# partial order with chain condition does not collapse cardinals

If $P$ is a partial order  which satisfies the $\kappa$ chain condition and $G$ is a generic subset of $P$ then for any $\kappa<\lambda\in\mathfrak{M}$, $\lambda$ is also a cardinal in $\mathfrak{M}[G]$, and if $\operatorname{cf}(\alpha)=\lambda$ in $\mathfrak{M}$ then also $\operatorname{cf}(\alpha)=\lambda$ in $\mathfrak{M}[G]$.

This theorem is the simplest way to control a notion of forcing  , since it means that a notion of forcing does not have an effect above a certain point. Given that any $P$ satisfies the $|P|^{+}$ chain condition, this means that most forcings leaves all of $\mathfrak{M}$ above a certain point alone. (Although it is possible to get around this limit by forcing with a proper class  .)

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