Posets

Content created by Egbert Rijke, Fredrik Bakke, Jonathan Prieto-Cubides, Julian KG, Victor Blanchi, fernabnor and louismntnu.

Created on 2022-01-05.
Last modified on 2024-02-06.

module order-theory.posets where
Imports
open import category-theory.categories
open import category-theory.isomorphisms-in-precategories
open import category-theory.precategories

open import foundation.binary-relations
open import foundation.cartesian-product-types
open import foundation.dependent-pair-types
open import foundation.equivalences
open import foundation.identity-types
open import foundation.propositions
open import foundation.sets
open import foundation.universe-levels

open import order-theory.preorders

Idea

A poset is a set equipped with a reflexive, antisymmetric, transitive relation that takes values in propositions.

Definition

is-antisymmetric-leq-Preorder :
  {l1 l2 : Level} (P : Preorder l1 l2)  UU (l1  l2)
is-antisymmetric-leq-Preorder P = is-antisymmetric (leq-Preorder P)

Poset : (l1 l2 : Level)  UU (lsuc l1  lsuc l2)
Poset l1 l2 =
  Σ (Preorder l1 l2) (is-antisymmetric-leq-Preorder)

module _
  {l1 l2 : Level} (X : Poset l1 l2)
  where

  preorder-Poset : Preorder l1 l2
  preorder-Poset = pr1 X

  type-Poset : UU l1
  type-Poset = type-Preorder preorder-Poset

  leq-Poset-Prop : (x y : type-Poset)  Prop l2
  leq-Poset-Prop = leq-Preorder-Prop preorder-Poset

  leq-Poset : (x y : type-Poset)  UU l2
  leq-Poset = leq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  is-prop-leq-Poset : (x y : type-Poset)  is-prop (leq-Poset x y)
  is-prop-leq-Poset = is-prop-leq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  concatenate-eq-leq-Poset :
    {x y z : type-Poset}  x  y  leq-Poset y z  leq-Poset x z
  concatenate-eq-leq-Poset = concatenate-eq-leq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  concatenate-leq-eq-Poset :
    {x y z : type-Poset}  leq-Poset x y  y  z  leq-Poset x z
  concatenate-leq-eq-Poset = concatenate-leq-eq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  refl-leq-Poset : is-reflexive leq-Poset
  refl-leq-Poset = refl-leq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  transitive-leq-Poset : is-transitive leq-Poset
  transitive-leq-Poset = transitive-leq-Preorder preorder-Poset

  le-Poset-Prop : (x y : type-Poset)  Prop (l1  l2)
  le-Poset-Prop = le-Preorder-Prop preorder-Poset

  le-Poset : (x y : type-Poset)  UU (l1  l2)
  le-Poset = le-Preorder preorder-Poset

  is-prop-le-Poset :
    (x y : type-Poset)  is-prop (le-Poset x y)
  is-prop-le-Poset = is-prop-le-Preorder preorder-Poset

  antisymmetric-leq-Poset : is-antisymmetric leq-Poset
  antisymmetric-leq-Poset = pr2 X

  is-set-type-Poset : is-set type-Poset
  is-set-type-Poset =
    is-set-prop-in-id
      ( λ x y  leq-Poset x y × leq-Poset y x)
      ( λ x y  is-prop-product (is-prop-leq-Poset x y) (is-prop-leq-Poset y x))
      ( λ x  refl-leq-Poset x , refl-leq-Poset x)
      ( λ x y (H , K)  antisymmetric-leq-Poset x y H K)

  set-Poset : Set l1
  pr1 set-Poset = type-Poset
  pr2 set-Poset = is-set-type-Poset

Reasoning with inequalities in posets

Inequalities in preorders can be constructed by equational reasoning as follows:

calculate-in-Poset X
  chain-of-inequalities
  x ≤ y
      by ineq-1
      in-Poset X
    ≤ z
      by ineq-2
      in-Poset X
    ≤ v
      by ineq-3
      in-Poset X

Note, however, that in our setup of equational reasoning with inequalities it is not possible to mix inequalities with equalities or strict inequalities.

infixl 1 calculate-in-Poset_chain-of-inequalities_
infixl 0 step-calculate-in-Poset

calculate-in-Poset_chain-of-inequalities_ :
  {l1 l2 : Level} (X : Poset l1 l2)
  (x : type-Poset X)  leq-Poset X x x
calculate-in-Poset_chain-of-inequalities_ = refl-leq-Poset

step-calculate-in-Poset :
  {l1 l2 : Level} (X : Poset l1 l2)
  {x y : type-Poset X}  leq-Poset X x y 
  (z : type-Poset X)  leq-Poset X y z  leq-Poset X x z
step-calculate-in-Poset X {x} {y} u z v = transitive-leq-Poset X x y z v u

syntax step-calculate-in-Poset X u z v = u  z by v in-Poset X

Properties

Posets are categories whose underlying hom-sets are propositions

module _
  {l1 l2 : Level} (X : Poset l1 l2)
  where

  precategory-Poset : Precategory l1 l2
  precategory-Poset = precategory-Preorder (preorder-Poset X)

  is-category-precategory-Poset : is-category-Precategory precategory-Poset
  is-category-precategory-Poset x y =
    is-equiv-is-prop
      ( is-set-type-Poset X x y)
      ( is-prop-iso-is-prop-hom-Precategory precategory-Poset
        ( is-prop-leq-Poset X x y))
      ( λ f 
        antisymmetric-leq-Poset X x y
          ( hom-iso-Precategory precategory-Poset f)
          ( hom-inv-iso-Precategory precategory-Poset f))

  category-Poset : Category l1 l2
  pr1 category-Poset = precategory-Poset
  pr2 category-Poset = is-category-precategory-Poset

module _
  {l1 l2 : Level} (C : Category l1 l2)
  (is-prop-hom-C : (x y : obj-Category C)  is-prop (hom-Category C x y))
  where

  preorder-is-prop-hom-Category : Preorder l1 l2
  preorder-is-prop-hom-Category =
    preorder-is-prop-hom-Precategory (precategory-Category C) (is-prop-hom-C)

  poset-is-prop-hom-Category : Poset l1 l2
  pr1 poset-is-prop-hom-Category = preorder-is-prop-hom-Category
  pr2 poset-is-prop-hom-Category x y f g =
    map-inv-is-equiv
      ( is-category-Category C x y)
      ( iso-is-prop-hom-Precategory
        ( precategory-Category C) is-prop-hom-C f g)

It remains to show that these constructions form inverses to eachother.

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