Abstract:We study the groupoids satisfying both the left distributivity and the left idempotency laws. We show that they possess a canonical congruence admitting an idempotent groupoid as factor. This congruence gives a construction of left idempotent left distributive groupoids from left distributive idempotent groupoids and right constant groupoids.
Keywords: groupoids, left distributivity, left idempotency
AMS Subject Classification: 20N02, 08A30