[FOM] 228:Further Progress on Pi01 Independence

Harvey Friedman friedman at math.ohio-state.edu
Fri Nov 12 02:49:42 EST 2004

We are still waiting for this round to stabilize, before preparing a rough


Let N be the set of all nonnegative integers. We use |x| for the sup norm.
We will make use of the k-spheres in the sup norm. We will take up the
matter of other norms, including the Euclidean norm, at a later time.

Let R containedin N^s+t, s,t >= 1, and E containedin N^s. We write R<[E] =
{y in N^t: (there exists x in E)(R(x,y) and |x| < |y|}. We use U. for
disjoint union. 

THEOREM 1. For all k >= 1 and R containedin N^3k, some A U. R<[A^2] is N^k.
Furthermore, A is unique and contains the origin.

Let R containedin N^s. We say that R is order invariant if and only if for
all x,y in N^s of the same order type, R(x) iff R(y).

Let R containedin N^s+t. For x in N^s, we write R_x = {y in N^t: R(x,y)}.

PROPOSITION 2. For all k >= 1 and order invariant R containedin N^3k, some
nonempty A U. R<[A^2] containedin N^k meets every nonempty R_x[A], x in
{1,2,4,...}^k, outside the k-1-sphere of radius 64^k! -1.

PROPOSITION 3. For all k,r >= 1 and order invariant R containedin N^3k, some
nonempty finite A U. R<[A^2] containedin N^k meets every nonempty R_x[A], x
in {1,2,4,...,2^r}^k, outside the k-1-sphere of radius 64^k! -1.

Note that Proposition 3 is explicitly Pi02. We can write A containedin
[0,b]^k, where b = b(k,r) is an innocent function of k,r, without changing
Proposition 3, so that Proposition 3 becomes explicitly Pi01.

As things stabilize, we will give a reasonable expression for b = b(k,r),
better than double exponential. Also we will use an expression that is more
careful (i.e., lower) than 64^k! -1.

THEOREM 4. Theorem 1 is provable in RCA0. Propositions 2,3 are each provably
equivalent, over RCA0, to the consistency of MAH = ZFC + {there exists an
n-Mahlo cardinal}_n. For Proposition 3, we may use EFA = exponential
function arithmetic, instead of RCA0. If we remove "outside the k-1-sphere
of radius 64^k! -1" then the Propositions become provable in RCA0, as they
become trivial consequences of Theorem 1.


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Harvey Friedman

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