By Stanley Burris

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Show that the binary relations on a set A form a lattice under ❸. 2. 6 is indeed an equivalence relation on A. 3. If I is a closed and bounded interval of the real line with the usual ordering, and P is a nonempty subset of I with the same ordering, show that P is a complete sublattice of I iff P is a closed subset of I. 4. If L is a complete chain show that L is algebraic iff for every a1 , a2 there are b1 , b2 L with a1 ↕ b1 ➔ b2 ↕ a2 . L with a1 ➔ a2 5. Draw the Hasse diagram of the lattice of partitions of a set with n elements for 1 ↕ n ↕ 4.

Anq ✏ βf B♣αa1, . . , αanq ✟ ✏ f C β ♣αa1q, . . , β ♣αanq ✟ ✏ f C ♣β ✆ αqa1, . . , ♣β ✆ αqan . P ROOF. For f an n-ary function symbol and a1 , . . , an ❧ The next result says that homomorphisms commute with subuniverse closure operators. 6. If α : A Ñ B is a homomorphism and X is a subset of A then α Sg♣X q ✏ Sg♣αX q. P ROOF. From the definition of E (see §3) and the fact that α is a homomorphism we have αE ♣Y q ✏ E ♣αY q for all Y ❸ A. Thus, by induction on n, αE n ♣X q ✏ E n ♣αX q for n ➙ 1; hence α Sg♣X q ✏ α X ✟ ❨ E ♣X q ❨ E 2 ♣X q ❨ ☎ ☎ ☎ ✏ αX ❨ αE ♣X q ❨ αE 2♣X q ❨ ☎ ☎ ☎ ✏ αX ❨ E ♣αX q ❨ E 2♣αX q ❨ ☎ ☎ ☎ ✏ Sg♣αX q.

A ring is an algebra ①R, , ☎ , ✁, 0②, where and ☎ are binary, unary and 0 is nullary, satisfying the following conditions: ✁ is R1: ①R, , ✁, 0② is an Abelian group R2: ①R, ☎ ② is a semigroup R3: x ☎ ♣y z q ✓ ♣x ☎ y q ♣x ☎ z q ♣x yq ☎ z ✓ ♣x ☎ zq ♣y ☎ zq. A ring with identity is an algebra ①R, , ☎ , ✁, 0, 1② such that (R1)–(R3) and (G2) hold. §1 Definition and Examples of Algebras 25 (5) M ODULES OVER A (F IXED ) R ING . Let R be a given ring. A (left) R-module is an algebra ①M, , ✁, 0, ♣fr qrR ② where is binary, ✁ is unary, 0 is nullary, and each fr is unary, such that the following hold: M1: M2: M3: M4: ①M, , ✁, 0② is an Abelian group fr ♣x y q ✓ fr ♣xq fr ♣y q, for r R fr s ♣xq ✓ fr ♣xq fs ♣xq, for r, s R fr ♣fs ♣xqq ✓ frs ♣xq for r, s R.

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