**Description: **Axiom ax-11o 2175 ("o" for "old") was the
original version of ax-11 1753,
before it was discovered (in Jan. 2007) that the shorter ax-11 1753 could
replace it. It appears as Axiom scheme C15' in [Megill] p. 448 (p. 16 of
the preprint). It is based on Lemma 16 of [Tarski] p. 70 and Axiom C8 of
[Monk2] p. 105, from which it can be proved
by cases. To understand this
theorem more easily, think of " ..." as informally
meaning "if
and are distinct
variables then..." The
antecedent becomes false if the same variable is substituted for and
, ensuring the
theorem is sound whenever this is the case. In some
later theorems, we call an antecedent of the form a
"distinctor."
Interestingly, if the wff expression substituted for contains no
wff variables, the resulting statement *can* be proved without
invoking
this axiom. This means that even though this axiom is
*metalogically*
independent from the others, it is not *logically* independent.
Specifically, we can prove any wff-variable-free instance of axiom
ax-11o 2175 (from which the ax-11 1753 instance follows by theorem ax11 2189.)
The proof is by induction on formula length, using ax11eq 2227 and ax11el 2228
for the basis steps and ax11indn 2229, ax11indi 2230, and ax11inda 2234 for the
induction steps. (This paragraph is true provided we use ax-10o 2173 in
place of ax-10 2174.)
This axiom is obsolete and should no longer be used. It is proved above
as theorem ax11o 2028. (Contributed by NM, 5-Aug-1993.)
(New usage is discouraged.) |