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854. Will Boney and Sebastien Vasey
Chains of saturated models in AECs

Submission date: 30 March 2015.


We study when a union of saturated models is saturated in the framework of tame abstract elementary classes (AECs) with amalgamation. Under a natural superstability assumption (which follows from categoricity in a high-enough cardinal), we prove:
If K is a tame superstable AEC with amalgamation, then for all high-enough λ:
* The union of an increasing chain of λ-saturated models is λ-saturated.
* There exists a type-full good λ-frame with underlying class the saturated models of size λ.
* There exists a unique limit model of size λ.

Our proofs use independence calculus and a generalization of averages to this non first-order context.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 03C48 (Primary), 03C45, 03C52, 03C55 (Secondary)

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Full text arXiv 1503.08781: pdf, ps.

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