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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 $L^{q}$, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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$L^p$-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Showing a Lebesgue integral exists, while another doesn't.

Consider $$f_p(x)=x^p \exp\left(-x^8\sin^2x\right)$$ I have to show that $f_2\in\mathscr L(0,+\infty)$ whilst $f_3\notin \mathscr L(0,+\infty)$. Now, I am looking at the case $p=2$. The problematic ...
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Find a Borel subset satisfying the condition

Let $\alpha \in (0,1)$. Find a fixed Borel subset $E$ of $[-1,1]$ such that $$ \lim_{r \rightarrow 0^+} \frac{m(E \cap [-r,r])}{2r} = \alpha $$ I think it is the trickiest problem for studying ...
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Integral vanishes on all intervals implies the function is a.e. zero

I am having trouble with the following problem: $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ is a measurable function such that for all $a$: $$\int_{[0,a]}f\,dm=0.$$ Prove that $f=0$ for $m$ almost every $x$ ...
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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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Does Riemann integrable imply Lebesgue integrable?

Suppose a definite integral exists in the Riemann sense. Does that mean the integral exists as a Lebesgue integral, and do we get the same result either way?
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$f_n \rightarrow 0$ a.e. on $[0,1]$ & $\int_{[0,1]} |f_n|^2 dm \leq 1$ $\implies$ $\int_{[0,1]} |f_n| dm \rightarrow 0$

Let $f_n : [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbf{R}$ be a sequence of measurable functions such that $\bullet$ $f_n \rightarrow 0$ a.e. on $[0,1]$. $\bullet$ $\int_{[0,1]} |f_n|^2 dm \leq 1$ for all $n \geq ...
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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, ...
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Is a $L^p$ function almost surely bounded a.e.?

I just have a quick question related to $L^p$ spaces. Any help is greatly appreciated. Is it true that if a function $f$ belongs to $L^p$ space, absolute value of $f$ raise to the power of $p$ is ...
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Integrability of Derivative of a Continuous Function

Let $f$ be continuous on $[a,b]$ and has finite derivative a.e. on $[a,b]$. Let $f_n(x)=n[f(x+1/n)-f(x)] $ s.t. $f_n$ be uniformly integrable on $[a,b]$. I want to show : $f'$ is Lebesgue integrable. ...
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Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral as a generalized function

Given some convex function $f(x)$, $x >0$ we can define a distribution $F \in \mathcal{D}'(0,\infty)$ using Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral $$ \langle F, \varphi \rangle ...
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If $f :\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ is measurable, then $E = \{x: f(x) \geq 3\}$ is measurable

Prove: Suppose $f : \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ where $f$ is measurable and $E = \{x: f(x) \geq 3\}$. Show $E$ is measurable. I saw this statement while reading in a paper and thought this might ...
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Proof of Riemann-Lebesgue lemma

I read a book, and this mention to the following lemma of Rieman-Lebesgue type. Lemma. Let $-\infty<a<b<\infty$ and $f(x,y):[a,b]^2\to\mathbb R$ be an integrable and nonnegative function. ...
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Is Dirichlet function Riemann integrable?

"Dirichlet function" is meant to be the characteristic function of rational numbers on $[a,b]\subset\mathbb{R}$. On one hand, a function on $[a,b]$ is Riemann integrable if and only if it is bounded ...
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Functions with every point being a Lebesgue point

For a locally integrable function $f$ a point $x$ is a Lebesgue point if the integral averages of deviations from $f(x)$ over balls centered at $x$ converge to $0$ as the balls shrink to the point. ...
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Uniform Integrability

Let $\mu$ be a probability measure on $X$, so that $\int_X \mu(dx) = 1$. I have a family $\{f_i\}_{i=1}^{\infty}$ of functions $f_i: X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}_{\geq 0}$ such that $$ \displaystyle ...
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Lebesgue Integrable functions and calculating the limit

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \int_{\frac 1 n }^1 \frac { 1+nx }{ (1+x)^n } \, dx $$ How can I solve this problem using Bounded convergence theorem?