The joy of abstraction : an exploration of math, category theory, and life
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Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2023.
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Published
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2023.
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Book
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xiv, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Mathematician and popular science author Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to show you that mathematics can be flexible, creative, and visual. This joyful journey through the world of abstract mathematics into category theory will demystify mathematical thought processes and help you develop your own thinking, with no formal mathematical background needed. The book brings abstract mathematical ideas down to earth using examples of social justice, current events, and everyday life - from privilege to COVID-19 to driving routes. The journey begins with the ideas and workings of abstract mathematics, after which you will gently climb toward more technical material, learning everything needed to understand category theory, and then key concepts in category theory like natural transformations, duality, and even a glimpse of ongoing research in higher-dimensional category theory."--,Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cheng, E. (2023). The joy of abstraction: an exploration of math, category theory, and life . Cambridge University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cheng, Eugenia. 2023. The Joy of Abstraction: An Exploration of Math, Category Theory, and Life. Cambridge University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cheng, Eugenia. The Joy of Abstraction: An Exploration of Math, Category Theory, and Life Cambridge University Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cheng, Eugenia. The Joy of Abstraction: An Exploration of Math, Category Theory, and Life Cambridge University Press, 2023.

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