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Theorem ac4 8393
Description: Equivalent of Axiom of Choice. We do not insist that  f be a function. However, theorem ac5 8395, derived from this one, shows that this form of the axiom does imply that at least one such set  f whose existence we assert is in fact a function. Axiom of Choice of [TakeutiZaring] p. 83.

Takeuti and Zaring call this "weak choice" in contrast to "strong choice"  E. F A. z
( z  =/=  (/)  ->  ( F `  z )  e.  z ), which asserts the existence of a universal choice function but requires second-order quantification on (proper) class variable  F and thus cannot be expressed in our first-order formalization. However, it has been shown that ZF plus strong choice is a conservative extension of ZF plus weak choice. See Ulrich Felgner, "Comparison of the axioms of local and universal choice," Fundamenta Mathematica, 71, 43-62 (1971).

Weak choice can be strengthened in a different direction to choose from a collection of proper classes; see ac6s5 8409. (Contributed by NM, 21-Jul-1996.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
ac4  |-  E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  (
f `  z )  e.  z )
Distinct variable group:    x, z, f

Proof of Theorem ac4
StepHypRef Expression
1 dfac3 8040 . 2  |-  (CHOICE  <->  A. x E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  ( f `  z )  e.  z ) )
21axaci 8386 1  |-  E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  (
f `  z )  e.  z )
Colors of variables: wff set class
Syntax hints:    -> wi 4   E.wex 1551    e. wcel 1728    =/= wne 2606   A.wral 2712   (/)c0 3616   ` cfv 5489
This theorem is referenced by:  ac4c  8394
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1556  ax-5 1567  ax-17 1628  ax-9 1669  ax-8 1690  ax-13 1730  ax-14 1732  ax-6 1747  ax-7 1752  ax-11 1764  ax-12 1954  ax-ext 2424  ax-rep 4351  ax-sep 4361  ax-nul 4369  ax-pow 4412  ax-pr 4438  ax-un 4736  ax-ac2 8381
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 179  df-or 361  df-an 362  df-3an 939  df-tru 1329  df-ex 1552  df-nf 1555  df-sb 1661  df-eu 2292  df-mo 2293  df-clab 2430  df-cleq 2436  df-clel 2439  df-nfc 2568  df-ne 2608  df-ral 2717  df-rex 2718  df-reu 2719  df-rab 2721  df-v 2967  df-sbc 3171  df-csb 3271  df-dif 3312  df-un 3314  df-in 3316  df-ss 3323  df-nul 3617  df-if 3768  df-pw 3830  df-sn 3849  df-pr 3850  df-op 3852  df-uni 4045  df-iun 4124  df-br 4244  df-opab 4298  df-mpt 4299  df-id 4533  df-xp 4919  df-rel 4920  df-cnv 4921  df-co 4922  df-dm 4923  df-rn 4924  df-res 4925  df-ima 4926  df-iota 5453  df-fun 5491  df-fn 5492  df-f 5493  df-f1 5494  df-fo 5495  df-f1o 5496  df-fv 5497  df-ac 8035
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