, Volume 166, Issue 1, pp 1-16
Date: 14 Aug 2008

Resolvability and monotone normality

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A space X is said to be κ-resolvable (resp., almost κ-resolvable) if it contains κ dense sets that are pairwise disjoint (resp., almost disjoint over the ideal of nowhere dense subsets). X is maximally resolvable if and only if it is Δ(X)-resolvable, where Δ(X) = min{|G| : G \(\not 0\) open}.

We show that every crowded monotonically normal (in short: MN) space is ω-resolvable and almost μ-resolvable, where μ = min{2 ω , ω 2}. On the other hand, if κ is a measurable cardinal then there is a MN space X with Δ(X) = κ such that no subspace of X is ω 1-resolvable.

Any MN space of cardinality < ℵ ω is maximally resolvable. But from a supercompact cardinal we obtain the consistency of the existence of a MN space X with |X| = Δ(X) = ℵ ω such that no subspace of X is ω 2-resolvable.

The preparation of this paper was supported by OTKA grant no. 61600