Algebra of Proofs by M. E. Szabo

By M. E. Szabo

Right here we research the algebraic homes of the evidence thought of intuitionist first-order common sense in a express atmosphere. Our paintings relies at the confluence of principles and strategies from facts concept, type idea, and combinatory common sense, and this publication is addressed to experts in all 3 areas.Proof theorists will locate that different types provide upward thrust to a non-trivial semantics for evidence thought within which the idea that of the equivalence of proofs should be investigated from a mathematical perspective. Categorists, nonetheless, will locate that facts concept offers an appropriate syntax during which commutative diagrams could be characterised and categorised successfully. staff in combinatory good judgment, ultimately, could derive new insights from the research of algebraic invariance houses in their suggestions proven during our presentation.

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CHAPTER 5 BICARTESIAN CATEGORIES In this chapter, we study the proof-theoretical properties of A , v, T, and 1 that are independent of distributivity. The appropriate class of categorical models for this purpose is the class of small bicartesian categories. 1. Definition A bicartesian category is a Cartesian category C with the following additional structure: (4) A bifunctor (-) v (-) : C X C + C. (5) A distinguished object 1 E ObC. (6) Two adjunctions a. and a&,where a. = {au(A, B, C ) : C(A v B, C)+ C(A, C) X C ( B , C) E ArEns I A, B, C E ObC}, and I a&= {&,(A): C(1, A ) + { * } E ArEns A E ObC}.

2, the sequent T + a is therefore derivable in cA(X). It therefore follows from the cut elimination theorem that the sequent + a is also derivable in cA(X). 3. COROLLARY. If a = T , then T is the only atomic subformula of a. 4. For every cut-free f E Der(cA(X)) there exists an equivalent cut-free g E Der(cA(X)) containing n o instances of (R3) and containing only instances of (R2), if any, in which the active formulas are atomic. 6 define a derivation f E Der(cA(X)) as normal if it is normal in the sense of Appendix D, and satisfies three additional conditions: (1) f contains no instances of (R3).

Rr,, h ) ) = h. (9) If cod(f) = T, then f = T. We can now define the category Fc(X): (1) ObFc(X) = cL(X). (2) ArFc(X) = Der(c&X))/=. (3) For all derivable labelled sequents f : A + B, dom(ef1) = A and cod(ef1) = B. (4) For all derivable labelled sequents f : A + B and g : B+ C, comp(Ug1, ef1) = Ucomp(g, f11. ( 5 ) For all AEObFc(X), l ( A ) = [ l ( A ) j , where 1(A): A + A is a derivation quoting Axiom (A1) or (A2). ~r,are analogous to that of the identities of Fc(X) in Condition 5, with Axioms (AlO), (A12), and (A13) in place of Axioms ( A l ) and (A2).

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