F-inverse covers of E-unitary inverse monoids

Szakács Nóra
F-inverse covers of E-unitary inverse monoids.
PhD, University of Szeged.
(2016)

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Abstract in foreign language

The main motivation of the thesis is the so-called F-inverse cover problem. It asks whether every finite inverse monoid is a homomorphic image of a finite F-inverse monoid. The problem was originally formulated by Henckell and Rhodes, and a positive answer would have solved an important conjecture connected to the complexity theory of finite semigroups. The latter conjecture has been since proven [2], but the F-inverse cover problem has remained open. Significant progress has been made by Auinger and Szendrei in, where they have shown the F-inverse cover problem to be equivalent to a condition formulated by means of graphs and group varieties only. In the first part of the thesis, I investigate this condition, and establish that, if fixing the group variety, the graphs for which the condition is satisfied can be described using excluding minors. With this approach, as a main result, I give a full description of the graphs and group varieties satisfying it in the special case when the variety is Abelian. As far as the originally proposed problem goes, these results of do not say much. However, they motivated the following problem: describe inverse monoids S which have an F- inverse cover F such that F/\sigma is an extension of an Abelian group by S/\sigma - this we refer to as F being an F-inverse cover via the variety of Abelian groups. The results in my thesis and those of Auinger and Szendrei combined characterize such inverse monoids which are also Margolis-Meakin expansions. In Chapter 4 of the thesis, I generalize the framework introduced by Auinger and Szendrei so that it "works" for a much larger class of inverse monoids called finite-above E-unitary. In this framework, we obtain a sufficient condition for an E-unitary finite-above inverse monoid not to have an F-inverse cover via the variety of Abelian groups, formulated by means of the natural partial order and the least group congruence.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Creators: Szakács Nóra
Hungarian title label: E-unitér inverz monoidok F-inverz fedői
Title of the thesis in foreign language: F-inverse covers of E-unitary inverse monoids
Divisions: Doctoral School of Mathematics
Discipline label: Natural Sciences > Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Defence date label: 2016. May 11.
Item ID: 2890
Identification Number: 3041230
doi: https://doi.org/10.14232/phd.2890
Date Deposited: 2016. Apr. 11. 16:07
Last Modified: 2016. Aug. 24. 13:28
Depository no.: B 6022
URI: http://doktori.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/2890
Defence/Citable status: Defended.

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