A characterization of pseudo-orders in the ring Zn

Jorge Ivan Vargas, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Partially ordered sets are widely studied in algebra. The theory of lattice-ordered and partially-ordered rings is an important case. In this paper, we consider a more general relation: pseudo orders, which are relations that are reflexive and antisymmetric, but are not necessarily transitive. Analogously to partially-ordered rings, we study pseudo-ordered rings. We present a general characterization for pseudo-ordered rings, and then we focus on a specific structure: the ring Zn . Having the constraints of this ring, we are able to give the conditions under which Zn can be pseudo-ordered.^

Subject Area

Mathematics

Recommended Citation

Vargas, Jorge Ivan, "A characterization of pseudo-orders in the ring Zn" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1473898.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1473898

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