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Axiom ax-i12 1391
Description: Axiom of Quantifier Introduction. One of the equality and substitution axioms of predicate calculus with equality. Informally, it says that whenever is distinct from and , and is true, then quantified with is also true. In other words, is irrelevant to the truth of . Axiom scheme C9' in [Megill] p. 448 (p. 16 of the preprint). It apparently does not otherwise appear in the literature but is easily proved from textbook predicate calculus by cases.

An open problem is whether this axiom is redundant. Note that the analogous axiom for the membership connective, ax-15 1807, has been shown to be redundant. It is also unknown whether this axiom can be replaced by a shorter formula. However, it can be derived from two slightly shorter formulas, as shown by a12study 1825.

This axiom has been modified from the original ax-12 1393 for compatibility with intuitionistic logic.

Assertion
Ref Expression
ax-i12

Detailed syntax breakdown of Axiom ax-i12
StepHypRef Expression
1 vz . . . 4
2 vx . . . 4
31, 2weq 1384 . . 3
43, 1wal 1335 . 2
5 vy . . . . 5
61, 5weq 1384 . . . 4
76, 1wal 1335 . . 3
82, 5weq 1384 . . . . 5
98, 1wal 1335 . . . . 5
108, 9wi 4 . . . 4
1110, 1wal 1335 . . 3
127, 11wo 606 . 2
134, 12wo 606 1
Colors of variables: wff set class
This axiom is referenced by:  ax-12  1393  ax12or  1394
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