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Theorem ackm 9170
 Description: A remarkable equivalent to the Axiom of Choice that has only five quantifiers (when expanded to ∈, = primitives in prenex form), discovered and proved by Kurt Maes. This establishes a new record, reducing from 6 to 5 the largest number of quantified variables needed by any ZFC axiom. The ZF-equivalence to AC is shown by theorem dfackm 8871. Maes found this version of AC in April, 2004 (replacing a longer version, also with five quantifiers, that he found in November, 2003). See Kurt Maes, "A 5-quantifier (∈,=)-expression ZF-equivalent to the Axiom of Choice" (http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0705/0705.3162v1.pdf). The original FOM posts are: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/pipermail/fom/2003-November/007631.html http://www.cs.nyu.edu/pipermail/fom/2003-November/007641.html. (Contributed by NM, 29-Apr-2004.) (Revised by Mario Carneiro, 17-May-2015.) (Proof modification is discouraged.)
Assertion
Ref Expression
ackm 𝑥𝑦𝑧𝑣𝑢((𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑦 → ((𝑣𝑥 ∧ ¬ 𝑦 = 𝑣) ∧ 𝑧𝑣))) ∨ (¬ 𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑥 → ((𝑣𝑧𝑣𝑦) ∧ ((𝑢𝑧𝑢𝑦) → 𝑢 = 𝑣)))))
Distinct variable group:   𝑥,𝑦,𝑧,𝑣,𝑢

Proof of Theorem ackm
StepHypRef Expression
1 axac3 9169 . 2 CHOICE
2 dfackm 8871 . 2 (CHOICE ↔ ∀𝑥𝑦𝑧𝑣𝑢((𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑦 → ((𝑣𝑥 ∧ ¬ 𝑦 = 𝑣) ∧ 𝑧𝑣))) ∨ (¬ 𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑥 → ((𝑣𝑧𝑣𝑦) ∧ ((𝑢𝑧𝑢𝑦) → 𝑢 = 𝑣))))))
31, 2mpbi 219 1 𝑥𝑦𝑧𝑣𝑢((𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑦 → ((𝑣𝑥 ∧ ¬ 𝑦 = 𝑣) ∧ 𝑧𝑣))) ∨ (¬ 𝑦𝑥 ∧ (𝑧𝑥 → ((𝑣𝑧𝑣𝑦) ∧ ((𝑢𝑧𝑢𝑦) → 𝑢 = 𝑣)))))
 Colors of variables: wff setvar class Syntax hints:  ¬ wn 3   → wi 4   ∨ wo 382   ∧ wa 383  ∀wal 1473   = wceq 1475  ∃wex 1695   ∈ wcel 1977  CHOICEwac 8821 This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1713  ax-4 1728  ax-5 1827  ax-6 1875  ax-7 1922  ax-8 1979  ax-9 1986  ax-10 2006  ax-11 2021  ax-12 2034  ax-13 2234  ax-ext 2590  ax-rep 4699  ax-sep 4709  ax-nul 4717  ax-pow 4769  ax-pr 4833  ax-un 6847  ax-ac2 9168 This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 196  df-or 384  df-an 385  df-3an 1033  df-tru 1478  df-ex 1696  df-nf 1701  df-sb 1868  df-eu 2462  df-mo 2463  df-clab 2597  df-cleq 2603  df-clel 2606  df-nfc 2740  df-ne 2782  df-ral 2901  df-rex 2902  df-reu 2903  df-rab 2905  df-v 3175  df-sbc 3403  df-csb 3500  df-dif 3543  df-un 3545  df-in 3547  df-ss 3554  df-nul 3875  df-if 4037  df-pw 4110  df-sn 4126  df-pr 4128  df-op 4132  df-uni 4373  df-iun 4457  df-br 4584  df-opab 4644  df-mpt 4645  df-id 4953  df-xp 5044  df-rel 5045  df-cnv 5046  df-co 5047  df-dm 5048  df-rn 5049  df-res 5050  df-ima 5051  df-iota 5768  df-fun 5806  df-fn 5807  df-f 5808  df-f1 5809  df-fo 5810  df-f1o 5811  df-fv 5812  df-ac 8822 This theorem is referenced by: (None)
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