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Any further applications of Freudenthal's 1936 Spectral Theorem ?

Seemingly completely forgotten, back in 1936, the Dutch mathematician Freudenthal, quite well known at the time, proved his so called Spectral Theorem, see chapter 6 in Luxemburg & Zaanen : Riesz ...
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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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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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Proving equivalence of a tree-based version of Countable Choice for families of finite sets

In this paper by Good and Tree, the following result is mentioned without proof as part of Proposition 6.5: Each of the following statements imply those beneath it. The countable union of ...
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What is the structure of a space of $\sigma$-algebras?

Let $X$ be a compact metric space, and consider the Banach space $\Omega = C(X,\mathbb R)$ of continuous, real-valued functions on $X$, equipped with the supremum norm. Let $\delta_x \in \Omega^*$ be ...
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Reference for statement that almost every $n$-element partial order has trivial automorphism group

I'm looking for a reference for the statement that almost every partial order on $n$ elements has trivial automorphism group. I've been told that this is a folklore result. Does anyone know of a ...
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Expected size of $k$-th layer of a POSET

Is this known? What is the expected width of the $k$-th layer (anti-chain layer) of a $d$-dimensional partially ordered set of $n$ elements formed by product of $d$ random linear orders chosen from ...
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Oriented matroids and posets?

Is there a characterization of oriented matroids in terms of order theory, similar to that of matroids as geometric lattices? Does this question make sense at all? I have seen (for instance in ...
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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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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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An elegant formulation for typed sets

Fix a poset $T$, which we'll think of as a set of "types," interpreting $a \leq b$ as "$a$ is more general than $b$." Construct a category of TSet as follows. Objects: Pairs ($X$, $\tau : X ...
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An equivariant Hahn Embedding Theorem?

The Hahn Embedding Theorem asserts that for any (linearly) ordered abelian group $\Lambda$, there exists a linearly ordered indexing set $\Omega$ such that $\Lambda$ admits an order-preserving group ...
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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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How linearly independent are the obvious combinatorial invariants of a Bruhat interval?

Let $[u, v]$ be a Bruhat interval in some Coxeter group. Let $I$ be the set of all Bruhat intervals. I am interested in functions $I \to \mathbb{Z}$ which are invariant under poset isomorphisms. ...
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Combinatorial design for minimization problem over binary strings

Suppose the cost of a binary string $B$ of length $k$ is the number of $1$s that occur before the last $0$. For example, $1110$ has cost 3 while $0111$ has cost 0. Now suppose you can choose $k$ ...
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A categorical analogue of Debreu's independent factors theorem

Background A major question in Decision Theory is that of the cardinal meaning of a utility function. That is, given a set $X$, a utility function $u:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ represents the choices ...
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Set of upper bounds is finite for any finite subset

Is there a term to describe a preordered set $P$ in which any finite subset $S \subset P$ has at most finitely many minimal upper bounds? The preordered sets I'm studying generally aren't ...
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Looking for a uniform explanation of algebras with canonical generators.

Let $\mathcal{V}$ be a finitary variety i.e. the algebras for a signature whose operations have finite arity and for some arbitrary set of equations. Then any algebra $A \in \mathcal{V}$ has a ...
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How many more join-irreducibles can there be in a sub join-semilattice of a finite lattice?

Let $L$ be a finite lattice. Then $L$ is generated by its join-irreducible elements $J(L)$ or alternatively its meet-irreducible elements $M(L)$. If $S \subseteq L$ is a sub join-semilattice then ...
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Generalization of order dimension and interval orders

A partial order $(X, <_X)$ has order dimension $n$ if it can be realized as the product order of $n$ total orders, which means that there is an order-embedding between $(X, \lt_X)$ and $(Y^n, ...
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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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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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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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Transitive closures and inductive reasoning [solved]

Let's say that r is an endorelation over A (i.e. $r$ is a subset of $A \times A$), $\bar{r}$ is the transitive closure of r (i.e. the least set containing r and being transitive). Furthermore $r$ has ...
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Vector-valued valuations on lattices

There's a fair amount of work on valuations on (modular) lattices, by which I mean functions $v : \mathcal{L} \rightarrow R$ that satisfy the modular expression $$v(x) + v(y) = v(x \wedge y) + v(x ...