# Questions tagged [boolean-algebras]

A Boolean algebra is a commutative ring satisfying x²=x for every x, and sometimes required to have a unit; they have characteristic 2. For coding theory (notably dealing with subsets linear subspaces of spaces of Boolean functions), rather use the [coding-theory] or [linear-algebra] tag.

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### Boolean valued models in a general setting

It is well known that Boolean valued models play significant roles for set-theoretic purposes. But how well-studied are Boolean valued models in a more general setting, as models for random first-...
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### A set theoretic question arising from trying to understand a sheaf cohomology question

I'm trying to understand the footnote to Example 5.3 in Wiegand - Sheaf cohomology of locally compact totally disconnected spaces which is about constructing a locally compact Hausdorff and totally ...
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### Intuition behind Boolean-valued models of set theory

$\DeclareMathOperator\Card{Card}$The book Forcing Eine Einführung in die Mathematik der Unabhängigkeitsbeweise by Hoffmann provides an intuition behind boolean valued models of set theory which I will ...
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### Is the Pierce spectrum useful elsewhere in Mathematics?

In Borceaux and Janelidze's Galois Theories, a construction of the Pierce spectrum is given. It is the poset of ideals in a Boolean ring. It's construction is reminiscent of the Zariski spectrum in ...
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### Complete Boolean algebras of subsets of $\mathbb N$

Let $\mathfrak A$ be a subset of $\mathrm{Pow}(\mathbb N)$, the powerset of $\mathbb N$. Assume that $\mathfrak A$ is a complete Boolean algebra in the induced order, i.e., the inclusion order. Does ...
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### Decreasing sequences in a finitely generated closure algebra

I am interested in finitely generated closure algebras (as a special case of Heyting algebras), and in decreasing sequences of elements within such an algebra that have no lower bound. Call two ...
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### What is a module over a Boolean ring?

Recall that a (unital) Boolean ring is a (unital) commutative ring $A$ where every element is idempotent; it follows that $A$ is of characteristic 2. There is an equivalence of categories between ...
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### Reduced products of complete Boolean algebras

I expect that complete Boolean algebras are not closed under reduced products modulo $\kappa$-complete filters, for any regular cardinal $\kappa$. Is it true? And, is a reference for this?
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### Elementary equivalence between $n\mapsto n+1$ and its inverse on the Stone-Čech remainder?

Consider structures $(A,f)$ encoding a Boolean algebra $A$ endowed with an automorphism $f$. There is an obvious notion of isomorphism between such structures. Consider the endomorphism $\hat{\Phi}$ ...
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### Near permutation $n\mapsto n+1$ not conjugate to its inverse on the Stone-Čech remainder?
Let $\beta\omega$ be the Stone-Čech compactification of the discrete infinite countable space $\omega$, and $\beta^*\omega=\beta\omega\smallsetminus \omega$ is the Stone-Čech remainder. The map \$j:n\...