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### A categorical characterization of the lexicographic order

In $Pos$ (the category of partial ordered sets and order preserving maps) there is the categorical product of two objects, but on the set product there is (naturally) also the lexicographic order. I ...

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### Well-ordered cofinal subsets [closed]

Let $(P, \leq)$ be a total ordering (some of you prefer the name linear order). Can we find a subset $R\subseteq P$ which is well ordered (with respect to $\leq\upharpoonright R$) and cofinal in $P$, ...

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### How this set of functions is ordered?

Notation:
$k, m, n$ are non-negative integers
$f, g, h$ are functions $\mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{N}$
$f^k$ is $k$-th iterate of the function $f$: $f^0(n)=n, f^{k+1}(n)=f^k(f(n))$
$f \prec g$ means ...

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### Visualizing large posets

Hi, does somebody know if there is any software for visualizing very large posets? (like those in page 27 of this notes of Guenter Ziegler). They may arise (as in that text) by considering the face ...

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### Heights of several interesting posets

Let the height of a poset $P$ be the supremum of ordinals that are order types of all well-ordered subsets of $P$ (with order inherited from $P$).
Define several sets of total functions, in each ...

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### Ordinals and complexity classes

What is the least recursive ordinal $\alpha$ such that there is no algorithm in complexity class $\mathsf{P}$ which implements a well-ordering of $\mathbb{N}$ with order type $\alpha$? (where the size ...

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### When Aut(M) preserves a linear order?

I have a general-type question:
Suppose $M$ is a countable structure that is ultrahomogeneous, i.e. every (partial) isomorphism between finitely generated substructures of $M$ extends to an ...

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### Reference for sparseness of incomparability graphs implying sparseness of covering graphs

If a partial order on $n$ elements has $m$ incomparable pairs, then its covering graph (aka Hasse diagram aka transitive reduction, the graph of pairs of elements that are comparable but are not the ...

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### Definition of $\beta$-limit ordinals

Hello,
I am reading Rosenstein's "Linear Orderings" and I am not sure if I am missing something, or if there is an error.
He gives the definition of a $\beta$-limit ordinal inductively, as follows ...

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### Automorphisms of locally finite countable posets-2

Given is a locally finite countable connected poset which satisfies further the following properties:
Let $C$ be any maximal chain ( i.e. inextendible chain) and $A$ be any antichain. Then $A$ is ...

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### Causal sets quantization

Hi,
Here are a couple of questions:
Is there a way to classify all homomorphisms between two finite posets?
Same question as (1) but for infinite, locally finite countable connected posets.
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### Automorphisms of locally finite countable posets

I rephrase my last question. Given a locally finite countable connected (as a graph) poset which satisfies the following further condition: the intersection of any antichain with the set of elements ...

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### Automorphisms of locally finite countable posets

Hi,
Is the automorphism group of a countable locally finite connected poset finite or countable?
If not, is there a way to equipp it (the uncountable group) with a topology and a measure?
Need this ...

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### What is known about orbifolding ordered groups and sets? Who has been involved? Links to Lee metrics?

In mathematical music theory several ordered groups are considered. Some examples contain the frequency space or Tonnetzes. Other groups (commutative and non-commutative ones) are discussed by Dawid ...

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### Algorithm to compute certain poset from a given poset.

Hi. Associated with a finite poset $P$, one can consider the poset $S(P)$, whose elements are the intervals of $P$, ordered by inclusion. (See Discrete version of Nullstellensatz? for some motivation ...

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### Intervals in posets: how to extend interval orders, Allen's algebra, and interval graphs to intervals of posets?

BACKGROUND
Assume a poset $\langle P, \le \rangle$. For two points $a,b \in P$
with $a \le b$, then $I = [a,b] = \{ x : a \le x \le b \}$ is the
interval between $a$ and $b$.
When $P$ is a chain ...

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### Discrete version of Nullstellensatz?

Hi. I was reading the paper "On the foundations of combinatorial theory (VI): The idea of a generating function" by Doubilet, Rota and Stanley, and there is a relation treated which is very ...

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### Power of an order relation

Let there be > included in AxB as a binary relation.
What does (x)>^2(y) mean? What is the meaning of an order relation raised to a power?
My first tought was that >^2 = >x> which is a cartesian ...

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### is $ded^{*}(\kappa)< ded(\kappa)$ consistent?

Hello,
I wonder if anyone knows this.
Definition:
$ded\left(\lambda\right)$ is the supremum of all sizes
of linear orders with a dense subset of size $\lambda$.
$ded^{*}\left(\lambda\right)$ is ...

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### Is $Ded(\kappa)<Ded(\kappa)^\omega$ consistent?

Hello,
I want to ask if anyone can tells us what is known (consistently) about $Ded(\kappa)$, $\kappa$ an infinite cardinal.
Definition If there is a dense linear order w/o endpoints of size ...

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### Height of ordered set

In all "constructive" fixed-point theorems for functions on ordered sets that I am aware of, where the fixed point is obtained as the limit of a stationary increasing transfinite sequence, it is ...

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### Probability distributions: The maximum of a pair of iid draws, where the minimum is an order statistic of other minimums?

General question: What is the distribution for the maximum of 2 independent draws from cdf F(x), when we know that the minimum of those same two draws is the kth order statistic of the minimum of n ...

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### order-preserving question

A B are totally-ordered sets and there exist two maps f and g such that f is a order-preserving injection from A to B and g is a order-preserving injection from B to A.
Q: Are A and B necessarily ...

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### Which countable linear orders are $\aleph_0$-categorical?

The question is: Which countable linear orders are $\aleph_0$-categorical?
I have a bit of progress on this:
Define a discrete tuple to be a set of elements, ordered discretely, such that if $a$ and ...

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### Converse to Banach’s fixed point theorem for ordered fields?

Suppose $R$ is an ordered field. Call a continuous map $f: R \rightarrow R$ a contraction if there exists $r < 1$ (in $R$) such that $|f(x)-f(y)| \leq r |x-y|$ for all $x,y \in R$ (where $|x| := ...

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### Number of graphs with a given number of nodes, edges and triangles

Hi. Does anyone know if it is possible to enumerate the set of labeled/unlabeled graphs (loopless, undirected, only one edge between pairs of nodes) having a given number of nodes, edges and ...

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### way-below relation

Wiki says that an infinite set may be way-below another set.
More precisely, in a power set, pow(S), with subset order and with X and Y subsets of S, does X way-below Y entail that X is finite?
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### Bridge game with only one suit: strategy

This game looks like bridge, but 1- there are only two players Alice and Bob, 2- there is only one suit, whose cards are numbered $1, 2,\ldots,2n$. One deals each player $n$ cards. Therefore Alice ...

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### Topological sort of partial order into sorted sets

Given a partial order of elements, one can use topological sorting to produce a sorted list of elements. For example, if we have the partial order A->B and A->C, then the possible topological sort ...

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### Is it reasonable to define `poset homotopy' as a `natural transformation of posets'?

Pausing to speak metaphorically for a bit, I have always thought of partial orders as being something like a simplified version of topological spaces. (In the finite case at least, all topological ...

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### Universal order type

Every countable order type, such as the countable ordinals, $\mathbb Z$, etc. can be embedded in $\mathbb Q$, so it is universal for countable order types. Is there a universal space for all linear ...

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### A specific notion between the notions of transversal and system of distinct representatives.

Let $X$ be a set, let $\mathcal{C}$ be a collection of subsets of $X$, and let $x_1, \dots , x_k \in X$. Say that the sequence $\{x_i\}_{i=1\dots k}$ is a sequential transversal (of length $k$) ...

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### Semilattices with n elements

How many n-element semilattices there are?
For example, for n-element partially ordered set we can figured out, that there are $2^{n*(n-1)}$ possible sets.
And can I find all possible n-element ...

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### Well ordering of countably branching well founded trees

Hello everybody,
I would like to say, before stating the question, that I'm not a mathematician, and therefore i apologize in advance if the question is trivial, or well-known. I'll try to state it ...

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### Does this “flipping lexicographic” ordering have a standard name?

I’ve run into the following straightforward variant of lexicographic ordering, and am wondering if it has a standard name. I’ve been calling it the flipping lexicographic ordering, for evident ...

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### Modern books about orders and algebras on trees

Please help to find books about orders and algebras on trees.
If there is no modern books, please advice good old ones!
I'm more interested in finite trees (my current problem), but infinite ones are ...

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### Decomposing posets into countably many chains

A conjecture of Galvin's is that the following is possible (which I take to mean that the consistency of the following can be proven relative to the consistency of something like ZFC, or ZFC plus some ...

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### Of what kind of complemented bounded poset are the structures in my quasi-variety?

I feel that my question is very basic, but, somewhat suprisingly, nobody was able to give me an answer so far:
Let
$\mathbf{M} := \langle \{ 0,1 \}, 0, 1, \leq, \neg \rangle$
be the structure with ...

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### Given a cardinal k, what's the biggest dense linear order with a dense subset of size k?

It's not hard to show that for any cardinal $\kappa$, there is no dense linear order without endpoints (DLO) of size greater than $2^{\kappa}$ that has a dense subset of size $\kappa$. But one can ...

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### A problem about posets similar to Suslin's problem

Suslin's problem is:
Given a complete dense linear order without endpoints, if it has the ccc must it be isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$?
The answer is that it's independent of ZFC. The related ...

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### Does order isomorphism of linear extensions of two partially ordered sets imply order isomorphism of themselves?

Consider two partially ordered sets $A = \{a< b,a< c\}$, $B=\{x< z,y< z\}$.
Their linear extensions (here we allow equality in linear extensions) for $A, B$ are
$$A_L=\{A_1=\{a< b< ...

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### Is every countable well-order embeddable in \mathbb{R}? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Order types of positive reals
The title is self-explanatory.

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### What do you call a lattice whose meet operation preserves disjointness of subsets?

To make my question more precise and compact (and probably more intuitive), let me define the following:
A subset $S$ of a lattice is mutually disjoint if for each $x \in S$, $\bigvee(S - \lbrace x ...

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### Functoriality of a standard integral domain construction.

The evident forgetful functor from fields to integral domains has a left adjoint, namely the construction of the quotient field for a given integral domain. Another standard construction is taking the ...

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### Partial word orders on groups

This is a followup question related to this question. Recall that a left-invariant partial order on a finitely generated group $G$ is called a partial word order if for every $a\le b\le c$ we have ...

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### orders and length functions on finitely generated groups

Let $G$ be a finitely generated group with the natural word length function ($|x|$ is the length of the shortest word in generators of $G$ representing $x$). We call a partial left invariant order ...

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### Higher-order dimension in posets: a reference request

Let $P = (X, \le)$ be a partially-ordered set. Then the dimension of $P$ is the minimum number of total orders over $X$ whose intersection yields $P$. Alternately, the dimension of $P$ is the minimum ...

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### Is this a pre-ordered commutative semigroup?

Motivation
I'm studying an approach to axiomatic thermodynamics based on the notion of commutative semigroup $(S,+)$ with a preorder relation $\to$ on $S$. In other words, $S$ is non-empty set, the ...

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### a poset with small “cycles”

(a followup to this recent question)
I noticed the following curious property of a poset (which I strongly believe to be a lattice, I'm still trying to prove that...):
Suppose that $z$ is covered by ...

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### Proving that a poset is a lattice

I discovered experimentally that a certain finite poset (sorry, I cannot give its definition here) seems to be in fact a (non-distributive, non-graded) lattice. The covering relations are reasonably ...