DUALISABILITY OF FINITE SEMIGROUPS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We describe the inherently non-dualisable finite algebras from some semigroup related classes. The classes for which this problem is solved include the variety of bands, the pseudovariety of aperiodic monoids, commutative monoids, and (assuming a reasonable conjecture in the literature) the varieties of all finite monoids and finite inverse semigroups. The first example of an inherently non-dualisable entropic algebra is also presented.

publication date

  • August 2003