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This is part of a series of modules which prove a variety of geometrical theorems starting with Tarski's axioms for geometry. We follow the formalization of Julien Narboux<ref>The formal proofs are at http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/Labo/Julien.Narboux/tarski.html Formalization of Tarski's geometry in the Coq proof assistant and are described in Julien Narboux (2007), "http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi= Mechanical Theorem Proving in Tarski’s Geometry", F. Botana and T. Recio (Eds.): ADG 2006, LNAI 4869, pp. 139–156</ref> which itself closely follows a treatise by Schwabhäuser, Szmielew, and Tarski.<ref>W. Schwabhäuser, W Szmielew, and A. Tarski (1983), ''Metamathematische Methoden in der Geometrie'', ISBN 0387129588</ref>

We import the theorems of propositional logic and predicate logic, and the geometry axioms and define some variables:


A line segment is congruent to itself.<ref>Lemma cong_reflexivity in Narboux</ref>

Congruence is symmetrical.<ref>Lemma cong_symmetry in Narboux</ref> The biconditionalized version is not in Narboux, but fits our usual conventions and the nature of JHilbert.

Congruence is transitive.<ref>Lemma cong_transitivity in Narboux</ref>

We can commute the endpoints of the first line segment.<ref>Lemma cong_left_commutativity in Narboux</ref>

Likewise for the second line segment.<ref>Lemma cong_right_commutativity in Narboux, biconditionalized</ref>

A line segment with the same point as both of its endpoints is congruent to another such segment. To prove this, start with the line segment x x. Extend x y beyond y to another point a such that y a ≡ x x. Then we show that a must equal y.<ref>Lemma cong_trivial_identity in Narboux</ref>

Here is a version of CongruenceIdentity with left and right sides swapped.<ref>Lemma cong_reverse_identity in Narboux</ref>

Congruence is unaffected by exchanging the endpoints of both line segments.<ref>Lemma cong_commutativity in Narboux</ref>

{{deprecated|1 = converting this version of CongruenceIdentityFromEquality, x = y → (x y ≡ z w → z = w), to the imported one in Interface:Basic geometry, x = y ∧ x y ≡ z w → z = w}} The next lemma is a convenience form of CongruenceIdentity.<ref>not in Narboux</ref>

Outer three segment

The next theorem, between x y z ∧ between x′ y′ z′ ∧ x y ≡ x′ y′ ∧ y z ≡ y′ z′ → x z ≡ x′ z′, is basically a degenerate case of the five segment axiom.<ref>Lemma l2_11 in Narboux</ref><ref>Axiom 23 in Givant and Tarski, 1999</ref> We call it ''outer'' three segment because we are given congruences for the inner line segments, and conclude a congruence for the outer segments. We will later prove an inner variant in which which the reverse is true.

There are two cases. If x ≠ y, then applying five segments to x y z and x yields the desired result (the additional two antecedents are fulfilled because one becomes x x ≡ x′ x′ and the other y x ≡ y′ x′). If x = y, then x z ≡ x′ z′ follows from y z ≡ y′ z′ (and x′ = y′, which follows from x y ≡ x′ y′).

We first prove the x = y case as a lemma.

Uniqueness of segment construction

Here we prove that the segment constructed by the segment construction axiom is unique. We state this as Q ≠ A ∧ between Q A x ∧ A x ≡ B C ∧ between Q A y ∧ A y ≡ B C → x = y. The proof is first that A x ≡ A y (because both are congruent to B C), and between that and Q A ≡ Q A we can apply OuterThreeSegment to Q A x and Q A y to get Q x ≡ Q y. Then we will apply OuterFiveSegment with the lines Q A x and Q A x and the points x and y. The four congruences we need are Q A ≡ Q A, A x ≡ A x, Q x ≡ Q y, and A x ≡ A y, and then OuterFiveSegment gives us x x ≡ x y. This congruence yields x = y by CongruenceIdentityLeft.<ref>construction_unicity in Narboux</ref>

The only real difficulty in formalizing this is juggling all those conjunctions and multiple antecedents. The first lemma shows A x ≡ A y.

The next lemma gets us most of the way. It shows x x ≡ x y.

The final theorem is only a small step further.


We now export to Interface:Line segment congruence.



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