A survey of minimal clones



A clone is a set of composition closed functions on some set. A non-trivial fact is that on a finite set every clone contains a minimal clone. This naturally leads to the problem of classifying all minimal clones on a finite set. In this paper I survey what is known about this classification. Rather than repeat the arguments used in the original papers, I have tried to use known results about finite algebras to give a more coherent and unified description of the known minimal clones.


Majority Function Conservative Function Absorption Identity Rectangular Band Minimal Clone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ManitobaWinnipeg, ManitobaCanada

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