Vol. 82, No. 1, 1979

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Word equations in a band of paths

James Nelson, Jr. and Mohan S. Putcha

Vol. 82 (1979), No. 1, 189–196
Abstract

In this paper we introduce a multiplication of paths which yields an idempotent semigroup. We study the properties of this band and solve all word equations in this band.

Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 20M20
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Received: 21 March 1977
Revised: 8 February 1978
Published: 1 May 1979
Authors
James Nelson, Jr.
Mohan S. Putcha