[FOM] 233:Neatening Piecewise Linear Pi01 Independence

Harvey Friedman friedman at math.ohio-state.edu
Wed Nov 17 00:22:17 EST 2004

The use of 2k and k in the statement of #232 is a bit ad hoc, but is easily
rectified. See Proposition 2 below.

It appears that this round is very close to stabilizing, at which time I
will roll up my sleeves and check everything in detail, and provide a rough

These developments in no way, shape, or form obsolete BRT.


Let N be the set of all nonnegative integers. For A containedin N and k >=
1, let A^k be the set of all k-tuples from A. Let A^<k be the set of all
tuples from A of nonzero length < k.

For r >= 1, let [r] = {0,...,r}. Let T:[r]^k into N, and E containedin N^k.

We define the upper image of T on E by

T<[E] = {T(x): x in E and T(x) > max(x)}.

We use U. for disjoint union.

THEOREM 1. For all T:[r]^k into N, some A U. T<[A^k] is [rng(T)].
Furthermore, A is unique.

Let k,r >= 1 and E containedin [r]. We write PL([r]^k,E) for the set of all
piecewise linear functions T:[r]^k into N over E. These are the functions
T:[r]^k into N presented by an affine function on each of finitely many
pieces, where each piece is presented by a finite set of linear
inequalities, and where all coefficients used throughout the presentation
are elements of E. 

For E containedin N, let E! = {x!: x in E}. For x in N^s, we define x! =

We use cross section notation T_x, where x is a vector of any nonzero
length. Note that dom(T_x) depends on the length of x.

We take min(emptyset) = 0.

PROPOSITION 2. For all T in PL([p!]^k,[k]), some A U. T<[A^k] contains all
min(T_x![A^<k]), and omits (8k)!!-1.

Proposition 2 is clearly Pi01. Here is an explicitly Pi01 form, which is
trivially equivalent.

PROPOSITION 3. For all T in PL([p!]^k,[k]), some A U. T<[A^k] containedin
[k^2 p!] contains all min(T_x![A^<k]), x in [p]^<k, and omits (8k)!!-1.

Compare Proposition 2 with Theorem 1. It is obvious that we may take A
containedin [p!], so that Proposition 2 is explicitly Pi01.

We can use any double factorial sufficiently large relative to k instead of
(8k)!!. Other quantities can also be used.

As things stabilize, we will sharpen the (8k)!!-1.

THEOREM 4. Theorem 1 is provable in EFA (exponential function arithmetic).
Propositions 2,3 is provably equivalent, over ACA, to the consistency of MAH
= ZFC + {there exists an n-Mahlo cardinal}_n. If we remove "and omits
(8k)!!-1", then Proposition 2 becomes provable in RCA0, as it becomes a
trivial consequence of Theorem 1.

If we set p to be certain simple functions of k, rather than arbitrary, then
we can control the strength of the statement somewhat. We should be able to
get PA and n-th order arithmetic, for various n, as well as significant
fragments of ZFC, ZFC itself, and levels of the Mahlo hierarchy.


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This is the 233rd in a series of self contained numbered postings to
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Harvey Friedman

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