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To help with this consider the particular cases where S is a 2-element set partially ordered in the two different ways. 2. To help with this consider the complexes A where only A−1 , A0 , A1 are non-trivial. 5. 5 Two simple categories and a bonus As we are going to see in a moment, every monoid is a category with a simple object structure, and every preset is a category with a simple arrow structure. Every category is a certain kind of amalgam of monoids and presets. Thus whenever you meet a new categorical notion it is worth trying it out on monoids and presets.

6 Consider the category Rng of rings. Show that the insertion Z is epic. 7 (a) Let C be a category of structured sets. Suppose C has a particular object S which has a special element (usually not part of the official furnishings) such that for each object A and element a ∈ A, there is a unique arrow α ✲ A S with α( ) = a. Show that in C each monic is injective. ) (b) Show that in Set, Pos, Top, Mon, Grp, Rng , Set-R each monic is injective. 8 (a) In Top an isomorphism is usually called something else.

What is the name used? Show that in Top each monic is injective. Show that an arrow of Top that is bijective as a function need not be an isomorphism. (b) Let Top 2 be the category of hausdorff spaces and continuous maps. Show that the insertion Q ⊂ e ✲ R is epic in this category. More generally, show that if T ✲ S is an arrow of Top 2 where the range [T ] is dense in the target S, then epic. If you are brave you can show that this result does not hold for Top 1 . 3. 9 Consider the following cube of arrows a, b, .