# Category Theory 2016/2017

This is the website for the course on ``Category Theory'' which will be offered at the University of Amsterdam in April and May 2017.

Exercise sheets, homework sheets and information about grading can be found here.

### Teaching staff

- Lecturer: Benno van den Berg

Email: bennovdberg@gmail.com

Room: ILLC, Science Park F2.43
- Teaching assistant: Andrew Swan

Email: a.w.swan@uva.nl

Room: ILLC, Science Park F2.40

### Aim

Aim is to introduce students to the main concepts and techniques of category theory.

### Description

In this course we will give a general introduction to the methods and results of category theory. More concretely, we will cover the following topics:
- Categories, functors, natural transformations
- Limits and colimits
- Adjoint functors
- Monads
- Presheaves
- Yoneda lemma

### Practical details

This course is offered in weeks 14-21 with an exam in week 22 of 2017. During weeks 14 - 21 there will be two lectures and two exercise class per week. The lectures are on Tuesdays 13:00-15:00 in SP D1.110 and Thursdays 11:00-13:00 in SP D1.116. The exercise class are on Wednesdays 15:00-17:00 in SP A1.30 (except for week 19 when it will be in SP G0.05) and Fridays 9:00-11:00 in SP A1.30. (Note that the following days are holidays: April 14, April 27, April 28, May 5, May 25 and May 26).

So the first meeting will be on 4 March 13:00 in the lecture hall D1.110 at the Science Park of the University of Amsterdam.

### Exam

The exam will take place on Wednesday 31 May 9:00-12:00 in SP F1.02. A date for a resit has not yet been scheduled.

### Study materials

- Steve Awodey, Category Theory, second edition. Oxford Logic Guides 52, 2010.

### Prerequisites

We assume that participants in the course possess the mathematical maturity as can be expected from students in mathematics or logic at the MSc level.

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