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How do I apply the Boolean Prime Ideal Theorem?

I have become aware of an amazing phenomenon from a myriad of questions and answers here on MathOverflow: many of the results that I would typically prove using the Axiom of Choice can actually be ...
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What algebraic identities does the iteration of forcing operation satisfy?

Let $G$ be the set of all formulas $\phi(x)$ in the language of such that $ZFC\vdash\exists x\phi(x)$ exists, $ZFC\vdash\phi(x)\rightarrow``x\,\textrm{is a complete Boolean algebra}"$, ...
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Comparing cardinalities of the spectrum of two masas in $B(H)$

If I imagine that (the self-adjoint part of) a C*-algebra $A$ represents the algebra of observables of some quantum system, then certain perspectives on algebraic quantum theory would ask me to ...
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Product of binary Boolean operators

I asked this question a day ago on math.stackoverflow but figured it could have an interest here. I'm interested in the set $\mathcal{P}_N$ of boolean functions of boolean variables $p_1, p_2, ...
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Proving results about complete Boolean algebras in ZFC using Boolean valued models

I want to know what non-trivial ZFC theorems (not consistency results) about complete Boolean algebras (or more generally of partially ordered sets) one can prove using forcing. I am mainly ...
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How to recognize if a lattice is distributive? [closed]

I know that a Boolean lattice must be distributive. But what with these lattices? Are these distributive? $\hskip0.7in$ How to recognize which lattices are distributive or not only by looking on ...
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Number of degree $k$ functions [closed]

Given a Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n\rightarrow\{0,1\}$, there is a real multivariate multilinear polynomial that is associated with in through interpolation. Example: ...
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Embedding a collection of finite subsets efficiently

Are there any general non-trivial methods for solving the following problem? Suppose one has a collection of subsets $\mathcal{C} \subseteq \mathcal{P}\mathcal{P}\{1,\dots,n\}$. They may be viewed ...
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Wolfram's axiom completeness

I have been reading Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, and as I was reading the section on systems of logic and axioms, I came across this axiom, for which all of the normal axioms of Boolean logic can ...
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Are epimorphisms (defined via an obvious action) of free Boolean algebras whose set of generators is a group automorphisms?

Let $G$ be a group. Consider $B$, the free Boolean algebra with generating set (I'll call them "variables") $G$. Let $F$ be some formula (that is, some fixed element of $B$). Define an endomorphism ...
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Systems of equations in Boolean Algebra

I have to study systems of equations in a Boolean algebra, the matrix is $m\times n$ with $m\neq n$. The Boolean algebra is actually the simplest one, it contains only $0$ and $1$, let us denote it by ...
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About a construction of Borel $\sigma$-algebra associated to a lattice

Let $(\mathcal{A}, \cup, \cap)$ a lattice (with minimum and maximum elements $\bot$ and $\top$). Let $X\subset \mathcal{A}$ a generator set (a set of minimal cardinality that generate $\mathcal{A}$ ...
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centeredness in forcing iterations

Suppose $A$ is a complete subalgebra of a complete boolean algebra $B$, and $B$ is $\kappa$-centered. Let $G \subset A$ be a generic ultrafilter. Is $B/G$ $\kappa$-centered in $V[G]$? Naively, we ...
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System of boolean equations, Satisfiability

Are there any methods to "solve" large systems of boolean equations? $$x_{i1}\vee x_{i2}\vee x_{i3} = b_i, \quad\text{for}\quad i=1,\dots,N,$$ where $x_i, b_i \in\{0, 1\}$ For example $$x_{1}\vee ...
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On $V$-decisive and weakly homogeneous forcings

Suppose that $\Bbb P$ is a forcing in $V$, we say that $\Bbb P$ is $V$-decisive if whenever $\varphi(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ is a statement in the language of forcing, and $u_1,\ldots,u_n\in V$ then $1_{\Bbb ...
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Find relationships between events

I have a set of Events $(E_i)_i$ which have a probability $(P_i)_i$. I am able to write each event as a sum of distinct events that form a partition of the space. My goal is to find all the ...
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Boolean completion (of a forcing notion) isomorphic to each of its cones

Suppose $ \mathbb{P} := (P, {\leq_P}, 1_P) $ is a separative partial order. Let $ \mathbb{B} := \operatorname{RO}(\mathbb{P}) $ denote the Boolean completion. Fix some dense embedding $ i \colon P ...
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How to find matrix representations of a boolean algebra? [closed]

Given a boolean algebra with a finite number of elements {a, b, c, ...}, and the usual operations: $\cup, \cap, \neg$. How to find matrix representations of the elements such that: boolean $\cup$ ...
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Question on separability of a measure

Following this question here this question come to mind. Consider a measured σ-algebra $(S,\mu)$ . Assume that μ is normalized to have total weight 1, and that S is complete (contains all subsets of ...
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Krull dimension of dense extensions

Let $A$ be a boolean algebra and let $B\leq A$ be a boolean sub-algebra which is dense (for all $0\neq a\in A$, there is a $0\neq b\in B$ such that $b\leq a$). We suppose also that $B$, as a partially ...
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Sigma-complete Lindenbaum algebras? [closed]

Is there any calculus whose algebraization is a sigma-complete Lindenbaum algebra, i.e., a sigma-complete Boolean algebra after identification of equivalent formulas?
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extending $\sigma$-complete boolean homomorphism

I'm not sure if this is research level, so feel free to vote to migrate. Suppose we have a complete boolean algebra $A$, with a dense, $\sigma$-complete subalgebra $B$, and a $\sigma$-complete ...
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existence of more distributive Boolean lattices

Are there a Boolean lattice $(X,\le)$ and a nonempty collection $(a_{ij})_{i\in I,j\in J}\subseteq X$ such that $$\bigvee_{i\in I}\bigwedge_{j\in J}{a_{ij}}\ne \bigwedge_{f:I\to J}\bigvee_{i\in ...
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The Universal Algebra of a sigma-Algebra

I am searching for the 'dual' algebraic structure of a Sigma Algebra. The notion of duallity is like on the case of the Boolean Algebra and Set Algera. If X is a set, the complement and intersection ...
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Algebra generated by a tree [Edit] [closed]

Suppose that $(T,\leq)$ is a partially ordered set, we say $T$ is a tree* if for every $i\in T$, $\{s: s\in T, s\leq t\}$ is a well-founded chain. What I need to know is: Can the algebra ...
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Uncountable atomless subalgebras of the Boolean algebra of all Jordan measurable sets in [0,1]

Definition: Suppose $\mathcal A$ is the Boolean algebra of all Jordan measurable sets in $I=[0,1]$ (i.e $\mathcal A=\{A\subseteq I: \mu(\partial(A))=0\}$, where $\mu$ is the Lebesgue measure and ...
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additive measure on countable algebras

I was wondering, can the following theorem be true for finitely additive measures defined on algebras not $\sigma$-algebras. (Theorem is in Bogachev's Measure Theory Vol I). I was not sure about ...
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Which Sigma-Ideals in a Sigma-Algebra are Ideals of Null Sets?

My question is motivated, to be somewhat vague, by an attempt to see how much a measure space is defined by the set of null sets. In other words, assume we are not given a concrete measure on a space ...
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Stone space of measure algebra [closed]

let $\lambda$ be the Lebesgue measure on the unit interval $I=[0,1]$, and $Leb(I)$ be the Boolean algebra of Lebesgue measurable in $I$ and $\mathcal{N}$ the family of Null sets. The measure algebra ...
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Eigenvalues of a matrix constructed with simple logic

If a matrix can be constructed with simple bit-logic operations, is it also possible to find Eigenvalues with logic? First I'll just say that my knowledge of logic is pretty much limited to ...
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Full conditional probabilities and versions of AC?

A probability is a finitely additive measure on a boolean algebra with total measure $1$. A function $P:\scr B \times (\scr B - \{ 0 \})$ is a full conditional probability on $\scr B$ (for a boolean ...
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Nontrivially nontrivial automorphisms of $P(\omega_1)/fin$

Velickovic proved (Theorem 4.1 of OCA and automorphisms of $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/\mathrm{fin}$) that, assuming OCA and $\rm MA_{\aleph_1}$, every (Boolean algebra) automorphism of ...
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Complete sets of functions

A (finite) set $S$ of boolean functions is called functionally complete if every boolean function can be presented as a finite composition of functions from $S$. For example, $\{ \neg,\wedge \}$ is ...
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Independent families versus generators

I asked this question on M.SE a while ago and got no answers, so I'm asking it here. Let $\kappa$ be an infinite cardinal. A family $\mathcal{A}\subseteq\mathcal{P}(\kappa)$ is independent if for ...
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Algorithm to efficiently sum N boolean numbers. [closed]

I am looking for a fast algorithm to do the following task: Given $N$ numbers $a_i, i=1,..., N$, where $a_i$ can be equal to $0$ or $1$, compute the number $s \equiv \sum_{i=1}^N a_i$ in base 2. ...
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How complete is $\mathcal P(\kappa)/J_{bd}$?

While it is true that $\mathcal P(\kappa)$ is a complete Boolean algebra, it is not necessarily true that $\mathcal P(\kappa)/I$ is complete for an ideal $I$. In particular if we consider $I=J_{bd}$ ...
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Embedding a brouwerian lattice into a boolean lattice

I have already asked a similar question at http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/470704/can-a-brouwerian-lattice-be-extended-into-a-boolean-algebra but have received no answer. Sorry, I ask a ...
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Existence of a regular subposet which collapses everything except the top cardinal

Suppose $\delta$ is an inaccessible cardinal, and $\mathbb{P}$ is the Levy Collapse $\text{Col}(\kappa, \delta)$ which adds a surjection from $\kappa \to \delta$ (for some regular $\kappa < ...
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translating a given boolean function to universal boolean function

A Boolean function U($z_1$, $z_2$ ..... , $z_m$) is universal for given n > 1 if it realizes all Boolean functions f($x_l$ ..... $x_n$) by substituting for each $z_i$ with a variable of the set {0, 1, ...
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Cohen algebra (generalization)

Let Bor($X$) = class of all borel subsets of $X$. Cohen algebra is defined as Bor(X) modulo the ideal of meager sets. The Cohen algebra has a combinatorial : it is the unique atomless complete ...
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Can random elements be defined in terms of a measure algebra?

Let $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ be a probability space, $(X,\mathcal{X})$ be a measurable space and $R(\Omega,X)$ be the set of equivalence classes of measurable functions from $\Omega$ to $X$ under almost ...
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Products of Boolean algebras and probability measures thereon

These are really two questions, but the second presupposes the first. First, let $( B_i )_{i\in I}$ be an arbitrary family of Boolean algebras. I want to directly form a product of them that is like ...
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subalgebra of a simple forcing

Let $\alpha > 0$ be any ordinal. Consider the forcing $Add(\omega,\alpha) * Add(\omega_1,1)$. Let $B$ be its boolean completion. Let $\dot{X}$ be the canonical $B$-name for the generic subset of ...
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distributive sublattices of atomistic ortholattices

Let $L$ be an atomistic ortholattice (i.e. every element can be written as a join of atoms) with top and bottom elements 0 and 1, and let $M$ be a distributive atomic sub-ortholattice of $L$. Is $M$ ...
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Why the preimage rather than image in Stone-type dualities.

I am seeking a deeper understanding of the representation of set-based objects in terms of Boolean algebras. Let $\wp(A)$ be the set of subsets of a set $A$. A relation $R \subseteq A \times B$ ...
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What can we infer about the size of a complete Boolen algebra, given it is $\kappa$-c.c.?

More specifically, if we only know that a complete Boolean algebra, $\mathbf{B}$, is $\kappa$-c.c., can we give a (reasonably tight) upper bound to the size of $\mathbf{B}$ in terms of $\kappa$? ...
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perfect space without convergent long sequences

Is there a boolean space $X$ without isolated points with the property that no point $x\in X$ is the limit of a long sequence $(x_i)_{i\in I}$ from $X\setminus \lbrace x\rbrace $ ('long sequence' here ...
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Cardinality of the set of maximal ideals in a Boolean ring/algebra

If B is a Boolean ring is of uncountable cardinality c, does B have 2^c distinct maximal ideals ? Can you please give me a reference where this question is answered (hopefully) positively ? Thanks
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Quotients of Cantor cubes onto spaces

Let $\lambda$ be an infinite cardinal. Consider the Cantor cube $\Delta_\lambda = \{0,1\}^\lambda$. It is a standard fact in topology that the topological weight (= minimal cardinality for a basis) of ...
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Suslin algebras

A Suslin algebra is a generalization of a Suslin tree: it is a ccc, $(\omega,\infty)$-distributive boolean algebra. Jech proved that every Suslin algebra has size at most $2^{\omega_1}$. A proof is ...