# Definition:Total Ordering Induced by Strict Positivity Property

## Definition

Let $\struct {D, +, \times, \le}$ be an ordered integral whose zero is $0_D$ and whose unity is $1_D$.

Let $P: D \to \set {\mathrm T, \mathrm F}$ denote the strict positivity property:

 $(P \, 1)$ $:$ Closure under Ring Addition: $\displaystyle \forall a, b \in D:$ $\displaystyle \map P a \land \map P b \implies \map P {a + b}$ $(P \, 2)$ $:$ Closure under Ring Product: $\displaystyle \forall a, b \in D:$ $\displaystyle \map P a \land \map P b \implies \map P {a \times b}$ $(P \, 3)$ $:$ Trichotomy Law: $\displaystyle \forall a \in D:$ $\displaystyle \map P a \lor \map P {-a} \lor a = 0_D$ For $P \, 3$, exactly one condition applies for all $a \in D$.

Then the total ordering $\le$ compatible with the ring structure of $D$ is called the (total) ordering induced by (the strict positivity property) $P$.

## Also known as

The (total) ordering induced by (the strict positivity property) $P$ is also seen as (total) ordering defined by (the strict positivity property) $P$.

The strict positivity property is generally known as the positivity property, but on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ we place emphasis on the strictness.

## Also see

This ordering is shown to exist by Strict Positivity Property induces Total Ordering.