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1109. Will Boney, Rami Grossberg, Monica M. VanDieren, and Sebastien Vasey
Superstability from categoricity in abstract elementary classes
E-mail: sebv at cmu dot edu

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Starting from an abstract elementary class with no maximal models, Shelah and Villaveces have shown (assuming instances of diamond) that categoricity implies a superstability-like property for a certain independence relation called nonsplitting. We generalize their result as follows: given an abstract notion of independence for Galois (orbital) types over models, we derive that the notion satisfies a superstability property provided that the class is categorical and satisfies a weakening of amalgamation. This extends the Shelah-Villaveces result (the independence notion there was splitting) as well as a result of the first and second author where the independence notion was coheir. The argument is in ZFC and fills a gap in the Shelah-Villaveces proof.

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

Keywords and phrases: Abstract elementary classes; Categoricity; Superstability; Splitting; Coheir; Independence; Forking

Full text arXiv 1609.07101: pdf, ps.

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