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Limit of $L^p$ norm

Could someone help me prove that given a measure space $(X, \mathcal{M}, \sigma)$ and a measurable function $f:X\to\mathbb{R}$ in $L^\infty$ and some $L^q$, $\lim_{p\to\infty}\|f\|_p=\|f\|_\infty$? I ...
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$L^p$ and $L^q$ space inclusion

Let $(X, \mathcal B, m)$ be a measure space. For $1 \leq p < q \leq \infty$, under what condition is it true that $L^q(X, \mathcal B, m) \subset L^p(X, \mathcal B, m)$ and what is a counterexample ...
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Generalisation of Dominated Convergence Theorem

Wikipedia claims, if $\sigma$-finite the Dominated convergence theorem is still true when pointwise convergence is replaced by convergence in measure, does anyone know where to find a proof of this? ...
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Continuity of $L^1$ functions with respect to translation

Let $f\in L^1$, consider the map $t\mapsto f_t=f(x-t)$, then how can one show that $t\mapsto f_t$ is continuous? More explicitly one wants to show that $\lim_{h\to 0}|f_{t+h}-f_t|_{L^1}=0$. I tried to ...
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Lebesgue integral basics

I'm having trouble finding a good explanation of the Lebesgue integral. As per the definition, it is the expectation of a random variable. Then how does it model the area under the curve? Let's take ...
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$\int_{\mathbb{R}}f(x)e^{-ixz}d\mu_x$ analytic for $f\in L_1$

Let $f\in L_1(-\infty,\infty)$ be a Lebesgue-summable function on $\mathbb{R}$ and let $x\mapsto e^{\delta|x|}f(x)$ also be Lebesgue-summable on all the real line. I have added the condition that ...
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pointwise convergence and boundedness in norm imply weak convergence

I am contemplating over the following exercise (in which $E=[0,1]$): Let $f_n$ be a sequence of functions in $L^p(E)$, $1<p<\infty$, which converge almost everywhere to a function $f$ in ...
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Riemann-Lebesgue lemma

How can I prove the following result? Let $([-1,1],M,m)$ a measure space, where $m$ is the Lebesgue measure in $[-1,1]$. If $f$ is Lebesgue integrable, then ...
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$L^p$-norm of a non-negative measurable function

Can I ask a homework question here? Let $f$ be measurable and non-negative in $\mathbb R^d.$ Using Fubini's theorem, show that for $1 \leq p \lt \infty,$ $$\lVert f\rVert^p_p = ...
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Lebesgue Integral but not a Riemann integral

Is it possible for a function to be a Lebesgue integral, but not a Riemann integral? After the comments below I realize my question was not a good one. Thank you. This is my edited version: Let $f$ ...
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Derivative of Fourier transform: $F[f]'=F[-ixf(x)]$

Let us define the Fourier transform of the Lebesgue-summable function $f\in L_1(\mathbb{R},\mu_x)$ as $F[f](\lambda)=\int_{\mathbb{R}}f(x) e^{-i\lambda x} d\mu_x$, where $\mu_x$ is the Lebesgue linear ...
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Reinventing The Wheel - Part 1: The Riemann Integral [closed]

Preface The core of any notion of integral is some sort of weighted sum: $$\sum b\mu(A)$$ Depending on wether the domain or range is decomposed these split into Riemann and Lebesgue type ones: ...
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Category Theory and Lebesgue Integration.

I'm wondering if there's any Category Theory floating around in the theory of Lebesgue Integration. To avoid things becoming too broad, let's keep this focused on the basics. Here's how I see the ...
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If $f$ is Lebesgue integrable on $[0,2]$ and $\int_E fdx=0$ for all measurable set E such that $m(E)=\pi/2$. Prove or disprove that $f=0$ a.e.

Let $f$ be a Lebesgue integrable function on $[0,2]$. If $\int_E fdx=0$ for all measurable set $E$, such that $m(E)=\pi/2$. Is $f=0$ a.e. Prove or disprove I could not figure out anything. Can a ...
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Riemann-integrable (improperly) but not Lebesgue-integrable

Show that for any $\alpha>1$ the function $$ g_{\alpha}(x):=\sin(x^{\alpha}), x\geq 0 $$ is improperly Riemann-integrable but not Lebesgue-integrable on $\mathbb{R}_+$. Could ...
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Yet another definition of Lebesgue integral

Let $[a, b]$ be a finite interval of the real line. A partition $P$ of $[a, b]$ is a finite sequence of numbers of the form $a = t_0 < t_1 <\cdots < t_{k-1} < t_k = b$ Let $(X, \mu)$ be ...
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Prove g is Lebesgue intergrable

Let $f$ be Lebesgue integrable on $(0, 1)$. For $0 < x < 1$ define g(x) = $\int_x^1t^{-1}f(t)dt$ Prove that $g$ is Lebesgue integrable on $(0, 1)$. $\int^1_0g(x)dx=\int^1_0f(x)dx.$ I am not ...
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Show $\lim\limits_{a \rightarrow + \infty} \int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+y^2}e^{-ay} dy =0 $

Need to prove $\lim\limits_{a \rightarrow + \infty} \int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+y^2}e^{-ay} dy =0 $ and $\lim\limits_{a \rightarrow + \infty} \int_0^{\infty} \frac{y}{1+y^2}e^{-ay} dy =0 $ Can ...
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Exercise on measure theory

Let $X\neq \emptyset$ and $f:X \rightarrow [0, \infty]$ not identical infinity. Set $$ \sum_{x \in X} f(x)= \sup \left\{ \sum_{x \in F}f(x), F \subseteq X, F \mbox{ finite} \right\}.$$ $(i)$ Show ...
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$f \in L^1$, but $f \not\in L^p$ for all $p > 1$

"Find an $f \in [0,1]$ such that $f \in L^1$ but $f \not\in L^p$ for any $p > 1$." I've thought about doing something like $$f(x) = \frac{1}{x}$$ where $|f|^p = \frac{1}{x^p}$ doesn't converge ...
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Riemann implies Lebesgue integrablility on $\mathbb{R}^n$, prove $f(x)$ continuous at x where $g(x)=G(x)$

Let $f:[a_1,b_1]\times \cdots \times[a_n,b_n] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be Riemann integrable. Prove that is $f$ Lebesgue integrable. Proof: $$Q:= [a_1,b_1]\times \cdots \times [a_n,b_n].$$ For simple ...
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A continuous $L^1$ function $f : \mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$..

For a continuous function $f :\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfying $$\int_{\mathbb{R}}|f(x)|dx<\infty$$ and for some $\alpha >0$ let $d_f(\alpha)$ be tthe lebesgue measure of the set ...
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Can a function that has uncountable many points of discontinuity be integrable?

First of all, I would like to show you how we defined Riemann-integrals and Lebesgue-integrals to make sure that we are talking about the same: Riemann-intregrability Let $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow ...
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Norm of Fredholm integral operator equals norm of its kernel?

Let $T_k(f)(s):=\int_0^1 k(s,t) f(t) dt $, where $k \in L^2([0,1]^2)$ and $f \in L^2([0,1])$. Then it was fairly easy to see that $||T_k|| \le ||k||_{L^2}$, but now I was wondering how to show that ...
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Extension of Fatou's lemma

let $X$ be a finite measure space and $\{f_n\}$ be a sequence of integrable functions, $f_n \rightarrow f\text{ a.e.}$ on $ X$. I want to show if (1) holds, then (2) holds too. $$\lim_{n \rightarrow ...
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Characterisation of one-dimensional Sobolev space

I've got some doubts proving that $$H^1_0((a,b))=\{u\in AC([a,b]): u'\in L^2 \text{ and } u(a)=u(b)=0\}:=X.$$Let $$\mathcal A=\{v\in C^2([a,b]):v(a)=v(b)=0\}.$$ $H^1_0((a,b))\subseteq X.$ Let ...
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Show $\sqrt{1 + (\int_{\Omega} h d\mu)^2} \leq \int_{\Omega} \sqrt{1+h^2} d\mu$

in preparation for an exam I wanted to show that for $\mu(\Omega)=1$ and $h:\Omega \rightarrow [0,\infty]$ measurable the following inequality holds: $\sqrt{1 + (\int_{\Omega} h d\mu)^2} \leq ...
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Integral change that I don't understand

If $f(t)$ is a Probability density function of a positive RV. $\int_0^\infty\int_x^{\infty}f(t)dtdx$ Using fubini theorem should become $\int_0^\infty\int_0^{t}f(t)dxdt$ But why? Surely the answer ...
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Vector-Lattices and “Approximating $\mathscr{L^1(\mathbb{R}^k)}$”.

In this question I asked whether $\mathscr{L}^1(\mathbb{R}^k)$ forms a category in any way. It was concluded that indeed it does not. I thought to myself, "well, could we at least approximate the ...
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Integral of Schwartz function over probability measure

Let $X$ be a set, $\mathcal F$ a $\sigma$-field of subsets of $X$, and $\mu$ a probability measure on $X$. Given random variables $f,g\colon X\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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summable square function implies…?

I have difficulty to demonstrate this: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}|f(x)|^2dx<\infty~~~\text{(summable square function)}$$ then, $$\lim_{|x|\rightarrow\infty }f(x)=0$$ thank you.
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Bounded measurable function and integral with charcteristic function

I have been struggling with the following for quite some time now. If anyone can give me some help, it will be much appreciated: Let $f$ bounded, measurable and $E$ be a set of finite measure. Let $A ...
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Let $f \in L^1$ then prove $\lim_{b \rightarrow \infty} \int_b^{\infty} f(x) dx=0$.

So the question is as stated in the title. We are given the hint to use LDCT. Since this is homework I'm not looking for an explicit solution. I just need hints. For example, my first thoughts were ...
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Prove that $\lim_{x\to y} \frac{d(x, F )}{|x−y|} = 0$ for a.e. $y \in F$.

Let $F \subset \mathbb{R}$ be a closed set and define the distance from $x \in \mathbb{R}$ to $F$ by $d(x,F)= \inf_{y \in F} |x−y|.$ Prove that $$\lim_{x\to y} \frac{d(x, F )}{|x−y|} = 0$$ for a.e. ...
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Prove that $f(x)$ is integrable on $\mathbb{R}$.

Suppose $f(x)$,$xf(x)$ $\in$ $L_2(\mathbb{R})$. Prove that $f(x)\in$ $L_1(\mathbb{R})$.
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Must $f$ be measurable if each $f^{-1}(c)$ is?

Suppose $f$ is a real-valued function on $\mathbb R$ such that $f^{−1}(c)$ is measurable for each number $c$. Is $f$ necessarily measurable?
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Semigroups & Generators: Entire Elements: Construction

Problem Given a Banach space $E$. Consider a $\mathcal{C}_0$-group(!): $T:\mathbb{R}\to\mathcal{B}(E)$. Define its generator by: $$Ax:=\lim_{h\to0}\frac{1}{h}(T(h)x-x)$$ (The domain being those ...
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Topology of convergence in measure

Currently I am doing some measure theory (on $X=[0,1]$ with the Borel-Sigma algebra and the Lebesgue measure), and I am looking at sets $A \subset L^p$, such that for all $q \in (0,p)$, the topologies ...
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Is there a fundamental reason that $\int_b^a = -\int_a^b$

Is there a fundamental reason that switching the order of the limits in an integral results in the negative, i.e., $$\int_b^af(x)\,dx = -\int_a^bf(x)\,dx?$$ As far as I can tell, this is just chosen ...
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Assume that $ f ∈ L([a, b])$ and $\int x^nf(x)dx=0$ for $n=0,1,2…$.

Assume that $ f ∈ L([a, b])$ and $\int x^nf(x)dx=0$ for $n=0,1,2...$. Prove $f=0$ a.e. Since there exist polynomials going to f almost everywhere all I would need to do is bring the limit in to ...
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I want to understand uniform integrability in terms of Lebesgue integration

According to my Real Analysis textbook, a family $\scr{F}$ of measurable functions on $E$ is said to be uniformly integrable over $E$ provided for each $\epsilon$ $>$ $0$, there is a $\delta$ ...
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Showing that $1/x$ is NOT Lebesgue Integrable on $(0,1]$

I aim to show that $\int_{(0,1]} 1/x = \infty$. My original idea was to find a sequence of simple functions $\{ \phi_n \}$ s.t $\lim\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty}\int \phi_n = \infty$. Here is a ...
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Evaluating Integrals using Lebesgue Integration

Suppose we are to evaluate: $$I = \int_{0}^{1} f(x) dx$$ Where $$f(x)=\begin{cases}1 \space \text{if} \space x\space \text{is rational}, & \newline 0 \space \text{if} \space x \space \text{is ...
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Are integrable, essentially bounded functions in L^p?

Given an arbitrary measure space (of possibly infinite measure), if $f \in L^1 \cap L^\infty$, then by Hölder's inequality, $f^2 \in L^1$, so $f \in L^2$. Intuition suggests that $f \in L^p$ even for ...
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Problem similar to folland chapter 2 problem 51.

Let $(X\mathcal M,\mu)$ and $(Y,\mathcal N,v)$ be $\sigma$-finite measure spaces. If $f:X\to\Bbb R$ is $\mathcal M$-measurable, $g:Y\to\Bbb R$ is $\mathcal N$-measurable, and ...
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lebesgue measure/Measurable sets

Question is : Let $f,g$ be measurable real valued functions on $\mathbb{R}$ such that : $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} (f(x)^2+g(x)^2)dx=2\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x)g(x)dx$$ Let $E=\{x\in \mathbb{R} ...
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Calculate the Riemann Stieltjes integral

This is not a homework question. It is a past exam question and I would appreciate some step by step help, as I never understood this concept in class. Let $\alpha(t) = n^2$ for $t\in[n,n+1).$ ...
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Limit of Lebesgue integral in $L_1([-1,1],m)$

Let $([-1,1],\mathcal{M},m)$ be a measurable space in $[-1,1]$ where $m$ is the Lebesgue measure in $\mathbb{R}$ restricted to $[-1,1]$, and $\mathcal{M}$ is the set of $m^*$-measurable subsets of ...
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Generalised derivative and derivative of functions of bounded variation

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ be a function Lebesgue-integrable on any finite interval and let $K$ be the space of infinitely differentiable equal to 0 outside a given finite interval. Be the ...
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If $X,Y \subset \mathbb{R}$ are measure zero sets, how can I show that $X \times Y \subset \mathbb{R^2}$ is a measure zero set too?

If $X,Y \subset \mathbb{R}$ are measure zero sets, how can I show that $X \times Y \subset \mathbb{R^2}$ is a measure zero set too? My outline is the following: Since $X,Y$ is a measure zero set, ...