The combinatorics of n-categorical pasting

Michael Johnson*

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The purpose of this paper is to prove the n-category pasting theorem. The theorem, which asserts that the categorical operation of pasting is well defined, has not previously been proved, mainly because of the lack of a sufficient formalization of the diagrams on which pasting operates. The paper develops a combinatorial treatment of these diagrams and proves the pasting theorem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-225
JournalJournal of Pure and Applied Algebra
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1989


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