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A compactification of the algebra of terms. (English) Zbl 0358.08001

Let \(Q_\sigma\) be the absolutely free algebra of terms of a given similarity type \(\sigma\). As a natural completion of \(Q_\sigma\) the algebra \(R_\sigma\) of generalized infinite terms is constructed. The main result is:
Theorem 3. There exists a compact Hausdorff topology on \(R_\sigma\) in which all the operations of \(Q_\sigma\) (and \(R_\sigma\) of course) are continuous.
Corollary 4 states that \(R_\sigma\) is equationally compact.
The paper is concluded by some related problems.

MSC:

08B20 Free algebras
08A45 Equational compactness
54D35 Extensions of spaces (compactifications, supercompactifications, completions, etc.)
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