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2010.8: On $\Sigma$-definability without equality over the real numbers

2010.8: Andrei Morozov and Margarita Korovina (2008) On $\Sigma$-definability without equality over the real numbers. Mathematical Logic Quarterly, 54 (5). pp. 535-544. ISSN 0942-5616

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DOI: 10.1002/malq.200710064


In Delzell (1982) it has been shown that for first-order definability over the reals there exists an effective procedure which by a finite formula with equality defining an open set produces a finite formula without equality that defines the same set. In this paper we prove that there exists no such procedure for $\Sigma$-definability over the reals. We also show that there exists even no uniform effective transformation of the definitions of -definable sets (i. e., $\Sigma$-formulas) into new definitions of $\Sigma$-definable sets in such a way that the results will define open sets, and if a definition defines an open set, then the result of this transformation will define the same set. These results highlight the important differences between $\Sigma$-definability with equality and $\Sigma$-definability without equality.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:CICADA,Σ-definable set, real numbers, computably enumerable open set
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 03 Mathematical logic and foundations
MSC 2000 > 68 Computer science
MIMS number:2010.8
Deposited By:Dr Margarita Korovina
Deposited On:08 January 2010

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