monads

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  • Distributive law between monads — In category theory, an abstract branch of mathematics, distributive laws between monads are a way to express abstractly that two algebraic structures distribute one over the other one. Suppose that (S,μS,ηS) and (T,μT,ηT) are two monads on a… …   Wikipedia

  • Monad (functional programming) — In functional programming, a monad is a programming structure that represents computations. Monads are a kind of abstract data type constructor that encapsulate program logic instead of data in the domain model. A defined monad allows the… …   Wikipedia

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  • System of Leibniz —     The System of Leibniz     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The System of Leibniz     I. LIFE OF LEIBNIZ     Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was born at Leipzig on 21 June (1 July), 1646. In 1661 he entered the University of Leipzig as a student of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Monad (category theory) — For the uses of monads in computer software, see monads in functional programming. In category theory, a branch of mathematics, a monad, Kleisli triple, or triple is an (endo )functor, together with two natural transformations. Monads are used in …   Wikipedia

  • Monadology — The Monadology (La Monadologie, 1714) is one of Gottfried Leibniz’s best known works representing his later philosophy. It is a short text which sketches in some 90 paragraphs a metaphysics of simple substances, or monads. Contents 1 Text 2 The… …   Wikipedia

  • Monad — • The word monad is used by the neo Platonists to signify the One; for instance, in the letters of the Christian Platonist Synesius, God is described as the Monad of Monads Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Monad     Monad …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gottfried Leibniz — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 18th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE |250px image caption = Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz name = Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz birth = 1 July (21 June Old Style) 1646, Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony …   Wikipedia

  • Monade (informatique) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Monade. On se place dans le cadre de la programmation fonctionnelle typée. Sommaire 1 Concepts 1.1 Définition formelle …   Wikipédia en Français

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