The Lattice of One-Sided Congruences on an Inverse Semigroup [article]

Matthew Brookes
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We build on the description of left congruences on an inverse semigroup in terms of the kernel and trace due to Petrich and Rankin. The notion of an inverse kernel for a left congruence is developed. Various properties of both the trace and inverse-kernel are discussed, in particular that both the trace and inverse-kernel maps are onto ∩-homomorphisms. The lattice of left congruences is identified as a subset of the direct product of the lattice of congruences on the idempotents and the lattice
more » ... of full inverse subsemigroups. We use this to describe the lattice of left congruences on the bicyclic monoid. It is shown that that every finitely generated left congruence is the join of a finitely generated trace minimal left congruence and a finitely generated idempotent separating left congruence. Characterisations of inverse semigroups that are left Noetherian, or such that the universal congruence is finitely generated, are given.
arXiv:1901.11455v1 fatcat:e6roeyxhj5dtdlciz3wk2c2otq