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Preprint Number 1808
1808. Christopher D. C. Hawthorne Automata and tame expansions of (ℤ,+) E-mail: Submission date: 30 June 2020 Abstract: The problem of characterizing which automatic sets of integers are stable is here initiated. Given a positive integer d and a subset A\subseteq ℤ^m whose set of representations base d is sparse and recognized by a finite automaton, a necessary condition is found for x+y in A to be a stable formula in Th(ℤ,+,A). Combined with a theorem of Moosa and Scanlon this gives a combinatorial characterization of the d-sparse A ⊆ &ZOpf;^m such that (ℤ,+,A) is stable. This characterization is in terms of what were called “F-sets” by Moosa and Scanlon and “elementary p-nested sets” by Derksen. For A\subseteq ⊆ ℤ d-automatic but not d-sparse, it is shown that if x+y in A is stable then finitely many translates of A cover ℤ. Automata-theoretic methods are also used to produce some NIP expansions of (ℤ,+), in particular the expansion by the monoid (d^ℕ, ×). Mathematics Subject Classification: 03C45 (Primary) 68Q45, 11B85 (Secondary) Keywords and phrases: NIP, Automatic sets |

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