Algebra universalis

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Meet-irreducible congruence lattices

  • Danica Jakubíková–StudenovskáEmail author
  • Lucia Janičková


The system of all congruences of an algebra (AF) forms a lattice, denoted \({{\mathrm{Con}}}(A, F)\). Further, the system of all congruence lattices of all algebras with the base set A forms a lattice \(\mathcal {E}_A\). We deal with meet-irreducibility in \(\mathcal {E}_A\) for a given finite set A. All meet-irreducible elements of \(\mathcal {E}_A\) are congruence lattices of monounary algebras. Some types of meet-irreducible congruence lattices were described in Jakubíková-Studenovská et al. (2017). In this paper, we prove necessary and sufficient conditions under which \({{\mathrm{Con}}}(A, f)\) is meet-irreducible in the case when (Af) is an algebra with short tails (i.e., f(x) is cyclic for each \(x \in A\)) and in the case when (Af) is an algebra with small cycles (every cycle contains at most two elements).

Mathematics Subject Classification

08A30 08A60 08A62 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danica Jakubíková–Studenovská
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucia Janičková
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsP.J. Šafárik University in KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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