Two remarks about analytic sets

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1401)


In this paper we give two results about analytic sets. The first is a counterexample to a problem of Fremlin. We show that there exists ω1 compact subsets of a Borel set with the property that no σ-compact subset of the Borel set covers them. In the second section we prove that for any analytic subset A of the plane either A can be covered by countably many lines or A contains a perfect subset P which does not have three collinear points.


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vrÿe Universiteit Subfaculteit WiskundeAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WisconsinMadison
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WisconsinMadison

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