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Module MAT-49-11-M-6

Categories (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-49-11-M-6 Categories 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [MAT-AGCA] Algebra, Geometry and Computer Algebra
Reference course of study [MAT-88.105-SG] M.Sc. Mathematics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MAT-49-11-K-6
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 irreg.
  • About [MAT-49-11-K-6]: Title: "Categories"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (20-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: irregular (by arrangement)
  • Examination number: 84152 ("Categories")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Categories, functors, natural transformations,
  • duality, Yoneda lemma,
  • universal constructions, products, limits,
  • adjoint functors,
  • Abelian categories, kernels, co-kernels, exact sequences.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of this module, the students have studied the fundamental formal structures that serve as a basis for many areas of mathematics. They have deepened their abilities of methodical abstraction. With the help of examples from different areas of mathematics, they have trained themselves to identify equivalent structures in different contexts. They understand the proofs presented in the lecture and are able to comprehend and explain them.


  • S. Mac Lane: Categories for the Working Mathematician,
  • H. Schubert: Kategorien I & II.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)



Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MAT-49-11-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-88.105-SG] M.Sc. Mathematics [Core Modules (non specialised)] Pure Mathematics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MAT-88.706-SG] M.Sc. Mathematics International [Core Modules (non specialised)] Pure Mathematics [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MAT-GM-MPOOL-5] General Mathematics (Introductory Modules M.Sc.)