# Robinson's joint consistency theorem Robinson's joint consistency theorem Robinson's joint consistency theorem is an important theorem of mathematical logic. It is related to Craig interpolation and Beth definability.

The classical formulation of Robinson's joint consistency theorem is as follows: Let {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} be first-order theories. If {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} are consistent and the intersection {displaystyle T_{1}cap T_{2}} is complete (in the common language of {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} ), then the union {displaystyle T_{1}cup T_{2}} is consistent. Note that a theory is complete if it decides every formula; that is, either {displaystyle Tvdash varphi } or {displaystyle Tvdash neg varphi .} Since the completeness assumption is quite hard to fulfill, there is a variant of the theorem: Let {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} be first-order theories. If {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} are consistent and if there is no formula {displaystyle varphi } in the common language of {displaystyle T_{1}} and {displaystyle T_{2}} such that {displaystyle T_{1}vdash varphi } and {displaystyle T_{2}vdash neg varphi ,} then the union {displaystyle T_{1}cup T_{2}} is consistent.

References Boolos, George S.; Burgess, John P.; Jeffrey, Richard C. (2002). Computability and Logic. Cambridge University Press. p. 264. ISBN 0-521-00758-5. Robinson, Abraham, 'A result on consistency and its application to the theory of definition', Proc. Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, series A, vol 59, pp 47-58. show vte Mathematical logic This logic-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

This mathematical logic-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Categories: Mathematical logicTheorems in the foundations of mathematicsLogic stubsMathematical logic stubs

Si quieres conocer otros artículos parecidos a Robinson's joint consistency theorem puedes visitar la categoría Logic stubs.

Subir

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar la experiencia de usuario Más información