Action algebras

Abbreviation: Act

Definition

An action algebra is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,\vee,\bot,\cdot,1,^*,\backslash,/\rangle$ of type $\langle 2,0,2,0,1,2,2\rangle$ such that

$\langle A,\vee,\bot,\cdot,1,^*\rangle$ is a Kleene algebra

$\backslash $ is the left residual of $\cdot$: $y\leq x\backslash z\Longleftrightarrow xy\leq z$

$/$ is the right residual of $\cdot$: $x\leq z/y\Longleftrightarrow xy\leq z$

Remark: These equivalences can be written equationally.

Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be action algebras. A morphism from $\mathbf{A}$ to $\mathbf{B}$ is a function $h:A\rightarrow B$ that is a homomorphism: $h(x\vee y)=h(x)\vee h(y)$, $h(x\cdot y)=h(x)\cdot h(y)$, $h(x\backslash y)=h(x)\backslash h(y)$, $h(x/y)=h(x)/h(y)$, $h(x^*)=h(x)^*$, $h(\bot)=\bot$ and $h(1)=1$.

Examples

Example 1:

Basic results

Properties

Finite members

$\begin{array}{lr} f(1)= &1\\ f(2)= &1\\ f(3)= &3\\ f(4)= &20\\ f(5)= &149\\ f(6)= &1488 \end{array}$

Subclasses

Superclasses

References


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