In recent years, algebraic studies of the differential calculus and integral calculus in the forms of differential algebra and Rota-Baxter algebra have been merged together to reflect the close relationship between the two calculi through the First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. In this paper we study this relationship from a categorical point of view in the context of distributive laws which can be tracked back to the distributive law of multiplication over addition. The monad giving Rota-Baxter algebras and the comonad giving differential algebras are constructed. Then we obtain monads and comonads giving the composite structures of differential and Rota-Baxter algebras. As a consequence, a mixed distributive law of the monad giving Rota-Baxter algebras over the comonad giving differential algebras is established.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
- MSC primary 18C15
- secondary 18C20