On uniformly antisymmetric functions

by Komjath and Shelah. [KoSh:502]
Real Analysis Exchange, 1993-1994
We show that there is always a uniformly antisymmetric f:A-> {0,1} if A subset R is countable. We prove that the continuum hypothesis is equivalent to the statement that there is an f:R-> omega with |S_x| <= 1 for every x in R . If the continuum is at least aleph_n then there exists a point x such that S_x has at least 2^n-1 elements. We also show that there is a function f:Q-> {0,1,2,3} such that S_x is always finite, but no such function with finite range on R exists

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