Category of differential manifolds with smooth maps
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The category of differential manifolds with smooth maps is defined as follows:
- The objects of the category are differential manifolds
- The morphisms of the category are smooth maps
There is a functor from the category of differential manifolds and smooth maps, to the category of topological spaces with continuous maps, that sends a differential manifold to its underlying topological space, and sends a smooth map to the underlying continuous map of topological spaces.