Partial monoids

Abbreviation: PMon

Definition

A partial monoid is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,\cdot,e\rangle$, where $\langle A,\cdot\rangle$ is a partial semigroup and

$e$ is an identity for $\cdot$: $x\cdot e=x=e\cdot x$ for all $x\in A$.

Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be partial monoids. A morphism from $\mathbf{A}$ to $\mathbf{B}$ is a function $h:A\rightarrow B$ that is a homomorphism: $h(e)=e$ and if $x\cdot y\ne *$ then $h(x \cdot y)=h(x) \cdot h(y)$.

Examples

Example 1: Any partial semigroup with a new element $e$ and $\cdot$ extended with $x\cdot e=x=e\cdot x$.

Basic results

Properties

Finite members

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$\begin{array}{lr} f(1)= &1\\ f(2)= &3\\ f(3)= &15\\ f(4)= &112\\ f(5)= &\\ f(6)= &\\ f(7)= &\\ f(8)= &\\ f(9)= &\\ f(10)= &\\ \end{array}$

Subclasses

Superclasses

References