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If I want to pursue theoretical mathematics, especially Category theory, do I ever need programming skill?

I love Category Theory and I also love programming so I learn both of them in my spare time. However I find that programming takes up so much of my spare time. I reason that the less thing I can do ...
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Teaching intuition for the universal property of the product (category theory)

In category theory, there's the idea of the product as an object satisfying a particular universal property. Can you suggest ways to make the concept of the product intuitive? (So far, my attempt ...
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Conceptual Mathematics by Lawvere & Schanuel as text for bridging course?

I have recently come across Conceptual Mathematics: A First Introduction to Categories by Lawvere & Schanuel. It is a gentle introduction to Category Theory and strikes me as a potential ...
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How fast must one teach category theory? [closed]

For a postgraduate class on category theory, how fast must one teach category theory? What is the pace one must take? Also, what must one assume that the students know? Thanks!