IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(2): 156-159 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.214

A Survey of the Development of the Theory of Categories

D. Singh, A. I. Isah, and A. M. Ibrahim
Abstract—The paper outlines a crisp and critical survey of the development of the theory of categories. We show that the theory originally arose in mathematics out of the need of formalism to describe the passage from one type of mathematical structure to another, and later became an autonomous field of research that has now occupied a central position in most of the branches of mathematics, some areas of theoretical computer science and mathematical physics.

Index Terms—Axiomatic, category, computational.

Dasharath Singh is with the Mathematics Department, A. B. U. Zaria, Nigeria (e-mail: mathdss@yahoo.com; Tel:-+234(0)8022704813). Ahmed Ibrahim Isah is with the Mathematics Department, A. B. U. Zaria, Nigeria (e-mail:ahmadisah49@yahoo.com; Tel:- +234(0)8037001385).

Adeku Musa Ibrahim is with the Mathematics Department, A. B. U. Zaria, Nigeria (e-mail: adekubash1@gmail.com; Tel: -+234(0)8037032464).

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Cite: D. Singh, A. I. Isah, and A. M. Ibrahim, "A Survey of the Development of the Theory of Categories," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 156-159, 2012.

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