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### Images of Borel subsets of non-metric compact spaces

The following question was noted by Jan Pachl in connection with the
study of Arens products and he has not received a satisfactory
answer from the various experts he has asked. Let $X$ and $Y$ be
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### Any subset of Baire space is a union of a boldface $\Delta_2^0$ set and a set with no isolated points. Anybody know how to prove this?

I'm trying to do due diligence and determine whether this is known, trivial, original, etc. I have a proof of:
Theorem: If $S\subseteq \mathbb{N}^{\mathbb{N}}$ then $S=X\cup Y$ for some $X$ which is ...

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### Is this observation about the Borel Hierarchy trivial?

Hello, consider the following theorem. Is it trivial? Is it interesting? Is it worth including in a paper if I can prove it in 1 line as a corollary?
Theorem: Suppose $n>0$ is a natural. ...

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### Does recent work of Woodin clash with an older result in Descriptive Set Theory?

Background/Motivation
First time posting here, so I give the motivation for the question.
Early on in Descriptive Set Theory Sierpinski proved every
${\Sigma}^1_2$ set (PCA set in the older ...

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### Universal sets in metric spaces

(I am cross-posting this from math.SE as it seems to be slightly over the top for that site.)
I saw in the class the theorem:
Suppose $X$ is a separable metric space, and $Y$ is a polish space ...

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### A compactness property for Borel sets

Is the following generalised compactness property of Borel sets in a Polish space consistent with ZFC?
(*) Let $\mathcal{B}$ be a family of $\aleph_1$-many Borel sets. If $\bigcap \mathcal{B} = ...

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### Do all possible trees arise as orbit trees of some permutation groups?

I.Motivation from descriptive set theory
(Contains some quotes from Maciej Malicki's paper.)
The classical theorem of Birkhoff-Kakutani implies that every metrizable topological group G admits a ...

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### Choice function on the countable subsets of the reals

It is easy to find a choice function on all finite subsets of $\mathbb R$, but without using the axiom of choice, not on all subsets. Is there an "explicit" choice function on the countable subsets of ...

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### Parts of Set Theory immune to independence

The motivation for asking this question is a passage (3.2) in an article by Greg Hjorth where he said that "...it is also an attractive feature of the theory of Borel cardinalities and of the theory ...

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### Wanted: chain of nowhere dense subsets of the real line whose union is nonmeagre, or even contains intervals

Let $X$ be a topological space. When I call a set nowhere dense, meagre or similar without qualification, I mean that it has this property as a subset of $X$. Call a subset of $X$ weager (for weakly ...

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### Question about John Steel's “The derived model theorem”

In John Steel's paper "The derived model theorem",
http://math.berkeley.edu/~steel/papers/dm.ps
John Steel asserts that it is clear that $\mathrm{Hom}^{Y}_{\kappa}$ is closed downward under ...

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### Question about Woodin's paper “On the consistency strength of projective uniformization”

In the paper "On the consistency strength of projective uniformization" Woodin proves a lemma "Assume $M$ is a model of ZFC that is $\Sigma^{1}_{3}$-absolute. Then $M\vDash\forall ...

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### Descriptive complexity of Hamel bases of R^ω

(base theory = ZFC)
Are any Hamel bases for the vector space $\mathbb{R}^{\omega}$ in the
1. analytical hierarchy?2. projective hierarchy?
In any of the above cases where the answer is not simply ...

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### Related Open Game in Analytic Determinacy

For this question, please refer to Chapter 33 page 638, Set Theory Millennium Edition, by Thomas Jech.
The proof of analytic games $G_A$ is converted into an open game $G^\ast$ on some suitable ...

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### Non Borel sets without axiom of choice

This is a simple doubt of mine about the basics of measure theory, which should be easy for the logicians to answer. The example I know of non Borel sets would be a Hamel basis, which needs axiom of ...

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### disjoint translates of a dense uncountable set

If {c(n)} is an arbitrary sequence of irrational numbers converging to 0 then Q + c(n), the set obtained by adding c(n) to the set of rational numbers Q, is clearly disjoint from Q for each n.
Is ...

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### A subset of Baire space Wadge incomparable to a Borel set?

Let $\omega^\omega$ be Baire space. If $A,B\subseteq\omega^\omega$ we say that $A$ is Wadge reducible to $B$ (written $A\leq_w B$) if there is a continuous function ...