Bauer, Andrej and Swan, Andrew - Every metric space is separable in function realizability

lmcs:4651 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, May 23, 2019, Volume 15, Issue 2
Every metric space is separable in function realizability

Authors: Bauer, Andrej and Swan, Andrew

We first show that in the function realizability topos every metric space is separable, and every object with decidable equality is countable. More generally, working with synthetic topology, every $T_0$-space is separable and every discrete space is countable. It follows that intuitionistic logic does not show the existence of a non-separable metric space, or an uncountable set with decidable equality, even if we assume principles that are validated by function realizability, such as Dependent and Function choice, Markov's principle, and Brouwer's continuity and fan principles.


Source : oai:arXiv.org:1804.00427
Volume: Volume 15, Issue 2
Published on: May 23, 2019
Submitted on: June 29, 2018
Keywords: Mathematics - Logic,Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science,54E35, 03F60, 03F55


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