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By Kai Lai Chung

Because the booklet of the 1st variation of this vintage textbook over thirty years in the past, tens of millions of scholars have used A direction in likelihood Theory. New during this variation is an advent to degree concept that expands the marketplace, as this therapy is extra in step with present classes.

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The triple 1, 1 \ F , P 1 will be called the trace of , F , P on 1. Example 1. F. of . Choose any sequence of numbers fpj , j 2 Jg satisfying 2 8j 2 J: pj ½ 0; pj D 1; j2J and define a set function P on F as follows: 3 8E 2 F : P E D pj . ωj2E In words, we assign pj as the value of the “probability” of the singleton fωj g, and for an arbitrary set of ωj ’s we assign as its probability the sum of all the probabilities assigned to its elements. Clearly axioms (i), (ii), and (iii) are satisfied. m. Conversely, let any such P be given on F .

F. generated by C . m. on F and show that the resulting probability space is “isomorphic” to that discussed in Example 1. 10. Instead of requiring that the Ej ’s be pairwise disjoint, we may make the broader assumption that each of them intersects only a finite number in the collection. Carry through the rest of the problem. The question of probability measures on B1 is closely related to the theory of distribution functions studied in Chapter 1. There is in fact a one-toone correspondence between the set functions on the one hand, and the point functions on the other.

In order that and coincide on F0 , it is sufficient that they coincide on a collection G such that finite disjoint unions of members of G constitute F0 . Corollary. Let and be -finite measures on B1 that agree on all intervals of one of the eight kinds: (a, b], (a, b), [a, b), [a, b], ( 1, b], ( 1, b), [a, 1), (a, 1) or merely on those with the endpoints in a given dense set D, then they agree on B1 . 30 MEASURE THEORY PROOF. In order to apply the theorem, we must verify that any of the hypotheses implies that and agree on a field that generates B.

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