[FOM] large chains in the power set of the reals
Dave Marker
marker at math.uic.edu
Wed Oct 8 09:55:37 EDT 2008
>Question:
> Is the independence from ZFC of the following statement known?
> "There are chains in the power set of reals under inclusion, which have
> the same cardinality as the power set of reals."
For any infinite cardinal kappa there is a chain of length 2^kappa
in the power set of kappa. Let (D,<) be a dense linear order
of cardinality kappa with 2^kappa cuts. The chain of lower cuts
in D has length 2^kappa.
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