By Horst Herrlich (auth.)

AC, the axiom of selection, as a result of its non-constructive personality, is the main arguable mathematical axiom, refrained from through a few, used indiscriminately through others. This treatise exhibits paradigmatically that:

- Disasters ensue with no AC: Many basic mathematical effects fail (being identical in ZF to AC or to a few susceptible kind of AC).
- Disasters ensue with AC: Many bad mathematical monsters are being created (e.g., non measurable units and undeterminate games).
- Some attractive mathematical theorems carry provided that AC is changed by way of a few replacement axiom, contradicting AC (e.g., by way of advert, the axiom of determinateness).

Illuminating examples are drawn from assorted components of arithmetic, rather from common topology, but in addition from algebra, order idea, straight forward research, degree concept, video game thought, and graph theory.

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Proof. Assume that X is D–inﬁnite. Then there exists an injection f : N → X. Consequently the collection A = {{f (m) | m ≥ n} | n ∈ N} of subsets of X is non–empty, but contains no minimal element. Thus X is inﬁnite. The converse, however, is not true. , there exist models of ZF in which there exist inﬁnite, D–ﬁnite sets16 When do the two ﬁniteness–concepts coincide? 3 do not occur. , in Cohen’s First Model A4 (M1 in [HoRu98]). 11. Equivalent are: 1. , there exists a surjection X → N. 2. , there exists an injection N → PX.

Next, construct a pseudometric space with underlying set X as above and distance function a, deﬁned by 33 [BeHe98] 38 3 Elementary Observations a((x, n), (y, m)) = 1 1 . − n m Then (X, a) is complete and totally bounded, but fails to be countably compact. Thus (3) and (5) fail. It remains to be shown that (4) implies (1). Assume that (1) fails, choose a sequence (Xn ) as above, and construct a space (X, d) as above. Since (X, d) fails to be totally bounded, condition (4) implies that it fails to be Weierstrass– compact.

How are the concepts of ﬁniteness and D–ﬁniteness related to each other? 10. Every ﬁnite set is D–ﬁnite. Proof. Assume that X is D–inﬁnite. Then there exists an injection f : N → X. Consequently the collection A = {{f (m) | m ≥ n} | n ∈ N} of subsets of X is non–empty, but contains no minimal element. Thus X is inﬁnite. The converse, however, is not true. , there exist models of ZF in which there exist inﬁnite, D–ﬁnite sets16 When do the two ﬁniteness–concepts coincide? 3 do not occur. , in Cohen’s First Model A4 (M1 in [HoRu98]).