Journal article

A Note on Local Polynomial Functions on Commutative Semigroups

PA Grossman

Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society Series A Pure Mathematics and Statistics | Published : 1982

Abstract

AbstractGiven a universal algebra A, one can define for each positive integer n the set of functions on A which can be “interpolated” at any n elements of A by a polynomial function on A. These sets form a chain with respect to inclusion. It is known for several varieties that many of these sets coincide for all algebras A in the variety. We show here that, in contrast with these results, the coincident sets in the chain can to a large extent be specified arbitrarily by suitably choosing A from the variety of commutative semigroups.

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