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### Antichain on $\mathcal{P}(\omega)/fin$ of cardinality $2^{\aleph_0}$?

We define an equivalence relation on $\mathcal{P}(\omega)$: for $x,y\in\mathcal{P}(\omega)$ we say $$x\simeq_{fin} y \text{ iff there is } n \in \omega \text{ such that }
x\setminus \{0,\ldots,n\} = y ...

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### Is the fixed point property for posets preserved by products?

Recall that a partially ordered set (poset) $P$ has the fixed point property (FPP) if any order preserving function $f:P\longrightarrow P$ has a fixed point.
Theorem. Suppose $P$ and $Q$ are posets ...

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### Fixed points and universal maps for posets

In a recent post about f.p.p. for poset products, @M.Mirabi brought back an old-standing problem about the fixed point property of the product of two arbitrary posets which already enjoy the fixed ...

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### How many orders of infinity are there?

Define a growth function to be a monotone increasing function $F: {\bf N} \to {\bf N}$, thus for instance $n \mapsto n^2$, $n \mapsto 2^n$, $n \mapsto 2^{2^n}$ are examples of growth functions. Let's ...

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### The category of posets

I am trying to teach myself category theory and, as a begginer, I am looking for
examples that I have a hands-on experience with.
Almost every introductory text in category theory contains following ...

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### Is the top interval of a finite distributive lattice, a boolean lattice?

Let $(L,\wedge,\vee)$ be a finite distributive lattice, and let $1$ its greatest element.
An element $a \in L$ is called maximal if $a \le a' < 1$ implies $a = a'$.
Let $b$ be the meet of all the ...

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### Are the connected components of a Priestley space closed?

Preliminaries A Priestley space is both a poset and a topological space. The topologically connected components of the space are trivially closed. (They are just the points of the underlying set.) But ...

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### Product of posets with Hausdorff interval topology

Given a poset $(P,\leq)$ the interval topology on $P$ is generated by
$$\{P\setminus\downarrow x : x\in P\} \cup \{P\setminus\uparrow x : x\in P\},$$
where $\downarrow x = \{y\in P: y\leq x\}$ and $\...

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### Category = Groupoid x Poset?

Is it possible to split a given category $C$ up into its groupoid of isomorphisms and a category that resembles a poset?
"Splitting up" should be that $C$ can be expressed as some kind of extension ...

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### What is the size of a largest antichain in this poset?

Let $[n]:=\lbrace 1, \dots, n \rbrace$. We define a partial ordering on the set of subsets of $[n]$ as follows. We say that $X \preceq Y$ if there is an injective map $f:X \to Y$ such that $x \leq ...

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### Complete sets of incompatible totally ordered down-set in a partially ordered set

Let $(P,\leq)$ be a partially ordered set. A down-set is a set $d\subseteq P$ such that $x\in d$ and $x'\in P, x'\leq x$ imply $x'\in d$. If the down-set is totally ordered, we say it is a totally ...

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### Quotients of posets

Let $\mathbf{Poset}$ denote the category of partially ordered sets and order-preserving maps. Does $\mathbf{Poset}$ have quotients?

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### Well-ordered cofinal subsets [closed]

Let $(P, \leq)$ be a total ordering (some of you prefer the name linear order). Can we find a subset $R\subseteq P$ which is well ordered (with respect to $\leq\upharpoonright R$) and cofinal in $P$, ...

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### Principal Order Ideals in the Weak Bruhat Order

Let $\sigma\in S_n$ be a permutation on $n$ elements, and $\mathrm{Inv}(\sigma):=\{(i,j) : 1\leq i<j\leq n\text{ and }\sigma(i)>\sigma(j)\}$ be its set of inversions. In the weak order on ...

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### The name for a partial order

In a recent paper of mine, my co-authors found that a partial order that we were using was contained in a paper by Kundgen. In it, he called it "right-shifted partial order". I was curious, and found ...

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### A sequence of generic filters that does not come from an iteration

Fix a countable transitive model $M$ of ZFC.
In my answer to this question I indicated that there are forcing iterations
$((Q_\alpha:\alpha\leq\omega),(\dot P_\alpha:\alpha<\omega))$ in $M$ and ...

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### Image of poset with Hausdorff interval topology

Given a poset $(P,\leq)$ the interval topology $\tau_{\text{int}}(P)$ on $P$ is generated by
$$\{P\setminus\downarrow x : x\in P\} \cup \{P\setminus\uparrow x : x\in P\},$$
where $\downarrow x = \{y\...

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### Weighted maximal number of disjoint singly-generated ideals in the divisibility poset for $\{1,2,\ldots,n\}$

In the mathoverflow question here the asymptotic growth of antichains in the divisibility poset ${\cal P}_n$ of the set of natural numbers $\{1,\ldots,n\}$ is considered. I have a somewhat dual ...

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### Does the collection of coverings on a set $X$ form a lattice when ordered by refinement?

This is a follow-up question to this question, prompted by a comment in Todd Trimble's answer.
Let $X\neq \emptyset$ be a set. We say that $U\subseteq {\cal P}(X)\setminus \{\emptyset\}$ is a proper ...

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### Universal and left-factoring order-preserving maps

Trying to get a different angle for the question Fixed points and universal maps for posets, I want to compare universal maps to a different kind of functions.
First recall that for posets $P,Q$ an ...

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### On the number of antichains of a poset

I am not an expert in combinatorics, but I need to count (or to approximate) the number of antichains of a poset.
The idea relies on approximating this number by embedding my poset into another one, ...

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### Order on the collection of coverings

Let $X\neq \emptyset$ be a set. We say that $U\subseteq {\cal P}(X)\setminus \{\emptyset\}$ is a proper covering if
$\bigcup U = X$, and
for $a\neq b\in U$ we have $a\not\subseteq b$.
Let $\text{...

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### Completion of a single totally ordered down-set

This is a follow-up question to Complete sets of incompatible totally ordered down-set in a partially ordered set.
Let $(P,\leq)$ be a partially ordered set such that for every $p\in P$ the set $\{q\...

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### Order-preserving images of $(\mathcal{P}(\kappa),\subseteq)$

Is there a cardinal $\kappa \neq \emptyset$ and a connected poset $P$ of cardinality $\leq \kappa$ such that there is no surjective order-preserving map from $(\mathcal{P}(\kappa),\subseteq)$ onto $P$?...