The Journal of Symbolic Logic

Research Article

On dp-minimality, strong dependence and weight

Alf Onshuusa1 and Alexander Usvyatsova2a3

a1 Universidad de Los Andes, Departemento de Matemáticas, Cra. 1 No 18A-10, Bogotá, Colombia, E-mail:, URL:

a2 Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2, 1 649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

a3 University of California – Los Angeles, Mathematics Department, Box 951555, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555, USA, URL:


We study dp-minimal and strongly dependent theories and investigate connections between these notions and weight.

(Received September 12 2008)


  This work was started while the first author was holding a post-doctoral fellowship from the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  Research partially supported by FCT research grant SFRH/BPD/34893/2007