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Seminormal λ-generated ideals on Pκλ

  • C. A. Johnson (a1)


In this paper we consider the problem of lifting properties of the Fréchet ideal Iκ = {X ⊆ κ: ∣X∣ < κ} on a regular uncountable cardinal κ, to an analogue about Iκλ, the ideal of not unbounded subsets of Pκλ. With this in mind, in §1 we introduce and study the class of seminormal λ-generated ideals on Pκλ. We shall see that ideals belonging to this class display properties which are clearly analogous to those of the Fréchet ideal on κ (for instance, with regard to saturation, normality and weak selectivity) and yet are closely related to Iκλ. Our results here show that if λ = λ, then many restrictions of Iκλ are weakly selective, nowhere precipitous and, quite suprisingly, seminormal (but nowhere normal). These latter two results suggest the question of whether any restriction of Iκλ can ever be normal. In §2 we prove that if κ is strongly inaccessible, λ = 2λ and NSκλ, the ideal of nonstationary subsets of Pκλ, has a mild selective property, then NSκλA = IκλA for some stationary APκλ.

In [1] Baumgartner showed that if κ is weakly compact and P is the collection of indescribable subsets of κ, then P → (P, κ)2. As a Pκλ analogue of indescribability, Carr (see [3]–[5]) introduced the λ-Shelah property, but was unable to derive the natural Pκλ analogue of Baumgartner's result, (where NShκλ is the normal ideal on Pκλ induced by the λ-Shelah property). In §3 we show that the problem lies in the fact that, as far as we know, NShκλ is not sufficiently distributive, and derive conditions which are sufficient and, in a sense, necessary to yield partitions related to .



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