By Pierre Simon

The research of NIP theories has acquired a lot recognition from version theorists within the final decade, fuelled by means of purposes to o-minimal buildings and valued fields. This e-book, the 1st to be written on NIP theories, is an creation to the topic that would entice somebody drawn to version thought: graduate scholars and researchers within the box, in addition to these in close by components resembling combinatorics and algebraic geometry. with out residing on anyone specific subject, it covers all the uncomplicated notions and offers the reader the instruments had to pursue examine during this region. An attempt has been made in every one bankruptcy to offer a concise and stylish route to the most effects and to emphasize the main precious principles. specific emphasis is wear sincere definitions, dealing with of indiscernible sequences and measures. The suitable fabric from different fields of arithmetic is made available to the philosopher.

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We first argue that φ(an−1 ; b) p holds. The type p is finitely satisfiable in A, therefore for every subset B ⊂ M of size ≤ |M |, the LP -type p|B (x) ∪ {P(x)} is finitely satisfiable in A and thus realized in A . Taking B = Aba

Proof. 55. (v) ⇒ (iv): Clear. (iv) ⇒ (iii): Given a formula φ(x; y), there can be at most |M | definitions for a φ-type over M . Hence if all types are definable, there are at most |M ||T | many types over M . (iii) ⇒ (ii): Take such that |T | = . (ii) ⇒ (i): Assume that the formula φ(x; y) has the order property as witnessed by (ai , bi : i < ). Let be any cardinal. 72). 3. Additional topics 25 I = (ai , bi : i ∈ I) be an indiscernible sequence realizing the EM-type of ¯ the (ai , bi : i < ) and let M be a model of size containing I .

55 (iv) that if φ is stable, there is a finite set d1 φ(y; z), . . , dn φ(y; z) such that any φ-type over any set A is definable by an instance of one of the di φ’s. The following proposition gives more details on the formula defining a φ-type in the case where the type is finitely-satisfiable in the parameter set A. This is always the case for example when A is a model. 58. Let φ(x; y) be stable and let p ∈ Sφ (A) be a φ-type which is finitely satisfiable in A. Then p is definable by a positive Boolean combination of formulas of the form φ(a; y) for a ∈ A.