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In this case we have a part of the derivation and its transformation: Q1 . . Qm R1 ⊥ ⊥E P1 . . Pn R2 Q Q1 . . Qm ⊥E ⊥ ⊥E Q If anywhere in a derivation a premiss of a mathematical rule has been concluded by ⊥E , the mathematical rule can be deleted. The repetition of permutations such as for &E brings all E-rules below mathematical rules. QED. It can be seen from the two schemes in the proof that permutation of logical rules to below mathematical rules does not affect the heights of derivation of major premisses of E-rules.

The theory of equality is treated in detail, as a first example. Finally, predicate logic with an equality relation is studied. It is presented as an extension of predicate logic without equality, and therefore normalization of derivations applies. , the word problem for predicate logic with equality, is solved by a proof-theoretical algorithm. 1 Natural deduction with general elimination rules Gentzen’s rules of natural deduction for intuitionistic logic have proved to be remarkably stable. There has been variation in the way the closing of assumptions is handled.

There are axioms that state the existence of meets and joins: ∀x∀y∃zM(x, y, z), ∀x∀y∃zJ(x, y, z). There are altogether many more axioms than in an axiomatization with operations, but there are no functions: I General properties of the basic relations a, b&b Reflexivity: a Transitivity: a c ⊃a c. II Properties of meet and join M(a, b, c) ⊃ c a, M(a, b, c) ⊃ c b, J(a, b, c) ⊃ b c. J(a, b, c) ⊃ a c, III Uniqueness of meet and join M(a, b, c) & d J(a, b, c) & a a&d d&b b⊃d d⊃c c, d. Substitution of equals in the meet and join relations needs to be postulated, with a = b ≡ a b & b a.