Marco Maggesi "A formalization of metric spaces in HOL Light"

Talk at GnCS 2017, Pescara 8th-11th February 2017


We present a computer formalization of metric spaces in the HOL Light theorem prover. Basic results of the theory of complete metric spaces are provided, including the Banach Fixed-Point Theorem, the Baire Category Theorem and the completeness of the space of continuous bounded functions. A decision procedure for a fragment of the elementary theory of metric spaces is also implemented. As an application, the Picard-Lindelöf theorem on the existence of the solutions of ordinary differential equations is proved by using the well-known argument which reposes to the Banach theorem.


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