Date  Topic  Reading

May 20  Posets  Chapter 1: nice proof of Dilworth's theorem  also look at the exercises. Useful discussion of representation of posets here.

May 24  Lattices: definition, semilattices, complete lattices, closure systems  Chapter 2 (I'd like to understand the point of closure systems better)

May 27  Distributive and modular lattices  Chapter 8; Chapter 9. And a question to ponder. Try not to get too distracted by the discussion of varieties and prime ideals in Chapter 8, since for finite lattices, this is all quite unnecessary.

Jun 1  Distributive and modular lattices continued  http://www.math.hawaii.edu/~jb/math618/os9uh.pdf Chapter 9]

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