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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 301-309

Idempotent and compact matrices on linear lattices: a survey of some lattice results and related solutions of finite relational equations

Università di Napoli, Facoltà di Architettura, Istituto Matematico, Via Monteoliveto 3, Napoli 80134, Italy

Received 4 February 1991

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After a survey of some known lattice results, we determine the greatest idempotent (resp. compact) solution, when it exists, of a finite square rational equation assigned over a linear lattice. Similar considerations are presented for composite relational equations.