# Questions tagged [cardinal-characteristics]

For questions about various cardinal invariants, cardinal characteristics of the continuum and related topics.

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### Relationship between “infinitely unequal” and “eventually different”

Suppose that $\kappa$ has the property that for every family $A\subseteq\omega^{\omega}$, if $|A|<\kappa$, then there exists some $g\in\omega^{\omega}$ such that for any $f\in A, \exists^{\infty}n\;...

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### Smallest size of a non-measurable set of reals

The question is pretty much the title. I'm wondering if anything is known about the smallest size $\kappa$ of a non-measurable subset of the real numbers (regarding the Lebesgue measure). Since we ...

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### How to increase unbounding and dominating numbers for $(\kappa^\lambda,\leq^*)$

Let $\kappa$ be regular and $\lambda\geq\kappa$. For $f, g\in\kappa^\lambda$ say that $f\le^* g$ if the set $\{\gamma<\lambda:f(\gamma)>g(\gamma)\}$ has
size less than $\kappa$. Set
$\mathfrak{...

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### Effect of adding one Hechler real versus adding two on the meager ideal

In "The Kunen-Miller Chart (Lebesgue Measure, The Baire Property, Laver Reals and Preservation Theorems for Forcing)" by Haim Judah and Saharon Shelah
JSL Vol. 55, No. 3 (Sep., 1990), pp. 909-927 ([...

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### A simple cardinal characteristic associated with $\omega^\omega$

We can define a very simple cardinal characteristic in the following way. Recall the relation $\leq^*$ on $\omega^\omega$ defined by $x\leq^* y$ iff $x(i)\leq y(i)$ for all but finitely many $i$. For $...

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### What if $\mathbb{R}$ is in bijection with the cardinals less than $\frak{c}$?

I was wondering whether it is consistent to have $\frak{c} = \aleph_{\frak{c}}$ where $\frak{c} = 2^{\aleph_0}$ is the cardinality of the reals (over ZFC). If so, what interesting consequences of this ...

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### What's the minimal weight of a maximal space?

A non-empty topological space without isolated points is called maximal if every finer topology on that space has at least an isolated point. The existence of a (Hausdorff) maximal space is a simple ...

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### Relations between two tower numbers

A tower is a subset $T\subset [\omega]^\omega$ of the family $[\omega]^\omega$ of all infinite subsets of $\omega$ such that $T$ is well-ordered by the relation $\supset^*$ of almost inclusion and has ...

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### Two small uncountable cardinals related to Q-sets

A subset $A$ of the real line is called a Q-set if any subset of of $A$ is of type $F_\sigma$ in $A$.
Let $\mathfrak q_0$ be the smallest cardinality of a subset $X\subset\mathbb R$ which is not a Q-...

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### Small uncountable cardinals related to $\sigma$-continuity

A function $f:X\to Y$ is defined to be
$\sigma$-continuous (resp. $\bar \sigma$-continuous) if there exists a countable (closed) cover $\mathcal C$ of $X$ such that the restriction $f{\restriction}C$ ...

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### Base zero-dimensional spaces

Definition. A zero-dimensional topological space $X$ is called base zero-dimensional if for any base $\mathcal B$ of the topology that consists of closed-and-open sets in $X$, any open cover $\mathcal ...

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### Is there a model of set theory in which $\mathfrak p< \mathfrak b < \mathfrak q$?

Is there a model of set theory in which $\mathfrak p< \mathfrak b < \mathfrak q$?
Here $\mathfrak p$, $\mathfrak b$, $\mathfrak q$ are small uncountable cardinals:
$\mathfrak p$ is the ...

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### Small cardinals related to topological convergence

Recall that a topological space is called sequential if a set is closed if and only if it contains all limits of convergent sequences lying inside of it. A space $X$ is called Frechet if for every non-...

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### Are the Sierpiński cardinal $\acute{\mathfrak n}$ and its measure modification $\acute{\mathfrak m}$ equal to some known small uncountable cardinals?

This question was motivated by an answer to this question of Dominic van der Zypen.
It relates to the following classical theorem of Sierpiński.
Theorem (Sierpiński, 1921). For any countable ...

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### The “strong” measure number

Beyond measure zero we have yet another measure-y notion of smallness: strong measure zero. A set $S\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ is strong measure zero if, for any $f:\mathbb{N}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}_{>0}$, ...

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### Bidi: A new cardinal characteristic of the continuum?

This question assumes familiarity with combinatorial cardinal
characteristics of the continuum.
Identify an infinite set $a\subseteq\mathbb{N}$ with its increasing
enumeration. Thus, for each natural ...

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### Consistency Results Separating Three Cardinal Characteristics Simultaneously

(For information on cardinal characteristics of the continuum aka cardinal invariants see Joel David Hamkins' MO answer here; Andreas Blass's handbook article is an excellent reference.)
Problem 2.3 ...

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### Improvements of the Baire Category Theorem under (not CH)?

The Baire category theorem implies that a nonempty complete metric space without isolated points must be uncountable. In many situations I have encountered, the "natural examples" of complete metric ...