By Stanley Burris

ISBN-10: 0387905782

ISBN-13: 9780387905785

ISBN-10: 7506201089

ISBN-13: 9787506201087

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Show that Θ is a 2-ary closure operator. [Hint: replace each n-ary f of A by unary operations f (a1 , . . , ai−1 , x, ai+1 , . . , an ), a1 , . . , ai−1 , ai+1 , . . ] 8. If A is a unary algebra and B is a subuniverse deﬁne θ by a, b ∈ θ iﬀ a = b or {a, b} ⊆ B. Show that θ is a congruence on A. 9. Let S be a semilattice. Deﬁne a ≤ b for a, b ∈ S if a · b = a. Show that ≤ is a partial order on S. Next, given a ∈ S deﬁne θa = { b, c ∈ S × S : both or neither of a ≤ b, a ≤ c hold}. Show θa is a congruence on S.

2, LC is indeed an algebraic lattice. So suppose X = {a1 , . . , ak } and C(X) ⊆ C(Ai ) = C Ai i∈I i∈I For each aj ∈ X we have by (C4) a ﬁnite Xj ⊆ ﬁnitely many Ai ’s, say Aj1 , . . , Ajnj , such that i∈I Ai with aj ∈ C(Xj ). Since there are Xj ⊆ Aj1 ∪ · · · ∪ Ajnj , then aj ∈ C(Aj1 ∪ · · · ∪ Ajnj ). But then X⊆ C(Aj1 ∪ · · · ∪ Ajnj ), 1≤j≤k so . X ⊆C 1≤j≤k 1≤i≤nj Aji , 23 §5. Closure Operators and hence C(X) ⊆ C 1≤j≤k 1≤i≤nj Aji = C(Aji), 1≤j≤k 1≤i≤nj so C(X) is compact.

An ∈ A, we have (β ◦ α)f A(a1 , . . , an ) = β(αf A(a1 , . . , an )) = βf B (αa1 , . . , αan ) = f C (β(αa1 ), . . , β(αan )) = f C ((β ◦ α)a1 , . . , (β ◦ α)an ). ✷ The next result says that homomorphisms commute with subuniverse closure operators. 6. If α : A → B is a homomorphism and X is a subset of A then α Sg(X) = Sg(αX). Proof. From the deﬁnition of E (see §3) and the fact that α is a homomorphism we have αE(Y ) = E(αY ) for all Y ⊆ A. Thus, by induction on n, αE n (X) = E n (αX) for n ≥ 1; hence α Sg(X) = α(X ∪ E(X) ∪ E 2 (X) ∪ .

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