Anneliese Schauerte ; John Frith - Partial frames, their free frames and their congruence frames

entics:10459 - Electronic Notes in Theoretical Informatics and Computer Science, March 21, 2023, Volume 2 - Proceedings of ISDT 9 - https://doi.org/10.46298/entics.10459
Partial frames, their free frames and their congruence framesArticle

Authors: Anneliese Schauerte ; John Frith

    The context of this work is that of partial frames; these are meet-semilattices where not all subsets need have joins. A selection function, S, specifies, for all meet-semilattices, certain subsets under consideration, which we call the ``designated'' ones; an S-frame then must have joins of (at least) all such subsets and binary meet must distribute over these. A small collection of axioms suffices to specify our selection functions; these axioms are sufficiently general to include as examples of partial frames, bounded distributive lattices, sigma-frames, kappa-frames and frames. We consider right and left adjoints of S-frame maps, as a prelude to the introduction of closed and open maps. Then we look at what might be an appropriate notion of Booleanness for partial frames. The obvious candidate is the condition that every element be complemented; this concept is indeed of interest, but we pose three further conditions which, in the frame setting, are all equivalent to it. However, in the context of partial frames, the four conditions are distinct. In investigating these, we make essential use of the free frame over a partial frame and the congruence frame of a partial frame. We compare congruences of a partial frame, technically called S-congruences, with the frame congruences of its free frame. We provide a natural transformation for the situation and also consider right adjoints of the frame maps in question. We characterize the case where the two congruence frames are isomorphic and provide examples which illuminate the possible different behaviour of the two. We conclude with a characterization of closedness and openness for the embedding of a partial frame into its free fame, and into its congruence frame.


    Volume: Volume 2 - Proceedings of ISDT 9
    Published on: March 21, 2023
    Accepted on: December 12, 2022
    Submitted on: December 12, 2022
    Keywords: Mathematics - General Topology

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