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## International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

Volume 2015, Article ID 370267, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/370267

Research Article
Introduction to Neutrosophic BCI/BCK-Algebras

## A. A. A. Agboola1 and B. Davvaz2

1
Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
2
Department of Mathematics, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

## Academic Editor: Sergejs Solovjovs

Copyright 2015 A. A. A. Agboola and B. Davvaz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons
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We introduce the concept of neutrosophic BCI/BCK-algebras. Elementary properties of neutrosophic BCI/BCK algebras are
presented.

## 1. Introduction We can define a partial ordering by if and only if

= 0.
Logic algebras are the algebraic foundation of reasoning If a BCI-algebra satisfies 0 = 0 for all , then
mechanism in many fields such as computer sciences, infor- we say that is a BCK-algebra. Any BCK-algebra satisfies
mation sciences, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence. In the following axioms for all , , :
1966, Imai and Iseki [1, 2] introduced the notions, called
BCK-algebras and BCI-algebras. These notions are originated (1) ( ) = ( ) ,
from two different ways: one of them is based on set theory; (2) (( ) ( )) ( ) = 0,
another is from classical and nonclassical propositional cal-
culi. As is well known, there is a close relationship between the (3) 0 = ,
notions of the set difference in set theory and the implication (4) = 0 ( ) ( ) = 0, ( ) ( ) = 0.
functor in logical systems. Since then many researchers
worked in this area and lots of literatures had been produced Let (, , 0) be a BCK-algebra. Consider the following:
about the theory of BCK/BCI-algebra. On the theory of (1) is said to be commutative if for all , we have
BCK/BCI-algebras, for example, see [26]. It is known that ( ) = ( );
the class of BCK-algebras is a proper subclass of the class
of BCI-algebras. MV-algebras were introduced by Chang in (2) is said to be implicative if for all , , we have
[7], in order to show that Lukasiewicz logic is complete with = ( ).
respect to evaluations of propositional variables in the real In 1995, Smarandache introduced the concept of neutro-
unit interval [0, 1]. It is well known that the class of MV- sophic logic as an extension of fuzzy logic; see [810]. In
algebras is a proper subclass of the class of BCK- algebras. 2006, Kandasamy and Smarandache introduced the concept
By a BCI-algebra we mean an algebra (, , 0) of type of neutrosophic algebraic structures; see [11, 12]. Since then,
(2, 0) satisfying the following axioms, for all , , : several researchers have studied the concepts and a great deal
of literature has been produced. Agboola et al. in [1317]
(1) (( ) ( )) ( ) = 0,
continued the study of some types of neutrosophic algebraic
(2) ( ( )) = 0, structures.
Let be a nonempty set. A set () = , generated
(3) = 0,
by and is called a neutrosophic set. The elements of ()
(4) = 0 and = 0 imply = . are of the form (, ), where and are elements of .
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## In the present paper, we introduce the concept of where

neutrosophic BCI/BCK-algebras. Elementary properties of
(, ) = ( , ( ) )
neutrosophic BCI/BCK-algebras are presented.
= ( , ( ) ) ,
2. Main Results (, ) = ( , ( ) )
Definition 1. Let (, , 0) be any BCI/BCK-algebra and let (6)
= ( , ( ) ) ,
() = , be a set generated by and . The triple
((), , (0, 0)) is called a neutrosophic BCI/BCK-algebra. If (, V) = ( , ( ) )
(, ) and (, ) are any two elements of () with , , ,
, we define = ( , ( ) ) .
Hence,
(, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) . (1)
(, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) )
An element is represented by (, 0) () and (0, 0)
represents the constant element in (). For all (, 0), (, 0) = ( , ( ) )
, we define (, ) ,
(7)
(, 0) (, 0) = ( , 0) = ( , 0) , (2) (, ) (, V) = ( , ( V V) )
= ( , ( V ) )
where is the negation of in .
(, ) .
Example 2. Let ((), +) be any commutative neutrosophic
group. For all (, ), (, ) () define Now, we obtain
= =
(, ) (, ) = (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) . (8)
(3) = ( ) ( ) = 0.
Also, we have
Then ((), , (0, 0)) is a neutrosophic BCI-algebra.
= V
Example 3. Let () be a neutrosophic set and let () and
() be any two nonempty subsets of (). Define = V
= V
() () = () () = () () . (4) (9)
= ( ) ( ) V
Then ((), , 0) is a neutrosophic BCK-algebra.
= ( ) V
Theorem 4. Every neutrosophic BCK-algebra ((), , (0, 0)) = 0.
is a neutrosophic BCI-algebra.
This shows that (, ) = (0, 0) and, consequently, (( )
Proof. It is straightforward. ( )) ( ) = 0.
Theorem 5. Every neutrosophic BCK-algebra ((), , (0, 0)) (2) We have
is a BCK-algebra and not the converse. ( ( ))
Proof. Suppose that ((), , (0, 0)) is a neutrosophic BCK- = ((, ) ((, ) (, ))) (, )
algebra. Let = (, ), = (, ), and = (, ) be
arbitrary elements of (). Then we have the following. = ((, ) ( , ( ) )) (, )

## (1) We have = ((, ) (, )) (, ) ,

(10)
(( ) ( )) ( )
where
= (((, ) (, )) ((, ) (, ))) (, ) = (, ) (, )
(5)
((, ) (, )) = ( , ( ) ) (11)
[(, ) (, )] (, V) , = ( , ( ) ) .
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## Then, Lemma 7. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCI-algebra.

Then for all (, ), (, ) (),
(, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) )
(1) (0, 0) ((, ) (, )) = ((0, 0) (, )) ((0, 0)
= ( , ( ) ) (12) (, ));
(, V) . (2) (0, 0) ((0, 0) ((, ) (, ))) = (0, 0) ((, )
(, )).
Therefore, we obtain
Theorem 8. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCK-
(, V) (, ) = ( , ( V V ) ) algebra. Then for all (, ), (, ), (, ) (),

## = ( , V ) (13) (1) (, ) (, ) = (0, 0) implies that ((, ) (, ))

((, ) (, )) = (0, 0) and ((, ) (, ))
(, ) , ((, ) (, )) = (0, 0);
(2) ((, ) (, )) (, ) = ((, ) (, )) (, );
where
(3) ((, )(, ))((, )(, ))((, )(, )) =
= = (0, 0).
= ( ) = = 0, Proof. (1) Suppose that (, ) (, ) = (0, 0). Then (
, ( )) = (0, 0) from which we obtain
= V = V (14)
= ( ) V = 0, = 0. (17)

= V = 0. Now,

## Since (, ) = (0, 0), it follows that ( ( )) = 0. (, ) = (, ) (, )

(3) We have = ( , ( ) ) ,
(18)
= (, ) (, ) (, ) = (, ) (, )

= ( , ( ) ) = ( , ( ) ) .
(15)
= ( , ( ) ) Hence,

= (0, 0) . (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) )
(19)
(, V) ,
(4) Suppose that = 0 and = 0. Then (, )
(, ) = (0, 0) and (, )(, ) = (0, 0) from which where
we obtain ( , ( )) = (0, 0) and
( , ( )) = (0, 0). These imply that = = ( )
( , ( )) = (0, 0) and ( , ( = = 0,
)) = (0, 0) and therefore, = 0, =
0, = 0, and = 0 from which we V =
obtain = and = . Hence, (, ) = (, ); that
is, = . = ( )
(5) We have = ( )
0 = (0, 0) (, ) = (0 , (0 0 ) ) = ( ) ( )
(16)
= (0, (0 0) ) = (0, 0) . = 0 0 = 0.
(20)
Items (1)(5) show that ((), , (0, 0)) is a BCK-algebra.
This shows that (, V) = (0, 0) and so ((, ) (, ))
Lemma 6. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCK- ((, ) (, )) = (0, 0). Similar computations show that
algebra. Then (, ) (0, 0) = (, ), if and only if = . ((, ) (, )) ((, ) (, )) = (0, 0).
(2) Put
Proof. Suppose that (, ) (0, 0) = (, ). Then ( 0, (
0 0)) = (, ) which implies that (, ( )) = (, ) LHS = ((, ) (, )) (, ) = (, ) (, ) ,
from which we obtain = . The converse is obvious. (21)
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where where

(, ) = (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) . =
(22)
= ( )
Therefore, = ( ) ( )

(, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) = ( )
(23)
(, V) . = 0 0 = 0,
(31)
= V
Now, we have
= V ( )
= = ,
= ( ) ( ) V
V = = (24)
= ( ) V
= .
= (0 0) V = 0.
Thus,
Since (, ) = (0, 0), it follows that LHS = (0, 0). Hence this
completes the proof.
LHS = ( , ( ) ) .
(25) Theorem 9. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCI/BCK-
algebra. Then
Similarly, it can be shown that
(1) () is not commutative even if is commutative;
RHS = ((, ) (, )) (, )
(2) () is not implicative even if is implicative.
= ( , ( ) ) .
(26) Proof. (1) Suppose that is commutative. Let (, ), (, )
(). Then
(3) Put
(, ) ((, ) (, ))
LHS = ((, ) (, )) = (, ) ( , ( ) )
((, ) (, )) ((, ) (, )) (27) = ( ( ) , ( ( ) ( )
((, ) (, )) (, V) , ( )) )

where (, V) ,
(32)
(, ) = (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) ,
where
(, ) = (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) ,
= ( ) = ( ) ,
(, V) = (, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) ) .
(28) V = ( ) ( )
( )
Thus, we have
= ( ) ( ) ( )
(, ) (, ) = ( , ( ) )
(29) ( ) ( ) (33)
(, ) .
( ) ( )
Now, = ( ) ( ) ( )
(, ) (, V) = ( , ( V ) ) ( ) ( )
(30)
(, ) , ( ) ( ) .
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## Also, (2) (, ) (, ) () for all (, ), (, ) ();

(, ) ((, ) (, )) (3) () contains a proper subset which is a BCI/BCK-
algebra.
= (, ) ( , ( ) )
If () does not contain a proper subset which is a BCI/BCK-
= ( ( ) , ( ( ) ( ) algebra, then () is called a pseudo neutrosophic subalgebra
of ().
( )) )
Example 11. Any neutrosophic subgroup of the commutative
(, ) , neutrosophic group ((), +) of Example 2 is a neutrosophic
(34) BCI-subalgebra.
where Theorem 12. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCK-
= ( ) = , algebra and for = 0 let (,) () be a subset of () defined
by
= ( ) ( )
(,) () = {(, ) () : (, ) (, ) = (0, 0)} .
( ) (38)
= ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
Then,
( ) ( ) ( )
(1) (,) () is a neutrosophic subalgebra of ();
= V. (2) (,) () (0,0) ().
(35)
Proof. (1) Obviously, (0, 0) (,) () and (,) () contains
This shows that (, ) ((, ) (, )) = (, ) ((, ) a proper subset which is a BCK-algebra. Let (, ), (, )
(, )) and therefore () is not commutative. (,) (). Then (, ) (, ) = (0, 0) and (, ) (, ) =
(2) Suppose that is implicative. Let (, ), (, ) (0, 0) from which we obtain = 0, = 0, = 0,
(). Then and = 0. Since = 0, we have = = = = .
(, ) ((, ) (, )) Now,

= (, ) ( , ( ) ) ((, ) (, )) (, )

= ( ( ) , ( ( ) ( ) = (( ) , ( ) ) (, )

( )) ) = (( ) , ((( ) ) (

(, V) , ) ) ) (39)
(36)
= (( ) , (( ) ) )
where
= (0 , (0 ) )
= ( ) = ,
= (0, 0) .
V = ( ) ( )
This shows that (, ) (, ) (,) () and the required
( ) result follows.
(2) Follows.
= ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( ) Definition 13. Let ((), , (0, 0)) and ( (), , (0 , 0 )) be
two neutrosophic BCI/BCK-algebras. A mapping :
= . () () is called a neutrosophic homomorphism if
(37) the following conditions hold:

## Hence, (, ) = (, ) ((, ) (, )) and so () is not (1) ((, ) (, )) = ((, )) ((, )), (, ),

implicative. (, ) ();
(2) ((0, )) = (0, ).
Definition 10. Let ((), , (0, 0)) be a neutrosophic BCI/
BCK-algebra. A nonempty subset () is called a neutro- In addition,
sophic subalgebra of () if the following conditions hold:
(3) if is injective, then is called a neutrosophic
(1) (0, 0) (); monomorphism;
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## (4) if is surjective, then is called a neutrosophic (2) Im = 1 (Im );

epimorphism; (3) is a neutrosophic monomorphism if and only if is a
(5) if is a bijection, then is called a neutrosophic neutrosophic monomorphism;
isomorphism. A bijective neutrosophic homomor- (4) is a neutrosophic epimorphism if and only if Im =
phism from () onto () is called a neutrosophic Im .
automorphism.
Proof. The proof is similar to the classical case and so is
Definition 14. Let : () () be a neutrosophic homo- omitted.
morphism of neutrosophic BCK/BCI-algebras. Consider the
following:
Conflict of Interests
(1) Ker = {(, ) () : ((, )) = (0, 0)};
(2) Im = {((, )) () : (, ) ()}. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests
regarding the publication of this paper.
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