A note on divisible discrete triangular norms

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinskeho 11, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia


Triangular norms and conorms on [0,1] as well as on finite chains are characterized by 4 independent properties, namely by the associativity, commutativity, monotonicity and neutral element being one of extremal points of the considered domain (top element for t-norms, bottom element for t-conorms). In the case of [0,1]domain, earlier results of Mostert and Shields on I-semigroups can be used to relax the latest three properties significantly, once the continuity of the underlying t-norm or t-conorm is considered. The aim of this short note is to show a similar result for finite chains, we significantly relax 3 basic properties of t-norms and t-conorms (up to the associativity) when the divisibility of a t-norm or of a t-conorm is considered.