## poset sum of posets [closed]

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Ordered sum of posets

Let I,RI be a poset and for any i let Pi,Ri be a poset. Let P be the sum set of the Pi's and let R be the relation on P defined by qRr iff there is i such that q and r are members of Pi and qRi r, or q is member of Pj, r is member of Pk and jRIk. It is clear that P equipped with R is a poset. And, in the particular case that I,RI and Pi,Ri are totally ordered sets, so is also the case for P,R. Moreover, a theorem of Schoenfliess asserts that "Every ordered set is the union of scattered sets over a densely ordered indexing set." Question: Does there exist a corresponding decomposition theorem in the case of general posets ? Gérard Lang

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It seems, duplciate of mathoverflow.net/questions/69127/… To the questioner: please do not repost, instead use the 'edit' button just below the question's text. – quid Jun 29 2011 at 16:24