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Theorem ac4 8102
Description: Equivalent of Axiom of Choice. We do not insist that  f be a function. However, theorem ac5 8104, derived from this one, shows that this form of the axiom does imply that at least one such set  f whose existence we assert is in fact a function. Axiom of Choice of [TakeutiZaring] p. 83.

Takeuti and Zaring call this "weak choice" in contrast to "strong choice"  E. F A. z
( z  =/=  (/)  ->  ( F `  z )  e.  z ), which asserts the existence of a universal choice function but requires second-order quantification on (proper) class variable  F and thus cannot be expressed in our first-order formalization. However, it has been shown that ZF plus strong choice is a conservative extension of ZF plus weak choice. See Ulrich Felgner, "Comparison of the axioms of local and universal choice," Fundamenta Mathematica, 71, 43-62 (1971).

Weak choice can be strengthened in a different direction to choose from a collection of proper classes; see ac6s5 8118. (Contributed by NM, 21-Jul-1996.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
ac4  |-  E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  (
f `  z )  e.  z )
Distinct variable group:    x, z, f

Proof of Theorem ac4
StepHypRef Expression
1 dfac3 7748 . 2  |-  (CHOICE  <->  A. x E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  ( f `  z )  e.  z ) )
21axaci 8095 1  |-  E. f A. z  e.  x  ( z  =/=  (/)  ->  (
f `  z )  e.  z )
Colors of variables: wff set class
Syntax hints:    -> wi 4   E.wex 1528    e. wcel 1684    =/= wne 2446   A.wral 2543   (/)c0 3455   ` cfv 5255
This theorem is referenced by:  ac4c  8103
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-1 5  ax-2 6  ax-3 7  ax-mp 8  ax-gen 1533  ax-5 1544  ax-17 1603  ax-9 1635  ax-8 1643  ax-13 1686  ax-14 1688  ax-6 1703  ax-7 1708  ax-11 1715  ax-12 1866  ax-ext 2264  ax-rep 4131  ax-sep 4141  ax-nul 4149  ax-pow 4188  ax-pr 4214  ax-un 4512  ax-ac2 8089
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 177  df-or 359  df-an 360  df-3an 936  df-tru 1310  df-ex 1529  df-nf 1532  df-sb 1630  df-eu 2147  df-mo 2148  df-clab 2270  df-cleq 2276  df-clel 2279  df-nfc 2408  df-ne 2448  df-ral 2548  df-rex 2549  df-reu 2550  df-rab 2552  df-v 2790  df-sbc 2992  df-csb 3082  df-dif 3155  df-un 3157  df-in 3159  df-ss 3166  df-nul 3456  df-if 3566  df-pw 3627  df-sn 3646  df-pr 3647  df-op 3649  df-uni 3828  df-iun 3907  df-br 4024  df-opab 4078  df-mpt 4079  df-id 4309  df-xp 4695  df-rel 4696  df-cnv 4697  df-co 4698  df-dm 4699  df-rn 4700  df-res 4701  df-ima 4702  df-iota 5219  df-fun 5257  df-fn 5258  df-f 5259  df-f1 5260  df-fo 5261  df-f1o 5262  df-fv 5263  df-ac 7743
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