@MISC{Downey06slenderclasses, author = {Rod Downey and Antonio Montalbán}, title = {Slender classes}, year = {2006} }

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Abstract

A Π 0 1 class P is called thin if, given a subclass P ′ of P there is a clopen C with P ′ = P ∩ C. Cholak, Coles, Downey and Herrmann [7] proved that a Π 0 1 class P is thin if and only if its lattice of subclasses forms a Boolean algebra. Those authors also proved that if this boolean algebra is the free Boolean algebra, then all such think classes are automorphic in the lattice of Π 0 1 classes under inclusion. From this it follows that if the boolean algebra has a finite number n of atoms then the resulting classes are all automorphic. We prove a conjecture of Cholak and Downey [8] by showing that this is the only time the Boolean algebra determines the automorphism type of a thin class.