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Building Models by Games

Building Models by Games

Part of London Mathematical Society Student Texts

  • Date Published: July 1985
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521317160


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  • This book introduces a general method for building infinite mathematical structures, and surveys its applications in algebra and model theory. The basic idea behind the method is to build a structure by a procedure with infinitely many steps, similar to a game between two players that goes on indefinitely. The approach is new and helps to simplify, motivate and unify a wide range of constructions that were previously carried out separately and by ad hoc methods. The first chapter provides a resume of basic model theory. A wide variety of algebraic applications are studied, with detailed analyses of existentially closed groups of class 2. Another chapter describes the classical model-theoretic form of this method -of construction, which is known variously as 'omitting types', 'forcing' or the 'Henkin-Orey theorem'. The last three chapters are more specialised and discuss how the same idea can be used to build uncountable structures. Applications include completeness for Magidor-Malitz quantifiers, and Shelah's recent and sophisticated omitting types theorem for L(Q). There are also applications to Bdolean algebras and models of arithmetic.

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    • Date Published: July 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521317160
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.468kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Author

    Wilfrid Hodges

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