Algebraic Groups and Discontinuous Subgroups by A. Borel, G. Mostow

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1. Using n = 4 elements, one can form two lattices. The Hasse diagrams of the two 4-element lattices are pictured in Fig. 3. Fig. 3. The two 4-element lattices. The Hasse diagrams of the five 5-element lattices are illustrated in Fig. 4. Fig. 4. The five 5-element lattices.

The architects were faced with the problem of carving a new stone altar having its height (and length and width) equal to the root of the equation x3 = 2. They did not succeed. This problem, known today as “doubling the cube,” has since become very famous. (More probably, however, the problem originates in the geometrical interpretation of the root of the equation x3 = 2 coming from ancient Babylon. ) Even in ancient Greece, many tried to find a solution. One solution involved solving the third-degree equation 2 = (d − 2)3.

15: |{∅, {thought}, {ape}, {quantum}, {thought, ape}, {thought, quantum}, {ape, quantum}, {thought, ape, quantum}}| = 23 = 8. 6 for an analogy in mathematical logic): CA(B ∩ C) = CA(B) ∪ CA(C). CA(B ∪ C) = CA(B) ∩ CA(C). 3 Elements of Relations Theory The aim of this section is to present the major concepts of relations theory, with an emphasis on ordering and equivalence relations (as applied in IR). However trivial the word “order” might sound, it is all important in theoretical sciences as well in practical applications.

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