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Transactions of the American Mathematical Society
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Irredundant sets in Boolean algebras

Author: Stevo Todorčević
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 339 (1993), 35-44
MSC: Primary 03E50; Secondary 06E05
MathSciNet review: 1080736
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Abstract: It is shown that every uncountable Boolean algebra $ A$ contains an uncountable subset $ I$ such that no $ a$ of $ I$ is in the subalgebra generated by $ I\backslash \{ a\} $ using an additional axiom of set theory. It is also shown that a use of some such axiom is necessary.

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PII: S 0002-9947(1993)1080736-3
Article copyright: © Copyright 1993 American Mathematical Society