Universal Quantifier Elimination
If we wish to prove a sentence of the form
    A [] ( X) t1 = t2 
where [] indicates that the signature involved is , then it suffices to prove the sentence
    A [(X)] t1 = t2 
where [](X) indicates the signature formed from [] by adding the variables in X as new constants.

Use of this rule is justified by the so called "Theorem of Constants," see Chapter 8 of Theorem Proving and Algebra.


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12 October 1996