INTUITIONISTIC FREGE SYSTEMS ARE POLYNOMIALLY EQUIVALENT

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Abstract

In a paper by Cook and Reckhow (1979), it is shown that any two classical Frege systems polynomially simulate each other. The same proof does not work for intuitionistic Frege systems, since they can have nonderivable admissible rules. (The rule A/B is derivable if the formula A → B is derivable. The rule A/B is admissible if for all substitutions σ, if σ(A) is derivable, then σ(B) is derivable.) In this paper, we polynomially simulate a single admissible rule. Therefore any two intuitionistic Frege systems polynomially simulate each other. Bibliography: 20 titles.

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