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Representable monoids

Author: Earl J. Taft
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 70 (1978), 1-4
MSC: Primary 20M25; Secondary 20M30
MathSciNet review: 0486253
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Abstract: A representable monoid is one with enough representative functions to separate points. It is shown that the monoid algebra of a representable monoid is a proper algebra. In particular, the group algebra of a residually-finite group is a proper algebra. It is also shown that the free product of two representable monoids is again representable.

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Keywords: Representative function, representable monoid, monoid algebra, proper algebra, free product
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