Domain and range operations in semigroups and rings
Stokes, T. E. (2015). Domain and range operations in semigroups and rings. Communications in Algebra, 43(9), 3979–4007. https://doi.org/10.1080/00927872.2014.937533
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A D-semigroup S is a semigroup equipped with an operation D satisfying laws asserting that for a ∈ S, D(a) is the smallest e in some set of idempotents U ⊆ S for which ea = a. D-semigroups correspond to left-reduced U-semiabundant semigroups. The basic properties and many examples of D-semigroups are given. Also considered are D-rings, whose multiplicative semigroup is a D-semigroup. Rickart *-rings provide important examples, and the most general D-rings for which the elements of the form D(a) constitute a lattice under the same meet and join operations as for Rickart *-rings are described.
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