The axiom of choice is equivalent to the shrinking principle: every indexed cover of a set has a refinement with the same index set which is a partition. A simple and direct proof of this equivalence is given within an elementary fragment of constructive Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory. Variants of the shrinking principle are discussed, and it is related to a similar but different principle formulated by Vaught.

`The shrinking principle and the axiom of choice'

Schuster, Peter Michael
2007-01-01

Abstract

The axiom of choice is equivalent to the shrinking principle: every indexed cover of a set has a refinement with the same index set which is a partition. A simple and direct proof of this equivalence is given within an elementary fragment of constructive Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory. Variants of the shrinking principle are discussed, and it is related to a similar but different principle formulated by Vaught.
Axiom of choice, indexed covers of sets
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