Cardinal Invariants on Boolean Algebras: Second Revised by J. Donald Monk

By J. Donald Monk

This publication is anxious with cardinal quantity valued services outlined for any Boolean algebra. Examples of such features are independence, which assigns to every Boolean algebra the supremum of the cardinalities of its loose subalgebras, and cellularity, which provides the supremum of cardinalities of units of pairwise disjoint components. Twenty-one such services are studied intimately, and plenty of extra in passing. The questions thought of are the behaviour of those services less than algebraic operations reminiscent of items, unfastened items, ultraproducts, and their relationships to 1 another.

Assuming familiarity with purely the fundamentals of Boolean algebras and set concept, via basic endless combinatorics and forcing, the publication stories present wisdom approximately those services, giving entire proofs for many proof. a unique characteristic of the publication is the eye given to open difficulties, of which 185 are formulated.

Based on Cardinal services on Boolean Algebras (1990) and Cardinal Invariants on Boolean Algebras (1996) through an identical writer, the current paintings is far better than both of those. It comprises suggestions to a number of the open difficulties of the sooner volumes. one of the new issues are continuum cardinals on Boolean algebras, with a long therapy of the reaping quantity. Diagrams on the finish of the ebook summarize the relationships among the features for lots of vital periods of Boolean algebras, together with period algebras, tree algebras and superatomic algebras.

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Let W be a clopen set such that x ∈ W and W ∩ F = 0. Thus F ∈ V (X\W ), so G ∈ V (X\W ), contradiction. Case 2. G ⊆ U1 ∪ · · · ∪ Um . Since G ∈ Exp(X)\V (U1 , . . , Um ), it follows that G ∩ Ui = 0 for some i. Say x ∈ F ∩ Ui . Let W be clopen with x ∈ W and W ∩ G = 0. Then F ∈ V (W, X\W ) or F ∈ V (W ), so G ∈ V (W, X\W ) or G ∈ V (W ), contradiction. For any BA A, we denote by Exp(A) the Boolean algebra Clop(Exp(Ult(A))); this is called the exponential of A. The following somewhat technical result will be useful.

Then g(T ↑ u) = [t0 , ∞) and g(T ↑ v) = fi (T ↑ v) = [cv , dv ), and t0 < cv and dv ≤ ti+1 < ∞. If u = r, the conclusion is clear. So (ii) holds. For (d), suppose that w ∈ T , F is a finite subset of T , and ∀x ∈ F [x ≤ w]. Case 1. w = r. Now clearly for all x ∈ F we have r ∈ / g(T ↑ x). Hence w ∈ x∈F [M \g(T ↑ x)], as desired. Case 2. r < w. Say si ≤ w. Now take any x ∈ F . Thus g(T ↑ x) = fi (T ↑ x) = [cx , dx ). We claim that cw ∈ / g(T ↑ x). 1. w < x. By (ii) for fi , cw < cx , so cw ∈ / g(T ↑ x).

Proof. Obviously any of (1)–(3) implies that X ≤ Y . Now suppose that X ≤ Y and (1) and (2) do not hold. Note that if X = ∅ then Y = 1; hence X = ∅. From the falsity of (2) it then follows that X ∈ X and Y = ∅. Then disjunctiveness yields (3). 14. Let R ⊆ A+ be a ramification set, and let S be a subset of R maximal among disjunctive subsets of R. Then S = R . Proof. We need only show that R ⊆ S ; so let r ∈ R\S. Since r ∈ / S, the set S ∪ {r} is not disjunctive. There are then two cases: Case 1.

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