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Definition df-pnf 9412
Description: Define plus infinity. Note that the definition is arbitrary, requiring only that be a set not in and different from (df-mnf 9413). We use to make it independent of the construction of , and Cantor's Theorem will show that it is different from any member of and therefore . See pnfnre 9417, mnfnre 9418, and pnfnemnf 11089.

A simpler possibility is to define as and as , but that approach requires the Axiom of Regularity to show that and are different from each other and from all members of . (Contributed by NM, 13-Oct-2005.) (New usage is discouraged.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
df-pnf

Detailed syntax breakdown of Definition df-pnf
StepHypRef Expression
1 cpnf 9407 . 2
2 cc 9272 . . . 4
32cuni 4086 . . 3
43cpw 3855 . 2
51, 4wceq 1369 1
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
This definition is referenced by:  pnfnre  9417  mnfnre  9418  pnfxr  11084
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