March 8th, 2003



I'm not sure whether to be pleased or frightened that the internet makes it possible for me to say with a certain sense of authority that I know which highly specialized graduate math text I'd be, were I, in fact, a math text at all...

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Saunders Mac Lane's Categories for the Working Mathematician.

I provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, I illuminate the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. I then turn to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representation of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits.

Which Springer GTM would you be?
The Springer GTM

I'm going to go have some pizza and beer at Rebecca's now while I consider this more thoroughly.
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