Normally ordered semigroups

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In this paper we introduce the notion of normally ordered block-group as a natural extension of the notion of normally ordered inverse semigroup considered previously by the author. We prove that the class NOS of all normally ordered block-groups forms a pseudovariety of semigroups and, by using the Munn representation of a block-group, we deduce the decompositions in Mal'cev products NOS = EIPOI and NOS ∩ A = NPOI, where A, EI and N denote the pseudovarieties of all aperiodic semigroups, all semigroups with just one idempotent and all nilpotent semigroups, respectively, and POI denotes the pseudovariety of semigroups generated by all semigroups of injective order-preserving partial transformations on a finite chain. These relations are obtained after showing the equalities BG = EIEcom = NEcom, where BG and Ecom denote the pseudovarieties of all block-groups and all semigroups with commuting idempotents, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-333
Number of pages9
JournalGlasgow Mathematical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


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