**Description: **Axiom ax-c15 32169 was the original version of ax-12 1907, before it was
discovered (in Jan. 2007) that the shorter ax-12 1907 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-c15 32169 (from which the ax-12 1907 instance follows by theorem ax12 32183.)
The proof is by induction on formula length, using ax12eq 32220 and ax12el 32221
for the basis steps and ax12indn 32222, ax12indi 32223, and ax12inda 32227 for the
induction steps. (This paragraph is true provided we use ax-c11 32167 in
place of ax-c11n 32168.)
This axiom is obsolete and should no longer be used. It is proved above
as theorem axc15 2141, which should be used instead. (Contributed
by NM,
14-May-1993.) (New usage is discouraged.) |