nLab Understanding constructions in categories

This is an experiment. As with any experiment, it may flop.

The idea is to create a series of “Understandings”, i.e. tutorial references that work through category-theoretic constructions for various categories. Hopefully, each Understanding will be fairly homogeneous in structure, e.g. we define the category briefly with a reference to its formal page and then proceed to work through specific constructions in gory detail with specific examples.

These pages are to be friendly in nature with a similar spirit as John BaezThis Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics.

Here is a list of pages we hope to get started on:

Here is an initial list of constructions to include (originally designed for Set):

Under limits:

Under colimits:

Other constructions:

category: reference

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