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Theorem fin23 8015
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 http://matwbn.icm.edu.pl/ksiazki/fm/fm6/fm619.pdf 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 non-empty subsets  ( U `  T ) 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 7944) this sequence contains its intersection, call it  Y; since by induction every subset in the sequence  U is non-empty, the intersection must be non-empty.

Suppose that an element  X of  T has non-empty intersection with  Y. Thus said element has a non-empty 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 non-empty set  Y.

The preceeding 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 8072 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  om  e.  _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.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
fin23  |-  ( A  e. FinII  ->  A  e. FinIII )

Proof of Theorem fin23
Dummy variables  a 
g  x are mutually distinct and distinct from all other variables.
StepHypRef Expression
1 isf33lem 7992 . 2  |- FinIII  =  { g  |  A. a  e.  ( ~P g  ^m  om ) ( A. x  e.  om  ( a `  suc  x )  C_  (
a `  x )  ->  |^| ran  a  e. 
ran  a ) }
21fin23lem40 7977 1  |-  ( A  e. FinII  ->  A  e. FinIII )
Colors of variables: wff set class
Syntax hints:    -> wi 4    e. wcel 1684  FinIIcfin2 7905  FinIIIcfin3 7907
This theorem is referenced by:  fin1a2s  8040  finngch  8277
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
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 177  df-or 359  df-an 360  df-3or 935  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-rmo 2551  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-pss 3168  df-nul 3456  df-if 3566  df-pw 3627  df-sn 3646  df-pr 3647  df-tp 3648  df-op 3649  df-uni 3828  df-int 3863  df-iun 3907  df-br 4024  df-opab 4078  df-mpt 4079  df-tr 4114  df-eprel 4305  df-id 4309  df-po 4314  df-so 4315  df-fr 4352  df-se 4353  df-we 4354  df-ord 4395  df-on 4396  df-lim 4397  df-suc 4398  df-om 4657  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-isom 5264  df-ov 5861  df-oprab 5862  df-mpt2 5863  df-1st 6122  df-2nd 6123  df-rpss 6277  df-riota 6304  df-recs 6388  df-rdg 6423  df-seqom 6460  df-1o 6479  df-oadd 6483  df-er 6660  df-map 6774  df-en 6864  df-dom 6865  df-sdom 6866  df-fin 6867  df-wdom 7273  df-card 7572  df-fin2 7912  df-fin4 7913  df-fin3 7914
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