Notation and Preliminary Remarks

Part of the Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 202)


The collection of ordered n-tuples of real numbers (x1,...,xn) is denoted by Rn. We sometimes call Rn n-dimensional space; in doing so, we will refer to the n-tuples as the coordinates of a point. If n = 1, R 1 is the set of real numbers.


Measurable Space Pairwise Disjoint Inverse Image Arbitrary Real Number Preliminary Remark 
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    If M 1M 2, but M 1M 2, then we write M 1M 2.Google Scholar
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    Whenever the equality sign occurs in the definition of these intervals it is supposed that-∞ <a respectively b<∞.Google Scholar
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    This property characterizes the compact sets and is frequently used as definition of compactness which, in this form, can easily be carried over to more general spaces.Google Scholar
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    cM is also called the characteristic function of M.Google Scholar
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    For more detailed information, see P. Halmos, Measure Theory, D. Van Nostrand, New York 1950, and H. Richter, Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Second Edition, Bd. 66 Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York 1966.Google Scholar
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    Cf. A. Ljapunov, Bull. Acad. Sci. URSS, Ser. Math. 4,465–478 (1940). See also J. Lindenstrauss, J. Math. Mech. 15, 971–972 (1966).Google Scholar
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    This theorem may be found, for example, in the book by K. Krickeberg, Probability Theory, Addison-Wesley, Reading-London, 1965.Google Scholar
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    This inequality sometimes goes under the name of Bunjakowski.Google Scholar
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    More generally, we have the Hölder inequality: \( \int\limits_R {|fg|d\mu \le \left( {\int\limits_R {|f|{\,^p}d\mu } } \right){{\left( {\int\limits_R {|g|{\,^q}d\mu } } \right)}^{1/q}}} \) with p,q>1 and 1/p + 1/q =1.Google Scholar
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    This was first carried out by J. Radon: J. Radon, Österreich. Akad. Wiss., math.-naturw. Kl., S.-Ber. 122, Abt. IIa, 1295–1438 (1913).zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    For example, see E. L. Lehmann, Testing Statistical Hypotheses, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1959, 354. See also G. Nolle und D. Plachky, Z. Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Verw. Gebiete 8, 182–184 (1967).Google Scholar
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    The proof takes the following form: First we notice immediately that \( c\int\limits_M {k(x)dx\, = \,\int\limits_M {ck(x)dx} } \), for any complex constant c. then, setting \( \phi = \arctan \left( {\left( {\int\limits_M {k(x)dx} } \right)/\Re \left( {\int\limits_M {k(x)dx} } \right)} \right) \), we have \( |\int\limits_M {k(x)dx} |\, = \Re \left( {{e^{ - i\phi }}\int\limits_M {k(x)dx} } \right)\, = \,\int\limits_M \Re ({e^{ - i\phi }}k(x))dx \le \int\limits_M {|k(x)|dx} \). Google Scholar

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  1. 1.University of ViennaAustria

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