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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2010, Article ID 312027, 7 pages
Research Article

Derivations of MV-Algebras

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science (Girl's), King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 126238, Jeddah 21352, Saudi Arabia

Received 26 August 2010; Revised 8 November 2010; Accepted 16 December 2010

Academic Editor: Howard Bell

Copyright © 2010 N. O. Alshehri. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We introduce the notion of derivation for an MV-algebra and discuss some related properties. Using the notion of an isotone derivation, we give some characterizations of a derivation of an MV-algebra. Moreover, we define an additive derivation of an MV-algebra and investigate some of its properties. Also, we prove that an additive derivation of a linearly ordered MV-algebral is an isotone.