Kybernetika 41 no. 3, 349-360, 2005

Domination in the families of Frank and Hamacher t-norms

Peter Sarkoci


Domination is a relation between general operations defined on a poset. The old open problem is whether domination is transitive on the set of all t-norms. In this paper we contribute partially by inspection of domination in the family of Frank and Hamacher t-norms. We show that between two different t-norms from the same family, the domination occurs iff at least one of the t-norms involved is a maximal or minimal member of the family. The immediate consequence of this observation is the transitivity of domination on both inspected families of t-norms.