Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science (Girl's), King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 126238, Jeddah 21352, Saudi Arabia
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We introduce the notion of derivation for
an MV-algebra and discuss some related properties. Using the notion of an
isotone derivation, we give some characterizations of a derivation of an
MV-algebra. Moreover, we define an additive derivation of an MV-algebra and
investigate some of its properties. Also, we prove that an additive
derivation of a linearly ordered MV-algebral is an isotone.