Automorphisms of models of arithmetic: a unified view

Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 145 (1):16-36 (2007)
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We develop the method of iterated ultrapower representation to provide a unified and perspicuous approach for building automorphisms of countable recursively saturated models of Peano arithmetic . In particular, we use this method to prove Theorem A below, which confirms a long-standing conjecture of James Schmerl.Theorem AIf is a countable recursively saturated model of in which is a strong cut, then for any there is an automorphism j of such that the fixed point set of j is isomorphic to .We also fine-tune a number of classical results. One of our typical results in this direction is Theorem B below, which generalizes a theorem of Kaye–Kossak–Kotlarski .Theorem BSuppose is a countable recursively saturated model of in which is a strong cut. There is a group embedding from into such that for each that is fixed point free, moves every undefinable element of

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