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Theorem abeq2 2729
Description: Equality of a class variable and a class abstraction (also called a class builder). Theorem 5.1 of [Quine] p. 34. This theorem shows the relationship between expressions with class abstractions and expressions with class variables. Note that abbi 2734 and its relatives are among those useful for converting theorems with class variables to equivalent theorems with wff variables, by first substituting a class abstraction for each class variable.

Class variables can always be eliminated from a theorem to result in an equivalent theorem with wff variables, and vice-versa. The idea is roughly as follows. To convert a theorem with a wff variable 𝜑 (that has a free variable 𝑥) to a theorem with a class variable 𝐴, we substitute 𝑥𝐴 for 𝜑 throughout and simplify, where 𝐴 is a new class variable not already in the wff. An example is the conversion of zfauscl 4743 to inex1 4759 (look at the instance of zfauscl 4743 that occurs in the proof of inex1 4759). Conversely, to convert a theorem with a class variable 𝐴 to one with 𝜑, we substitute {𝑥𝜑} for 𝐴 throughout and simplify, where 𝑥 and 𝜑 are new setvar and wff variables not already in the wff. Examples include dfsymdif2 3829 and cp 8698; the latter derives a formula containing wff variables from substitution instances of the class variables in its equivalent formulation cplem2 8697. For more information on class variables, see Quine pp. 15-21 and/or Takeuti and Zaring pp. 10-13. (Contributed by NM, 26-May-1993.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
abeq2 (𝐴 = {𝑥𝜑} ↔ ∀𝑥(𝑥𝐴𝜑))
Distinct variable group:   𝑥,𝐴
Allowed substitution hint:   𝜑(𝑥)

Proof of Theorem abeq2
Dummy variable 𝑦 is distinct from all other variables.
StepHypRef Expression
1 ax-5 1836 . . 3 (𝑦𝐴 → ∀𝑥 𝑦𝐴)
2 hbab1 2610 . . 3 (𝑦 ∈ {𝑥𝜑} → ∀𝑥 𝑦 ∈ {𝑥𝜑})
31, 2cleqh 2721 . 2 (𝐴 = {𝑥𝜑} ↔ ∀𝑥(𝑥𝐴𝑥 ∈ {𝑥𝜑}))
4 abid 2609 . . . 4 (𝑥 ∈ {𝑥𝜑} ↔ 𝜑)
54bibi2i 327 . . 3 ((𝑥𝐴𝑥 ∈ {𝑥𝜑}) ↔ (𝑥𝐴𝜑))
65albii 1744 . 2 (∀𝑥(𝑥𝐴𝑥 ∈ {𝑥𝜑}) ↔ ∀𝑥(𝑥𝐴𝜑))
73, 6bitri 264 1 (𝐴 = {𝑥𝜑} ↔ ∀𝑥(𝑥𝐴𝜑))
Colors of variables: wff setvar class
Syntax hints:  wb 196  wal 1478   = wceq 1480  wcel 1987  {cab 2607
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-mp 5  ax-1 6  ax-2 7  ax-3 8  ax-gen 1719  ax-4 1734  ax-5 1836  ax-6 1885  ax-7 1932  ax-9 1996  ax-10 2016  ax-11 2031  ax-12 2044  ax-13 2245  ax-ext 2601
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 197  df-or 385  df-an 386  df-tru 1483  df-ex 1702  df-nf 1707  df-sb 1878  df-clab 2608  df-cleq 2614  df-clel 2617
This theorem is referenced by:  abeq1  2730  abbi2i  2735  abbi2dv  2739  clabel  2746  rabid2  3107  ru  3416  sbcabel  3498  dfss2  3572  zfrep4  4739  pwex  4808  dmopab3  5297  funimaexg  5933
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