Construction of Inverse Completion/Equivalence Relation

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Theorem

Let $\left({S, \circ}\right)$ be a commutative semigroup which has cancellable elements.

Let $\left({C, \circ {\restriction_C}}\right) \subseteq \left({S, \circ}\right)$ be the subsemigroup of cancellable elements of $\left({S, \circ}\right)$, where $\circ {\restriction_C}$ denotes the restriction of $\circ$ to $C$.


Let $\left({S \times C, \oplus}\right)$ be the external direct product of $\left({S, \circ}\right)$ and $\left({C, \circ {\restriction_C}}\right)$, where $\oplus$ is the operation on $S \times C$ induced by $\circ$ on $S$ and $\circ {\restriction_C}$ on $C$.


Let $\boxtimes$ be the cross-relation on $S \times C$, defined as:

$\left({x_1, y_1}\right) \boxtimes \left({x_2, y_2}\right) \iff x_1 \circ y_2 = x_2 \circ y_1$


The cross-relation $\boxtimes$ is an equivalence relation on $\left({S \times C, \oplus}\right)$.


Proof

From Semigroup is Subsemigroup of Itself, $\left({S, \circ}\right)$ is a subsemigroup of $\left({S, \circ}\right)$.

Also from Semigroup is Subsemigroup of Itself, $\left({C, \circ {\restriction_C}}\right)$ is a subsemigroup of $\left({C, \circ {\restriction_C}}\right)$.

The result follows from Cross-Relation is Equivalence Relation.

$\blacksquare$


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