Ultrafilters with property

Author:
Arnold W. Miller

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **137** (2009), 3115-3121

MSC (2000):
Primary 03E35, 03E17, 03E50

Published electronically:
April 20, 2009

MathSciNet review:
2506470

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Abstract: A set has property (s) (Marczewski (Szpilrajn)) iff for every perfect set there exists a perfect set such that or . Suppose is a nonprincipal ultrafilter on . It is not difficult to see that if is preserved by Sacks forcing, i.e., if it generates an ultrafilter in the generic extension after forcing with the partial order of perfect sets, then has property (s) in the ground model. It is known that selective ultrafilters or even P-points are preserved by Sacks forcing. On the other hand (answering a question raised by Hrusak) we show that assuming CH (or more generally MA) there exists an ultrafilter with property (s) such that does not generate an ultrafilter in any extension which adds a new subset of .

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**Arnold W. Miller**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1388

Email:
miller@math.wisc.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-09-09919-5

Received by editor(s):
October 27, 2003

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
January 15, 2004

Published electronically:
April 20, 2009

Additional Notes:
Thanks to the Fields Institute, Toronto, for their support during the time these results were proved and to Juris Steprans for helpful conversations, and thanks to Boise State University for support during the time this paper was written

Communicated by:
Alan Dow

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