By J. Donald Monk

This publication is worried with cardinal quantity valued capabilities outlined for any Boolean algebra. Examples of such features are independence, which assigns to every Boolean algebra the supremum of the cardinalities of its unfastened subalgebras, and cellularity, which supplies the supremum of cardinalities of units of pairwise disjoint components. Twenty-one such services are studied intimately, and lots of extra in passing. The questions thought of are the behaviour of those features lower than algebraic operations equivalent to items, unfastened items, ultraproducts, and their relationships to each other. Assuming familiarity with in simple terms the fundamentals of Boolean algebras and set thought, via to easy endless combinatorics and forcing, the publication experiences present wisdom approximately those features, giving entire proofs for many proof. a unique characteristic of the publication is the eye given to open difficulties, of which ninety seven are formulated.

Based on Cardinal services on Boolean Algebras (1990) via an identical writer, the current paintings is sort of two times the scale of the unique paintings. It comprises strategies to some of the open difficulties that are mentioned in higher element than earlier than. one of the new themes thought of are ultraproducts and Fedorchuk?s theorem, and there's a extra whole remedy of the cellularity of unfastened items. Diagrams on the finish of the publication summarize the relationships among the features for lots of very important sessions of Boolean algebras, together with tree algebras and superatomic algebras.

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V (Sbm ). Now Sa ∈ V (Sa), so Sa ∈ V (Sbi ) for some i, and hence a ≤ bi , as desired. The following result will also be useful. 5. For any BA A, ExpA embeds in the free product of n copies of A. n≥1 A∗n , where A∗n denotes Proof. 4. For each n ≥ 1 define gn : H → A∗n as follows: gn f a = hi a, i

For each i ∈ M write (T ↓ ti ) ∩ (T ↓ t1 ) = (T ↓ si ), using the limit normality. Let j ∈ M be such that si ≤ sj for all i ∈ M . Then ⎛ (T ↓ t1 ) = ⎝T \ ⎞ (T ↓ tk )⎠ ∪ (T ↓ sj ), 2≤k≤n as desired. 3. Cellularity A BA A is said to satisfy the κ-chain condition if every disjoint subset of A has power < κ. Thus for κ non-limit, this is the same as saying that the cellularity of A is < κ. Of most interest is the ω1 -chain condition, called ccc for short (countable chain condition). We shall return to it below.

Cellularity A BA A is said to satisfy the κ-chain condition if every disjoint subset of A has power < κ. Thus for κ non-limit, this is the same as saying that the cellularity of A is < κ. Of most interest is the ω1 -chain condition, called ccc for short (countable chain condition). We shall return to it below. 14. Cellularity is attained for any singular cardinal, while for every weakly inaccessible cardinal there are examples of BAs with cellularity not attained. If B is a subalgebra of A, then obviously cB ≤ cA and the difference can be arbitrarily large.

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