A 2-categories companion

Stephen Lack*

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    Abstract

    This paper is a rather informal guide to some of the basic theory of 2-categories and bicategories, including notions of limit and colimit, 2-dimensional universal algebra, formal category theory, and nerves of bicategories.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards higher categories
    EditorsJohn C. Baez, J. Peter May
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Pages105-191
    Number of pages87
    ISBN (Electronic)9781441915245
    ISBN (Print)9781441915238
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameIMA volumes in mathematics and its applications
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume152
    ISSN (Print)0940-6573

    Keywords

    • QUILLEN MODEL STRUCTURE
    • CATEGORIES
    • MONADS
    • LIMITS
    • BICATEGORIES
    • COHERENCE
    • COEQUALIZERS

    Cite this

    Lack, S. (2010). A 2-categories companion. In J. C. Baez, & J. P. May (Eds.), Towards higher categories (pp. 105-191). (IMA volumes in mathematics and its applications; Vol. 152). New York: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1524-5_4