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Inverse semigroups generated by nilpotent transformations

  • John M. Howie (a1) and M. Paula O. Marques-Smith (a2)


Let X be a set with infinite cardinality m and let B be the Baer-Levi semigroup, consisting of all one-one mappings a:X→X for which ∣X/Xα∣ = m. Let Km=<B 1B>, the inverse subsemigroup of the symmetric inverse semigroup ℐ(X) generated by all products βγ, with β,γ∈B. Then Km = <N2>, where N2 is the subset of ℐ(X) consisting of all nilpotent elements of index 2. Moreover, Km has 2-nilpotent-depth 3, in the sense that

Let Pm be the ideal {α∈Km: ∣dom α∣<m} in Km and let Lm be the Rees quotient Km/Pm. Then Lm is a 0-bisimple, 2-nilpotent-generated inverse semigroup with 2-nilpotent-depth 3. The minimum non-trivial homomorphic image of Lm also has these properties and is congruence-free.



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Inverse semigroups generated by nilpotent transformations

  • John M. Howie (a1) and M. Paula O. Marques-Smith (a2)


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