#2: Epic Morphisms

Given that the name of this site is Epic Math, I felt I should write about a topic where the word epic is a technical term! It is hardly surprising that such a term exists, as many otherwise non-mathematical words such as almost, simple, open, connected, regular, normal, field, ringonto, map, twin, lucky, and even sexy have technical definitions.

Category Theory

The term epic is found in category theory, which is an extremely abstract branch of mathematics that formally deals with many other fields of math. It is so strange that some mathematicians have labeled it “abstract nonsense.”

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