Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics : Coherence in Three-Dimensional Category Theory Series Number 201 Hardback
Dimension three is an important test-bed for hypotheses in higher category theory and occupies something of a unique position in the categorical landscape.
At the heart of matters is the coherence theorem, of which this book provides a definitive treatment, as well as covering related results.
Along the way the author treats such material as the Gray tensor product and gives a construction of the fundamental 3-groupoid of a space.
The book serves as a comprehensive introduction, covering essential material for any student of coherence and assuming only a basic understanding of higher category theory.
It is also a reference point for many key concepts in the field and therefore a vital resource for researchers wishing to apply higher categories or coherence results in fields such as algebraic topology or theoretical computer science.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 286 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 21/03/2013
- Category: Algebra
- ISBN: 9781107034891