Large cardinals with few measures

  • [DOI] A. W.~Apter, J. Cummings, and J. D. Hamkins, “Large cardinals with few measures,” Proc.~Amer.~Math.~Soc., vol. 135, iss. 7, p. 2291–2300, 2007.
    AUTHOR = {Arthur W.~Apter and James Cummings and Joel David Hamkins},
    TITLE = {Large cardinals with few measures},
    JOURNAL = {Proc.~Amer.~Math.~Soc.},
    FJOURNAL = {Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society},
    VOLUME = {135},
    YEAR = {2007},
    NUMBER = {7},
    PAGES = {2291--2300},
    ISSN = {0002-9939},
    MRCLASS = {03E35 (03E55)},
    MRNUMBER = {2299507 (2008b:03067)},
    MRREVIEWER = {Tetsuya Ishiu},
    DOI = {10.1090/S0002-9939-07-08786-2},
    URL = {},
    eprint = {math/0603260},
    archivePrefix = {arXiv},
    primaryClass = {math.LO},
    file = F,

We show, assuming the consistency of one measurable cardinal, that it is consistent for there to be exactly $\kappa^+$ many normal measures on the least measurable cardinal $\kappa$. This answers a question of Stewart Baldwin. The methods generalize to higher cardinals, showing that the number of $\lambda$-strong compactness or $\lambda$-supercompactness measures on $P_\kappa(\lambda)$ can be exactly $\lambda^+$, if $\lambda>\kappa$ is a regular cardinal. We conclude with a list of open questions. Our proofs use a critical observation due to James Cummings.

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