Campus Units

Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

11-9-2019

Abstract

The Mal’tsev product of two varieties of similar algebras is always a quasivariety. We consider when this quasivariety is a variety. The main result shows that if V is a strongly irregular variety with no nullary operations, and S is a variety, of the same type as V, equivalent to the variety of semilattices, then the Mal’tsev product V ◦ S is a variety. It consists precisely of semilattice sums of algebras in V. We derive an equational basis for the product from an equational basis for V. However, if V is a regular variety, then the Mal’tsev product may not be a variety. We discuss examples of various applications of the main result, and examine some detailed representations of algebras in V ◦ S.

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en

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Algebra Commons

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