Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Classifying Dini's Theorem

Josef Berger and Peter Schuster


Dini's theorem says that compactness of the domain, a metric space, ensures the uniform convergence of every simply convergent monotone sequence of real-valued continuous functions whose limit is continuous. By showing that Dini's theorem is equivalent to Brouwer's fan theorem for detachable bars, we provide Dini's theorem with a classification in the recently established constructive reverse mathematics propagated by Ishihara. As a complement, Dini's theorem is proved to be equivalent to the analogue of the fan theorem, weak König's lemma, in the original classical setting of reverse mathematics started by Friedman and Simpson.

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Notre Dame J. Formal Logic, Volume 47, Number 2 (2006), 253-262.

First available in Project Euclid: 25 July 2006

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Primary: 03F60: Constructive and recursive analysis [See also 03B30, 03D45, 03D78, 26E40, 46S30, 47S30]
Secondary: 26E40: Constructive real analysis [See also 03F60] 54E45: Compact (locally compact) metric spaces

compact metric spaces continuous functions uniform convergence reverse mathematics constructive mathematics


Berger, Josef; Schuster, Peter. Classifying Dini's Theorem. Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 47 (2006), no. 2, 253--262. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1153858650.

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