(Version 2.03 of 29 Nov 2021)
Abstract. The Agda Universal Algebra Library is a collection of types and programs (theorems and proofs) that formalizes the foundations of universal algebra in dependent type theory using the Agda proof assistant language.
The library contains definitions of many new types for representing important constructs and theorems comprising a substantial part of the foundations of general (universal) algebra and equational logic. These types are implemented in so called “literate” Agda files (with the
.lagda extension), and they are grouped into modules which can be easily imported and integrated into other Agda developments.
To get an idea of the current scope of the library, note that it now includes a formal proof of Birkhoff’s HSP Theorem, which asserts that every variety is an equational class. That is, if 𝒦 is a class of algebras which is closed under the taking of homomorphic images, subalgebras, and arbitrary products, then 𝒦 is the class of all algebras satisfying some set of identities. To our knowledge, ours is the first formal, machine-checked proof of Birkhoff’s Theorem. (If you have evidence refuting this claim, we would love to hear about it; please email us!)
We hope the library is useful to mathematicians and computer scientists who wish to formalize their work in dependent type theory and verify their results with a proof assistant. Indeed, the agda-algebras library aims to become an indispensable companion on our mathematical journeys, helping us authenticate the discoveries we make along the way.
Keywords and phrases. Universal algebra, Equational logic, Martin-Löf Type Theory, Birkhoff’s HSP Theorem, Formalization of mathematics, Agda
Software Repository. github.com/ualib/agda-algebras
Citing this work. See the instructions at agda-algebras/Preface.html.
The following list of modules imported by the current module, agda-algebras, serves as a brief table of contents.
module agda-algebras where open import Preface open import Overture open import Relations open import Equality open import Adjunction open import Algebras open import Homomorphisms open import Terms open import Subalgebras open import Varieties open import Structures open import Categories open import Complexity
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and the agda algebras team,
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Updated 29 Nov 2021, 23:49