Theory of categories

  • Nicolae Popescu
  • Liliana Popescu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Nicolae Popescu, Liliana Popescu
    Pages 1-148
  3. Nicolae Popescu, Liliana Popescu
    Pages 149-217
  4. Nicolae Popescu, Liliana Popescu
    Pages 219-265
  5. Nicolae Popescu, Liliana Popescu
    Pages 267-323
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-337

About this book


Although it is a relatively .l'oung branch of mathematics, category theorJ; has already achieved important results that are dispersed in a great number of papers and gathered in some monographs. For this reason, to write a new monograph on the theory of categories is easy, due to the abundance of material, but also difficult, due to the great quantity of ideas and results. In this work we try to give all exposition of some of the ideas and results of the theory of categories. We use current terminology and build as simple a framework as possible, but nevertheless sufficient to enable the reader of this book to understand most of the research papers deroted to this theory. In order to read this book e{fectil'ely, the reader is assumed to possess some knowledge of set theory, as well as some elementary facts from algebra and general topology. However, the reader should hare mathematical maturity. The first chapter deals with the general stud}' of categories. Here the basic notions are introduced and most of the fundamental results are proved. The second chapter discusses the problem of the completion of categories. Brief!:!-' said, this means the embedding of a gil'en category into a category that possesses some additional properties, e.lpeciallr those connected with the existence of limits and colimits. The third chapter covers the algebraic categories, i.e. categories of universal algebras and their general study. as well as the study of the functors between them.


Adjoint functor Coproduct Morphism Topology algebra colimit theorem

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolae Popescu
    • 1
  • Liliana Popescu
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Scientific and Technical CreationBucharestRomania
  2. 2.University of BucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9552-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9550-5
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