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src/HOL/Isar_Examples/Cantor.thy

author | hoelzl |

Tue Mar 26 12:20:58 2013 +0100 (2013-03-26) | |

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1 (* Title: HOL/Isar_Examples/Cantor.thy

2 Author: Markus Wenzel, TU Muenchen

3 *)

5 header {* Cantor's Theorem *}

7 theory Cantor

8 imports Main

9 begin

11 text_raw {* \footnote{This is an Isar version of the final example of

12 the Isabelle/HOL manual \cite{isabelle-HOL}.} *}

14 text {* Cantor's Theorem states that every set has more subsets than

15 it has elements. It has become a favorite basic example in pure

16 higher-order logic since it is so easily expressed: \[\all{f::\alpha

17 \To \alpha \To \idt{bool}} \ex{S::\alpha \To \idt{bool}}

18 \all{x::\alpha} f \ap x \not= S\]

20 Viewing types as sets, $\alpha \To \idt{bool}$ represents the

21 powerset of $\alpha$. This version of the theorem states that for

22 every function from $\alpha$ to its powerset, some subset is outside

23 its range. The Isabelle/Isar proofs below uses HOL's set theory,

24 with the type $\alpha \ap \idt{set}$ and the operator

25 $\idt{range}::(\alpha \To \beta) \To \beta \ap \idt{set}$. *}

27 theorem "EX S. S ~: range (f :: 'a => 'a set)"

28 proof

29 let ?S = "{x. x ~: f x}"

30 show "?S ~: range f"

31 proof

32 assume "?S : range f"

33 then obtain y where "?S = f y" ..

34 then show False

35 proof (rule equalityCE)

36 assume "y : f y"

37 assume "y : ?S" then have "y ~: f y" ..

38 with `y : f y` show ?thesis by contradiction

39 next

40 assume "y ~: ?S"

41 assume "y ~: f y" then have "y : ?S" ..

42 with `y ~: ?S` show ?thesis by contradiction

43 qed

44 qed

45 qed

47 text {* How much creativity is required? As it happens, Isabelle can

48 prove this theorem automatically using best-first search.

49 Depth-first search would diverge, but best-first search successfully

50 navigates through the large search space. The context of Isabelle's

51 classical prover contains rules for the relevant constructs of HOL's

52 set theory. *}

54 theorem "EX S. S ~: range (f :: 'a => 'a set)"

55 by best

57 text {* While this establishes the same theorem internally, we do not

58 get any idea of how the proof actually works. There is currently no

59 way to transform internal system-level representations of Isabelle

60 proofs back into Isar text. Writing intelligible proof documents

61 really is a creative process, after all. *}

63 end