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Universal binary sequences

Notation. Write $\mathcal Q(A):=\{ a\subseteq A\mid a\text{ is finite}, a\neq\emptyset\}$. Suppose for the moment that we are given a fixed sequence $\langle f_\alpha:\omega\rightarrow2\mid \alpha\in a\rangle$, indexed by some set $a$ of ordinals. Then, for every function $h:a\rightarrow\omega$ and $i<\omega$, we … Continue reading

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The Engelking-Karlowicz theorem, and a useful corollary

Theorem (Engelking-Karlowicz, 1965). For cardinals $\kappa\le\lambda\le\mu\le 2^\lambda$, the following are equivalent: $\lambda^{<\kappa}=\lambda$; there exists a collection of functions, $\langle f_i:\mu\rightarrow\lambda\mid i<\lambda\rangle$, such that for every $X\in[\mu]^{<\kappa}$ and every function $f:X\rightarrow\lambda$, there exists some $i<\lambda$ with $f\subseteq f_i$. Proof. (2)$\Rightarrow$(1) Suppose … Continue reading

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