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Combinatorial results for semigroups of order-preserving mappings

  • Peter M. Higgins (a1)

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Consider the finite set Xn = {1,2, …,n} ordered in the standard way. Let Tn denote the full transformation semigroup on Xn, that is, the semigroup of all mappings α: XnXn under composition. We shall call α order-preserving if ij implies iα ≤ jα for i,jXn, and α is decreasing if iα ≤ i for all iXn. This paper investigates combinatorial properties of the semigroup O of all order-preserving mappings on Xn, and of its subsemigroup C which consists of all decreasing and order-preserving mappings.

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