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### What goes wrong in Easton forcing if we don't just use regular cardinals?

Recall that Easton forcing was introduced to show that the continuum function at regular cardinals could be anything subject to 'the obvious constraints' (monotonicity etc). However, it is a handy ...

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### Can Assumptions about forcing produce Mice? [closed]

This is going to take some build up to completely describe what is a very strange question I seem to have walked into by accident:
For every partial order $\mathbb{P}$ and regular cardinal $\lambda ...

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### Proper class forcing vs forcing with a set of conditions bigger than one's model

This seems like a natural question to ask, but I've not seen it discussed in my reading around (limited to Easton's paper, the third edition of Jech's Set theory and a small handful of articles). What ...

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### Which forcings preserve (some) determinacy?

The question is exactly as in the title. I'm interested in general in all questions of the form "which forcings preserve property P?" for any P, but determinacy assumptions occupy a special place in ...

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### Generic Extensions and $L(V_{\lambda+1})$

Suppose $\lambda$ is a strong limit cardinal of cofinality $\omega$ and for $A$ a transitive set, define $L(A)$ in the usual fashion by setting
$$L_0(A)=A;$$
$$L_{\alpha+1}(A) = L_\alpha (A)\cup ...

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### large ccc forcing that preserves CH

Can you name a ccc forcing with the following properties?
1) Atomless and separative
2) The least size of a dense set is large, say at least $\aleph_3$, hopefully as big as you like.
3) Existence ...

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### Characterization of $\kappa$-closed forcings

For the notion of distributivity of forcings, we have equivalent defintions, one combintorial, the other in terms of what the generic extensions look like. For a partial order $\mathbb{P}$, the ...

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### Reals added after Cohen forcing II

This is related to my previous question "Reals added after Cohen forcing" Reals added after Cohen forcing
The fact is that what I had in mind by $\lambda-$many Cohen reals was different from what was ...

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### Solovay's paper from AD+ that all sets are Ramsey

For my research I've been trying to locate Solovay's proof that AD+ implies that all sets are Ramsey (or completely Ramsey, depending on the terminology). I know that it uses Mathias forcing but I ...

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### Forcing in Ackermann's Set Theory

How would one do forcing in Ackermann's set theory? C. Alkor published an article entitled "Forcing in Ackermanns Mengenlehre" (Zeitshcr. f. math. Logik und Grundlagen d. Math., Bd. 25,8.265-286 ...

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### Equivalence of forcing automorphisms

Suppose that $P$ is a forcing poset in $V$. If $\pi$ is an automorphism of $P$ then $\pi$ extends to automorphisms of the names by induction: $$\pi\dot x = \lbrace(\pi p,\pi\dot y)\mid (p,\dot ...

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### Can $\omega_1$ be supercompact?

Is "ZF + $\omega_1$ is supercompact" consistent relative to "ZFC + there is a supercompact cardinal"?
In particular, if $\delta$ is supercompact, does it remain so in $V(\mathbb{R} \cap V[G])$ where ...

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### Sets of reals amenable to each L[x]

If $A$ is a set of reals such that $A \cap L[x] \in L[x]$ for each real $x$, is there a real $z$ such that $A \cap L[x] \in OD_z^{L[x]}$ for a cone of $x$?
This can be proved under the Axiom of ...

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### Measures that are not OD

Is anything known about the consistency strength of the statement:
"There is a normal measure (on a cardinal) that is not ordinal-definable"?
In particular, is it consistent relative to the ...

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### Is every set class generic over a given inner model?

In a paper by B. Mitchell, I stumbled into the following sentence:
"In the summer of 1986 Woodin discovered the second of the forcing orders
associated with a Woodin cardinal, the extender algebra. ...

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### The category of Boolean-valued models associated to a model of ZFC

This is related to my previous question here, and indirectly motivated by Andreas Blass intriguing answer therein:
start from a ZF transitive model $M$, and consider the category $CBA(M)$ of ...

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### Forcing over set theory versus forcing over arithmetic

I've been trying to understand better some of the research on forcing over bounded arithmetic and its connections with lower bounds in complexity theory. For example, Takeuti and Yasumoto have some ...

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### Forcing as a new chapter of Galois Theory

There is a (very) long essay by Grothendieck with the ominous title La Longue Marche à travers la théorie de Galois (The Long March through Galois Theory). As usual, Grothendieck knew what he was ...

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### $(<\kappa)$-closure for Prikry forcing

A p.o. $\mathcal{P}$ is $(<\kappa)$-closure, if for every decreasing sequence of $<\kappa$ conditions in the forcing $p_0 \geq p_1 \geq \cdots$,
there is a condition that is below all of them. ...

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### Reals added after Cohen forcing

Let $V_1$ be a generic extension of $V\models GCH$ obtained by adding $\aleph_{\omega}-$many Cohen reals. Then we have the following:
1- In $V_1$ there are $\aleph_{\omega+1}-$many reals,
2- In ...

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### Mathias forcing with Ramsey ultrafilters, and Cohen reals [closed]

Edit/update: One reason this question never received an answer is because it was founded on a faulty premise! The Blaszczyk-Shelah paper I mentioned below does not prove that Mathias forcing with a ...

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### a result about Laver property

recently, I am reading Tomek Bartoszynski's book"Set Theory On The Structure Of The Real Line"
There is a lemma I don't understand it's proof.(P244 Lamma 4.6.10),it's original expression as follows.
...

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### Difference between Laver's and Mathias's forcing

Mathias forcing consists of conditions of the form $(s,A)$ where $s$ is a finite subset of $\omega$, $A$ is an infinite subset of $\omega$ such that $\max(s) < \min(A)$ and $(s,A)\leq (t,B)$ iff ...

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### Intermediate extension of a Prikry-Silver extension?

Prikry-Silver forcing $\mathbb{V}$ (sometimes just Silver forcing) is the forcing notion consisting of all partial functions $p:\omega\rightarrow 2$ with co-infinite domain. In "Combinatorics on ...

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### Cohen forcing: why is the cardinality of $\mathcal P \left({\omega}\right)$ in ${\bf L}(\mathcal P \left({\omega}\right))$ independent of G?

This is a part of exercise E4 from Chapter VII of Kunen's Set Theory.
The hint (courtesy of A. Miller) goes like this: let ${\bf P} = Fn(I,2)$, $(I \geq \omega_{1})^M$. Let G be ${\bf P}$-generic ...

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### Which notions of forcing add a cofinal branch to an $\omega_1$-tree?

I'd like to know more about forcing to add a cofinal branch to an $\omega_1$-tree.
Question 1:
What kinds of forcings add cofinal branches to $\omega_1$-trees? What kinds of forcings cannot?
...

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### Can there be an almost-special not-fully-special Aronszajn tree?

Question. Can there be an Aronszajn tree $T$, such that no
c.c.c. forcing extension adds a cofinal branch to $T$, but there is an
$\omega_1$-preserving forcing extension adding a cofinal branch to
...

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### Two versions of “absolutely ccc”

I have recently been slogging my way through Shelah's "Large continuum, oracles". Essentially from the start there has been a question needling me which I cannot seem to answer.
In the paper, ...

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### In What Way are Set Theorists' 'Experiences' in the CH Worlds Flawed, if Any?

This is in regards to Joel David Hamkins' new paper "IS THE DREAM SOLUTION OF THE CONTINUUM HYPOTHESIS ATTAINABLE?" (look under title in arXiv). I quote from the last paragraph of his paper:
"My ...

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### How large can the power set P(N) be made via forcing?

Given the Constructable Universe L, is there a forcing extension L[G] of L in which P(N) is the 'size' (so to speak) of ORD, the proper class of all ordinals? I am interested in forcing extensions of ...

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### Background for classic forcing

When I learning forcing theory, I am surprised by various foring definition,I want to know the original purpose, why define partial order in such way and some background material which can help me ...

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### $\mathfrak{c}$-universal linear order

I've been told once or twice that the following holds:
There is a model of $ZFC+MA+\neg CH$ in which there is a $\mathfrak{c}$-universal linear order embedded in $(\omega^\omega, \le^\ast)$
...

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### On Successive Regular Cardinals With No Ladders

Definition: Let $\kappa$ be an $\aleph$ cardinal, we say that $\langle f_\alpha\colon\alpha\to\kappa\mid\alpha<\kappa^+\rangle$ is a ladder if every $f_\alpha$ is injective.
Equivalently this is ...

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### Can we change the Lebesgue measure by forcing?

Suppose $M$ is a model of ZFC, and $\mu^M$ is the Lebesgue measure on $\mathbb R^M$ such that $\mu^M(\mathbb R^M)=1$. It is known that if $r$ is a Cohen real over $M$ and $N=M[r]$ then $\mu^N(\mathbb ...

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### Formal proof of Con(ZFC) => Con(ZFC + not CH) in ZFC

Is it possible to prove $Con(ZFC) \rightarrow Con(ZFC + \neg CH)$ purely within ZFC? To prove this (using forcing) one seems to need a countable transitive model of ZFC. The texts I am reading avoid ...

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### Question about prompt names of ordinals

I asked this question first on math SE and was told that it would better fit here. So:
The following concept is due to Shelah and I have some issues with a claim using this notion:
Suppose that ...

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### The consistency of Martin's Axiom

In learning about the Consistency of Martin's Axiom through Kunen and Jech with help from other set theorists, I have come to a basic question about marrying these proofs:
What is the connection ...

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### Boolean-Valued Models vs. the Infinite-valued Logic of Lukasiewicz and set theory

Is anyone familiar with an old paper of C.C. Chang entitled "The Axiom of Comprehension in Infinite-Valued Logic" which shows that the Axiom of Comprehension without parameters is consistent in the ...

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### distibution of truth values of all formulas on [0,1]

If one forces with measure algebra, then every formula $\phi(\tau_{1},\tau_{2},...,\tau_{k})$ where $\tau_{i}$'s are names, has a truth value, the measure of which is a real number. It is just a ...

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### Finite support iterations of $\sigma$-centered forcing notions

I am looking for a proof (or better, a reference) of the following fact:
The finite support iteration of $\sigma$-centered forcing notions is again $\sigma$-centered, assuming we iterate less than ...

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### GCH+ Kurepa Families

I have a couple of questions about known theorems for GCH+Kurepa families.
Definition first: Let $\kappa$ be a infinite cardinal. A $\kappa^+$ Kurepa family is a family $F$ of subsets of $\kappa^+$ ...

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### Permutation models with a class-sized group

I'm working on building a model of ZF where a very weak choice principle fails, in so much as in any permutation model with a set of atoms it is inconsistent that this principle fails.
To get a feel ...

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### What are these sets in Freyd's model?

Recall Freyd's model of $ZF +\neg AC$ (as recounted in MacLane and Moerdijk's book Sheaves in Geometry and Logic): it arises as the Fourman interpretation of the topos of sheaves on a particular ...

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### Definability of ground model

I have seen mentioned that by a result of Laver, the ground model is definable in any set forcing extension (using parameters).
Does the same hold for class forcing? If it does, in order to establish ...

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### Forcing and divisibility

A version of this question got a couple of comments but no answer on stackexchange.
I learned the concept of forcing in logic from Boolos & Jeffrey's book Computability and Logic (second edition, ...

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### Universe-sized groups with only set-sized normal subgroups, their cardinality in a certain range

Let $\kappa$ be an inaccessible cardinal, and let $G$ be a group with $|G| \geq \kappa$. For any cardinal $\lambda \le \kappa$ (regular, say, but not necessary), say $G$ is $\lambda$-simple if for all ...

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### Natural statements independent from true $\Pi^0_2$ sentences

I am looking for sentences in the language of first order arithmetic ($0,1,+,\cdot,\leq$) which are independent from $\Pi^0_2$ consequences of true arithmetic $\Pi^0_2\text{-}\mathsf{Th}(\mathbb{N})$. ...

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### Forcing the nonexistence of a certain set

I have a certain set-theoretic axiom (WISC) which follows from Choice (this is a nuking a fly BTW), but which I suspect is independent of ZF. To show this I need to show that a certain set does not ...

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### Some questions from the paper “Forcing the failure of CH by adding a real” by Shelah and Woodin

1-Let $P=Add(\omega_1, \kappa)$, and let $D$ be a dense open subset of $P$. Then there is a dense subset $S$ of $D$ such that for every $f \in S$ and any $g \in P$, if $domf=domg$ and the set $\{ ...

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### Random real forcing

Let $\kappa$ be an infinite cardinal and let $B$ be the random forcing for adding $\kappa$-many random reals.
Question: What are the elements of $B$. More precisely given a condition $p \in B$, what ...