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Is the notion of fixed point property for topological spaces an absolute notion?

Recall that a topological space $X$ has the fixed point property (FPP) if any continuous function $f: X\to X$ has a fixed point. Is the notion of FPP for topological spaces an absolute notion? More ...
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Is there a suitably generalized Baire property for topological spaces of arbitrary cardinalities?

Is there some suitable generalization to the notion of Baire property for topological spaces of arbitrary cardinalities which satisfies the following condition: The meager sets are sets which are ...
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How are measurable functions morphisms?

I am trying to encode the theory of measurable sets in higher order logic. I already did so with the theory of topology. I think it is relevant because it enables one to see continuous or measurable ...
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An order type $\tau$ equal to its power $\tau^n, n>2$

(This is a re-post of my old unanswered question from Math.SE) For purposes of this question, let's concern ourselves only with linear (but not necessarily well-founded) order types. Recall that: ...
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How to define compatible topology for first-order structures?

Background Because a bounded distributive lattice can be represented by the clopen sets of a Priestley space, I tried to learn some basics about Priestley spaces. After reading (on Wikipedia) A ...
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Idempotent ultrafilters and the Rudin-Keisler ordering

Short version: what can we say about the place of idempotent ultrafilters in the Rudin-Keisler ordering? Longer version: If $U$, $V$ are (nonprincipal) ultrafilters on $\omega$, then we write ...
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Is there Ultracoproduct-like construction for topological spaces in general?

In http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9704205.pdf they define the ultracoproduct of a sequence of compact Hausdorff spaces, $\sum_\mathcal{U}X_i$ along an ultrafilter $\mathcal{U}$ as the Wallman-Frink ...
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How many subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$?

How many subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$? How many subsets of the long line $\omega_1\times[0,1)$ are order isomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$? I can see that results in ...
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In what rigorous sense are Sperner's Lemma and the Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem equivalent?

I understand that one can give a proof of each of these propositions assuming the truth of the other. But this seems a bit squishy to me, since there is a trivial sense in which any two true theorems ...
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Self-containing structures

(This question is partly inspired by What is inter-universal geometry?.) I have absolutely no background in Teichmuller theory or any related subject, but what I can follow of Mochizuki's description ...
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A continuous notion of realizability

I have been interested in non-classical logics, off and on, for quite a while. This question is probably very basic, and I hope it is not too low-level for MO. My question stems from an attempt to ...
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$\beta\mathbb{N}$ vs $\beta\mathbb{Z}$

Just started learning the Stone-Cech compactification of discrete groups this week. My motivation comes from a question on $\beta\mathbb{Z}$. Surprisingly, I realized there are muchhhh more literature ...
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Characterization of Stone-Cech compactifications

Suppose I have an infinite discrete topological space $X$ of cardinality $\kappa$. Then I know some things about the Stone-Cech compactification, $\beta X$: it is Hausdorff and compact but not ...
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How big $|Aut(M)|$ can be, given $|\partial Aut(M)|$?

My apologies: There were a couple of typos in the original question. Hope I got them all. Let $\kappa$ be an uncountable cardinal of cofinality $\omega$ and $M$ a model of size $\kappa$. We equip ...
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Does Urysohn's Lemma imply Dependent Choice?

It's widely known$^{1}$ that in the proof of Urysohn's Lemma (UL) one uses the Principle of Dependent Choice (DC). Inspired by the equivalence between DC and Baire's Category Theorem$^{2}$, I'd like ...
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Constructing the Stone Space of a Distributive Lattice

Does anyone have a good reference for the method of giving a topology to a distributive lattice as outlined in M.H. Stone's "Topological representation of distributive lattices and Brouwerian logics"? ...
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Topological proof of the Compactness Theorem in propositional logic without the Axiom of Choice

There is a well-known proof of the Compactness Theorem in propositional logic which uses the compactness of the space $\{0,1\}^P$, where $P$ is the set of propositional variables in consideration. In ...
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Is there a countable pseudocharacter Hausdorff spaceļ¼Œsuch that…?

Let X be a Hausdorff space and Difine the Property A as following: if $\mathscr{U}$ is a collection of open sets of X that witnesses Hausdorff property of X (= $\forall x,y \in X$, there exist two ...
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the example of ccc but not separable

I am interested in the relation between the property of countable chain condition (ccc) and the property of separable. Could someone recommend some papers or books about this to me? thanks in advance. ...
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$\aleph_1$-calibre

The square of X which is $\aleph_1$-calibre is still $\aleph_1$-calibre?
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An ultrafilter is a set of subsets containing exactly one element of each finite partition: reference request

There are probably dozens of ways of defining "ultrafilter". The definition I've seen most often involves first defining "filter", then declaring an ultrafilter to be a maximal filter. But there's ...
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Is it possible to define a closure operator in terms of partial ordering?

For boolean algebra, let's take Roman Sikorski's Boolean Algebras as our reference. After giving a set of axioms, he proves (p.9) that the join of A and B is the least element of the algebra such that ...
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[automatic continuity] measurable homomorphisms of (C,+)-->(C,+) or (C,+)-->(C,*) are continuous and admit an explicit description ?

I am interested in generalisation of the following fact [known as automatic continuity, as I have been pointed out below]. I am especially looking for references to papers dating back to 1920s---I ...
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$C^n$ And Forcing: Reading a Recent Paper By Kunen

While reading a recent paper by Kunen arxiv.org/abs/0912.3733, which deals with PFA and the existence of certain differentiable functions, (defined on all of $\mathbb{R}$) which map certain ...
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Decidability of tiling R^2

Does there exist a closed curve, with finite area and finite circumference, of which it is undecidable (in an axiomatic system where it is constructable) whether it can tile the plane? I know the ...
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5answers
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Does “compact iff projections are closed” require some form of choice?

There are many equivalent ways of defining the notion of compact space, but some require some kind of choice principle to prove their equivalence. For example, a classical result is that for $X$ to be ...
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Proofs of Baire category theorem

I would like to have a list of proofs of the fact that the real line is not meager (also very useful would be a reference to such a list, if it already exists somewhere). My motivation is the ...
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Modal models as reduced products?

In model theory for standard first-order logic, one constructs a single model, a reduced product, from a collection of first-order models, together with an index set and a filter on the index set. In ...
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Defining a topology by means of closed subsets in a topos

In the following we fix a topos. I'll speak of sets instead of objects and of subsets instead of subobjects. Let $X$ be a set and assume $F$ is a set of subsets of $X$ that contains $\emptyset, X$, ...
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Connections between ultrafilters in topology and logic

I have a some-what vague question. It seems to me that there are two main ways in which ultrafilters (on a set) can be used. One is in topology. The notion of an ultrafilter converging to a point is ...
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“Transitivity” of the Stone-Cech compactification

Let $\beta \mathbb{N}$ be the Stone-Cech compactification of the natural numbers $\mathbb{N}$, and let $x, y \in \beta \mathbb{N} \backslash \mathbb{N}$ be two non-principal elements of this ...
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Which topological spaces admit a nonstandard metric?

My question is about the concept of nonstandard metric space that would arise from a use of the nonstandard reals R* in place of the usual R-valued metric. That is, let us define that a topological ...
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Which are the rigid suborders of the real line?

Which are the rigid suborders of the real line? If A is any set of reals, then it can be viewed as an order structure itself under the induced order (A,<). The question is, when is this structure ...
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Countable atomless boolean algebra covered by a larger boolean algebra

Suppose Q is an atomless countable boolean algebra, and B is an arbitrary atomless boolean algebra. Q is unique modulo isomorphisms. There is a subalgebra in B that is isomorphic to Q. There is ...
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Coherent spaces

In Proofs and Types, Girard discusses coherent (or coherence) spaces, which is defined as a set family which is closed downward ($a\in A,b\subseteq a\Rightarrow b\in A$), and binary complete (If ...