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Analyzing Proofs in Analysis
 LOGIC: FROM FOUNDATIONS TO APPLICATIONS. EUROPEAN LOGIC COLLOQUIUM (KEELE
, 1993
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Mathematically Strong Subsystems of Analysis With Low Rate of Growth of Provably Recursive Functionals
, 1995
"... This paper is the first one in a sequel of papers resulting from the authors Habilitationsschrift [22] which are devoted to determine the growth in proofs of standard parts of analysis. A hierarchy (GnA # )n#I N of systems of arithmetic in all finite types is introduced whose definable objects of ..."
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This paper is the first one in a sequel of papers resulting from the authors Habilitationsschrift [22] which are devoted to determine the growth in proofs of standard parts of analysis. A hierarchy (GnA # )n#I N of systems of arithmetic in all finite types is introduced whose definable objects of type 1 = 0(0) correspond to the Grzegorczyk hierarchy of primitive recursive functions. We establish the following extraction rule for an extension of GnA # by quantifierfree choice ACqf and analytical axioms # having the form #x # #y ## sx#z # F0 (including also a `non standard' axiom F  which does not hold in the full settheoretic model but in the strongly majorizable functionals): From a proof GnA # +ACqf + # # #u 1 , k 0 #v ## tuk#w 0 A0(u, k, v, w) one can extract a uniform bound # such that #u 1 , k 0 #v ## tuk#w # #ukA0 (u, k, v, w) holds in the full settheoretic type structure. In case n = 2 (resp. n = 3) #uk is a polynomial (resp. an elementary recursive function) in k, u M := #x. max(u0, . . . , ux). In the present paper we show that for n # 2, GnA # +ACqf+F  proves a generalization of the binary Knig's lemma yielding new conservation results since the conclusion of the above rule can be verified in G max(3,n) A # in this case. In a subsequent paper we will show that many important ine#ective analytical principles and theorems can be proved already in G2A # +ACqf+# for suitable #. 1
Number theory and elementary arithmetic
 Philosophia Mathematica
, 2003
"... Elementary arithmetic (also known as “elementary function arithmetic”) is a fragment of firstorder arithmetic so weak that it cannot prove the totality of an iterated exponential function. Surprisingly, however, the theory turns out to be remarkably robust. I will discuss formal results that show t ..."
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Elementary arithmetic (also known as “elementary function arithmetic”) is a fragment of firstorder arithmetic so weak that it cannot prove the totality of an iterated exponential function. Surprisingly, however, the theory turns out to be remarkably robust. I will discuss formal results that show that many theorems of number theory and combinatorics are derivable in elementary arithmetic, and try to place these results in a broader philosophical context. 1
A New Method for Establishing Conservativity of Classical Systems Over Their Intuitionistic Version
"... this paper we present such a method. Applied to I \Sigma ..."
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this paper we present such a method. Applied to I \Sigma
Elimination of Skolem functions for monotone formulas in analysis
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Foundational and mathematical uses of higher types
 REFLECTIONS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS: ESSAY IN HONOR OF SOLOMON FEFERMAN
, 1999
"... In this paper we develop mathematically strong systems of analysis in higher types which, nevertheless, are prooftheoretically weak, i.e. conservative over elementary resp. primitive recursive arithmetic. These systems are based on noncollapsing hierarchies ( n WKL+ ; n WKL+ ) of principles ..."
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In this paper we develop mathematically strong systems of analysis in higher types which, nevertheless, are prooftheoretically weak, i.e. conservative over elementary resp. primitive recursive arithmetic. These systems are based on noncollapsing hierarchies ( n WKL+ ; n WKL+ ) of principles which generalize (and for n = 0 coincide with) the socalled `weak' König's lemma WKL (which has been studied extensively in the context of second order arithmetic) to logically more complex tree predicates. Whereas the second order context used in the program of reverse mathematics requires an encoding of higher analytical concepts like continuous functions F : X ! Y between Polish spaces X;Y , the more exible language of our systems allows to treat such objects directly. This is of relevance as the encoding of F used in reverse mathematics tacitly yields a constructively enriched notion of continuous functions which e.g. for F : IN ! IN can be seen (in our higher order context)
Strongly Uniform Bounds from SemiConstructive Proofs
, 2004
"... In [12], the second author obtained metatheorems for the extraction of effective (uniform) bounds from classical, prima facie nonconstructive proofs in functional analysis. These metatheorems for the first time cover general classes of structures like arbitrary metric, hyperbolic, CAT(0) and nor ..."
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In [12], the second author obtained metatheorems for the extraction of effective (uniform) bounds from classical, prima facie nonconstructive proofs in functional analysis. These metatheorems for the first time cover general classes of structures like arbitrary metric, hyperbolic, CAT(0) and normed linear spaces and guarantee the independence of the bounds from parameters raging over metrically bounded (not necessarily compact!) spaces. The use of classical logic imposes some severe restrictions on the formulas and proofs for which the extraction can be carried out. In this paper we consider similar metatheorems for semiintuitionistic proofs, i.e. proofs in an intuitionistic setting enriched with certain nonconstructive principles. Contrary to
On the Uniform Weak König's Lemma
, 1999
"... The socalled weak König's lemma WKL asserts the existence of an in nite path b in any in nite binary tree (given by a representing function f ). Based on this principle one can formulate subsystems of higherorder arithmetic which allow to carry out very substantial parts of classical mathematics b ..."
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The socalled weak König's lemma WKL asserts the existence of an in nite path b in any in nite binary tree (given by a representing function f ). Based on this principle one can formulate subsystems of higherorder arithmetic which allow to carry out very substantial parts of classical mathematics but are 2  conservative over primitive recursive arithmetic PRA (and even weaker fragments of arithmetic). In [10] we established such conservation results relative to nite type extensions PRA of PRA (together with a quanti erfree axiom of choice schema). In this setting one can consider also a uniform version UWKL of WKL which asserts the existence of a functional which selects uniformly in a given in nite binary tree f an in nite path f of that tree. This uniform version of WKL is of interest in the context of explicit mathematics as developed by S. Feferman. The elimination process in [10] actually can be used to eliminate even this uniform weak König's lemma provided that PRA only has a quanti erfree rule of extensionality QFER instead of the full axioms (E) of extensionality for all nite types. In this paper we show that in the presence of (E), UWKL is much stronger than WKL: whereas WKL remains to be 2 conservative over PRA, PRA + (E)+UWKL contains (and is conservative over) full Peano arithmetic PA.
Proof mining in L_1approximation
, 2001
"... In this paper we present another case study in the general project of proof mining which means the logical analysis of prima facie noneffective proofs with the aim of extracting new computationally relevant data. We use techniques based on monotone functional interpretation (developed in [17]) to a ..."
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In this paper we present another case study in the general project of proof mining which means the logical analysis of prima facie noneffective proofs with the aim of extracting new computationally relevant data. We use techniques based on monotone functional interpretation (developed in [17]) to analyze Cheney's simplification [6] of Jackson's original proof [10] from 1921 of the uniqueness of the best L 1 approximation of continuous functions f # C[0, 1] by polynomials p # Pn of degree # n. Cheney's proof is noneffective in the sense that it is based on classical logic and on the noncomputational principle WKL (binary Konig lemma). The result of our analysis provides the first e#ective (in all parameters f, n and #) uniform modulus of uniqueness (a concept which generalizes `strong uniqueness' studied extensively in approximation theory). Moreover, the extracted modulus has the optimal #dependency as follows from Kroo [21]. The paper also describes how the uniform modulus of uniqueness can be used to compute the best L 1 approximations of a fixed f # C[0, 1] with arbitrary precision. We use this result to give a complexity upper bound on the computation of the best L 1 approximation in [24].