Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 105–107 | Cite as

A proof of dilworth’s decomposition theorem for partially ordered sets

  • Micha A. Perles


A short proof of the following theorem is given: LetP be a finite partially ordered set. If the maximal number of elements in an independent subset ofP isk, thenP is the union ofk chains.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Micha A. Perles
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  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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