## Cylindric algebras

Abbreviation: **CA$_\alpha$**

### Definition

A ** cylindric algebra** of dimension $\alpha$ is a Boolean algebra with operators $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,
\vee, 0, \wedge, 1, -, c_i, d_{ij}: i,j<\alpha\rangle$ such that for all $i,j<\alpha$

the $c_i$ are increasing: $x\le c_i x$

the $c_i$ semi-distribute over $\wedge$: $c_i(x\wedge c_i y) = c_i x\wedge c_i y$

the $c_i$ commute: $c_ic_j x=c_jc_i x$

the diagonals $d_{ii}$ equal the top element: $d_{ii}=1$

$d_{ij}=c_k(d_{ik}\wedge d_{kj})$ for $k\ne i,j$

$c_i(d_{ij}\wedge x)\wedge c_i(d_{ij}\wedge -x)=0$ for $i\ne j$

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It is not unusual to give several (equivalent) definitions. Ideally, one of the definitions would give an irredundant axiomatization that does not refer to other classes.

##### Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be … . A morphism from $\mathbf{A}$ to $\mathbf{B}$ is a function $h:A\rightarrow B$ that is a homomorphism: $h(x ... y)=h(x) ... h(y)$

### Definition

An ** …** is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,...\rangle$ of type $\langle
...\rangle$ such that

$...$ is …: $axiom$

$...$ is …: $axiom$

### Examples

Example 1:

### Basic results

### Properties

Feel free to add or delete properties from this list. The list below may contain properties that are not relevant to the class that is being described.

Classtype | variety |
---|---|

Equational theory | undecidable for $\alpha\ge 3$, decidable otherwise |

Quasiequational theory | |

First-order theory | |

Locally finite | no |

Residual size | unbounded |

Congruence distributive | yes |

Congruence modular | yes |

Congruence $n$-permutable | yes, $n=2$ |

Congruence regular | yes |

Congruence uniform | yes |

Congruence extension property | yes |

Definable principal congruences | |

Equationally def. pr. cong. | |

Amalgamation property | |

Strong amalgamation property | |

Epimorphisms are surjective |

### Finite members

$\begin{array}{lr} f(1)= &1\\ f(2)= &\\ f(3)= &\\ f(4)= &\\ f(5)= &\\ \end{array}$ $\begin{array}{lr} f(6)= &\\ f(7)= &\\ f(8)= &\\ f(9)= &\\ f(10)= &\\ \end{array}$

### Subclasses

[[Representable cylindric algebras]] subvariety

### Superclasses

[[Diagonal free cylindric algebras]] subreduct

[[Two-dimensional cylindric algebras]] subreduct

### References

Trace: » cylindric_algebras