# Category Archives: Algebra

## Riffs and Rotes • Happy New Year 2023

No information is lost by dropping the terminal 1s.  Thus we may write the following form. The article referenced below tells how forms like these correspond to a family of digraphs called riffs and a family of graphs called rotes.  … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 5

In this Survey of blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many of … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 3

Re: Relation Theory • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) • (5) Re: Laws of Form • James Bowery JB: Thanks for that very rigorous definition of “relation theory”. Its “trick” of including the name of the -relation in … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Relation Theory • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) Re: FB | Charles S. Peirce Society • Joseph Harry JH: These are iconic representations dealing with logical symbolic relations, and so of course are semiotic in Peirce’s sense, … Continue reading

## Riffs and Rotes • Happy New Year 2021

Apart from their abstract beauty, Riffs and Rotes are structures I discovered while playing around with Gödel numberings of graphs and digraphs.  To my way of thinking they bear a deep connection to the mathematical infrastructure of logic.  Here are … Continue reading

## Riffs and Rotes • 5

Re: Scott Aaronson • The Busy Beaver Frontier All my favorite integer sequences, some very fast growing, spring from the “lambda point” where graph theory, logic, and number theory meet.  My fascination with them goes back to a time when … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 1

Re: Cybernetics • Arthur Phillips Responding to what I’ll abductively interpret as a plea for relevance from the cybernetic galley, let me give a quick review of where we are in this many-oared expedition. Our reading of Ashby (see Survey … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 4

In this Survey of blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many of … Continue reading

## Riffs and Rotes • 4

Prompted by a recent discussion of prime numbers and complex dynamics on one of the Santa Fe Institute’s FaceBook pages, I posted a link to an old project of mine, going back to a time when I was first learning programming … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 3

In this Survey of blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many of … Continue reading