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1872. James Hanson
Approximate Categoricity in Continuous Logic

Submission date: 1 November 2020


We explore approximate categoricity in the context of distortion systems, introduced in our previous paper, which are a mild generalization of perturbation systems, introduced by Ben Yaacov. We extend Ben Yaacov's Ryll-Nardzewski style characterization of separably approximately categorical theories from the context of perturbation systems to that of distortion systems. We also make progress towards an analog of Morley's theorem for inseparable approximate categoricity, showing that if there is some uncountable cardinal κ such that every model of size κ is 'approximately saturated,' in the appropriate sense, then the same is true for all uncountable cardinalities. Finally we present some examples of these phenomena and highlight an apparent interaction between ordinary separable categoricity and inseparable approximate categoricity.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 03C66, 03C35, 03C45

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Full text arXiv 2011.00589: pdf, ps.

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