Ivan Chajda, Helmut Länger
Orthomodular lattices that are horizontal sums of Boolean algebras

Comment.Math.Univ.Carolin. 61,1 (2020) 11-20.

Abstract:{ The paper deals with orthomodular lattices which are so-called horizontal sums of Boolean algebras. It is elementary that every such orthomodular lattice is simple and its blocks are just these Boolean algebras. Hence, the commutativity relation plays a key role and enables us to classify these orthomodular lattices. Moreover, this relation is closely related to the binary commutator which is a term function. Using the class $\mathcal H$ of horizontal sums of Boolean algebras, we establish an identity which is satisfied in the variety generated by $\mathcal H$ but not in the variety of all orthomodular lattices. The concept of ternary discriminator can be generalized for the class $\mathcal H$ in a modified version. Finally, we present several results on varieties generated by finite subsets of finite members of\/ $\mathcal H$.}

Keywords: orthomodular lattice; horizontal sum; commuting elements; Boolean algebra

DOI: DOI 10.14712/1213-7243.2020.003
AMS Subject Classification: 06C15 06C20 06E75