On the Strong Equality between Supercompactness and Strong Compactness''

by Apter and Shelah. [ApSh:495]
Transactions American Math Soc, 1997
We show that supercompactness and strong compactness can be equivalent even as properties of pairs of regular cardinals. Specifically, we show that if V models ZFC + GCH is a given model (which in interesting cases contains instances of supercompactness), then there is some cardinal and cofinality preserving generic extension V[G] models ZFC + GCH in which, (a) (preservation) for kappa <= lambda regular, if V models ``kappa is lambda supercompact'', then V[G] models ``kappa is lambda supercompact'' and so that, (b) (equivalence) for kappa <= lambda regular, V[G] models ``kappa is lambda strongly compact'' iff V[G] models ``kappa is lambda supercompact'', except possibly if kappa is a measurable limit of cardinals which are lambda supercompact.

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