General Lattice Theory: Second edition

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Springer Science & Business Media, 21.11.2002 - 663 Seiten
In 20 years, tremendous progress has been made in Lattice Theory. Nevertheless, the change is in the superstructure not in the foundation. Accordingly, I decided to leave the book unchanged and add appendices to record the change. In the first appendix: Retrospective, I briefly review developments from the point of view of this book, specifically, the major results of the last 20 years and solutions of the problems proposed in this book. It is remarkable how many difficult problems have been solved! I was lucky in getting an exceptional group of people to write the other appendices: Brian A. Davey and Hilary A. Priestley on distributive lattices and duality, Friedrich Wehrung on continuous geometries, Marcus Greferath and Stefan E. Schmidt on projective lattice geometries, Peter Jipsen and Henry Rose on varieties, Ralph Freese on free lattices, Bernhard Ganter and Rudolf Wille on formal concept analysis; Thomas Schmidt collaborated with me on congruence lattices. Many of these same people are responsible for the definitive books on the same subjects. I changed very little in the book proper. The diagrams have been redrawn and the book was typeset in ~1EX. To bring the notation up-to-date, I substituted ConL for C(L), IdL for I(L), and so on. Almost 200 mathematicians helped me with this project, from correcting typos to writing long essays on the topics that should go into Retrospective. The last section of Retrospective lists the major contributors. My deeply felt thanks to all of them.
 

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Chapter I First Concepts
1
Chapter II Distributive Lattices
79
Chapter III Congruences and Ideals
169
Chapter IV Modular and Semimodular Lattices
211
Chapter V Varieties of Lattices
295
Chapter VI Free Products
343
Concluding Remarks
399
Bibliography
403
Appendix B Distributive Lattices and Duality
499
Appendix C Congruence Lattices
519
Appendix D Continuous Geometry
531
Appendix E Projective Lattice Geometries
539
Appendix F Varieties of Lattices
555
Appendix G Free Lattices
575
Appendix H Applied Lattice Theory Formal Concept Analysis
591
New Bibliography
607

Table of Notation
463
Appendix A Retrospective
465

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Seite 636 - ET SCHMIDT, The ideal lattice of a distributive lattice with 0 is the congruence lattice of a lattice, Acta Sci.
Seite 626 - On the word problem for the modular lattice with four free generators. Math. Ann.
Seite 630 - KM Koh and TC Chua. A characterization of the lattice of convex sublattices of a finite lattice. Tamkang J. Math. 10 ) 1979).
Seite 406 - Primitive satisfaction and equational problems for lattices and other algebras, Trans.

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