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By Sik Kim Hee, Joseph Neggers

An creation to the idea of partially-ordered units, or "posets". The textual content is gifted in fairly an off-the-cuff demeanour, with examples and computations, which depend upon the Hasse diagram to construct graphical instinct for the constitution of endless posets. The proofs of a small variety of theorems is incorporated within the appendix. vital examples, specifically the Letter N poset, which performs a task comparable to that of the Petersen graph in delivering a candidate counterexample to many propositions, are used time and again in the course of the textual content.

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Next, we consider the case that f(X) is a doubleton. There are three 51 antichains, viz, {1, 2}, { 1, 4} and {3, 4} in the letter N poset. The number of ways of sending the elements of X is 24 - 2 = 14, and hence there are 3 x 14 =1 onto the doubleton = 42 Harris maps of this type. Thus there are a total of 4 + 42 = 46 Harris mappings from X =1 toN altogether. Next, we introduce the concept of connectedness in a poset. This concept will be discussed later in much greater detail. We say a poset (X,::;) is connected if its Hasse diagram is connected as a graph.

Remaining are necessary adjustments of the initial points and the terminal points in order to satisfy a c II d, a II d, b II c. Since a II II b, d, i(d) < t(a), while b ~ d, a ~ c < i(d), t(a) < i(c). Hence, it follows that t(b) < i(d) < t(a) < i(c). From this we obtain t(b) < i(c) whence b ~ c, also imply t(b) II contradicting the condition b Hassse diagmm II c. , the poset with Hasse diagram II is not an interoal order. Fmmally 29 II speaking we conclude: A poset (X,:::;) is an interval order if and only if it does not contain the poset with Hasse diagram as a fall subposet.

For instance, the lengths of paths from the point 1 to the point 5 are 2 and 3 respectively in the following Hasse diagram of the poset. 8) Using the adjacency matrix we can count the number of paths from any given point to enery other point in the poset more efficiently. 8). Consider the (i,j)-entry mri of the matrix 22 product M 2 . 1 = L mikmkj· k=l This means that mrJ is the number of all paths of length two from the point i to the point j. 0 0 0 0 0 M= 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 Mz= 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 We investigate the entries of the matrix M 2 .

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