# Lattice with complements

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 06C15 [MSN][ZBL]

complemented lattice

A lattice $L$ with a zero 0 and a unit 1 in which for any element $a$ there is an element $b$ (called a complement of the element $a$) such that $a\lor b=1$ and $a\land b=0$. If for any $a,b\in L$ with $a\leq b$ the interval $[a,b]$ is a complemented lattice, then $L$ is called a relatively complemented lattice. Each complemented modular lattice is a relatively complemented lattice. A lattice $L$ with a zero 0 is called:

a) a partially complemented lattice if each of its intervals of the form $[0,a]$, $a\in L$, is a complemented lattice;

b) a weakly complemented lattice if for any $a,b\in L$ with $b\nleq a$ there is an element $c\in L$ such that $a\land c=0$ and $b\land c\neq0$;

c) a semi-complemented lattice if for any $a\in L$, $a\neq1$, there is an element $b\in L$, $b\neq0$, such that $a\land b=0$;

d) a pseudo-complemented lattice if for any $a\in L$ there is an element $a^*$ such that $a\land x=0$ if and only if $x\leq a^*$; and

e) a quasi-complemented lattice if for any $x\in L$ there is an element $y\in L$ such that $x\land y=0$ and $x\lor y$ is a dense element.

Ortho-complemented lattices also play an important role (see Orthomodular lattice). See  for the relation between the various types of complements in lattices.

How to Cite This Entry:
Lattice with complements. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Lattice_with_complements&oldid=37425
This article was adapted from an original article by T.S. Fofanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article