California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125
We prove the following Main Theorem: ZF + AD + V ⇒ L(R) ⇒ DC. As a corollary we have that Con(ZF + AD) ⇒ Con(ZF + AD + DC). Combined with the result of Woodin that Con(ZF + AD) ⇒ Con(ZF + AD + ¬ ACω) it follows that DC (as well as ACω) is independent relative to ZF + AD. It is finally shown (jointly with H. Woodin) that ZF + AD + ¬DCR, where DCR is DC restricted to reals, implies the consistency of ZF + AD + DC, in fact implies R# (i.e. the sharp of L(R)) exists.
(Received April 29 1982)
1 Research partially supported by NSF Grant No. MCS-8117804. The author is an A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.