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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-011-12-2142


Perhaps the Intermediate Value Theorem

Wim Veldman (Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Abstract: In the context of intuitionistic real analysis, we introduce the set consisting of all continuous functions φ from [0, 1] to such that φ(0) = 0 and φ(1) = 1. We let be the set of all φ in for which we may find x in [0, 1] such that φ(x) = . It is well-known that there are functions in that we can not prove to belong to , and that, with the help of Brouwer's Continuity Principle one may derive a contradiction from the assumption that coincides with . We show that Brouwer's Continuity Principle also enables us to define uncountably many subsets of with the property .

Keywords: intermediate value theorem, intuitionistic real analysis, perhaps

Categories: G.0