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Theorem fin23 9800
Description: Every II-finite set (every chain of subsets has a maximal element) is III-finite (has no denumerable collection of subsets). The proof here is the only one I could find, from p.94 (writeup by Tarski, credited to Kuratowski). Translated into English and modern notation, the proof proceeds as follows (variables renamed for uniqueness):

Suppose for a contradiction that 𝐴 is a set which is II-finite but not III-finite.

For any countable sequence of distinct subsets 𝑇 of 𝐴, we can form a decreasing sequence of nonempty subsets (𝑈𝑇) by taking finite intersections of initial segments of 𝑇 while skipping over any element of 𝑇 which would cause the intersection to be empty.

By II-finiteness (as fin2i2 9729) this sequence contains its intersection, call it 𝑌; since by induction every subset in the sequence 𝑈 is nonempty, the intersection must be nonempty.

Suppose that an element 𝑋 of 𝑇 has nonempty intersection with 𝑌. Thus, said element has a nonempty intersection with the corresponding element of 𝑈, therefore it was used in the construction of 𝑈 and all further elements of 𝑈 are subsets of 𝑋, thus 𝑋 contains the 𝑌. That is, all elements of 𝑋 either contain 𝑌 or are disjoint from it.

Since there are only two cases, there must exist an infinite subset of 𝑇 which uniformly either contain 𝑌 or are disjoint from it. In the former case we can create an infinite set by subtracting 𝑌 from each element. In either case, call the result 𝑍; this is an infinite set of subsets of 𝐴, each of which is disjoint from 𝑌 and contained in the union of 𝑇; the union of 𝑍 is strictly contained in the union of 𝑇, because only the latter is a superset of the nonempty set 𝑌.

The preceding four steps may be iterated a countable number of times starting from the assumed denumerable set of subsets to produce a denumerable sequence 𝐵 of the 𝑇 sets from each stage. Great caution is required to avoid ax-dc 9857 here; in particular an effective version of the pigeonhole principle (for aleph-null pigeons and 2 holes) is required. Since a denumerable set of subsets is assumed to exist, we can conclude ω ∈ V without the axiom.

This 𝐵 sequence is strictly decreasing, thus it has no minimum, contradicting the first assumption. (Contributed by Stefan O'Rear, 2-Nov-2014.) (Proof shortened by Mario Carneiro, 17-May-2015.)

Ref Expression
fin23 (𝐴 ∈ FinII𝐴 ∈ FinIII)

Proof of Theorem fin23
Dummy variables 𝑎 𝑔 𝑥 are mutually distinct and distinct from all other variables.
StepHypRef Expression
1 isf33lem 9777 . 2 FinIII = {𝑔 ∣ ∀𝑎 ∈ (𝒫 𝑔m ω)(∀𝑥 ∈ ω (𝑎‘suc 𝑥) ⊆ (𝑎𝑥) → ran 𝑎 ∈ ran 𝑎)}
21fin23lem40 9762 1 (𝐴 ∈ FinII𝐴 ∈ FinIII)
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
Syntax hints:  wi 4  wcel 2107  FinIIcfin2 9690  FinIIIcfin3 9692
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1789  ax-4 1803  ax-5 1904  ax-6 1963  ax-7 2008  ax-8 2109  ax-9 2117  ax-10 2138  ax-11 2153  ax-12 2169  ax-ext 2798  ax-rep 5187  ax-sep 5200  ax-nul 5207  ax-pow 5263  ax-pr 5326  ax-un 7451
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 208  df-an 397  df-or 844  df-3or 1082  df-3an 1083  df-tru 1533  df-ex 1774  df-nf 1778  df-sb 2063  df-mo 2620  df-eu 2652  df-clab 2805  df-cleq 2819  df-clel 2898  df-nfc 2968  df-ne 3022  df-ral 3148  df-rex 3149  df-reu 3150  df-rmo 3151  df-rab 3152  df-v 3502  df-sbc 3777  df-csb 3888  df-dif 3943  df-un 3945  df-in 3947  df-ss 3956  df-pss 3958  df-nul 4296  df-if 4471  df-pw 4544  df-sn 4565  df-pr 4567  df-tp 4569  df-op 4571  df-uni 4838  df-int 4875  df-iun 4919  df-br 5064  df-opab 5126  df-mpt 5144  df-tr 5170  df-id 5459  df-eprel 5464  df-po 5473  df-so 5474  df-fr 5513  df-se 5514  df-we 5515  df-xp 5560  df-rel 5561  df-cnv 5562  df-co 5563  df-dm 5564  df-rn 5565  df-res 5566  df-ima 5567  df-pred 6146  df-ord 6192  df-on 6193  df-lim 6194  df-suc 6195  df-iota 6312  df-fun 6354  df-fn 6355  df-f 6356  df-f1 6357  df-fo 6358  df-f1o 6359  df-fv 6360  df-isom 6361  df-riota 7106  df-ov 7151  df-oprab 7152  df-mpo 7153  df-rpss 7439  df-om 7569  df-1st 7680  df-2nd 7681  df-wrecs 7938  df-recs 7999  df-rdg 8037  df-seqom 8075  df-1o 8093  df-oadd 8097  df-er 8279  df-map 8398  df-en 8499  df-dom 8500  df-sdom 8501  df-fin 8502  df-wdom 9012  df-card 9357  df-fin2 9697  df-fin4 9698  df-fin3 9699
This theorem is referenced by:  fin1a2s  9825  finngch  10066  fin2so  34746
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