Algebra universalis

, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 127–153 | Cite as

Stone style duality for distributive nearlattices



The aim of this paper is to study the variety of distributive nearlattices with greatest element. We will define the class of N-spaces as sober-like topological spaces with a basis of open, compact, and dually compact subsets satisfying an additional condition. We will show that the category of distributive nearlattices with greatest element whose morphisms are semi-homomorphisms is dually equivalent to the category of N-spaces with certain relations, called N-relations. In particular, we give a duality for the category of distributive nearlattices with homomorphisms. Finally, we apply these results to characterize topologically the one-to-one and onto homomorphisms, the subalgebras, and the lattice of the congruences of a distributive nearlattice.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary: 06A12 Secondary: 03G10 06D50 

Key words and phrases

distributive nearlattices prime ideal topological representation Stone spaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONICET and Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias ExactasUniv. Nac. del CentroTandilArgentina

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