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Relations

  • Cordelia Hall
  • John O’Donnell

Abstract

There are many kinds of relationship that occur in everyday life. Some of these describe how the members of a family are related to each other: parent, child, brother, sister, sibling. We could also have a relation called is in for cities and countries: for example, London is in Great Britain, and Paris is in France. Or we could have a relation that describes which make of car is produced by which manufacturer. Relations are used in mathematics to describe how two numbers are related to each other; for example expressions like x < y and p ≥ q use the relations < and ≥.

Keywords

Partial Order Binary Relation Total Order Transitive Closure Great Element 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cordelia Hall
    • 1
  • John O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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