external symmetry.
In this short tour, mathematician Alan Weinstein discusses groupoids in terms of the tiling pattern on a bathroom floor.
Gromov article: (2012) In a search for a structure, Part 1: On Entropy.
Category theory is the appropriate language for describing entropy. (Also available on Gromov’s website.)
Baez, Stay: (2009) Physics, topology, logic, and computation: a rosetta stone.
The authors use monoidal categories to discuss important phenomena in each of these four fields, such as Feynman diagrams, cobordisms, and the lambda calculus.
† Brief descriptions modified from David Spivak
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