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A Syntactic approach to covers for E-dense semigroups over group varieties


Auinger, K and Trotter, PG, A Syntactic approach to covers for E-dense semigroups over group varieties, Mathematika, 48, (95-96) pp. 231-245. ISSN 0025-5793 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1112/S0025579300014467


A major result of D. B. McAlister is that every inverse semigroup is an idempotent separating morphic image of an E-unitary inverse semigroup. The result has been generalized by various authors (including Szendrei, Takizawa, Trotter, Fountain, Almeida, Pin, Weil) to any semigroup of the following types: orthodox, regular, E-dense with commuting idempotents, E-dense with idempotents forming a subsemigroup, and E-dense. In each case, a semigroup is a morphic image of a semigroup in which the weakly self conjugate core is unitary and separated by the homomorphism. In the present paper, for any variety H of groups and any E-dense semigroup S, the concept of an "H-verbal subsemigroup" of S is introduced which is intimately connected with the least H-congruence on S. What is more, this construction provides a short and easy access to covering results of the aforementioned kind. Moreover, the results are generalized, in that covers over arbitrary group varieties are constructed for any E-dense semigroup. If the given semigroup enjoys a "regularity condition" such as being eventually regular, group bound, or regular, then so does the cover.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Pure mathematics
Research Field:Group theory and generalisations
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Trotter, PG (Dr Peter Trotter)
ID Code:21226
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Mathematics
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-21

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