Sketches of an Elephant: v.2: A Topos Theory Compendium (Hardback)
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Short Description for Sketches of an Elephant: v.2 Topos Theory is an important branch of mathematical logic of interest to theoretical computer scientists, logicians and philosophers who study the foundations of mathematics, and to those working in differential geometry and continuum physics. This compendium presents a comprehensive account of all the main approaches.
- Published: 21 November 2002
- Format: Hardback 716 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198515982 ISBN 10: 0198515987
Full description for Sketches of an Elephant: v.2
Topos Theory is a subject that stands at the junction of geometry, mathematical logic and theoretical computer science, and it derives much of its power from the interplay of ideas drawn from these different areas. Because of this, an account of topos theory which approaches the subject from one particular direction can only hope to give a partial picture; the aim of this compendium is to present as comprehensive an account as possible of all the main approaches and thereby to demonstrate the overall unity of the subject. The material is organized in such a way that readers interested in following a particular line of approach may do so by starting at an appropriate point in the text.