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Limit theorems in measure theory

From probability theory/measure theory we know set of theorems such as Monotone convergence, dominated convergence or conditions like uniform integrability which deals with the general question of ...
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Prove that there are at most a countable amount of $x \in X$ with $\{ x \} \in \mathcal{A}$ so that $\mu(x) > 0$.

Let $(X,\mathcal{A}, \mu)$ be a finite measure space so that $\mu(X) < \infty$ prove that there are at most a countable amount of $x \in X$ with $\{ x \} \in \mathcal{A}$ so that $\mu(\{x\}) ...
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How to compute the Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure for given intervals

Let u be a Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure on the Borel σ-algebra. Let Fu be the associated function such that u([a,b)) = Fu(b)−Fu(a). Calculate a) u([a,b]); in terms of the function Fu. b) u((a,b)); in ...
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Prove the following integral is asymptotically zero

I have to solve the following exercise. I would appreciate to get a hint for it. Suppose $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mu)$ be a measure space. Let $f$ be an integrable function. Show ...
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Sigma Algebra - Partition

Let $\Omega = \{1, 2, . . . , 7\}$ and let $A = \{\{1, 2, 3, 7\}, \{2, 3, 4, 5, 6\}\}$. Find $P(A)$. P is for Partition. I got $P(A) = \{\{1,4,7\}, \{2,3\}, \{5,6\}\}$ If this is wrong, can you ...
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$λ = f dµ$ and $ρ = g dµ$ for Lebesgue measure $µ$, give necessary and sufficient conditions on $f,g$ for $λ ⊥ ρ$ and $λ << ρ$

Le $f,g : \mathbb{R} → \mathbb{R}$ be extended integrable functions. Let $λ = f dµ$ and $ρ = g dµ$ for Lebesgue measure $µ$. Give necessary and sufficient conditions on $f,g$ for $λ ⊥ ρ$ and necessary ...
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Subadditivity of the $n$th root of the volume of $r$-neighborhoods of a set

Let $A$ be a closed subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$. For $r>0$, let $A_r$ be the $r$-neighborhood of $A$, namely the set $\{x:\operatorname{dist}(x,A)\le r\}$. Let $f(r) = \mu(A_r)^{1/n}$ where $\mu$ is ...
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The $\mu^{*}$ measurable set of Riesz–Markov–Kakutani representation theorem

In the proof of Riesz–Markov–Kakutani representation theorem, we define $\mu^{*}(V)=\mbox{inf}\{\mu(U),V\subset U\}$ where $U$ is open, it is quite obvious that such definition gives an outer measure, ...
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Showing that $\mu$ is a measure when continuous from above

Statment Let $\mu$ be a set function defined on a $\sigma$ -algebra. Show that $\mu$ is a measure given that $\mu \geq 0$, $\mu(\emptyset)=0$, $\mu$ is continuous from above and countably additive. ...
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For a stopping time $T$, prove that $X^T_t = \mathbb{E}\left[X_T\mid \mathcal{F}_t\right]$

We have a sigma-algebra $\mathcal{F}=\mathcal{F}_{\infty}$, a stopping time $T$ and an integrable random variable $X$ and define a martingale by $X_t = \mathbb{E}[X \mid \mathcal{F}_t], ...
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$\sigma$-algebra generated by weak topology in Hilbert Space

In general, if we have $H$ Hilbert space, and equipped with the weak topology, say $\tau^\ast$, is $\sigma(\tau^*)=\mathcal{B}$?, where $\mathcal{B}$ is the usual Borel $\sigma$-algebra I suspect it ...
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Question about Folland's proof of extension-of-premeasures theorem

Here is an excerpt from Folland's Real Analysis. I don't understand why the calculation $\nu (E)\leq \sum _n \nu (A_n)=\sum _n \mu_0(A_n)$ implies $\nu(E)\leq \mu (E)$. Why is this? The $A_n$ are not ...
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Local Riesz Potential estimate in terms of Maximal Function

For $f \in L^1_{\text{loc}}(\mathbb R^n)$, and fixed $R > 0$ we defined the local Riesz potential by $$I(x) = \int_{B(x,R)} \frac{f(y)}{\lvert x-y \rvert^{n-1}} d\lambda (y), \hspace{1cm} x \in ...
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Categorically deducding measurability of sections

Two lemmas which are often proved in elementary measure theory courses are that sections of measurable sets are measurable, and sections of measurable functions are measurable. Note $E_x= \left\{y\in ...
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How can I show that one of $m(A)$ or $m(\Bbb{R}\setminus A)$ is zero?

Let $A \subseteq \Bbb{R}$ be Borel measurable, and $T$ a dense subset of $\Bbb{R}$. Suppose for every $t \in T$ that $$m((A+t)\setminus A)=0,$$ where $m$ is the Lebesgue measure. Then I want to show ...
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Borel Sigma Algebra generated by (a, b] [on hold]

Let {(a,b]} be a class of sets, where a and b is an element of R, a < b, a can be negative infinity and b can be positive infinity. Let B be the sigma algebra generated by the class. Show that the ...
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If two functions differ on a set of positive measure, must their essential infima differ, too?

Suppose $f,g : [0,1]^2 \to [0,1]$ are measurable functions differing on a set $P$ of positive Lebesgue measure. Claim: there exists $A, B \subseteq [0,1]$, each of positive measure, such that ...
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Prove that $\sigma(F)=\Omega$

Let $F=\{A_1,...,A_n\}\subset P(X)$; $F_a=A_1^{a_1}\cap A_2^{a_2}\cap\cdots \cap A_n^{a_n}$ $ a=(a_1,...,a_n)\in \{0,1\}^n$ $$A^{a_i} = \begin{cases} A, & \text{if } a_i=0 \\ A^c, & ...
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Borel isomorphism between polish spaces

In my lecture on stochastics the following result has been used: For any uncountable Polish space $X$ there is a Borel isomorphism between this space and the real line. I was not able to find a ...
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Proving a variation of DCT

As homework, I was given the following problem. Suppose $f_n\overset{\text{a.e}}{\rightarrow}f$, and for each $n$ there's a $g_n\in L^1$ satisfying $|f_k|\leq g_k$. Prove that if $g=\lim _n g_n$ is ...
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any sum of sets open\nullset is a set of the same form

I'm curious how can one prove that any sum of sets $G\setminus N$, where $G$ is open and the Lebesgue measure of $N$ is 0, is a set of the same form. it is easy for countable sums, but in general? ...
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Does there exists a $\sigma$-algebra $\mathcal{F}$ such that$f$ is $\mathcal{F}/\mathcal{B}$ measurable iif $f$ is continuous?

Let $f$ be a function from $(\mathbb{R}, \mathcal{F}) \rightarrow (\mathbb{R}, \mathcal{B})$, where $\mathcal{F}$ is a sigma-algebra and $\mathcal{B}$ denotes the Borel sigma-algebra. Does ...
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Are the limits of a.e. equal sequences of measurable functions equal a.e.?

I haven't seen the following fact in any textbook or reference, which either means that it is trivial, or that it's false. Hopefully it is the former. I've attempted a proof: Claim: Let $f_n, g_n : ...
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Proving $f_n\rightarrow f$ such that $\sup_n \| f_n \|_1 \leq K$ implies $\| f \|_1\leq K$

Looking back at my notes from class, I see: Claim. $f_n\rightarrow f$ such that $\sup_n \| f_n \|_1 \leq K$ implies $\| f \|_1\leq K$. It appears after the statement and proof of Fatou's lemma but I ...
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Continuity of $F(x)=\int_{(-\infty,x]}fd\lambda$

For a homework assignment I was told to prove that given $f\in L^1(\mathbb R)$, the following function is continuous $$F(x)=\int_{(-\infty,x]}fd\lambda.$$ I thought to use DCT and show sequential ...
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Example of a Lebesgue unmeasurable function f such that f*f is Lebesgue measurable

Giv an example of a Lebesgue unmeasurable function $f:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $f^2$ is Lebesgue measurable.
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Poincare' recurrence theorem in measure theory.

I want to propose a problem, it's a version of Poincare' Recurrence Theorem, it's very similar to another problem proposed in this forum, but a bit different: Another version of the Poincaré ...
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Non-Borel a.e limit of Borel functions

As a homework assignment I'm supposed to prove or disprove Borel measurability is closed under a.e convergence. I think this is not true because the Borel $\sigma$-field is not complete. However, I'm ...
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Measurable real functions from $\sigma$-algebra generated by finite partitions

I was given the following homework problem. Let $f:X\rightarrow \bar{\mathbb{R}}$ a set function and $X$ be a measurable space whose $\sigma$-algebra is generated by a finite partition $E_1,\dots ...
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uniform Distribution on uncountable Lebesgue $0$-Sets

I know that for every measurable Set A it is possible to create a uniform Distribution on A if - A is finite - A is not a lebesgue 0-set and its not possible for infinite countable sets so I ...
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Why is Monotone Convergence Theorem restricted to a nonnegative function sequence?

Monotone Convergence Theorem for general measure: Let $(X,\Sigma,\mu)$ be a measure space. Let $f_1, f_2, ...$ be a pointwise non-decreasing sequence of $[0, \infty]$-valued ...
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Are there sets of zero measure and full Hausdorff dimension?

I would like to ask the following: Are there "many" sets, say in the interval $[0,1]$, with zero Lebesgue measure but with Hausdorff dimension $1$? The motivation for this question is the ...
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If $F$ is finite then is $\sigma(F)$ also finite?

Let $F\subset X$ be a finite family of sets of $X$. Is the sigma-algebra generated by $F$ ($\sigma(F)$) also finite? I was trying to use induction: If $F$ has one element say $A$ then ...
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Representing $C(X)$ as multiplication operators on $L^p$

Suppose that $X$ is a compact Hausdorff space and I represent $C(X)$ isometrically in $B(L^p(X,\mu))$ as multiplication operators for some finite positive regular Borel measure $\mu$. If I remember ...
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Lebesgue versus Riemann integrable

Can a Lebesgue measurable function be modified on a set of first category so as become continuous except on a set of Lebesgue measure zero? OR Can a Baire-measurable function be modified on a set of ...
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Why a function in a measure space is random variable?

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ be a measure space and $X$ mapping from $\Omega$ to $\mathbb{R}$. Assume that $X^{-1}((a,b])\in \mathcal{F}$ for all intervals. Prove that $X$ is a random variable. ...
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A footnote about outer measure

This is the theorem about in Royden's real analysis book. And in the book there is a footnote I am confusing: Can anyone help me understanding it with examples~~~
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Null set of reals

I'm having trouble to understand a step of a proof. Let $S$ be a subset of $\mathbb{R}$. Prove that $S$ is null (Lebesgue measure). The book says the following: "It is clear that we can restrict ...
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Convergence of Riemann sums of a periodic function

Short version for people who don't like reading: Let $f\colon\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be $1$-periodic, measurable and bounded. Is it true that, for almost all $x$, the average of $f(x)$, ...
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Weak convergence and $\lim_{n\to \infty} \|f_n\|_{L^p}=\|f\|_{L^p}$ imply norm convergence.

Consider a $\sigma$-finite measure space $(X,A,\mu)$ and $f,f_n\in L^p(\mu)$ with $1<p<\infty$. If $f_n \stackrel{w}{\to} f$ and $\lim_{n\to \infty} \|f_n\|_{L^p}=\|f\|_{L^p}$ hold, then ...
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Stochastic process independent of its future

Are there examples of predictable stochastic processes $X$ such that their past is independent of their future? More formally, such that $\sigma\{X_s | s\in (0,t]\}$ is independent of $\sigma\{X_s | ...
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Triangle inequailty for $L^p$ norm to power $p$

I would like to prove the sharp estimate for the $L_p$ norm to power $p$ with $1\leq p <\infty$. What is the constant $C$ here: $$\left\|\sum_{j=1}^Jf_j\right\|^p_p\leq C\sum_{j=1}^J\|f_j\|_p^p$$ ...
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Is it true in general that $\int_{|X| \leq \epsilon} |X|^r \, d\mathbb{P} \leq \epsilon^r$?

If I have that $X$ is a random variable, for $\epsilon > 0$, and $r \geq 1$, is it true that: $$\int_{|X| \leq \epsilon} |X|^r \, d\mathbb{P} \leq \epsilon^r.$$? If so, is there a reason why? ...
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Show that Uniform$(1,5)$ is neither singular nor absolutely continuous with respect to Uniform$(0,3)$.

Actually, I'm just studying singular continuity, absolute continuity.I know the definitions.And have solved few very basic sums. Now, in this problem, I'm not understanding what does this 'with ...
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Prove that if $\mu (A) = \nu(A)$ for all $A \in s$, then this also holds for all $A \in M(s)$

Let $s$ be a collection of subsets of $X$. Assume that $\mu$ and $\nu$ are two measures on $M(s)$. Prove that if $\mu(A) = \nu(A)$ for all $A \in s$, then this also holds for all $A \in M(s)$, i.e., ...
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Riesz-Type Representation Theorems for Convex Functionals

It is well known that any positive linear functional $L$ on the spase $C_c([a,b])$ of functions continuous on an interval $[a,b]$ with compact support can be written as \begin{align*} ...
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$f$ has a zero integral on every measurable set. Prove $f$ is zero almost everywhere

I am trying to solve the following exercise: Let $f$ be integrable. Assume that $\int_A f d\mu = 0$ for every measurable set $A$. Prove that $f = 0$ a.e. [$\mu$]. I have the following proof but it ...
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Inner measure of a set

My question is problem 15 of chapter 3 of Wheeden and Zygmund which states: If $E$ is measurable and $A$ is any subset of $E$, show that $m(E)=m_{*}(A) + m^{*}(E-A),$ where $m_{*}$ and $m^{*}$ denote ...
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Rudin's RCA, Chapter 2 Definitions

I am currently reading Rudin's RCA, and I have some questions about a particular definition he uses in chapter 2: The following passage is taken from Rudin's RCA, page 47, section 2.15: "A measure ...
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E is measurable, then measure of E is the sum of the inner measure of a subset of E and the outer measure of the complement of the subset in E

If E is a measurable and A is any subset of E, show that $|E|=|A|_i+|E-A|_e$ where |E| is the measure of of E, $|A|_i$ is the inner measure of A, and $|E-A|_e$ is the outer measure of $E-A$. I have ...