Special Limits

  • Saunders Mac Lane
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 5)


This chapter covers two useful types of limits (and colimits): The filtered limits, which are limits taken over preordered sets which are directed (and, more generally, over certain filtered categories), and the “ends”, which are limits obtained from certain bifunctors, and which behave like integrals.


Special Limit Natural Transformation Forgetful Functor Contravariant Functor Euclidean Vector Space 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saunders Mac Lane
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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