Algebra Seminar: Matthew Titsworth,"What does the word NATURAL mean in mathematics?"" | Department of Mathematics

Algebra Seminar: Matthew Titsworth,"What does the word NATURAL mean in mathematics?""

Event Information
Event Location: 
GAB 461
Event Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

Abstract:

The word "natural" gets thrown around a lot in mathematics. But back in the 1950s, the notion was formalized by Eilenberg and Maclane. They were motivated by a desire to show the Snake Lemma holds in general settings. In this talk, we will clarify the meaning of the word "natural" and its appropriate use. If there is time, we will discuss the interesting categorical implications of the existence of naturality.

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