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Definition df-if 4280
Description: Definition of the conditional operator for classes. The expression if(𝜑, 𝐴, 𝐵) is read "if 𝜑 then 𝐴 else 𝐵". See iftrue 4285 and iffalse 4288 for its values. In the mathematical literature, this operator is rarely defined formally but is implicit in informal definitions such as "let f(x)=0 if x=0 and 1/x otherwise".

An important use for us is in conjunction with the weak deduction theorem, which is described in the next section, beginning at dedth 4335. (Contributed by NM, 15-May-1999.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
df-if if(𝜑, 𝐴, 𝐵) = {𝑥 ∣ ((𝑥𝐴𝜑) ∨ (𝑥𝐵 ∧ ¬ 𝜑))}
Distinct variable groups:   𝜑,𝑥   𝑥,𝐴   𝑥,𝐵

Detailed syntax breakdown of Definition df-if
StepHypRef Expression
1 wph . . 3 wff 𝜑
2 cA . . 3 class 𝐴
3 cB . . 3 class 𝐵
41, 2, 3cif 4279 . 2 class if(𝜑, 𝐴, 𝐵)
5 vx . . . . . . 7 setvar 𝑥
65cv 1636 . . . . . 6 class 𝑥
76, 2wcel 2156 . . . . 5 wff 𝑥𝐴
87, 1wa 384 . . . 4 wff (𝑥𝐴𝜑)
96, 3wcel 2156 . . . . 5 wff 𝑥𝐵
101wn 3 . . . . 5 wff ¬ 𝜑
119, 10wa 384 . . . 4 wff (𝑥𝐵 ∧ ¬ 𝜑)
128, 11wo 865 . . 3 wff ((𝑥𝐴𝜑) ∨ (𝑥𝐵 ∧ ¬ 𝜑))
1312, 5cab 2792 . 2 class {𝑥 ∣ ((𝑥𝐴𝜑) ∨ (𝑥𝐵 ∧ ¬ 𝜑))}
144, 13wceq 1637 1 wff if(𝜑, 𝐴, 𝐵) = {𝑥 ∣ ((𝑥𝐴𝜑) ∨ (𝑥𝐵 ∧ ¬ 𝜑))}
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
This definition is referenced by:  dfif2  4281  dfif6  4282  iffalse  4288  rabsnifsb  4448  bj-dfifc2  32874
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