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8. Now we are ready for the explicit list of the 15 blocks of ∼ or, equivalently, of the minimal nonempty intersections of the five maximal clones and their complements. We number the blocks as follows. With each subset A ⊆ {1, . . , 5}, we associate w(A) := a∈A 25−a and we set w(A) := { f ∈ O : f ∗ = A}. Denote by J the clone of all projections and recall that Sh is the set of all Sheffer functions. 10. Among the sets are nonempty: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12 , 0, . . , 14 , 15 , 31 , exactly the following fifteen sets 20 , 22 , 23 , 26 , 27 , 31 .

We number the blocks as follows. With each subset A ⊆ {1, . . , 5}, we associate w(A) := a∈A 25−a and we set w(A) := { f ∈ O : f ∗ = A}. Denote by J the clone of all projections and recall that Sh is the set of all Sheffer functions. 10. Among the sets are nonempty: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12 , 0, . . , 14 , 15 , 31 , exactly the following fifteen sets 20 , 22 , 23 , 26 , 27 , 31 . 1 Compositions and Clones of Boolean Functions 19 Moreover, 0 = J, 2 ˙ · · · +a ˙ n xn : a1 + · · · + an > 1 and odd}, = {a1 x1 + 12 14 = c0 \ J, ˙ · · · +a ˙ n xn : a1 + · · · + an > 0 and even}, = {a1 x1 + 26 = c1 \ J, ˙ 1 x1 + ˙ · · · +a ˙ n xn : a1 + · · · + an > 0 and even}, = {1+a ˙ 1 x1 + ˙ · · · +a ˙ n xn : a1 + · · · + an > 1 and odd}, = {1+a 31 = Sh.

S2n−1 −1 partition the set Sh (n) of n-ary Sheffer functions, n (ii) |Si | = 22 −i−2 (i = 1, . . , 2n−1 − 1), and (iii) there are exactly n 22 −2 n−1 − 22 −1 n-ary Sheffer functions. Proof. (i) The sets S1 , . . 5, and they are obviously pairwise disjoint. (ii) Let 1 ≤ i ≤ 2n−1 − 1. For f ∈ Si and a = (a1 , . . , an ) with w(a) < i, the value f (a1 , . . , an ) equals f (a) and so cannot be chosen freely. Moreover, n f (0, . . , 0) = 1 and f (1, . . , 1) = 0, and hence we have exactly 22 −i−2 free choices, proving (ii).

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