Measurable chromatic numbers. (English) Zbl 1157.03025

Summary: We show that if add(null) = \(\mathfrak c\), then the globally Baire and universally measurable chromatic numbers of the graph of any Borel function on a Polish space are equal and at most three. In particular, this holds for the graph of the unilateral shift on \([\mathbb N]^{\mathbb N}\), although its Borel chromatic number is \(\aleph _0\). We also show that if add(null) = \(\mathfrak c\), then the universally measurable chromatic number of every treeing of a measure amenable equivalence relation is at most three. In particular, this holds for “the” minimum analytic graph \(\mathcal G_0\) with uncountable Borel (and Baire measurable) chromatic number. In contrast, we show that for all \(\kappa \in \{ 2, 3, \ldots , \aleph _0, \mathfrak c \}\), there is a treeing of \(E_0\) with Borel and Baire measurable chromatic number \(\kappa \). Finally, we use a Glimm-Effros-style dichotomy theorem to show that every basis for a non-empty initial segment of the class of graphs of Borel functions of Borel chromatic number at least three contains a copy of \((\mathbb R^{<\mathbb N}, \supseteq )\).


03E15 Descriptive set theory
05C15 Coloring of graphs and hypergraphs
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