Information 2012, 3(4), 546-566; doi:10.3390/info3040546
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A Toy Model for Torsorial Nature of Representations

Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo 112-0012, Japan
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 21 September 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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Abstract: This paper presents a toy model for the representation related phenomena. It is the representation that is always referred to. The represented thing in itself is indeterminate existence at a fundamental level of understanding. In order to capture such property of representation, this paper provides a toy model using an algebraic structure: torsor. The toy model captures this baselessness of representation naturally, and can be used to describe various phenomena of representations. Adopting the torsor and focusing on the two-sidedness and the closure property of representation enables the toy model to express some consistency of representations.
Keywords: representation; toy model; torsor; heap; closure

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