[Haskell-cafe] Category Theory woes
Mark Spezzano
mark.spezzano at chariot.net.au
Tue Feb 2 06:36:34 EST 2010
I should probably add that I am trying various proofs that involve injective and surjective properties of Hom Sets and Hom functions.
Does anyone know what Hom stands for?
I need a text for a newbie.
Mark
On 02/02/2010, at 9:56 PM, Mark Spezzano wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to learn Haskell and have come across Monads. I kind of understand monads now, but I would really like to understand where they come from. So I got a copy of Barr and Well's Category Theory for Computing Science Third Edition, but the book has really left me dumbfounded. It's a good book. But I'm just having trouble with the proofs in Chapter 1--let alone reading the rest of the text.
>
> Are there any references to things like "Hom Sets" and "Hom Functions" in the literature somewhere and how to use them? The only book I know that uses them is this one.
>
> Has anyone else found it frustratingly difficult to find details on easy-to-diget material on Category theory. The Chapter that I'm stuck on is actually labelled Preliminaries and so I reason that if I can't do this, then there's not much hope for me understanding the rest of the book...
>
> Maybe there are books on Discrete maths or Algebra or Set Theory that deal more with Hom Sets and Hom Functions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark Spezzano.
>
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