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A Categorical Construction of the Real Unit Interval

  title={A Categorical Construction of the Real Unit Interval},
  author={John van de Wetering},
The real unit interval is the fundamental building block for many branches of mathematics like probability theory, measure theory, convex sets and homotopy theory. However, a priori the unit interval could be considered an arbitrary choice and one can wonder if there is some more canonical way in which the unit interval can be constructed. In this paper we find such a construction by using the theory of effect algebras. We show that the real unit interval is the unique non-initial, non-final… 
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