# Tagged Questions

Questions about abstract measure and Lebesgue integral theory. Also concerns such properties as measurability of maps and sets.

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### Countably generated $\sigma$-algebra

Let $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ be a countably generated probability space. Must $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ be isomorphic modulo null sets to a standard probability space? I assume not, so here is a more ...
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### Extreme couplings

Let $X,Y$ be Polish spaces, and $\mu$ and $\nu$ are probability measures on $X$ and $Y$ respectively. We say that $M$ is a coupling of $\mu$ and $\nu$ if it is a probability measure on $X\times Y$, ...
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### Measurable sets of probability measures $\{\mu \in M: (\mu \times \mu)(A) \in B\} \in \mathscr{M}$

Let $(X,\mathscr{F})$ be a measurable space, and let $M$ be the set all probability measures $\mu: \mathscr{F} \to [0,1]$. Let us denote with $\mathscr{M}$ the $\sigma$-algebra on $M$ generated by the ...
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### Completion of spaces of measures w.r.t. weak norms

For the sake of concreteness denote by $M_0(X)$ the linear space of all signed Borel measures $\sigma$ with $\sigma(X)=0$ on some metric space $(X,d)$ and fix some base point $x_0\in X$. On this space ...
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### Are finitely generated amenable groups positively finitely generated?

Let $G$ be a finitely generated amenable group. Is there a positive integer $n$ such that $n$ random elements of $G$ generate it with positive probability? Being more formal, note that $G^n$ is ...
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### Bounds on Wasserstein (Kantorovich) distance

Let $X$ be a Polish space endowed with a bounded metric $\rho_X$. Let $\mu, \mu'$ be two probability measures, and $\kappa, \kappa'$ be two stochastic kernels on $X$. Assume that $\kappa, \kappa'$ are ...
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### Visualizing ANOVA Decomposition [closed]

Let $f \in L^2[0,1]^d$ be a measurable function where $d \in \mathbb{N}$. For a given subset $u \subseteq D := \{1,2,\ldots,d\}$ consider the projections $P_u : L^2[0,1]^d \to L^2[0,1]^{|u|}$ given ...
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### Radon-Nikodym derivative as a limit of ratios

This question is related to Radon-Nikodym derivatives as limits of ratios. Let $F$, $G$ be sigma-finite measures (or at least probability measures) on $\mathbb{R}$ such that $F \ll G$. The theorem ...
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### Stochastic calculus in $L^1$

Does there exist a more general (than Malliavin or Itô) "Stochastic calculus" defined on $L^1$ space, or some Orlicz space between $L^2$ and $L^1$? For examples: are there: Ito Isometry(-...
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### Uniform convergence of long geodesic to Liouville measure

Here is the set up : let $(S,g)$ an hyperbolic surface and $L_g$ the associated volume measure. By the shadowing lemma there exist sequences of long closed geodesics, $\gamma_n$ which approximate the ...
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### Special random variables and monotone class theorem

I am currently reading a proof where the $\pi-\lambda$ Lemma and the monotone class theorem are applied to show a certain property for bounded random variables. The author of the book always shows the ...
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### Measure of intersections in probability spaces

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a probability space, and $0<\epsilon<1/2$. Let $\{A_i:i\in \mathbb{N}\}$ be a collection of measurable subsets of $X$ such that $\mu(A_i)\geq \epsilon$ for all $i\in\mathbb{N}$. ...
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### Covariance matrix as optimization problem solution?

I have seen the expectation of a random vector expressed as the solution to the optimization problem: \mathbb{E}[X]=argmin_{v \in \mathbb{R}^n}\mathbb{E}[\|X-v\|_{l^2}^2](:= \int_{\...
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### A nice subcategory of the category of measurable spaces

Is there some notion of "nice" measurable spaces and "nice" maps between them which satisfies the following properties? The real line equipped with the Lebesgue $\sigma$-algebra is nice. Any ...
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### Subgroups of finite non-zero Haar measure of abelian locally compact groups

Is it true that every subgroup of finite non-zero Haar measure of an abelian locally compact group should be open and compact? This is obviously true for the case of discrete abelian groups. Thanks.
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### Strong Lebesgue regularity lemma

I have troubles in understanding how the Strong Lebesgue regularity lemma implies the Rademacher differentiation theorem. An informal proof was given by Tao on his blog: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/...
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### What is the formal name of this set-related concept?

I "invented" a concept and it feels like it has already been invented before. I would like to know whether such a concept exists and if so, what is its name? Let $S$ be a family of finite sets. ...
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### Can Gradient be controlled by Curl and Divergence in Morrey spaces

In $L^p(\mathbb{R}^3)$, it holds for $1< p< \infty$ and $\mu\in C^\infty_0(\mathbb{R}^3)$, $$\|\nabla\mu\|_p\leq C \left( \|\operatorname{div} \mu\|_p + \|\nabla\times\mu\|_p \right).$$ So, how ...
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### weak-* versus entropy growth

General question. Let $\eta_{n}$ be a sequence of invariant measures on $\{0,1,2,...,p-1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ and $B$ the Bernoulli uniform measure. Knowing that $\eta_{n} \rightarrow B$ in the weak-* ...
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### Every measure on a set $X$ extends to the power set of $X$: Consistent or not with ZF?

Question. Is it consistent with ZF that every (countably additive, non-negative) measure $\mu: \Sigma \to \bf R$, where $\Sigma$ is a sigma-algebra on a given set $X$, extends to a (countably additive,...
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### Weak convergence in random measures

I don't understand the following as I read along a proof in a paper (Page 66, "Asymptotic Behaviour of some interacting systems", by Sylvie Meleard): We denote by $\mathcal{P}({M})$ the space of ...
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### Is there a mixing condition to get the decay property I want?

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a probability measure space and $T:X\to X$ an ergodic invertible measure preserving transformation. Consider a measurable set $A\subset X$ with $0<\mu(A)<1$ For each $N$ define ...
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### Doubts regarding pre-compactness of bounded sequence of measure valued functions

Given: $\phi(x,\lambda) : \Omega$X$\mathbb R \to \mathbb R^{n}$ be a Caratheodory vector such that for each $M \gt 0$, $\alpha_{M}(x) = max_{|u| \leq M} |\phi(x,u)| \in L^{2}_{loc} (\Omega)$ . ...
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### Question abouth Skorokhod representation of random variables

It is known that for any two probability measures $\mu$ and $\nu$ on $\mathbb R$ that are close in the Prokhorov metric $\rho$, i.e. $$\rho(\mu,\nu)<\varepsilon,$$ then there exist two random ...
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### Generator of a $\bigoplus_{n=0}^\infty \mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-action

Let $T$ be a measure-preserving action of a group $G$ on a Lebesgue space $X$. That means that $T$ associates an automorphism (i.e. an invertible measure-preserving transformation) $T^g$ of $X$ to ...
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### Sigma algebra generated by SOT versus of sigma algebra generated by WOT

Let $H$ be a non-separable Hilbert space. Let us denote $B_s$ ($B_w$), by the sigma algebra generated by the strong operator topology (weak operator topology) on $B(H)$. Question: Is $B_s$ the same ...
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### When is Hausdorff measure a Frostman measure?

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space and let $\mathcal{H}^s$ be the $s$-dimensional Hausdorff measure on $X$. For a measure $\mu$ on $X$, we say that $\mu$ is a Frostman measure (sometimes referred as ...
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### Operator-valued measurable functions

Let $H$ be a non separable Hilbert space and $\Omega$ be a measurable space. Naturally, we say that $f:\Omega\to B(H)$ is $w$-measurable if $f^{-1}(O)$ is measurable for any open set $O$ in the weak ...
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### Number of lattice points in homotetic image

I asked this question on MSE a week ago and it gave me a tumbleweed badge :-) Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice in $\mathbb R^n$, with covolume $\Gamma$. Moreover, let $S$ be a bounded (Lebesgue-)measurable ...
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### Moment Sequence in l²

I have the following problem/question: For which finite regular complex measures $\mu$ is the moment sequence $$\left(\int_{[-1,1]}t^k\,d\mu\right)_{k\in\mathbb N}$$ a member of $\ell^2(\mathbb N)$?...
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### What are universal abstract $\sigma$-algebras on $\sigma$-frames?

Originally asked on MSE. In this paper, the authors make the following definitions: An (abstract) $\sigma$-algebra is a boolean algebra with countable joins. A $\sigma$-frame is a bounded lattice ...
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### On the use of the term “field of sets” in Maharam's papers

I am reading some papers by D. Maharam, and feel a little bit confused about her use of the term "field of sets". Nowadays, I think the term is standardly used to mean a pair $(X, \mathscr{F})$ for ...
A result commonly, and probably erroneously, attributed to W. Sierpiński is that every non-atomic, countably additive, nonnegative measure $\mu: \Sigma \to \bf R$, where $\Sigma$ is a sigma-algebra on ...
Let $X,Y$ be Polish spaces and $\kappa:X\times \mathcal B(Y)\to[0,1]$ be a Borel-measurable stochastic kernel on $Y$ given $X$. Under which conditions for a probability measure $\nu$ on $Y$ there ...