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Bm ✉q, so where hence ❸ C n ♣A1 q , A1 ✏ ♣A0 ✁ ta0 ✉q ❨ tb1 , . . , bm ✉; A0 C ♣A0 q ❸ C ♣A1 q , 34 II The Elements of Universal Algebra Figure 9 which says A1 is a set of generators of S. Consequently, there is an irredundant basis A2 ❸ A1 . Now ⑤A2 ⑤ ➔ ⑤A0 ⑤ n. If ⑤A0 ⑤ n ↕ j, we see that the existence of A2 contradicts the choice of A0 as then we would have A2 and K, ✞ ✞A2 A2 ✞ ❸ Cnt 1♣B q ✞ ✞ ❳ ♣Cnt 1♣B q ✁ Cnt ♣B qq✞ ➔ ✞A0 ❳ ♣Cnt 1♣B q ✁ Cnt ♣B qq✞. Thus ⑤A0 ⑤ n → j. As ⑤A0 ⑤ ↕ i, we have j ✁ i ➔ n.

An q, f A ♣b1 , . . , bn q and thus ❅ ❉ f A ♣a1 , . . , an q④θ, f A ♣b1 , . . , bn q④θ φ④θ, for φ, ❉ φ④θ. From this it follows that ❅ f A④θ ♣a1 ④θ, . . , an ④θq, f A④θ ♣b1 ④θ, . . 15 (Second Isomorphism Theorem). If φ, θ the map ▲ α : ♣A④θq ♣φ④θq Ñ A④φ defined by ▲ α♣♣a④θq ♣φ④θqq ✏ a④φ ❉ φ④θ. ❧ Con A and θ ❸ φ, then ▲ is an isomorphism from ♣A④θq ♣φ④θq to A④φ. q dashed lines for equivalence classes of ϕ equivalence classes of ϕ/θ dotted and dashed lines for equivalence classes of θ A α A/ϕ (A/θ)/(ϕ/θ) Figure 13 48 II The Elements of Universal Algebra P ROOF.

A class K of algebras is congruence-distributive, congruence-modular, respectively congruence-permutable iff every algebra in K has the desired property. We have already looked at distributivity and modularity, so we will finish this section with two results on permutable congruences. 9. Let A be an algebra and suppose θ1 , θ2 following are equivalent: Con A. Then the (a) θ1 ✆ θ2 ✏ θ2 ✆ θ1 (b) θ1 ❴ θ2 ✏ θ1 ✆ θ2 (c) θ1 ✆ θ2 ❸ θ2 ✆ θ1 . P ROOF. 6 reduces to θ1 ❨ ♣θ1 ✆ θ2 q, and hence to θ1 ✆ θ2 .