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On relations. (English) Zbl 0682.04001
By a relation (in the general sense) R the author understands a set of mappings \(R\subseteq G^ H\), where G is the carrier set and H the index set of R. The aim of this paper is to lay foundations for the study of relations in the general sense. In § 1 (Operations with relations) and § 2 the author gives a lot of definitions which generalize the corresponding notions for binary relations, diagonal relation, composition, reflexive, symmetric, transitive etc. A typical concept is the following: If \(| H| \geq 2\) and if H is the union of three disjoint subsets \(K_ 1\), \(K_ 2\), \(K_ 3\) with \(| K_ 1| =| K_ 2| >0\), then \({\mathfrak K}=\{K_ 1,K_ 2,K_ 3\}\) is called a b-decomposition of H. Then the relation \(\{f\in G^ H|\) \(f(K_ 1)=f(K_ 2)\}\) is called diagonal with regard to \({\mathfrak K}\). § 3 deals with hulls of relations, § 4 with projections of relations. Of course, many things which are known for special cases can be transferred to the general case, and a great deal of the paper is concerned with the execution of verifications. Among others the cyclic order relations which were introduced by V. Novák [Czech. Math. J. 32(107), 460-473 (1982; Zbl 0515.06003)] are encompassed by the author’s general definition.
Reviewer: E.Harzheim

03E20 Other classical set theory (including functions, relations, and set algebra)
06A06 Partial orders, general
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