We discuss various conjectures and problems around the issue of when and whether stable formulas are responsible for forking in simple theories. We prove that if the simple theory T has strong stable forking then any complete type is a nonforking extension of a complete type which is axiomatized by instances of stable formulas. We also give another treatment of the first author's result which identifies canonical bases in supersimple theories.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory