Codomain of Composite Relation

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Let $\RR_2 \circ \RR_1$ be a composite relation.

Then the codomain of $\RR_2 \circ \RR_1$ is the codomain of $\RR_2$:

$\Cdm {\RR_2 \circ \RR_1} = \Cdm {\RR_2}$


Let $\RR_1 \subseteq S_1 \times S_2$ and $\RR_2 \subseteq S_2 \times S_3$.

The codomain of $\RR_2$ is $S_3$.

The composite of $\RR_1$ and $\RR_2$ is defined as:

$\RR_2 \circ \RR_1 = \set {\tuple {x, z}: x \in S_1, z \in S_3: \exists y \in S_2: \tuple {x, y} \in \RR_1 \land \tuple {y, z} \in \RR_2}$

From this definition:

$\RR_2 \circ \RR_1 \subseteq S_1 \times S_3$

Thus the codomain of $\RR_2 \circ \RR_1$ is $S_3$.


$\Cdm {\RR_2 \circ \RR_1} = S_3 = \Cdm {\RR_2}$