[FOM] a definable nonstandard model of the reals
Stephen G Simpson
simpson at math.psu.edu
Wed Nov 12 07:25:37 EST 2003
Here is a paper that may be relevant to the earlier FOM discussion of
nonstandard analysis.
Title: A definable nonstandard model of the reals
Authors: Vladimir Kanovei and Saharon Shelah
Comments: (6 pages) to appear in JSL
Subj-class: Logic
MSC-class: 03H05
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We prove in ZFC the existence of a definable, countably saturated elementary
extension of the reals.
It seems that it has been taken for granted that there is no distinguished,
definable nonstandard model of the reals. (This means a countably saturated
elementary extension of the reals.) Of course if V=L then there is such an
extension (just take the first one in the sense of the canonical well-ordering
of L), but we mean the existence provably in ZFC. There were good reasons for
this: without Choice we cannot prove the existence of any elementary extension
of the reals containing an infinitely large integer. Still there is one.
Theorem (ZFC). There exists a definable, countably saturated extension R* of
the reals R, elementary in the sense of the language containing a symbol for
every finitary relation on R.
\\ ( http://arXiv.org/abs/math/0311165 , 9kb)
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