Ukrainian Mathematical Journal

, Volume 65, Issue 9, pp 1384–1393 | Cite as

Thin Subsets of Groups

  • I. V. Protasov
  • S. Slobodyanyuk

For a group G and a natural number m; a subset A of G is called m-thin if, for each finite subset F of G; there exists a finite subset K of G such that |F g A| ≤ m for all gG \ K: We show that each m-thin subset of an Abelian group G of cardinality ℵ n ; n = 0, 1,… can be split into ≤ m n+1 1-thin subsets. On the other hand, we construct a group G of cardinality ℵ ω and select a 2-thin subset of G which cannot be split into finitely many 1-thin subsets.


Abelian Group Uniform Space Regular Cardinal Discrete Subset Limit Cardinal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Protasov
    • 1
  • S. Slobodyanyuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Shevchenko Kyiv National UniversityKyivUkraine

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