By Jean-Louis Krivine (auth.)

This e-book offers the vintage relative consistency proofs in set concept which are acquired via the machine of 'inner models'. 3 examples of such types are investigated in Chapters VI, VII, and VIII; an important of those, the category of constructible units, results in G6del's consequence that the axiom of selection and the continuum speculation are in step with the remainder of set concept [1]I. The textual content therefore constitutes an advent to the result of P. Cohen about the independence of those axioms [2], and to many different relative consistency proofs got later by way of Cohen's equipment. Chapters I and II introduce the axioms of set thought, and enhance such components of the speculation as are vital for each relative consistency facts; the tactic of recursive definition at the ordinals being an import ant for instance. even though, kind of intentionally, no proofs were passed over, the advance right here might be chanced on to require of the reader a definite facility in naive set idea and within the axiomatic technique, such e as may be completed, for instance, in first 12 months graduate paintings (2 cycle de mathernatiques).

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As required. Suppose, on the contrary, thatf(y»y for some y E~. There will be a least such, Yo. For y E ~ we have then y < Yo -+ fey) y ~ Yo -+ fey) ~ f(yo) > Yo· t;;;;, y < Yo; and also As in an earlier theorem,! • THEOREM: Let a and b be non-empty sets. Then thefollowing conditions are equivalent. (1) There is a one-one map from a into b. (2) There is a map from b on to a. (3) Zit;;;;,b. PROOF: (1) -+ (2» Let j be an injection from a into b. We define a surjection s in the opposite direction as follows.

Y such that Yy e a"'. Y( (y, xo> ¢ r); that such an Xo would exist under these conditions follows at once from the well-foundedness of r on a. We now define a map t/J on Yu {xo} such that t/J and qJ are identical on Yand t/J(xo)= {qJ(y) lye a 1\ (y, xo> e r} (this definition is a correct one since (y, xo> e r ~ ye Y). But now it falls out at once that Yu {xo} is an r-transitive subset of a and that t/J is collapsing. And this is impossible, since the domain of t/Jis Yu {xo}, which properly includes Y.

A set a is infinite iff it is equipollent with one 0/ its proper subsets. b. The cardinality of a is certainly not zero, but it is finite, so of the form ex+ 1=ex u {ex}. There is no difficulty in finding some bijection / from a on to ex u {ex} which maps x to ex; in this case/ t b maps b one-one into ex. Consequently 1j ~ ex, so 1j < and b is not equipollent with a. If a is infinite, a-;:,OJ. Writing/for some bijection from a on to a, we define an injection g from a into itself by setting THEOREM: PROOF: a, g(x) = x, if f(x) -;:.