FOM: 95:Most Mathematically Normal Independence from PA?
Harvey Friedman
friedman at math.ohio-state.edu
Thu Oct 19 02:48:07 EDT 2000
The first clearly mathematical independence result from PA is in
J. Paris and L. Harrington, A mathematical incompleteness in Peano
arithmetic, in: Handbook for Mathematical Logic, edited by J. Barwise,
North-Holland, 1977, pp. 1133-1142.
Since then, a great many independence results from PA have been discovered,
some of which are arguably more mathematically normal than this first
example. This is a matter to which I have devoted a considerable amount of
attention.
In fact, the subsequence independence results from PA are sufficiently
interesting and varied that a major survey would be very timely.
In any case, I now present some new ones that look especially normal to me,
and hence the title.
We use N for the set of all nonnegative integers. For F:N^k into N and A
containedin N, write FA for {F(x_1,...,x_k): x_1,...,x_k in A}. We also
write A_i for the i-th element of A, where i >= 1. If i > |A| then A_i is
undefined.
We start with an infinite theorem.
THEOREM 1. Let k,p >= 1. For all F:N^k into N there exists an infinite A
containedin [p,infinity) such that
FA intersect [0,A_1] containedin F{A_1,...,A_k}.
THEOREM 2. Let n >> k,p,r >= 1. For all F:[0,n]^k into N there exists A
containedin [p,n] of cardinality r such that
FA intersect [0,A_1] containedin F{A_1,...,A_k}.
Theorem 2 is independent of PA, and is provably equivalent to the
1-consistency of PA over EFA (exponential function arithmetic). Also, the
least n as a function of k,p,r eventually dominates every
<epsilon_0-recursive function.
We now give two weak versions of Theorem 2 with the same metamathematical
status.
THEOREM 3. Let n >> k >= 1. For all F:[0,n]^k into [0,n] there exists A
containedin [1,n] of cardinality 2k such that FA intersect [0,A_1]
containedin F{A_1,...,A_k}.
THEOREM 4. Let n >> k >= 1. For all F:[0,n]^k< into [0,n] there exists A
containedin [1,n] of cardinality 2k such that |FA intersect [0,A_1]| <= 1.
In Theorem 4, E^k< is the set of all strictly increasing k-tuples from E.
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