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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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$L^p$ 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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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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If $\int_{\mathbb R^2} \frac{\vert f(x)-f(y)\vert}{\vert x-y\vert^2}dxdy<+\infty$ then $f$ is a.e. constant

Let $f \in L^1(\mathbb R)$. If $$ \int_\mathbb R \int_\mathbb R \frac{\vert f(x)-f(y)\vert}{\vert x-y\vert^2}dxdy<+\infty $$ then $f$ is a.e. constant. I do not know how to begin. I ...
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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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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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A snappy proof of Fatou's lemma

I'm studying basic real analysis and stumbled across three big results (Fatou's lemma, Lebesgue's Dominated Convergence theorem, and the Monotone Convergence theorem) in the theory of Lebesgue ...
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Does $f_n \to 0$ in $L^1(\mathbb R^2)$ imply that $f_{n_k}(x,\cdot)\to 0$ in $L^1(\mathbb R)$ for almost every $x \in \mathbb R$?

I would like to know what you think about this question. It is a "self-posed" question: I formulated it while I was doing an exercise. Suppose you have $(f_n)_{n\ \in \mathbb N}\subset ...
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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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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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$\int_X |f_n - f| \,dm \leq \frac{1}{n^2}$ for all $n \geq 1$ $\implies$ $f_n \rightarrow f$ a.e.

Let $(X, M, m)$ be an arbitrary measure space. Let $f_n, f \in L^1_m(X)$. Assume that $$\int_X |f_n - f| \, dm \leq \frac{1}{n^2} \text{ for all }n \geq 1. $$ Then I want to show that $f_n ...
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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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Lebesgue space and weak Lebesgue space

Let $1\le p<\infty$. We define the weak Lebesgue space $wL^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$ as the set of all measurable functions $f$ on $\mathbb{R}^d$ such that \begin{equation} \|f\|_{wL^p}=\sup_{\gamma>0} ...
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Evaluating $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\ \int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/3}\sin^{n}x (1-\sin x)^2 dx$ using a convergence theorem

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\ \int_{\pi/4}^{\pi/3}\sin^{n}x (1-\sin x)^2 dx$$ Let $g_n = \sin^{n}x (1-\sin x)^2$ $g_n$ is a sequence of measurable functions and $g_n \ge 0$ so applying the Beppo Levi ...
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give an example of a function that is integrable in $\mathbb R $ and $\lim_{ x\to \infty}f(x)\neq0$

i did a search for such function but didn't found anything useful/complete ! , like this : Integrable function $f$ on $\mathbb R$ does not imply that limit $f(x)$ is zero is there any function that ...
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How do I prove $f=0$ almost everywhere?

During one of the problems in Rudin I was asked to show $f=0$ a.e. Here $f$ satisfies this condition: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{x}\int^{x}_{0}f(t)dt$$ almost everywhere and is in $L^{p}(0,\infty)$. So constant ...
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Holder's inequality for infinite products

In analysis, Holder's inequality says that if we have a sequence $p_1, p_2, \ldots, p_n$ of real numbers in $[1,\infty]$ such that $\sum_{i=1}^n \frac{1}{p_i} = \frac{1}{r}$, and a sequence of ...
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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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$L^{p}$ functions from Rudin Exercises 3.5

I am attempting a question from Rudin's "Real and Complex Analysis" Chapter 3 question 5. I shall summarise the question as below: Suppose that $f$ is a complex measurable function on $X$, $\mu$ a ...
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A dominated convergence theorem applied to $e$ number definition

I want to show that: $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n=\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{1}{k!}.$$ By the binomial theorem $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n = ...
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Limit of measurable functions in finite measure space

Let $(X,\mathcal{M},\mu)$ be a measure space with $\mu(X)<\infty$. Let $f_n$ be a sequence of measurable real-valued functions such that $f_n$ converges pointwise a.e. to a real-valued function ...
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How to find a measurable but not integrable function or a positive integrable function?

For an arbitrary interval $I$, how can we find a positive on $I$ integrable function? And how does one construct a measurable but not integrable function. If not all measurable functions are ...
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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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Difference of differentiation under integral sign between Lebesgue and Riemann

Here is a consequence of Lebesgue dominated convergence theorem on differentiation under integral sign. Function $f(x, t)$ is differentiable at $x_0$ for almost all $t \in A$, and $t \to f(x, t)$ ...
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Prove that $\,f=0$ almost everywhere.

Let $f$ be a Lebesgue integrable function on $[0,1]$ such that, for any $0 \leq a < b \leq 1$, $$\biggl|\int^b_a f(x)\,dx\,\biggr| \leq (b-a)^2\,.$$ Prove that $f=0$ almost everywhere. I would ...
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Integral limit of $\sin(x/n)f(x)$

For any $f\in L^1[0,\pi]$, evaluate $n\to \infty \int^\pi_0 n$sin$(x/n)f(x)dx$ My idea is, $n$sin$(x/n)f(x)\to xf(x)$ and it seems that it is increasing sequence. I am not able to show it is ...
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Measure theory questions

i. If $1 < p < \infty$ and $E = \{f_a, a \in A\}$ set of measurable functions of $\mathbb{R}$ and $\sup_{a \in A} ||f_a||_p < \infty$, I want to show that for $ 0 < q < p$, $\lim ...
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Dense subspace of $L^{2}[0,1]$

I know that $C[0,1]$ is dense in $L^{2}[0,1]$ but is $\{f\in C^{2}[0,1]:f(0)=f(1)=0\}$ dense in $L^{2}[0,1]$?
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How can using a different definition for the integral be useful?

It's often said that the Lebesgue integral is superior to the Riemann integral because it satisfies nicer properties, for instance things like $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \int f_n = \int \lim_{n\to\infty} ...
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Convergence of functions in $L^p$

Let $\{f_k\} \subset L^2(\Omega)$, where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain and suppose that $f_k \to f$ in $L^2(\Omega)$. Now if $a \geq 1$ is some constant, is it possible to say ...
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Egorov's theorem for this Lebesgue integral

I want to prove Egorov's theorem using this Lebesgue integral defined by the upper integral $$\int^*f:=\left\{\int h ; h \ge f \text{ and h upper-continuous }\right\}$$ $$\int_*f:=\left\{\int h ; h ...
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constructing a sequence of simple functions with Lebesgue measure approaching the riemann integral

Let $\lambda$ denote the Lebesgue measure on the Borel sets of [0,1]. Let $f: [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be continuous. I know that the Riemann integral $I:=\int_{0}^{1} f(x)dx$ exists. I also know ...
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Finding the integral of $\frac{x}{e^x + 1}$ [duplicate]

I've having some difficulty with finding this integral: $$ \int_0 ^{\infty} \frac{x}{e^x + 1}$$ Now usually I would use the monotone convergence theorem to write (using geometric series): $$f_n (x) ...
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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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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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Partial integration for lebesgue integrable functions

I want to show the following: Let be two Lebesgue integrable functions given: $f,g:[a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb R$. We define the functions: $$F,G: [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb R : F(x)=\int_{[a,x]}^ \! ...
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Evaluating $\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\log\left(a^2\cos^2\left(x\right)+b^2\sin^2\left(x\right)\right)\,{\rm d}x$

I am trying to evaluate the integral below by differentiating through the integral. Let $ F(a,b) :=\displaystyle\int_{0}^{\pi/2}\log\left(a^2\cos^2\left(x\right)+b^2\sin^2\left(x\right)\right)\,{\rm ...
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Invariance of the Lebesgue integral.

Problem Let $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$. Show that $\int_{\mathbb{R}}f(x)dx=\int_{\mathbb{R}}f(x-\frac{1}{x})dx$. Discussion I know the Lebesgue integral is translation invariant (as the Lebesgue measure ...
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Which integration theory to use?

As far as I know the Lebesgue integral generalises the Riemann integral. One key ingredient to this generalisation is that the Lebesgue integral partitions the range, not the domain as in the Riemann ...
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Limit of Lebesgue integrable function

Let $f$ be a real valued, Lebesgue integrable function on $\mathbb{R}$. Prove that $$\lim_{t \to 0} \int_{\mathbb R} |f(x+t)-f(x)|\, dx=0.$$
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Consequence of Cauchy Schwarz in $\mathscr{L}^2$?

If $f,g\in \mathscr{L}^2$, then $\|fg\|_1\leq\|f\|_2\|g\|_2$. My textbook says that this is a consequence of Cauchy-Schwarz inequality. How so? Cauchy-Schwarz says that $|\langle ...
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Motivation behind introduction of measure theory

Is the motivation behind the introduction of measure theory the Lebesgue integral? In order to evaluate such an integral we need the length of each of the horizontal strip of width $h$. I have a ...
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Homogenous measure on the positive real halfline

Define a measure $\mu\not=0$ on positive real number $\Bbb R_{>0}$ such that for any measurable set $E\subset\Bbb R_{>0}$ and $a\in \Bbb R_{>0} $, we have $\mu(aE)= \mu(E)$, where ...
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About the $\lim_{n \to+\infty} \frac{1}{n}\int_0^1 \log(1+e^{nf(x)})\,dx$ (Rudin's exercise)

Problem (Rudin, R&CA chapter 2, no. 25) (i) Find the smallest positive constant $c$ such that $$ \log(1+e^t) \le c+t , \qquad t \in (0,+\infty). $$ (ii) Does $$ \lim_{n ...
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Consider the sequence $f_n(x) = (\sin(πnx))^n , n = 1, 2, …,$ on the interval $[0,1].$

Consider the sequence $f_n(x) = (\sin(πnx))^n , n = 1, 2, ...,$ on the interval $[0,1].$ Prove that for any $δ > 0$ there is a set $E ⊂ [0,1]$ with $m(E) > 1−δ,$ and a subsequence $f_{n_k} (x), ...
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How to apply Borel-Cantelli Lemma?

Assume that we are given a sequence of continuous functions $f_n(x)$ on $[0,1]$. How to show the existence of a sequence $a_n$ and a set $A$ with $\mu(A^c)=0$ so that $$ \lim_{ n\to \infty} ...
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Theorem $2.14$ page $40, 41$ in Rudin - Real and Complex Analysis

Can anyone tell me the signification of Theorem $2.14$ (The Riesz Representation Theorem in locally compact Hausdorff spaces), page $40, 41$ in Rudin - Real and Complex Analysis? And some applications ...
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Why is Lebesgue-Stieltjes a generalization of Riemann-Stieltjes? Moreover, is there an example where Lebesgue-Stieltjes is useful

I certainly have a question, but i don't know what the best title should be. Please edit the title if there is a better one :) And I believe, to get a better answer, it would be good to explain ...
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Is there a solution manual for Royden fourth edition?

I bought the fourth edition of Royden Real Analysis, this book is awesome and is quite different of third edition that has less excersices. I have the solution manual for the third edition. Is there ...
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Riemann-Stieltjes integrability criterion

I am currently reading through chapter 11 of Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis, and I'm trying to solve problem 7: Find a necessary and sufficient condition that $f \in \mathfrak R(\alpha)$ ...