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Axiom ax-11o 2218
Description: Axiom ax-11o 2218 ("o" for "old") was the original version of ax-11 1761, before it was discovered (in Jan. 2007) that the shorter ax-11 1761 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 " -.  A. x x  =  y  ->..." as informally meaning "if  x and  y are distinct variables then..." The antecedent becomes false if the same variable is substituted for  x and  y, ensuring the theorem is sound whenever this is the case. In some later theorems, we call an antecedent of the form  -.  A. x x  =  y a "distinctor."

Interestingly, if the wff expression substituted for  ph 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 2218 (from which the ax-11 1761 instance follows by theorem ax11 2232.) The proof is by induction on formula length, using ax11eq 2270 and ax11el 2271 for the basis steps and ax11indn 2272, ax11indi 2273, and ax11inda 2277 for the induction steps. (This paragraph is true provided we use ax-10o 2216 in place of ax-10 2217.)

This axiom is obsolete and should no longer be used. It is proved above as theorem ax11o 2081. (Contributed by NM, 5-Aug-1993.) (New usage is discouraged.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
ax-11o  |-  ( -. 
A. x  x  =  y  ->  ( x  =  y  ->  ( ph  ->  A. x ( x  =  y  ->  ph )
) ) )

Detailed syntax breakdown of Axiom ax-11o
StepHypRef Expression
1 vx . . . . 5  set  x
2 vy . . . . 5  set  y
31, 2weq 1653 . . . 4  wff  x  =  y
43, 1wal 1549 . . 3  wff  A. x  x  =  y
54wn 3 . 2  wff  -.  A. x  x  =  y
6 wph . . . 4  wff  ph
73, 6wi 4 . . . . 5  wff  ( x  =  y  ->  ph )
87, 1wal 1549 . . . 4  wff  A. x
( x  =  y  ->  ph )
96, 8wi 4 . . 3  wff  ( ph  ->  A. x ( x  =  y  ->  ph )
)
103, 9wi 4 . 2  wff  ( x  =  y  ->  ( ph  ->  A. x ( x  =  y  ->  ph )
) )
115, 10wi 4 1  wff  ( -. 
A. x  x  =  y  ->  ( x  =  y  ->  ( ph  ->  A. x ( x  =  y  ->  ph )
) ) )
Colors of variables: wff set class
This axiom is referenced by:  ax11  2232
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