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Linear Extension

A linear extension of a Partially Ordered Set $P$ is a Permutation of the elements $p_1$, $p_2$, ... of $P$ such that $i<j$ Implies $p_i<p_j$. For example, the linear extensions of the Partially Ordered Set $((1,2),(3,4))$ are 1234, 1324, 1342, 3124, 3142, and 3412, all of which have 1 before 2 and 3 before 4.


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Varol, Y. and Rotem, D. ``An Algorithm to Generate All Topological Sorting Arrangements.'' Comput. J. 24, 83-84, 1981.

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