The geometric structure of skew lattices

Jonathan Leech
1993 Transactions of the American Mathematical Society  
A skew lattice is a noncommutative associative analogue of a lattice and as such may be viewed both as an algebraic object and as a geometric object. Whereas recent papers on skew lattices primarily treated algebraic aspects of skew lattices, this article investigates their intrinsic geometry. This geometry is obtained by considering how the coset geometries of the maximal primitive subalgebras combine to form a global geometry on the skew lattice. While this geometry is derived from the
more » ... ved from the algebraic operations, it can be given a description that is independent of these operations, but which in turn induces them. Various aspects of this geometry are investigated including: its general properties; algebraic and numerical consequences of these properties; connectedness; the geometry of skew lattices in rings; connections between primitive skew lattices and completely simple semigroups; and finally, this geometry is used to help classify symmetric skew lattices on two generators.
doi:10.1090/s0002-9947-1993-1080169-x fatcat:dwi7ddcnvrbdnongzz2555qjhy