Synchronizing Monotonic Automata

  • Dimitry S. Ananichev
  • Mikhail V. Volkov
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2710)


We show that if the state set Q of a synchronizing automaton \( \mathcal{A} = \left\langle {Q,\sum ,\delta } \right\rangle \) admits a linear order such that for each letter aΣ the transformation δ(_, a) of Q preserves this order, then \( \mathcal{A} \) possesses a reset word of length |Q| − 1. We also consider two natural generalizations of the notion of a reset word and provide for them results of a similar flavour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitry S. Ananichev
    • 1
  • Mikhail V. Volkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and MechanicsUral State UniversityEkaterinburgRussia

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