Instructors: | Lars Birkedal, birkedal@it-c.dk, Glentevej 67, Room 2.21, 3816 8868 |
Thomas Hildebrandt, hilde@it-c.dk, Glentevej 67, Room 2.46, 3816 8833 |
Category theory, a branch of abstract algebra, has found many applications in mathematics, logic, and computer science, where it for example has been used to describe and analyse models of both sequential and parallel programming languages. Like such fields as elementary logic and set theory, category theory provides a basic conceptual apparatus and a collection of formal methods useful for addressing certain kinds of commonly occurring formal and informal problems, particularly those involving structural and functional considerations. This course is intended to acquaint students with these methods, and also to encourage them to reflect on the interrelations between category theory and the other basic formal disciplines. A number of applications of category theory to computer science will also be covered, including some recent developments.
Lectures | Tuesdays, Glentevej, Room 1.03, 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 4 PM |
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Prerequisites | This is an introductory graduate course with no formal pre-requisites, but some "mathematical maturity" would be helpful. |
Notes | Basic Category Theory by Jaap van Oosten. The notes can be bought during the first lecture. |
Credits | 7.5 ECTS |
Grading | Will be based on final exam: Passed / Not-passed |
Homework |
Weekly homework is assigned each Tuesday and due the following
Tuesday. It is a requirement for taking the final exam that 8 out of 11 homeworks are handed in. Late homework will only be accepted only under exceptional circumstances. |
Office Hour |
Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 2 PM. At this time you can come individually to the office of the lecturer of the day to discuss the course material or other questions. |
Final Exam |
January 18, 2001. Take-home Exam. You will get 24 hours; the estimated time for solving all the problems is 6 hours. The final take-home exam is now available on the assignments page. |
Home | http://www.it-c.dk/~birkedal/teaching/category-theory-Fall-2000/ |
Email-list | TBA |
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