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Theorem carden 8947
 Description: Two sets are equinumerous iff their cardinal numbers are equal. This important theorem expresses the essential concept behind "cardinality" or "size." This theorem appears as Proposition 10.10 of [TakeutiZaring] p. 85, Theorem 7P of [Enderton] p. 197, and Theorem 9 of [Suppes] p. 242 (among others). The Axiom of Choice is required for its proof. Related theorems are hasheni 12421 and the finite-set-only hashen 12420. This theorem is also known as Hume's Principle. Gottlob Frege's two-volume Grundgesetze der Arithmetik used his Basic Law V to prove this theorem. Unfortunately Basic Law V caused Frege's system to be inconsistent because it was subject to Russell's paradox (see ru 3326). Later scholars have found that Frege primarily used Basic Law V to Hume's Principle. If Basic Law V is replaced by Hume's Principle in Frege's system, much of Frege's work is restored. Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, once Basic Law V is replaced, proves "Frege's theorem" (the Peano axioms of arithmetic can be derived in second-order logic from Hume's principle). See https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frege-theorem . We take a different approach, using first-order logic and ZFC, to prove the Peano axioms of arithmetic. The theory of cardinality can also be developed without AC by introducing "card" as a primitive notion and stating this theorem as an axiom, as is done with the axiom for cardinal numbers in [Suppes] p. 111. Finally, if we allow the Axiom of Regularity, we can avoid AC by defining the cardinal number of a set as the set of all sets equinumerous to it and having the least possible rank (see karden 8334). (Contributed by NM, 22-Oct-2003.)
Assertion
Ref Expression
carden

Proof of Theorem carden
StepHypRef Expression
1 numth3 8871 . . . . . 6
21ad2antrr 725 . . . . 5
3 cardid2 8355 . . . . 5
4 ensym 7584 . . . . 5
52, 3, 43syl 20 . . . 4
6 simpr 461 . . . . 5
7 numth3 8871 . . . . . . 7
87ad2antlr 726 . . . . . 6
98cardidd 8945 . . . . 5
106, 9eqbrtrd 4472 . . . 4
11 entr 7587 . . . 4
125, 10, 11syl2anc 661 . . 3
1312ex 434 . 2
14 carden2b 8369 . 2
1513, 14impbid1 203 1
 Colors of variables: wff setvar class Syntax hints:  ->wi 4  <->wb 184  /\wa 369  =wceq 1395  e.wcel 1818   class class class wbr 4452  domcdm 5004  `cfv 5593   cen 7533   ccrd 8337 This theorem is referenced by:  cardeq0  8948  ficard  8961 This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1618  ax-4 1631  ax-5 1704  ax-6 1747  ax-7 1790  ax-8 1820  ax-9 1822  ax-10 1837  ax-11 1842  ax-12 1854  ax-13 1999  ax-ext 2435  ax-rep 4563  ax-sep 4573  ax-nul 4581  ax-pow 4630  ax-pr 4691  ax-un 6592  ax-ac2 8864 This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 185  df-or 370  df-an 371  df-3or 974  df-3an 975  df-tru 1398  df-ex 1613  df-nf 1617  df-sb 1740  df-eu 2286  df-mo 2287  df-clab 2443  df-cleq 2449  df-clel 2452  df-nfc 2607  df-ne 2654  df-ral 2812  df-rex 2813  df-reu 2814  df-rmo 2815  df-rab 2816  df-v 3111  df-sbc 3328  df-csb 3435  df-dif 3478  df-un 3480  df-in 3482  df-ss 3489  df-pss 3491  df-nul 3785  df-if 3942  df-pw 4014  df-sn 4030  df-pr 4032  df-tp 4034  df-op 4036  df-uni 4250  df-int 4287  df-iun 4332  df-br 4453  df-opab 4511  df-mpt 4512  df-tr 4546  df-eprel 4796  df-id 4800  df-po 4805  df-so 4806  df-fr 4843  df-se 4844  df-we 4845  df-ord 4886  df-on 4887  df-suc 4889  df-xp 5010  df-rel 5011  df-cnv 5012  df-co 5013  df-dm 5014  df-rn 5015  df-res 5016  df-ima 5017  df-iota 5556  df-fun 5595  df-fn 5596  df-f 5597  df-f1 5598  df-fo 5599  df-f1o 5600  df-fv 5601  df-isom 5602  df-riota 6257  df-recs 7061  df-er 7330  df-en 7537  df-card 8341  df-ac 8518
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