## Boolean algebras with no rigid or homogeneous factors

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## Abstract:

A simple construction of Boolean algebras with no rigid or homogeneous factors is described. It is shown that for every uncountable cardinal $\kappa$ there are ${2^\kappa }$ isomorphism types of Boolean algebras of power $\kappa$ with no rigid or homogeneous factors. A similar result is obtained for complete Boolean algebras for certain regular cardinals. It is shown that every Boolean algebra can be completely embedded in a complete Boolean algebra with no rigid or homogeneous factors in such a way that the automorphism group of the smaller algebra is a subgroup of the automorphism group of the larger algebra. It turns out that the cardinalities of antichains in both algebras are the same. It is also shown that every $\kappa$-distributive complete Boolean algebra can be completely embedded in a $\kappa$-distributive complete Boolean algebra with no rigid or homogeneous factors.## References

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## Additional Information

- © Copyright 1982 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.
**270**(1982), 131-147 - MSC: Primary 06E05; Secondary 03E40
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1982-0642333-3
- MathSciNet review: 642333