## Abstract

We introduce a notion of density point and prove results analogous to Lebesgue’s density theorem for various well-known ideals on Cantor space and Baire space. In fact, we isolate a class of ideals for which our results hold.

In contrast to these results, we show that there is no reasonably definable selector that chooses representatives for the equivalence relation on the Borel sets of having countable symmetric difference. In other words, there is no notion of density which makes the ideal of countable sets satisfy an analogue to the density theorem.

The proofs of the positive results use only elementary combinatorics of trees, while the negative results rely on forcing arguments.

In contrast to these results, we show that there is no reasonably definable selector that chooses representatives for the equivalence relation on the Borel sets of having countable symmetric difference. In other words, there is no notion of density which makes the ideal of countable sets satisfy an analogue to the density theorem.

The proofs of the positive results use only elementary combinatorics of trees, while the negative results rely on forcing arguments.

Original language | English |
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Number of pages | 28 |

Journal | Israel Journal of Mathematics |

Publication status | Submitted - 2019 |