By Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

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5 (e) Apply regularity to N\A. 4. Let A = {kE Nlcp(k)}. PROJECT # 8. 6. By induction on c: let cp(c) be the statement: VaVb(a +1'\1 (b +1'\1 c) = (a +1'\1 b) +1'\1 c). 8. By induction on n: let cp(n) be the statement: 0 +1'\1 n = n. PROJECT #9. 9. Commutativity turns out to be much trickier than associativity. Try this: first prove a + 1'\1 1 = 1 + 1'\1 a for all a E N (by induction), then prove a +1'\1 b = b +1'\1 a from this (also by induction). 12. Use induction on p. 13. You don't need induction.

PART TWO SUGGESTIONS CHAPTER 1 Logic and Set Theory PROJECT # 1. 1. These are the answers to a few: (i) T (iii) F (v) T. This is true since bEe is false. It may seem peculiar that cp - t l/I, which we sometimes read as "cp implies l/I" and sometimes as "if cp then l/I," is automatically true if cp is false. In fact this occurs in ordinary English as well. There is a law where I live, for example, that forbids parking at night during the winter months. " This is a municipal implication, and I find I can obey it without any effort in June.

Since it has a model, ZF + CH must be consistent. Cohen proved his theorem by taking Godel's model L and delicately expanding it to form a model N in which ZF and "I CH are both true, hence Con(ZF + "I CH). What about the axiom SI? How safe is it? 11. Theorem. Con(ZF) does not imply Con(ZF words, we can't prove that we can't disprove SI! PROOF. Consider T = ZF Con(ZF + SI). Then T + SI). In other + Con(ZF) and suppose that Con(ZF) ---+ + Con(ZF + SI) ---+ ZF + Con(ZF + Con(ZF)) (by (4) above) ---+ Con(ZF + Con(ZF)) ---+ ZF ---+ Con(T) -but T can't imply its own consistency by the second Incompleteness Theorem.

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