International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 3 (1980), Issue 3, Pages 461-476

Representation of certain classes of distributive lattices by sections of sheaves

U. Maddana Swamy and P. Manikyamba

Mathematics Department, Andhra University, Waltair 530 003, India

Received 13 March 1979; Revised 9 July 1979

Copyright © 1980 U. Maddana Swamy and P. Manikyamba. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Epstein and Horn ([6]) proved that a Post algebra is always a P-algebra and in a P-algebra, prime ideals lie in disjoint maximal chains. In this paper it is shown that a P-algebra L is a Post algebra of order n2, if the prime ideals of L lie in disjoint maximal chains each with n1 elements. The main tool used in this paper is that every bounded distributive lattice is isomorphic with the lattice of all global sections of a sheaf of bounded distributive lattices over a Boolean space. Also some properties of P-algebras are characterized in terms of the stalks.