Representation of MV-algebras by regular ultrapowers of [0,1]

Antonio Di Nola, Giacomo Lenzi, Luca Spada

We present a uniform version of Di Nola Theorem, this enables to embed all MV-algebras of a bounded cardinality in an algebra of functions with values in a single non-standard ultrapower of the real interval [0, 1]. This result also implies the existence, for any cardinal α, of a single MV-algebra in which all infinite MV-algebras of cardinality at most α embed. Recasting the above construction with iterated ultrapowers, we show how to construct such an algebra of values in a definable way, thus providing a sort of “canonical” set of values for the functional representation.