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Can we quantify the strength of a theorem?

Juan Aguilera, Rutgers University

Location:  Hill GSL
Date & time: Friday, 01 December 2017 at 1:40PM - 2:40PM

  ABSTRACT:    Ordinal analysis is a part of logic that deals with assigning numbers to theorems (or collections of theorems) as a measure of their strength. In practice, a theorem to which we have assigned a large number has many consequences, and, in many natural cases, if a theorem A has a smaller number associated to it than B, then B implies A. For example, the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem implies (in a meaningful way) that every countable field has a unique algebraic closure.
 

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