A characterization of the \(n\)-ary many-sorted closure operators and a many-sorted Tarski irredundant basis theorem. (English) Zbl 07144285

Summary: A theorem of single-sorted algebra states that, for a closure space \((A,J)\) and a natural number \(n\), the closure operator \(J\) on the set \(A\) is \(n\)-ary if and only if there exists a single-sorted signature \(\Sigma\) and a \(\Sigma\)-algebra A such that every operation of A is of an arity \(\leq n\) and \(J = \mathrm{Sg}\mathbf{A}\), where \(\mathrm{Sg}\mathbf{A}\) is the subalgebra generating operator on \(A\) determined by A. On the other hand, a theorem of Tarski asserts that if \(J\) is an \(n\)-ary closure operator on a set \(A\) with \(n\geq 2\), then, for every \(i, j \in \mathrm{IrB}(A,J)\), where \(\mathrm{IrB}(A,J)\) is the set of all natural numbers which have the property of being the cardinality of an irredundant basis (\(\equiv\) minimal generating set) of \(A\) with respect to \(J\) , if \(i<j\) and \(i+1\{i+1,\dots, j-1\}\cap\mathrm{IrB}(A,J)=\varnothing\), then \(j-i\leq n-1\). In this article we state and prove the many-sorted counterparts of the above theorems. But, we remark, regarding the first one under an additional condition: the uniformity of the many-sorted closure operator.


06A15 Galois correspondences, closure operators (in relation to ordered sets)
54A05 Topological spaces and generalizations (closure spaces, etc.)
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