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Absolute continuity reflected in Fourier coefficients?

Imagine $\mu$ and $\nu$ are two Borel probabilty measures in the interval $[0,1]$. We say that $\mu$ is absolutely continuous with respect to $\nu$, if for every measurable set $A$ such that ...
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Convex interaction energy

Does anybody know examples of absolutely continuous probability measures $\mu_0,\mu_1$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ with finite 2nd moments such that $$ \frac{d^2}{dt^2}\left(\int_{\mathbb{R}^n\times ...
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Entropy for Haar measure on $O(n)$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. A measure $\mu$ is the right-Haar measure on $G$ if for every $g\in G$ and $E\subseteq G$ Borel set $\mu(Eg)=\mu(E)$. It is known that every locally compact group ...
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Measurability of functions with multiple parameters

For a formalisation of the Giry monad in a theorem prover, I think I require some notion of measurability of “curried” functions. I.e. I have measure spaces $A$, $B$, and $C$ and a function $f: A ...
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Sufficient conditions for equality of measures related to harmonic functions

In Axler's book "Harmonic function theory" on this link http://www.latp.univ-mrs.fr/~chaabi/ARTICLES%20IMPORTANTS/Autres%20articles%20interessant/Livres/Harmonic%20Function%20theory.pdf on page 112 ...
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What is a Gaussian measure?

Let $X$ be a topological affine space. A Gaussian measure on $X$ is characterized by the property that its finite-dimensional projections are multivariate Gaussian distributions. Is there a direct ...
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measure with given push-forwards

Let $X,Y$ be locally compact spaces (in my specific case, they are locally compact groups). Suppose that we are given a measure $\mu$ on $X$ and a finite number of quotient maps ...
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$f, \hat{f} \in L^{p}\cap L^{\infty} \implies f\in B(\mathbb R)$ (algebra of Fourier- Stieltjes transforms )?

For a bounded complex Borel measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb R$, we define, its Fourier-Stieltjes transform, $\hat{\mu}(y)= \int_{\mathbb R} e^{-2\pi ix\cdot y} d\mu(x); (y\in \mathbb R).$ Let $1\leq p \leq ...
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A question about small sets of reals

In ZFC, does there exist an uncountable set of reals $A$ such that for every closed measure zero set of reals $B$, $ A + B = \{a+b : a \in A, b \in B\} \neq \mathbb{R}$? This question is motivated ...
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Empirical estimator for total variation distance between two product distributions

Let $X = (X_1, X_2, \ldots , X_n)$ be an $n$-dimensional random variable, where each $X_i$ is a random variable on finite discrete set $S$. In addition, $X_i$ are independent of each other (but not ...
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question about uniform continuity under Skorokhod Metric

Let $D=D([0,1], \mathbb{R})$ be the space of cadlag functions $x$ with $x(0)=0$ and $x$ is continuous on $1$. If we endow $D$ with Skorokhod Metric, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A0dl%C3%A0g ...
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Homeomorphisms that admit a decomposition

Let $I^n:=[0,1]^n$ and $T$ be a homeomorphism on $I^n$. If $T$ admits a decomposition of $I^n=A\cup B\cup C$ with $A,B,C$ Lebesgue measurable and mutually disjoint such that $$T(A)=B, T(B)=A \ ...
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reference request: Riesz/Newton potential and HLS inequality in L1.logL1

Let's consider in dimension $d\geq 3$ the Newton/riesz potential $f=I_2[g]$ $$ f(x)=\int_{R^d}\frac{1}{|x-y|^{d-2}}g(y)dy, $$ which solves $-\Delta f=g$ (up to positive normalizing constants, which I ...
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Defining measures over frames in place of $\sigma$-algebras

Normally, measures and probability spaces are defined over $\sigma$-algebras. I was wondering what would happen if one tries to define it over frames in place of $\sigma$-algebras? Specifically, ...
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conditional expectation under convex combinaison of probability measures(II)

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ denote some measurable space. Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ denote respectively two probability measures. Now let $\mathcal{G}$ be some sub sigma-algebra of $\mathcal{F}$. Given a ...
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A question on limit of weak-* convergence of probability measures [migrated]

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a measure space. Assume $X$ is compact. It is well-known that the space $\mathcal{P}(X)$ of probability measures on $X$ is compact in weak-* topology. Let's consider a sequence of ...
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Multivariate monotonic function

Let $f(x_1, \dots, x_n)$ be a real function on the $n$-dimensional unit cube (that is, mapping $[0,1]^n \mapsto \mathbb{R}$). Assume furthermore that $f$ is monotonic in every coordinate, and that $f$ ...
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Integral wrt probability measure

Let $\Theta\subseteq\mathbb{R}^d$ is open set and $(\cal X, \cal A)$ be a measurable space . For every $\theta\in\Theta$, suppose that $P_\theta$ is a probability measure on $(\cal X, \cal A)$. ...
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Does every set of reals contain a measure-zero set of the same cardinality? Does it contain a meager set of the same cardinality?

This question arises from an issue in my post on Ashutosh's excellent question on Restrictions of the null/meager ideal. Question 1. Does every set of reals contain a measure-zero subset of the same ...
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Which Sigma-Ideals in a Sigma-Algebra are Ideals of Null Sets?

My question is motivated, to be somewhat vague, by an attempt to see how much a measure space is defined by the set of null sets. In other words, assume we are not given a concrete measure on a space ...
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conditional expectation under convex combinaison of probability measures

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ denote some measurable space. Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ denote respectively two probability measures. Now let $\mathcal{G}$ be some sub sigma-algebra of $\mathcal{F}$. Given a ...
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Tightness of Measures, Riesz Representation for locally compact spaces

Let $X$ be a locally compact, separable metric space and $\mu_n$ a sequence of probability measures on $S$. Let $\mathfrak{C}$ be a convergence determining class for the weak topology (for instance, ...
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Lebesgue measure of some set of irrational numbers

Let $(i_{n})$ be a strictly increasing sequence of natural numbers, $(v_{n})$ be an unbounded sequences of natural numbers and $M\geq 2$. Denote by $\mathcal{I}(i_{n}, v_{n}, M)$ the set of all ...
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dual space of a subspace of the space of bounded measures

Let $\mathcal{M}=\mathcal{M}(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of bounded measures. Equipped with the weak convergence, the dual space of $\mathcal{M}$ is $\mathcal{C}_b(\mathbb{R})$ consisting of continuous ...
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Do all $L^{\infty}(\mu)$ spaces have the Grothendieck property?

Consider $L_{\infty}(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$, where $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ is any measure space. Does it it have the Grothendieck property? If the measure space is localizable, then it is true. The ...
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Integration on Compact Semirings

I want to know if integration of functions $f:X\rightarrow G$ where $G$ is a compact semiring has been defined and if it is possible to ensure that all continuous functions are integrable. This is ...
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Defining the integral of a function using the product measure

Imagine that we're trying to define the expression $$\int_U f(x)dx$$ in a rigorous way. Assume that $f:X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{\geq 0}$ where $(X,\mu)$ is a measure space, and suppose that $U$ is a ...
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Levy theorem for signed measures

Levy theorem states that if $(\mu_n)_n$ is a sequence of probability measures on $\mathbb{R}^d$ such that the sequence of Fourier transforms $(\mathcal{F}(\mu_n))_n$ converges pointwise to a function ...
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Measures of disjoint unions and complements of a collection of sets

Let $\mu$ be a probability measure. Let $\mathcal A$ be a collection of measurable sets and $D(\mathcal A)$ be the minimal $\lambda$-system (Dynkin system) containing $\mathcal A$. Is $\mu(D)$ for ...
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Is the range of a (nonnegative or signed) measure a closed set?

Halmos showed that the range of a non-negative, finite measure is a closed subset of real numbers. Is this true for non-negative, even infinite measures? Is this true for signed measures? If so, can ...
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Existence of a conditional distribution

Let $X$ and $Y$ be standard Borel spaces and let $J$ be an analytic subset of $X\times \mathcal P(Y)$ where $\mathcal P(\Omega)$ is a set of probability measures on a Borel space $\Omega$ endowed ...
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Product of sigma-subadditive functions

Let us call a function $\mu : \mathcal{H} \to [0, \infty]$ $\sigma$-subadditive, if $\mu(A) \le \sum_{i \in I} \mu(A_i)$ for every $A \in \mathcal{H}$ and for every countable family $(A_i)_{i \in I}$ ...
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Conditional expectation with respect to random closed sets

Short question If $X$ is a random closed set, and $Y$ is an integrable random variable, I would like a definition of the "conditional expectation" $$\mathbf{E}[Y \mid X\ni x].$$ Has this been worked ...
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General version of Skorokhod representation of random variables

Let $F: \mathbb{R} \to [0,1]$ be cumulative distribution function (cdf). The standard way to build a random variable $\tau$ on $([0,1],\mathcal{B},\text{Leb})$ with $F$ as its cdf is using the ...
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Non-Polish Lebesgue probability space?

Any Lebesgue probability space is mod. 0 isomorphic to some Polish probability space (with $\sigma$-algebra the completion of Borel algebra, and some Borel probability). I would like to see an example ...
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A natural center of a convex weakly compact set in Banach space

Question: Let $S$ be a convex weakly compact set in Banach space $H$. Propose a natural way to define the unique center $O \in S$. Motivation: A lot! For example, in game theory $S$ can be a set of ...
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Is the “continuous on compact subsets” characterization of measurable functions actually useful?

According to Lusin's theorem (and the slightly weaker converse of that result), measurable functions on locally compact topological spaces that are equipped with a regular measure may be characterized ...
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Riesz's representation theorem for non-locally compact spaces

Every version of Riesz's representation theorem (the one expressing linear functionals as integrals) that I have found so far assumes that the underlying topological space is locally-compact. (For ...
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Convergence of probability measure and the *-weak convergence ?

Given a Polish space $X$, I note $C_b(X)$ the set of the continuous bounded functions with the norm of the uniform convergence, and $(C_b(X))^\star$ its topological dual with the $*-$weak convergence ...
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Measurability of $\{ x \in X ; H_0 x \subset A \}$

Let $H$ be some Polish group and $X$ some standard Borel space. Assume that $H$ acts measurably on $X$, i.e. $(h,x) \mapsto hx$ is Borel. Let $H_0 \subset H$ and $A \subset X$ be some Borel sets. Is ...
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Uniform equicontinuity of a family of indefinite integrals

Let $f_k$ be a sequence of measurable functions on $\mathbb{R}^k$ where $k > 1$. (Let us be generous and also assume that $f_k$ is locally integrable.) Does anyone know what the phrase uniform ...
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Pullback of $L^p$ functions via exponential map

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold, endowed with its exponential map $\exp: TM \longrightarrow M$. For any $C^k$- function $u$, we get the Pullback $$ \exp^* u = u \circ \exp$$ which is in ...
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Is this integration by parts legitimate?

Let's consider in dimension $d\geq 3$ the Newton/riesz potential $f=I_2[g]$ $$ f(x)=\int_{R^d}\frac{1}{|x-y|^{d-2}}g(y)dy, $$ which solves $-\Delta f=g$ (up to positive normalizing constants, which I ...
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Integral over integrals with different measures

I was trying to construct a category of measurable spaces and 'nondeterministic functions' (not the usual category of measurable spaces); specifically a map $(\Omega, \Sigma)\rightarrow (\Omega', ...
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Reference to definition of matrix log with domain SO(3) which is Borel measurable

I was trying to set up an inverse to matrix exponential $\exp:\mathrm{Skew}(3\times 3)\to SO(3)$ that "covers" the biggest possible domain and is Borel measurable. I was wondering if there is a ...
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Is the set of real-valued lower semi-continuous functions measurable in epigraph topology (= topology of Gamma convergence)?

Let LSC = LSC([0,1]) be the set of non-negative, lower semi-continuous functions on the unit interval which take values in $\mathbb{R}_+ \cup \{\infty\}$. We use epigraph topology on LSC, i.e. a ...
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Does every separated measurable space embed into a power of $\{0,1\}$?

Let $(X,\Sigma)$ be a measurable space of arbitrary cardinality. I would like to understand under which conditions this space is isomorphic to a measurable subset of $\{0,1\}^\kappa$ for some cardinal ...
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Can Haar measure fail to be bi-invariant without conjugation shrinking a set?

(This is a slightly reformatted and clarified version of my question from math.SE, since I believe the answer there is wrong and its poster has not responded to my comment in over two weeks.) Let ...
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Two equivalent measures on the real Grassmannians?

Denote by $G(n,k)$ the real Grassmannian, the set of $k$-dimensional subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^n$. It is a topological space, even metrizable (see A metric for Grassmannians), and so it is a ...
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Is the set of the absolutely continuous functions a Borel set of the space of the continuous functions?

Does anyone knows whether the set of the absolutely continous functions $F :[0,1]\to \mathbb{R}^d$ of the form $$F(t)= a + \int_0^tf(s) ds$$ where $f$ is an integrable function is a Borel set of the ...