A poset or partially ordered set is a set endowed with a partial order, meaning a binary relation $\leq$ which is reflexive ($x \leq x$ for all $x$) and transitive ($x\leq y$ and $y\leq z$ implies $x \leq z$).

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What is the number of maximal antichain in a poset?

This is a topic I am recently working on. Given a poset, how many different antichains are there? I find little literature on it. And I am interested whether there is a closed formula, or a tight ...
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Ordered sum of posets

Let $I$ be a poset and for any $i$ let $P_i$ be a poset. Let $P$ be the sum over $I$ of the sets $P_i$, and let $<_P$ be the relation defined on $P$ by $q<_Pr$ iff $q$ and $r$ are members of the ...
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Posets of cosets and contractibility

For this question let $G$ be a group, perhaps infinite, and let $H_i$ for $i\in I$ be a (finite) family of subgroups closed under taking intersections. I am interested in the coset poset ...
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A compactness property of posets

Consider a poset $P$ and suppose that every finite subset admits a supremum. Call an ideal $I$ of $P$ minimal infinite if it is infinite and every ideal properly contained in $I$ is finite. I am ...
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Ordering labellings of a fixed poset.

Let $\{A_1,\ldots, A_m\}$ be a family of sets and $I=\{1, \ldots, m\}$. Assume for any $J\subset I$, $B_J=\bigcap_{i\in J}A_j$ satisfies $1\leq |B_J| \leq m-1$ as long as $|J|>1$. We define a ...
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Is every poset the poset of prime ideals of a ring?

The answer to this question, as it is, is trivially false, for one necessary condition is the existence of maximal element(s), i.e., maximal ideals exist and are prime. My question was inspired from ...
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Minimum set cardinality for a given partially ordered set

Let S be a finite set of cardinality k. I consider subsets of S that I order by set inclusion. For any given k, this defines the partially ordered set S_k. To a given partially ordered set P, I ...
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Statements forced by one condition of a poset, but not the whole thing

In order to get the relative consistency of some statement, it suffices to find a notion of forcing, and a condition $p$ in that forcing, such that $p$ forces the desired statement. It seems to be ...
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On the barycentric subdivision of a poset

Hi everybody, I'm interested in the barycentric subdivision of a poset $P$, defined as the face poset of the corresponding order complex $\mathcal F(\Delta(P))$ (or alternatively, the poset of chains ...
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Decomposing a poset into directed subposets

Let us say that a poset $P$ is $\mathbf{\kappa}$-directed iff every collection of fewer than $\kappa$-many elements in $P$ has an upper bound in $P$. $P$ has the $\mathbf{\kappa}$ chain condition iff ...
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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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Terminology for posets.

What should I call a poset with the property that each element has AT MOST ONE predecessor? (I'm actually interested in the special case in which there are no infinite descending chains.) ...
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On the number of antichains of a poset

I am not an expert in combinatorics, but I need to count (or to approximate) the number of antichains of a poset. The idea relies on approximating this number by embedding my poset into another one, ...
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Set of maximal subfields not containing particular elements.

Instead of extending a field, by adjoining a new element, consider what happens if we remove an element or elements. This started as a question on math.SE Field reductions where Pete L. Clark ...
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Does “antichain” mean something different in set-forcing than in lattice theory?

On page 3 of Introduction to Lattices and Order, Davey and Priestley define an antichain in a poset $\langle P,\leq\rangle$ as a set of pairwise incomparable elements: The ordered set P is an ...
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Characterizing forcings that don't add any dominating reals

Regarding reals as functions from $\omega$ to $\omega$, let's say a real $f$ eventually dominates $g$ iff $(\exists n)(\forall m > n)[ f(m) > g(m)]$. Let's say that a (non-trivial separative) ...
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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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Count of lattices on finite set

Let $p(n)$ denote count of lattices on finite set $G$, $|G|=n$ (without isomorphism). It's know closed formula for $p(n)$? It's clear, that $1 \leq p(n)$ and also that $p(n-1) \leq p(n)$ for $n \geq ...
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Posets of finite sequences are highly connected

I need the following result for an example in a paper I'm writing. It's easy enough to prove, but I'd prefer to just give a reference. Does anyone know one? Fix $1 \leq k \leq n$. Define $X_{n,k}$ ...
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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 ...
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A sequence of generic filters that does not come from an iteration

Fix a countable transitive model $M$ of ZFC. In my answer to this question I indicated that there are forcing iterations $((Q_\alpha:\alpha\leq\omega),(\dot P_\alpha:\alpha<\omega))$ in $M$ and ...
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Banach and Knaster-Tarski fixed point theorems — are they related?

It there any known way of obtaining the Banach fixed-point theorem from the Tarski fixed-point theorem or vice-versa?
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Selecting k sub-posets

I ran into the following algorithmic problem while experimenting with classification algorithms. Elements are classified into a polyhierarchy, what I understand to be a poset with a single root ...
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How many orders of infinity are there?

Define a growth function to be a monotone increasing function $F: {\bf N} \to {\bf N}$, thus for instance $n \mapsto n^2$, $n \mapsto 2^n$, $n \mapsto 2^{2^n}$ are examples of growth functions. Let's ...
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Subposets of small Dushnik-Miller dimension

The Dushnik–Miller dimension of a partial order $(P,{\leq})$ is the smallest possible size $d$ for a family ${\leq_1},\ldots,{\leq_d}$ of total orderings of $P$ whose intersection is ${\leq}$, ...
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non-degenarete tools to calculate a derived functor on a model category which is a poset?

Are there theorems (esp. computational tools) on model categories which survive and do not trivialise when its underlying category is a (quasi-)poset ? Are there tools that may help to calculate ...
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Proof of glb and lub of Lexicographic Product of poset

Is there a book, or a paper where the Lexicographic glb and lub are proven commutative, associative, idempotent and absorbing. I have already proven this, but would like to check proofs, and a short ...
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Category = Groupoid x Poset?

Is it possible to split a given category $C$ up into its groupoid of isomorphisms and a category that resembles a poset? "Splitting up" should be that $C$ can be expressed as some kind of extension ...
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Constructing a metric over a lattice

Consider a lattice $({\cal L}, \wedge, \vee)$ with an antimonotonic function $f: {\cal L} \rightarrow {\mathbb R}$ defined on it (i.e $x \preceq y \implies f(x) \ge f(y)$). $f$ is said to be ...
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Does ⋄ generate all De Morgan algebras?

(Asked by Nathaniel Hellerstein on the Q&A board at JMM) This question is about De Morgan algebras (see also Wikipedia), which are something like Boolean algebras, but with a different weaker ...
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Is every lattice the fixed-point set of an order endomorphism of ⋄^n?

(Asked by Nathaniel Hellerstein on the Q&A board at JMM) Let ⋄ be the 4 element lattice τ / \ i j \ / f Is every lattice isomorphic to the fixed point lattice of some ...