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Theorem fin23 8269
 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 is a set which is II-finite but not III-finite. For any countable sequence of distinct subsets of , we can form a decreasing sequence of non-empty subsets by taking finite intersections of initial segments of while skipping over any element of which would cause the intersection to be empty. By II-finiteness (as fin2i2 8198) this sequence contains its intersection, call it ; since by induction every subset in the sequence is non-empty, the intersection must be non-empty. Suppose that an element of has non-empty intersection with . Thus, said element has a non-empty intersection with the corresponding element of , therefore it was used in the construction of and all further elements of are subsets of , thus contains the . That is, all elements of either contain or are disjoint from it. Since there are only two cases, there must exist an infinite subset of which uniformly either contain or are disjoint from it. In the former case we can create an infinite set by subtracting from each element. In either case, call the result ; this is an infinite set of subsets of , each of which is disjoint from and contained in the union of ; the union of is strictly contained in the union of , because only the latter is a superset of the non-empty set . 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 of the sets from each stage. Great caution is required to avoid ax-dc 8326 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 without the axiom. This 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 FinII FinIII

Proof of Theorem fin23
Dummy variables are mutually distinct and distinct from all other variables.
StepHypRef Expression
1 isf33lem 8246 . 2 FinIII
21fin23lem40 8231 1 FinII FinIII
 Colors of variables: wff set class Syntax hints:   wi 4   wcel 1725  FinIIcfin2 8159  FinIIIcfin3 8161 This theorem is referenced by:  fin1a2s  8294  finngch  8530 This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-1 5  ax-2 6  ax-3 7  ax-mp 8  ax-gen 1555  ax-5 1566  ax-17 1626  ax-9 1666  ax-8 1687  ax-13 1727  ax-14 1729  ax-6 1744  ax-7 1749  ax-11 1761  ax-12 1950  ax-ext 2417  ax-rep 4320  ax-sep 4330  ax-nul 4338  ax-pow 4377  ax-pr 4403  ax-un 4701 This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 178  df-or 360  df-an 361  df-3or 937  df-3an 938  df-tru 1328  df-ex 1551  df-nf 1554  df-sb 1659  df-eu 2285  df-mo 2286  df-clab 2423  df-cleq 2429  df-clel 2432  df-nfc 2561  df-ne 2601  df-ral 2710  df-rex 2711  df-reu 2712  df-rmo 2713  df-rab 2714  df-v 2958  df-sbc 3162  df-csb 3252  df-dif 3323  df-un 3325  df-in 3327  df-ss 3334  df-pss 3336  df-nul 3629  df-if 3740  df-pw 3801  df-sn 3820  df-pr 3821  df-tp 3822  df-op 3823  df-uni 4016  df-int 4051  df-iun 4095  df-br 4213  df-opab 4267  df-mpt 4268  df-tr 4303  df-eprel 4494  df-id 4498  df-po 4503  df-so 4504  df-fr 4541  df-se 4542  df-we 4543  df-ord 4584  df-on 4585  df-lim 4586  df-suc 4587  df-om 4846  df-xp 4884  df-rel 4885  df-cnv 4886  df-co 4887  df-dm 4888  df-rn 4889  df-res 4890  df-ima 4891  df-iota 5418  df-fun 5456  df-fn 5457  df-f 5458  df-f1 5459  df-fo 5460  df-f1o 5461  df-fv 5462  df-isom 5463  df-ov 6084  df-oprab 6085  df-mpt2 6086  df-1st 6349  df-2nd 6350  df-rpss 6522  df-riota 6549  df-recs 6633  df-rdg 6668  df-seqom 6705  df-1o 6724  df-oadd 6728  df-er 6905  df-map 7020  df-en 7110  df-dom 7111  df-sdom 7112  df-fin 7113  df-wdom 7527  df-card 7826  df-fin2 8166  df-fin4 8167  df-fin3 8168
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