We prove that the equivalence relation induced in N by a positive precomplete numeration is complete with respect to reducibility (and, moreover, a "uniformity property" holds). This result allows us to state a classification theorem for positive equivalence relations (Theorem 2). We show that there exist nonisomorphic positive equivalence relations which are complete with respect to the above reducibility; in particular, we discuss the provable equivalence of a strong enough theory: this relation is complete with respect to reducibility but it does not correspond to a precomplete numeration. From this fact we deduce that an equivalence relation on N can be strongly represented by a formula (see Definition 8) iff it is positive. At last, we interpret the situation from a topological point of view. Among other things, we generalize a result of Visser by showing that the topological space corresponding to a partition in e.i. sets is irreducible and we prove that the set of equivalence classes of true sentences is dense in the Lindenbaum algebra of the theory.

Classifying positive equivalence / Bernardi, Claudio; Andrea, Sorbi. - In: THE JOURNAL OF SYMBOLIC LOGIC. - ISSN 0022-4812. - STAMPA. - 48(1983), pp. 529-538.

Classifying positive equivalence

BERNARDI, Claudio;
1983

Abstract

We prove that the equivalence relation induced in N by a positive precomplete numeration is complete with respect to reducibility (and, moreover, a "uniformity property" holds). This result allows us to state a classification theorem for positive equivalence relations (Theorem 2). We show that there exist nonisomorphic positive equivalence relations which are complete with respect to the above reducibility; in particular, we discuss the provable equivalence of a strong enough theory: this relation is complete with respect to reducibility but it does not correspond to a precomplete numeration. From this fact we deduce that an equivalence relation on N can be strongly represented by a formula (see Definition 8) iff it is positive. At last, we interpret the situation from a topological point of view. Among other things, we generalize a result of Visser by showing that the topological space corresponding to a partition in e.i. sets is irreducible and we prove that the set of equivalence classes of true sentences is dense in the Lindenbaum algebra of the theory.
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