The model theory based notion of the first order convergence unifies the notions of the left-convergence for dense structures and the Benjamini–Schramm convergence for sparse structures. It is known that every first order convergent sequence of graphs with bounded tree-depth can be represented by an analytic limit object called a limit modeling. We establish the matroid counterpart of this result: every first order convergent sequence of matroids with bounded branch-depth representable over a fixed finite field has a limit modeling, i.e., there exists an infinite matroid with the elements forming a probability space that has asymptotically the same first order properties. We show that neither of the bounded branch-depth assumption nor the representability assumption can be removed.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||European Journal of Combinatorics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|