Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Day 55

[reading: Saunders Mac Lane, "Categories for the Working Mathematician"]

Starting to get slightly worn down by the vast morass of terminology in the early pages of my book on Category Theory. I did start to wonder if maybe the "abstract nonsense" complaint has some truth to it, but then I compared this book against my favourite book on Model Theory—at about the same page number, that book had also only included definitions and examples, with no theorems. So I guess I'll keep wading through, hoping that my intuition starts to get tuned along the way.

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