Representable lattice-ordered groups

Abbreviation: RLGrp


A representable lattice-ordered group (or representable $\ell$-group) is a lattice-ordered group $\mathbf{L}=\langle L, \vee, \wedge, \cdot, ^{-1}, e\rangle$ that satisfies the identity

$(x\wedge y)^2 = x^2\wedge y^2$


Let $\mathbf{L}$ and $\mathbf{M}$ be $\ell$-groups. A morphism from $\mathbf{L}$ to $\mathbf{M}$ is a function $f:L\rightarrow M$ that is a homomorphism: $f(x\vee y)=f(x)\vee f(y)$ and $f(x\cdot y)=f(x)\cdot f(y)$.

Remark: It follows that $f(x\wedge y)=f(x)\wedge f(y)$, $f(x^{-1})=f(x)^{-1}$, and $f(e)=e$


Basic results

Every representable $\ell$-group is a subdirect product of totally ordered groups.


Finite members





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