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Lebesgue Measurable Set
Properties
Algebra of Sets
Properties
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Lebesgue Measurable Sets
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Dr.A.Kaushik: Lecture-6 M.Sc.-I (Mathematics)
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Lebesgue Measurable Set
Properties
Algebra of Sets
Properties
References
Lebesgue Measurable Sets
Properties
Algebra of Sets
References
Dr.A.Kaushik: Lecture-6 M.Sc.-I (Mathematics)
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Lebesgue Measurable Set
Properties
Algebra of Sets
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References
Definition
A set E ⊆ R is said to be Lebesgue measurable if for any A ⊆ R
we have
\ \ m∗ (A) = m∗ A E + m∗ A E c .
(1)
We may write the above equality as a combination of
following two inequalities
1
2
T
T
m∗ (A) ≤ m∗ (A T E ) + m∗ (A T E c ).
m∗ (A) ≥ m∗ (A E ) + m∗ (A E c ).
Is there any wild guess !!! Why we are doing this?
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E )c , we then have
h \ [ \ c i
m∗ (G ) = m∗ A E
A E
\ \ c
≤ m∗ A E + m ∗ A E .
Write, A = (A
T
E)
S
(A
T
(2)
Are you able conclude anything from here? I think yes !!!
If NO is your answer, I suggest you to look back to equality
(1).
Then, have a look at (2). What do you think is left to prove
(1) if (2) holds eventually?
A necessary and sufficient condition for E to be measurable is
that for any set A ⊆ R
\ \ m∗ (A) ≥ m∗ A E + m∗ A E c .
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Lebesgue Measurable Set
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Algebra of Sets
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Let us begin with the very simple yet important lemma:
Lemma
If m∗ (E ) = 0, then E is measurable.
Proof.
Let A be any set of real numbers. Then,
T
T
A E ⊆ E ⇒ m∗ (A E ) ≤ m∗ (E ) and
T
T
A E c ⊆ A ⇒ m∗ (A E c ) ≤ m∗ (A) .
Therefore,
\ \ m∗ A E + m∗ A E c
≤ m∗ (E ) + m∗ (A) ,
= 0 + m∗ (A) .
Hence, E is measurable.
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Algebra of Sets
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Suppose we are given with a measurable set, then what about its
complement?
Lemma
E is measurable iff Ec is measurable.
Proof.
Let A ⊆ R and E be a measurable set. Then,
\ \ m∗ (A) = m∗ A E + m∗ A E c
\ \ c c
= m∗ A E c + m∗ A E c , ∵ E = E c .
Therefore, E c is measurable.
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Proof Continues.
Conversely, suppose that Ec is measurable. Then
\ \ c
m∗ (A) = m∗ A E c + m∗ A E c
\ \ c
c
= m∗ A E c + m∗ A E c
∵ Ec = E .
Hence, E is measurable.
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Lebesgue Measurable Set
Properties
Algebra of Sets
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Moreover, in the next theorem we see that union of two
measurable sets is again a measurable set.
Theorem
Let E1 and E2 be two measurable sets, then E1
Proof.
S
E2 is measurable.
Let A be any set of reals and E1 , E2 be two measurable sets. Since
E2 is m’able we have
\ \
\
\ \ m∗ A E1c = m∗ A E1c
E2 + m∗ A E1c
E2c .
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Proof Coninues.
Now,
A
⇒
\
E1
[
E2
h \ i[h \ i
A E2
A E1
h \ i[h \ \ i
A E2 E1c .
= A E1
=
\ [ \ h \ \ i
m∗ A
E1 E2
≤ m∗ A E1 + m∗ A E2 E1c
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Proof Continues.
Let us now consider
\ [ \ [ c m∗ A
+ m∗ A
E1 E2
E1 E2
\ \ ≤ m∗ A E1 + m∗ A E1c
= m∗ (A) .
Since E1 is also given measurable. Hence, E1
measurable.
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E2 is also
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Definition
A class a of sets is said to be an algebra if it satisfies the following
conditions:
1
If E ∈ a then E c ∈ a.
2
If E1 and E2 ∈ a, then E1
S
E2 ∈ a.
Thus a class a of sets is said to be algebra if it is closed under the
formation of complements or finite unions.
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Lemma
Algebra is closed under the formation of finite intersections.
Proof.
Let A1 , A2 , .........., An ∈ a. Then,
\
[ [
[
\ c
Ac2
..... Acn .
A1 A2 ..... An = Ac1
Now, An ∈ a ∀n, then Acn ∈ a because a is algebra and is therefore
closed under the formation of compliments.
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Proof Continues.
Further, a being algebra is closed under the formation finite
unions. This implies that
[ [ [
Ac1
Ac2
... Acn ∈ a
∴
It follows that
n \ \ \ oc
A1 A2 ... An ∈ a.
A1
\
A2
\
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\
An ∈ a.
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Definition (σ-Algebra)
A class a is said to be σ-algebra, if it is closed under the formation
of countable unions and of complements.
It is an easy exercise for the readers to verify that that
σ-algebra is closed under the formation of finite intersection.
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Theorem
Let A be any set of real number and let E1 , E2 , ..........., En be
pair-wise disjoint Lebesgue measurable sets then
!!
n
∞
\ X
\ [
∗
m ∗ A Ei .
m A
=
Ei
i=1
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Proof.
We prove the result using mathematical induction on n.
For, n = 1
\ \ m ∗ A E1 = m ∗ A E1
Thus, the result is true for n = 1.
Suppose that the result is true for (n-1) sets Ei then we have
 

n
∞
\ X
[
∗



m An
m∗ An
En
Ei
=
j=1
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Proof Continues.
Now, since Ei ’s are disjoint, we have


∞
\ [
\
\
A  En  En = A En .
j=1
And
A
\
&quot;
Enc
n
\[
i=1
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Ei == A
\
n−1
[
i=1
Ei
!
.
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Proof Continues.
It follows that
m∗
A
&quot; n
\ [
Ei
i=1
#
\
En
!
\ = m ∗ A En ,
and
m∗
A
&quot; n
\ [
i=1
Ei
#
\
Enc
!
= m∗
A
\
En
&quot;n−1
[
i=1
Ei
#!
.
results.
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Theorem
Countable union of measurable sets is measurable.
Proof.
Let {A
Sn∞} be any countable condition of measurable sets and
E = n=1 An . We know that the class of Lebesgue measurable set
constitutes algebra. Therefore, there is a sequence {En } of
pair-wise disjoint measurable sets such that
E=
∞
[
An =
n=1
∞
[
En .
n=1
S∞
Let Fn = i=1 Ei , then Fn is measurable for each n and Fn ⊂ E .
This implies thatFnc ⊃ E c .
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Proof Continues.
Moreover, if A be any set of real numbers then
\ \ A Fnc ⊃ A E c
⇒
\ \ m∗ A E c ≤ m∗ A Fnc .
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Proof Continues.
Since, Fn is measurable we have
\ \ m∗ (A) ≥ m∗ A Fn + m∗ A Fnc ,
&quot; n #!
\ \ [
∗
≥ m A
+ m∗ A E c ,
Ei
i=1
=
n
X
i=1
\ \ m ∗ A Ei + m ∗ A E c .
L.H.S. being independent of n, it follows that
m∗ (A) ≥
∞
X
i=1
\ \ m ∗ A Ei + m ∗ A E c
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Proof Continues.
Now,
A
&quot;∞
\ [
i=1
Therefore
m∗
A
&quot;∞
\ [
i=1
Ei
Ei
#!
#!
∞ \ [
A Ei .
=
i=1
= m∗
∞ \ [
A Ei
i=1
≤
∞
X
i=1
!
\ m ∗ A Ei
∞
\ \ X
⇒ m∗ A E ⇒
m ∗ A Ei
(4)
i=1
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Proof Continues.
Combining (3) and (4), it gives
\ \ m∗ (A) ≥ m∗ A E + m∗ A E c .
Hence,E =
S∞
i=1 Ei
is measurable.
As a consequence of result we just proved, we have
Corollary
The class of Lebesgue measurable sets is a σ algebra.
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Let us end this lecture with the statement of an important results.
Theorem
Interval (a,∞) is measurable.
Proof of the above theorem is left for the readers as an exercise.
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Algebra of Sets
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G.de Barra : Measure theory and integration, New Age
International Publishers.
A. Kaushik, Lecture Notes, Directorate of Distance Education,
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
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Thank You !
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