Real Analysis

by
H. L. Royden
Contents
1 Set Theory 1
1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.3 Unions, intersections and complements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.4 Algebras of sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.5 The axiom of choice and infinite direct products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.6 Countable sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.7 Relations and equivalences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.8 Partial orderings and the maximal principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.9 Well ordering and the countable ordinals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2 The Real Number System 5
2.1 Axioms for the real numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2 The natural and rational numbers as subsets of R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.3 The extended real numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.4 Sequences of real numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.5 Open and closed sets of real numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.6 Continuous functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.7 Borel sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3 Lebesgue Measure 13
3.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.2 Outer measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.3 Measurable sets and Lebesgue measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.4 A nonmeasurable set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3.5 Measurable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3.6 Littlewood’s three principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
4 The Lebesgue Integral 18
4.1 The Riemann integral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
4.2 The Lebesgue integral of a bounded function over a set of finite measure . . . . . . . . . . 18
4.3 The integral of a nonnegative function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4.4 The general Lebesgue integral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4.5 Convergence in measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
5 Differentiation and Integration 22
5.1 Differentiation of monotone functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.2 Functions of bounded variation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
5.3 Differentiation of an integral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
5.4 Absolute continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
5.5 Convex functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
6 The Classical Banach Spaces 27
6.1 The L
p
spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
6.2 The Minkowski and H¨older inequalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
6.3 Convergence and completeness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.4 Approximation in L
p
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
6.5 Bounded linear functionals on the L
p
spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
7 Metric Spaces 30
7.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
7.2 Open and closed sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
7.3 Continuous functions and homeomorphisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
7.4 Convergence and completeness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
7.5 Uniform continuity and uniformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
7.6 Subspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
7.7 Compact metric spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
7.8 Baire category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
7.9 Absolute G
δ
’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
7.10 The Ascoli-Arzel´a Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
8 Topological Spaces 41
8.1 Fundamental notions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
8.2 Bases and countability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8.3 The separation axioms and continuous real-valued functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
8.4 Connectedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
8.5 Products and direct unions of topological spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
8.6 Topological and uniform properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
8.7 Nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
9 Compact and Locally Compact Spaces 51
9.1 Compact spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
9.2 Countable compactness and the Bolzano-Weierstrass property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
9.3 Products of compact spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
9.4 Locally compact spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
9.5 σ-compact spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
9.6 Paracompact spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
9.7 Manifolds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
9.8 The Stone-
˘
Cech compactification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
9.9 The Stone-Weierstrass Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
10 Banach Spaces 60
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10.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
10.2 Linear operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
10.3 Linear functionals and the Hahn-Banach Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
10.4 The Closed Graph Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
10.5 Topological vector spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
10.6 Weak topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
10.7 Convexity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
10.8 Hilbert space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
11 Measure and Integration 73
11.1 Measure spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
11.2 Measurable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
11.3 Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
11.4 General convergence theorems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
11.5 Signed measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
11.6 The Radon-Nikodym Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
11.7 The L
p
spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
12 Measure and Outer Measure 83
12.1 Outer measure and measurability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
12.2 The extension theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
12.3 The Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
12.4 Product measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
12.5 Integral operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
12.6 Inner measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
12.7 Extension by sets of measure zero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
12.8 Carath´eodory outer measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
12.9 Hausdorff measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
13 Measure and Topology 92
13.1 Baire sets and Borel sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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1 Set Theory
1.1 Introduction
1. If ¦x : x ,= x¦ , = ∅, then there exists x such that x ,= x. Contradiction.
2. ∅ ⊂ ¦green-eyed lions¦.
3. X (Y Z) = ¦¸x, ¸y, z))¦, (X Y ) Z = ¦¸¸x, y), z)¦; ¸x, ¸y, z)) ↔ ¸¸x, y), z) ↔ ¸x, y, z).
4. Suppose P(1) is true and P(n) ⇒ P(n +1) for all n. Suppose that ¦n ∈ N : P(n) is false¦ , = ∅. Then
it has a smallest element m. In particular, m > 1 and P(m) is false. But P(1) ⇒ P(2) ⇒ ⇒ P(m).
Contradiction.
5. Given a nonempty subset S of natural numbers, let P(n) be the proposition that if there exists m ∈ S
with m ≤ n, then S has a smallest element. P(1) is true since 1 will then be the smallest element of
S. Suppose that P(n) is true and that there exists m ∈ S with m ≤ n + 1. If m ≤ n, then S has a
smallest element by the induction hypothesis. If m = n+1, then either m is the smallest element of S or
there exists m
t
∈ S with m
t
< m = n + 1, in which case the induction hypothesis again gives a smallest
element.
1.2 Functions
6. (⇒) Suppose f is one-to-one. For each y ∈ f[X], there exists a unique x
y
∈ X such that f(x
y
) = y.
Fix x
0
∈ X. Define g : Y → X such that g(y) = x
y
if y ∈ f[X] and g(y) = x
0
if y ∈ Y ¸ f[X]. Then g is
a well-defined function and g ◦ f = id
X
.
(⇐) Suppose there exists g : Y → X such that g ◦ f = id
X
. If f(x
1
) = f(x
2
), then g(f(x
1
)) = g(f(x
2
)).
i.e. x
1
= x
2
. Thus f is one-to-one.
7. (⇒) Suppose f is onto. For each y ∈ Y , there exists x
y
∈ X such that f(x
y
) = y. Define g : Y → X
such that g(y) = x
y
for all y ∈ Y . Then g is a well-defined function and f ◦ g = id
Y
.
(⇐) Suppose there exists g : Y → X such that f ◦ g = id
Y
. Given y ∈ Y , g(y) ∈ X and f(g(y)) = y.
Thus f is onto.
8. Let P(n) be the proposition that for each n there is a unique finite sequence ¸x
(n)
1
, . . . , s
(n)
n
) with
x
(n)
1
= a and x
(n)
i+1
= f
i
(x
(n)
1
, . . . , x
(n)
i
). Clearly P(1) is true. Given P(n), we see that P(n + 1) is true
by letting x
(n+1)
i
= x
(n)
i
for 1 ≤ i ≤ n and letting x
(n+1)
n+1
= f
n
(x
(n+1)
1
, . . . , x
(n+1)
n
). By letting x
n
= x
(n)
n
for each n, we get a unique sequence ¸x
i
) from X such that x
1
= a and x
i+1
= f
i
(x
1
, . . . , x
i
).
1.3 Unions, intersections and complements
9. A ⊂ B ⇒ A ⊂ A ∩ B ⇒ A ∩ B = A ⇒ A ∪ B = (A ¸ B) ∪ (A ∩ B) ∪ (B ¸ A) = (A ∩ B) ∪ (B ¸ A) =
B ⇒ A ⊂ A∪ B = B.
10. x ∈ A∩(B∪C) ⇔ x ∈ A and x ∈ B or C ⇔ x ∈ A and B or x ∈ A and C ⇔ x ∈ (A∩B) ∪(A∩C).
Thus A∩(B∪C) = (A∩B) ∪(A∩C). x ∈ A∪(B∩C) ⇔ x ∈ A or x ∈ B and C ⇔ x ∈ A or B and x ∈
A or C ⇔ x ∈ (A∪ B) ∩ (A∪ C). Thus A∪ (B ∩ C) = (A∪ B) ∩ (A∪ C).
11. Suppose A ⊂ B. If x / ∈ B, then x / ∈ A. Thus B
c
⊂ A
c
. Conversely, if B
c
⊂ A
c
, then A = (A
c
)
c

(B
c
)
c
= B.
12a. A∆B = (A¸ B) ∪ (B ¸ A) = (B ¸ A) ∪ (A¸ B) = B∆A.
A∆(B∆C) = [A ¸ ((B ¸ C) ∪ (C ¸ B))] ∪ [((B ¸ C) ∪ (C ¸ B)) ¸ A] = [A ∩ ((B ¸ C) ∪ (C ¸ B))
c
] ∪ [((B ¸
C) ∪(C ¸ B)) ∩A
c
] = [A∩((B
c
∪C) ∩(C
c
∪B))] ∪[((B ∩C
c
) ∪(C ∩B
c
)) ∩A
c
] = [A∩(B
c
∪C) ∩(B ∪
C
c
)] ∪ (A
c
∩ B ∩ C
c
) ∪ (A
c
∩ B
c
∩ C) = (A∩ B
c
∩ C
c
) ∪ (A∩ B ∩ C) ∪ (A
c
∩ B ∩ C
c
) ∪ (A
c
∩ B
c
∩ C).
(A∆B)∆C = [((A¸ B) ∪(B¸ A)) ¸ C] ∪[C ¸ ((A¸ B) ∪(B¸ A))] = [((A¸ B) ∪(B¸ A)) ∩C
c
] ∪[C ∩((A¸
B) ∪ (B ¸ A))
c
] = [((A ∩ B
c
) ∪ (B ∩ A
c
)) ∩ C
c
] ∪ [C ∩ ((A
c
∪ B) ∩ (B
c
∪ A))] = (A ∩ B
c
∩ C
c
) ∪ (A
c

B ∩ C
c
) ∪ (A
c
∩ B
c
∩ C) ∪ (A∩ B ∩ C).
Hence A∆(B∆C) = (A∆B)∆C.
12b. A∆B = ∅ ⇔ (A¸ B) ∪ (B ¸ A) = ∅ ⇔ A¸ B = ∅ and B ¸ A = ∅ ⇔ A ⊂ B andB ⊂ A ⇔ A = B.
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12c. A∆B = X ⇔ (A¸ B) ∪ (B ¸ A) = X ⇔ A∩ B = ∅ and A∪ B = X ⇔ A = B
c
.
12d. A∆∅ = (A¸ ∅) ∪ (∅ ¸ A) = A∪ ∅ = A; A∆X = (A¸ X) ∪ (X ¸ A) = ∅ ∪ A
c
= A
c
.
12e. (A∆B) ∩E = ((A¸ B) ∪(B¸ A)) ∩E = ((A¸ B) ∩E) ∪((B¸ A) ∩E) = [(A∩E) ¸ (B∩E)] ∪[(B∩
E) ¸ (A∩ E)] = (A∩ E)∆(B ∩ E).
13. x ∈ (

A∈c
A)
c
⇔ x / ∈ A for any A ∈ ( ⇔ x ∈ A
c
for all A ∈ ( ⇔ x ∈

A∈c
A
c
.
x ∈ (

A∈c
A)
c
⇔ x / ∈

A∈c
A ⇔ x ∈ A
c
for some A ∈ ( ⇔ x ∈

A∈c
A
c
.
14. x ∈ B ∩ (

A∈c
A) ⇔ x ∈ B and x ∈ A for some A ∈ ( ⇔ x ∈ B ∩ A for some A ∈ ( ⇔ x ∈

A∈c
(B ∩ A). Thus B ∩ (

A∈c
A) =

A∈c
(B ∩ A).
15. (

A∈A
A) ∩ (

B∈B
B) =

B∈B
((

A∈A
A) ∩ B) =

B∈B
(

A∈A
(A∩ B)) =

A∈A

B∈B
(A∩ B).
16a. If x ∈

A
λ
, then x ∈ A
λ
0
for some λ
0
and f(x) ∈ f[A
λ
0
] ⊂

f[A
λ
]. Thus f[

A
λ
] ⊂

f[A
λ
].
Conversely, if y ∈

f[A
λ
], then y ∈ f[A
λ
0
] for some λ
0
so y ∈ f[

A
λ
]. Thus

f[A
λ
] ⊂ f[

A
λ
].
16b. If x ∈

A
λ
, then x ∈ A
λ
for all λ and f(x) ∈ f[A
λ
] for all λ. Thus f(x) ∈

f[A
λ
] and
f[

A
λ
] ⊂

f[A
λ
].
16c. Consider f : ¦1, 2, 3¦ → ¦1, 3¦ with f(1) = f(2) = 1 and f(3) = 3. Let A
1
= ¦1, 3¦ and A
2
= ¦2, 3¦.
Then f[A
1
∩ A
2
] = f[¦3¦] = ¦3¦ but f[A
1
] ∩ f[A
2
] = ¦1, 3¦.
17a. If x ∈ f
−1
[

B
λ
], then f(x) ∈ B
λ
0
for some λ
0
so x ∈ f
−1
[B
λ
0
] ⊂

f
−1
[B
λ
]. Thus f
−1
[

B
λ
] ⊂

f
−1
[B
λ
]. Conversely, if x ∈

f
−1
[B
λ
], then x ∈ f
−1
[B
λ
0
] for some λ
0
so f(x) ∈ B
λ
0


B
λ
and
x ∈ f
−1
[

B
λ
].
17b. If x ∈ f
−1
[

B
λ
], then f(x) ∈ B
λ
for all λ and x ∈ f
−1
[B
λ
] for all λ so x ∈

f
−1
[B
λ
]. Thus
f
−1
[

B
λ
] ⊂

f
−1
[B
λ
]. Conversely, if x ∈

f
−1
[B
λ
], then x ∈ f
−1
[B
λ
] for all λ and f(x) ∈

B
λ
so
x ∈ f
−1
[

B
λ
].
17c. If x ∈ f
−1
[B
c
], then f(x) / ∈ B so x / ∈ f
−1
[B]. i.e. x ∈ (f
−1
[B])
c
. Thus f
−1
[B
c
] ⊂ (f
−1
[B])
c
.
Conversely, if x ∈ (f
−1
[B])
c
, then x / ∈ f
−1
[B] so f(x) ∈ B
c
. i.e. x ∈ f
−1
[B
c
]. Thus (f
−1
[B])
c
⊂ f
−1
[B
c
].
18a. If y ∈ f[f
−1
[B]], then y = f(x) for some x ∈ f
−1
[B]. Since x ∈ f
−1
[B], f(x) ∈ B. i.e. y ∈ B.
Thus f[f
−1
[B]] ⊂ B. If x ∈ A, then f(x) ∈ f[A] so x ∈ f
−1
[f[A]]. Thus f
−1
[f[A]] ⊃ A.
18b. Consider f : ¦1, 2¦ → ¦1, 2¦ with f(1) = f(2) = 1. Let B = ¦1, 2¦. Then f[f
−1
[B]] = f[B] =
¦1¦ B. Let A = ¦1¦. Then f
−1
[f[A]] = f
−1
[¦1¦] = ¦1, 2¦ A.
18c. If y ∈ B, then there exists x ∈ X such that f(x) = y. In particular, x ∈ f
−1
[B] and y ∈ f[f
−1
[B]].
Thus B ⊂ f[f
−1
[B]]. This, together with the inequality in Q18a, gives equality.
1.4 Algebras of sets
19a. T(X) is a σ-algebra containing (. Let T be the family of all σ-algebras containing ( and let
/ =

¦B : B ∈ T¦. Then / is a σ-algebra containing (. Furthermore, by definition, if B is a σ-algebra
containing (, then B ⊃ /.
19b. Let B
1
be the σ-algebra generated by ( and let B
2
be the σ-algebra generated by /. B
1
, being
a σ-algebra, is also an algebra so B
1
⊃ /. Thus B
1
⊃ B
2
. Conversely, since ( ⊂ /, B
1
⊂ B
2
. Hence
B
1
= B
2
.
20. Let /
t
be the union of all σ-algebras generated by countable subsets of (. If E ∈ (, then E is in the
σ-algebra generated by ¦E¦. Thus ( ⊂ /
t
. If E
1
, E
2
∈ /
t
, then E
1
is in some σ-algebra generated by
some countable subset (
1
of ( and E
2
is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable subset (
2
of (.
Then E
1
∪ E
2
is in the σ-algebra generated by the countable subset (
1
∪ (
2
so E
1
∪ E
2
∈ /
t
. If F ∈ /
t
,
then F is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable set and so is F
c
. Thus F
c
∈ /
t
. Furthermore,
if ¸E
i
) is a sequence in /
t
, then each E
i
is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable subset (
i
of (. Then

E
i
is in the σ-algebra generated by the countable subset

(
i
. Hence /
t
is a σ-algebra
containing ( and it contains /.
1.5 The axiom of choice and infinite direct products
21. For each y ∈ Y , let A
y
= f
−1
[¦y¦]. Consider the collection A = ¦A
y
: y ∈ Y ¦. Since f is onto,
A
y
,= ∅ for all y. By the axiom of choice, there is a function F on A such that F(A
y
) ∈ A
y
for all y ∈ Y .
2
i.e. F(A
y
) ∈ f
−1
[¦y¦] so f(F(A
y
)) = y. Define g : Y → X, y → F(A
y
). Then f ◦ g = id
Y
.
1.6 Countable sets
22. Let E = ¦x
1
, . . . , x
n
¦ be a finite set and let A ⊂ E. If A = ∅, then A is finite by definition. If A ,= ∅,
choose x ∈ A. Define a new sequence ¸y
1
, . . . , y
n
) by setting y
i
= x
i
if x
i
∈ A and y
i
= x if x
i
/ ∈ A. Then
A is the range of ¸y
1
, . . . , y
n
) and is therefore finite.
23. Consider the mapping ¸p, q, 1) → p/q, ¸p, q, 2) → −p/q, ¸1, 1, 3) → 0. Its domain is a subset of the
set of finite sequences from N, which is countable by Propositions 4 and 5. Thus its range, the set of
rational numbers, is countable.
24. Let f be a function from N to E. Then f(v) = ¸a
vn
)

n=1
with a
vn
= 0 or 1 for each n. Let
b
v
= 1 −a
vv
for each v. Then ¸b
n
) ∈ E but ¸b
n
) ,= ¸a
vn
) for any v. Thus E cannot be the range of any
function from N and E is uncountable.
25. Let E = ¦x : x / ∈ f(x)¦ ⊂ X. If E is in the range of f, then E = f(x
0
) for some x
0
∈ X. Now if
x
0
/ ∈ E, then x
0
∈ f(x
0
) = E. Contradiction. Similarly when x
0
∈ E. Hence E is not in the range of f.
26. Let X be an infinite set. By the axiom of choice, there is a choice function F : T(X) ¸ ¦∅¦ → X.
Pick a ∈ X. For each n ∈ N, let f
n
: X
n
→ X be defined by f
n
(x
1
, . . . , x
n
) = F(X ¸ ¦x
1
, . . . , x
k
¦). By
the generalised principle of recursive definition, there exists a unique sequence ¸x
i
) from X such that
x
1
= a, x
i+1
= f
i
(x
1
, . . . , x
i
). In particular, x
i+1
= F(X ¸ ¦x
1
, . . . , x
i
¦) ∈ X ¸ ¦x
1
, . . . , x
i
¦ so x
i
,= x
j
if
i ,= j and the range of the sequence ¸x
i
) is a countably infinite subset of X.
1.7 Relations and equivalences
27. Let F, G ∈ Q = X/ ≡. Choose x
1
, x
2
∈ F and y
1
, y
2
∈ G. Then x
1
≡ x
2
and y
1
≡ y
2
so
x
1
+x
2
≡ y
1
+y
2
. Thus y
1
+y
2
∈ E
x
1
+x
2
and E
x
1
+x
2
= E
y
1
+y
2
.
28. Suppose ≡ is compatible with +. Then x ≡ x
t
implies x + y ≡ x
t
+ y since y ≡ y. Conversely,
suppose x ≡ x
t
implies x + y ≡ x
t
+ y. Now suppose x ≡ x
t
and y ≡ y
t
. Then x + y ≡ x + y
t
and
x +y
t
≡ x
t
+y
t
so x +y ≡ x
t
+y
t
.
Let E
1
, E
2
, E
3
∈ Q = X/ ≡. Choose x
i
∈ E
i
for i = 1, 2, 3. Then (E
1
+ E
2
) + E
3
= E
x
1
+x
2
+
E
3
= E
(x
1
+x
2
)+x
3
and E
1
+ (E
2
+ E
2
) = E
1
+ E
x
2
+x
3
= E
x
1
+(x
2
+x
3
)
. Since X is a group under +,
(x
1
+ x
2
) + x
3
= x
1
+ (x
2
+ x
3
) so + is associative on Q. Let 0 be the identity of X. For any F ∈ Q,
choose x ∈ F. Then F + E
0
= E
x+0
= E
x
= F. Similarly for E
0
+ F. Thus E
0
is the identity of Q.
Let F ∈ Q and choose x ∈ F and let −x be the inverse of x in X. Then F + E
−x
= E
x+(−x)
= E
0
.
Similarly for E
−x
+ F. Thus E
−x
is the inverse of F in Q. Hence the induced operation + makes the
quotient space Q into a group.
1.8 Partial orderings and the maximal principle
29. Given a partial order ≺ on X, define x < y if x ≺ y and x ,= y. Also define x ≤ y if x ≺ y or
x = y. Then < is a strict partial order on X and ≤ is a reflexive partial order on X. Furthermore,
x ≺ y ⇔ x < y ⇔ x ≤ y for x ,= y. Uniqueness follows from the definitions.
30. Consider the set (0, 1] ∪ [2, 3) with the ordering ≺ given by x ≺ y if and only if either x, y ∈ (0, 1]
and x < y, or x, y ∈ [2, 3) and x < y. Then ≺ is a partial ordering on the set, 2 is the unique minimal
element and there is no smallest element.
1.9 Well ordering and the countable ordinals
31a. Let X be a well-ordered set and let A ⊂ X. Any strict linear ordering on X is also a strict linear
ordering on A and every nonempty subset of A is also a nonempty subset of X. Thus any nonempty
subset of A has a smallest element.
31b. Let < be a partial order on X with the property that every nonempty subset has a least element.
For any two elements x, y ∈ X, the set ¦x, y¦ has a least element. If the least element is x, then x < y.
If the least element is y, then y < x. Thus < is a linear ordering on X with the property that every
3
nonempty subset has a least element and consequently a well ordering.
32. Let Y = ¦x : x < Ω¦ and let E be a countable subset of Y . Y is uncountable so Y ¸ E is nonempty.
If for every y ∈ Y ¸ E there exists x
y
∈ E such that y < x
y
, then y → x
y
defines a mapping from Y ¸ E
into the countable set E so Y ¸ E is countable. Contradiction. Thus there exists y ∈ Y ¸ E such that
x < y for all x ∈ E. i.e. E has an upper bound in Y . Consider the set of upper bounds of E in Y . This
is a nonempty subset of Y so it has a least element, which is then a least upper bound of E.
33. Let ¦S
λ
: λ ∈ Λ¦ be a collection of segments. Suppose

S
λ
,= X. Then each S
λ
is of the form
¦x ∈ X : x < y
λ
¦ for some y
λ
∈ X. X ¸

S
λ
is a nonempty subset of the well-ordered set X so it
has a least element y
0
. If y
0
< y
λ
for some λ, then y
0
∈ S
λ
. Contradiction. Thus y
0
≥ y
λ
for all λ.
Clearly,

S
λ
⊂ ¦x ∈ X : x < y
0
¦. Conversely, if x < y
0
, then x / ∈ X ¸

S
λ
so x ∈

S
λ
. Hence

S
λ
= ¦x ∈ X : x < y
0
¦.
34a. Suppose f and g are distinct successor-preserving maps from X into Y . Then ¦x ∈ X : f(x) ,= g(x)¦
is a nonempty subset of X and has a least element x
0
. Now g
x
0
is the first element of Y not in
g[¦z : z < x
0
¦] = f[¦z : z < x
0
¦] and so is f(x
0
). Thus f(x
0
) = g(x
0
). Contradiction. Hence there is at
most one successor-preserving map from X into Y .
34b. Let f be a successor-preserving map from X into Y . Suppose f[X] ,= Y . Then ¦y : y / ∈ f[X]¦ is a
nonempty subset of Y and has a least element y
0
. Clearly, ¦y : y < y
0
¦ ⊂ f[X]. Conversely, if y ∈ f[X],
then y = f(x) is the first element not in f[¦z : z < x¦]. Since y
0
/ ∈ f[X] ⊃ f[¦z : z < x¦], y < y
0
. Thus
f[X] ⊂ ¦y : y < y
0
¦. Hence f[X] = ¦y : y < y
0
¦.
34c. Suppose f is successor-preserving. Let x, y ∈ X with x < y. f(y) is the first element of Y
not in f[¦z : z < y¦] so f(y) ,= f(x). Furthermore, if f(y) < f(x), then f(y) ∈ f[¦z : z < x¦] and
y < x. Contradiction. Thus f(x) < f(y). Hence f is a one-to-one order preserving map. Since f is
one-to-one, f
−1
is defined on f[X]. If f(x
1
) < f(x
2
), then x
1
< x
2
since f is order preserving. i.e.
f
−1
(f(x
1
)) < f
−1
(f(x
2
)). Thus f
−1
is order preserving.
34d. Let S = ¦z : z < x¦ be a segment of X and let z ∈ S. f[
S
(z) = f(z) is the first element of Y not
in f[¦w : w < z¦]. Thus f[
S
(z) / ∈ f[
S
[¦w : w < z¦]. Suppose y < f[
S
(z). Then y ∈ f[¦w : w < z¦] so
y = f(w) for some w < z. Thus w ∈ S and y = f[
S
(w) ∈ f[
S
[¦w : w < z¦]. Hence f[
S
(z) is the first
element of Y not in f[
S
[¦w : w < z¦].
34e. Consider the collection of all segments of X on which there is a successor-preserving map into
Y . Let S be the union of all such segments S
λ
and let f
λ
be the corresponding map on S
λ
. Given
s ∈ S, define f(s) = f
λ
(s) if s ∈ S
λ
. f is a well-defined map because if s belongs to two segments S
λ
and S
µ
, we may assume S
λ
⊂ S
µ
so that f
µ
[
S
λ
= f
λ
by parts (d) and (a). Also, f(s) = f
λ
(s) is the
first element of Y not in f
λ
[¦z : z < s¦] = f[¦z : z < s¦]. Thus f is a successor-preserving map from
S into Y . By Q33, S is a segment so either S = X or S = ¦x : x < x
0
¦ for some x
0
∈ X. In the
second case, suppose f[S] ,= Y . Then there is a least y
0
/ ∈ Y ¸ f[S]. Consider S ∪ ¦x
0
¦. If there is no
x ∈ X such that x > x
0
, then S ∪ ¦x
0
¦ = X. Otherwise, ¦x ∈ X : x > x
0
¦ has a least element x
t
and
S ∪ ¦x
0
¦ = ¦x : x < x
t
¦. Thus S ∪ ¦x
0
¦ is a segment of X. Define f(x
0
) = y
0
. Then f(x
0
) is the first
element of Y not in f[¦x : x < x
0
¦]. Thus f is a successor-preserving map on the segment S ∪ ¦x
0
¦
so S ∪ ¦x
0
¦ ⊂ S. Contradiction. Hence f[S] = Y . Now if S = X, then by part (b), f[X] = f[S] is
a segment of Y . On the other hand, if f[S] = Y , then f
−1
is a successor-preserving map on Y and
f
−1
[Y ] = S is a segment of X.
34f. Let X be the well-ordered set in Proposition 8 and let Y be an uncountable set well-ordered by ≺
such that there is a last element Ω
Y
in Y and if y ∈ Y and y ,= Ω
Y
, then ¦z ∈ Y : z < y¦ is countable.
By part (e), we may assume there is a successor-preserving map f from X onto a segment of Y . If
f[X] = Y , then we are done. Otherwise, f[X] = ¦z : z < y
0
¦ for some y
0
∈ Y . If y
0
,= Ω
Y
, then f[X] is
countable and since f is one-to-one, X is countable. Contradiction. If y
0
= Ω
Y
, then f(Ω
X
) < Ω
Y
and
f(Ω
X
) is the largest element in f[X]. i.e. f[X] = ¦z : z ≤ f(Ω
X
)¦, which is countable. Contradiction.
Hence f is an order preserving bijection from X onto Y .
4
2 The Real Number System
2.1 Axioms for the real numbers
1. Suppose 1 / ∈ P. Then −1 ∈ P. Now take x ∈ P. Then −x = (−1)x ∈ P so 0 = x + (−x) ∈ P.
Contradiction.
2. Let S be a nonempty set of real numbers with a lower bound. Then the set −S = ¦−s : s ∈ S¦ has
an upper bound and by Axiom C, it has a least upper bound b. −b is a lower bound for S and if a is
another lower bound for S, then −a is an upper bound for −S and b ≤ −a so −b ≥ a. Thus −b is a
greatest lower bound for S.
3. Let L and U be nonempty subsets of R with R = L ∪ U and such that for each l ∈ L and u ∈ U we
have l < u. L is bounded above so it has a least upper bound l
0
. Similarly, U is bounded below so it
has a greatest lower bound u
0
. If l
0
∈ L, then it is the greatest element in L. Otherwise, l
0
∈ U and
u
0
≤ l
0
. If u
0
< l
0
, then there exists l ∈ L with u
0
< l. Thus l is a lower bound for U and is greater
than u
0
. Contradiction. Hence u
0
= l
0
so u
0
∈ U and it is the least element in U.
4a.
x ≤ y ≤ z x ≤ z ≤ y y ≤ x ≤ z y ≤ z ≤ x z ≤ x ≤ y z ≤ y ≤ x
x ∧ y x x y y x y
y ∧ z y z y y z z
(x ∧ y) ∧ z x ∧ z = x x ∧ z = x y ∧ z = y y ∧ z = y x ∧ z = z y ∧ z = z
x ∧ (y ∧ z) x ∧ y = x x ∧ z = x x ∧ y = y x ∧ y = y x ∧ z = z x ∧ z = z
4b. Suppose x ≤ y. Then x ∧ y = x and x ∨ y = y so x ∧ y +x ∨ y = x +y. Similarly for y ≤ x.
4c. Suppose x ≤ y. Then −y ≤ −x so (−x) ∧ (−y) = −y = −(x ∨ y). Similarly for y ≤ x.
4d. Suppose x ≤ y. Then x +z ≤ y +z so x ∨ y +z = y +z = (x +z) ∨ (y +z). Similarly for y ≤ x.
4e. Suppose x ≤ y. Then zx ≤ zy if z ≥ 0 so z(x ∨ y) = zy = (zx) ∨ (zy). Similarly for y ≤ x.
5a. If x, y ≥ 0, then xy ≥ 0 so [xy[ = xy = [x[[y[. If x, y < 0, then xy > 0 so [xy[ = xy = (−x)(−y) =
[x[[y[. If x ≥ 0 and y < 0, then xy ≤ 0 so [xy[ = −xy = x(−y) = [x[[y[. Similarly when x < 0 and y ≥ 0.
5b. If x, y ≥ 0, then x + y ≥ 0 so [x + y[ = x + y = [x[ + [y[. If x, y < 0, then x + y < 0 so
[x + y[ = −x −y = [x[ +[y[. If x ≥ 0, y < 0 and x + y ≥ 0, then [x + y[ = x + y ≤ x −y = [x[ +[y[. If
x ≥ 0, y < 0 and x +y < 0, then [x +y[ = −x −y ≤ x −y = [x[ +[y[. Similarly when x < 0 and y ≥ 0.
5c. If x ≥ 0, then x ≥ −x so [x[ = x = x ∨ (−x). Similarly for x < 0.
5d. If x ≥ y, then x −y ≥ 0 so x ∨ y = x =
1
2
(x +y +x −y) =
1
2
(x +y +[x −y[). Similarly for y ≥ x.
5e. Suppose −y ≤ x ≤ y. If x ≥ 0, then [x[ = x ≤ y. If x < 0, then [x[ = −x ≤ y since −y ≤ x.
2.2 The natural and rational numbers as subsets of R
No problems
2.3 The extended real numbers
6. If E = ∅, then sup E = −∞ and inf E = ∞ so sup E < inf E. If E ,= ∅, say x ∈ E, then
inf E ≤ x ≤ sup E.
2.4 Sequences of real numbers
7. Suppose l
1
and l
2
are (finite) limits of a sequence ¸x
n
). Given ε > 0, there exist N
1
and N
2
such that
[x
n
−l
1
[ < ε for n ≥ N
1
and [x
n
−l
2
[ < ε for n ≥ N
2
. Then [l
1
−l
2
[ < 2ε for n ≥ max(N
1
, N
2
). Since ε
is arbitrary, [l
1
−l
2
[ = 0 and l
1
= l
2
. The cases where ∞ or −∞ is a limit are clear.
8. Suppose there is a subsequence ¸x
n
j
) that converges to l ∈ R. Then given ε > 0, there exists N
t
such
that [x
n
j
−l[ < ε for j ≥ N
t
. Given N, choose j ≥ N
t
such that n
j
≥ N. Then [x
n
j
−l[ < ε and l is a
cluster point of ¸x
n
). Conversely, suppose l ∈ R is a cluster point of ¸x
n
). Given ε > 0, there exists n
1
≥ 1
5
such that [x
n
1
− l[ < ε. Suppose x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
have been chosen. Choose n
k+1
≥ 1 + max(x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
)
such that [x
n
k+1
−l[ < ε. Then the subsequence ¸x
n
j
) converges to l. The cases where l is ∞ or −∞ are
similarly dealt with.
9a. Let l = limx
n
∈ R. Given ε > 0, there exists n
1
such that x
k
< l + ε for k ≥ n
1
. Also, there
exists k
1
≥ n
1
such that x
k
1
> l −ε. Thus [x
k
1
−l[ < ε. Suppose n
1
, . . . , n
j
and x
k
1
, . . . , x
k
j
have been
chosen. Choose n
j+1
> max(k
1
, . . . , k
j
). Then x
k
< l + ε for k ≥ n
j+1
. Also, there exists k
j+1
≥ n
j+1
such that x
k
j+1
> l − ε. Thus [x
k
j+1
− l[ < ε. Then the subsequence ¸x
k
j
) converges to l and l is a
cluster point of ¸x
n
). If l is ∞ or −∞, it follows from the definitions that l is a cluster point of ¸x
n
).
If l
t
is a cluster point of ¸x
n
) and l
t
> l, we may assume that l ∈ R. By definition, there exists N such
that sup
k≥N
x
k
< (l + l
t
)/2. If l
t
∈ R, then since it is a cluster point, there exists k ≥ N such that
[x
k
− l
t
[ < (l
t
− l)/2 so x
k
> (l + l
t
)/2. Contradiction. By definition again, there exists N
t
such that
sup
k≥N
x
k
< l + 1. If l
t
= ∞, then there exists k ≥ N
t
such that x
k
≥ l + 1. Contradiction. Hence l is
the largest cluster point of ¸x
n
). Similarly for limx
n
.
9b. Let ¸x
n
) be a bounded sequence. Then limx
n
≤ sup x
n
< ∞. Thus limx
n
is a finite real number
and by part (a), there is a subsequence converging to it.
10. If ¸x
n
) converges to l, then l is a cluster point. If l
t
,= l and l
t
is a cluster point, then there is
a subsequence of ¸x
n
) converging to l
t
. Contradiction. Thus l is the only cluster point. Conversely,
suppose there is exactly one extended real number x that is a cluster point of ¸x
n
). If x ∈ R, then
limx
n
= limx
n
= x. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that sup
k≥N
x
k
< x +ε and there exists N
t
such
that inf
k≥N
x
k
> x − ε. Thus [x
k
− x[ < ε for k ≥ max(N, N
t
) and ¸x
n
) converges to x. If x = ∞,
then limx
n
= ∞ so for any ∆ there exists N such that inf
k≥N
x
k
> ∆. i.e. x
k
> ∆ for k ≥ N. Thus
limx
n
= ∞. Similarly when x = −∞.
The statement does not hold when the word “extended” is removed. The sequence ¸1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 4, . . .)
has exactly one real number 1 that is a cluster point but it does not converge.
11a. Suppose ¸x
n
) converges to l ∈ R. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that [x
n
−l[ < ε/2 for n ≥ N.
Now if m, n ≥ N, [x
n
−x
m
[ ≤ [x
n
−l[ +[x
m
−l[ < ε. Thus ¸x
n
) is a Cauchy sequence.
11b. Let ¸x
n
) be a Cauchy sequence. Then there exists N such that [[x
n
[ −[x
m
[[ ≤ [x
n
− x
m
[ < 1 for
m, n ≥ N. In particular, [[x
n
[ −[x
N
[[ < 1 for n ≥ N. Thus the sequence ¸[x
n
[) is bounded above by
max([x
1
[, . . . , [x
N−1
[, [x
N
[ + 1) so the sequence ¸x
n
) is bounded.
11c. Suppose ¸x
n
) is a Cauchy sequence with a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) that converges to l. Given ε > 0,
there exists N such that [x
n
− x
m
[ < ε/2 for m, n ≥ N and [x
n
k
− l[ < ε/2 for n
k
≥ N. Now choose k
such that n
k
≥ N. Then [x
n
−l[ ≤ [x
n
−x
n
k
[ +[x
n
k
−l[ < ε for n ≥ N. Thus ¸x
n
) converges to l.
11d. If ¸x
n
) is a Cauchy sequence, then it is bounded by part (b) so it has a subsequence that converges
to a real number l by Q9b. By part (c), ¸x
n
) converges to l. The converse holds by part (a).
12. If x = limx
n
, then every subsequence of ¸x
n
) also converges to x. Conversely, suppose every
subsequence of ¸x
n
) has in turn a subsequence that converges to x. If x ∈ R and ¸x
n
) does not converge
to x, then there exists ε > 0 such that for all N, there exists n ≥ N with [x
n
−x[ ≥ ε. This gives rise to
a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) with [x
n
k
−x[ ≥ ε for all k. This subsequence will not have a further subsequence
that converges to x. If x = ∞ and limx
n
,= ∞, then there exists ∆ such that for all N, there exists
n ≥ N with x
n
< ∆. This gives rise to a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) with x
n
k
< ∆ for all k. This subsequence
will not have a further subsequence with limit ∞. Similarly when x = −∞.
13. Suppose l = limx
n
. Given ε, there exists n such that sup
k≥n
x
k
< l +ε so x
k
< l +ε for all k ≥ n.
Furthermore, given ε and n, sup
k≥n
x
k
> l − ε so there exists k ≥ n such that x
k
> l − ε. Conversely,
suppose conditions (i) and (ii) hold. By (ii), for any ε and n, sup
k≥n
x
k
≥ l −ε. Thus sup
k≥n
x
k
≥ l for
all n. Furthermore by (i), if l
t
> l, then there exists n such that x
k
< l
t
for all k ≥ n. i.e. sup
k≥n
x
k
≤ l
t
.
Hence l = inf
n
sup
k≥n
x
k
= limx
n
.
14. Suppose limx
n
= ∞. Then given ∆ and n, sup
k≥n
x
k
> ∆. Thus there exists k ≥ n such that
x
k
> ∆. Conversely, suppose that given ∆ and n, there exists k ≥ n such that x
k
> ∆. Let x
n
1
= x
1
and let n
k+1
> n
k
be chosen such that x
n
k+1
> x
n
k
. Then limx
n
k
= ∞ so limx
n
= ∞.
15. For all m < n, inf
k≥m
x
k
≤ inf
k≥n
x
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
. Also, inf
k≥n
x
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
≤ sup
k≥m
x
k
. Thus
inf
k≥m
x
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
whenever m ,= n. Hence limx
n
= sup
n
inf
k≥n
x
k
≤ inf
n
sup
k≥n
x
k
= limx
n
.
If limx
n
= limx
n
= l, then the sequence has exactly one extended real number that is a cluster point
6
so it converges to l by Q10. Conversely, if l = limx
n
and limx
n
< limx
n
, then the sequence has a
subsequence converging to limx
n
and another subsequence converging to limx
n
. Contradiction. Thus
limx
n
= limx
n
= l.
16. For all n, x
k
+y
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
+sup
k≥n
y
k
for k ≥ n. Thus sup
k≥n
(x
k
+y
k
) ≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
+sup
k≥n
y
k
for all n. Then inf
n
sup
k≥n
(x
k
+y
k
) ≤ inf
n
sup
k≥n
x
k
+inf
n
sup
k≥n
y
k
. i.e. lim(x
n
+y
n
) ≤ limx
n
+limy
n
.
Now limx
n
≤ lim(x
n
+y
n
) + lim(−y
n
) = lim(x
n
+y
n
) −limy
n
. Thus limx
n
+ limy
n
≤ lim(x
n
+y
n
).
17. For any n and any k ≥ n, x
k
y
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
sup
k≥n
y
k
. Thus for all n, sup
k≥n
x
k
> 0 and
sup
k≥n
x
k
y
k
≤ sup
k≥n
x
k
sup
k≥n
y
k
. Now, taking limits, we get limx
n
y
n
≤ limx
n
limy
n
.
18. Since each x
v
≥ 0, the sequence ¸s
n
) is monotone increasing. If the sequence ¸s
n
) is bounded,
then lims
n
= sup s
n
∈ R so sup s
n
=


v=1
x
v
. If the sequence ¸s
n
) is unbounded, then lims
n
= ∞ so
∞ =


v=1
x
v
.
19. For each n, let t
n
=

n
v=1
[x
v
[. Since


v=1
[x
v
[ < ∞, the sequence ¸t
n
) is a Cauchy sequence so
given ε, there exists N such that [t
n
− t
m
[ < ε for n > m ≥ N. Then [s
n
− s
m
[ = [x
m+1
+ + x
n
[ ≤
[x
m+1
[ + + [x
n
[ = [t
n
− t
m
[ < ε for n > m ≥ N. Thus the sequence ¸s
n
) is a Cauchy sequence so it
converges and ¸x
n
) has a sum.
20. x
1
+


v=1
(x
v+1
−x
v
) = x
1
+ lim
n

n
v=1
(x
v+1
−x
v
) = lim
n
[x
1
+

n
v=1
(x
v+1
−x
v
)] = lim
n
x
n+1
=
lim
n
x
n
. Thus x = lim
n
x
n
if and only if x = x
1
+


v=1
(x
v+1
−x
v
).
21a. Suppose

x∈E
x < ∞. For each n, let E
n
= ¦x ∈ E : x ≥ 1/n¦. Then each E
n
is a finite subset of
E. Otherwise, if E
n
0
is an infinite set for some n
0
, then letting F
k
be a subset of E
n
0
with kn
0
elements
for each k ∈ N, s
F
k
≥ k. Then

x∈E
x ≥ s
F
k
≥ k for each k. Contradiction. Now E =

E
n
so E is
countable.
21b. Clearly, ¦x
1
, . . . , x
n
¦ ∈ T for all n. Thus sup s
n
≤ sup
F∈J
s
F
. On the other hand, given
F ∈ T, there exists n such that F ⊂ ¦x
1
, . . . , x
n
¦ so s
F
≤ s
n
and sup
F∈J
s
F
≤ sup s
n
. Hence

x∈E
x = sup
F∈J
s
F
= sup s
n
=


n=1
x
n
.
22. Given x ∈ R, let a
1
be the largest integer such that 0 ≤ a
1
< p and a
1
/p ≤ x. Suppose a
1
, . . . , a
n
have
been chosen. Let a
n+1
be the largest integer such that 0 ≤ a
n+1
< p and a
n+1
/p
n+1
≤ x −

n
k=1
a
k
/p
k
.
This gives rise to a sequence ¸a
n
) of integers with 0 ≤ a
n
< p and x −

n
k=1
a
k
/p
k
< 1/p
n
for all n.
Now given ε, there exists N such that 1/p
N
< ε. Then [x −

n
k=1
a
n
/p
n
[ < 1/p
N
< ε for n ≥ N. Thus
x =


n=1
a
n
/p
n
. This sequence is unique by construction. When x = q/p
n
with q ∈ ¦1, . . . , p −1¦, the
sequence ¸a
n
) obtained in this way is such that a
n
= q and a
m
= 0 for m ,= n. However the sequence
¸b
n
) with b
m
= 0 for m < n, b
n
= q −1 and b
m
= p −1 for m > n also satisfies x =


n=1
b
n
.
Conversely, if ¸a
n
) is a sequence of integers with 0 ≤ a
n
< p, let s
n
=

n
k=1
a
k
/p
k
. Then 0 ≤ s
n

(p − 1)


k=1
1/p
k
= 1 for all n. Thus ¸s
n
) is a bounded monotone increasing sequence so it converges.
Furthermore, since 0 ≤ s
n
≤ 1 for all n, the sequence converges to a real number x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.
23. Given a real number x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1, form its binary expansion (by taking p = 2 in Q22), which
we may regard as unique by fixing a way of representing those numbers of the form q/2
n
. By Q22, this
gives a bijection from [0, 1] to the set of infinite sequences from ¦0, 1¦, which is uncountable by Q1.24.
Thus [0, 1] is uncountable and since R ⊃ [0, 1], R is uncountable.
2.5 Open and closed sets of real numbers
24. The set of rational numbers is neither open nor closed. For each x ∈ Q
c
and for each δ > 0, there is
a rational number r with x < r < x + δ so Q
c
is not open and Q is not closed. On the other hand, for
each x ∈ Q and for each δ > 0, there is an irrational number s with x < s < x +δ so Q is not open.
(*) Given x, y ∈ R with x < y, there exists r ∈ Q such that x/

2 < r < y/

2. We may assume 0 / ∈ (x, y)
by taking x = 0 if necessary. Then r ,= 0 so r

2 is irrational and x < r

2 < y.
25. ∅ and R are both open and closed. Suppose X is a nonempty subset of R that is both open and
closed. Take x ∈ X. Since X is open, there exists δ > 0 such that (x − δ, x + δ) ⊂ X. Thus the set
S = ¦y : [x, y) ⊂ X¦ is nonempty. Suppose [x, y) ,⊂ X for some y > x. Then S is bounded above. Let
b = sup S. Then b ∈ S and b is a point of closure of X so b ∈ X since X is closed. But since X is open,
there exists δ
t
> 0 such that (b −δ
t
, b +δ
t
) ⊂ X. Then [x, b +δ
t
) = [x, b) ∪[b, b +δ
t
) ⊂ X. Contradiction.
Thus [x, y) ⊂ X for all y > x. Similarly, (z, x] ⊂ X for all z < x. Hence X = R.
7
26. Let A = (−1, 0) and B = (0, 1). Then A∩ B = ∅ but
¯
A∩
¯
B = [−1, 0] ∩ [0, 1] = ¦0¦.
27. Suppose x is a point of closure of E. Then for every n, there exists y
n
∈ E with [y
n
− x[ < 1/n.
Given ε > 0, choose N such that 1/N < ε. Then [y
n
− x[ < 1/N < ε for n ≥ N so ¸y
n
) is a sequence
in E with x = limy
n
. Conversely, suppose there is a sequence ¸y
n
) in E with x = limy
n
. Then for any
δ > 0, there exists N such that [x −y
n
[ < δ for n ≥ N. In particular, [x −y
N
[ < δ. Thus x is a point of
closure of E.
28. Let x be a point of closure of E
t
. Given δ > 0, there exists y ∈ E
t
such that [x − y[ < δ. If y = x,
then x ∈ E
t
and we are done. Suppose y ,= x. We may assume y > x. Let δ
t
= min(y − x, x + δ − y).
Then x / ∈ (y −δ
t
, y +δ
t
) and (y −δ
t
, y +δ
t
) ⊂ (x −δ, x +δ). Since y ∈ E
t
, there exists z ∈ E ¸ ¦y¦ such
that z ∈ (y −δ
t
, y +δ
t
). In particular, z ∈ E ¸ ¦x¦ and [z −x[ < δ. Thus x ∈ E
t
. Hence E
t
is closed.
29. Clearly E ⊂
¯
E and E
t

¯
E so E ∪ E
t

¯
E. Conversely, let x ∈
¯
E and suppose x / ∈ E. Then given
δ > 0, there exists y ∈ E such that [y −x[ < δ. Since x / ∈ E, y ∈ E ¸ ¦x¦. Thus x ∈ E
t
and
¯
E ⊂ E ∪E
t
.
30. Let E be an isolated set of real numbers. For any x ∈ E, there exists δ
x
> 0 such that [y −x[ ≥ δ
x
for all y ∈ E¸¦x¦. We may take each δ
x
to be rational and let I
x
= ¦y : [y −x[ < δ
x
¦. Then ¦I
x
: x ∈ E¦
is a countable collection of open intervals, each I
x
contains only one element of E, namely x, and
E ⊂

x∈E
I
x
. If E is uncountable, then I
x
0
will contain two elements of E for some x
0
. Contradiction.
Thus E is countable.
31. Let x ∈ R. Given δ > 0, there exists r ∈ Q such that x < r < x + δ. Thus x is an accumulation
point of Q. Hence Q
t
= R and
¯
Q = R.
32. Let F
1
and F
2
be closed sets. Then F
c
1
and F
c
2
are open so F
c
1
∩F
c
2
is open. i.e. (F
1
∪F
2
)
c
is open.
Thus F
1
∪ F
2
is closed. Let ( be a collection of closed sets. Then F
c
is open for any F ∈ ( so

F∈J
F
c
is open. i.e. (

F∈c
F)
c
is open. Thus

F∈c
F is closed.
33. Let O
1
and O
2
be open sets. Then O
c
1
and O
c
2
are closed so O
c
1
∪ O
c
2
is closed. i.e. (O
1
∩ O
2
)
c
is
closed. Thus O
1
∩ O
2
is open. Let ( be a collection of open sets. Then O
c
is closed for any O ∈ ( so

O∈c
O
c
is closed. i.e. (

O∈c
O)
c
is closed. Thus

O∈c
O is open.
34a. Clearly A

⊂ A for any set A. A is open if and only if for any x ∈ A, there exists δ > 0 such that
¦y : [y −x[ < δ¦ ⊂ A if and only if every point of A is an interior point of A. Thus A is open if and only
if A = A

.
34b. Suppose x ∈ A

. Then there exists δ > 0 such that (x −δ, x + δ) ⊂ A. In particular, x / ∈ A
c
and
x / ∈ (A
c
)
t
. Thus x ∈ (A
c
)
c
. Conversely, suppose x ∈ (A
c
)
c
. Then x ∈ A and x is not an accumulation
point of A
c
. Thus there exists δ > 0 such that [y−x[ ≥ δ for all y ∈ A
c
¸¦x¦ = A
c
. Hence (x−δ, x+δ) ⊂ A
so x ∈ A

.
35. Let ( be a collection of closed sets of real numbers such that every finite subcollection of ( has
nonempty intersection and suppose one of the sets F ∈ ( is bounded. Suppose

F∈c
F = ∅. Then

F∈c
F
c
= R ⊃ F. By the Heine-Borel Theorem, there is a finite subcollection ¦F
1
, . . . , F
n
¦ ⊂ ( such
that F ⊂

n
i=1
F
c
i
. Then F ∩

n
i=1
F
i
= ∅. Contradiction. Hence

F∈c
F ,= ∅.
36. Let ¸F
n
) be a sequence of nonempty closed sets of real numbers with F
n+1
⊂ F
n
. Then for any finite
subcollection ¦F
n
1
, . . . , F
n
k
¦ with n
1
< < n
k
,

k
i=1
F
n
i
= F
n
k
,= ∅. If one of the sets F
n
is bounded,
then by Proposition 16,


i=1
F
i
,= ∅.
For each n, let F
n
= [n, ∞). Then ¸F
n
) is a sequence of nonempty closed sets of real numbers with
F
n+1
⊂ F
n
but none of the sets F
n
is bounded. Now


n=1
F
n
= ¦x : x ≥ n for all n¦ = ∅.
37. Removing the middle third (1/3, 2/3) corresponds to removing all numbers in [0, 1] with unique
ternary expansion ¸a
n
) such that a
1
= 1. Removing the middle third (1/9, 2/9) of [0, 1/3] corresponds
to removing all numbers with unique ternary expansion such that a
1
= 0 and a
2
= 1 and removing the
middle third (7/9, 8/9) of [2/3, 1] corresponds to removing all numbers with unique ternary expansion
such that a
1
= 2 and a
2
= 1. Suppose the middle thirds have been removed up to the n-th stage, then
removing the middle thirds of the remaining intervals corresponds to removing all numbers with unique
ternary expansion such that a
i
= 0 or 2 for i ≤ n and a
n+1
= 1. Each stage of removing middle thirds
results in a closed set and C is the intersection of all these closed sets so C is closed.
38. Given an element in the Cantor ternary set with (unique) ternary expansion ¸a
n
) such that a
n
,= 1
for all n, let ¸b
n
) be the sequence obtained by replacing all 2’s in the ternary expansion by 1’s. Then
¸b
n
) may be regarded as the binary expansion of a number in [0, 1]. This gives a one-to-one mapping
8
from the Cantor ternary set into [0, 1]. This mapping is also onto since given a number in [0, 1], we can
take its binary expansion and replace all 1’s by 2’s to get a sequence consisting of only 0’s and 2’s, which
we may then regard as the ternary expansion of a number in the Cantor ternary set.
39. Since the Cantor ternary set C is closed, C
t
⊂ C. Conversely, given x ∈ C, let ¸a
n
) be its ternary
expansion with a
n
,= 1 for all n. Given δ > 0, choose N such that 1/3
N
< δ. Now let ¸b
n
) be the sequence
with b
N+1
= [a
N+1
−2[ and b
n
= a
n
for n ,= N + 1. Let y be the number with ternary expansion ¸b
n
).
Then y ∈ C ¸ ¦x¦ and [x −y[ = 2/3
N+1
< 1/3
N
< δ. Thus x ∈ C
t
. Hence C = C
t
.
2.6 Continuous functions
40. Since F is closed, F
c
is open and it is the union of a countable collection of disjoint open intervals.
Take g to be linear on each of these open intervals and take g(x) = f(x) for x ∈ F. Then g is defined
and continuous on R and g(x) = f(x) for all x ∈ F.
41. Suppose f is continuous on E. Let O be an open set and let x ∈ f
−1
[O]. Then f(x) ∈ O so
there exists ε
x
> 0 such that (f(x) − ε
x
, f(x) + ε
x
) ⊂ O. Since f is continuous, there exists δ
x
> 0
such that [f(y) − f(x)[ < ε
x
when y ∈ E and [y − x[ < δ
x
. Hence (x − δ
x
, x + δ
x
) ∩ E ⊂ f
−1
[O]. Let
U =

x∈f
−1
[O]
(x − δ
x
, x + δ
x
). Then U is open and f
−1
[O] = E ∩ U. Conversely, suppose that for
each open set O, there is an open set U such that f
−1
[O] = E ∩ U. Let x ∈ E and let ε > 0. Then
O = (f(x) −ε, f(x) +ε) is open so there is an open set U such that f
−1
[O] = E ∩U. Now x ∈ U and U
is open so there exists δ > 0 such that (x −δ, x +δ) ⊂ U. Thus E ∩ (x −δ, x +δ) ⊂ f
−1
[O]. i.e. for any
y ∈ E with [y −x[ < δ, [f(y) −f(x)[ < ε. Thus f is continuous on E.
42. Suppose ¸f
n
) is a sequence of continuous functions on E and that ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on
E. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that for all x ∈ E and n ≥ N, [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ < ε/3. Also, there
exists δ > 0 such that [f
N
(y) − f
N
(x)[ < ε/3 if y ∈ E and [y − x[ < δ. Now if y ∈ E and [y − x[ < δ,
then [f(y) −f(x)[ ≤ [f(y) −f
N
(y)[ +[f
N
(y) −f
N
(x)[ +[f
N
(x) −f(x)[ < ε. Thus f is continuous on E.
*43. f is discontinuous at the nonzero rationals:
Given a nonzero rational q, let ε = [f(q) − q[ > 0. If q > 0, given any δ > 0, pick an irrational
x ∈ (q, q +δ). Then [f(x) −f(q)[ = x −f(q) > q −f(q) = ε. If q < 0, given any δ > 0, pick an irrational
x ∈ (q −δ, q). Then [f(x) −f(q)[ = f(q) −x > f(q) −q = ε.
f is continuous at 0:
Given ε > 0, let δ = ε. Then when [x[ < δ, [f(x)[ ≤ [x[ < ε.
f is continuous at each irrational:
Let x be irrational. First we show that for any M, there exists δ > 0 such that q ≥ M for any
rational p/q ∈ (x − δ, x + δ). Otherwise, there exists M such that for any n, there exists a rational
p
n
/q
n
∈ (x −1/n, x + 1/n) with q
n
< M. Then [p
n
[ ≤ max([x −1[, [x + 1[)q
n
< M max([x −1[, [x + 1[)
for all n. Thus there are only finitely many choices of p
n
and q
n
for each n. This implies that there
exists a rational p/q in (x −1/n, x + 1/n) for infinitely many n. Contradiction.
Given ε > 0, choose M such that M
2
> max([x + 1[, [x − 1[)/6ε. Then choose δ > 0 such that
δ < min(1, ε) and q ≥ M for any rational p/q ∈ (x − δ, x + δ). Suppose [x − y[ < δ. If y is irrational,
then [f(x) − f(y)[ = [x − y[ < δ < ε. If y = p/q is rational, then [f(y) − f(x)[ ≤ [f(y) − y[ + [y − x[ =
[p[[1/q−sin(1/q)[+[y−x[ < [p[/6q
3
+δ < max([x+1[, [x−1[)/6q
2
+δ ≤ max([x+1[, [x−1[)/6M
2
+δ < 2ε.
(*) Note that sin x < x for all x > 0 and x < sin x for all x < 0. Also, [x − sin x[ < x
3
/6 for all x ,= 0
(by Taylor’s Theorem for example).
44a. Let f and g be continuous functions. Given ε > 0, choose δ > 0 such that [f(x) −f(y)[ < ε/2 and
[g(x) −g(y)[ < ε/2 whenever [x −y[ < δ. Then [(f +g)(x) −(f +g)(y)[ = [f(x) −f(y) +g(x) −g(y)[ ≤
[f(x) −f(y)[ +[g(x) −g(y)[ < ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. Thus f +g is continuous at x. Now choose δ
t
> 0
such that [g(x) − g(y)[ < ε/2[f(x)[ and [f(x) − f(y)[ < ε/2 max([g(x) − ε/2[f(x)[[, [g(x) + ε/2[f(x)[[)
whenever [x − y[ < δ
t
. Then [(fg)(x) − (fg)(y)[ = [f(x)g(x) − f(x)g(y) + f(x)g(y) − f(y)g(y)[ ≤
[f(x)[[g(x) −g(y)[ +[f(x) −f(y)[[g(y)[ < ε whenever [x −y[ < δ
t
. Thus fg is continuous at x.
44b. Let f and g be continuous functions. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that [f(a) − f(b)[ < ε
whenever [a − b[ < δ. There also exists δ
t
> 0 such that [g(x) − g(y)[ < δ whenever [x − y[ < δ
t
. Thus
[(f ◦ g)(x) −(f ◦ g)(y)[ = [f(g(x)) −f(g(y))[ < ε when [x −y[ < δ
t
. Thus f ◦ g is continuous at x.
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44c. Let f and g be continuous functions. Given ε > 0, choose δ > 0 such that [f(x) −f(y)[ < ε/2 and
[g(x) −g(y)[ < ε/2 whenever [x−y[ < δ. Now [(f ∨g)(x) −(f ∨g)(y)[ ≤ [f(x) −f(y)[ +[g(x) −g(y)[ < ε.
Thus f ∨ g is continuous at x. Furthermore, f ∧ g = f +g −(f ∨ g) so f ∧ g is continuous at x.
44d. Let f be a continuous function. Then [f[ = (f ∨ 0) −(f ∧ 0) so f is continuous.
45. Let f be a continuous real-valued function on [a, b] and suppose that f(a) ≤ γ ≤ f(b). Let
S = ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) ≤ γ¦. Then S ,= ∅ since a ∈ S and S is bounded. Let c = sup S. Then c ∈ [a, b]. If
f(c) < γ, there exists δ > 0 such that δ < b − c and [f(x) − f(c)[ < γ − f(c) whenever [x − c[ < δ. In
particular, [f(c + δ/2) − f(c)[ < γ − f(c). Then f(c + δ/2) < γ so c + δ/2 ∈ S. Contradiction. On the
other hand, if f(c) > γ, there exists δ
t
> 0 such that δ
t
< c − a and [f(x) − f(c)[ < f(c) − γ whenever
[x − c[ < δ
t
. Then [f(x) − f(c)[ < f(c) − γ for all x ∈ (c − δ
t
, c] so f(x) > γ and x / ∈ S for all such x.
Contradiction. Hence f(c) = γ.
46. Let f be a continuous function on [a, b]. Suppose f is strictly monotone. We may assume f
is strictly monotone increasing. Then f is one-to-one. Also, by the Intermediate Value Theorem, f
maps [a, b] onto [f(a), f(b)]. Let g = f
−1
: [f(a), f(b)] → [a, b]. Then g(f(x)) = x for all x ∈ [a, b].
Let y ∈ [f(a), f(b)]. Then y = f(x) for some x ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, choose δ > 0 such that
δ < min(f(x) − f(x − ε), f(x + ε) − f(x)). When [y − z[ < δ, z = f(x
t
) for some x
t
∈ [a, b] with
[g(y) − g(z)[ = [g(f(x)) − g(f(x
t
))[ = [x
t
− x[ < ε. Thus g is continuous on [f(a), f(b)]. Conversely,
suppose there is a continuous function g such that g(f(x)) = x for all x ∈ [a, b]. If x, y ∈ [a, b] with x < y,
then g(f(x)) < g(f(y)) so f(x) ,= f(y). We may assume x ,= a and f(a) < f(b). If f(x) < f(a), then
by the Intermediate Value Theorem, f(a) = f(x
t
) for some x
t
∈ [x, b] and a = g(f(a)) = g(f(x
t
)) = x
t
.
Contradiction. Thus f(a) < f(x). Now if f(x) ≥ f(y), then f(a) < f(y) ≤ f(x) so f(y) = f(x
tt
) for
some x
tt
∈ [a, x] and y = g(f(y)) = g(f(x
tt
)) = x
tt
. Contradiction. Thus f(x) < f(y). Hence f is strictly
monotone increasing.
47. Let f be a continuous function on [a, b] and ε a positive number. Then f is uniformly continuous
so there exists δ > 0 such that [f(x) − f(y)[ < ε/2 whenever x, y ∈ [a, b] and [x − y[ < δ. Choose N
such that (b − a)/N < δ and let x
i
= a + i(b − a)/N for i = 1, . . . , N. Now define ϕ on [a, b] to be
linear on each [x
i
, x
i+1
] with ϕ(x
i
) = f(x
i
) for each i so that ϕ is polygonal on [a, b]. Let x ∈ [a, b].
Then x ∈ [x
i
, x
i+1
] for some i. We may assume f(x
i
) ≤ f(x
i+1
). Then ϕ(x
i
) ≤ ϕ(x) ≤ ϕ(x
i+1
) and
[ϕ(x) −f(x)[ ≤ [ϕ(x) −ϕ(x
i
)[ +[ϕ(x
i
) −f(x)[ ≤ [ϕ(x
i+1
) −ϕ(x
i
)[ +[f(x
i
) −f(x)[ < ε.
48. Suppose x ∈ [0, 1] is of the form q/3
n
0
with q = 1 or 2. Then x has two ternary expansions
¸a
n
) and ¸a
t
n
) where a
n
0
= q, a
n
= 0 for n ,= n
0
, a
t
n
0
= q − 1, a
t
n
= 0 for n < n
0
and a
t
n
= 2 for
n > n
0
. If q = 1, then from the first expansion we get N = n
0
, b
N
= 1 and b
n
= 0 for n < N so

N
n=1
b
n
/2
n
= 1/2
n
0
. From the second expansion we get N = ∞, b
n
= 0 for n < n
0
and b
n
= 1 for
n > n
0
so

N
n=1
b
n
/2
n
=


n=n
0
+1
1/2
n
= 1/2
n
0
. If q = 2, then from the first expansion we get N = ∞,
b
n
0
= 1 and b
n
= 0 for n ,= n
0
so

N
n=1
b
n
/2
n
=


n=1
b
n
/2
n
= 1/2
n
0
. From the second expansion we
get N = n
0
, b
N
= 1 and b
n
= 0 for n < N so

N
n=1
b
n
/2
n
= 1/2
n
0
. Hence the sum is independent of
the ternary expansion of x.
Let f(x) =

N
n=1
b
n
/2
n
. Given x, y ∈ [0, 1] with ternary expansions ¸a
n
) and ¸a
t
n
) respectively, suppose
x < y and let n
0
be the smallest value of n such that a
n
0
,= a
t
n
0
. Then a
n
0
< a
t
n
0
and b
n
0
≤ b
t
n
0
. Thus
f(x) =

N
x
n=1
b
n
/2
n


N
y
n=1
b
t
n
/2
n
= f(y). Given x ∈ [0, 1] and ε > 0, choose M such that 1/2
M
< ε.
Now choose δ > 0 such that δ < 1/3
M+2
. Then when [x−y[ < δ, [f(x) −f(y)[ < ε. Hence f is monotone
and continuous on [0, 1].
Each interval contained in the complement of the Cantor ternary set consists of elements with ternary
expansions containing 1. Furthermore, for any x, y in the same interval and having ternary expansions
¸a
n
) and ¸a
t
n
) respectively, the smallest n such that a
n
= 1 is also the smallest such that a
t
n
= 1. Hence f
is constant on each such interval. For any y ∈ [0, 1], let ¸b
n
) be its binary expansion. Take x ∈ [0, 1] with
ternary expansion ¸a
n
) such that a
n
= 2b
n
for all n. Then x is in the Cantor ternary set and f(x) = y.
Thus f maps the Cantor ternary set onto [0, 1].
49a. Suppose lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ A. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) < A + ε.
Thus for all x with 0 < [x − y[ < δ, f(x) ≤ A + ε. Conversely, suppose there exists for any ε > 0
some δ > 0 such that f(x) ≤ A + ε for all x with 0 < [x − y[ < δ. Then for each n, there exists
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δ
n
> 0 such that f(x) ≤ A + 1/n for all x with 0 < [x − y[ < δ
n
so sup
0<]x−y]<δ
n
f(x) ≤ A + 1/n. Thus
lim
x→y
f(x) = inf
δ>0
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≤ inf
n
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
n
f(x) ≤ A+ 1/n for all n so lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ A.
49b. Suppose lim
x→y
f(x) ≥ A. Given ε > 0 and δ > 0, sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) > A −ε so there exists x such that
0 < [x − y[ < δ and f(x) ≥ A − ε. Conversely, suppose that given ε > 0 and δ > 0, there exists x such
that 0 < [x −y[ < δ and f(x) ≥ A−ε. Then for each n, there exists x
n
such that 0 < [x
n
−y[ < δ and
f(x
n
) ≥ A−1/n. Thus for each δ > 0, sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≥ A−1/n for all n so sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≥ A. Hence
lim
x→y
f(x) = inf
δ>0
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≥ A.
49c. For any δ
1
, δ
2
> 0, if δ
1
< δ
2
, then inf
0<]x−y]<δ
2
f(x) ≤ inf
0<]x−y]<δ
1
f(x) ≤ sup
0<]x−y]<δ
1
f(x) ≤
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
2
f(x). In particular, inf
0<]x−y]<δ
1
f(x) ≤ sup
0<]x−y]<δ
2
f(x) and inf
0<]x−y]<δ
2
f(x) ≤ sup
0<]x−y]<δ
1
f(x).
Hence sup
δ>0
inf
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≤ sup
0<]x−y]<δ
0
f(x) for any δ
0
> 0 so sup
δ>0
inf
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) ≤ inf
δ>0
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x). i.e.
lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ lim
x→y
f(x).
Suppose lim
x→y
f(x) = lim
x→y
f(x) with limf ,= ±∞. Let L be the common value. Given ε > 0, there exists
δ
1
> 0 such that sup
0<]x−y]<δ
1
f(x) < L + ε. i.e. f(x) < L + ε whenever 0 < [x − y[ < δ
1
. There also
exists δ
2
> 0 such that inf
0<]x−y]<δ
2
f(x) > L − ε. i.e. f(x) > L − ε whenever 0 < [x − y[ < δ
2
. Let
δ = min(δ
2
, δ
2
). Then when 0 < [x − y[ < δ, [f(x) − L[ < ε so lim
x→y
f(x) exists. Conversely, suppose
lim
x→y
f(x) exists and let L be its value. Given ε, there exists δ > 0 such that [f(x) − L[ < ε whenever
0 < [x − y[ < δ. By part (a), lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ L. Similarly, lim
x→y
f(x) ≥ L. i.e. lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ lim
x→y
f(x). Thus
equality holds.
49d. Suppose lim
x→y
f(x) = A and ¸x
n
) is a sequence with x
n
,= y such that y = limx
n
. For any δ > 0,
there exists N
δ
such that 0 < [x
n
−y[ < δ for n ≥ N
δ
. Thus for any δ > 0, inf
N
sup
n≥N
f(x
n
) ≤ sup
n≥N
δ
f(x
n
) ≤
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x) so inf
N
sup
n≥N
f(x
n
) ≤ inf
δ>0
sup
0<]x−y]<δ
f(x). i.e. limf(x
n
) ≤ lim
x→y
f(x) = A.
49e. Suppose lim
x→y
f(x) = A. By part (a), for each n, there exists δ
n
> 0 such that f(x) < A + 1/n
whenever 0 < [x − y[ < δ
n
. By part (b), there exists x
n
such that 0 < [x
n
− y[ < min(δ
n
, 1/n) and
f(x
n
) > A − 1/n. Thus 0 < [x
n
− y[ < 1/n and [f(x
n
) − A[ < 1/n for each n. i.e. ¸x
n
) is a sequence
with x
n
,= y such that y = limx
n
and A = limf(x
n
).
49f. Suppose l = lim
x→y
f(x) and let ¸x
n
) be a sequence with x
n
,= y and y = limx
n
. Given ε > 0,
there exists δ > 0 such that [f(x) − l[ < ε whenever 0 < [x − y[ < δ. Also there exists N such that
0 < [x
n
− y[ < δ for n ≥ N. Thus for n ≥ N, [f(x
n
) − l[ < ε. i.e. l = limf(x
n
). Conversely, suppose
l ,= lim
x→y
f(x). Then there exists ε > 0 such that for each n there exists x
n
with 0 < [x
n
−y[ < 1/n and
[f(x
n
) −l[ ≥ ε. Thus ¸x
n
) is a sequence with x
n
,= y and y = limx
n
but l ,= limf(x
n
).
50a. Let f(y) be finite. Then f is lower semicontinuous at y if and only if −f is upper semicontinuous
at y if and only if −f(y) ≥ lim
x→y
(−f(x)) if and only if given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
−f(x) ≤ −f(y) + ε whenever 0 < [x − y[ < δ if and only if given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
−f(x) ≤ −f(y) + ε whenever [x − y[ < δ if and only if given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
f(y) ≤ f(x) +ε whenever [x −y[ < δ.
50b. Suppose f is both upper and lower semicontinuous at y. Then lim
x→y
f(x) ≤ f(y) ≤ lim
x→y
f(x). Thus
lim
x→y
f(x) exists and equals f(y) so f is continuous at y. Conversely, if f is continuous at y, then lim
x→y
f(x)
exists and equals f(y). Thus lim
x→y
f(x) = lim
x→y
f(x) = f(y) so f is both upper and lower semicontinuous
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at y. The result for intervals follows from the result for points.
50c. Let f be a real-valued function. Suppose f is lower semicontinuous on [a, b]. For λ ∈ R, consider
the set S = ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) ≤ λ¦. Let y be a point of closure of S. Then there is a sequence ¸x
n
) with
x
n
∈ S and y = limx
n
. Thus f(y) ≤ limf(x
n
) ≤ λ so y ∈ S. Hence S is closed so ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) > λ¦
is open (in [a, b]). Conversely, suppose ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) > λ¦ is open (in [a, b]) for each λ ∈ R. Let
y ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, the set ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) > f(y) − ε¦ is open so there exists δ > 0 such that
f(x) > f(y) −ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. i.e. f(y) < f(x) +ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. By part (a), f is lower
semicontinuous at y. Since y is arbitrarily chosen from [a, b], f is lower semicontinuous on [a, b].
50d. Let f and g be lower semicontinuous functions. Let y be in the domain of f and g. Given ε > 0,
there exists δ > 0 such that f(y) ≤ f(x) + ε/2 and g(y) ≤ g(x) + ε/2 whenever [x − y[ < δ. Thus
(f ∨g)(y) ≤ (f ∨g)(x) +ε and (f +g)(y) ≤ (f +g)(x) +ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. By part (a), f ∨g and
f +g are lower semicontinuous.
50e. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of lower semicontinuous functions and define f(x) = sup
n
f
n
(x). Given
ε > 0, f(y) − ε/2 < f
n
(y) for some n. There also exists δ > 0 such that f
n
(y) ≤ f
n
(x) + ε/2 whenever
[x −y[ < δ. Thus f(y) ≤ f
n
(x) +ε ≤ f(x) +ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. Hence f is lower semicontinuous.
50f. Let ϕ : [a, b] → R be a step function. Suppose ϕ is lower semicontinuous. Let c
i
and c
i+1
be the
values assumed by ϕ in (x
i−1
, x
i
) and (x
i
, x
i+1
) respectively. For each n, there exists δ > 0 such that
ϕ(x
i
) ≤ ϕ(x)+1/n whenever [x−x
i
[ < δ. In particular, ϕ(x
i
) ≤ c
i
+1/n and ϕ(x
i
) ≤ c
i+1
+1/n for each
n. Thus ϕ(x
i
) ≤ min(c
i
, c
i+1
). Conversely, suppose ϕ(x
i
) ≤ min(c
i
, c
i+1
) for each i. Let ε > 0 and let
y ∈ [a, b]. If y = x
i
for some i, let δ = min(x
i
−x
i−1
, x
i+1
−x
i
). Then f(y) = f(x
i
) ≤ f(x) +ε whenever
[x −y[ < δ. If y ∈ (x
i
, x
i+1
) for some i, let δ = min(y −x
i
, x
i+1
−y). Then f(y) < f(y) +ε = f(x) +ε
whenever [x −y[ < δ. Thus ϕ is lower semicontinuous.
*50g. Let f be a function defined on [a, b]. Suppose there is a monotone increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of
lower semicontinuous step functions on [a, b] such that for each x ∈ [a, b] we have f(x) = limϕ
n
(x).
Since ¸ϕ
n
) is monotone increasing, for each x ∈ [a, b] we have f(x) = sup
n
ϕ
n
(x). By part (e), f is lower
semicontinuous. Conversely, suppose that f is lower semicontinuous. The sets ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) > c¦
with c ∈ Z form an open covering of [a, b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem, there is a finite subcovering.
Thus there exists c ∈ Z such that f(x) > c for all x ∈ [a, b]. Now for each n, let x
(n)
k
= a+k(b−a)/2
n
and
let I
(n)
k
= (x
(n)
k−1
, x
(n)
k
) for k = 0, 1, 2, . . . , 2
n
. Define ϕ
n
(x) = inf
x∈I
(n)
k
f(x) if x ∈ I
(n)
k
and ϕ
n
(x
(n)
k
) =
min(c
(n)
k
, c
(n)
k+1
, f(x
(n)
k
)) where c
(n)
k
= inf
x∈I
(n)
k
f(x) and c
(n)
k+1
= inf
x∈I
(n)
k+1
f(x). Then each ϕ
n
is a lower
semicontinuous step function on [a, b] by part (f) and f ≥ ϕ
n+1
≥ ϕ
n
for each n. Let y ∈ [a, b]. Given
ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that f(y) ≤ f(x) +ε whenever [x −y[ < δ. Choose N such that 1/2
N
< δ.
For n ≥ N, if y ∈ I
(n)
k
for some k, then ϕ
n
(y) = inf
x∈I
(n)
k
f(x) ≥ f(y) − ε since I
(n)
k
⊂ (y − δ, y + δ).
Thus f(y) −ϕ
n
(y) ≤ ε. If y = x
(n)
k
for some k, then ϕ
n
(y) =≥ f(y) −ε since I
(n)
k
∪I
(n)
k+1
⊂ (y −δ, y +δ).
Thus f(y) −ϕ
n
(y) ≤ ε. Hence f(y) = limϕ
n
(y).
*50h. Let f be a function defined on [a, b]. Suppose there is a monotone increasing sequence ¸ψ
n
)
of continuous functions on [a, b] such that for each x ∈ [a, b] we have f(x) = limψ
n
(x). Then each
ψ
n
is lower semicontinuous by part (b) and f(x) = sup
n
ψ
n
(x). By part (e), f is lower semicontinuous.
Conversely, suppose that f is lower semicontinuous. By part (g), there is a monotone increasing sequence
¸ϕ
n
) of lower semicontinuous step functions on [a, b] with f(x) = limϕ
n
(x) for each x ∈ [a, b]. For each
n, define ψ
n
by linearising ϕ
n
at a neighbourhood of each partition point such that ψ
n
≤ ψ
n+1
and
0 ≤ ϕ
n
(x) −ψ
n
(x) < ε/2 for each x ∈ [a, b]. Then ¸ψ
n
) is a monotone increasing sequence of continuous
functions on [a, b] and f(x) = limψ
n
(x) for each x ∈ [a, b].
(*) More rigorous proof: Define ψ
n
by ψ
n
(x) = inf¦f(t) +n[t −x[ : t ∈ [a, b]¦. Then ψ
n
(x) ≤ inf¦f(t) +
n[t − y[ + n[y − x[ : t ∈ [a, b]¦ = ψ
n
(y) + n[y − x[. Thus ψ
n
is (uniformly) continuous on [a, b]. Also
ψ
n
≤ ψ
n+1
≤ f for all n. In particular, f(x) is an upper bound for ¦ψ
n
(x) : n ∈ N¦. Now if α < f(x),
then there exists δ > 0 such that α ≤ f(y) ≤ f(y) +n[y −x[ whenever [y −x[ < δ. On the other hand,
when [y −x[ ≥ δ, we have α ≤ f(y) +nδ ≤ f(y) +n[y −x[ for sufficiently large n. Thus α ≤ ψ
n
(x) for
sufficiently large n. Hence f(x) = sup ψ
n
(x) = limψ
n
(x).
50i. Let f be a lower semicontinuous function on [a, b]. The sets ¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) > c¦ with c ∈ Z form
an open covering of [a, b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem, there is a finite subcovering. Thus there exists
c ∈ Z such that f(x) > c for all x ∈ [a, b]. Hence f is bounded from below. Let m = inf
x∈[a,b]
f(x), which
12
is finite since f is bounded from below. Suppose f(x) > m for all x ∈ [a, b]. For each x ∈ [a, b], there exists
δ
x
> 0 such that f(x) ≤ f(y) +m−f(x) for y ∈ I
x
= (x−δ
x
, x+δ
x
). The open intervals ¦I
x
: x ∈ [a, b]¦
form an open covering of [a, b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem, there is a finite subcovering ¦I
x
1
, . . . , I
x
n
¦.
Let c = min(f(x
1
), . . . , f(x
n
)). Each y ∈ [a, b] belongs to some I
x
k
so f(y) ≥ 2f(x
k
) −m ≥ 2c−m. Thus
2c − m is a lower bound for f on [a, b] but 2c − m > m. Contradiction. Hence there exists x
0
∈ [a, b]
such that m = f(x
0
).
51a. Let x ∈ [a, b]. Then inf
]y−x]<δ
f(y) ≤ f(x) ≤ sup
]y−x]<δ
f(y) for any δ > 0. Hence we have g(x) =
sup
δ>0
inf
]y−x]<δ
f(y) ≤ f(x) ≤ inf
δ>0
sup
]y−x]<δ
f(y) = h(x). Suppose g(x) = f(x). Then given ε > 0, there exists
δ > 0 such that f(x) − ε = g(x) − ε < inf
]y−x]<δ
f(y). Thus f(x) − ε < f(y) whenever [y − x[ < δ and
f is lower semicontinuous at x. Conversely, suppose f is lower semicontinuous at x. f(x) is an upper
bound for ¦ inf
]x−y]<δ
f(y) : δ > 0¦ and given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that f(x) −ε ≤ f(y) whenever
[x − y[ < δ. Thus f(x) − ε ≤ inf
]x−y]<δ
f(y) so f(x) = sup
δ>0
inf
]x−y]<δ
f(y) = g(x). By a similar argument,
f(x) = h(x) if and only if f is upper semicontinuous at x. Thus f is continuous at x if and only if f is
both upper semicontinuous and lower semicontinuous at x if and only if f(x) = h(x) and g(x) = f(x) if
and only if g(x) = h(x).
51b. Let λ ∈ R. Suppose g(x) > λ. Then there exists δ > 0 such that f(y) > λ whenever [x − y[ < δ.
Hence ¦x : g(x) > λ¦ is open in [a, b] and g is lower semicontinuous. Suppose h(x) < λ. Then there
exists δ > 0 such that f(y) < λ whenever [x − y[ < δ. Hence ¦x : h(x) < λ¦ is open in [a, b] and h is
upper semicontinuous.
51c. Let ϕ be a lower semicontinuous function such that ϕ(x) ≤ f(x) for all x ∈ [a, b]. Suppose
ϕ(x) > g(x) for some x ∈ [a, b]. Then there exists δ > 0 such that ϕ(x) ≤ ϕ(y) + ϕ(x) −g(x) whenever
[x − y[ < δ. i.e. g(x) ≤ ϕ(y) whenever [x − y[ < δ. In particular, g(x) ≤ ϕ(x). Contradiction. Hence
ϕ(x) ≤ g(x) for all x ∈ [a, b].
2.7 Borel sets
52. Let f be a lower semicontinuous function on R. Then ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is open. ¦x : f(x) ≥
α¦ =

n
¦x : f(x) > α − 1/n¦ so it is a G
δ
set. ¦x : f(x) ≤ α¦ = ¦x : f(x) > α¦
c
is closed.
¦x : f(x) < α¦ = ¦x : f(x) ≥ α¦
c
so it is an F
σ
set. ¦x : f(x) = α¦ = ¦x : f(x) ≥ α¦ ∩ ¦x : f(x) ≤ α¦ is
the intersection of a G
δ
set with a closed set so it is a G
δ
set.
53. Let f be a real-valued function defined on R. Let S be the set of points at which f is continuous.
If f is continuous at x, then for each n, there exists δ
n,x
> 0 such that [f(x) − f(y)[ < 1/n whenever
[x − y[ < δ
n,x
. Consider G
n
=

x∈S
(x − δ
n,x
/2, x + δ
n,x
/2) and G =

n
G
n
. Then x ∈ G for every
x ∈ S. Conversely, suppose x
0
∈ G for some x
0
/ ∈ S. There exists ε > 0 such that for every δ > 0, there
exists y with [y −x
0
[ < δ and [f(x
0
) −f(y)[ ≥ ε. Choose N such that 1/N < ε/2. There exists y with
[y −x
0
[ < δ
N,x
/2 and [f(y) −f(x
0
)[ ≥ ε. On the other hand, x
0
∈ G
N
=

x∈S
(x−δ
N,x
/2, x+δ
N,x
/2) so
x
0
∈ (x−δ
N,x
/2, x+δ
N,x
/2) for some x ∈ S. Thus [f(x) −f(x
0
)[ < 1/N < ε/2. Also, [y −x[ ≤ [y −x
0
[ +
[x
0
−x[ < δ
N,x
so [f(y) −f(x)[ < 1/N < ε/2. Thus [f(y) −f(x
0
)[ ≤ [f(y) −f(x)[ +[f(x) −f(x
0
)[ < ε.
Contradiction. Hence G = S and S is a G
δ
set.
54. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous functions on R and let C be the set of points where the
sequence converges. If x ∈ C, then for any m, there exists n such that [f
k
(x) − f
n
(x)[ ≤ 1/m for all
k ≥ n. Consider F
n,m
= ¦x : [f
k
(x) − f
n
(x)[ ≤ 1/m for k ≥ n¦. Now C ⊂

m

n
F
n,m
. Conversely,
if x ∈

m

n
F
n,m
, then given ε > 0, choose M such that 1/M < ε. Now x ∈

n
F
n,M
so there exists
N such that [f
k
(x) − f
N
(x)[ ≤ 1/M < ε for k ≥ N. Thus ¸f
n
(x)) converges so

m

n
F
n,m
⊂ C. By
continuity of each f
k
, each F
n,m
is closed. Hence C is an F
σδ
set.
3 Lebesgue Measure
3.1 Introduction
1. Let A and B be two sets in M with A ⊂ B. Then mA ≤ mA+m(B ¸ A) = mB.
13
2. Let ¸E
n
) be a sequence of sets in M. Let F
1
= E
1
and let F
n+1
= E
n+1
¸

n
k=1
E
k
. Then F
m
∩F
n
= ∅
for m ,= n, F
n
⊂ E
n
for each n and

E
n
=

F
n
. Thus m(

E
n
) = m(

F
n
) =

mF
n


mE
n
.
3. Suppose there is a set A in M with mA < ∞. Then mA = m(A∪ ∅) = mA+m∅ so m∅ = 0.
4. Clearly n is translation invariant and defined for all sets of real numbers. Let ¸E
k
) be a sequence of
disjoint sets of real numbers. We may assume E
k
,= ∅ for all k since n∅ = 0. If some E
k
is an infinite
set, then so is

E
k
. Thus n(

E
k
) = ∞ =

nE
k
. If all E
k
’s are finite sets and ¦E
k
: k ∈ N¦ is a finite
set, then

E
k
is a finite set and since the E
k
’s are disjoint, n(

E
k
) =

nE
k
. On the other hand,
if all E
k
’s are finite sets and ¦E
k
: k ∈ N¦ is an infinite set, then

E
k
is a countably infinite set so
n(

E
k
) = ∞ and since nE
k
≥ 1 for all k,

nE
k
= ∞.
3.2 Outer measure
5. Let A be the set of rational numbers between 0 and 1. Also let ¦I
n
¦ be a finite collection of open
intervals covering A. Then 1 = m

([0, 1]) = m

A ≤ m

(

I
n
) = m

(

I
n
) ≤

m

I
n
=

l(I
n
) =

l(I
n
).
6. Given any set A and any ε > 0, there is a countable collection ¦I
n
¦ of open intervals covering
A such that

l(I
n
) ≤ m

A + ε. Let O =

I
n
. Then O is an open set such that A ⊂ O and
m

O ≤

m

I
n
=

l(I
n
) ≤ m

A +ε. Now for each n, there is an open set O
n
such that A ⊂ O
n
and
m

O
n
≤ m

A+ 1/n. Let G =

O
n
. Then G is a G
δ
set such that A ⊂ G and m

G = m

A.
7. Let E be a set of real numbers and let y ∈ R. If ¦I
n
¦ is a countable collection of open intervals such
that E ⊂

I
n
, then E+y ⊂

(I
n
+y) so m

(E+y) ≤

l(I
n
+y) =

l(I
n
). Thus m

(E+y) ≤ m

E.
Conversely, by a similar argument, m

E ≤ m

(E +y). Hence m

(E +y) = m

E.
8. Suppose m

A = 0. Then m

(A ∪ B) ≤ m

A + m

B = m

B. Conversely, since B ⊂ A ∪ B,
m

B ≤ m

(A∪ B). Hence m

(A∪ B) = m

B.
3.3 Measurable sets and Lebesgue measure
9. Let E be a measurable set, let A be any set and let y ∈ R. Then m

A = m

(A−y) = m

((A−y)∩E)+
m

((A−y)∩E
c
) = m

(((A−y)∩E)+y)+m

(((A−y)∩E
c
)+y) = m

(A∩(E+y))+m

(A∩(E
c
+y)) =
m

(A∩ (E +y)) +m

(A∩ (E +y)
c
). Thus E +y is a measurable set.
10. Suppose E
1
and E
2
are measurable. Then m(E
1
∪E
2
) +m(E
1
∩E
2
) = mE
1
+m(E
2
¸ E
1
) +m(E
1

E
2
) = mE
1
+mE
2
.
11. For each n, let E
n
= (n, ∞). Then E
n+1
⊂ E
n
for each n,

E
n
= ∅ and mE
n
= ∞ for each n.
12. Let ¸E
i
) be a sequence of disjoint measurable sets and let A be any set. Then m

(A ∩


i=1
E
i
) =
m

(


i=1
(A ∩ E
i
)) ≤


i=1
m

(A ∩ E
i
) by countable subadditivity. Conversely, m

(A ∩


i=1
E
i
) ≥
m

(A∩

n
i=1
E
i
) =

n
i=1
m

(A∩E
i
) for all n by Lemma 9. Thus m

(A∩


i=1
E
i
) ≥


i=1
m

(A∩E
i
).
Hence m

(A∩


i=1
E
i
) =


i=1
m

(A∩ E
i
).
13a. Suppose m

E < ∞.
(i) ⇒ (ii). Suppose E is measurable. Given ε > 0, there is a countable collection ¦I
n
¦ of open intervals
such that E ⊂

I
n
and

l(I
n
) < m

E + ε. Let O =

I
n
. Then O is an open set, E ⊂ O and
m

(O ¸ E) = m(O ¸ E) = m(

I
n
) −mE = m

(

I
n
) −m

E ≤

l(I
n
) −m

E < ε.
(ii) ⇒ (vi). Given ε > 0, there is an open set O such that E ⊂ O and m

(O ¸ E) < ε/2. O is the union
of a countable collection of disjoint open intervals ¦I
n
¦ so

l(I
n
) = m(

I
n
) < mE + ε/2. Thus there
exists N such that


n=N+1
l(I
n
) < ε/2. Let U =

N
n=1
I
n
. Then m

(U∆E) = m

(U ¸E)+m

(E¸U) ≤
m

(O ¸ E) +m

(O ¸ U) < ε/2 +ε/2 = ε.
(vi) ⇒ (ii). Given ε > 0, there is a finite union U of open intervals such that m

(U∆E) < ε/3. Also
there is an open set O such that E ¸ U ⊂ O and m

O ≤ m

(E ¸ U) + ε/3. Then E ⊂ U ∪ O and
m

((U ∪ O) ¸ E) = m

((U ¸ E) ∪ (O ¸ E)) ≤ m

((O ¸ (E ¸ U)) ∪ (E ¸ U) ∪ (U ¸ E)) < ε.
13b. (i) ⇒ (ii). Suppose E is measurable. The case where m

E < ∞ was proven in part (a). Suppose
m

E = ∞. For each n, let E
n
= [−n, n] ∩ E. By part (a), for each n, there exists an open set O
n
⊃ E
n
such that m

(O
n
¸ E
n
) < ε/2
n
. Let O =

O
n
. Then E ⊂ O and m

(O ¸ E) = m

(

O
n
¸

E
n
) ≤
m

(

(O
n
¸ E
n
)) < ε.
14
(ii) ⇒ (iv). For each n, there exists an open set O
n
such that E ⊂ O
n
and m

(O
n
¸ E) < 1/n. Let
G =

O
n
. Then E ⊂ G and m

(G¸ E) ≤ m

(O
n
¸ E) < 1/n for all n. Thus m

(G¸ E) = 0.
(iv) ⇒ (i). There exists a G
δ
set G such that E ⊂ G and m

(G ¸ E) = 0. Now G and G ¸ E are
measurable sets so E = G¸ (G¸ E) is a measurable set.
13c. (i) ⇒ (iii). Suppose E is measurable. Then E
c
is measurable. By part (b), given ε > 0, there is
an open set O such that E
c
⊂ O and m

(O ¸ E
c
) < ε. i.e. m

(O ∩ E) < ε. Let F = O
c
. Then F is
closed, F ⊂ E and m

(E ¸ F) = m

(E ¸ O
c
) = m

(E ∩ O) < ε.
(iii) ⇒ (v). For each n, there is a closed set F
n
such that F
n
⊂ E and m

(E¸F
n
) < 1/n. Let F =

F
n
.
Then F ⊂ E and m

(E ¸ F) ≤ m

(E ¸ F
n
) < 1/n for all n. Thus m

(E ¸ F) = 0.
(v) ⇒ (i). There exists an F
σ
set F such that F ⊂ E and m

(E ¸ F) = 0. Now F and E ¸ F are
measurable sets so E = F ∪ (E ¸ F) is a measurable set.
14a. For each n, let E
n
be the union of the intervals removed in the nth step. Then mE
n
= 2
n−1
/3
n
so
m(

E
n
) =

mE
n
= 1. Thus mC = m([0, 1]) −m(

E
n
) = 0.
14b. Each step of removing open intervals results in a closed set and F is the intersection of all these
closed sets so F is closed. Let x ∈ [0, 1] ¸ F
c
. Note that removing intervals in the nth step results in
2
n
disjoint intervals, each of length less than 1/2
n
. Given δ > 0, choose N such that 1/2
N
< 2δ. Then
(x−δ, x+δ) must intersect one of the intervals removed in step N. i.e. there exists y ∈ (x−δ, x+δ)∩F
c
.
Thus F
c
is dense in [0, 1]. Finally, mF = m([0, 1]) −

α2
n−1
/3
n
= 1 −α.
3.4 A nonmeasurable set
15. Let E be a measurable set with E ⊂ P. For each i, let E
i
= E

+r
i
. Since E
i
⊂ P
i
for each i, ¸E
i
) is
a disjoint sequence of measurable sets with mE
i
= mE. Thus

mE
i
= m(

E
i
) ≤ m([0, 1)) = 1. Since

mE
i
=

mE, we must have mE = 0.
16. Let A be any set with m

A > 0. If A ⊂ [0, 1), let ¸r
i
)

i=0
be an enumeration of Q ∩ [−1, 1). For
each i, let P
i
= P +r
i
. Then [0, 1) ⊂

P
i
since for any x ∈ [0, 1), there exists y ∈ P such that x and y
differ by some rational r
i
. Also, P
i
∩ P
j
= ∅ if i ,= j since if p
i
+ r
i
= p
j
+ r
j
, then p
i
∼ p
j
and since
P contains exactly one element from each equivalence class, p
i
= p
j
and r
i
= r
j
. Now let E
i
= A ∩ P
i
for each i. If each E
i
is measurable, then mE
i
= m(A ∩ P
i
) = m((A − r
i
) ∩ P) = 0 for each i by Q15.
On the other hand,

m

E
i
≥ m

(

E
i
) ≥ m

(A ∩ [0, 1)) = m

A > 0. Hence E
i
0
is nonmeasurable for
some i
0
and E
i
0
⊂ A. Similarly, if A ⊂ [n, n+1) where n ∈ Z, then there is a nonmeasurable set E ⊂ A.
In general, A = A ∩

n∈Z
[n, n + 1) and 0 < m

A ≤

n∈Z
m

(A ∩ [n, n + 1)) so m

(A ∩ [n, n + 1)) > 0
for some n ∈ Z and there is a nonmeasurable set E ⊂ A∩ [n, n + 1) ⊂ A.
17a. Let ¸r
i
)

i=0
be an enumeration of Q∩[−1, 1) and let P
i
= P +r
i
for each i. Then ¸P
i
) is a disjoint
sequence of sets with m

(

P
i
) ≤ m

[−1, 2) = 3 and

m

P
i
=

m

P = ∞. Thus m

(

P
i
) <

m

P
i
.
17b. For each i, let P
i
be as defined in part (a) and let E
i
=

n≥i
P
n
. Then ¸E
i
) is a sequence with
E
i
⊃ E
i+1
for each i and m

E
i
≤ m

(

P
n
) < ∞ for each i. Furthermore,

E
i
= ∅ since if x ∈ P
k
, then
x / ∈

n≥k+1
P
n
so m

(

E
i
) = 0. On the other hand, P
i
⊂ E
i
for each i so 0 < m

P = m

P
i
≤ m

E
i
for each i and limm

E
i
≥ m

P > 0 = m

(

E
i
).
3.5 Measurable functions
18. Let E be the nonmeasurable set defined in Section 3.4. Let f be defined on [0, 1] with f(x) = x +1
if x ∈ E and f(x) = −x if x / ∈ E. Then f takes each value at most once so ¦x : f(x) = α¦ has at most
one element for each α ∈ R and each of these sets is measurable. However, ¦x : f(x) > 0¦ = E, which is
nonmeasurable.
19. Let D be a dense set of real numbers and let f be an extended real-valued function on R such that
¦x : f(x) > α¦ is measurable for each α ∈ D. Let β ∈ R. For each n, there exists α
n
∈ D such that
β < α
n
< β +1/n. Now ¦x : f(x) > β¦ =

¦x : f(x) ≥ β +1/n¦ =

¦x : f(x) > α
n
¦ so ¦x : f(x) > β¦
is measurable and f is measurable.
20. Let ϕ
1
=

n
1
i=1
α
i
χ
A
i
and let ϕ
2
=

n
2
i=1
β
i
χ
B
i
. Then ϕ
1
+ ϕ
2
=

n
1
i=1
α
i
χ
A
i
+

n
2
i=1
β
i
χ
B
i
is a
15
simple function. Also ϕ
1
ϕ
2
=

i,j
α
i
β
j
χ
A
i
χ
B
j
is a simple function. χ
A∩B
(x) = 1 if and only if x ∈ A
and x ∈ B if and only if χ
A
(x) = 1 = χ
B
(x). Thus χ
A∩B
= χ
A
χ
B
. If χ
A∪B
(x) = 1, then x ∈ A ∪ B. If
x ∈ A∩B, then χ
A
(x) +χ
B
(x) +χ
A
χ
B
(x) = 1 +1 −1 = 1. If x / ∈ A∩B, then x ∈ A¸ B or x ∈ B¸ A so
χ
A
(x)+χ
B
(x) = 1 and χ
A
χ
B
(x) = 0. If χ
A∪B
(x) = 0, then x / ∈ A∪B so χ
A
(x) = χ
B
(x) = χ
A
χ
B
(x) = 0.
Hence χ
A∪B
= χ
A

B

A
χ
B
. If χ
A
c (x) = 1, then x / ∈ A so χ
A
(x) = 0. If χ
A
c (x) = 0, then x ∈ A so
χ
A
(x) = 1. Hence χ
A
c = 1 −χ
A
.
21a. Let D and E be measurable sets and f a function with domain D ∪ E. Suppose f is measurable.
Since D and E are measurable subsets of D∪E, f[
D
and f[
E
are measurable. Conversely, suppose f[
D
and
f[
E
are measurable. Then for any α ∈ R, ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = ¦x ∈ D : f[
D
(x) > α¦∪¦x ∈ E : f[
E
(x) > α¦.
Each set on the right is measurable so ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is measurable and f is measurable.
21b. Let f be a function with measurable domain D. Let g be defined by g(x) = f(x) if x ∈ D and
g(x) = 0 if x / ∈ D. Suppose f is measurable. If α ≥ 0, then ¦x : g(x) > α¦ = ¦x : f(x) > α¦, which
is measurable. If α < 0, then ¦x : g(x) > α¦ = ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∪ D
c
, which is measurable. Hence
g is measurable. Conversely, suppose g is measurable. Then f = g[
D
and since D is measurable, f is
measurable.
22a. Let f be an extended real-valued function with measurable domain D and let D
1
= ¦x : f(x) =
∞¦, D
2
= ¦x : f(x) = −∞¦. Suppose f is measurable. Then D
1
and D
2
are measurable by Proposition
18. Now D¸(D
1
∪D
2
) is a measurable subset of D so the restriction of f to D¸(D
1
∪D
2
) is measurable.
Conversely, suppose D
1
and D
2
are measurable and the restriction of f to D¸ (D
1
∪D
2
) is measurable.
For α ∈ R, ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = D
1
∪¦x : f[
D\(D
1
∪D
2
)
(x) > α¦, which is measurable. Hence f is measurable.
22b. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions defined on D. D
1
= ¦fg = ∞¦ =
¦f = ∞, g > 0¦ ∪ ¦f = −∞, g < 0¦ ∪ ¦f > 0, g = ∞¦ ∪ ¦f < 0, g = −∞¦, which is measurable.
D
2
= ¦fg = −∞¦ = ¦f = ∞, g < 0¦ ∪ ¦f = −∞, g > 0¦ ∪ ¦f > 0, g = −∞¦ ∪ ¦f < 0, g = ∞¦,
which is measurable. Let h = fg[
D\(D
1
∪D
2
)
and let α ∈ R. If α ≥ 0, then ¦x : h(x) > α¦ = ¦x :
f[
D\¦x:f(x)=±∞]
(x) g[
D\¦x:g(x)=±∞]
(x) > α¦, which is measurable. If α < 0, then ¦x : h(x) > α¦ = ¦x :
f(x) = 0¦ ∪ ¦x : g(x) = 0¦ ∪ ¦x : f[
D\¦f=±∞]
(x) g[
D\¦g=±∞]
(x) > α¦, which is measurable. Hence fg
is measurable.
22c. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions defined on D and α a fixed number.
Define f +g to be α whenever it is of the form ∞−∞or −∞+∞. D
1
= ¦f +g = ∞¦ = ¦f ∈ R, g = ∞¦∪
¦f = g = ∞¦ ∪ ¦f = ∞, g ∈ R¦, which is measurable. D
2
= ¦f +g = −∞¦ = ¦f ∈ R, g = −∞¦ ∪ ¦f =
g = −∞¦ ∪ ¦f = −∞, g ∈ R¦, which is measurable. Let h = (f +g)[
D\(D
1
∪D
2
)
and let β ∈ R. If β ≥ α,
then ¦x : h(x) > β¦ = ¦x : f[
D\¦f=±∞]
(x) + g[
D\¦g=±∞]
(x) > β¦, which is measurable. If β < α, then
¦x : h(x) > β¦ = ¦f = ∞, g = −∞¦ ∪ ¦f = −∞, g = ∞¦ ∪ ¦x : f[
D\¦f=±∞]
(x) + g[
D\¦g=±∞]
(x) > β¦,
which is measurable. Hence f +g is measurable.
22d. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions that are finite a.e. Then the sets
D
1
, D
2
, ¦x : h(x) > β¦ can be written as unions of sets as in part (c), possibly with an additional set of
measure zero. Thus these sets are measurable and f +g is measurable.
23a. Let f be a measurable function on [a, b] that takes the values ±∞ only on a set of measure zero
and let ε > 0. For each n, let E
n
= ¦x ∈ [a, b] : [f(x)[ > n¦. Each E
n
is measurable and E
n+1
⊂ E
n
for each n. Also, mE
1
≤ b − a < ∞. Thus limmE
n
= m(

E
n
) = 0. Thus there exists M such that
mE
M
< ε/3. i.e. [f[ ≤ M except on a set of measure less than ε/3.
23b. Let f be a measurable function on [a, b]. Let ε > 0 and M be given. Choose N such that M/N < ε.
For each k ∈ ¦−N, −N + 1, . . . , N − 1¦, let E
k
= ¦x ∈ [a, b] : kM/N ≤ f(x) < (k + 1)M/N¦. Each E
k
is measurable. Define ϕ by ϕ =

N−1
k=−N
(kM/N)χ
E
k
. Then ϕ is a simple function. If x ∈ [a, b] such
that [f(x)[ < M, then x ∈ E
k
for some k. i.e. kM/N ≤ f(x) < (k + 1)M/N and ϕ(x) = kM/N. Thus
[f(x) − ϕ(x)[ < M/N < ε. If m ≤ f ≤ M, we may take ϕ so that m ≤ ϕ ≤ M by replacing M/N by
(M −m)/N < ε in the preceding argument.
23c. Let ϕ be a simple function on [a, b] and let ε > 0 be given. Let ϕ =

n
i=1
a
i
χ
A
i
. For each i, there
is a finite union U
i
=

N
i
k=1
I
i,k
of (disjoint) open intervals such that m(U
i
∆A
i
) < ε/3n. Define g by
g =

n
i=1
a
i
χ
U
i
\

i−1
m=1
U
m
. Then g is a step function on [a, b]. If g(x) ,= ϕ(x), then either g(x) = a
i
,= ϕ(x),
or g(x) = 0 and ϕ(x) = a
i
. In the first case, x ∈ U
i
¸ A
i
. In the second case, x ∈ A
i
¸ U
i
. Thus
¦x ∈ [a, b] : ϕ(x) ,= g(x)¦ ⊂

n
i=1
((U
i
¸ A
i
) ∪ (A
i
¸ U
i
)) =

n
i=1
(U
i
∆A
i
) so it has measure less than ε/3.
If m ≤ ϕ ≤ M, we may take g so that m ≤ g ≤ M since both g and ϕ take values in ¦a
1
, . . . , a
n
¦.
16
23d. Let g be a step function on [a, b] and let ε > 0 be given. Let x
0
, . . . , x
n
be the partition points
corresponding to g. Let d = min¦x
i
−x
i−1
: i = 1, . . . , n¦. For each i, let I
i
be an open interval of length
less than min(ε/3(n + 1), d/2) centred at x
i
. Define h by linearising g in each I
i
. Then h is continuous
and ¦x ∈ [a, b] : g(x) ,= h(x)¦ ⊂

n
i=0
I
i
, which has measure less than ε/3. If m ≤ g ≤ M, we may take
h so that m ≤ h ≤ M by construction.
24. Let f be measurable and B a Borel set. Let ( be the collection of sets E such that f
−1
[E] is
measurable. Suppose E ∈ (. Then f
−1
[E
c
] = (f
−1
[E])
c
, which is measurable, so E
c
∈ (. Suppose ¸E
i
)
is a sequence of sets in (. Then f
−1
[

E
i
] =

f
−1
[E
i
], which is measurable, so

E
i
∈ (. Thus ( is
a σ-algebra. Now for any a, b ∈ R with a < b, ¦x : f(x) > a¦ and ¦x : f(x) < b¦ are measurable. i.e.
(a, ∞) and (−∞, b) are in (. Thus (a, b) ∈ ( and ( is a σ-algebra containing all the open intervals so it
contains all the Borel sets. Hence f
−1
[B] is measurable.
25. Let f be a measurable real-valued function and g a continuous function defined on (−∞, ∞). Then
g is also measurable. For any α ∈ R, ¦x : (g ◦ f)(x) > α¦ = (g ◦ f)
−1
[(α, ∞)] = f
−1
[g
−1
[(α, ∞)]], which
is measurable by Q24. Hence g ◦ f is measurable.
26. Propositions 18 and 19 and Theorem 20 follow from arguments similar to those in the original proofs
and the fact that the collection of Borel sets is a σ-algebra. If f is a Borel measurable function, then
for any α ∈ R, the set ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is a Borel set so it is Lebesgue measurable. Thus f is Lebesgue
measurable. If f is Borel measurable and B is a Borel set, then consider the collection ( of sets E such
that f
−1
[E] is a Borel set. By a similar argument to that in Q24, ( is a σ-algebra containing all the
open intervals. Thus ( contains all the Borel sets. Hence f
−1
[B] is a Borel set. If f and g are Borel
measurable, then for α ∈ R, ¦x : (f ◦g)(x) > α¦ = (f ◦g)
−1
[(α, ∞)] = g
−1
[f
−1
[(α, ∞)]], which is a Borel
set. Thus f ◦ g is Borel measurable. If f is Borel measurable and g is Lebesgue measurable, then for
any α ∈ R, f
−1
[(α, ∞)] is a Borel set and g
−1
[f
−1
[(α, ∞)]] is Lebesgue measurable by Q24. Thus f ◦ g
is Lebesgue measurable.
27. Call a function A-measurable if for each α ∈ R the set ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is in A. Propositions 18
and 19 and Theorem 20 still hold. An A-measurable function need not be Lebesgue measurable. For
example, let A be the σ-algebra generated by the nonmeasurable set P defined in Section 4. Then χ
P
is A-
measurable but not Lebesgue measurable. There exists a Lebesgue measurable function g and a Lebesgue
measurable set A such that g
−1
[A] is nonmeasurable (see Q28). If f and g are Lebesgue measurable, f ◦g
may not be Lebesgue measurable. For example, take g and A to be Lebesgue measurable with g
−1
[A]
nonmeasurable. Let f = χ
A
so that f is Lebesgue measurable. Then ¦x : (f ◦ g)(x) > 1/2¦ = g
−1
[A],
which is nonmeasurable. This is also a counterexample for the last statement.
28a. Let f be defined by f(x) = f
1
(x) + x for x ∈ [0, 1]. By Q2.48, f
1
is continuous and monotone on
[0, 1] so f is continuous and strictly monotone on [0, 1] and f maps [0, 1] onto [0, 2]. By Q2.46, f has a
continuous inverse so it is a homeomorphism of [0, 1] onto [0, 2].
28b. By Q2.48, f
1
is constant on each interval contained in the complement of the Cantor set. Thus f
maps each of these intervals onto an interval of the same length. Thus m(f[[0, 1] ¸C]) = m([0, 1] ¸C) = 1
and since f is a bijection of [0, 1] onto [0, 2], mF = m(f[C]) = m([0, 2]) −1 = 1.
28c. Let g = f
−1
: [0, 2] → [0, 1]. Then g is measurable. Since mF = 1 > 0, there is a nonmeasurable set
E ⊂ F. Let A = f
−1
[E]. Then A ⊂ C so it has outer measure zero and is measurable but g
−1
[A] = E
so it is nonmeasurable.
28d. The function g = f
−1
is continuous and the function h = χ
A
is measurable, where A is as defined
in part (c). However the set ¦x : (h ◦ g)(x) > 1/2¦ = g
−1
[A] is nonmeasurable. Thus h ◦ g is not
measurable.
28e. The set A in part (c) is measurable but by Q24, it is not a Borel set since g
−1
[A] is nonmeasurable.
3.6 Littlewood’s three principles
29. Let E = R and let f
n
= χ
[n,∞)
for each n. Then f
n
(x) → 0 for each x ∈ E. For any measurable set
A ⊂ E with mA < 1 and any integer N, pick x ≥ N such that x / ∈ A. Then [f
N
(x) −0[ ≥ 1.
30. Egoroff’s Theorem: Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions that converges to a real-valued
function f a.e. on a measurable set E of finite measure. Let η > 0 be given. For each n, there exists
A
n
⊂ E with mA
n
< η/2
n
and there exists N
n
such that for all x / ∈ A
n
and k ≥ N
n
, [f
k
(x)−f(x)[ < 1/n.
17
Let A =

A
n
. Then A ⊂ E and mA <

η/2
n
= η. Choose n
0
such that 1/n
0
< η. If x / ∈ A and
k ≥ N
n
0
, we have [f
k
(x) −f(x)[ < 1/n
0
< η. Thus f
n
converges to f uniformly on E ¸ A.
31. Lusin’s Theorem: Let f be a measurable real-valued function on [a, b] and let δ > 0 be given. For
each n, there is a continuous function h
n
on [a, b] such that m¦x : [h
n
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ δ/2
n+2
¦ < δ/2
n+2
.
Let E
n
= ¦x : [h
n
(x)−f(x)[ ≥ δ/2
n+2
¦. Then [h
n
(x)−f(x)[ < δ/2
n+2
for x ∈ [a, b] ¸E
n
. Let E =

E
n
.
Then mE < δ/4 and ¸h
n
) is a sequence of continuous, thus measurable, functions that converges to f on
[a, b] ¸ E. By Egoroff’s Theorem, there is a subset A ⊂ [a, b] ¸ E such that mA < δ/4 and h
n
converges
uniformly to f on [a, b] ¸(E∪A). Thus f is continuous on [a, b] ¸(E∪A) with m(E∪A) < δ/2. Now there
is an open set O such that O ⊃ (E ∪ A) and m(O ¸ (E ∪ A)) < δ/2. Then f is continuous on [a, b] ¸ O,
which is closed, and mO < δ. By Q2.40, there is a function ϕ that is continuous on (−∞, ∞) such that
f = ϕ on [a, b] ¸ O. In particular, ϕ is continuous on [a, b] and m¦x ∈ [a, b] : f(x) ,= ϕ(x)¦ = mO < δ.
If f is defined on (−∞, ∞), let δ
t
= min(δ/2
n+3
, 1/2). Then for each n, there is a continuous function
ϕ
n
on [n + δ
t
, n + 1 − δ
t
] such that m¦x ∈ [n + δ
t
, n + 1 − δ
t
] : f(x) ,= ϕ
n
(x)¦ < δ/2
n+2
. Similarly for
[−n−1 +δ
t
, −n−δ
t
]. Linearise in each interval [n−δ
t
, n+δ
t
]. Similarly for intervals [−n−δ
t
, −n+δ
t
].
Then we have a continuous function ϕ defined on (−∞, ∞) with m¦x : f(x) ,= ϕ(x)¦ < 4

δ/2
n+2
= δ.
*32. For t ∈ [0, 1) with 1/2
i+1
≤ t < 1/2
i
, define f
t
: [0, 1) → R by f
t
(x) = 1 if x ∈ P
i
= P + r
i
and x = 2
i+1
t − 1, and f
t
(x) = 0 otherwise. For each t, there is at most one x such that f
t
(x) = 1
so each f
t
is measurable. For each x, x ∈ P
i(x)
for some i(x). Let t(x) = (x + 1)/2
i(x)+1
. Then
1/2
i(x)+1
≤ t(x) < 1/2
i(x)
and f
t(x)
(x) = 1. This is the only t such that f
t
(x) = 1. Thus for each x,
f
t
(x) → 0 as t → 0. Note that any measurable subset of [0, 1) with positive measure intersects infinitely
many of the sets P
i
. Thus for any measurable set A ⊂ [0, 1) with mA < 1/2, m([0, 1) ¸ A) ≥ 1/2 so
there exists x ∈ [0, 1) ¸ A with i(x) arbitrarily large and so with t(x) arbitrarily small. i.e. there exist
an x ∈ [0, 1) ¸ A and arbitrarily small t such that f
t
(x) ≥ 1/2.
(*) Any measurable set A ⊂ [0, 1) with positive measure intersects infinitely many of the sets P
i
:
Suppose A intersects only finitely many of the sets P
i
. i.e. A ⊂

n
i=1
P
q
i
, where P
q
i
= P + q
i
. Choose
r
1
∈ Q∩[−1, 1] such that r
1
,= q
i
−q
j
for all i, j. Suppose r
1
, . . . , r
n
have been chosen. Choose r
n+1
such
that r
n+1
,= q
i
−q
j
+r
k
for all i, j and k ≤ n. Now the measurable sets A+r
i
are disjoint by the definition
of P and the construction of the sequence ¸r
i
). Then m(

n
i=1
(A + r
i
)) =

n
i=1
m(A + r
i
) = nmA for
each n. Since

n
i=1
(A+r
i
) ⊂ [−1, 2], nmA ≤ 3 for all n and mA = 0.
4 The Lebesgue Integral
4.1 The Riemann integral
1a. Let f be defined by f(x) = 0 if x is irrational and f(x) = 1 if x is rational. For any subdivision
a = ξ
0
< ξ
1
< < ξ
n
= b of [a, b], M
i
= sup
ξ
i−1
<x≤ξ
i
f(x) = 1 and m
i
= inf
ξ
i−1
<x≤ξ
i
f(x) = 0 for each
i. Thus S =

n
i=1

i
− ξ
i−1
)M
i
= b − a and s =

n
i=1

i
− ξ
i−1
)m
i
= 0 for any subdivision of [a, b].
Hence R
_ b
a
f(x) = b −a and R
_
b
a
f(x) = 0.
1b. Let ¸r
n
) be an enumeration of Q∩[a, b]. For each n, let f
n
= χ
¦r
1
,...,r
n
]
. Then ¸f
n
) is a sequence of
nonnegative Riemann integrable functions increasing monotonically to f. Thus the limit of a sequence
of Riemann integrable functions may not be Riemann integrable so in general we cannot interchange the
order of integration and the limiting process.
4.2 The Lebesgue integral of a bounded function over a set of finite measure
2a. Let f be a bounded function on [a, b] and let h be the upper envelope of f. i.e. h(y) = inf
δ>0
sup
]y−x]<δ
f(x).
Since f is bounded, h is upper semicontinuous by Q2.51b and h is bounded. For any α ∈ R, the set
¦x : h(x) < α¦ is open. Thus h is measurable. Let ϕ be a step function on [a, b] such that ϕ ≥ f.
Then ϕ ≥ h except at a finite number of points (the partition points). Thus R
_ b
a
f = inf
ϕ≥f
_
b
a
ϕ ≥
_
b
a
h.
Conversely, there exists a monotone decreasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of step functions such that h(x) = limϕ
n
(x)
for each x ∈ [a, b]. Thus
_
b
a
h = lim
_
b
a
ϕ
n
≥ R
_ b
a
f. Hence R
_ b
a
f =
_
b
a
h.
18
2b. Let f be a bounded function on [a, b] and let E be the set of discontinuities of f. Let g be the
lower envelope of f. By a similar argument as in part (a), R
_
b
a
f =
_
b
a
g. Suppose E has measure zero.
Then g = h a.e. so R
_
b
a
f =
_
b
a
g =
_
b
a
h = R
_ b
a
f so f is Riemann integrable. Conversely, suppose f is
Riemann integrable. Then
_
b
a
g =
_
b
a
h. Thus
_
b
a
[g −h[ = 0 so g = h a.e. since
_
b
a
[g −h[ ≥ (1/n)m¦x :
[g(x) −h(x)[ > 1/n¦ for all n. Hence f is continuous a.e. and mE = 0.
4.3 The integral of a nonnegative function
3. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function and suppose inf f = 0. Let E = ¦x : f(x) > 0¦. Then
E =

E
n
where E
n
= ¦x : f(x) ≥ 1/n¦. Now
_
f ≥ (1/n)mE
n
for each n so mE
n
= 0 for each n and
mE = 0. Thus f = 0 a.e.
4a. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function. For n = 1, 2, . . ., let E
n,i
= f
−1
[(i −1)2
−n
, i2
−n
) where
i = 1, . . . , n2
n
and let E
n,0
= f
−1
[n, ∞). Define ϕ
n
=

n2
n
i=1
(i − 1)2
−n
χ
(E
n,i
∩[−n,n])
+ nχ
(E
n,0
∩[−n,n])
.
Then each ϕ
n
is a nonnegative simple function vanishing outside a set of finite measure and ϕ
n
≤ ϕ
n+1
for each n. Furthermore, for sufficiently large n, f
n
(x) −ϕ
n
(x) ≤ 2
−n
if x ∈ [−n, n] and f(x) < n. Thus
ϕ
n
(x) → f(x) when f(x) < ∞. Also, for sufficiently large n, ϕ
n
(x) = n → ∞ if f(x) = ∞.
4b. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function. Then by part (a), there is an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
)
of simple functions such that f = limϕ
n
. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem,
_
f = lim
_
ϕ
n
=
sup
_
ϕ
n
. Thus
_
f ≤ sup
_
ϕ over all simple functions ϕ ≤ f. On the other hand,
_
f ≥
_
ϕ for all
simple functions ϕ ≤ f. Thus
_
f ≥ sup
_
ϕ over all simple functions ϕ ≤ f. Hence
_
f = sup
_
ϕ over
all simple functions ϕ ≤ f.
5. Let f be a nonnegative integrable function and let F(x) =
_
x
−∞
f. For each n, let f
n
= fχ
(−∞,x−1/n]
.
Then ¸f
n
) is an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with fχ
(−∞,x]
= limf
n
. By
the Monotone Convergence Theorem, limF(x − 1/n) = lim
_
f
n
=
_

(−∞,x]
= F(x). Now for each
n, let g
n
= fχ
(x+1/n,∞)
. Then ¸g
n
) is an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with

(x,∞)
= limg
n
. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem, lim
_
g
n
=
_

(x,∞)
. i.e. lim
_

x+1/n
f =
_

x
f. Since f is integrable, we have lim(
_
f −
_
x+1/n
−∞
f) =
_
f −
_
x
−∞
f so lim
_
x+1/n
−∞
f =
_
x
−∞
f.
i.e. limF(x + 1/n) = F(x). Now given ε > 0, there exists N such that F(x) − F(x − 1/n) < ε and
F(x+1/n) −F(x) < ε whenever n ≥ N. Choose δ < 1/N. Then [F(y) −F(x)[ < ε whenever [x−y[ < δ.
Hence F is continuous.
6. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions converging to f and suppose f
n
≤ f for
each n. By Fatou’s Lemma,
_
f ≤ lim
_
f
n
. On the other hand,
_
f ≥ lim
_
f
n
since f ≥ f
n
for each n.
Hence
_
f = lim
_
f
n
.
7a. For each n, let f
n
= χ
[n,n+1)
. Then ¸f
n
) is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with
limf
n
= 0. Now
_
0 = 0 < 1 = lim
_
f
n
and we have strict inequality in Fatou’s Lemma.
7b. For each n, let f
n
= χ
[n,∞)
. Then ¸f
n
) is a decreasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions
with limf
n
= 0. Now
_
0 = 0 < ∞ = lim
_
f
n
so the Monotone Convergence Theorem does not hold.
8. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions. For each n, let h
n
= inf
k≥n
f
k
. Then
each h
n
is a nonnegative measurable function with h
n
≤ f
n
. By Fatou’s Lemma,
_
limf
n
=
_
limh
n

lim
_
h
n
≤ lim
_
f
n
.
9. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions such that f
n
→ f a.e. and suppose
that
_
f
n

_
f < ∞. Then for any measurable set E, ¸f
n
χ
E
) is a sequence of nonnegative measurable
functions with f
n
χ
E
→ fχ
E
a.e. By Fatou’s Lemma,
_
E
f ≤ lim
_
E
f
n
. Now fχ
E
is integrable since

E
≤ f. Also, f
n
is integrable for sufficiently large n so f
n
χ
E
is integrable for sufficiently large n. By
Fatou’s Lemma,
_
(f −fχ
E
) ≤ lim
_
(f
n
−f
n
χ
E
). i.e.
_
f −
_
E
f ≤ lim
_
f
n
−lim
_
E
f
n
=
_
f −lim
_
E
f
n
.
Thus lim
_
E
f
n

_
E
f and we have
_
E
f
n

_
E
f.
4.4 The general Lebesgue integral
10a. If f is integrable over E, then so are f
+
and f

. Thus [f[ = f
+
+ f

is integrable over E and
[
_
E
f[ = [
_
E
f
+

_
E
f

[ ≤ [
_
E
f
+
[ +[
_
E
f

[ =
_
E
f
+
+
_
E
f

=
_
E
[f[. Conversely, if [f[ is integrable
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over E, then
_
E
f
+

_
E
[f[ < ∞ and
_
E
f


_
E
[f[ < ∞ so f
+
and f

are integrable over E and f is
integrable over E.
10b. f(x) = sin x/x is not Lebesgue integrable on [0, ∞] although R
_

0
f(x) = π/2 (by contour
integration for example). In general, suppose f is Lebesgue integrable and the Riemann integral R
_
b
a
f
exists with improper lower limit a. If a is finite, let f
n
= fχ
[a+1/n,b]
. Then f
n
→ f on [a, b] and [f
n
[ ≤ [f[
so R
_
b
a
f = limR
_
b
a+1/n
f = lim
_
f
n
=
_
b
a
f. If a = −∞, let g
n
= fχ
[−n,b]
. Then g
n
→ f on [a, b]
and [g
n
[ ≤ [f[ so R
_
b
a
f = limR
_
b
−n
f = lim
_
g
n
=
_
b
a
f. The cases where the Riemann integral has
improper upper limit are similar.
11. Let ϕ =

n
i=1
a
i
χ
A
i
be a simple function with canonical representation. Let S+ = ¦i : a
i
≥ 0¦
and let S− = ¦i : a
i
< 0¦. Then ϕ
+
=

i∈S+
a
i
χ
A
i
and ϕ

= −

i∈S−
a
i
χ
A
i
. Clearly ϕ
+
and ϕ

are simple functions. Then
_
ϕ
+
=

i∈S+
a
i
mA
i
and
_
ϕ

= −

i∈S−
a
i
mA
i
so
_
ϕ =
_
ϕ
+

_
ϕ

=

n
i=1
a
i
mA
i
.
12. Let g be an integrable function on a set E and suppose that ¸f
n
) is a sequence of measurable
functions with [f
n
[ ≤ g a.e. on E. Then ¸f
n
+ g) is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions on
E. Thus
_
limf
n
+
_
g ≤
_
lim(f
n
+ g) ≤ lim
_
(f
n
+ g) ≤ lim
_
f
n
+
_
g so
_
limf
n
≤ lim
_
f
n
. Also,
¸g−f
n
) is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions on E. Thus
_
g+
_
lim(−f
n
) ≤
_
lim(g−f
n
) ≤
lim
_
(g −f
n
) ≤
_
g + lim(−
_
f
n
) so
_
lim(−f
n
) ≤ lim(−
_
f
n
). i.e. lim
_
f
n

_
limf
n
. Hence we have
_
limf
n
≤ lim
_
f
n
≤ lim
_
f
n

_
limf
n
.
13. Let h be an integrable function and ¸f
n
) a sequence of measurable functions with f
n
≥ −h and
limf
n
= f. For each n, f
n
+ h is a nonnegative measurable function. Since h is integrable,
_
f
n
=
_
(f
n
+ h) −
_
h. Similarly,
_
f =
_
(f + h) −
_
h. Now
_
f +
_
h ≤
_
lim(f
n
+ h) ≤ lim
_
f
n
+
_
h so
_
f ≤ lim
_
f
n
.
14a. Let ¸g
n
) be a sequence of integrable functions which converges a.e. to an integrable function
g and let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions such that [f
n
[ ≤ g
n
and ¸f
n
) converges to f
a.e. Suppose
_
g = lim
_
g
n
. Since [f
n
[ ≤ g
n
, [f[ ≤ g. Thus [f
n
− f[ ≤ [f
n
[ + [f[ ≤ g
n
+ g and
¸g
n
+ g − [f
n
− f[) is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions. By Fatou’s Lemma,
_
lim(g
n
+
g − [f
n
− f[) ≤ lim
_
(g
n
+ g − [f
n
− f[). i.e.
_
2g ≤
_
2g + lim(−
_
[f
n
− f[) =
_
2g − lim
_
[f
n
− f[.
Hence lim
_
[f
n
−f[ ≤ 0 ≤ lim
_
[f
n
−f[ and we have
_
[f
n
−f[ → 0.
14b. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of integrable functions such that f
n
→ f a.e. with f integrable. If
_
[f
n
− f[ → 0, then
¸
¸
_
[f
n
[ −
_
[f[
¸
¸

_
[[f
n
[ −[f[[ ≤
_
[f
n
− f[ → 0. Thus
_
[f
n
[ →
_
[f[. Conversely,
suppose
_
[f
n
[ →
_
[f[. By part (a), with [f
n
[ in place of g
n
and [f[ in place of g, we have
_
[f
n
−f[ → 0.
15a. Let f be integrable over E and let ε > 0 be given. By Q4, there is a simple function ψ ≤ f
+
such
that
_
E
f
+
− ε/2 <
_
E
ψ. Also, there is a simple function ψ
t
≤ f

such that
_
E
f

− ε/2 <
_
E
ψ
t
. Let
ϕ = ψ−ψ
t
. Then ϕ is a simple function and
_
E
[f−ϕ[ =
_
E
[f
+
−ψ−f


t
[ ≤
_
E
[f
+
−ψ[+
_
E
[f

−ψ
t
[ =
_
E
(f
+
−ψ) +
_
E
(f

−ψ
t
) < ε.
15b. Let f
n
= fχ
[−n,n]
. Then f
n
→ f and [f
n
[ ≤ [f[. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem,
_
E
[f − fχ
[−n,n]
[ → 0. i.e.
_
E∩[−n,n]
c
[f[ → 0. Thus there exists N such that
_
E∩[−N,N]
c
[f[ < ε/3.
By part (a), there is a simple function ϕ such that
_
E
[f − ϕ[ < ε/3. By Proposition 3.22, there
is a step function ψ on [−N, N] such that [ϕ − ψ[ < ε/12NM except on a set of measure less than
ε/12NM, where M ≥ max([ϕ[, [ψ[) + 1. We may regard ψ as a function on R taking the value 0
outside [−N, N]. Then
_
N
−N
[ϕ − ψ[ < ε/3 so
_
E
[f − ψ[ =
_
E∩[−N,N]
[f − ψ[ +
_
E∩[−N,N]
c
[f − ψ[ ≤
_
E∩[−N,N]
[f −ϕ[ +
_
E∩[−N,N]
[ϕ−ψ[ +
_
E∩[−N,N]
c
[f −ψ[ ≤
_
E
[f −ϕ[ +
_
N
−N
[ϕ−ψ[ +
_
E∩[−N,N]
c
[f[ < ε.
15c. By part (b), there is a step function ψ such that
_
E
[f −ψ[ < ε/2. Suppose ψ is defined on [a, b].
We may regard ψ as a function on R taking the value 0 outside [a, b]. By linearising ψ at each partition
point, we get a continuous function g vanishing outside a finite interval such that ψ = g except on a set
of measure less than ε/4M, where M ≥ [ψ[. Then
_
E
[f −g[ ≤
_
E
[f −ψ[ +
_
E
[ψ −g[ < ε.
16. Riemann-Lebesgue Theorem: Suppose f is integrable on (−∞, ∞). By Q15, given ε > 0,
there is a step function ψ such that
_
[f − ψ[ < ε/2. Now [
_
f(x) cos nxdx[ ≤
_
[f(x) cos nx[ dx ≤
_
[(f(x) −ψ(x)) cos nx[ dx +
_
[ψ(x) cos nx[ dx < ε/2 +
_
[ψ(x) cos nx[ dx. Integrating [ψ(x) cos nx[ over
each interval on which ψ is constant, we see that
_
[ψ(x) cos nx[ dx → 0 as n → ∞. Thus there
exists N such that
_
[ψ(x) cos nx[ dx < ε/2 for n ≥ N so [
_
f(x) cos nxdx[ < ε for n ≥ N. i.e.
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lim
n→∞
_
f(x) cos nxdx = 0.
17a. Let f be integrable over (−∞, ∞). Then f
+
and f

are nonnegative integrable functions. There
exists an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of nonnegative simple functions such that f
+
= limϕ
n
. Now since
_
χ
E
(x) dx = mE = m(E − t) =
_
χ
E
(x + t) dx for any measurable set E, we have
_
ϕ
n
(x) dx =
_
ϕ
n
(x+t) dx for all n. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem,
_
f
+
(x) dx =
_
f
+
(x+t) dx. Similarly
for f

. Thus
_
f(x) dx =
_
f(x +t) dx.
17b. Let g be a bounded measurable function and let M be such that [g[ ≤ M. Since f is integrable, given
ε > 0, there is a continuous function h vanishing outside a finite interval [a, b] such that
_
[f −h[ < ε/4M.
Now
_
[g(x)[f(x) −f(x +t)][ ≤
_
[g(x)[h(x) −h(x +t)][ +
_
[g(x)[(f −h)(x) −(f −h)(x +t)][. Now h is
uniformly continuous on [a, b] so there exists δ > 0 such that [h(x)−h(x+t)[ < ε/2M(b−a) whenever [t[ <
δ. Then
_
[g(x)[f(x)−f(x+t)][ ≤ ε/2+M
__
[(f −h)(x)[ +
_
[(f −h)(x +t)[
_
= ε/2+2M
_
[f −h[ < ε
whenever [t[ < δ. i.e. lim
t→0
_
[g(x)[f(x) −f(x +t)][ = 0.
18. Let f be a function of 2 variables ¸x, t) defined on the square Q = [0, 1] [0, 1] and which is a
measurable function of x for each fixed t. Suppose that lim
t→0
f(x, t) = f(x) and that for all t we have
[f(x, t)[ ≤ g(x) where g is an integrable function on [0, 1]. Let ¸t
n
) be a sequence such that t
n
,= 0 for all
n and lim
n
t
n
= 0. Then lim
n
f(x, t
n
) = f(x). For each n, h
n
(x) = f(x, t
n
) is measurable and [h
n
[ ≤ g.
By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem, lim
n
_
h
n
=
_
f. i.e. lim
t→0
_
f(x, t) dx =
_
f(x) dx.
Suppose further that f(x, t) is continuous in t for each x and let h(t) =
_
f(x, t) dx. Let ¸t
n
) be a
sequence converging to t. Then limf(x, t
n
) = f(x, t) for each x. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence
Theorem, lim
_
f(x, t
n
) dx =
_
f(x, t) dx. i.e. limh(t
n
) = h(t). Hence h is a continuous function of t.
19. Let f be a function defined and bounded in the square Q = [0, 1] [0, 1] and suppose that for each
fixed t the function f is a measurable function of x. For each ¸x, t) in Q, let the partial derivative ∂f/∂t
exist. Suppose that ∂f/∂t is bounded in Q. Let ¸s
n
) be a sequence such that s
n
,= 0 for all n and
lim
n
s
n
= 0. Then lim
n
[f(x, t + s
n
) − f(x, t)]/s
n
→ ∂f/∂t. Since ∂f/∂t is bounded, there exists M
such that [[f(x, t + s
n
) − f(x, t)]/s
n
[ ≤ M + 1 for sufficiently large n. For each fixed t, f is a bounded
measurable function of x so [
_
1
0
f(x, t+s
n
) dx−
_
1
0
f(x, t) dx]/s
n
=
_
1
0
([f(x, t+s
n
)−f(x, t)]/s
n
) dx. Thus
d
dt
_
1
0
f(x, t) dx = lim
n
[
_
1
0
f(x, t + s
n
) dx −
_
1
0
f(x, t) dx]/s
n
= lim
n
_
1
0
([f(x, t + s
n
) − f(x, t)]/s
n
) dx =
_
1
0
∂f
∂t
dx, the last equality following from Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem.
4.5 Convergence in measure
20. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence that converges to f in measure. Then given ε > 0, there exists N such that
m¦x : [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ < ε for n ≥ N. For any subsequence ¸f
n
k
), choose M such that n
k
≥ N for
k ≥ M. Then m¦x : [f
n
k
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ < ε for k ≥ M. Thus ¸f
n
k
) converges to f in measure.
21. Fatou’s Lemma: Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions that converges in
measure to f on E. Then there is a subsequence ¸f
n
k
) such that lim
_
E
f
n
k
= lim
_
E
f
n
. By Q20, ¸f
n
k
)
converges in measure to f on E so it in turn has a subsequence ¸f
n
k
j
) that converges to f a.e. Thus
_
E
f ≤ lim
_
E
f
n
k
j
= lim
_
E
f
n
k
= lim
_
E
f
n
.
Monotone Convergence Theorem: Let ¸f
n
) be an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions
that converges in measure to f. Any subsequence ¸f
n
k
) also converges in measure to f so it in turn has
a subsequence ¸f
n
k
j
) that converges to f a.e. Thus
_
f = lim
_
f
n
k
j
. By Q2.12,
_
f = lim
_
f
n
.
Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem: Let g be integrable over E and let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of
measurable functions such that [f
n
[ ≤ g on E and converges in measure to f on E. Any subsequence
¸f
n
k
) also converges in measure to f so it in turn has a subsequence ¸f
n
k
j
) that converges to f a.e. Thus
_
f = lim
_
f
n
k
j
. By Q2.12,
_
f = lim
_
f
n
.
22. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions on a set E of finite measure. If ¸f
n
) converges to
f in measure, then so does any subsequence ¸f
n
k
). Thus any subsequence of ¸f
n
k
) also converges to f
in measure. Conversely, if ¸f
n
) does not converge in measure to f, then there exists ε > 0 such that for
any N there exists n ≥ N with m¦x : [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε. This gives rise to a subsequence ¸f
n
k
)
such that m¦x : [f
n
k
(x) −f(x) ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε for all k. This subsequence will not have a further subsequence
that converges in measure to f.
23. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions on a set E of finite measure. If ¸f
n
) converges to f
21
in measure, then so does any subsequence ¸f
n
k
). Thus ¸f
n
k
) has in turn a subsequence that converges to
f a.e. Conversely, if every subsequence ¸f
n
k
) has in turn a subsequence ¸f
n
k
j
) that converges to f a.e.,
then ¸f
n
k
j
) converges to f in measure so by Q22, ¸f
n
) converges to f in measure.
24. Suppose that f
n
→ f in measure and that there is an integrable function g such that [f
n
[ ≤ g for
all n. Let ε > 0 be given. Now [f
n
−f[ is integrable for each n and [f
n
−f[χ
[−k,k]
converges to [f
n
−f[.
By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem,
_
k
−k
[f
n
−f[ converges to
_
[f
n
−f[. Thus there exists
N such that
_
]x]≥N
[f
n
− f[ < ε/3. By Proposition 14, for each n, given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such
that for any set A with mA < δ,
_
A
[f
n
− f[ < ε/3. We may assume δ < ε/6N. There also exists N
t
such that m¦x : [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ δ¦ < δ for all n ≥ N
t
. Let A = ¦x : [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ δ¦. Then
_
[f
n
− f[ =
_
]x]≥N
[f
n
− f[ +
_
A∩[−N,N]
[f
n
− f[ +
_
A
c
∩[−N,N]
[f
n
− f[ < ε/3 + ε/3 + 2Nδ < ε for all
n ≥ N
t
. i.e.
_
[f
n
−f[ → 0.
25. Let ¸f
n
) be a Cauchy sequence in measure. Then we may choose n
v+1
> n
v
such that m¦x :
[f
n
v+1
(x) − f
n
v
(x)[ ≥ 1/2
v
¦ < 1/2
v
. Let E
v
= ¦x : [f
n
v+1
(x) − f
n
v
(x)[ ≥ 1/2
v
¦ and let F
k
=

v≥k
E
v
.
Then m(

k
F
k
) ≤ m(

v≥k
E
v
) ≤ 1/2
k−1
for all k so m(

k
F
k
) = 0. If x / ∈

k
F
k
, then x / ∈ F
k
for
some k so [f
n
v+1
(x) − f
n
v
(x)[ < 1/2
v
for all v ≥ k and [f
n
w
(x) − f
n
v
(x)[ < 1/2
v−1
for w ≥ v ≥ k.
Thus the series

(f
n
v+1
− f
n
v
) converges a.e. to a function g. Let f = g + f
n
1
. Then f
n
v
→ f in
measure since the partial sums of the series are of the form f
n
v
−f
n
1
. Given ε > 0, choose N such that
m¦x : [f
n
(x) − f
r
(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2 for all n, r ≥ N and m¦x : [f
n
v
(x) − f(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2 for all
v ≥ N. Now ¦x : [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ ⊂ ¦x : [f
n
(x) −f
n
v
(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ ∪ ¦x : [f
n
v
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ for all
n, v ≥ N. Thus m¦x : [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ < ε for all n ≥ N. i.e. f
n
→ f in measure.
5 Differentiation and Integration
5.1 Differentiation of monotone functions
1. Let f be defined by f(0) = 0 and f(x) = xsin(1/x) for x ,= 0. Then D
+
f(0) = lim
h→0
+
f(0+h)−f(0)
h
=
lim
h→0
+ sin(1/h) = 1. Similarly, D

f(0) = 1, D
+
f(0) = D

f(0) = −1.
2a. D
+
[−f(x)] = lim
h→0
+
[−f(x+h)]−[−f(x)]
h
= −lim
h→0
+
f(x+h)−f(x)
h
= −D
+
f(x).
2b. Let g(x) = f(−x). Then D
+
g(x) = lim
h→0
+
g(x+h)−g(x)
h
= lim
h→0
+
f(−x−h)−f(−x)
h
= lim
h→0
+ −
f(−x)−f(−x−h)
h
= −lim
h→0
+
f(−x)−f(−x−h)
h
= −D

f(−x).
3a. Suppose f is continuous on [a, b] and assumes a local maximum at c ∈ (a, b). Now there exists
δ > 0 such that f(c + h) < f(c) for 0 < h < δ. Then
f(c+h)−f(c)
h
< 0 for 0 < h < δ. Thus
D
+
f(c) = lim
h→0
+
f(c+h)−f(c)
h
≤ 0. Similarly, there exists δ
t
> 0 such that f(c) > f(c − h) for 0 <
h < δ
t
. Then
f(c)−f(c−h)
h
> 0 for 0 < h < δ
t
. Thus D

f(c) = lim
h→0
+
f(c)−f(c−h)
h
≥ 0. Hence
D
+
f(c) ≤ D
+
f(c) ≤ 0 ≤ D

f(c) ≤ D

f(c).
(*) Note error in book.
3b. If f has a local maximum at a, then D
+
f(a) ≤ D
+
f(a) ≤ 0. If f has a local maximum at b, then
0 ≤ D

f(b) ≤ D

f(b).
4. Suppose f is continuous on [a, b] and one of its derivates, say D
+
f, is everywhere nonnegative on
(a, b). First consider a function g such that D
+
g(x) ≥ ε > 0 for all x ∈ (a, b). Suppose there exist
x, y ∈ [a, b] with x < y and g(x) > g(y). Since D
+
g(x) > 0 for all x ∈ (a, b), g has no local maximum in
(a, b) by Q3. Thus g is decreasing on (a, y] and D
+
g(c) ≤ 0 for all c ∈ (a, y). Contradiction. Hence g is
nondecreasing on [a, b]. Now for any ε > 0, D
+
(f(x) +εx) ≥ ε on (a, b) so f(x) +εx is nondecreasing on
[a, b]. Let x < y. Then f(x)+εx ≤ f(y)+εy. Suppose f(x) > f(y). Then 0 < f(x)−f(y) ≤ ε(y −x). In
particular, choosing ε = (f(x) −f(y))/(2(y −x)), we have f(x) −f(y) ≤ (f(x) −f(y))/2. Contradiction.
Hence f is nondecreasing on [a, b].
The case where D

f is everywhere nonnegative on (a, b) follows from a similar argument and the cases
where D
+
f or D

f is everywhere nonnegative on (a, b) follow from the previous cases.
5a. For any x, D
+
(f + g)(x) = lim
h→0
+
(f+g)(x+h)−(f+g)(x)
h
= lim
h→0
+(
f(x+h)−f(x)
h
+
g(x+h)−g(x)
h
) ≤
lim
h→0
+
f(x+h)−f(x)
h
+ lim
h→0
+
g(x+h)−g(x)
h
= D
+
f(x) +D
+
g(x).
22
5b. For any x, D
+
(f + g)(x) = lim
h→0
+
(f+g)(x+h)−(f+g)(x)
h
= lim
h→0
+(
f(x+h)−f(x)
h
+
g(x+h)−g(x)
h
) ≤
lim
h→0
+
f(x+h)−f(x)
h
+ lim
h→0
+
g(x+h)−g(x)
h
= D
+
f(x) +D
+
g(x).
Similarly, D

(f +g) ≤ D

f +D

g and D

(f +g) ≤ D

f +D

g.
5c. Let f and g be nonnegative and continuous at c. Then D
+
(fg)(c) = lim
h→0
+
(fg)(c+h)−(fg)(c)
h
=
lim
h→0
+
f(c+h)g(c+h)−f(c)g(c)
h
= lim
h→0
+
(f(c+h)−f(c))g(c+h)+f(c)(g(c+h)−g(c))
h
≤ g(c)lim
h→0
+
f(c+h)−f(c)
h
+
f(c)lim
h→0
+
g(c+h)−g(c)
h
= f(c)D
+
g(c) +g(c)D
+
f(c).
*6a. Let f be defined on [a, b] and g a continuous function on [α, β] that is differentiable at γ with
g(γ) = c ∈ (a, b). Suppose g
t
(γ) > 0. Note that if D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) = ±∞, then D
+
f(c) = ±∞. Now
suppose D
+
f(c) < ∞. Let ε > 0 be given and let ε
1
= min(1,
ε
g

(γ)+1+D
+
f(c)
). There exists δ
1
> 0 such
that [
g(γ+h)−g(γ)
h
−g
t
(γ)[ < ε
1
for 0 < h < δ
1
. There exists δ
2
> 0 such that
f(c+h

)−f(c)
h

−D
+
f(c) < ε
1
for 0 < h
t
< δ
2
so that f(c+h
t
)−f(c)−h
t
D
+
f(c) < ε
1
h
t
. By continuity of g, there exists δ
3
> 0 such that
g(γ+h
tt
)−g(γ) < δ
2
for 0 < h
tt
< δ
3
. Now let δ = min(δ
1
, δ
3
). When 0 < h < δ, [
g(γ+h)−g(γ)
h
−g
t
(γ)[ < ε
1
and f(g(γ + h)) −f(g(γ)) −(g(γ + h) −g(γ))D
+
f(c) < ε
1
(g(γ + h) −g(γ)). Hence
f(g(γ+h))−f(g(γ))
h

D
+
f(c)g
t
(γ) =
f(g(γ+h))−f(g(γ))−D
+
f(c)(g(γ+h)−g(γ))
h
+
D
+
f(c)(g(γ+h)−g(γ))−hD
+
f(c)g

(γ)
h
< ε
1
g(γ+h)−g(γ)
h
+
D
+
f(c)(
g(γ+h)−g(γ)
h
− g
t
(γ)) < ε
1
(g
t
(γ) + 1) + ε
1
D
+
f(c) < ε. Thus D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) ≤ D
+
f(c)g
t
(γ) and
similarly, it can be shown that D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) ≥ D
+
f(c)g
t
(γ). Hence D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) = D
+
f(c)g
t
(γ).
*6b. Suppose g
t
(γ) < 0. Note that if D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) = ±∞, then D

f(c)g
t
(γ) = ∓∞. Also note that
there exists δ > 0 such that g(γ + h) − g(γ) < 0 for 0 < h < δ. By a similar argument to that in part
(a), D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) = D

f(c)g
t
(γ).
*6c. Suppose g
t
(γ) = 0 and all the derivates of f at c are finite. By a similar argument to that in part
(a), D
+
(f ◦ g)(γ) = 0.
5.2 Functions of bounded variation
7a. Let f be of bounded variation on [a, b]. Then f = g − h where g and h are monotone increasing
functions on [a, b]. Let c ∈ (a, b). Also let A = sup
x∈[a,c)
g(x) and let B = sup
x∈[a,c)
h(x). Note that
A, B < ∞. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that A−ε/2 < g(c−δ) ≤ A and B−ε/2 < h(c−δ) ≤ B.
Then for x ∈ (c − δ, c), A − ε/2 < g(x) ≤ A and B − ε/2 < h(x) ≤ B. i.e. 0 ≤ A − g(x) < ε/2 and
0 ≤ B − h(x) < ε/2. Now 0 ≤ [A − B − f(x)[ ≤ (A − g(x)) + (B − h(x)) < ε for x ∈ (c − δ, c). Hence
f(c−) exists. Similarly f(c+) exists. Let g be a monotone function and let E be the set of discontinuities
of g. Now for c ∈ E, g(c−) < g(c+) so there is a rational r
c
such that g(c−) < r
c
< g(c+). Note that
if x
1
< x
2
, then g(x
1
+) ≤ g(x
2
−) so r
x
1
,= r
x
2
. Thus we have a bijection between E and a subset of Q
so E is countable. Since a function f of bounded variation is a difference of two monotone functions, f
also has only a countable number of discontinuities.
7b. Let ¸x
n
) be an enumeration of Q ∩ [0, 1]. Define f on [0, 1] by f(x) =

x
n
<x
2
−n
. Then f is
monotone. Also, at each x
n
, for any δ > 0, there exists x ∈ (x
n
, x
n
+δ) such that f(x) −f(x
n
) > 2
−n−1
so f is discontinuous at each x
n
.
8a. Suppose a ≤ c ≤ b. Let a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= b be a subdivision of [a, b]. If c = x
k
for
some k, then

n
1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ =

k
1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ +

n
k+1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ ≤ T
c
a
(f) + T
b
c
(f).
Thus T
b
a
(f) ≤ T
c
a
(f) + T
b
c
(f). The case where c ∈ (x
k
, x
k+1
) for some k is similar. Conversely, let
a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= c be a subdivision of [a, c] and let c = y
0
< y
1
< < y
m
= b be a
subdivision of [c, b]. Then a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= c < y
1
< < y
m
= b is a subdivision of [a, b] and

n
1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ +

m
1
[f(y
i
) − f(y
i−1
)[ ≤ T
b
a
(f). It follows that T
c
a
(f) + T
b
c
(f) ≤ T
b
a
(f). Hence
T
b
a
(f) = T
c
a
(f) +T
b
c
(f) and T
c
a
(f) ≤ T
b
a
(f).
8b. Let a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= b be a subdivision of [a, b]. Then

n
1
[(f +g)(x
i
) −(f +g)(x
i−1
)[ ≤

n
1
[f(x
i
)−f(x
i−1
)[+

n
1
[g(x
i
)−g(x
i−1
)[ ≤ T
b
a
(f)+T
b
a
(g). Hence T
b
a
(f +g) ≤ T
b
a
(f)+T
b
a
(g). Let c ∈ R.
If c = 0, then T
b
a
(cf) = 0 = [c[T
b
a
(f). If c ,= 0, then

n
1
[cf(x
i
) −cf(x
i−1
)[ = [c[

n
1
[f(x
i
) −f(x
i−1
)[ ≤
[c[T
b
a
(f). Thus T
b
a
(cf) ≤ [c[T
b
a
(f). On the other hand,

n
1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ = [c[
−1

n
1
[cf(x
i
) −
cf(x
i−1
)[ ≤ [c[
−1
T
b
a
(cf). Thus T
b
a
(f) ≤ [c[
−1
T
b
a
(cf) so [c[T
b
a
(f) ≤ T
b
a
(cf). Hence T
b
a
(cf) = [c[T
b
a
(f).
9. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of functions on [a, b] that converges at each point of [a, b] to f. Let a =
x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= b be a subdivision of [a, b] and let ε > 0. Then there exists N such that
23

n
1
[f(x
i
)−f(x
i−1
)[ ≤

n
1
[f(x
i
)−f
n
(x
i
)[+

n
1
[f(x
i−1
)−f
n
(x
i−1
)[+

n
1
[f
n
(x
i
)−f
n
(x
i−1
)[ < ε+T
b
a
(f
n
)
for n ≥ N. Thus T
b
a
(f) ≤ ε + T
b
a
(f
n
) for n ≥ N so T
b
a
(f) ≤ ε + limT
b
a
(f
n
). Since ε is arbitrary,
T
b
a
(f) ≤ limT
b
a
(f
n
).
10a. Let f be defined by f(0) = 0 and f(x) = x
2
sin(1/x
2
) for x ,= 0. Consider the subdivision
−1 <
_
2/nπ <
_
2/(n −1)π < <
_
2/π < 1 of [−1, 1]. Note that t
b
a
(f) → ∞ as n → ∞. Thus f is
not of bounded variation on [−1, 1].
10b. Let g be defined by g(0) = 0 and g(x) = x
2
sin(1/x) for x ,= 0. Note that g is differentiable
on [−1, 1] and [g
t
(x)[ ≤ 3 on [−1, 1]. Thus for any subdivision a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= b of [a, b],

n
1
[g(x
i
−g(x
i−1
)[ ≤ 4

n
1
[x
i
−x
i−1
[ = 3(g(1) −g(−1)). Hence T
1
−1
(g) ≤ 3(g(−1) −g(1)) < ∞.
11. Let f be of bounded variation on [a, b]. For any x ∈ [a, b], f(x) = P
x
a
(f) − N
x
a
(f) − f(a) so
f
t
(x) =
d
dx
P
x
a
(f) −
d
dx
N
x
a
(f) a.e. in [a, b]. Thus [f
t
[ ≤
d
dx
P
x
a
(f) +
d
dx
N
x
a
(f) =
d
dx
T
x
a
(f) a.e. in [a, b] and
_
b
a
[f
t
[ ≤
_
b
a
d
dx
T
x
a
(f) ≤ T
b
a
(f) −T
a
a
(f) = T
b
a
(f).
5.3 Differentiation of an integral
No problems
5.4 Absolute continuity
*12. The function f defined by f(0) = 0 and f(x) = x
2
sin(1/x
2
) for x ,= 0 is absolutely continuous on
[ε, 1] for ε > 0, continuous at 0 but not of bounded variation on [0, 1], thus not absolutely continuous on
[0, 1].
Suppose f is absolutely continuous on [η, 1] for η > 0, continuous at 0 and of bounded variation on [0, 1].
For η ∈ (0, 1], let 0 = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= η be a subdivision of [0, η]. Then since f is continuous at 0,

n
1
[f(x
i
)−f(x
i−1
)[ → 0 as η → 0
+
. Thus T
η
0
(f) → 0 as η → 0
+
. Given ε > 0, there exists η ∈ (0, 1] such
that T
η
0
(f) < ε/2. Since f is absolutely continuous on [η, 1], there exists δ > 0 such that for any finite
collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i

n
1
of disjoint intervals in [η, 1] with

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ, we have

n
1
[f(x
t
i
)−f(x
i
)[ < ε/2.
Now let ¦(y
i
, y
t
i

n
1
be a finite collection of disjoint intervals in [0, 1] with

n
1
[y
t
i
−y
i
[ < δ. If η ∈ [y
t
k
, y
k+1
]
for some k, then

n
1
[f(y
t
i
) − f(y
i
)[ ≤

k
1
[f(y
t
i
) − f(y
i
)[ +

n
k+1
[f(y
t
i
) − f(y
i
)[ < T
η
0
(f) + ε/2 < ε. If
η ∈ (y
k
, y
t
k
) for some k, then

n
1
[f(y
t
i
) −f(y
i
)[ ≤

k−1
1
[f(y
t
i
) −f(y
i
)[ +[f(η) −f(y
k
)[ +[f(y
t
k
) −f(η)[ +

n
k+1
[f(y
t
i
) −f(y
i
)[ < T
η
0
(f) +ε/2 < ε. Hence f is absolutely continuous on [0, 1].
13. Let f be absolutely continuous on [a, b]. Then f is of bounded variation on [a, b] so by Q11,
_
b
a
[f
t
[ ≤ T
b
a
(f). Conversely, since f is absolutely continuous on [a, b], for any subdivision a = x
0
<
x
1
< < x
n
= b of [a, b],

n
1
[f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
)[ =

n
1
[
_
x
i
x
i−1
f
t
[ ≤

n
1
_
x
i
x
i−1
[f
t
[ =
_
b
a
[f
t
[. Thus
T
b
a
(f) ≤
_
b
a
[f
t
[. Hence T
b
a
(f) =
_
b
a
[f
t
[.
For any x ∈ [a, b], f(x) = P
x
a
(f) − N
x
a
(f) − f(a) so f
t
(x) =
d
dx
P
x
a
(f) −
d
dx
N
x
a
(f) a.e. in [a, b]. Thus
(f
t
)
+
≤ (
d
dx
P
x
a
(f))
+
+(
d
dx
N
x
a
(f))

=
d
dx
P
x
a
(f). Thus
_
b
a
(f
t
)
+

_
b
a
d
dx
P
x
a
(f) ≤ P
b
a
(f) −P
a
a
(f) = P
b
a
(f).
Conversely, for any subdivision a = x
0
< x
1
< < x
n
= b of [a, b],

n
1
(f(x
i
) − f(x
i−1
))
+
=

n
1
(
_
x
i
x
i−1
f
t
)
+


n
1
_
x
i
x
i−1
(f
t
)
+
=
_
b
a
(f
t
)
+
. Thus P
b
a
(f) ≤
_
b
a
(f
t
)
+
. Hence P
b
a
(f) =
_
b
a
(f
t
)
+
.
(*) If
_
g < 0, then (
_
g)
+
= 0 ≤
_
g
+
. If
_
g ≥ 0, then (
_
g)
+
=
_
g ≤
_
g
+
.
14a. Let f and g be two absolutely continuous functions on [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such
that

n
1
[f(x
t
i
) −f(x
i
)[ < ε/2 and

n
1
[g(x
t
i
) −g(x
i
)[ < ε/2 for any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i

n
1
of disjoint
intervals in [a, b] with

n
1
[x
t
i
− x
i
[ < δ. Then

n
1
[(f ± g)(x
t
i
) − (f ± g)(x
i
)[ ≤

n
1
[f(x
t
i
) − f(x
i
)[ +

n
1
[g(x
t
i
) −g(x
i
)[ < ε. Thus f +g and f −g are absolutely continuous.
14b. Let f and g be two absolutely continuous functions on [a, b]. There exists M such that [f(x)[ ≤ M
and [g(x)[ ≤ M for any x ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that

n
1
[f(x
t
i
) −f(x
i
)[ < ε/2M
and

n
1
[g(x
t
i
) − g(x
i
)[ < ε/2M for any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of disjoint intervals in [a, b] with

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ. Then

n
1
[(fg)(x
t
i
)−(fg)(x
i
)[ ≤

n
1
[f(x
t
i
)[[g(x
t
i
)−g(x
i
)[+

n
1
[g(x
i
)[[f(x
t
i
)−f(x
i
)[ < ε.
Thus fg is absolutely continuous.
14c. Suppose f is absolutely continuous on [a, b] and is never zero there. Let g = 1/f. There exists M
such that [f(x)[ ≥ M for x ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that

n
1
[f(x
t
i
) −f(x
i
)[ < εM
2
24
for any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of disjoint intervals in [a, b] with

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ. Then [g(x
t
i
)−g(x
i
)[ =
]f(x

i
)−f(x
i
)]
]f(x
i
)f(x

i
)]
< ε. Thus g is absolutely continuous.
15. Let f be the Cantor ternary function. By Q2.48, f is continuous and monotone on [0, 1]. Note
that f
t
= 0 a.e. on [0, 1] since f is constant on each interval in the complement of the Cantor set and
the Cantor set has measure zero. If f is absolutely continuous, then 1 = f(1) =
_
1
0
f
t
+ f(0) = 0.
Contradiction. Thus f is not absolutely continuous.
16a. Let f be a monotone increasing function on [a, b]. Let g be defined by g(x) =
_
x
a
f
t
and let
h = f − g. Then g is absolutely continuous, h
t
(x) = f
t
(x) −
d
dx
_
x
a
f
t
= 0 a.e. so h is singular, and
f = g +h.
16b. Let f be a nondecreasing singular function on [a, b]. Let ε, δ > 0 be given. Since f is singular on
[a, b], for each x ∈ [a, b], there is an arbitrarily small interval [x, x+h] ⊂ [a, b] such that [f(x+h)−f(x)[ <
εh/(b −a). Then there exists a finite collection ¦[x
k
, y
k
]¦ of nonoverlapping intervals of this sort which
cover all of [a, b] except for a set of measure less than δ. Labelling x
k
such that x
k
≤ x
k+1
, we have
y
0
= a ≤ x
1
< y
1
≤ x
2
< ≤ y
n
≤ b = x
n+1
. Then

n
0
[x
k+1
− y
k
[ < δ and

n
1
[f(y
k
) − f(x
k
)[ < ε.
Since f is nondecreasing,

n
0
[f(x
k+1
) −f(y
k
)[ > f(b) −f(a) −ε.
16c. Let f be a nondecreasing function on [a, b] with property (S). i.e. Given ε, δ > 0, there is a finite
collection ¦[y
k
, x
k
]¦ of nonoverlapping intervals in [a, b] such that

n
1
[x
k
− y
k
[ < δ and

n
1
(f(x
k
) −
f(y
k
)) > f(b) − f(a) − ε. By part (a), f = g + h where g =
_
x
a
f
t
and h is singular. It suffices to show
that g = 0 a.e. Letting x
0
= a and y
n+1
= b, we have

n
1
(f(y
k+1
) −f(x
k
)) < ε. We may choose δ such
that
_

n
1
[y
k
,x
k
]
f
t
< ε. Then
_
b
a
f
t
< 2ε so
_
b
a
f
t
= 0 and g = 0.
16d. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nondecreasing singular functions on [a, b] such that the function f(x) =

f
n
(x) is everywhere finite. Let ε, δ > 0 be given. Now f(b) − f(a) =

(f
n
(b) − f
n
(a)) < ∞ so
there exists N such that


N+1
(f
n
(b) −f
n
(a)) < ε/2. Let F(x) =

N
1
f
n
(x). Then F is nondecreasing
and singular. By part (b), there exists a finite collection ¦[y
k
, x
k
]¦ of nonoverlapping intervals such that

[x
k
−y
k
[ < δ and

(F(y
k
)−F(x
k
)) > F(b)−F(a)−ε/2. Now

(f(y
k
)−f(x
k
)) ≥

(F(y
k
)−F(x
k
)) >
F(b) − F(a) − ε/2 = f(b) − f(a) −


N+1
(f
n
(b) − f
n
(a)) − ε/2 > f(b) − f(a) − ε. By part (c), f is
singular.
*16e. Let C be the Cantor ternary function on [0, 1]. Extend C to R by defining C(x) = 0 for x < 0 and
C(x) = 1 for x > 1. For each n, define f
n
by f
n
(x) = 2
−n
C(
x−a
n
b
n
−a
n
) where ¦[a
n
, b
n
]¦ is an enumeration of
the intervals with rational endpoints in [0, 1]. Then each f
n
is a nondecreasing singular function on [0, 1].
Define f(x) =

f
n
(x). Then f is everywhere finite, strictly increasing and by part (d), f is singular.
17a. Let F be absolutely continuous on [c, d]. Let g be monotone and absolutely continuous on [a, b]
with c ≤ g ≤ d. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that for any finite collection ¦(y
i
, y
t
i
)¦ of disjoint
intervals with

n
1
[y
t
i
− y
i
[ < δ, we have

n
1
[F(y
t
i
) − F(y
i
)[ < ε. Now there exists δ
t
> 0 such that for
any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of disjoint intervals with

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ
t
, we have

n
1
[g(x
t
i
) −g(x
i
)[ < δ.
Now ¦(g(x
i
), g(x
t
i
))¦ is a finite collection of disjoint intervals so

n
1
[F(g(x
t
i
)) − F(g(x
i
))[ < ε. Hence
F ◦ g is absolutely continuous.
(*) Additional assumption that g is monotone. Counterexample: Consider f(x) =

x for x ∈ [0, 1] and
g(0) = 0, g(x) = (xsin x
−1
)
2
for x ∈ (0, 1]. Then (f ◦ g)(0) = 0 and (f ◦ g)(x) = xsin x
−1
for x ∈ (0, 1].
f and g are absolutely continuous but not f ◦ g.
*17b. Let E = ¦x : g
t
(x) = 0¦. Note that [g(x) − g(a)[ = [
_
x
a
g
t
[ ≤
_
x
a
[g
t
[ for all x ∈ [a, b]. Let ε > 0.
There exists δ > 0 such that
_
A
[g
t
[ < ε/2 whenever mA < δ. Let η = ε/4(b − a). For any x ∈ E,
there exists h
x
> 0 such that [g(x + h) − g(x)[ < ηh for 0 < h ≤ h
x
. Define V = ¦[x, x + h
x
] : x ∈
E, [g(y) −g(x)[ < η(y −x) for y ∈ (x, x +h
x
]¦. Then V is a Vitali covering for E so there exists a finite
disjoint collection ¦I
1
, . . . , I
N
¦ of intervals in V such that m(E¸

N
n=1
I
n
) < δ. Now let O be an open set
such that O ⊃ E ¸

N
n=1
I
n
and mO < δ. Then O is a countable union of disjoint open intervals J
m
and
g[E ¸

N
n=1
I
n
] ⊂

g[J
m
]. Thus m(g[E ¸

N
n=1
I
n
)] ≤

m(g[J
m
]) ≤
_
J
m
[g
t
[ =
_
O
[g
t
[ < ε/2. Also,
g[E ∩

N
n=1
I
n
] ⊂

N
n=1
g[I
n
] so m(g[E ∩

N
n=1
I
n
)] ≤

2h
x
n
η < 2(b − a)η = ε/2. Hence m(g[E]) < ε.
Since ε is arbitrary, m(g[E]) = 0.
18. Let g be an absolutely continuous monotone function on [0, 1] and E a set of measure zero. Let
ε > 0. There is an open set O ⊃ E such that mO = m(O¸E) < δ where δ is given by absolute continuity
25
of g. Now O is a countable union

I
n
of disjoint open intervals so

l(I
n
) < δ and

l(g[I
n
∩[0, 1]]) < ε.
Now g[E] ⊂

g[I
n
∩ [0, 1]] so m(g[E]) < ε. Since ε is arbitrary, m(g[E]) = 0.
19a. Let G be the complement of a generalised Cantor set of positive measure and let g =
_
x
0
χ
G
. Then
g is absolutely continuous and strictly monotone on [0, 1]. Also, g
t
= χ
G
= 0 on G
c
.
19b. Since ¦x : g
t
(x) = 0¦ has positive measure, it has a nonmeasurable subset F. By Q17(b),
m(g[F]) = 0. Also, g
−1
[g[F]] = F is nonmeasurable.
20a. Suppose f is Lipschitz. There exists M such that [f(x) − f(y)[ ≤ M[x − y[ for all x, y. Given
ε > 0, let δ = ε/M. For any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of nonoverlapping intervals with

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ,
we have

n
1
[f(x
t
i
) −f(x
i
)[ ≤ M

n
1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < ε. Thus f is absolutely continuous.
20b. Let f be absolutely continuous. Suppose f is Lipschitz. Now f
t
(x) = lim
y→x
f(y)−f(x)
y−x
so [f
t
(x)[ =
lim
y→x
[
f(y)−f(x)
y−x
[ ≤ M for all x. Conversely, if f is not Lipschitz, then for any M, there exist x and y
such that [f(x) −f(y)[ > M[x −y[. Then [f
t
(c)[ > M for some c ∈ (x, y) by the Mean Value Theorem.
Thus for any M, there exists c such that [f
t
(c)[ > M so [f
t
[ is unbounded.
*20c.
21a. Let O be an open set in [c, d]. Then O is a countable union

I
n
of disjoint open intervals. Now
for each n, I
n
= (g(c
n
), g(d
n
)) for some c
n
, d
n
∈ [c, d]. Also, g
−1
[O] =

g
−1
[I
n
] =

(c
n
, d
n
). Thus
mO =

l(I
n
) =

(g(d
n
) −g(c
n
)) =
_
d
n
c
n
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[O]
g
t
.
21b. Let H = ¦x : g
t
(x) ,= 0¦. Let E ⊂ [c, d] with mE = 0 and let δ > 0. Then there exists an open
set O ⊃ E with mO < δ. By part (a),
_
g
−1
[O]
g
t
< δ. Thus
_
g
−1
[E]∩H
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[E]
g
t
< δ. Since δ > 0 is
arbitrary,
_
g
−1
[E]∩H
g
t
= 0. Since g
t
> 0 on g
−1
[E] ∩ H, the set g
−1
[E] ∩ H has measure zero.
21c. Let E be a measurable subset of [c, d] and let F = g
−1
[E] ∩H. Since g is absolutely continuous, it
is continuous and thus measurable so g
−1
[E] is measurable. Also, g
t
is measurable so H is measurable.
Thus F = g
−1
[E] ∩ H is measurable.
There exists a G
δ
set G ⊃ E with m(G¸ E) = 0. We may assume G ⊂ [c, d]. By part (b), m((g
−1
[G] ¸
g
−1
[E]) ∩ H) = 0 so
_
g
−1
[G]∩H
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[E]∩H
g
t
. Now G is a countable intersection

O
n
of open sets.
Let G
k
=

k
n=1
O
n
. Then G
1
⊃ G
2
⊃ so limmG
k
= m(

G
k
) = mG. Now mE = mG = limmG
k
=
lim
_
g
−1
[G
k
]∩H
g
t
= lim
_

k
n=1
g
−1
[O
n
]∩H
g
t
=
_

g
−1
[O
n
]∩H
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[G]∩H
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[E]∩H
g
t
=
_
F
g
t
. Also,
_
F
g
t
=
_
g
−1
[E]
g
t
=
_
b
a
χ
E
(g(x))g
t
(x) dx.
21d. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function on [c, d]. Then there is an increasing sequence
¸ϕ
n
) of simple functions on [c, d] with limϕ
n
= f so limϕ
n
(g(x))g
t
(x) = f(g(x))g
t
(x). Since each

n
◦g)g
t
is measurable, (f ◦g)g
t
is measurable. Now
_
b
a
ϕ
n
(g(x))g
t
(x) dx =
_
b
a
c
k
χ
E
k
(g(x))g
t
(x) dx =

c
k
mE
k
=
_
d
c
ϕ
n
(y) dy. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem, lim
_
ϕ
n
=
_
f. Thus
_
d
c
f(y) dy =
lim
_
d
c
ϕ
n
(y) dy = lim
_
b
a
ϕ
n
(g(x))g
t
(x) dx =
_
b
a
f(g(x))g
t
(x) dx.
22a. F is absolutely continuous on [c, d], g is monotone and absolutely continuous on [a, b] with c ≤ g ≤ d.
By Q17(a), H = F ◦ g is absolutely continuous. Whenever H
t
and g
t
exist with g
t
(x) ,= 0, we have
D
+
F(g(x)) = D
+
F(g(x)) = D

F(g(x)) = D

F(g(x)) = H
t
(x)/g
t
(x) by Q6a so F
t
(g(x)) exists. Now
H
t
and g
t
exist a.e. so H
t
(x) = F
t
(g(x))g
t
(x) a.e. except on E = ¦x : g
t
(x) = 0¦.
22b. Let f
0
be defined by f
0
(y) = f(y) if y / ∈ g[E] and f
0
(y) = 0 if y ∈ g[E]. By Q17b, m(g[E]) = 0 so
f
0
= f a.e. Hence H
t
(x) = f(g(x))g
t
(x) = f
0
(g(x))g
t
(x) a.e.
*22c.
*22d.
5.5 Convex functions
23a. Let ϕ be convex on a finite interval [a, b). Let x
0
∈ (a, b) and let f(x) = m(x −x
0
) +ϕ(x
0
) be the
equation of a supporting line at x
0
. Then ϕ(x) ≥ f(x) for all x ∈ (a, b). Since ϕ is continuous at a, we
have ϕ(x) ≥ f(x) ≥ min(f(a), f(b)) for all x ∈ [a, b). Hence ϕ is bounded from below.
23b. Suppose ϕ is convex on (a, b). If ϕ is monotone on (a, b), then ϕ(x) has limits (possibly infinite)
as it approaches a and b respectively from within (a, b). If ϕ is not monotone, then there exists c ∈ (a, b)
26
such that D
+
ϕ(x) ≤ 0 on (a, c] and D
+
ϕ(x) ≥ 0 on [c, b) since the right-hand derivative of ϕ is increasing
on (a, b). Thus ϕ is monotone on (a, c] and on [c, b) and it follows that the right-hand and left-hand
limits exist at a and b respectively. If a (or b) is finite, then by part (a), the limits at a (or b) cannot be
−∞.
23c. Let ϕ be continuous on an interval I (open, closed, half-open) and convex in the interior of I.
Then ϕ(tx + (1 − t)y) ≤ tϕ(x) + (1 − t)ϕ(y) for all x, y in the interior of I and all t ∈ [0, 1]. Since ϕ is
continuous, the inequality also holds at the included endpoints.
24. Let ϕ have a second derivative at each point of (a, b). If ϕ
tt
(x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ (a, b), then ϕ
t
is
increasing on (a, b). Also, ϕ is continuous on (a, b). Hence ϕ is convex on (a, b). Conversely, if ϕ is convex
on (a, b), then its left- and right-hand derivatives are monotone increasing on (a, b) so ϕ
t
is monotone
increasing on (a, b). Hence ϕ
tt
(x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ (a, b).
25a. Suppose a ≥ 0 and b > 0. Let ϕ(t) = (a + bt)
p
. Then ϕ is continuous on [0, ∞) for all p. For
p = 1, ϕ(t) = a + bt so ϕ
tt
(t) = 0. For 1 < p < ∞, ϕ
tt
(t) = b
2
p(p − 1)(a + bt)
p−2
> 0. For 0 < p < 1,
−ϕ
tt
(t) = −b
2
p(p − 1)(a + bt)
p−2
> 0. Hence, by Q24, ϕ is convex for 1 ≤ p < ∞ and concave for
0 < p ≤ 1.
25b. For p > 1, ϕ
tt
(t) > 0 for all t ∈ (0, ∞) so ϕ
t
is strictly increasing on (0, ∞). Now for x < y,
ϕ(λx+(1−λ)y)−ϕ(x)
(1−λ)(y−x)
= ϕ
t

1
) for some ξ
1
∈ (x, λx+(1−λ)y). Also,
ϕ(y)−ϕ(λ(x)+(1−λ)(y))
λ(y−x)
= ϕ
t

2
) for some
ξ
2
∈ (λx + (1 − λ)y, y). Since ϕ
t

1
) < ϕ
t

2
),
ϕ(λx+(1−λ)y)−ϕ(x)
(1−λ)(y−x)
<
ϕ(y)−ϕ(λ(x)+(1−λ)(y))
λ(y−x)
. Equivalently,
ϕ(λx + (1 − λ)y) < λϕ(x) + (1 − λ)ϕ(y). Hence ϕ is strictly convex for p > 1. Similarly, ϕ is strictly
concave for 0 < p < 1.
*26. Let α =
_
f(t) dt and let g(x) = m(x − α) + exp(α) be the equation of a supporting line at α.
Equality holds when
_
exp(f(t)) dt = exp(α). Now
_
exp(f(t)) dt − exp(α) =
_
exp(f(t)) dt − g(α) =
_
exp(f(t)) dt − g(
_
f(t) dt) =
_
(exp(f(t)) − g(f(t))) dt. Since exp(f(t)) − g(f(t)) ≥ 0, the integral is
zero only when exp(f(t)) −g(f(t)) = 0 a.e. and this can happen only when f(t) = α a.e.
27. Let ¸α
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative numbers whose sum is 1 and let ¸ξ
n
) be a sequence of positive
numbers. Define f on [0, 1] by f(x) = log ξ
n
if x ∈ [

k−1
n=1
α
n
,

k
n=1
α
n
). For each k,

k
n=1
ξ
α
n
n
=
exp(

k
n=1
α
n
log ξ
n
) = exp(
_

k
n=1
α
n
0
f(t) dt). Thus

k
n=1
ξ
α
n
n

_

k
n=1
α
n
0
exp(f(t)) dt =

k
n=1
α
n
ξ
n
.
Letting k → ∞, we have


n=1
ξ
α
n
n



n=1
α
n
ξ
n
.
28. Let g be a nonnegative measurable function on [0, 1]. Since log is concave,
_
−log(g(t)) dt ≥
−log(
_
g(t) dt) by Jensen’s inequality. Hence log(
_
g(t) dt) ≥
_
log(g(t)) dt.
6 The Classical Banach Spaces
6.1 The L
p
spaces
1. If [f(t)[ ≤ M
1
a.e. and [g(t)[ ≤ M
2
a.e., then [f(t) +g(t)[ ≤ M
1
+M
2
a.e. so [[f +g[[

≤ M
1
+M
2
.
Note that [f(t)[ ≤ [[f[[

a.e. and [g(t)[ ≤ [[g[[

a.e. Thus [[f +g[[

≤ [[f[[

+[[g[[

.
2. Let f be a bounded measurable function on [0, 1]. Now [[f[[
p
= (
_
1
0
[f[
p
)
1/p
≤ (
_
1
0
[[f[[
p

)
1/p
= [[f[[

.
Thus lim
p→∞
[[f[[
p
≤ [[f[[

. Let ε > 0 and let E = ¦x ∈ [0, 1] : [f(x)[ > [[f[[

− ε¦. Then [[f[[
p
=
(
_
1
0
[f[
p
)
1/p
≥ (
_
E
[f[
p
)
1/p
≥ ([[f[[

− ε)(mE)
1/p
. If mE = 0, then [[f[[

≤ [[f[[

− ε. Contradiction.
Thus mE > 0 and lim
p→∞
[[f[[
p
≥ [[f[[

− ε. Since ε > 0 is arbitrary, lim
p→∞
[[f[[
p
≥ [[f[[

. Hence
lim
p→0
[[f[[
p
= [[f[[

.
3. [[f +g[[
1
=
_
1
0
[f +g[ ≤
_
1
0
([f[ +[g[) =
_
1
0
[f[ +
_
1
0
[g[ = [[f[[
1
+[[g[[
1
.
4. Suppose f ∈ L
1
and g ∈ L

. Then
_
[fg[ ≤
_
[f[[[g[[

= [[g[[

_
[f[ = [[f[[
1
[[g[[

.
6.2 The Minkowski and H¨ older inequalities
5a. Let f and g be two nonnegative functions in L
p
with 0 < p < 1. We may assume [[f[[
p
> 0 and
[[g[[
p
> 0. Let α = [[f[[
p
and β = [[g[[
p
so f = αf
0
and g = βg
0
where [[f
0
[[
p
= [[g
0
[[
p
= 1. Set
λ = α/(α + β). Then 1 − λ = β/(α + β) and [f + g[
p
= (f + g)
p
= (αf
0
+ βg
0
)
p
= (α + β)
p
(λf
0
+
(1 − λ)g
0
)
p
≥ (α + β)
p
(λf
p
0
+ (1 − λ)g
p
0
) by concavity of the function ϕ(t) = t
p
for 0 < p < 1. Thus
27
[[f +g[[
p
p
≥ (α+β)
p
(λ[[f
0
[[
p
p
+(1−λ)[[g
0
[[
p
p
) = (α+β)
p
= ([[f[[
p
+[[g[[
p
)
p
. Hence [[f +g[[
p
≥ [[f[[
p
+[[g[[
p
.
5b. Suppose f ∈ L
p
and g ∈ L
p
. For 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞, f +g ∈ L
p
by the Minkowski inequality. For 0 < p < 1,
[[f +g[[
p
p
≤ [[2 max(f, g)[[
p
p
= 2
p
[[ max(f, g)[[
p
p
≤ 2
p
([[f[[
p
p
+[[g[[
p
p
). Thus f +g ∈ L
p
.
*6. Suppose 0 < p < 1. Let p
t
= 1/p so p
t
> 1. Let q be such that 1/p + 1/q = 1. Note that
q = pp
t
/(1 − p
t
). Let u = (fg)
p
and let v = g
−p
. Then fg = u
p

, f
p
= uv and g
q
= v
p

/(p

−1)
.
Let q
t
be such that 1/p
t
+ 1/q
t
= 1. By the H¨older inequality,
_
[uv[ ≤ [[u[[
p
[[v[[
q
. i.e.
_
[f[
p

(
_
[fg[
pp

)
1/p

(
_
[g[
pp

/(1−p

)
)
(p

−1)/p

= (
_
[fg[)
p
(
_
[g[
q
)
1−p
. Hence
_
[fg[ ≥ (
_
[f[
p
)
1/p
(
_
[g[
q
)
1/q
=
[[f[[
p
[[g[[
q
.
7a. For p = ∞, [[¸ξ
v

v
)[[

= sup [ξ
v

v
[ ≤ sup([ξ
v
[ +[η
v
[) ≤ sup [ξ
v
[ +sup [η
v
[ = [[¸ξ
v
)[[

+[[¸η
v
)[[

.
For 1 ≤ p < ∞, let α = [[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
and β = [[¸η
v
)[[
p
so ¸ξ
v
) = α¸ξ
t
v
) and ¸η
v
) = β¸η
t
v
) where [[ξ
t
v
[[
p
=
[[η
t
v
[[
p
= 1. Set λ = α/(α + β). Then 1 − λ = β/(α + β) and [[¸ξ
v
+ η
v
)[[
p
= (


v
+ η
v
[
p
)
1/p

(

([ξ
v
[ +[η
v
[)
p
)
1/p
= (

(α[ξ
t
v
[ +β[η
t
v
[)
p
)
1/p
= (

(α+β)
p
[λ[ξ
t
v
[ +(1−λ)[η
t
v
[]
p
)
1/p
≤ (

(α+β)
p
[λ[ξ
t
v
[
p
+
(1 −λ)[η
t
v
[
p
])
1/p
= α +β = [[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
+[[¸η
v
)[[
p
.
7b. For p = 1, q = ∞,


v
η
v
[ ≤ sup [η
v
[


v
[ = [[¸ξ
v
)[[
1
[[¸η
v
)[[

.
For 1 < p < ∞, let α
v
= [η
v
[
q/p
. Then [η
v
[ = α
p−1
v
and pt[ξ
v
[[η
v
[ = pt[ξ
v

p−1
v
≤ (α
v
+t[ξ
v
[)
p
−α
p
v
. Thus

pt[ξ
v
[[η
v
[ ≤


v
+ t[ξ
v
[)
p

α
p
v
= [[¸α
v
+ t[ξ
v
[)[[
p
p
− [[¸α
v
)[[
p
p
≤ ([[¸α
v
)[[
p
+ t[[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
)
p
− [[¸α
v
)[[
p
p
.
Differentiating with respect to t at t = 0, we get p


v
[[η
v
[ ≤ p[[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
[[¸α
v
)[[
p−1
p
= p[[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
[[¸η
v
)[[
q
.
Hence


v
[[η
v
[ ≤ [[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
[[¸η
v
)[[
q
.
8a. Let a, b be nonnegative, 1 < p < ∞, 1/p +1/q = 1. Consider the graph of the function f(x) = x
p−1
.
The area of the rectangle bounded by the x-axis, the y-axis, x = a and y = b is ab. The area of the
region bounded by f(x), the x-axis and x = a is
_
a
0
x
p−1
dx =
a
p
p
. The area of the region bounded by
f(x), the y-axis and y = b is
_
b
0
y
1/(p−1)
dy =
b
p/(p−q)
p/(p−q)
=
b
q
q
. By comparing these areas, we see that
ab ≤
a
p
p
+
b
q
q
.
8b. We may assume that [[f[[
p
> 0 and [[g[[
q
> 0. By part (a),
_
]f]
]]f]]
p
]g]
]]g]]
q

_
]f]
p
p]]f]]
p
p
+
]g]
q
q]]g]]
q
q
=
1
p
+
1
q
= 1.
Hence
_
[fg[ ≤ [[f[[
p
[[g[[
q
. Equality holds in part (a) if and only if b = a
p−1
. Thus equality holds here if
and only if [[f[[
p−1
p
[g[ = [[g[[
q
[f[
p−1
. Equivalently, [[f[[
p
p
[g[
q
= [[g[[
q
q
[f[
p
.
8c. Suppose 0 < p < 1 and 1/p + 1/q = 1. Let p
t
= 1/p and q
t
= −q/p. Then p
t
> 1, q
t
> 1 and
1/p
t
+ 1/q
t
= 1. Thus (ab)
p
b
−p

(ab)
pp

p

+
b
−pq

q

= pab −
pb
q
q
so a
p
≤ pab −
pb
q
q
and ab ≥
a
p
p
+
b
q
q
.
8d. By a similar argument as part (b),
_
[fg[ ≥ [[f[[
p
[[g[[
q
.
6.3 Convergence and completeness
9. Let ¸f
n
) be a convergent sequence in L
p
. There exists f ∈ L
p
such that for any ε > 0, there exists N
such that [[f
n
− f[[
p
< ε/2 for n ≥ N. Now for n, m ≥ N, [[f
n
− f
m
[[
p
≤ [[f
n
− f[[
p
+ [[f
m
− f[[
p
< ε.
Thus ¸f
n
) is a Cauchy sequence.
10. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of functions in L

. Suppose [[f
n
−f[[

→ 0. Given ε > 0, there exists N such
that inf¦M : m¦t : [f
n
(t)−f(t)[ > M¦ = 0¦ < ε for n ≥ N. Thus m¦t : [f
n
(t)−f(t)[ ≥ ε¦ = 0 for n ≥ N.
Let E = ¦t : [f
n
(t) − f(t)[ ≥ ε¦. Then mE = 0 and ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on E
c
. Conversely,
suppose there exists a set E with mE = 0 and ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on E
c
. Given ε > 0, there
exists N such that [f
n
(t) − f(t)[ < ε/2 for n ≥ N and t ∈ E
c
. Thus ¦t : [f
n
(t) − f(t)[ > ε/2¦ ⊂ E for
n ≥ N. Hence inf¦M : m¦t : [f
n
(t) −f(t)[ > M¦ = 0¦ < ε for n ≥ N. i.e. [[f
n
−f[[

→ 0.
11. Let ¸f
n
) be a Cauchy sequence in L

. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that inf¦M : m¦t :
[f
n
(t) −f
m
(t)[ > M¦ = 0¦ = [[f
n
−f
m
[[

< ε/2 for n, m ≥ N. Thus for n, m ≥ N, there exists M < ε/2
such that m¦t : [f
n
(t) −f
m
(t)[ > M¦ = 0 so m¦t : [f
n
(t) −f
m
(t)[ > ε/2¦ = 0. Then ¸f
n
) converges a.e.
to a function f and [f
n
− f[ < ε/2 a.e. for n ≥ N so [f[ ≤ [f
N
[ + ε/2 a.e. and f ∈ L

. Furthermore,
inf¦M : m¦t : [f
n
(t) −f(t)[ > M¦ = 0¦ < ε for n ≥ N. i.e. [[f
n
−f[[

→ 0.
12. Let 1 ≤ p < ∞ and let ¸ξ
(n)
v
) be a Cauchy sequence in
p
. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that


(n)
v
−ξ
(m)
v
[
p
< ε
p
for n, m ≥ N. In particular, [ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
(m)
v
[
p
< ε
p
for n, m ≥ N and each v. Thus for
each v, ¸ξ
(n)
v
) is Cauchy in R so it converges to some ξ
v
. Consider ¸ξ
v
). Then

k
v=1

(n)
v
−ξ
v
[
p
< ε
p
for
each k and each n ≥ N so


(n)
v
−ξ
v
[
p
< ε
p
for n ≥ N. Thus ¸ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
v
) ∈
p
for n ≥ N so ¸ξ
v
) ∈
p
28
and [[¸ξ
(n)
v
) −¸ξ
v
)[[
p
→ 0.
13. Let C = C[0, 1] be the space of all continuous functions on [0, 1] and define [[f[[ = max [f(x)[ for
f ∈ C. It is straightforward to check that [[ [[ is a norm on C. Let ¸f
n
) be a Cauchy sequence in C.
Given ε > 0, there exists N such that max [f
n
(x) − f
m
(x)[ < ε for n, m ≥ N so [f
n
(x) − f
m
(x)[ < ε
for n, m ≥ N and x ∈ [0, 1]. Thus ¸f
n
(x)) converges to some f(x) for each x ∈ [0, 1]. Furthermore, the
convergence is uniform. Thus f ∈ C. Also, max [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ < ε for n ≥ N. i.e. [[f
n
−f[[ → 0.
14. It is straightforward to check that [[ [[

is a norm on

. Let ¸ξ
(n)
v
) be a Cauchy sequence in

.
Given ε > 0, there exists N such that sup [ξ
(n)
v
− ξ
(m)
v
[ < ε for n, m ≥ N. Then [ξ
(n)
v
− ξ
(m)
v
[ < ε for
each v and n, m ≥ N. Thus ¸ξ
(n)
v
) converges to some ξ
v
for each v and [ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
v
[ < ε for n ≥ N. Then

v
[ ≤ [ξ
(N)
v
[ +ε for each v and ¸ξ
v
) ∈

. Also, sup [ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
v
[ < ε for n ≥ N. i.e. [[¸ξ
(n)
v
) −¸ξ
v
)[[

→ 0.
15. Let c be the space of all convergent sequences of real numbers and let c
0
be the space of all sequences
which converge to 0. It is straightforward to check that [[ [[

is a norm on c and c
0
. Let ¸ξ
(n)
v
) be a
Cauchy sequence in c. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that sup [ξ
(n)
v
− ξ
(m)
v
[ < ε for n, m ≥ N. Then

(n)
v
−ξ
(m)
v
[ < ε for each v and n, m ≥ N. Thus ¸ξ
(n)
v
) converges to some ξ
v
for each v. Now for each v
and v
t
, there exists N
t
such that [ξ
v
−ξ
v
[ ≤ [ξ
v
−ξ
(N

)
v
[ +[ξ
(N

)
v
−ξ
(N

)
v
[ +[ξ
v
−ξ
(N

)
v
[ < ε. Thus ¸ξ
v
)
is Cauchy in R. Hence ¸ξ
v
) ∈ c and sup [ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
v
[ < ε. i.e. [[¸ξ
(n)
v
) −¸ξ
v
)[[

→ 0. If ¸ξ
(n)
v
) is a Cauchy
sequence in c
0
, then ¸ξ
v
) converges to 0 since [ξ
v
[ ≤ [ξ
(n)
v
−ξ
v
[ +[ξ
(n)
v
[.
16. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence in L
p
, 1 ≤ p < ∞, which converges a.e. to a function f in L
p
. Suppose
[[f
n
− f[[
p
→ 0. Then [[f
n
[[
p
→ [[f[[
p
since [ [[f
n
[[
p
− [[f[[
p
[ ≤ [[f
n
− f[[
p
. Conversely, suppose
[[f
n
[[
p
→ [[f[[
p
. Now 2
p
([f
n
[
p
+ [f[
p
) − [f
n
− f[
p
≥ 0 for each n so by Fatou’s Lemma,
_
2
p+1
[f[
p

lim
_
2
p
([f
n
[
p
+[f[
p
) −[f
n
−f[
p
=
_
2
p+1
[f[
p
−lim
_
[f
n
−f[
p
. Thus lim
_
[f
n
−f[
p
≤ 0 ≤ lim
_
[f
n
−f[
p
.
Hence [[f
n
−f[[
p
→ 0.
17. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence in L
p
, 1 < p < ∞, which converges a.e. to a function f in L
p
. Suppose there
is a constant M such that [[f
n
[[
p
≤ M for all n. Let g ∈ L
q
. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
_
E
[g[
q
< (ε/4M)
q
whenever mE < δ. By Egoroff’s Theorem, there exists E such that mE < δ and ¸f
n
)
converges uniformly to f on E
c
. Thus there exists N such that [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ < ε/(2(mE
c
)
1/p
[[g[[
q
)
for n ≥ N and x ∈ E
c
. Now [
_
f
n
g −
_
fg[ ≤
_
[f
n
− f[[g[ ≤ (
_
E
[f
n
− f[
p
)
1/p
(
_
E
[g[
q
)
1/q
+ (
_
E
c
[f
n

f[
p
)
1/p
(
_
E
c
[g[
q
)
1/q
≤ 2M(ε/4m) + (ε/(2(mE
c
)
1/p
[[g[[
q
))(mE
c
)
1/p
[[g[[
q
= ε for n ≥ N. i.e.
_
fg =
lim
_
f
n
g.
For p = 1, it is not true. Let f
n
= nχ
[0,1/n]
for each n. Then f
n
→ 0 and [[f
n
[[
1
= 1 for each n. Let
g = χ
[0,1]
∈ L

. Then
_
fg = 0 but
_
f
n
g =
_
f
n
= 1 for each n.
18. Let f
n
→ f in L
p
, 1 ≤ p < ∞ and let ¸g
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions such that [g
n
[ ≤ M
for all n and g
n
→ g a.e. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
_
E
[f[
p
< (ε/8M)
p
whenever
mE < δ. By Egoroff’s Theorem, there exists E such that mE < δ and ¸g
n
) converges uniformly to
g on E
c
. Thus there exists N such that [[f
n
− f[[
p
< ε/2M and [g
n
(x) − g(x)[ < ε/(4(mE
c
)
1/p
[[f[[
p
)
for n ≥ N and x ∈ E
c
. Now [[g
n
f
n
− gf[[
p
≤ [[g
n
f
n
− g
n
f[[
p
+ [[g
n
f − gf[[
p
= (
_
[g
n
[
p
[f
n
− f[
p
)
1/p
+
(
_
[g
n
−g[
p
[f[
p
)
1/p
≤ M[[f
n
−f[[
p
+(
_
E
[g
n
−g[
p
[f[
p
)
1/p
+(
_
E
c
[g
n
−g[
p
[f[
p
)
1/p
< ε/2 +(ε/8M)(2M) +
ε/(4(mE
c
)
1/p
[[f[[
p
)(mE
c
)
1/p
[[f[[
p
= ε for n ≥ N. Thus [[g
n
f
n
−gf[[
p
→ 0.
6.4 Approximation in L
p
*19. [[T

(f)[[
p
p
= [[

m−1
k=0
1
ξ
k+1
−ξ
k
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f)χ

k

k+1
)
[[
p
p


m−1
k=0
[[
1
ξ
k+1
−ξ
k
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f)χ

k

k+1
)
[[
p
p
. Now
[[
1
ξ
k+1
−ξ
k
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f)χ

k

k+1
)
[[
p
p
=
_
b
a
[
1
ξ
k+1
−ξ
k
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f)χ

k

k+1
)
[
p
=
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
1

k+1
−ξ
k
)
p
[
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f[
p
. By the
H¨older inequality, [
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
f[
p

_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
[f[
p
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
1)
p/q
=
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
[f[
p
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
1)
p−1
. Thus [[T

(f)[[
p
p

m−1
k=0
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
_
1

k+1
−ξ
k
)
p
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
[f[
p
(
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
1)
p−1
_
=

m−1
k=0
1

k+1
−ξ
k
)
p−1
_
ξ
k+1
ξ
k
[f[
p

k+1
−ξ
k
)
p−1
=
_
b
a
[f[
p
.
Hence [[T

(f)[[
p
p
≤ [[f[[
p
p
and [[T

(f)[[
p
≤ [[f[[
p
.
*20. By Chebyshev’s inequality, for any ε > 0,
_


− f[
p
≥ ε
p
m¦x : [ϕ

(x) − f(x)[
p
> ε
p
¦. Thus
m¦x : [ϕ

(x) −f(x)[ > ε¦ = m¦x : [ϕ

(x) −f(x)[
p
> ε
p
¦ ≤ ε
−p
[[ϕ

−f[[
p
p
< ε for sufficiently small δ.
29
6.5 Bounded linear functionals on the L
p
spaces
21a. Let g be an integrable function on [0, 1]. If [[g[[
1
,= 0, let f = sgn(g). Then f is a bounded
measurable function, [[f[[

= 1 and
_
fg =
_
[g[ = [[g[[
1
[[f[[

. If [[g[[
1
= 0, then g = 0 a.e. Let f = 1.
Then f is a bounded measurable function, [[f[[

= 1 and
_
fg =
_
g = 0 = [[g[[
1
[[f[[

.
21b. Let g be a bounded measurable function. Given ε > 0, let E = ¦x : g(x) > [[g[[

− ε¦ and let
f = χ
E
. Then
_
fg =
_
E
g ≥ ([[g[[

−ε)mE = ([[g[[

−ε)[[f[[
1
.
22. Let F be a bounded linear functional on
p
. For each v, let e
v
be the sequence with 1 in the
v-th entry and 0 elsewhere. For p = 1, note that [[¸ξ
v
) −

n
v=1
ξ
v
e
v
[[
1
→ 0 for each ¸ξ
v
) ∈
1
so
F(¸ξ
v
)) =

ξ
v
F(e
v
) by linearity and continuity of F. Now [F(e
v
)[ = [F(e
v
)[/[[e
v
[[
1
≤ [[F[[ for all v so
¸F(e
v
)) ∈

and [[¸F(e
v
))[[

≤ [[F[[. Conversely, [F(¸ξ
v
))[ = [

ξ
v
F(e
v
)[ ≤ [[¸ξ
v
)[[
1
[[¸F(e
v
))[[

so
[[¸F(e
v
))[[

≥ [F(¸ξ
v
))[/[[¸ξ
v
)[[
1
for all nonzero ¸ξ
v
) ∈
1
. Thus [[¸F(e
v
))[[

≥ [[F[[.
For 1 < p < ∞, note that [[¸ξ
v
) −

n
v=1
ξ
v
e
v
[[
p
→ 0 for each ¸ξ
v
) ∈
p
so F(¸ξ
v
)) =

ξ
v
F(e
v
)
by linearity and continuity of F. For each v, let x
v
= [F(e
v
)[
q
/F(e
v
) = [F(e
v
)[
q−1
sgn(F(e
v
)) and let
x = ¸x
1
, . . . , x
n
, 0, 0, . . .). Then F(x) =

n
v=1
x
v
F(e
v
) =

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[
q
. Now [[x[[
p
= (

n
v=1
[x
v
[
p
)
1/p
=
(

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[
p(q−1)
)
1/p
= (

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[
q
)
1/p
so (

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[
q
)
1/q
=

n
v=1
]F(e
v
)]
q
(

n
v=1
]F(e
v
)]
q
)
1/p
=
]F(x)]
]]x]]
p

[[F[[ for all n. Thus ¸F(e
v
)) ∈
q
and [[¸F(e
v
))[[
q
≤ [[F[[. Conversely, [F(¸ξ
v
))[ = [

ξ
v
F(e
v
)[ ≤
[[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
[[¸F(e
v
))[[
q
so [[¸F(e
v
))[[
q
≥ [F(¸ξ
v
))[/[[¸ξ
v
)[[
p
for all nonzero ¸ξ
v
) ∈
p
. Thus [[¸F(e
v
))[[
q
≥ [[F[[.
23. Note that [[¸ξ
v
) −

n
v=1
ξ
v
e
v


v=n+1
ξe
v
[[

→ 0 for each ¸ξ
v
) ∈ c with limξ
v
= ξ so F(¸ξ
v
)) =

ξ
v
F(e
v
) by linearity and continuity of F. For each v, let x
v
= sgn(F(e
v
)) and let x be defined as
before. Then F(x) =

n
v=1
x
v
F(e
v
) =

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[ so

n
v=1
[F(e
v
)[ = [F(x)[/[[x[[

≤ [[F[[ for all n.
Thus ¸F(e
v
)) ∈
1
and [[¸F(e
v
))[[
1
≤ [[F[[. Conversely, [F(¸ξ
v
))[ = [

ξ
v
F(e
v
)[ ≤ [[¸ξ
v
)[[

[[¸F(e
v
))[[
1
so [[¸F(e
v
))[[
1
≥ [F(¸ξ
v
))[/[[¸ξ
v
)[[

for all nonzero ¸ξ
v
) ∈ c. Thus [[¸F(e
v
))[[
1
≥ [[F[[. Similarly for c
0
.
*24. Let F be a bounded linear functional on L
p
, 1 ≤ p < ∞, and suppose there exist functions g and
h in L
q
such that F(f) =
_
fg =
_
fh for all f ∈ L
p
. For p > 1, choose f = [g − h[
q−2
(g − h). Then
[f[
p
= [g −h[
p(q−1)
= [g −h[
q
so f ∈ L
p
. Now
_
[g −h[
q−2
(g −h)g =
_
[g −h[
q−2
(g −h)h so
_
[g −h[
q
= 0.
Thus g = h a.e. For p = 1, choose f = sgn(g −h). Then f ∈ L
1
and f(g −h) = [g −h[. Now
_
fg =
_
fh
so
_
[g −h[ =
_
f(g −h) = 0. Thus g = h a.e.
7 Metric Spaces
7.1 Introduction
1a. Clearly, ρ

(x, y) ≥ 0 for all x, y. Now ρ

(x, y) = 0 if and only if [x
i
−y
i
[ = 0 for all i if and only if
x
i
= y
i
for all i if and only if x = y. Since [x
i
− y
i
[ = [y
i
− x
i
[ for each i, ρ

(x, y) = ρ

(y, x). Finally,
ρ

(x, y) =

n
i=1
[x
i
−y
i
[ ≤

n
i=1
([x
i
−z
i
[ +[z
i
−y
i
[) =

n
i=1
[x
i
−z
i
[ +

n
i=1
[z
i
−y
i
[ = ρ

(x, z)+ρ

(z, y).
The argument for ρ
+
is similar except for the last property. For any x
j
, y
j
, z
j
, [x
j
− y
j
[ ≤ [x
j
− z
j
[ +
[z
j
−y
j
[ ≤ max
i
[x
i
−z
i
[ + max
i
[z
i
−y
i
[ = ρ
+
(x, z) +ρ
+
(z, y). Thus ρ
+
(x, y) ≤ ρ
+
(x, z) +ρ
+
(z, y).
1b. For n = 2 (resp. n = 3), ¦x : ρ(x, y) < 1¦ is the interior of the circle (resp. sphere) with center
y and radius 1. ¦x : ρ

(x, y) < 1¦ is the interior of the diamond (resp. bi-pyramid) with center y with
height and width 2. ¦x : ρ
+
(x, y) < 1¦ is the interior of the square (resp. cube) with center y and sides
of length 1.
2. Suppose 0 < ε < δ − ρ(x, z) and y ∈ S
z,ε
. Then ρ(z, y) < ε < δ − ρ(x, z). Hence ρ(x, y) ≤
ρ(x, z) +ρ(z, y) < δ so y ∈ S
x,δ
.
3a. For any x, ρ(x, x) = 0. If ρ(x, y) = 0, then ρ(y, x) = ρ(x, y) = 0. If ρ(x, z) = 0 and ρ(z, y) = 0,
then 0 ≤ ρ(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, z) + ρ(z, y) = 0 so ρ(x, y) = 0. Thus ρ(x, y) = 0 is an equivalence relation. Let
X

be the set of equivalence classes under this relation. Suppose x and x
t
are in the same equivalence
class. Also suppose that y and y
t
are in the same equivalence class. Then ρ(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, x
t
) +ρ(x
t
, y) =
ρ(x
t
, y) ≤ ρ(x
t
, y
t
) + ρ(y
t
, y) = ρ(x
t
, y
t
). If ρ(x, y) = 0, then x and y are in the same equivalence class.
Thus ρ defines a metric on X

.
3b. Let ρ be an extended metric on X. For any x, ρ(x, x) = 0 < ∞. If ρ(x, y) < ∞, then ρ(y, x) =
ρ(x, y) < ∞. If ρ(x, z) < ∞and ρ(z, y) < ∞, then ρ(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, z)+ρ(z, y) < ∞. Thus ρ(x, y) < ∞is an
equivalence relation. Let X
α
0
be a part of the extended metric space (X, ρ) and let x be a representative
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of X
α
0
. If y ∈ X
α
0
, then for any z ∈ S
y,δ
with δ > 0, ρ(x, z) ≤ ρ(x, y) + ρ(y, z) < ∞ so z ∈ X
α
0
. i.e.
S
y,δ
⊂ X
α
0
. Thus X
α
0
is open. Now X =

X
α
so X
α
0
= X ¸

α,=α
0
X
α
. Since the union is open, X
α
0
is closed.
7.2 Open and closed sets
4a. Since continuous functions on [0, 1] are bounded, C ⊂ L

. By Q6.3.13, C is complete. Let g be
a point of closure of C. For every n, there exists f
n
∈ C such that [[f
n
− g[[

< 1/n. Then ¸f
n
) is a
Cauchy sequence in C and it converges to g so g ∈ C. Thus C is a closed subset of L

.
4b. Let g be a point of closure of the set of integrable functions that vanish for 0 ≤ t < 1/2. For each
n, there exists f
n
in the set such that [[f
n
− g[[
1
< 1/n. Then
_
1/2
0
[g[ ≤
_
1/2
0
[f
n
− g[ +
_
1/2
0
[f
n
[ ≤
_
1
0
[f
n
− g[ < 1/n for all n. Hence g vanishes a.e. and the set of integrable functions that vanish for
0 ≤ t < 1/2 is closed in L
1
.
4c. Let x(t) be a measurable function with
_
x < 1. Let δ = 1 −
_
x. For any y ∈ S
x,δ
,
_
[y −x[ < δ so
_
y =
_
(y −x) +
_
x < δ +
_
x < 1. Hence the set of measurable functions x(t) with
_
x < 1 is open in
L
1
.
5. If E ⊂ F and F is closed, then
¯
E ⊂
¯
F = F. Thus
¯
E ⊂

E⊂F
F for closed sets F. Conversely, since
¯
E is a closed set containing E,

E⊂F
F ⊂
¯
E.
5a. From the definition, E

is an open subset of E so E



O⊂E
O. Conversely, for any open subset
O ⊂ E and y ∈ O, there exists δ > 0 such that x ∈ O ⊂ E for all x with ρ(x, y) < δ. Thus O ⊂ E

for
any open subset O ⊂ E so

O⊂E
⊂ E

.
5b. (
¯
E)
c
= (

E⊂F
F)
c
=

E⊂F
F
c
=

F
c
⊂E
c
F
c
= (E
c
)

.
6a. Consider the ball S
y,δ
= ¦x : ρ(x, y) < δ¦. For any x ∈ S
y,δ
, let 0 < ε < δ − ρ(x, y). By Q2,
S
x,ε
⊂ S
y,δ
so S
y,δ
is open.
6b. Consider the set S = ¦x : ρ(x, y) ≤ δ¦. Take x ∈ S
c
. Then ρ(x, y) > δ. Let δ
t
= ρ(x, y) − δ. For
any z ∈ S
x,δ
, ρ(z, y) ≥ ρ(x, y) −ρ(x, z) > ρ(x, y) −δ
t
= δ so z ∈ S
c
. Thus S
c
is open and S is closed.
6c. The set in part (b) is not always the closure of the ball ¦x : ρ(x, y) < δ¦. For example, let X be any
metric space with [X[ > 1 and ρ being the discrete metric. i.e. ρ(x, y) = 1 if x ,= y and ρ(x, y) = 0 if
x = y. Then ¦x : ρ(x, y) < 1¦ = ¦y¦, ¦x : ρ(x, y) < 1¦ = ¦y¦ and ¦x : ρ(x, y) ≤ 1¦ = X.
*7. R
n
is separable with the set of n-tuples of rational numbers being a countable dense subset. C is
separable with the set of polynomials on [0, 1] with rational coefficients being a countable dense subset
(Weierstrass approximation theorem).
L

is not separable. Consider χ
[0,x]
and χ
[0,y]
where x, y ∈ [0, 1]. Then [[χ
[0,x]
−χ
[0,y]
[[

= 1 if x ,= y.
If there exists a countable dense subset D, then there exists d ∈ D and x, y ∈ [0, 1] with x ,= y such that
[[χ
[0,x]
−d[[

< 1/2 and [[χ
[0,y]
−d[[

< 1/2. Then [[χ
[0,x]
−χ
[0,y]
[[

< 1. Contradiction.
L
1
is separable. By Proposition 6.8, given f ∈ L
1
and ε > 0, there exists a step function ϕ such that
[[f − ϕ[[
1
< ε. We may further approximate ϕ by a step function where the partition intervals have
rational endpoints and the coefficients are rational to get a countable dense subset.
7.3 Continuous functions and homeomorphisms
8. Let h be the function on [0, 1) given by h(x) = x/(1 −x). The function h, being a rational function,
is continuous on [0, 1). If h(x) = h(y), then x(1 −y) = y(1 −x) so x = y. Thus h is one-to-one. For any
y ∈ [0, ∞), let x = y/(1 + y). Then x ∈ [0, 1) and h(x) = y. Thus h is onto. The inverse function h
−1
is given by h
−1
(x) = x/(1 + x), which is continuous. Hence h is a homeomorphism between [0, 1) and
[0, ∞).
9a. For a fixed set E, let f(x) = ρ(x, E) = inf
y∈E
ρ(x, y). Given ε > 0, let δ = ε. When ρ(x, z) < δ,
take any y ∈ E. Then f(x) = ρ(x, E) ≤ ρ(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, z) + ρ(z, y) < δ + ρ(z, E) ≤ ε + f(z). Thus
f(x) −f(z) < ε. Similarly, by interchanging x and z, f(z) −f(x) < ε. Thus [f(x) −f(z)[ < ε and f is
continuous.
9b. If ρ(x, E) = 0, then for any δ > 0, there exists y ∈ E such that ρ(x, y) < δ so x ∈
¯
E. Conversely, if
ρ(x, E) > 0, say ρ(x, E) = α, then ρ(x, y) > α/2 for all y ∈ E so x / ∈
¯
E. Hence ¦x : ρ(x, E) = 0¦ =
¯
E.
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10a. Suppose ρ and σ are equivalent metrics on X. The identity mapping is a homeomorphism between
(X, ρ) and (X, σ). Thus given x ∈ X and ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that if ρ(x, y) < δ, then
σ(x, y) < ε. By considering the inverse function, we see that if σ(x, y) < δ, then ρ(x, y) < ε. Conversely,
the two implications show that the identity mapping is continuous from (X, ρ) to (X, σ) as well as from
(X, σ) to (X, ρ). Since the identity mapping is clearly bijective, it is a homeomorphism so ρ and σ are
equivalent metrics.
10b. Given ε > 0, let δ = ε/n. When ρ
+
(x, y) < δ, ρ

(x, y) < nδ = ε. When ρ

(x, y) < δ, ρ
+
(x, y) <
δ < ε. Thus ρ
+
and ρ

are equivalent metrics. When ρ
+
(x, y) < δ, ρ(x, y) < (nδ
2
)
1/2
= (ε
2
/n)
1/2
< ε.
When ρ(x, y) < δ, (ρ
+
(x, y))
2
< δ
2
so ρ
+
(x, y) < δ < ε. Thus ρ
+
and ρ are equivalent metrics. There
exists δ
t
> 0 with δ
t
< ε/

n such that ρ

(x, y) < δ
t
implies ρ
+
(x, y) < δ. Then when ρ

(x, y) < δ
t
,
ρ(x, y) < ε. When ρ(x, y) < δ
t
, ρ

(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, y)

n < ε. Thus ρ and ρ

are equivalent metrics.
10c. Consider the discrete metric ψ. Let x = (0, . . . , 0). For any δ > 0, we can choose y ,= x such that
ρ(x, y) < δ but ψ(x, y) = 1. Similarly for ρ

and ρ
+
. Thus ψ is not equivalent to the metrics in part (b).
11a. Let ρ be a metric on a set X and let σ = ρ/(1 + ρ). Clearly, σ(x, y) ≥ 0 with σ(x, y) = 0 if and
only if x = y. Also, σ(x, y) = σ(y, x). Now σ(x, y) =
ρ(x,y)
1+ρ(x,y)
= 1 −
1
1+ρ(x,y)
≤ 1 −
1
1+ρ(x,z)+ρ(z,y)
=
ρ(x,z)+ρ(z,y)
1+ρ(x,z)+ρ(z,y)
≤ σ(x, z) + σ(z, y). Hence σ is a metric on X. Note that ρ(x, y) =
σ(x,y)
1−σ(x,y)
= h(σ(x, y))
where h is the function in Q8. Since h is continuous at 0, given ε > 0, there exists δ
t
> 0 such
that h(σ(x, y)) < ε when σ(x, y) < δ
t
. Now given ε > 0, let δ < min(δ
t
, ε). When ρ(x, y) < δ,
σ(x, y) < ρ(x, y) < δ < ε. When σ(x, y) < δ, ρ(x, y) = h(σ(x, y)) < ε. Hence σ and ρ are equivalent
metrics for X. Furthermore, σ(x, y) ≤ 1 for all x, y ∈ X so (X, σ) is a bounded metric space.
11b. If ρ is an extended metric (resp. pseudometric), then σ is an extended metric (resp. pseudometric).
The rest of the argument in part (a) follows.
7.4 Convergence and completeness
12. Suppose the sequence ¸x
n
) has x as a cluster point. There exists n
1
≥ 1 such that ρ(x, x
n
1
) < 1.
Suppose x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
have been chosen. There exists n
k+1
≥ n
k
such that ρ(x, x
n
k+1
) < 1/(k + 1). The
subsequence ¸x
n
k
) converges to x. Conversely, suppose there is a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) that converges to
x. Given ε > 0 and given N, there exists N
t
such that ρ(x, x
n
k
) < ε for k ≥ N
t
. Pick k ≥ max(N, N
t
).
Then n
k
≥ k ≥ N and ρ(x, x
n
k
) < ε. Thus x is a cluster point of the sequence ¸x
n
).
13. Suppose the sequence ¸x
n
) converges to x. Then every subsequence of ¸x
n
) also converges to x
and so has x as a cluster point. Conversely, suppose ¸x
n
) does not converge to x. There exists ε > 0
such that for each N, there exists n ≥ N with ρ(x, x
n
) ≥ ε. Pick n
1
such that ρ(x, x
n
1
) ≥ ε. Suppose
x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
have been chosen. Then pick n
k+1
≥ n
k
such that ρ(x, x
n
k+1
) ≥ ε. The subsequence ¸x
n
k
)
does not have x as a cluster point.
If every subsequence of ¸x
n
) has in turn a subsequence that converges to x, then every subsequence of
¸x
n
) has x as a cluster point by Q12. Hence the sequence ¸x
n
) converges to x.
14. Let E be a set in a metric space X. If x is a cluster point of a sequence from E, then given ε > 0,
there exists n such that ρ(x, x
n
) < ε. Since x
n
∈ E, x ∈
¯
E. On the other hand, if x ∈
¯
E, then for each
n, there exists x
n
∈ E with ρ(x, x
n
) < 1/n. The sequence ¸x
n
) converges to x.
15. Suppose a Cauchy sequence ¸x
n
) in a metric space has a cluster point x. By Q12, there is a
subsequence ¸x
n
k
) that converges to x. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that ρ(x, x
n
k
) < ε/2 for k ≥ N
and ρ(x
n
, x
m
) < ε/2 for n, m ≥ N. Now for k ≥ N, ρ(x, x
k
) ≤ ρ(x, x
n
k
) + ρ(x
n
k
, x
k
) < ε. Thus ¸x
n
)
converges to x.
16. Let X and Y be metric spaces and f a mapping from X to Y . Suppose f is continuous at x and let
¸x
n
) be a sequence in X that converges to x. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that σ(f(x), f(y)) < ε
if ρ(x, y) < δ. There also exists N such that ρ(x, x
n
) < δ for n ≥ N. Thus σ(f(x), f(x
n
)) < ε for n ≥ N
so the sequence ¸f(x
n
)) converges to f(x) in Y . Conversely, suppose f is not continuous at x. Then
there exists ε > 0 such that for every n, there exists x
n
with ρ(x, x
n
) < 1/n but σ(f(x), f(x
n
)) ≥ ε. The
sequence ¸x
n
) converges to x but ¸f(x
n
)) does not converge to f(x).
17a. Let ¸x
n
) and ¸y
n
) be Cauchy sequences from a metric space X. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that
ρ(x
n
, x
m
) < ε/2 and ρ(y
n
, y
m
) < ε/2 for n, m ≥ N. Now ρ(x
n
, y
n
) ≤ ρ(x
n
, x
m
)+ρ(x
m
, y
m
)+ρ(y
m
, y
n
) so
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ρ(x
n
, y
n
) −ρ(x
m
, y
m
) ≤ ρ(x
n
, x
m
) +ρ(y
n
, y
m
). Similarly, ρ(x
m
, y
m
) −ρ(x
n
, y
n
) ≤ ρ(x
n
, x
m
) +ρ(y
n
, y
m
).
Thus [ρ(x
n
, y
n
) −ρ(x
m
, y
m
)[ ≤ ρ(x
n
, x
m
) +ρ(y
n
, y
m
) < ε for n, m ≥ N. Hence the sequence ¸ρ(x
n
, y
n
))
is Cauchy in R and thus converges.
17b. Define ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) = limρ(x
n
, y
n
) for Cauchy sequences ¸x
n
) and ¸y
n
). Then ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) ≥ 0
since ρ(x
n
, y
n
) ≥ 0 for each n. Also, ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸x
n
)) = limρ(x
n
, x
n
) = 0. Furthermore, ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) =
limρ(x
n
, y
n
) = limρ(y
n
, x
n
) = ρ

(¸y
n
), ¸x
n
)). Finally, ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) = limρ(x
n
, y
n
) ≤ limρ(x
n
, z
n
) +
limρ(z
n
, y
n
) = ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸z
n
)) +ρ

(¸z
n
), ¸y
n
)). Hence the set of all Cauchy sequences from a metric space
becomes a pseudometric space under ρ

.
17c. Define ¸x
n
) to be equivalent to ¸y
n
) (written as ¸x
n
) ∼ ¸y
n
)) if ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) = 0. If ¸x
n
) ∼
¸x
t
n
) and ¸y
n
) ∼ ¸y
t
n
), then [ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) − ρ

(¸x
t
n
), ¸y
t
n
))[ ≤ ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸x
t
n
)) + ρ

(¸y
n
), ¸y
t
n
)) = 0 so
ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) = ρ

(¸x
t
n
), ¸y
t
n
)). If ρ

(¸x
n
), ¸y
n
)) = 0, then ¸x
n
) ∼ ¸y
n
) so they are equal in X

. Thus
the pseudometric space becomes a metric space.
Associate each x ∈ X with the equivalence class in X

containing the constant sequence ¸x, x, . . .). This
defines a mapping T from X onto T[X]. Since ρ

(Tx, Ty) = limρ(x, y) = ρ(x, y), if Tx = Ty, then
ρ(x, y) = 0 so x = y. Thus T is one-to-one. Also, T is continuous on X and its inverse is continuous on
T[X]. Hence T is an isometry between X and T[X] ⊂ X

. Furthermore, T[X] is dense in X

.
17d. If ¸x
n
) is a Cauchy sequence from X, we may assume (by taking a subsequence) that ρ(x
n
, x
n+1
) <
2
−n
. Let ¸¸x
n,m
)

n=1
)

m=1
be a sequence of such Cauchy sequences which represents a Cauchy se-
quence in X

. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that for m, m
t
≥ N, ρ

(¸x
n,m
), ¸x
n,m
)) < ε/2.
i.e. lim
n
ρ(x
n,m
, x
n,m
) < ε/2. We may assume that for n ≥ N, ρ(x
n,m
, x
n,m
) < ε/2. In particular,
ρ(x
m,m
, x
m,m
) < ε/2. We may also assume that ρ(x
m,m
, x
m

,m
) < ε/2 since the sequence ¸x
n,m
)

n=1
is Cauchy in X. Thus ρ(x
m,m
, x
m

,m
) < ε for m, m
t
≥ N so the sequence ¸x
n,n
) is Cauchy in X and
represents the limit of the Cauchy sequence in X

.
*17e. T is an isometry from X onto T[X] and T
−1
is an isometry from T[X] onto X. Thus there is a
unique isometry T
t
from
¯
X ∩ Y onto X

that extends T. Similarly, there is a unique isometry T
tt
from
X

onto
¯
X ∩ Y that extends T
−1
. Then T
t
[
X
= T and T
tt
[
T[X]
= T
−1
so (T
t
◦ T
tt
)[
T[X]
= id
T[X]
and
(T
tt
◦ T
t
)[
X
= id
X
. Since T[X] is dense in X

and X is dense in
¯
X ∩ Y , we have T
t
◦ T
tt
= id
X
∗ and
T
tt
◦ T
t
= id ¯
X∩Y
so (T
t
= T
tt
)
−1
. Hence X

is isometric with the closure of X in Y .
18. Let (X, ρ) and (Y, σ) be two complete metric spaces. Let ¸(x
n
, y
n
)) be a Cauchy sequence in XY .
Since ρ(x
n
, x
m
) ≤ (ρ(x
n
, x
m
)
2
+ σ(y
n
, y
m
)
2
)
1/2
= τ((x
n
, y
n
), (x
m
, y
m
)), the sequence ¸x
n
) is Cauchy in
X. Similarly, the sequence ¸y
n
) is Cauchy in Y . Since X is complete, ¸x
n
) converges to some x ∈ X.
Similarly, ¸y
n
) converges to some y ∈ Y . Given ε > 0, there exists N such that ρ(x
n
, x) < ε/2 and
σ(y
n
, y) < ε/2 for n ≥ N. Then τ((x
n
, y
n
), (x, y)) = (ρ(x
n
, x)
2
+σ(y
n
, y)
2
)
1/2
< ε for n ≥ N. Hence the
sequence ¸(x
n
, y
n
)) converges to (x, y) ∈ X Y and X Y is complete.
7.5 Uniform continuity and uniformity
19. ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) = ρ(x, x
t
) + σ(y, y
t
) ≥ 0. ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) = 0 if and only if ρ(x, x
t
) = 0 and
σ(y, y
t
) = 0 if and only if x = x
t
and y = y
t
if and only if ¸x, y) = ¸x
t
, y
t
). ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) =
ρ(x, x
t
) + σ(y, y
t
) = ρ(x
t
, x) + σ(y
t
, y) = ρ
1
(¸x
t
, y
t
), ¸x, y)). ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) = ρ(x, x
t
) + σ(y, y
t
) ≤
ρ(x, x
tt
) + ρ(x
tt
, x
t
) + σ(y, y
tt
) + σ(y
tt
, y
t
) = ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
tt
, y
tt
)) + ρ
1
(¸x
tt
, y
tt
), ¸x
t
, y
t
)). Hence ρ
1
is a
metric. Similarly, ρ

is a metric.
Given ε > 0, let δ = ε/2. When τ(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) < δ, ρ(x, x
t
)
2
< ε
2
/4 and σ(y, y
t
)
2
< ε
2
/4 so
ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) = ρ(x, x
t
) + σ(y, y
t
) < ε. Also, ρ

(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) = max(ρ(x, x
t
), σ(y, y
t
)) < ε. When
ρ
1
(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) < δ, ρ(x, x
t
) < ε/2 and σ(y, y
t
) < ε/2 so τ(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) <
_
ε
2
/4 +ε
2
/4 < ε. When
ρ

< δ, ρ(x, x
t
) < ε/2 and σ(y, y
t
) < ε/2 so τ(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) <
_
ε
2
/4 +ε
2
/4 < ε. Hence ρ
1
and ρ

are uniformly equivalent to the usual product metric τ.
20. Let f be a uniformly continuous mapping of a metric space X into a metric space Y and let ¸x
n
) be
a Cauchy sequence in X. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, y) < δ implies σ(f(x), f(y)) < ε.
There exists N such that ρ(x
n
, x
m
) < δ for n, m ≥ N. Thus σ(f(x
n
), f(x
m
)) < ε for n, m ≥ N. Hence
¸f(x
n
)) is a Cauchy sequence in Y .
21a. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence from E that converges to a point x ∈
¯
E. Then ¸x
n
) is Cauchy in X so
¸f(x
n
)) is Cauchy in Y . Since Y is complete, ¸f(x
n
)) converges to some y ∈ Y .
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21b. Suppose ¸x
n
) and ¸x
t
n
) both converge to x. Suppose ¸f(x
n
)) converges to y and ¸f(x
t
n
)) converges to
y
t
with y ,= y
t
. Let ε = σ(y, y
t
)/4 > 0. There exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies σ(f(x), f(x
t
)) <
ε. There also exists N such that ρ(x
n
, x) < δ/2 and ρ(x
t
n
, x) < δ/2 for n ≥ N. Thus ρ(x
n
, x
t
m
) < δ
for n, m ≥ N so σ(f(x
n
), f(x
t
m
)) < ε for n, m ≥ N. We may assume that σ(f(x
n
), y) < ε and
σ(f(x
t
n
), y
t
) < ε for n ≥ N. Then σ(y, y
t
) ≤ σ(y, f(x
n
)) + σ(f(x
n
), f(x
t
n
)) + σ(f(x
t
n
), y
t
) < 3ε =
3σ(y, y
t
)/4. Contradiction. Hence ¸f(x
n
)) and ¸f(x
t
n
)) converge to the same point. By defining y = g(x),
we get a function on
¯
E extending f.
21c. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies σ(f(x), f(x
t
)) < ε/3 for x, x
t
∈ E.
Suppose ρ(¯ x, ¯ x
t
) < δ/3 with ¯ x, ¯ x
t

¯
E. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence in E converging to ¯ x and let ¸x
t
n
) be a
sequence in E converging to ¯ x
t
. There exists N such that ρ(x
n
, ¯ x) < δ/3 and ρ(x
t
n
, ¯ x
t
) < δ/3 for n ≥ N.
Then ρ(x
n
, x
t
n
) < δ for n ≥ N so σ(f(x
n
), f(x
t
n
)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N. Also, ¸f(x
n
)) converges to some
y = g(¯ x) ∈ Y and ¸f(x
t
n
)) converges to some y
t
= g(¯ x
t
) ∈ Y . We may assume σ(f(x
n
), g(¯ x)) < ε/3 and
σ(f(x
t
n
), g(¯ x
t
)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N. Thus σ(g(¯ x), g(¯ x
t
)) < ε. Hence g is uniformly continuous on
¯
E.
21d. Let h be a continuous function from
¯
E to Y that agrees with f on E. Let x ∈
¯
E and let ¸x
n
) be
a sequence in E converging to x. Then ¸h(x
n
)) converges to h(x) and ¸g(x
n
)) converges to g(x). Since
h(x
n
) = g(x
n
) for all n, g(x) = h(x). Hence h ≡ g.
22a. Given ε > 0, let δ = ε/n. When ρ
+
(x, y) < δ, ρ

(x, y) < nδ = ε. When ρ

(x, y) < δ, ρ
+
(x, y) <
δ < ε. Thus ρ
+
and ρ

are uniformly equivalent metrics. When ρ
+
(x, y) < δ, ρ(x, y) < (nδ
2
)
1/2
=

2
/n)
1/2
< ε. When ρ(x, y) < δ, (ρ
+
(x, y))
2
< δ
2
so ρ
+
(x, y) < δ < ε. Thus ρ
+
and ρ are uniformly
equivalent metrics. There exists δ
t
> 0 with δ
t
< ε/sqrtn such that ρ

(x, y) < δ
t
implies ρ
+
(x, y) < δ.
Then when ρ

(x, y) < δ
t
, ρ(x, y) < ε. When ρ(x, y) < δ
t
, ρ

(x, y) ≤ ρ(x, y)

n < ε. Thus ρ and ρ

are
uniformly equivalent metrics.
*22b. Define ρ
t
(x, y) = [x
3
1
− y
3
1
[ +

n
i=2
[x
i
− y
i
[. Then ρ
t
is a metric on the set of n-tuples of real
numbers. Given x ∈ R
n
and ε > 0, choose δ < min(1, [x
1
[, ε/3n[x
1
+ 1[
2
, ε/3n[x
1
− 1[
2
, ε/n, 3ε[x
1

1[
2
/n, 3ε[x
1
+ 1[
2
/n). When ρ

(x, y) < δ, [x
i
− y
i
[ < δ for each i and [x
3
1
− y
3
1
[ = [3ξ
2
[[x
1
− y
1
[ for
some ξ ∈ (x
1
− δ, x
1
+ δ). Thus [x
3
1
− y
3
1
[ < 3 max([x
1
+ 1[, [x
1
− 1[)
2
δ < ε/n and ρ
t
(x, y) < ε. When
ρ
t
(x, y) < δ, [x
i
− y
i
[ < ε/n for i = 2, . . . , n and [x
3
1
− y
3
1
[ < δ. Then [x
1
− y
1
[ = [x
3
1
− y
3
1
[/[3ξ
2
[ < ε/n.
Thus ρ

(x, y) < ε. Hence ρ
t
and ρ

are equivalent metrics and since ρ

and ρ are equivalent metrics, ρ
t
and ρ are equivalent metrics.
However ρ and ρ
t
are not uniformly equivalent metrics. Let ε = 1. Given δ > 0, choose n large
enough so that 3n
2
δ > 1. Let x = ¸n, 0, . . . , 0) and let y = ¸n + δ, 0, . . . , 0). Then ρ(x, y) = δ and
ρ
t
(x, y) = (n +δ)
3
−n
3
> 3n
2
δ > 1.
22c. Note that ρ(x, y) =
σ(x,y)
1−σ(x,y)
= h(σ(x, y)) where h is the function in Q8. Since h is continuous at
0, given ε > 0, there exists δ
t
> 0 such that h(σ(x, y)) < ε when σ(x, y) < δ
t
. Now given ε > 0, let
δ < min(δ
t
, ε). When ρ(x, y) < δ, σ(x, y) < ρ(x, y) < δ < ε. When σ(x, y) < δ, ρ(x, y) = h(σ(x, y)) < ε.
Hence σ and ρ are uniformly equivalent metrics for X. (c.f. Q11a)
23a. [0, ∞) with the usual metric ρ is an unbounded metric space. By Q22c, the metric σ = ρ/(1 +ρ) is
uniformly equivalent to ρ so there is a uniform homeomorphism between ([0, ∞), ρ) and ([0, ∞), σ). By
Q11a, ([0, ∞), σ) is a bounded metric space. Hence boundedness is not a uniform property.
23b. Let (X, ρ) and (Y, σ) be metric spaces with X totally bounded. Let f : (X, ρ) → (Y, σ) be a uniform
homeomorphism. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies σ(f(x), f(x
t
)) < ε. There
exist finitely many balls S
x
n

that cover X. i.e. X =

k
n=1
S
x
n

. Take y ∈ Y . Then y = f(x) for some
x ∈ X. Now x ∈ S
x
n

for some n so ρ(x, x
n
) < δ and σ(f(x), f(x
n
)) < ε. Hence Y =

k
n=1
S
f(x
n
),ε
so
Y is totally bounded. Thus total boundedness is a uniform property.
23c. By Q8, the function h(x) = x/(1 − x) is a homeomorphism between [0, 1) and [0, ∞). Let ε > 0
be given. Choose N such that N > 2/ε and let x
n
= (n − 1)/N for n = 1, . . . , N. The intervals
(x
n
− 1/N, x
n
+ 1/N) ∩ [0, 1) are balls of radius ε that cover [0, 1). Thus [0, 1) is totally bounded.
Suppose [0, ∞) is totally bounded. Then there are a finite number of balls of radius 1 that cover [0, ∞),
say [0, ∞) =

k
n=1
S
x
n
,1
. We may assume that x
1
, . . . , x
k
are arranged in increasing order. But then
x
k
+ 2 is not in any of the balls S
x
n
,1
. Contradiction. Hence [0, ∞) is not totally bounded. Thus total
boundedness is not a topological property.
23d. Let (X, ρ) be a totally bounded metric space. For each n, there are a finite number of balls of
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radius 1/n that cover X. Let S
n
be the set of the centres of these balls. Then each S
n
is a finite
set and S =

S
n
is a countable set. Given ε > 0, choose N such that N > 1/ε. For any x ∈ X,
ρ(x, x
t
) < 1/N < ε for some x
t
∈ S
N
⊂ S. Thus S is a dense subset of X. Hence X is separable.
24a. Let ¸X
k
, ρ
k
) be a sequence of metric spaces and define their direct product Z =


k=1
X
k
. Define
τ(x, y) =


k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x
k
, y
k
) where ρ

k
= ρ
k
/(1 + ρ
k
). Then τ(x, y) ≥ 0 since ρ

k
(x
k
, y
k
) ≥ 0 for all k.
Also, τ(x, y) = 0 if and only if ρ

k
(x
k
, y
k
) = 0 for all k if and only if x
k
= y
k
for all k if and only if
x = y. Furthermore, τ(x, y) = τ(y, x) since ρ

k
(x
k
, y
k
) = ρ

k
(y
k
, x
k
) for all k. Now for each n, τ(x, y) =

n
k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x, y) ≤

n
k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x, z) +

n
k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(z, y) ≤


k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x, z) +


k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(z, y) =
τ(x, z) +τ(z, y). Hence τ(x, y) ≤ τ(x, z) +τ(z, y). Thus τ is a metric on Z.
Suppose a sequence ¸x
(n)
) in Z converges to x ∈ Z. Given ε > 0, let ε
t
= min(2
−k−1
ε, 2
−k−2
). There
exists N such that τ(x
(n)
, x) < ε
t
for n ≥ N. i.e.


k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x
(n)
k
, x
k
) < ε
t
for n ≥ N. Then
ρ
k
0
(x
(n)
k
0
, x
k
0
) < 2
k
0
ε
t
(1 +ρ
k
0
(x
(n)
k
0
, x
k
0
)) for n ≥ N so (1 −2
k
0
ε
t

k
0
(x
(n)
k
0
, x
k
0
) < 2
k
0
ε
t
for n ≥ N. Since
2
k
0
ε
t
= min(ε/2, 1/4), we have 3ρ
k
0
(x
(n)
k
0
, x
k
0
)/4 < 2
k
0
ε
t
< ε/2 for n ≥ N. Hence ρ
k
0
(x
(n)
k
0
, x
k
0
) < ε for
n ≥ N and ¸x
(n)
k
) converges to x
k
for each k.
Conversely, suppose ¸x
(n)
k
) converges to x
k
for each k. Then given ε > 0, there exists N such that


k=N+1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x
k
, x
k
) < ε/2. For k = 1, . . . , N, there exists M such that ρ
k
(x
(n)
k
, x
k
) < ε/2 for n ≥ M.
Thus τ(x
(n)
, x) =

N
k=1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x
k
, x
k
) +


k=N+1
2
−k
ρ

k
(x
k
, x
k
) <

N
k=1
ε/2
k+1
+ ε/2 < ε for n ≥ M.
Hence ¸x
(n)
) converges to x.
24b. Suppose each (X
k
, ρ
k
) is complete. Let ¸x
(n)
) be a Cauchy sequence in (Z, τ). Then for each k,
¸x
(n)
k
) is a Cauchy sequence in (X
k
, ρ
k
) so it converges to x
k
∈ X
k
. By part (a), ¸x
(n)
) converges to
¸x
k
) ∈ Z. Hence (Z, τ) is complete.
24c. Suppose that for each k, the spaces (X
k
, ρ
k
) and (Y
k
, σ
k
) are homeomorphic with f
k
: X
k
→ Y
k
a
homeomorphism. Define f :


k=1
X
k



k=1
Y
k
by f(¸x
k
)) = ¸f(x
k
)). Then f is bijective since each f
k
is. Also, note that f is continuous if and only if p
Y
k
◦ f is continuous for each k, where p
Y
k
:


k=1
→ Y
k
is the projection map. Now p
Y
k
◦f = f
k
◦p
X
k
so it is continuous. Thus f is continuous. Similarly, f
−1
is
continuous since p
X
k
◦ f
−1
= f
−1
k
◦ p
Y
k
is continuous for each k. Hence f is a homeomorphism between


k=1
X
k
and


k=1
Y
k
.
24d. If for each k, the spaces (X
k
, ρ
k
) and (Y
k
, σ
k
) are uniformly homeomorphic, then by a similar
argument as part (c), the spaces


k=1
X
k
and


k=1
Y
k
are uniformly homeomorphic.
7.6 Subspaces
25. Let A be a complete subset of a metric space X. Let x ∈
¯
A. Then by Q14, there is a sequence from
A that converges to x. Since A is complete, x ∈ A. Thus A is closed. Now suppose B is a closed subset
of a complete metric space Y . Let ¸y
n
) be a Cauchy sequence in B. Then it is a Cauchy sequence in Y
so it converges to some y ∈ Y . Now y ∈
¯
B = B so B is complete.
*26. Let O be an open subset of a complete metric space (X, ρ). Let ϕ(x) = ρ(x, O
c
) for each x ∈ O.
Then S = ¦¸x, y) : x ∈ O, y = ϕ(x)¦ is closed in X R. Since X R is complete, S is complete.
Consider f : (O, ρ) → (S, ρ

) with f(x) = ¸x, ϕ(x)). Since ρ

is uniformly equivalent to the usual
product metric by Q19, S is complete under the metric ρ

. Now f is bijective. Given ε > 0, there
exists δ > 0 such that [ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)[ < ε/2 when ρ(x, y) < δ. Let δ
t
= min(δ, ε/2). When ρ(x, y) < δ
t
,
ρ

(f(x), f(y)) = ρ(x, y) +[ϕ(x) −ϕ(y)[ < ε. When ρ

(¸x, ϕ(x)), ¸y, ϕ(y))) < δ
t
, ρ(x, y) < δ
t
< ε. Thus
f is a uniform homeomorphism and (O, ρ) is complete. Let σ = ρ/(1 + ρ). By Q22c, σ is uniformly
equivalent to ρ. Hence σ is a bounded metric for which (O, σ) is a complete metric space.
7.7 Compact metric spaces
27. Let X be a metric space, K a compact subset and F a closed subset. Consider the function
f(x) = ρ(x, F) = inf
y∈F
ρ(x, y). By Q9b, ¦x : ρ(x, F) = 0¦ =
¯
F = F. Thus if F ∩ K = ∅, then
ρ(x, F) > 0 for all x ∈ K. The function f[
K
is continuous on a compact set so it attains a minimum
δ > 0. Thus ρ(x, y) > δ for all x ∈ K and all y ∈ F. Conversely, if F ∩ K ,= ∅, then there exists x ∈ K
and y ∈ F such that ρ(x, y) = 0 so ρ(F, K) = 0.
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28a. Let X be a totally bounded metric space and let f : X → Y be a uniformly continuous map onto
Y . Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies σ(f(x), f(x
t
)) < ε. There exist finitely
many balls ¦B
x
n

¦
k
n=2
that cover X. Take y ∈ Y . Then y = f(x) for some x ∈ X. Now x ∈ B
x
n

for
some n so ρ(x, x
n
) < δ and σ(f(x), f(x
n
)) < ε. Hence the balls ¦B
f(x
n
),ε
¦
k
n=1
cover Y and Y is totally
bounded.
28b. The function h(x) = x/(1−x) is a continuous map from [0, 1) onto [0, ∞). [0, 1) is totally bounded
but [0, ∞) is not.
29a. We may assume X / ∈ U. Set ϕ(x) = sup¦r : ∃O ∈ U with B
x,r
⊂ O¦. For each x ∈ X, there exists
O ∈ U such that x ∈ O. Since O is open, there exists r such that B
x,r
⊂ O. Thus ϕ(x) > 0. Since X is
compact, it is bounded so ϕ(x) < ∞.
29b. Suppose B
x,r
⊂ O for some O ∈ U. If 0 < r
t
< r − ρ(x, y), then B
y,r
⊂ B
x,r
⊂ O. If
ϕ(y) < ϕ(x) − ρ(x, y), then there exists r > ϕ(y) + ρ(x, y) such that B
x,r
⊂ O for some O ∈ U. Now
ϕ(y) < r − ρ(x, y) so taking r
t
= ϕ(y) + (r − ρ(x, y) − ϕ(y))/2, we have ϕ(y) < r
t
< r − ρ(x, y) and
B
y,r
⊂ O. Contradiction. Hence ϕ(y) ≥ ϕ(x) −ρ(x, y).
29c. Given ε > 0, let δ = ε. When ρ(x, y) < δ, [ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)[ ≤ ρ(x, y) < ε by part (b). Thus ϕ is
continuous on X.
29d. If X is sequentially compact, ϕ attains its minimum on X. Let ε = inf ϕ. Then ε > 0 since
ϕ(x) > 0 for all x.
29e. Let ε be as defined in part (d). For any x ∈ X and δ < ε, δ < ϕ(x) so there exists r > δ such that
B
x,r
⊂ O for some O ∈ U. Then B
x,δ
⊂ B
x,r
⊂ O.
*30a. Let Z =


k=1
X
k
. Suppose each X
k
is totally bounded. Given ε > 0, choose N such that
2
N
> 2/ε. For k > N, pick p
k
∈ X
k
. For each k ≤ N, there exists A
k
= ¦x
(k)
1
, . . . , x
(k)
M
k
¦ such that for
any x ∈ X
k
, there exists x
(k)
j
∈ A
k
with ρ
k
(x, x
(k)
j
) < ε/2. Let A = ¦¸x
n
) : x
k
∈ A
k
for k ≤ N, x
k
=
p
k
for k > N¦. Then [A[ = M
1
M
N
. If ¸x
n
) ∈ Z, for each k ≤ N, there exists x
(k)
j
∈ A
k
such
that ρ
k
(x
k
, x
(k)
j
) < ε/2. Let y
k
= x
(k)
j
for k ≤ N and let y
k
= p
k
for k > N. Then ¸y
n
) ∈ A and
τ(x, y) =

n
k=1
2
−k
ρ
k
(x
k
,y
k
)
1+ρ
k
(x
k
,y
k
)
<

N
k=1
2
−k ε
2
+


k=N+1
2
−k
<
ε
2
+
1
2
N
< ε.
30b. Suppose each X
k
is compact. Then each X
k
is complete and totally bounded. By part (a), Z is
totally bounded and by Q24b, Z is complete. Hence Z is compact.
7.8 Baire category
31a. Suppose a closed set F is nowhere dense. Then F
c
is dense. Thus any open set contains a point
in F
c
so any open set cannot be contained in F. Conversely, suppose a closed set contains no open set.
Then any open set contains a point in F
c
so F
c
is dense and F is nowhere dense.
31b. Suppose E is nowhere dense and let O be a nonempty open set. Then O contains a point x in
¯
E
c
.
Now O ¸
¯
E is open so there is a ball centred at x and contained in O ¸
¯
E ⊂ O ¸ E. Conversely, suppose
that for any nonempty open set O there is a ball contained in O ¸ E. Let the centre of the ball be x. If
x ∈
¯
E, then the ball contains a point y ∈ E. Contradiction. Thus x ∈
¯
E
c
. Hence any nonempty open
set contains a point in
¯
E
c
and E is nowhere dense.
32a. Suppose that E is of the first category and A ⊂ E. Then E =

E
n
where each E
n
is nowhere
dense and A =

(A ∩ E
n
). Now (A∩ E
n
)
c
⊃ (
¯
A ∩
¯
E
n
)
c
=
¯
A
c

¯
E
n
c
for each n. Since
¯
E
n
c
is dense for
each n, (A∩ E
n
)
c
is dense for each n. Hence A is of the first category.
32b. Suppose that ¸E
n
) is a sequence of sets of the first category. Then E
n
=

k
E
n,k
for each n,
where each E
n,k
is nowhere dense. Now

E
n
=

n

k
E
n,k
=

n,k
E
n,k
, which is a countable union of
nowhere dense sets. Hence

E
n
is of the first category.
33a. By Q3.14b, the generalised Cantor set constructed from [0, 1] by removing intervals of length
1/(n3
n
) at the n-th step is closed, nowhere dense, and has Lebesgue measure 1 −1/n.
33b. By part (a), for each n, there is a nowhere dense closed set F
n
⊂ [0, 1] with mF
n
= 1 − 1/n. Let
E =

F
n
⊂ [0, 1]. Then E is of the first category and 1 −1/n ≤ mE ≤ 1 for each n so mE = 1.
34. Suppose O is open and F is closed. If
¯
O¸ O contains an open set O
t
, then O
t
contains a point in O.
Contradiction. Thus
¯
O ¸ O is a closed set containing no open sets. By Q31a,
¯
O ¸ O is nowhere dense. If
36
F ¸ F

contains an open set O
tt
, then for any point x ∈ O
tt
, there is a ball centred at x and contained
in O
tt
so x ∈ F

. Contradiction. Thus F ¸ F

is a closed set containing no open sets. By Q31a, F ¸ F

is nowhere dense.
If F is closed and of the first category in a complete metric space, then F

is of the first category. By
the Baire category theorem, F
circ
is empty. Thus F = F ¸ F

is nowhere dense.
35. Let E be a subset of a complete metric space. If E is residual, then E
c
is of the first category so
E
c
=

E
n
where each E
n
is nowhere dense. Thus E =

E
c
n


(
¯
E
n
)
c
. Since each (
¯
E
n
)
c
is dense and
the metric space is complete,

(
¯
E
n
)
c
is dense so E contains a dense G
δ
. Conversely, suppose E contains
a dense G
δ
, say E ⊃

O
n
. Then E
c


O
c
n
. Since

O
n
is dense, each O
n
is dense so O
c
n
is nowhere
dense and E
c
is of the first category. Hence E is residual.
A subset E of a complete metric space is of the first category if and only if E
c
is a residual subset of a
complete metric space if and only if E
c
contains a dense G
δ
if and only if E is contained in an F
σ
whose
complement is dense.
36a. Let X be a complete metric space without isolated points. Suppose X has a countable number of
points x
1
, x
2
, . . .. Then X =

¦x
n
¦ where each ¦x
n
¦ is nowhere dense and X is of the first category,
contradicting the Baire category theorem. Hence X has an uncountable number of points.
36b. [0, 1] is complete since it is a closed subspace of the complete metric space R. Also, [0, 1] has no
isolated points. By part (a), [0, 1] is uncountable.
37a. Let E be a subset of a complete metric space. Suppose E
c
is dense and F is a closed set contained
in E. Then F
c
⊃ E
c
so F
c
is dense and F is nowhere dense.
37b. Suppose E and E
c
are both dense in a complete metric space X. Also suppose that E and E
c
are
both F
σ
’s, say E =

F
n
and E
c
=

F
t
n
where each F
n
and F
t
n
is closed. By part (a), each F
n
and F
t
n
is nowhere dense. Then X =

F
n

F
t
n
so X is of the first category, contradicting the Baire category
theorem. Hence at most one of the sets E and E
c
is an F
σ
.
37c. The set of rational numbers in [0, 1] is an F
σ
. Since the set of rational numbers in [0, 1] and the
set of irrational numbers in [0, 1] are both dense in the complete metric space [0, 1], the set of irrational
numbers in [0, 1] is not an F
σ
by part (b). Hence its complement, the set of rational numbers in [0, 1],
is not a G
δ
.
37d. If f is a real-valued function on [0, 1] which is continuous on the rationals and discontinuous on
the irrationals, then the set of points of continuity of f is a G
δ
. i.e. the set of rationals in [0, 1] is a G
δ
,
contradicting part (c). Hence there is no such function.
*38a. Let C = C[0, 1] and set F
n
= ¦f : ∃x
0
with 0 ≤ x
0
≤ 1 − 1/n and [f(x) − f(x
0
)[ ≤ n(x −
x
0
) for all x, x
0
≤ x < 1¦. Suppose [[f
k
− f[[ → 0 where f
k
∈ F
n
. For each k, there exists x
k
with
0 ≤ x
k
≤ 1 − 1/n and [f
k
(x) − f
k
(x
k
)[ ≤ n(x − x
k
) for x
k
≤ x < 1. Since x
k
∈ [0, 1 − 1/n] for all
k and [0, 1 − 1/n] is compact, we may assume that ¸x
k
) converges to some x
0
∈ [0, 1 − 1/n]. Then
[f(x) −f(x
0
)[ ≤ n(x −x
0
) so f ∈ F
n
.
*38b. By Q2.47, for any g ∈ C and any ε > 0, there exists a polygonal function ϕ such that [g(x) −
ϕ(x)[ < ε/2 for all x ∈ [0, 1]. There also exists a polygonal function ψ whose right-hand derivative is
everywhere greater than n in absolute value and [ϕ(x) −ψ(x)[ < ε/2 for all x ∈ [0, 1]. Then ψ ∈ F
c
n
and
[g(x) −ψ(x)[ < ε for all x ∈ [0, 1]. Hence F
n
is nowhere dense.
38c. The set D of continuous functions which have a finite derivative on the right for at least one point
of [0, 1] is the union of the F
n
’s so D is of the first category in C.
38d. Since D is of the first category in the complete metric space C, D ,= C so there is a function in
C ¸ D, that is, a nowhere differentiable continuous function on [0, 1].
39. Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a complete metric space X, and suppose
that for each x ∈ X there is a number M
x
such that [f(x)[ ≤ M
x
for all f ∈ F. For each m, let
E
m,f
= ¦x : [f(x)[ ≤ m¦, and let E
m
=

F
E
m,f
. Since each f is continuous, E
m,f
is closed and so E
m
is closed. For each x ∈ X, there exists m such that [f(x)[ ≤ m for all f ∈ F. Hence X =

E
m
. Then
O =

E

m
⊂ X is a dense open set and for each x ∈ O, x ∈ E

m
for some m so there is a neighbourhood
U of x such that U ⊂ E

m
. In particular, F is uniformly bounded on U.
40a. Suppose that given ε > 0, there exist N and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x)) < ε
for n ≥ N and all x
t
∈ U. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence with x = limx
n
. We may assume that x
n
∈ U for
37
all n ≥ N so σ(f
n
(x
n
), f(x)) < ε for n ≥ N and ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f at x. Conversely,
suppose there exists ε > 0 such that for any N and any neighbourhood U of x, there exists n ≥ N and
x
t
∈ U with σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x)) ≥ ε. For each n, let U
n
= B
x,1/n
. There exists n
1
≥ 1 and x
n
1
∈ U
1
with
σ(f
n
1
(x
n
1
), f(x)) ≥ ε. Suppose x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
have been chosen. There exists n
k+1
≥ n
k
and x
n
k
∈ U
k
with σ(f
n
k+1
(x
n
k+1
), f(x)) ≥ ε. Then x = limx
n
k
by construction but f(x) ,= limf
n
k
(x
n
k
) so ¸f
n
) does
not converge continuously to f.
40b. Let Z = ¦1/n¦ ∪ ¦0¦. Define g : X Z → Y by g(x, 1/n) = f
n
(x) and g(x, 0) = f(x). Suppose
g is continuous at ¸x
0
, 0) in the product metric. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence with x
0
= limx
n
. Then
¸x
0
, 0) = lim¸x
n
, 1/n) and f(x) = g(x
0
, 0) = limg(x
n
, 1/n) = limf
n
(x
n
) so ¸f
n
) converges continuously
to f at x
0
. Conversely, suppose ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f at x
0
. Let ¸(x
n
, z
n
)) be a sequence
in X Z converging to ¸x
0
, 0). Then x
0
= limx
n
, 0 = limz
n
and f(x
0
) = limf
n
(x
n
). i.e. g(x
0
, 0) =
limg(x
n
, 1/n). Since 0 = limz
n
, it follows that g(x
0
, 0) = limg(x
n
, z
n
) so g is continuous at ¸x
0
, 0).
40c. Let ¸f
n
) converge continuously to f at x. By part (b), the function g is continuous at ¸x, 0). If ¸x
n
)
is a sequence converging to x, then f(x) = g(x, 0) = limg(x
n
, 0) = limf(x
n
). Hence f is continuous at
x.
*40d. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous maps. Suppose ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f at x. By part
(a), given ε > 0, there exists N and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x)) < ε/2 for n ≥ N
and x
t
∈ U. By part (c), f is continuous at x so we may assume that σ(f(x
t
), f(x)) < ε/2 for x
t
∈ U.
Thus σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε for n ≥ N and x
t
∈ U. Conversely, suppose that given ε > 0, there exist N
and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε/4 for all n ≥ N and all x
t
∈ U. In particular,
σ(f
N
(x), f(x)) < ε/4. Let ¸x
k
) be a sequence with x = limx
k
. We may assume that x
k
∈ U for all k
and σ(f
N
(x
k
), f
N
(x)) < ε/4 for k ≥ N. Then σ(f(x
k
), f(x)) ≤ σ(f(x
k
), f
N
(x
k
)) + σ(f
N
(x
k
), f
N
(x)) +
σ(f
N
(x), f(x)) < 3ε/4 for k ≥ N. Thus σ(f
k
(x
k
), f(x)) ≤ σ(f
k
(x
k
), f(x
k
)) + σ(f(x
k
), f(x)) < ε for
k ≥ N so f(x) = limf
k
(x
k
) and ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f at x.
40e. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continous maps. Suppose ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f on X. For
each x ∈ X and each ε > 0, there exists N
x
and a neighbourhood U
x
of x such that σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε
for each n ≥ N
x
and x
t
∈ U
x
. Then X =

U
x
so for any compact subset K ⊂ X, K ⊂

m
i=1
U
x
i
for
some x
1
, . . . , x
m
. Thus for n ≥ max N
x
i
and x
t
∈ K, we have σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε so ¸f
n
) converges
uniformly to f on K. Conversely, suppose ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on each compact subset of
X. Then ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on ¦x¦ for each x ∈ X. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that
σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N. Since each f
n
is continuous, f is also continuous. Then there exists
a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(f
n
(x
t
), f
n
(x)) < ε/3 and σ(f(x
t
), f(x)) < ε/3 for x
t
∈ U. Thus
σ(f
n
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε for n ≥ N and x
t
∈ U. Hence ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f on X.
40f. Let X be a complete metric space and ¸f
n
) a sequence of continuous maps of X into a met-
ric space Y such that f(x) = limf
n
(x) for each x ∈ X. For m, n ∈ N, define F
m,n
= ¦x ∈ X :
σ(f
k
(x), f
l
(x)) ≤ 1/m for all k, l ≥ n¦. Let x
t
be a point of closure of F
m,n
. There is a sequence ¸x
i
)
in F
m,n
converging to x
t
. For any ε > 0 and k, l ≥ n, there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies
σ(f
k
(x), f
k
(x
t
)) < ε and σ(f
l
(x), f
l
(x
t
)) < ε. Then there exists N such that ρ(x
i
, x
t
) < δ for i ≥ N.
Thus σ(f
k
(x
t
), f
l
(x
t
)) ≤ σ(f
k
(x
t
), f
k
(x
N
)) + σ(f
k
(x
N
), f
l
(x
N
)) + σ(f
l
(x
N
), f
l
(x
t
)) < 2ε + 1/m. Since ε
is arbitrary, σ(f
k
(x
t
), f
l
(x
t
)) ≤ 1/m and x
t
∈ F
m,n
so F
m,n
is closed.
For any x ∈ X, there exists n such that σ(f
k
(x), f(x)) < 1/2m for k ≥ n. Then for k, l ≥ n,
σ(f
k
(x), f
l
(x)) ≤ σ(f
k
(x), f(x)) +σ(f(x), f
l
(x)) < 1/m so x ∈ F
m,n
. Hence X =

n
F
m,n
. By Proposi-
tion 31, O
m
=

n
F

m,n
is open and since X is complete, O
m
is also dense.
40g. Let x ∈ O
m
. Then x ∈ F

m,n
for some n. Thus there exists a neighbourhood U of x such
that U ⊂ F
m,n
. It follows that for any k, l ≥ n and any x
t
∈ U, σ(f
k
(x
t
), f
l
(x
t
)) ≤ 1/m. Since
f(x
t
) = limf
l
(x
t
), we have σ(f
k
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) ≤ 1/m for any k ≥ n and x
t
∈ U.
40h. Let E =

O
m
. Since each O
m
is open and dense, E is a dense G
δ
by Baire’s theorem. If x ∈ E,
then x ∈ O
m
for all m. Given ε > 0, choose m > 1/ε. There exists a neighbourhood U of x and an n
such that σ(f
k
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) ≤ 1/m < ε for any k ≥ n and x
t
∈ U.
40i. Let X be a complete metric space and ¸f
n
) a sequence of continuous functions of X into a metric
space Y . Suppose ¸f
n
) converges pointwise to f. By parts (f), (g), (h) and (a), there exists a dense G
δ
in X on which ¸f
n
) converges continuously to f.
41a. Let (X, ρ) and (Y, σ) be complete metric spaces and f : X Y → Z be a mapping into a metric
38
space (Z, τ) that is continuous in each variable. Fix y
0
∈ Y . Set F
m,n
= ¦x ∈ X : τ[f(x, y), f(x, y
0
)] ≤
1/m for all y with σ(y, y
0
) ≤ 1/n¦. Let x
t
be a point of closure of F
m,n
. There is a sequence ¸x
k
) in F
m,n
converging to x
t
. For each k and any y with σ(y, y
0
) ≤ 1/n, τ[f(x
k
, y), f(x
k
, y
0
)] ≤ 1/m. Given ε > 0,
there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x, x
t
) < δ implies τ[f(x, y), f(x
t
, y)] < ε and τ[f(x, y
0
), f(x
t
, y
0
)] < ε. Then
there exists N such that ρ(x
k
, x
t
) < δ for k ≥ N. Thus τ[f(x
t
, y), f(x
t
, y
0
)] ≤ τ[f(x
t
, y), f(x
N
, y)] +
τ[f(x
N
, y), f(x
N
, y
0
)]+τ[f(x
N
, y
0
), f(x
t
, y
0
)] < 2ε+1/m. Since ε is arbitrary, τ[f(x
t
, y), f(x
t
, y
0
)] ≤ 1/m
and x
t
∈ F
m,n
so F
m,n
is closed.
For any x ∈ X and m, there exists δ > 0 such that σ(y, y
0
) < δ implies τ[f(x, y), f(x, y
0
)] < 1/m.
Choose n > 1/δ. Then for any y with σ(y, y
0
) < 1/n, τ[f(x, y), f(x, y
0
)] < 1/m so x ∈ F
m,n
. Hence
X =

n
F
m,n
.
41b. Let O
m
=

n
F

m,n
. By Proposition 31, O
m
is open and since X is complete, O
m
is also dense. Let
x ∈ O
m
. Then x ∈ F

m,n
for some n. Thus there exists a neighbourhood U
t
of x such that U
t
⊂ F
m,n
.
For any y with σ(y, y
0
) ≤ 1/n and any x
t
∈ U
t
, τ[f(x
t
, y), f(x
t
, y
0
)] ≤ 1/m. We may assume that
τ[f(x
t
, y
0
), f(x, y
0
)] ≤ 1/m for x
t
∈ U
t
by continuity. Then τ[f(x
t
, y), f(x, y
0
)] ≤ 2/m for x
t
∈ U
t
.
Hence there is a neighbourhood U of ¸x, y
0
) in X Y such that τ[f(p), f(x, y
0
)] ≤ 2/m for all p ∈ U.
41c. Let G =

O
m
. Since each O
m
is open and dense, G is a dense G
δ
by Baire’s theorem. If x ∈ G,
then x ∈ O
m
for each m. Given ε > 0, choose m > 2/ε. There exists a neighbourhood U of ¸x, y
0
) such
that τ[f(p), f(x, y
0
)] ≤ 2/m < ε for p ∈ U. Hence f is continuous at ¸x, y
0
) for each x ∈ G.
41d. Let E ⊂ X Y be the set of points at which f is continuous. If f is continuous at z ∈ X Y ,
then for each n, there exists δ
n,z
> 0 such that f[B
z,δ
n,z
] ⊂ B
f(z),1/n
. Let E
n
=

z∈S
B
z,δ
z,1/n
/2
. Then
E =

n
E
n
(c.f. Q2.7.53) and E is a G
δ
set. Take ¸x
0
, y
0
) ∈ X Y and let ε > 0 be given. By part (c),
there exists a dense G
δ
set G ⊂ X such that f is continuous at ¸x, y
0
) for each x ∈ G. Since G is dense,
there exists x
1
∈ G such that ρ(x
0
, x
1
) < ε. Then ¸x
1
, y
0
) ∈ E and τ
t
(¸x
1
, y
0
), ¸x
0
, y
0
)) = ρ(x
1
, x
0
) < ε.
Thus E is dense in X Y .
41e. Given a finite product X
1
X
p
of complete metric spaces, we may regard the product as
(X
1
X
p−1
) X
n
where X
1
X
p−1
is a complete metric space. Let f : X
1
X
p
→ Z be
a mapping into a metric space Z that is continuous in each variable. By a similar argument as in part
(d), there exists a dense G
δ
⊂ X
1
X
p
on which f is continuous.
42a. Let X and Y be complete metric spaces. Also let G ⊂ X and H ⊂ Y be dense G
δ
’s. Then
G =

G
n
and H =

H
n
where each G
n
and H
n
is open. Thus GH =

G
n

H
n
=

(G
n
H
n
)
where each G
n
H
n
is open in XY . Hence GH is a G
δ
in XY . Given ε > 0 and ¸x, y) ∈ XY ,
there exist x
0
∈ G and y
0
∈ H such that ρ(x, x
0
) < ε/2 and σ(y, y
0
) < ε/2. Then τ(¸x, y), ¸x
0
, y
0
)) < ε.
Hence GH is dense in X Y .
*42b.
42c. Let E be a dense G
δ
in X Y . Then E =

O
n
where each O
n
is a dense open set in X Y .
By part (b), for each n, there exists a dense G
δ
set G
n
⊂ X such that ¦y : ¸x, y) ∈ O
n
¦ is a dense open
subset of Y for each x ∈ G
n
. Let G =

G
n
. Then G is still a countable intersection of dense open sets
in X. Thus G is a dense G
δ
set in X such that ¦y : ¸x, y) ∈ E¦ =

¦y : ¸x, y) ∈ O
n
¦ is a dense G
δ
for
each x ∈ G.
*42d.
*43. Let (X, ρ) be a complete metric space and f : X →R be an upper semicontinuous function. Let E
be the set of points at which f is continuous. Then E is a G
δ
. Suppose f is discontinuous at x. Then f
is not lower semicontinuous at x so f(x) > lim
y→x
f(y). There exists q ∈ Q such that f(x) ≥ q > lim
y→x
f(y).
Let F
q
= ¦x : f(x) ≥ q¦. Then x ∈ F
q
¸F

q
. Conversely, if x ∈ F
q
¸F

q
for some q ∈ Q, then f(x) ≥ q and
for any δ > 0, there exists y with ρ(x, y) < δ and f(y) < q so f(x) > lim
y→x
f(y). Thus E
c
=

q∈Q
F
q
¸ F

q
.
Since each F
q
¸ F

q
is nowhere dense, E
c
is of the first category and E is residual. Hence E is a dense
G
δ
in X
7.9 Absolute G
δ
’s
44. Let σ =

2
−n
σ
n
. Then σ(x, y) =

2
−n
σ
n
(x, y) ≤

2
−n
= 1 for all x, y ∈ E. Since σ
n
≥ 0
for all n, σ ≥ 0. Also, σ(x, y) = 0 if and only if σ
n
(x, y) = 0 for all n if and only if x = y. Since
39
σ
n
(x, y) = σ
n
(y, x) for all n, σ(x, y) = σ(y, x). Also, σ(x, y) =

2
−n
σ
n
(x, y) ≤

2
−n
σ
n
(x, z) +

2
−n
σ
n
(z, y) = σ(x, z) +σ(z, y). Thus σ is a metric on E.
Let ε > 0 and fix x ∈ E. For each n, there exists δ
n
> 0 such that σ
n
(x, y) < δ
n
implies ρ(x, y) < ε/2
and ρ(x, y) < δ
n
implies σ
n
(x, y) < ε/2. There exists N such that


n=N+1
2
−n
< ε/2. Let δ =
min(δ
1
/2, . . . , δ
N
/2
N
). If ρ(x, y) < δ, then σ
n
(x, y) < ε/2 for n = 1, . . . , N so

N
n=1
2
−n
σ
n
(x, y) < ε/2
and σ(x, y) < ε. If σ(x, y) < δ, then σ
1
(x, y) < 2δ ≤ δ
1
so ρ(x, y) < ε. Hence σ is equivalent to ρ on E.
If each σ
n
is uniformly equivalent to ρ, then σ is uniformly equivalent to ρ.
45. Let A ⊂ B ⊂
¯
A be subsets of a metric space and let g and h be continuous maps of B into a metric
space X. Suppose g(u) = h(u) for all u ∈ A. Let u ∈ B. Then u ∈
¯
A so there is a sequence ¸u
n
) in
A converging to u. Since g and h are continuous on B, ¸g(u
n
)) and ¸h(u
n
)) converge to f(u) and g(u)
respectively. But g(u
n
) = h(u
n
) for all n so g(u) = h(u). Hence g ≡ h.
*46a.
46b. Starting from E, let I
1
, I
2
, . . . be disjoint open intervals satisfying the conditions of part (a) with
ε = 1/2. For E
I
j
= E ∩ I
j
, repeat the process with ε = 1/4, getting intervals I
j,1
, I
j,2
, . . .. Continuing,
at the n-th stage getting intervals I
j,k,...,l
with ε = 2
−n
. Given x ∈ E, there is a unique integer k
1
such
that x ∈ I
k
1
. Then x ∈ E
I
k
1
and there is a unique integer k
2
such that x ∈ I
k
1
,k
2
and so on. Thus there
is a unique sequence of integers k
1
, k
2
, . . . such that for each n we have x ∈ I
k
1
,...,k
n
.
46c. Given a sequence of integers k
1
, k
2
, . . ., suppose there are x, y ∈ E such that x, y ∈ I
k
1
,...,k
n
for all
n. By construction, the diameter of I
k
1
,...,k
n
is less than 2
−n
for each n. Thus σ(x, y) < 2
−n
for all n so
σ(x, y) = 0 and x = y.
46d. Let N
ω
be the space of infinite sequences of integers and make N into a metric space by set-
ting ρ(i, j) = δ
ij
. Let τ be the product metric on N
ω
. Given ε > 0, choose N such that 2
−N
<
ε. Let δ < 2
−N
. When σ(x, y) < δ, k
n
(x) = k
n
(y) for n = 1, . . . , N so τ(¸k
n
(x)), ¸k
n
(y))) ≤


i=N+1
2
−i
ρ

(k
n
(x), k
n
(y)) ≤ 2
−N
< ε. When τ(¸k
n
(x)), ¸k
n
(y))) < δ, k
n
(x) = k
n
(y) for n = 1, . . . , N.
Then x, y ∈ I
k
1
(x),...,k
N
(x)
so σ(x, y) < 2
−N
< ε. Hence the correspondence between N
ω
and E given by
parts (b) and (c) is a uniform homeomorphism between (N
ω
, τ) and (E, σ).
*46e. By parts (a)-(d), any dense G
δ
E in (0, 1) whose complement is dense is uniformly homeomorphic
to N
ω
, which is in turn homeomorphic to the set of irrationals in (0, 1) by the continued fraction expansion.
Hence E is homeomorphic to the set of irrationals in (0, 1).
7.10 The Ascoli-Arzel´a Theorem
47. Let X be a metric space. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous functions from X to a metric
space Y which converge to a function f uniformly on each compact subset K of X. Let x ∈ X and let
¸x
k
) be a sequence in X converging to x. Then K = ¦x
k
¦

k=1
∪ ¦x¦ is a compact subset of X. Given
ε > 0, there exists N such that σ(f
N
(x
t
), f(x
t
)) < ε/3 for any x
t
∈ K. Also, there exists N
t
such
that σ(f
N
(x
k
), f
N
(x)) < ε/3 for k ≥ N
t
. Thus σ(f(x
k
), f(x)) ≤ σ(f(x
k
), f
N
(x
k
)) +σ(f
N
(x
k
), f
N
(x)) +
σ(f
N
(x), f(x)) < ε for k ≥ N
t
. Hence f is continuous on X.
48a. Let X be a separable, locally compact metric space, and (Y, σ) any metric space. Let ¦x
n
¦ be a
countable dense subset of X. For each n, there is an open set U
n
such that x
n
∈ U
n
and U
n
is compact.
Then X = ¦x
n
¦ ⊂

U
n
so X =

U
n
. For each n and any x ∈ U
n
, there is an open set V
x
containing
x with V
x
compact. Then U
n


x∈U
n
V
x
and since U
n
is compact, there is a finite number of V
x
’s
covering U
n
. Let O
n
be the union of the finite number of V
x
’s. Then X =

O
n
.
48b. Let σ

(f, g) =

2
−n
σ

n
(f, g) where σ

n
(f, g) = sup
O
n
σ(f(x),g(x))
1+σ(f(x),g(x))
. Since σ

n
(f, g) ≤ 1 for all
n, σ

(f, g) ≤ 1 < ∞ and since σ

n
(f, g) ≥ 0 for all n, σ

(f, g) ≥ 0. Since σ

n
(f, g) = σ

n
(g, f) for
all n, σ

(f, g) = σ

(g, f). For each n, σ

n
(f, g) = sup
O
n
σ(f(x),g(x))
1+σ(f(x),g(x))
= sup
O
n
[1 −
1
1+σ(f(x),g(x))
] ≤
sup
O
n
[1 −
1
1+σ(f(x),h(x))+σ(h(x),g(x))
] = sup
O
n
σ(f(x),h(x))+σ(h(x),g(x))
1+σ(f(x),h(x))+σ(h(x),g(x))
≤ σ

n
(f, h) + σ

n
(h, g). Thus
σ

(f, g) ≤ σ

(f, h) + σ

(h, g). Hence the set of functions from X into Y becomes a metric space
under σ

.
49. Let F be an equicontinuous family of functions from X to Y , and let F
+
be the family of all
pointwise limits of functions in F, that is of f for which there is a sequence ¸f
n
) from F such that
40
f(x) = limf
n
(x) for each x ∈ X. Given x ∈ X and ε > 0, there is an open set O containing x such that
σ(f(x), f(y)) < ε/3 for all y ∈ O and f ∈ F. Now if f ∈ F
+
and y ∈ O, then there is a sequence ¸f
n
) from
F such that f(x) = limf
n
(x) so there is an N such that σ(f
N
(x), f(x)) < ε/3 and σ(f
N
(y), f(y)) < ε/3.
Then σ(f(x), f(y)) ≤ σ(f(x), f
N
(x)) + σ(f
N
(x), f
N
(y)) + σ(f
N
(y), f(y)) < ε. Hence F
+
is also an
equicontinuous family of functions.
50. Let 0 < α ≤ 1 and let F = ¦f : [[f[[
α
≤ 1¦. If f ∈ F, then max [f(x)[ +sup [f(x)−f(y)[/[x−y[
α
≤ 1.
In particular, [f(x) −f(y)[ ≤ [x −y[
α
for all x, y. Thus f ∈ C[0, 1]. Also, F is an equicontinuous family
of functions on the separable space [0, 1] and each f ∈ F is bounded. By the Ascoli-Arzel´a Theorem,
each sequence ¸f
n
) in F has a subsequence that converges pointwise to a continuous function. Hence F
is a sequentially compact, and thus compact, subset of C[0, 1].
*51a. Let F be the family of functions that are holomorphic on the unit disk ∆ = ¦z : [z[ < 1¦ with
[f(z)[ ≤ 1. Let f ∈ F and fix z
t
∈ ∆. Let U be an open ball of radius min([z
t
[, 1 − [z
t
[) centred
at z
t
. Then U ⊂ ∆. Let C be the circle of radius r/2 centred at z
t
. For every z within r/4 of z
t
,
f(z) − f(z
t
) =
1
2πi
_
C
[
f(w) dw
w−z

f(w) dw
w−z

] =
z−z

2πi
_
C
f(w) dw
(w−z)(w−z

)
by Cauchy’s integral formula. Since
[f(z)[ ≤ 1 for all f ∈ F and all z ∈ ∆, [f(z) − f(z
t
)[ ≤ 4r
−1
[z − z
t
[ for all f ∈ F. It follows that F is
equicontinuous.
*51b. By the Ascoli-Arzel´a Theorem, any sequence ¸f
n
) in F has a subsequence that converges uniformly
to a function f on each compact subset of ∆. Furthermore f is holomorphic on ∆.
*51c. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of holomorphic functions on ∆ such that f
n
(z) → f(z) for all z ∈ ∆. For
each z ∈ ∆, there is an M
z
such that [f
n
(z)[ ≤ M
z
for all n. Let E
m
=

n
E
m,n
where E
m,n
= ¦z :
[f
n
(z)[ ≤ m¦. Then E
m
is closed and ∆ =

m
E
m
. There is an E
m
that is not nowhere dense so it has
nonempty interior. Then O =

m
E

m
is a dense open subset of ∆ and ¸f
n
) is locally bounded on O.
By an argument similar to that in part (a), ¸f
n
) is equicontinuous on O so there is a subsequence that
converges uniformly to a function f on each compact subset of O. Furthermore, f is holomorphic on O.
8 Topological Spaces
8.1 Fundamental notions
1a. Given a set X, define ρ on X X by ρ(x, y) = 0 if x = y and ρ(x, y) = 1 otherwise. Then for any
set A ⊂ X, A =

x∈A
B
x,1/2
so A is open. Thus the associated topological space is discrete. If X has
more than one point, then there is no metric on X such that the associated topological space is trivial
because in a metric space, any two distinct points can be enclosed in disjoint open sets.
1b. Let X be a space with a trivial topology. If f is a continuous mapping of X into R, then f
−1
[I] is
either ∅ or X for any open interval I. Take c ∈ R. Then f
−1
[c] = f
−1
[(c − ε, c + ε)] is either ∅ or X.
Thus f must be a constant function. Conversely, if f(x) = c for all x ∈ X, then for any open interval
I, f
−1
[I] = ∅ if c / ∈ I and f
−1
[I] = X if c ∈ I. Since any open set of real numbers is a countable union
of disjoint open intervals, it follows that f is continuous. Hence the only continuous mappings from X
into R are the constant functions.
1c. Let X be a space with a discrete topology. Let f be a mapping of X into R. Since f
−1
[O] ⊂ X for
any open set O ⊂ R, f is continuous. Hence all mappings of X into R are continuous.
2.
¯
E is the intersection of all closed sets containing E so E ⊂
¯
E. Also,
¯
E ⊂
¯
¯
E. On the other hand,
¯
¯
E is
the intersection of all closed sets containing
¯
E, one of which is
¯
E itself, so
¯
¯
E ⊂
¯
E. Thus
¯
¯
E =
¯
E.
¯
A∪
¯
B is a closed set containing A∪B so A∪ B ⊂
¯
A∪
¯
B. On the other hand, A ⊂ A∪B and B ⊂ A∪B
so
¯
A ⊂ A∪ B and
¯
B ⊂ A∪ B. Thus
¯
A∪
¯
B ⊂ A∪ B. Hence A∪ B ⊂
¯
A∪
¯
B.
If F is closed, then F is a closed set containing F so
¯
F ⊂ F. Since we always have F ⊂
¯
F, F =
¯
F.
Conversely, if F =
¯
F, then since
¯
F is closed, F is closed.
If x ∈
¯
E, then x is in every closed set containing E. Let O be an open set containing x. If O ∩ E = ∅,
then E ⊂ O
c
. Since O
c
is closed, x ∈ O
c
. Contradiction. Hence O ∩ E ,= ∅ and x is a point of closure
of E. Conversely, suppose x is a point of closure of E. If x / ∈
¯
E, then x is not in some closed set F
containing E so x ∈ F
c
. Since F
c
is an open set containing x, F
c
∩E ,= ∅. Contradiction. Hence x ∈
¯
E.
E

is the union of all open sets contained in E so E

⊂ E. Also, E
◦◦
⊂ E

. On the other hand, E
◦◦
is
41
the union of all open sets contained in E

, one of which is E

itself, so E

⊂ E
◦◦
. Thus E
◦◦
= E

.
A

∩ B

is an open set contained in A∩ B so A

∩ B

⊂ (A∩ B)

. On the other hand, A∩ B ⊂ A and
A∩B ⊂ B so (A∩B)

⊂ A

and (A∩B)

⊂ B

. Thus (A∩B)

⊂ A

∩B

. Hence (A∩B)

= A

∩B

.
If x ∈ E

, then x is in some open set O contained in E so x is an interior point of E. Conversely, if x is
an interior point of E, then x ∈ O ⊂ E for some open set O so x ∈ E

.
If x ∈ (E
c
)

, then x is in some open set O ⊂ E
c
so x / ∈ O
c
⊃ E and thus x ∈
¯
E
c
. Conversely, if x ∈
¯
E
c
,
then x is not in some closed set F ⊃ E so x ∈ F
c
⊂ E
c
and thus x ∈ (E
c
)

. Hence (E
c
)

=
¯
E
c
.
3. Suppose A ⊂ X is open. Then given x ∈ A, x ∈ O ⊂ A with O = A. Conversely, suppose that given
x ∈ A, there is an open set O
x
such that x ∈ O
x
⊂ A. Then A =

x∈A
O
x
, which is open.
4. Let f be a mapping of X into Y . Suppose f is continuous. For any closed set F, f
−1
[F
c
] is open.
But f
−1
[F
c
] = (f
−1
[F])
c
so f
−1
[F] is closed. Conversely, suppose the inverse image of every closed set
is closed. For any open set O, f
−1
[O
c
] is closed. But f
−1
[O
c
] = (f
−1
[O])
c
so f
−1
[O] is open. Thus f is
continuous.
5. Suppose f is a continuous mapping of X into Y and g is a continuous mapping of Y into Z. For
any open set O ⊂ Z, g
−1
[O] is open in Y so f
−1
[g
−1
[O]] is open in X. But f
−1
[g
−1
[O]] = (g ◦ f)
−1
[O].
Hence g ◦ f is a continuous mapping of X into Z.
6. Let f and g be two real-valued continuous functions on X and let x ∈ X. Given ε > 0, there is an
open set O containing x such that [f(x) − f(y)[ < ε/2 and [g(x) − g(y)[ < ε/2 whenever y ∈ O. Then
[(f + g)(x) − (f + g)(y)[ = [f(x) − f(y) + g(x) − g(y)[ ≤ [f(x) − f(y)[ + [g(x) − g(y)[ < ε whenever
y ∈ O. Thus f + g is continuous at x. There is an open set O
t
such that [g(x) − g(y)[ < ε/2[f(x)[ and
[f(x)−f(y)[ < ε/2 max([g(x)−ε/2[f(x)[[, [g(x)+ε/2[f(x)[[) whenever y ∈ O
t
. Then [(fg)(x)−(fg)(y)[ =
[f(x)g(x)−f(x)g(y)+f(x)g(y)−f(y)g(y)[ ≤ [f(x)[[g(x)−g(y)[+[f(x)−f(y)[[g(y)[ < ε whenever y ∈ O
t
.
Thus fg is continuous at x.
7a. Let F be a closed subset of a topological space and ¸x
n
) a sequence of points from F. If x is a
cluster point of ¸x
n
), then for any open set O containing x and any N, there exists n ≥ N such that
x
n
∈ O. Suppose x / ∈ F. Then x is in the open set F
c
so there exists x
n
∈ F
c
. Contradiction. Hence
x ∈ F.
7b. Suppose f is continuous and x = limx
n
. For any open set U containing f(x), there is an open set
O containing x such that f[O] ⊂ U. There also exists N such that x
n
∈ O for n ≥ N so f(x
n
) ∈ U for
n ≥ N. Hence f(x) = limf(x
n
).
7c. Suppose f is continuous and x is a cluster point of ¸x
n
). For any open set U containing f(x), there
is an open set O containing x such that f[O] ⊂ U. For any N, there exists n ≥ N such that x
n
∈ O so
f(x
n
) ∈ U. Hence f(x) is a cluster point of ¸f(x
n
)).
*8a. Let E be an arbitrary set in a topological space X. (E

)

is the intersection of all closed sets
containing (E

)

, one of which is E

, so (E

)

⊂ E

. On the other hand, E

is the intersection of
all closed sets containing E

, one of which is (E

)

since E

= E
◦◦
⊂ (E

)

, so E

⊂ (E

)

. Hence
(E

)

= E

.
Now since
¯
¯
E =
¯
E and (E
c
)
c
= E, new sets can only be obtained if the operations are performed
alternately. Also, (
¯
E)
c
= (E
c
)

so
_
_
(E)
c
_
c
_
c
=
_
(E)
c
_

=
_
(E
c
)

_

= (E
c
)

= (E)
c
. Hence the
distinct sets that can be obtained are at most E,
¯
E, (E)
c
, (E)
c
,
_
(E)
c
_
c
,
_
(E)
c
_
c
,
_
_
(E)
c
_
c
_
c
, E
c
,
E
c
, (E
c
)
c
, (E
c
)
c
,
_
(E
c
)
c
_
c
,
_
(E
c
)
c
_
c
,
_
_
(E
c
)
c
_
c
_
c
.
*8b. Let E = ¦(0, 0)¦ ∪¦z : 1 < [z[ < 2¦ ∪¦z : 2 < [z[ < 3¦ ∪¦z : 4 < [z[ < 5 and z = (p, q) where p, q ∈
Q¦ ⊂ R
2
. Then E gives 14 different sets by repeated use of complementation and closure.
9. Let f be a function from a topological space X to a topological space Y . Suppose f is continuous
and let x ∈ X. For any open set U containing f(x), f
−1
[U] is open and x ∈ f
−1
[U]. If y ∈ f
−1
[U], then
f(y) ∈ U. Thus f is continuous at x. Conversely, suppose f is not continuous. There exists an open set
O such that f
−1
[O] is not open. By Q3, there exists x ∈ f
−1
[O] such that U is not a subset of f
−1
[O]
for any open set U containing x. Then O is an open set containing f(x) and f[U] is not a subset of O
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for any open set U containing x. Hence f is not continuous at x.
10a. Let the subset A of a topological space X be the union of two sets A
1
and A
2
both of which
are closed (resp. both of which are open). Let f be a map of A into a topological space Y such
that the restrictions f[
A
1
and f[
A
2
are each continuous. For any closed (resp. open) set E ⊂ Y ,
f
−1
[E] = (f
−1
[E] ∩ A
1
) ∪ (f
−1
[E] ∩ A
2
) = f[
−1
A
1
[E] ∪ f[
−1
A
2
[E] = (A
1
∩ F) ∪ (A
2
∩ F
t
) for some closed
(resp. open) sets F, F
t
⊂ A. Hence f
−1
[E] is closed (resp. open) and f is continuous.
10b. Consider the subset (0, 2] of R. Then (0, 2] is the union of (0, 1), which is open, and [1, 2], which
is closed. Let f be the map defined by f(x) = x on (0, 1) and f(x) = x + 1 on [1, 2]. Then f[
(0,1)
and
f[
[1,2]
are each continuous but f is not continuous (at 1).
*10c. Suppose A = A
1
∪ A
2
, A
1
¸ A
2
∩ (A
2
¸ A
1
) = ∅ and A
2
¸ A
1
∩ (A
1
¸ A
2
) = ∅. Let f be a map
of A into a topological space Y such that the restrictions f[
A
1
and f[
A
2
are each continuous. Let F
be a closed subset of Y and let F
t
= f
−1
[F] ⊂ A. Then F
t
= F
t
∩ (A
1
¸ A
2
∪ (A
1
∩ A
2
) ∪ A
2
¸ A
1
) =
F
t
∩ (A
1
¸ A
2
)∪F
t
∩ A
1
∩ A
2
∪F
t
∩ (A
2
¸ A
1
). Note that F
t
∩ (A
1
¸ A
2
) ⊂ A
1
and F
t
∩ (A
2
¸ A
1
) ⊂ A
2
.
Thus f[F
t
] = f[F
t
∩ (A
1
¸ A
2
)] ∪f[F
t
∩ A
1
∩ A
2
] ∪f[F
t
∩ (A
2
¸ A
1
)] = f[F
t
] ⊂ F and F
t
⊂ f
−1
[F] = F
t
.
Hence F
t
= f
−1
[F] is closed and f is continuous.
8.2 Bases and countability
11a. Let B be a base for the topological space (X, T ). If x ∈
¯
E, then for every B ∈ B with x ∈ B,
since B is open, B ∩ E ,= ∅. i.e. there is a y ∈ B ∩ E. Conversely, suppose that for every B ∈ B with
x ∈ B there is a y ∈ B ∩ E. For each open set O in X with x ∈ O, there is a B ∈ B with x ∈ B ⊂ O.
Then there is a y ∈ B ∩ E ⊂ O ∩ E. Thus x ∈
¯
E.
11b. Let X satisfy the first axiom of countability. If there is a sequence ¸x
n
) in E converging to x, then
for any open set O containing x, there exists N such that x
n
∈ O for n ≥ N. Thus O∩E ,= ∅ so x ∈
¯
E.
Conversely, suppose x ∈
¯
E. There is a countable base ¸B
n
) at x. By considering B
1
, B
1
∩B
2
, B
1
∩B
2

B
3
, . . ., we may assume B
1
⊃ B
2
⊃ B
3
. Now each B
n
contains an x
n
∈ E. For any open set O
containing x, O ⊃ B
N
⊃ B
N+1
⊃ for some N so x
n
∈ O for n ≥ N and ¸x
n
) is a sequence in E
converging to x.
11c. Let X satisfy the first axiom of countability and let ¸x
n
) be a sequence from X. If ¸x
n
) has a
subsequence converging to x, it follows from the definition that x is a cluster point of ¸x
n
). Conversely,
suppose x is a cluster point of ¸x
n
). There is a countable base ¸B
n
) at x. We may assume B
1
⊃ B
2
⊃ .
Since B
1
is open and contains x, x
n
1
∈ B
1
for some n
1
≥ 1. Suppose x
n
1
, . . . , x
n
k
have been chosen. Then
there exists n
k+1
≥ n
k
such that x
n
k+1
∈ B
k+1
. For any open set O containing x, O ⊃ B
N
⊃ B
N+1

for some N so x
n
k
∈ O for k ≥ N and the subsequence ¸x
n
k
) converges to x.
12a. See Q9.
12b. Let B
x
be a base at x and C
y
be a base at y = f(x). Suppose f is continuous at x. For each
C ∈ C
y
, since C is open and contains f(x), there is an open set U containing x such that U ⊂ f
−1
[C].
Then there exists B ∈ B
x
such that B ⊂ U ⊂ f
−1
[C]. Conversely, suppose that for each C ∈ C
y
there
exists B ∈ B
x
such that B ⊂ f
−1
[C]. For any open set O containing f(x), there exists C ∈ C
y
such that
C ⊂ O. Then there exists B ∈ B
x
such that B ⊂ f
−1
[C] ⊂ f
−1
[O]. Hence f is continuous at x.
13. Let C be any collection of subsets of X. Let B consist of X and all finite intersections of sets in C.
By Proposition 5, B is a base for some topology o on X. For any topology T on X containing C, we
have B ⊂ T . Since any set in o is a union of sets in B, o ⊂ T . Hence o is the weakest topology on X
containing C.
14. Let X be an uncountable set of points and let T consist of the empty set and all subsets of X
whose complement is finite. Then X ∈ T since X
c
= ∅, which is finite. If O
1
, O
2
∈ T , then we may
assume O
1
, O
2
,= ∅ so (O
1
∩ O
2
)
c
= O
c
1
∪ O
c
2
, which is finite. Thus O
1
∩ O
2
∈ T . If O
α
∈ T , then
(

O
α
)
c
=

O
c
α
, which is finite. Thus

O
α
∈ T . Hence T is a topology for X.
Suppose (X, T ) satisfies the first axiom of countability. Take x ∈ X. There is a countable base ¸B
n
) at
x. Note that B
c
n
is finite for all n so

B
c
n
is countable. Thus there exists y ∈ (

B
c
n
)
c
=

B
n
with
y ,= x since (

B
c
n
)
c
is uncountable. Now X ¸ ¦y¦ is open and contains x so there exists B
N
⊂ X ¸ ¦y¦.
But y ∈ B
N
⊂ X ¸ ¦y¦. Contradiction. Hence (X, T ) does not satisfy the first axiom of countability.
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15. Let X be the set of real numbers and let B be the set of all intervals of the form [a, b). For any
x ∈ X, we have x ∈ [x, x + 1). If x ∈ [a, b) ∩ [c, d), then x ∈ [c, b) (or [a, d)). Hence B is a base of a
topology T (the half-open interval topology) for X.
For any x ∈ X, let B
x,q
= [x, x + q) where q is a positive rational number. Then ¦B
x,q
¦ is a countable
base at x. Thus (X, T) satisfies the first axiom of countability. Let B be a base for (X, T). For any
x ∈ X, there exist B
x
∈ B such that x ∈ B
x
⊂ [x, x + 1). If x ,= y, then B
x
,= B
y
. Thus ¦B
x
¦
is uncountable and (X, T) does not satisfy the second axiom of countability. For any x ∈ X and any
open set O containing x, there is an interval [a, b) ⊂ O containing x. Furthermore, there is a rational
q ∈ [a, b). Thus the rationals are dense in (X, T ). Now (X, T ) is not metrizable because it is separable
and a separable metric space satisfies the second axiom of countability.
16. Suppose X is second countable. Let B be a countable base for the topology on X and let | be an
open cover of X. For each x ∈ X, there exists U
x
∈ |, such that x ∈ U
x
. Then there exists B
x
∈ B such
that x ∈ B
x
⊂ U
x
. Thus X =

x∈X
B
x
. Since B is countable, we may choose countably many U
x
’s to
form a countable subcover of |. Hence X is Lindel¨of.
17a. Let X
1
= N N and take X = X
1
∪ ¦ω¦. For each sequence s = ¸m
k
) of natural numbers define
B
s,n
= ¦ω¦∪¦¸j, k) : j ≥ m
k
if k ≥ n¦. Clearly, any x ∈ X is in some B
s,n
or ¦¸j, k)¦. If x ∈ B
s,n
∩B
s

,n
,
then either x = ω or x = ¸j, k). If x = ¸j, k), then ¦¸j, k)¦ ⊂ B
s,n
∩B
s

n
. If x = ω, let s
tt
= ¸m
tt
k
) be the
sequence where m
tt
k
= max(m
k
, m
t
k
) for all k and let n
tt
= min(n, n
t
). Then ω ∈ B
s

,n
⊂ B
s,n
∩ B
s

,n
.
Other possible intersections are similarly dealt with. Hence the sets B
s,n
together with the sets ¦¸j, k)¦
form a base for a topology on X.
*17b. For any open set O containing ω, there is some B
s,n
such that ω ∈ B
s,n
⊂ O. Since B
s,n
contains
some ¸j, k) ∈ X
1
, so does O. Thus ω is a point of closure of X
1
.
17c. X is countable so it is separable. If it satisfies the first axiom of countability, then since ω is a
point of closure of X
1
, by Q11b, there is a sequence from X
1
converging to ω and by Q11c, ω is a cluster
point of that sequence, contradicting part (b). Hence X does not satisfy the first axiom of countability
and thus it also does not satisfy the second axiom of countability.
17d. X is countable so it is Lindel¨of.
8.3 The separation axioms and continuous real-valued functions
18a. Given two distinct points x, y in a metric space (X, ρ), let r = ρ(x, y)/2. Then the open balls B
x,r
and B
y,r
are disjoint open sets with x ∈ B
x,r
and y ∈ B
y,r
. Hence every metric space is Hausdorff.
18b. Given two disjoint closed sets F
1
, F
2
in a metric space (X, ρ), let O
1
= ¦x : ρ(x, F
1
) < ρ(x, F
2

and let O
2
= ¦x : ρ(x, F
2
) < ρ(x, F
1
)¦. The sets O
1
and O
2
are open since the functions f(x) = ρ(x, F
1
)
and g(x) = ρ(x, F
2
) are continuous. Thus O
1
and O
2
are disjoint open sets with F
1
⊂ O
1
and F
2
⊂ O
2
.
Hence every metric space is normal.
19. Let X consist of [0, 1] and an element 0
t
. Consider the sets (α, β), [0, β), (α, 1] and ¦0
t
¦∪(0, β) where
α, β ∈ [0, 1]. Clearly, any x ∈ [0, 1] belongs to one of the sets. Note that (α, β) ⊂ [0, β) ∩ (α, 1]. If x ∈
(α, β)∩[0, β
t
), then x ∈ (α, min(β, β
t
)) ⊂ (α, β)∩[0, β
t
). If x ∈ (α, β)∩(α
t
, 1], then x ∈ (max(α, α
t
), β) ⊂
(α, β) ∩ (α
t
, 1]. If x ∈ (α, β) ∩ (¦0
t
¦ ∪ (0, β
t
)), then x ∈ (α, min(β, β
t
)) ⊂ (α, β) ∩ (¦0
t
¦ ∪ (0, β
t
)). If
x ∈ [0, β) ∩(¦0
t
¦∪(0, β
t
)), then x ∈ (0, min(β, β
t
)) ⊂ [0, β) ∩(¦0
t
¦∪(0, β
t
)). If x ∈ (α, 1] ∩(¦0
t
¦∪(0, β)),
then x ∈ (α, β) ⊂ (α, 1] ∩ (¦0
t
¦ ∪ (0, β)). Hence the sets form a base for a topology on X.
Given two distinct points x, y ∈ X, if neither of them is 0’, then [0, (x +y)/2) is an open set containing
one but not the other. If y = 0
t
, then ¦0
t
¦ ∪ (0, x/2) is an open set containing y but not x. Hence X
is T
1
. Consider the distinct points 0 and 0’. If O is an open set containing 0 and O
t
is an open set
containing 0’, then 0 ∈ [0, β) ⊂ O and 0
t
∈ ¦0
t
¦ ∪ (0, β
t
) ⊂ O
t
for some β, β
t
. Since [0, β) ∩ (0, β
t
) ,= ∅,
O ∩ O
t
,= ∅. Hence X is not Hausdorff.
20. Let f be a real-valued function on a topological space X. Suppose f is continuous. Then for any
real number a, ¦x : f(x) < a¦ = f
−1
[(−∞, a)] and ¦x : f(x) > a¦ = f
−1
[(a, ∞)]. Since (−∞, a) and
(a, ∞) are open, the sets ¦x : f(x) < a¦ and ¦x : f(x) > a¦ are open. Conversely, suppose the sets
¦x : f(x) < a¦ and ¦x : f(x) > a¦ are open for any real number a. Since any open set O ⊂ R is a union
of open intervals and any open interval is an intersection of at most two of the sets, f
−1
[O] is open so f
is continuous.
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Since ¦x : f(x) ≥ a¦
c
= ¦x : f(x) < a¦, we also have f is continuous if and only if for any real number
a, the set ¦x : f(x) > a¦ is open and the set ¦x : f(x) ≥ a¦ is closed.
21. Suppose f and g are continuous real-valued functions on a topological space X. For any real
number a, ¦x : f(x) + g(x) < a¦ =

q∈Q
(¦x : g(x) < q¦ ∩ ¦x : f(x) < a − q¦), which is open, and
¦x : f(x) +g(x) > a¦ =

q∈Q
(¦x : g(x) > q¦ ∩¦x : f(x) > a −q¦), which is open, so f +g is continuous.
¦x : f(x)g(x) < a¦ =

q∈Q
(¦x : g(x) < q¦) ∩ ¦x : f(x) < a/q¦, which is open, and ¦x : f(x)g(x) > a¦ =

q∈Q
(¦x : g(x) > q¦) ∩ ¦x : f(x) > a/q¦, which is open, so fg is continuous. ¦x : (f ∨ g)(x) < a¦ = ¦x :
f(x) < a¦ ∩ ¦x : g(x) < a¦, which is open, and ¦x : (f ∨ g)(x) > a¦ = ¦x : f(x) > a¦ ∪ ¦x : g(x) > a¦,
which is open, so f ∨ g is continuous. ¦x : (f ∧ g)(x) < a¦ = ¦x : f(x) < a¦ ∪ ¦x : g(x) < a¦, which is
open, and ¦x : (f ∧ g)(x) > a¦ = ¦x : f(x) > a¦ ∩ ¦x : g(x) > a¦, which is open, so f ∧ g is continuous.
22. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous functions from a topological space X to a metric space Y .
Suppose ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to a function f. Let ε > 0 and let x ∈ X. There exists N such
that ρ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε/3 for all n ≥ N and all x ∈ X. Since f
N
is continuous, there is an open
set O containing x such that f
N
[O] ⊂ B
f
N
(x),ε/3
. If y ∈ O, then ρ(f(y), f(x)) ≤ ρ(f(y), f
N
(y)) +
ρ(f
N
(y), f
N
(x)) + ρ(f
N
(x), f(x)) < ε. Thus f[O] ⊂ B
f(x),ε
. Since any open set in Y is a union of open
balls, f is continuous.
23a. Let X be a Hausdorff space. Suppose X is normal. Given a closed set F and an open set O
containing F, there exist disjoint open sets U and V such that F ⊂ U and O
c
⊂ V . Now
¯
U is disjoint
from O
c
since if y ∈ O
c
, then V is an open set containing y that is disjoint from U. Thus
¯
U ⊂ O.
Conversely, suppose that given a closed set F and an open set O containing F, there is an open set U
such that F ⊂ U and
¯
U ⊂ O. Let F and G be disjoint closed sets. Then F ⊂ G
c
and there is an open
set U such that F ⊂ U and
¯
U ⊂ G
c
. Equivalently, F ⊂ U and G ⊂
¯
U
c
. Since U and
¯
U
c
are disjoint
open sets, X is normal.
*23b. Let F be a closed subset of a normal space contained in an open set O. Arrange the rationals
in (0, 1) of the form r = p2
−n
in a sequence ¸r
n
). Let U
1
= O. By part (a), there exists an open set
U
0
such that F ⊂ U
0
and U
0
⊂ O = U
1
. Let P
n
be the set containing the first n terms of the sequence.
Since U
0
⊂ U
1
, there exists an open set U
r
1
such that U
0
⊂ U
r
1
and U
r
1
⊂ U
1
. Suppose open sets U
r
have been defined for rationals r in P
n
such that U
p
⊂ U
q
whenever p < q. Now r
n+1
has an immediate
predecessor r
i
and an immediate successor r
j
(under the usual order relation) in P
n+1
∪ ¦0, 1¦. Note
that U
r
i
⊂ U
r
j
. Thus there is an open set U
r
n+1
such that U
r
i
⊂ U
r
n+1
and U
r
n+1
⊂ U
r
j
. Now if r ∈ P
n
,
then either r ≤ r
i
, in which case U
r
⊂ U
r
i
⊂ U
r
n+1
, or r ≥ r
j
, in which case U
r
n+1
⊂ U
r
j
⊂ U
r
. By
induction, we have a sequence ¦U
r
¦ of open sets, one corresponding to each rational in (0, 1) of the form
p = r2
−n
, such that F ⊂ U
r
⊂ O and U
r
⊂ U
s
for r < s.
23c. Let ¦U
r
¦ be the family constructed in part (b) with U
1
= X. Let f be the real-valued function on
X defined by f(x) = inf¦r : x ∈ U
r
¦. Clearly, 0 ≤ f ≤ 1. If x ∈ F, then x ∈ U
r
for all r so f(x) = 0.
If x ∈ O
c
, then x / ∈ U
r
for any r < 1 so f(x) = 1. Given x ∈ X and an open interval (c, d) containing
f(x), choose rationals r
1
and r
2
of the form p2
−n
such that c < r
1
< f(x) < r
2
< d. Consider the open
set U = U
r
2
¸ U
r
1
. Since f(x) < r
2
, x ∈ U
r
⊂ U
r
2
for some r < r
2
. If x ∈ U
r
1
, then x ∈ U
r
for all r > r
1
so f(x) ≤ r
1
. Since f(x) > r
1
, x / ∈ U
r
1
. Thus x ∈ U. If y ∈ U, then y ∈ U
r
2
so f(y) ≤ r
2
< d. Also,
y / ∈ U
r
1
so f(y) ≥ r
1
> c. Thus f[U] ⊂ (c, d). Hence f is continuous.
23d. Let X be a Hausdorff space. Suppose X is normal. For any pair of disjoint closed sets A and B
on X, B
c
is an open set containing A. By the constructions in parts (b) and (c), there is a continuous
real-valued function f on X such that 0 ≤ f ≤ 1, f ≡ 0 on A and f ≡ 1 on (B
c
)
c
= B.
(*) Proof of Urysohn’s Lemma.
24a. Let A be a closed subset of a normal topological space X and let f be a continuous real-valued
function on A. Let h = f/(1 +[f[). Then [h[ = [f[/(1 +[f[) < 1.
24b. Let B = ¦x : h(x) ≤ −1/3¦ and let C = ¦x : h(x) ≥ 1/3¦. By Urysohn’s Lemma, there is a
continuous function h
1
which is −1/3 on B and 1/3 on C while [h
1
(x)[ ≤ 1/3 for all x ∈ X. Then
[h(x) −h
1
(x)[ ≤ 2/3 for all x ∈ A.
24c. Suppose we have continuous functions h
n
on X such that [h
n
(x)[ < 2
n−1
/3
n
for all x ∈ X and
[h(x) −

n
i=1
h
i
(x)[ < 2
n
/3
n
for all x ∈ A. Let B
t
= ¦x : h(x) −

n
i=1
h
i
(x) ≤ −2
n
/3
n+1
¦ and
let C
t
= ¦x : h(x) −

n
i=1
h
i
(x) ≥ 2
n
/3
n+1
¦. By Urysohn’s Lemma, there is a continuous function
h
n+1
which is −2
n
/3
n+1
on B
t
and 2
n
/3
n+1
on C
t
while [h
n+1
(x)[ ≤ 2
n
/3
n+1
for all x ∈ X. Then
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[h(x) −

n+1
i=1
h
i
(x)[ < 2
n+1
/3
n+1
for all x ∈ A.
24d. Let k
n
=

n
i=1
h
i
. Then each k
n
is continuous and [h(x) − k
n
(x)[ < 2
n
/3
n
for all x ∈ A. Also,
[k
n
(x) −k
n−1
(x)[ < 2
n−1
/3
n
for all n and all x ∈ X. If m > n, then [k
m
(x) −k
n
(x)[ = [

m
i=n+1
h
i
(x)[ ≤

m
i=n+1
2
i−1
/3
i
< (2/3)
n
. Let k(x) =


i=1
h
i
(x). Then [k(x) − k
n
(x)[ ≤ (2/3)
n
for all x ∈ X. Thus
¸k
n
) converges uniformly to k. i.e. ¸h
n
) is uniformly summable to k and since each k
n
is continuous, k is
continuous. Also, since [k
n
[ ≤ 1 for each n, [k[ ≤ 1. Now [h(x) −k
n
(x)[ < 2
n
/3
n
for all n and all x ∈ A
so letting n → ∞, [h(x) −k(x)[ = 0 for all x ∈ A. i.e. k = h on A.
24e. Since [k[ = [h[ < 1 on A, A and ¦x : k(x) = 1¦ are disjoint closed sets. By Urysohn’s Lemma,
there is a continuous function ϕ on X which is 1 on A and 0 on ¦x : k(x) = 1¦.
24f. Set g = ϕk/(1 −[ϕk[). Then g is continuous and g = k/(1 −[k[) = h/(1 −[h[) = f on A.
(*) Proof of Tietze’s Extension Theorem.
25. Let F be a family of real-valued functions on a set X. Consider the sets of the form ¦x : [f
i
(x) −
f
i
(y)[ < ε for some ε > 0, some y ∈ X, and some finite set f
1
, . . . , f
n
of functions in F¦. The weak
topology on X generated by F has ¦f
−1
[O] : f ∈ F, O open in R¦ as a base. Now if x
t
∈ f
−1
[O] for
some f ∈ F and O open in R, we may assume O is an open interval (c, d). If x ∈ ¦x : [f(x) − f(x
t
)[ <
min(f(x
t
) − c, d − f(x
t
))¦, then f(x) ∈ (c, d). i.e. x ∈ f
−1
[O]. Thus x
t
∈ ¦x : [f(x) − f(x
t
)[ <
min(f(x
t
) − c, d − f(x
t
))¦ ⊂ f
−1
[O]. Hence the sets of the form ¦x : [f
i
(x) − f
i
(y)[ < ε for some ε >
0, some y ∈ X, and some finite set f
1
, . . . , f
n
of functions in F¦ is a base for the weak topology on X
generated by F.
Suppose this topology is Hausdorff. For any pair ¦x, y¦ of distinct points in X, there are disjoint open sets
O
x
and O
y
such that x ∈ O
x
and y ∈ O
y
. Then there are sets B
x
and B
y
of the form ¦x : [f
i
(x)−f
i
(z)[ <
ε for some ε > 0, some z ∈ X, and some finite set f
1
, . . . , f
n
of functions in F¦ such that x ∈ B
x
⊂ O
x
and y ∈ B
y
⊂ O
y
. Suppose f(x) = f(y) for all f ∈ F. Then x, y ∈ B
x
∩ B
y
. Contradiction. Hence
there is a function f ∈ F such that f(x) ,= f(y). Conversely, suppose that for each pair ¦x, y¦ of distinct
points in X there exists f ∈ F such that f(x) ,= f(y). Then x ∈ ¦x
t
: [f(x
t
) −f(x)[ < [f(y) − f(x)[/2¦
and y ∈ ¦x
t
: [f(x
t
) − f(y)[ < [f(y) − f(x)[/2¦ with the two sets being disjoint open sets. Hence the
topology is Hausdorff.
26. Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a topological space (X, T ). Since f is
continuous for each f ∈ F, the weak topology generated by F is contained in T . Suppose that for each
closed set F and each x / ∈ F there is an f ∈ F such that f(x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on F. Then for each O ∈ T
and each x ∈ O, there is an f ∈ F such that f(x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on O
c
. i.e. x ∈ f
−1
[(1/2, 3/2)] ⊂ O.
Thus O is in the weak topology generated by F.
27. Let X be a completely regular space. Given a closed set F and x / ∈ F, there is a function f ∈ C(X)
such that f(x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on F. Then F ⊂ f
−1
[(−∞, 1/2)], x ∈ f
−1
[(1/2, ∞)], and the sets
f
−1
[(−∞, 1/2)] and f
−1
[(1/2, ∞)] are disjoint open sets. Hence X is regular.
28. Let X be a Hausdorff space and let Y be a subset of X. Given two distinct points x and y in Y ,
there are disjoint open sets O
1
and O
2
in X such that x ∈ O
1
and y ∈ O
2
. Then x ∈ O
1
∩ Y and
y ∈ O
2
∩ Y , with O
1
∩ Y and O
2
∩ Y being disjoint open sets in Y . Hence Y is Hausdorff.
*29. In R
n
let B be the family of sets ¦x : p(x) ,= 0¦ where p is a polynomial in n variables. Let T be
the family of all finite intersections O = B
1
∩ ∩B
k
from B. By considering the constant polynomials,
we see that ∅ and X are in T . It is also clear that if O
1
, O
2
∈ T , then O
1
∩ O
2
∈ T . Now if O
α
∈ T ,
Given two distinct points x, y ∈ R
n
, say x = ¸x
1
, . . . , x
n
) and y = ¸y
1
, . . . , y
n
), let p be the polynomial

n
i=1
(X
i
−x
i
)
2
. Then p(x) = 0 and p(y) ,= 0. Thus there is an open set containing y but not x. Hence
T is T
1
.
Any two open sets are not disjoint since for any finite collection of polynomials there is an x that is not
a root of any of the polynomials. Hence T is not T
2
.
30. Let A ⊂ B ⊂
¯
A be subsets of a topological space, and let f and g be two continuous maps of B into a
Hausdorff space X with f(u) = g(u) for all u ∈ A. For any v ∈ B, we have v ∈
¯
A. Suppose f(v) ,= g(v).
Then there are disjoint open sets O
1
and O
2
such that f(v) ∈ O
1
and g(v) ∈ O
2
. Since f and g are
continuous, there are open sets U
1
and U
2
such that v ∈ U
1
, f[U
1
] ⊂ O
1
, v ∈ U
2
, g[U
2
] ⊂ O
2
. Now
there exists u ∈ A with u ∈ U
1
∩ U
2
. Then f(u) ∈ O
1
and g(u) ∈ O
2
but f(u) = g(u) so O
1
∩ O
2
,= ∅.
Contradiction. Hence f(v) = g(v). i.e. f ≡ g on B.
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31. Omitted.
8.4 Connectedness
32. Let ¦C
α
¦ be a collection of connected sets and suppose that any two of them have a point in
common. Let G =

C
α
. Suppose O
1
and O
2
is a separation of G. For any pair C
α
and C
α
, there is
a p ∈ C
α
∩ C
α
. Then p ∈ O
1
or p ∈ O
2
. Suppose p ∈ O
1
. Since C
α
is connected and p ∈ C
α
, we have
C
α
⊂ O
1
. Now any other C
α
has a point in common with C
α
so by the same argument, C
α
⊂ O
1
.
Thus G ⊂ O
1
, contradicting O
2
,= ∅. Hence G is connected.
33. Let A be a connected subset of a topological space and suppose that A ⊂ B ⊂
¯
A. Suppose O
1
and
O
2
is a separation of B. Since A ⊂ B = O
1
∪O
2
and A is connected, we may assume that A ⊂ O
1
. Then
B = B ∩
¯
A ⊂ B ∩ O
1
= O
1
, contradicting O
2
,= ∅. Hence B is connected.
34a. Let E be a connected subset of R having more than one point. Suppose x, y ∈ E with x < y.
Suppose there exists z ∈ (x, y) such that z / ∈ E. Then E∩(−∞, z) and E∩(z, ∞) are a separation of E,
contradicting the connectedness of E. Thus [x, y] ⊂ E. Let a = inf E and b = sup E. Clearly, E ⊂ [a, b].
If z ∈ (a, b), then there exists z
t
∈ E such that a ≤ z
t
< z and there exists z
tt
∈ E such that z < z
tt
≤ b
so that z ∈ E. Thus (a, b) ⊂ E ⊂ [a, b]. Hence E is an interval.
34b. Let I = (a, b) and let O be a subset of I that is both open and closed in I. Clearly sup¦y : (a, y) ⊂
O¦ ≤ b. Suppose d = sup¦y : (a, y) ⊂ O¦ < b. If d ∈ O, then (d −ε, d +ε) ⊂ O ⊂ I for some ε > 0 since
O is open. There exists z > d − ε such that (a, z) ⊂ O. Then (a, d + ε) = (a, z) ∪ (d − ε, d + ε) ⊂ O.
Contradiction. If d / ∈ O, then (d − ε, d + ε) ⊂ O
c
for some ε > 0 since O
c
is open. But there exists
z > d −ε such that (d −ε, z) ⊂ (a, z) ⊂ O. Contradiction. Hence d = b. Thus for any c < b, there exists
c
t
> c such that (a, c
t
) ⊂ O. i.e. c ∈ O. Hence O = I and I is connected. It follows from Q33 that
intervals of the form (a, b], [a, b), [a, b] are also connected.
35a. Let X be an arcwise connected space. Suppose O
1
and O
2
is a separation of X. Take x ∈ O
1
and y ∈ O
2
. There is a continuous function f : [0, 1] → X with f(0) = x and f(1) = y. Since [0, 1] is
connected, f[0, 1] is connected so we may assume f[0, 1] ⊂ O
1
. Then y ∈ O
1
∩O
2
. Contradiction. Hence
X is connected.
*35b. Consider X = ¦¸x, y) : x = 0, −1 ≤ y ≤ 1¦ ∪ ¦¸x, y) : y = sin(1/x), 0 < x ≤ 1¦. Let
I = ¦¸x, y) : x = 0, −1 ≤ y ≤ 1¦ and S = ¦¸x, y) : y = sin(1/x), 0 < x ≤ 1¦. Since S is the image of (0, 1]
under a continuous map, S is connected. Let ¸0, y) ∈ I. Given ε > 0, choose n such that 1/2nπ < ε.
Since sin
1
2
(4n + 1)π = 1 and sin
1
2
(4n + 3)π = −1, sin(1/x) takes on every value between -1 and 1 in
the interval [2/(4n + 3)π, 2/(4n + 1)π]. In particular, sin(1/x
0
) = y for some x
0
in the interval. Then
ρ[¸0, y), ¸x
0
, y)] = x
0
< ε so ¸x
0
, y) ∈ B
¸0,y),ε
∩ S. Hence I ⊂
¯
S and by Q33, X = I ∪ S is connected.
Suppose X is arcwise connected. Then there is a path f from ¸0, 0) to some point of S. The set of t such
that f(t) ∈ I is closed so it has a largest element. We may assume that t = 0. Let f(t) = ¸x(t), y(t)).
Then x(0) = 0 while x(t) > 0 and y(t) = sin(1/x(t)) for t > 0. For each n, choose u with 0 < u < x(1/n)
such that sin(1/u) = (−1)
n
. Then there exists t
n
∈ (0, 1/n) such that x(t
n
) = u. Now ¸t
n
) converges to
0 but ¸y(t
n
)) does not converge, contradicting the continuity of f. Hence X is not arcwise connected.
(*) (Closed) topologist’s sine curve
35c. Let G be a connected open set in R
n
. Let x ∈ G and let H be the set of points in G that can be
connected to x by a path. There exists δ > 0 such that B
x,δ
⊂ G. For y ∈ B
x,δ
, f(t) = (1 −t)x +ty is a
path connecting x and y. Thus H ,= ∅. For each y ∈ H, there exists δ
t
> 0 such that B
y,δ
⊂ G. There
is a path f connecting y to x. For each z ∈ B
y,δ
, there is a path g connecting z to y. Then h given
by h(t) = g(2t) for t ∈ [0, 1/2] and h(t) = f(2t − 1) for t ∈ [1/2, 1] is a path connecting z to x. Thus
B
y,δ
⊂ H and H is open. If y ∈
¯
H, then y ∈ B
y,δ
⊂ G for some δ > 0 and B
y,δ
contains a point z of
H. Now there is a path connecting z to x and there is a path connecting y to z. Thus there is a path
connecting y to x so y ∈ H and H is closed. Hence H = G. Since x is arbitrary, G is arcwise connected.
36. Let X be a locally connected space and let C be a component of X. If x ∈ C, then there is a
connected basic set B such that x ∈ B. Since B is connected, B ⊂ C. Thus C is open.
*37. Let X be as in Q35b. Sufficiently small balls centred at ¸0, 0) do not contain connected open sets
so X is not locally connected.
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8.5 Products and direct unions of topological spaces
38a. Let Z =

X
α
. Suppose f : Z → Y is continuous. For any open set O ⊂ Y , f
−1
[O] is open in Z
so f
−1
[O] ∩ X
α
is open in X
α
for each α. i.e. f[
−1
X
α
[O] is open in X
α
for each α. Thus each restriction
f[
X
α
is continuous. Conversely, suppose each restriction f[
X
α
is continuous. For any open set O ⊂ Y ,
f
−1
[O] =

f[
−1
X
α
[O]. Each of the sets f[
−1
X
α
[O] is open so f
−1
[O] is open and f is continuous.
38b. F ⊂ Z is closed if and only if F
c
is open if and only if F
c
∩ X
α
is open in X
α
for each α if and
only if F ∩ X
α
is closed in X
α
for each α.
38c. Suppose Z is Hausdorff. Given x, y ∈ X
α
, x, y ∈ Z so there are disjoint open sets O
1
, O
2
⊂ Z
such that x ∈ O
1
and y ∈ O
2
. Then O
1
∩ X
α
and O
2
∩ X
α
are disjoint open sets in X
α
containing x
and y respectively. Thus X
α
is Hausdorff. Conversely, suppose each X
α
is Hausdorff. Given x, y ∈ Z,
x ∈ X
α
and y ∈ X
β
for some α and β. If α = β, then since X
α
is Hausdorff, there are disjoint open sets
O
1
, O
2
⊂ X
α
such that x ∈ O
1
and y ∈ O
2
. The sets O
1
and O
2
are also open in Z so it follows that Z
is Hausdorff. If α ,= β, then since X
α
∩ X
β
= ∅ and the sets X
α
and X
β
are open in Z, it follows that
Z is Hausdorff.
38d. Suppose Z is normal. Given disjoint closed sets F
1
, F
2
⊂ X
α
, F
1
and F
2
are closed in Z so there are
disjoint open sets O
1
, O
2
⊂ Z such that F
1
⊂ O
1
and F
2
⊂ O
2
. Then F
1
⊂ O
1
∩ X
α
and F
2
⊂ O
2
∩ X
α
with O
1
∩X
α
and O
2
∩X
α
being disjoint open sets in X
α
. Thus X
α
is normal. Conversely, suppose each
X
α
is normal. Given disjoint closed sets F
1
, F
2
⊂ Z, the sets F
1
∩ X
α
and F
2
∩ X
α
are closed in X
α
for
each α so there are disjoint open sets O
1,α
, O
2,α
⊂ X
α
such that F
1
∩ X
α
⊂ O
1,α
and F
2
∩ X
α
⊂ O
2,α
.
Then F
1


O
1,α
and F
2


O
2,α
with

O
1,α
and

O
2,α
being disjoint open sets in Z. Hence Z is
normal.
39a. Let X
1
⊂ X be a direct summand. Then it follows from the definition that X
1
is open. Let X
2
be
another direct summand. Then X
2
is open and X
1
⊂ X
c
2
. Now X
c
2
is closed so X
1
= X
c
2
∩ X
1
is closed.
39b. Let X
1
be a subset of X that is both open and closed. Let X
2
= X ¸ X
1
. Then X
2
is open,
X
1
∩ X
2
= ∅ and X = X
1
∪ X
2
. If O is open in X, then O ∩ X
i
is open in X
i
for i = 1, 2. On the
other hand, if O is open in X
1

∪ X
2
, then O ∩ X
i
is open in X
i
for i = 1, 2 and thus open in X. Then
O = (O ∩ X
1
) ∪ (O ∩ X
2
) is open in X. Hence X = X
1

∪ X
2
.
*40a. If X has a base, each element being Tychonoff, let x, y be distinct points in X. There is a basic
element B containing x. Since B is Tychonoff, there exists O open in B such that x ∈ O but y / ∈ O.
Then O is also open in X so X is Tychonoff.
Consider E = R¦0, 1¦/ ∼ where ∼ is the smallest equivalence relation with ¸x, 0) ¸x, 1) for x ∈ R¸¦0¦.
Let q : R¦0, 1¦ → E be the quotient map and consider the base q[(a, b) ¦e¦] for a < b and e ∈ ¦0, 1¦.
Then E is not Hausdorff and thus not regular and not completely regular but the elements in the base
are.
(*) Error in book.
*40b.
*40c.
41. Let (X, ρ) be a metric space with an extended real-valued metric and X
α
its parts. i.e. equivalence
classes under the equivalence relation ρ(x, y) < ∞. Then X is the disjoint union of its parts and by
Q7.3b, each part is open (and closed). Thus X is the direct union X =

X
α
.
42. Let ¸X
α
, T
α
) be a family of Hausdorff spaces. Given distinct points x, y ∈

α
X
α
, we have x
α
,= y
α
for some α. Since X
α
is Hausdorff, there are disjoint open sets O
1
, O
2
⊂ X
α
such that x ∈ O
1
and
y ∈ O
2
. Then π
−1
α
[O
1
] and π
−1
α
[O
2
] are disjoint open sets in

α
X
α
containing x and y respectively.
43. Note that

α
X
α
is a basic element. If x ∈ B
1
∩B
2
where B
i
=

α
O
α,i
, then x
α
∈ O
α,1
∩O
α,2
for
each α. Now each O
t
α
= O
α,1
∩ O
α,2
is open in X
α
and only finitely many of them are not X
α
. Thus
x ∈

α
O
t
α
⊂ B
1
∩ B
2
.
Let (X, ρ) and (Y, σ) be two metric spaces. Since ρ

is equivalent to the usual product metric, we
consider (X Y, ρ

). The open ball B
¸x,y),ε
is the same as B
x,ε
B
y,ε
so B
¸x,y),ε
is open in the
product topology. For any U V with U open in X and V open in Y , given ¸x, y) ∈ U V , there
are open balls B
x,ε
and B
y,δ
such that x ∈ B
x,ε
⊂ U and y ∈ B
y,δ
⊂ V . Let η = min(ε, δ). Then
48
B
¸x,y),η
⊂ B
x,ε
B
y,δ
⊂ U V . Thus U V is open in the metric topology. Hence the product topology
on X Y is the same as the topology induced by the product metric.
44. By definition, X
A
=

α∈A
X
α
. We may identify each x ∈

α∈A
X
α
with the function f : A →
X given by f(α) = x
α
. We may then also identify each basic element

α∈A
O
α
with ¦f : f(α) ∈
O
α
for each α¦. But since all but finitely many of the sets O
α
are X
α
, we only need to consider the sets
¦f : f(α
1
) ∈ O
1
, . . . , f(α
n
) ∈ O
n
¦ where ¦α
1
, . . . , α
n
¦ is some finite subset of A and ¦O
1
, . . . , O
n
¦ is a
finite collection of open subsets of X.
Suppose a sequence ¸f
n
) converges to f in X
A
. Then we may regard this as a sequence ¸x
n
) converging
to x under the identification described above. Now since π
α
is continuous, ¸π
α
(x
n
)) converges to π
α
(x).
i.e. ¸x
n,α
) converges to x
α
for each α. Under the identification again, ¸f
n
(α)) converges to f(α) for each
α. Conversely, suppose ¸f
n
(α)) converges to f(α) for each α. Let B be a basic element containing f.
Then f(α
i
) ∈ O
i
for some finite subset ¦α
1
, . . . , α
m
¦ ⊂ A and some finite collection ¦O
1
, . . . , O
m
¦ of
open subsets of X. Then there exists N such that f
n

i
) ∈ O
i
for n ≥ N and i = 1, . . . , m. Thus f
n
∈ B
for n ≥ N and ¸f
n
) converges to f in X
A
.
45. Suppose X is metrizable and A is countable. We may enumerate A as ¦α
1
, α
2
, . . .¦. Then by
Q7.11a, X can be given an equivalent metric ρ that is bounded by 1. Define σ on X
A
by σ(x, y) =

n
2
−n
ρ(x
α
n
, y
α
n
). Then σ is a metric on X
A
so X
A
is metrizable.
46. Given an open set O
α
0
⊂ X
α
0
, π
−1
α
[O
α
0
] = ¦x ∈

α
X
α
: x
α
0
∈ O
α
0
¦, which is open in

α
X
α
.
Hence each π
α
is continuous. If T is a topology on X
A
such that each π
α
is continuous, then each basic
element in the product topology is a finite intersection of preimages under some π
α
of open sets in X.
Thus each basic element in the product topology is in T and thus the product topology is contained in
T . Hence the product topology is the weakest topology such that each π
α
is continuous.
47. The ternary expansion of numbers gives a homeomorphism between 2
ω
and the Cantor ternary set.
48a. Each x ∈ X can be identified with the element in I
F
with f-th coordinate f(x). Let F be the
mapping of X onto its image in I
F
. Suppose each f ∈ F is continuous. Given a basic element

f
O
f
⊂ I
F
,
F
−1
[

f
O
f
] = ¦x : F(x) ∈

f
O
f
¦ = ¦x : f(x) ∈ O
f
for each f¦ =

f
−1
[O
f
]. The intersection is in
fact a finite intersection since all but finitely many of the sets O
f
are I. Thus F
−1
[

f
O
f
] is open and
F is continuous. Further suppose that given a closed set F and x / ∈ F there is f ∈ F such that f[F] = 0
and f(x) = 1. Let U be open in X and let y ∈ F[U]. Now y = F(x) for some x ∈ U and there is f ∈ F
such that f[U
c
] = 0 and f(x) = 1. Let V = π
−1
f
[(0, ∞)] and let W = V ∩ F[X]. Then W is open. Also,
π
f
(y) = f(x) = 1 so y ∈ W. If z ∈ W, then z = F(x) for some x ∈ X with f(x) > 0 so x ∈ U. Thus
W ⊂ F[U]. Thus F[U] is open in I
F
. Hence F is a homeomorphism.
*48b. Suppose X is a normal space satisfying the second axiom of countability. Let ¦B
n
¦ be a countable
base for X. For each pair of indices n, m such that B
n
⊂ B
m
, by Urysohn’s Lemma, there exists a
continuous function g
n,m
on X such that g
n,m
≡ 1 on B
n
and g
n,m
≡ 0 on B
c
m
. Given a closed set F
and x / ∈ F, choose a basic element B
m
such that x ∈ B
m
⊂ F
c
. By Q23a, there exists B
n
such that
x ∈ B
n
and B
n
⊂ B
m
. Then g
n,m
is defined with g
n,m
(x) = 1 and g
n,m
[F] = 0. Furthermore the family
¦g
n,m
¦ is countable.
48c. Suppose X is a normal space satisfying the second axiom of countability. By part (b), there is a
countable family F of continuous functions with the property in part (a). Then there is a homeomorphism
between X and I
F
. By Q45, I
F
is metrizable and thus X is metrizable.
*49. First we consider finite products of connected spaces. Suppose X and Y are connected and choose
¸a, b) ∈ X Y . The subspaces X ¦b¦ and ¦x¦ Y are connected, being homeomorphic to X and Y
respectively. Thus T
x
= (X ¦b¦) ∪(¦x¦ Y ) is connected for each x ∈ X. Then

x∈X
T
x
is the union
of a collection of connected spaces having the point ¸a, b) in common so it is connected. But this union
is X Y so X Y is connected. The result for any finite product follows by induction.
Let ¦X
α
¦
α∈A
be a collection of connected spaces and let X =

α
X
α
. Fix a point a ∈ X. For any finite
subset K ⊂ A, let X
K
be the subspace consisting of points x such that x
α
= a
α
for α / ∈ K. Then X
K
is homeomorphic to the finite product

α∈K
X
α
so it is connected. Let Y be the union of the sets X
K
.
Since any two of them have a point in common, by Q32, Y is connected. Let x ∈ X and let U =

α
O
α
be a basic element containing x. Now O
α
= X
α
for all but finitely many α so let K be that finite set.
Let y be the element with y
α
= x
α
for α ∈ K and y
α
= a
α
for α / ∈ K. Then y ∈ X
K
⊂ Y and y ∈ U.
Hence X =
¯
Y so X is connected.
49
8.6 Topological and uniform properties
50a. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y, σ) that
converges uniformly to a map f. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N
and x ∈ X. Given x ∈ X, there is an open set O containing x such that σ(f
N
(x), f
N
(y)) < ε/3 for
y ∈ O. Then σ(f(x), f(y)) ≤ σ(f(x), f
N
(x)) +σ(f
N
(x), f
N
(y)) +σ(f
N
(y), f(y)) < ε for y ∈ O. Hence f
is continuous.
50b. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y, σ)
that is uniformly Cauchy. Suppose Y is complete. For each x ∈ X, the sequence ¸f
n
(x)) is Cauchy
so it converges since Y is complete. Let f(x) be the limit of the sequence. Then ¸f
n
) converges to
f. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that σ(f
n
(x), f
m
(x)) < ε/2 for n, m ≥ N and x ∈ X. For each
x ∈ X, there exists N
x
≥ N such that σ(f
N
x
(x), f(x)) < ε/2. Then for n ≥ N and x ∈ X, we have
σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) ≤ σ(f
n
(x), f
N
x
(x)) + σ(f
N
x
(x), f(x)) < ε. Thus ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f and by
part (a), f is continuous.
51. The proofs of Lemmas 7.37-39 remain valid when X is a separable topological space. Thus the
Ascoli-Arzel´ a Theorem and its corollary are still true.
8.7 Nets
52. Suppose X is Hausdorff and suppose a net ¸x
α
) in X has two limits x, y. Then there are disjoint
open sets U and V such that x ∈ U and y ∈ V . Since x and y are limits, there exist α
0
and α
1
such
that x
α
∈ U for α ~ α
0
and x
α
∈ V for α ~ α
1
. Choose α
t
such that α
t
~ α
0
and α
t
~ α
1
. Then
x
α
∈ U ∩V for α ~ α
t
. Contradiction. Hence every net in X has at most one limit. Conversely, suppose
X is not Hausdorff. Let x, y be two points that cannot be separated and let the directed system be the
collection of all pairs ¸A, B) of open sets with x ∈ A, y ∈ B. Choose x
¸A,B)
∈ A ∩ B. Let O be an
open set containing x and let O
t
be an open set containing y. For ¸A, B) ~ ¸O, O
t
), we have A ⊂ O and
B ⊂ O
t
so x
¸A,B)
∈ A∩ B ⊂ O ∩ O
t
. Thus both x and y are limits.
53. Suppose f is continuous. Let ¸x
α
) be a net that converges to x. For any open set O containing f(x),
we have x ∈ f
−1
[O], which is open. There exists α
0
such that x
α
∈ f
−1
[O] for α ~ α
0
. Then f(x
α
) ∈ O
for α ~ α
0
. Hence ¸f(x
α
)) converges to f(x). Conversely, suppose that for each net ¸x
α
) converging to
x the net ¸f(x
α
)) converges to f(x). Then in particular the statement holds for all sequences. It follows
that f is continuous.
*54. Let X be any set and f a real-valued function on X. Let A be the system consisting of all finite
subsets of X, with F ≺ G meaning F ⊂ G. For each F ∈ A, let y
F
=

x∈F
f(x). Suppose that f(x) = 0
except for x in a countable subset ¦x
n
¦ and

[f(x
n
)[ < ∞. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that


n=N+1
[f(x
n
)[ < ε. Let y =

f(x
n
). For any open interval (y −ε, y +ε), let F
0
= ¦x
1
, . . . , x
N
¦. For
F ~ F
0
, [y −y
F
[ ≤


n=N+1
[f(x
n
)[ < ε so y
F
∈ (y −ε, y +ε). Thus limy
F
= y. Conversely, if f(x) ,= 0
on an uncountable set G, then for some n, [f(x)[ > 1/n for uncountably many x. Thus by considering
arbitrarily large finite subsets of G, we see that ¸y
F
) does not converge. Hence f(x) = 0 except on a
countable set. Now if

[f(x
n
)[ = ∞, then we only have

f(x
n
) < ∞ and it follows that the limit is
not unique. Hence

[f(x
n
)[ < ∞.
55. Let X =

α
X
α
. Suppose a net ¸x
β
) in X converges to x. Since each projection is continuous, each
coordinate of x
β
converges to the corresponding coordinate of x. Conversely, suppose each coordinate of
x
β
converges to the corresponding coordinate of x. Let

α
O
α
be a basic element containing x. Then
π
α
(x) ∈ O
α
for each α. For each α, there exists β
α
such that π
α
(x
β
) ∈ O
α
for β ~ β
α
. Since all but
finitely many of the O
α
are X
α
, we only need to consider a finite set β
α
1
, . . . , β
α
n
. In particular, we may
choose β
0
such that β
0
~ β
α
i
for all i. For β ~ β
0
, we have π
α
i
(x
β
) ∈ O
α
i
. For α ,= α
i
, we also have
π
α
(x
β
) ∈ O
α
= X
α
. Thus x
β


α
O
α
for β ~ β
0
. Hence the net ¸x
β
) converges to x.
50
9 Compact and Locally Compact Spaces
9.1 Compact spaces
1. Suppose X is compact. Then every open cover has a finite subcovering. In particular, it has a finite
refinement. Conversely, suppose every open cover has a finite refinement. Since every element in the
refinement is a subset of an element in the open cover, the open cover has a finite subcovering so X is
compact.
*2. Let ¸K
n
) be a decreasing sequence of compact sets with K
0
Hausdorff. Let O be an open set
with

K
n
⊂ O. Suppose K
n
is not a subset of O for any n. Then K
n
¸ O is nonempty and closed
in K
n
. Since K
n
is a compact subset of the Hausdorff space K
0
, K
n
is closed in K
0
so K
n
¸ O is
closed in K
0
. Also, ¸K
n
¸ O) is a decreasing sequence so it has the finite intersection property. Now
∅ , = (

K
n
) ¸ O =

(K
n
¸ O) ⊂

K
n
⊂ O. Contradiction. Hence K
n
⊂ O for some n.
(*) Assume K
0
is Hausdorff.
3. Suppose X is a compact Hausdorff space. Let F be a closed subset and let x / ∈ F. For each y ∈ F,
there are disjoint open sets U
y
and V
y
with x ∈ U
y
and y ∈ V
y
. Now F is compact and ¦V
y
: y ∈ F¦ is an
open cover for F. Thus there is a finite subcovering ¦V
y
1
, . . . , V
y
n
¦. Let U =

n
i=1
U
y
i
and V =

n
i=1
V
y
i
.
Then U and V are disjoint open sets with x ∈ U and F ⊂ V . Hence X is regular.
4. Suppose X is a compact Hausdorff space. Let F and G be disjoint closed subsets. By Q3, for each
y ∈ G, there are disjoint open sets U
y
and V
y
such that F ⊂ U
y
and y ∈ V
y
. Now G is compact and
¦V
y
: y ∈ G¦ is an open cover for G. Thus there is a finite subcovering ¦V
y
1
, . . . , V
y
n
¦. Let U
t
=

n
i=1
U
y
i
and V
t
=

n
i=1
V
y
i
. Then U
t
and V
t
are disjoint open sets with F ⊂ U
t
and G ⊂ V
t
. Hence X is normal.
5a. If (X, T ) is a compact space, then for T

weaker than T , any open cover from T
1
is an open cover
from T so it has a finite subcovering. Thus (X, T
1
) is compact.
5b. If (X, T ) is a Hausdorff space, then for T

stronger than T , any two distinct points in X can be
separated by disjoint sets in T , which are also sets in T

. Thus (X, T
2
) is Hausdorff.
5c. Suppose (X, T ) is a compact Hausdorff space. If T
1
is a weaker topology, then id : (X, T ) → (X, T
1
)
is a continuous bijection. If (X, T
1
) is Hausdorff, then id is a homeomorphism. Contradiction. Hence
(X, T
1
) is not Hausdorff. If T
2
is a stronger topology, then id : (X, T
2
) → (X, T ) is a continuous bijection.
If (X, T
2
) is compact, then id is a homeomorphism. Contradiction. Hence (X, T
2
) is not compact.
6. Let X be a compact space and F an equicontinuous family of maps from X to a metric space (Y, σ).
Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence from F such that f
n
(x) → f(x) for all x ∈ X. For each x ∈ X, given ε > 0,
there exists N
x
such that σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N
x
. Also, there exists an open set O
x
containing
x such that σ(f
n
(x), f
n
(y)) < ε/3 for y ∈ O
x
and all n. Then we also have σ(f(x), f(y)) < ε/3 for
y ∈ O
x
. Now ¦O
x
: x ∈ X¦ is an open cover for X so there is a finite subcovering ¦O
x
1
, . . . , O
x
k
¦. Let
N = max
1≤i≤k
N
x
i
. For n ≥ N, σ(f
n
(x
i
), f(x
i
)) < ε/3 for 1 ≤ i ≤ k. For each x ∈ X, x ∈ O
x
i
for
some i so σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) ≤ σ(f
n
(x), f
n
(x
i
)) + σ(f
n
(x
i
), f(x
i
)) + σ(f(x
i
), f(x)) < ε for n ≥ N. Hence
¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on X.
*7. Let X be a Hausdorff space and ¸C
n
) a decreasing sequence of compact and connected sets. Let
C =

C
n
. For any open cover | of C, | is an open cover of some C
n
by Q2. Thus it has a finite
subcovering, which also covers C. Hence C is compact.
Suppose C is disconnected with A and B being a separation for C. Then A and B are nonempty disjoint
closed subsets of C. Since C is an intersection of closed sets, C is closed. Thus A and B are closed in
C
0
. Since C
0
is compact and Hausdorff, it is normal. Thus there are disjoint open sets U, V ⊂ C
0
such
that A ⊂ U and B ⊂ V . Then C = A ∪ B ⊂ U ∪ V . By Q2, C
n
⊂ U ∪ V for some n. Hence C
n
is
disconnected. Contradiction. Hence C is connected.
(*) Assume X is Hausdorff
8a. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of maps from X to Y that converge in the compact-open topology to f.
For x ∈ X, let O be an open set containing f(x). Then N
¦x],O
is open in the compact-open topology
and contains f. There exists N
t
such that f
n
∈ N
¦x],O
for n ≥ N
t
. i.e. f
n
(x) ∈ O for n ≥ N
t
. Hence
f(x) = limf
n
(x).
*8b. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y, σ).
Suppose ¸f
n
) converges to f uniformly on each compact subset C of X. Let N
K,O
be a subbasic element
51
containing f. Then f[K] is a compact set disjoint from O
c
so σ(f[K], O
c
) > 0. Let ε = σ(f[K], O
c
).
There exists N
t
such that σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε for n ≥ N
t
and x ∈ K. Then f
n
(x) ∈ O for n ≥ N
t
and
x ∈ K. i.e. f
n
∈ N
K,O
for n ≥ N
t
. Hence ¸f
n
) converges to f in the compact-open topology.
Conversely, suppose ¸f
n
) converges to f in the compact-open topology. Let C be a compact subset
of X and let ε > 0 be given. Since C is compact and f is continuous, f[C] is compact. Thus there
exist x
1
, . . . , x
n
∈ C such that the open balls B
f(x
1
),ε/4
, . . . , B
f(x
n
),ε/4
cover f[C]. For each i, let
C
i
= C∩f
−1
[B
f(x
i
),ε/4
] and O
i
= B
f(x
i
),ε/4
. Then C
i
is compact and f[C
i
] ⊂ O
i
. Thus f ∈

n
i=1
N
C
i
,O
i
.
There exists N
t
such that f
n


n
i=1
N
C
i
,O
i
for n ≥ N
t
. For any x ∈ C, x ∈ C
i
for some i so
σ(f(x
i
), f(x)) < ε/4. Also, f
n
(x) ∈ O
i
for n ≥ N
t
so σ(f
n
(x), f(x
i
)) < ε/4 for n ≥ N
t
. Thus
σ(f
n
(x), f(x)) < ε for n ≥ N
t
and x ∈ C. Hence ¸f
n
) converges uniformly to f on C.
(*) Assume f to be continuous.
9.2 Countable compactness and the Bolzano-Weierstrass property
9a. A real-valued function f on X is continuous if and only if ¦x : f(x) < α¦ and ¦x : f(x) > α¦ are
open for any real number α if and only if f is both upper semicontinuous and lower semicontinuous.
9b. Suppose f and g are upper semicontinuous. Then ¦x : f(x) < α¦ and ¦x : g(x) < α¦ are open for
any real number α. Now for any real number α, ¦x : f(x) + g(x) < α¦ =

q∈Q
[¦x : g(x) < q¦ ∩ ¦x :
f(x) < α −q¦], which is open. Hence f +g is upper semicontinuous.
9c. Let ¸f
n
) be a decreasing sequence of upper semicontinuous functions which converge pointwise to a
real-valued function f. If f(x) < α, then there exists N such that f
n
(x) − f(x) < α − f(x) for n ≥ N.
i.e. f
n
(x) < α for n ≥ N. On the other hand, if f
n
(x) < α for some n, then f(x) ≤ f
n
(x) < α. Thus
¦x : f(x) < α¦ =

n
¦x : f
n
(x) < α¦, which is open. Hence f is upper semicontinuous.
9d. Let ¸f
n
) be a decreasing sequence of upper semicontinuous functions on a countably compact space,
and suppose that limf
n
(x) = f(x) where f is a lower semicontinuous real-valued function. By part (c),
f is also upper semicontinuous so f is continuous. Now ¸f
n
−f) is a sequence of upper semicontinuous
functions on a countably compact space such that for each x, ¸f
n
(x) −f(x)) decreases to zero. Thus by
Proposition 11 (Dini), ¸f
n
−f) converges to zero uniformly. i.e. ¸f
n
) converges to f uniformly.
9e. Suppose a sequence ¸f
n
) of upper semicontinuous functions converges uniformly to a function f.
Fix y ∈ X. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that [f
N
(x) − f(x)[ < ε/3 for all x ∈ X. Since
¦x : f
N
(x) < f
N
(y) +ε/3¦ is open, there exists δ > 0 such that [x−y[ < δ implies f
N
(x) −f
N
(y) < ε/3.
Now if [x − y[ < δ, then f(x) − f(y) = [f(x) − f
N
(x)] + [f
N
(x) − f
N
(y)] + [f
N
(y) − f(y)] < ε. Given
α ∈ R, pick y ∈ ¦x : f(x) < α¦. There exists δ > 0 such that [x −y[ < δ implies f(x) −f(y) < α−f(y).
i.e. f(x) < α. Hence ¦x : f(x) < α¦ is open and f is upper semicontinuous.
*10 (i) ⇒ (iii) by Proposition 9. Suppose that every bounded continuous real-valued function on X
assumes its maximum. Let f be a continuous function and suppose it is unbounded. We may assume,
by taking max(1, f), that f ≥ 1. Then −1/f is a bounded continuous function with no maximum.
Thus (iii) ⇒ (ii). Suppose X is no countably compact. Then it does not have the Bolzano-Weierstrass
property. There is a sequence ¸x
n
) in X with no cluster point. Thus the sequence has no limit points.
Let A = ¦x
n
¦. Then A is closed and since all subsets of A are also closed, A is discrete. Define f(x
n
) = n
for x
n
∈ A. Then f is continuous on the closed set A and since X is normal, by Tietze’s Extension
Theorem, there is a continuous function g on X such that g[
A
= f. Then g is an unbounded continuous
function on X. Thus (ii) ⇒ (i).
11a. Let X be the set of ordinals less than the first uncountable ordinal and let B be the collection of
sets of the form ¦x : x < a¦, ¦x : a < x < b¦, ¦x : a < x¦. For any x
0
∈ X, x
0
∈ ¦x : x < x
0
+ 1¦. Now
¦x : x < b¦ ∩ ¦x : a < x¦ = ¦x : a < x < b¦, ¦x : x < c¦ ∩ ¦x : a < x < b¦ = ¦x : a < x < min(b, c)¦,
¦x : max(a, c) < x < b¦ = ¦x : a < x < b¦ ∩ ¦x : c < x¦. Hence B is a base for a topology on X.
*11b. For any sequence ¸x
n
) in X, let x
0
= sup x
n
. Then x
n
< x
0
+1 for all n. i.e. x
n
∈ ¦x : x < x
0
+1¦
for all n so the sequence converges to x
0
. Hence X is sequentially compact. The sets ¦x : x < a¦ form
an open cover for X. If it has a finite subcovering, then there exists a ∈ X such that x < a for all x ∈ X.
Contradiction. Hence X is not compact.
*11c. Let f be a continuous real-valued function on X. We first show the existence of a sequence ¸x
n
)
in X such that [f(y) −f(x
n
)[ < 1/n for y > x
n
. If no such sequence exists, we may construct for some
52
N an increasing sequence ¸z
n
) such that [f(z
n
) −f(z
n−1
)[ ≥ 1/N for each n. Then ¸z
n
) converges to its
supremum but ¸f(z
n
)) does not converge, contradicting the continuity of f. Now let x
0
= sup x
n
. Then
f(x) = f(x
0
) for x ≥ x
0
.
12a. Similar argument as Q11a.
*12b. Let | be an open cover for Y consisting of basic sets. Let L
a
= ¦x : x < a¦ and U
b
= ¦x : b < x¦.
Then ω
1
∈ U
b
for some U
b
∈ |. Also, 0 ∈ L
a
for some L
a
∈ |. Let a
0
= sup¦a : L
a
∈ |¦. Then a
0
∈ U
b
0
for some U
b
0
∈ | so b
0
< a
0
. Then there exists a
1
> b
0
such that L
a
1
∈ |. Since y > b
0
or y < a
1
for
any y ∈ Y , ¦L
a
1
, U
b
0
¦ is a finite subcovering of | that covers Y . Hence Y is compact.
Let D be a countable subset of Y . Then y = sup D exists and y ∈ Y . Now ¦x : y < x¦ is an open set
in Y that does not intersect D. Thus D is not dense in Y and Y is not separable. Suppose there is a
countable base ¦U
n
¦ at ω
1
. Then each U
n
is of the form ¦x : x > a
n
¦. There exists a < ω
1
such that
a > a
n
for all n. Then the open set ¦x : x > a¦ does not contain any U
n
. Contradiction. Thus Y is not
first countable.
9.3 Products of compact spaces
13. Each closed and bounded subset X of R
n
is contained in a cube I
n
where I = [a, b]. Each I is
compact in R so I
n
is compact in R
n
by Tychonoff’s Theorem. Now X is closed in I
n
so X is compact.
*14. Suppose X is compact and I is a closed interval. Let | be an open cover of X I and let t ∈ I.
Since X ¦t¦ is homeomorphic to X, X ¦t¦ is compact so there is a finite subcovering ¦U
1
, . . . , U
n
¦
of | such that U =

n
i=1
U
i
⊃ X ¦t¦. Now X ¦t¦ can be covered by finitely many basic sets
A
1
B
1
, . . . , A
k
B
k
⊂ U. Then B = B
1
∩ ∩ B
k
is an open set containing t. If ¸x, y) ∈ X B,
then ¸x, t) ∈ A
j
B
j
for some j so x ∈ A
j
and y ∈

n
i=1
B
i
⊂ B
j
. Thus ¸x, y) ∈ A
j
B
j
and
XB ⊂

n
i=1
(A
i
B
i
) ⊂ U. Thus for each t ∈ I, there is an open set B
t
containing t such that XB
t
can be covered by finitely many elements of |. The collection of the sets B
t
forms an open cover of X so
there is a finite subcollection ¦B
t
1
, . . . , B
t
m
¦ covering X. Now X I =

m
i=1
(B
t
i
I), which can then
be covered by finitely many elements of |.
15. Let ¸X
n
) be a countable collection of sequentially compact spaces and let X =

X
n
. Given a
sequence ¸x
n
) in X, there is a subsequence ¸x
(1)
n
) whose first coordinate converges. Then there is a
subsequence ¸x
(2)
n
) of ¸x
(1)
n
) whose second coordinate converges. Consider the diagonal sequence ¸x
(n)
n
).
Each coordinate of this sequence converges so the sequence converges in X. Hence X is sequentially
compact.
16. Let X be a compact Hausdorff space. Let F be the family of continuous real-valued functions on
X with values in [0, 1]. Let Q =

f∈F
I
f
. Consider the mapping g of X into Q mapping x to the
point whose f-th coordinate is f(x). If x ,= y, then since X is compact Hausdorff, and thus normal, by
Urysohn’s Lemma, there exists f ∈ F such that f(x) = 0 and f(y) = 1. Thus g is one-to-one. Since
f is continuous for each f ∈ F, g is continuous. Now g[X] is a compact subset of the Hausdorff space
Q so g[X] is closed in Q. Furthermore, g is a continuous bijection from the compact space X onto the
Hausdorff space g[X] so X is homeomorphic to g[X].
*17. Let Q = I
A
be a cube and let f be a continuous real-valued function on Q. Given ε > 0, cover
f[Q] by finitely many open intervals I
1
, . . . , I
n
of length ε. Consider f
−1
[I
j
] for j = 1, . . . , n. These sets
cover Q and we may assume each of them is a basic set, that is, f
−1
[I
j
] =

α
U
(j)
α
where U
(j)
α
is open in
I and all but finitely many of the U
(j)
α
are I. For each j, let F
j
= ¦α : U
(j)
α
,= I¦ and let F =

n
j=1
F
j
,
which is a finite set. Define h : Q → Q by π
α
h(x) = x
α
for α ∈ F and 0 otherwise. Define g = f ◦ h.
Then g depends only on F and [f −g[ < ε.
9.4 Locally compact spaces
18. Let X be a locally compact space and K a compact subset of X. For each x ∈ K, there is an open
set O
x
containing x with O
x
compact. Since K is compact, there is a finite subcollection ¦O
x
1
, . . . , O
x
n
¦
that covers K. Let O =

n
i=1
O
x
i
. Then O ⊃ K and
¯
O =

n
i=1
O
x
i
is compact.
*19a. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and K a compact subset. Then K is closed in
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X

. By Q8.23a, there exists a closed set D containing ω with D ∩ K = ∅. By Urysohn’s Lemma,
there is a continuous function g on X

with 0 ≤ g ≤ 1 that is 1 on K and 0 on D. Define f(x) =
min(2(g(x) −1/2), 0). Then ¦x : f(x) > 0¦ = ¦x : g(x) > 1/2¦, which is compact because g is continuous
on X

.
(*) Alternatively, use Q16 to regard K as a closed subset of the compact Hausdorff space Q.
*19b. Let K be a compact subset of a locally compact Hausdorff space X. Then by Q18, there is an
open set O ⊃ K with
¯
O compact. Now X

¸ O and K are disjoint closed subsets of X

so by Urysohn’s
Lemma, there is a continuous function g on X

with 0 ≤ g ≤ 1 that is 1 on K and 0 on X

¸ O. Then
f = g[
X
is the required function.
20a. Let X

be the Alexandroff one-point compactification of a locally compact Hausdorff space X.
Consider the collection of open sets of X and complements of compact subsets of X. Then ∅ and X

are
in the collection. If U
1
and U
2
are open in X, then so is U
1
∩ U
2
. If K
1
and K
2
are compact subsets of
X, then (X

¸ K
1
) ∩ (X

¸ K
2
) = X

¸ (K
1
∪ K
2
) where K
1
∪ K
2
is compact. Also, U
1
∩ (X

¸ K
1
) =
U
1
∩(X¸ K
1
), which is open in X. Thus the collection of sets is closed under finite intersection. If ¦U
α
¦
is a collection of open sets in X, then

U
α
is open in X. If ¦K
β
¦ is a collection of compact subsets
of X, then

(X

¸ K
β
) = X

¸

K
β
. Since each K
β
is compact in the Hausdorff space X, each K
β
is closed in X and

K
β
is closed in X. Thus

K
β
is closed in each K
β
so

K
β
is compact. Finally,

U
α

(X

¸ K
β
) = U ∪ (X

¸ K) = X

¸ (K ¸ U), where U =

U
α
and K =

K
β
. Since K ¸ U
is closed in the compact set K, K ¸ U is compact. Thus the collection of sets is closed under arbitrary
union. Hence the collection of sets forms a topology for X

.
20b. Let id be the identity mapping from X to X

¸ ¦ω¦. Clearly id is a bijection. If U is open in
X

¸ ¦ω¦, then U = (X

¸ ¦ω¦) ∩ U
t
for some U
t
open in X

. If U
t
is open in X, then U = U
t
so
U is open in X. If U
t
= X

¸ K for some compact K ⊂ X, then U = X ¸ K, which is open in X.
Thus id is continuous. Also, any open set in X is open in X

so id is an open mapping. Hence id is a
homeomorphism.
20c. Let | be an open cover of X

. Then | contains a set of the form X

¸K for some compact K ⊂ X.
Take the other elements of | and intersect each of them with X to get an open cover of K. Then there
is a finite subcollection that covers K. The corresponding finite subcollection of | together with X

¸ K
then covers X

. Hence X

is compact.
Let x, y be distinct points in X

. If x, y ∈ X, then there are disjoint open sets in X, and thus in X

,
that separate x and y. If x ∈ X and y = ω, then there is an open set O containing x with
¯
O compact.
The sets O and X

¸
¯
O are disjoint open sets in X

separating x and y. Hence X

is Hausdorff.
*21a. Let S
n
denote the unit sphere in R
n+1
. Let p = ¸0, . . . , 0, 1) ∈ R
n+1
. Define f : S
n
− p → R
n
by f(x) =
1
1−x
n+1
¸x
1
, . . . , x
n
). The map g : R
n
→ S
n
−p defined by g(y) = ¸t(y)y
1
, . . . , t(y)y
n
, 1 −t(y))
where t(y) = 2/(1+[[y[[
2
) is the inverse of f. Thus R
n
is homeomorphic to S
n
−p and the Alexandroff one-
point compactification of R
n
is homeomorphic to the Alexandroff one-point compactification of S
n
−p,
which is S
n
.
21b. Let X be the space in Q11 and Y be the space in Q12. Define f : X

→ Y by f(x) = x for x ∈ X
and f(ω) = ω
1
. Then f is clearly a bijection. Consider the basic sets in Y . Now f
−1
[¦x : x < a¦] =
¦x : x < a¦, which is open in X and thus open in X

. Similarly for sets of the form ¦x : a < x < b¦.
Also, f
−1
[¦x : a < x¦] = ¦x ∈ X : a < x¦ ∪ ¦ω¦, whose complement ¦x : x ≤ a¦ is compact. Thus
f
−1
[¦x : a < x¦] is open in X

. Since f is a continuous bijection from the compact space X

to the
Hausdorff space Y , f is a homeomorphism. Hence the one-point compactification of X is Y .
22a. Let O be an open subset of a compact Hausdorff space X. By Q8.23a, for any x ∈ O, there is an
open set U such that x ∈ U and
¯
U ⊂ O. Then the closure of U in X is the same as the closure of U in
O and
¯
U is compact, being closed in a compact space. Hence O is locally compact.
22b. Let O be an open subset of a compact Hausdorff space X. Consider the mapping f of X to the
one-point compactification of O which is identity on O and takes each point in X ¸ O to ω. If U is open
in O, then f
−1
[U] = U is open in X. If K ⊂ O is compact, then f
−1
[O

¸ K] = X ¸ K, which is open in
X. Hence f is continuous.
23. Let X and Y be locally compact Hausdorff spaces, and f a continuous mapping of X into Y . Let
X

and Y

be the one-point compactifications of X and Y , and f

the mapping of X

into Y

whose
restriction to X is f and which takes the point at infinity in X

to the point at infinity in Y

. Suppose
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f is proper. If U is open in Y , then (f

)
−1
[U] = f
−1
[U], which is open in X and thus open in X

. If
K ⊂ Y is compact, then (f

)
−1
[Y

¸ K] = f
−1
[Y ¸ K] ∪¦ω
X
¦ = X

¸ f
−1
[K], which is open in X

since
f
−1
[K] ⊂ X is compact. Hence f

is continuous. Conversely, suppose f

is continuous. Then f = f

[
X
is continuous. Also, for any compact set K ⊂ Y , (f

)
−1
[Y

¸ K] = X

¸ f
−1
[K] is open in X

. Hence
f
−1
[K] ⊂ X is compact.
*24a. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Suppose F is a closed subset of X. For each closed
compact set K, F ∩ K is closed. Conversely, suppose F is not closed. Take x ∈
¯
F ¸ F. There is an
open set O containing x with
¯
O compact. For any open set U containing x, (O ∩ U) ∩ F ,= ∅. Thus
U ∩ (F ∩
¯
O) ,= ∅. Then x ∈ F ∩
¯
O ¸ (F ∩
¯
O) so F ∩
¯
O is not closed.
*24b. Let X be a Hausdorff space satisfying the first axiom of countability. Suppose F is a closed subset
of X. For each closed compact set K, F∩K is closed. Conversely, suppose F is not closed. Take x ∈
¯
F¸F.
Since X is first countable, there is a sequence ¸x
n
) in F converging to x. Let K = ¦x
n
: n ∈ N¦ ∪ ¦x¦.
Then K is compact in the Hausdorff space X and thus closed. Now F ∩K = ¦x
n
: n ∈ N¦ is not closed.
25. Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a locally compact Hausdorff space X, and
suppose that F has the following properties: (i) If f, g ∈ F, then f +g ∈ F. (ii) If f, g ∈ F, then f/g ∈ F
provided that supportf ⊂ ¦x ∈ X : g(x) ,= 0¦. (iii) Given an open set O ⊂ X and x
0
∈ O, there is an
f ∈ F with f(x
0
) = 1, 0 ≤ f ≤ 1 and supportf ⊂ O.
Let ¦O
λ
¦ be an open covering of a compact subset K of a locally compact Hausdorff space X. Let O be an
open set with K ⊂ O and
¯
O compact. For each x
0
∈ K, there is an f
x
0
∈ F with f
x
0
(x
0
) = 1, 0 ≤ f
x
0
≤ 1
and supportf
x
0
⊂ O∩O
λ
for some λ. For each x
0

¯
O¸K, there is a g
x
0
∈ F with g
x
0
(x
0
) = 1, 0 ≤ g
x
0
≤ 1
and supportg
x
0
⊂ K
c
. By compactness of
¯
O, we may choose a finite number f
1
, . . . , f
n
, g
1
, . . . , g
m
of
these functions such that the sets where they are positive cover
¯
O. Set f =

n
i=1
f
i
and g =

m
i=1
g
i
.
Then f, g ∈ F, f > 0 on K, supportf ⊂ O, f + g > 0 on
¯
O and g ≡ 0 on K. Thus f/(f + g) ∈ F is
continuous and ≡ 1 on K. The functions ϕ
i
= f
i
/(f + g) ∈ F, i = 1, . . . , n form a finite collection of
functions subordinate to the collection ¦O
λ
¦ and such that ϕ
1
+ ϕ
n
≡ 1 on K.
*26. Lemma: Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and U be an open set containing x ∈ X.
Then there is an open set V containing x such that
¯
V is compact and
¯
V ⊂ U.
Proof: There is an open set O ⊂ X containing x such that
¯
O is compact. Then U ∩ O is open in
¯
O
and contains x. Thus there is an open set O
t

¯
O such that x ∈ O
t
and
¯
O
t
¯
O
⊂ U ∩ O. Note that
¯
O
t
¯
O
=
¯
O ∩
¯
O
t
=
¯
O
t
. Thus
¯
O
t
⊂ U ∩ O. Let V = O ∩ O
t
. Then x ∈ V . Furthermore, since O
t
is open in
¯
O, it is open in O and thus open in X so V is open in X. Also,
¯
V ⊂
¯
O
t
⊂ U ∩O ⊂ U. Since
¯
V is closed
in
¯
O,
¯
V is compact.
Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and ¦O
n
¦ a countable collection of dense open sets. Given an
open set U, let x
1
be a point in O
1
∩U. Let V
1
be an open set containing x
1
such that V
1
is compact and
V
1
⊂ O
1
∩ U. Suppose x
1
, . . . , x
n
and V
1
, . . . , V
n
have been chosen. Let x
n+1
∈ O
n+1
∩ V
n
and let V
n+1
be an open set containing x
n+1
such that V
n+1
is compact and V
n+1
⊂ O
n+1
∩ V
n
. Then V
1
⊃ V
2

is a decreasing sequence of closed sets in the compact set V
1
. This collection of closed sets has the finite
intersection property so

V
n
,= ∅. Let y ∈

V
n
. Then y ∈

O
n
∩ U. Hence

O
n
is dense in X.
(*) Assume that X is Hausdorff.
*27. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and let O be an open subset contained in a countable
union

F
n
of closed sets. Note that O is a locally compact Hausdorff space (see Q29b). Also, O =

(O ∩ F
n
), which is a union of sets closed in O. If

(O ∩ F
n
)

= ∅, then (O ∩ F
n
)

= ∅ for all n (with
the interior taken in O) so O ¸ F
n
is dense and open in O for all n. By Q26,

(O ¸ F
n
) is dense in O.
But

(O¸ F
n
) = O¸ (

F
n
)
c
= ∅. Contradiction. Hence

(O∩F
n
)

,= ∅. Now O∩

F

n


(O∩F
n
)

so O ∩

F

n
,= ∅ and

F

n
is an open set dense in O.
(*) Assume that X is Hausdorff.
*28. Let Y be a dense subset of a Hausdorff space X, and suppose that Y with its subspace topology is
locally compact. Given y ∈ Y , there is an open set U ⊂ Y containing y with
¯
U
Y
= Y ∩
¯
U compact. Since
X is Hausdorff, Y ∩
¯
U is closed. Then since U ⊂ Y ∩
¯
U, we have
¯
U ⊂ Y ∩
¯
U ⊂ Y . Now U = V ∩Y for some
open set V ⊂ X. Note that since Y is dense,
¯
V = V ∩ Y . Then x ∈ V and V ⊂
¯
V = V ∩ Y =
¯
U ⊂ Y .
Hence Y is open in X.
29a. Suppose F is closed in a locally compact space X. Given x ∈ F, there is an open set O ⊂ X
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containing x with
¯
O compact. Then O ∩ F is an open set in F containing y and O ∩ F
F
= F ∩ O ∩ F
is closed in
¯
O and thus compact. Hence F is locally compact.
*29b. Suppose O is open in a locally compact Hausdorff space X. Take x ∈ O. By the lemma in Q26,
there is an open set U containing x such that
¯
U is compact and
¯
U ⊂ O. Now U ∩O is an open set in O
containing x with U ∩ O
O
= O ∩ U ∩ O = U ∩ O being compact since it is closed in the compact set
¯
U.
Hence O is locally compact.
29c. Suppose a subset Y of a locally compact Hausdorff space X is locally compact in its subspace
topology. Then Y is dense in the Hausdorff space
¯
Y . By Q28, Y is open in
¯
Y . Conversely, suppose Y is
open in
¯
Y . By part (a),
¯
Y is locally compact since
¯
Y is closed in X. By part (b), Y is locally compact
since Y is open in
¯
Y .
9.5 σ-compact spaces
30. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Suppose there is a sequence ¸O
n
) of open sets with
O
n
compact, O
n
⊂ O
n+1
and X =

O
n
. For each n, let ϕ
n
be a continuous real-valued function with
ϕ
n
≡ 1 on O
n−1
and supportϕ
n
⊂ O
n
. Define ϕ : X → [0, ∞) by ϕ =

(1 −ϕ
n
).
Given y ∈ X and ε > 0, y ∈ O
N
for some N and thus y ∈ O
n
for n ≥ N. There exists N
t
such that
ϕ(y) −

N

n=1
(1 − ϕ
n
(y)) < ε/2. Let N
tt
= max(N, N
t
). Take x ∈ O
N
. Then ϕ
N

+1
(x) = 1. In fact,
ϕ
n
(x) = 1 for n ≥ N
tt
+1 so ϕ(x) =

N

n=1
(1 −ϕ
n
(x)). For each n = 1, . . . , N
tt
, there is an open set U
n
containing y such that [ϕ
n
(y)−ϕ
n
(x)[ < ε/2N
tt
for x ∈ U
n
. Let U =

N

n=1
U
n
∩O
N
. Then U is an open
set containing y and for x ∈ U, [ϕ(y) −ϕ(x)[ ≤ [ϕ(y) −

N

n=1
(1 −ϕ
n
(y))] +[

N

n=1
(1 −ϕ
n
(y)) −ϕ(x)[ ≤
[ϕ(y) −

N

n=1
(1 −ϕ
n
(y))] +

N

n=1

n
(y) −ϕ
n
(x)[ < ε. Hence ϕ is continuous.
To show that ϕ is proper, we consider closed bounded intervals in [0, ∞). By considering O
N

−1
and
open sets V
n
with V
n
compact and V
n
⊂ U
n
, we then apply a similar argument as above.
31a. Let (X, ρ) be a proper locally compact metric space. If K is a compact subset, then K is closed
and bounded by Proposition 7.22. Conversely, suppose a subset K is closed and bounded. Since X is
proper, the closed balls ¦x : ρ(x, x
0
) ≤ a¦ are compact for some x
0
and all a ∈ (0, ∞). Since K is
bounded, there exist x
1
and b such that ρ(x, x
1
) ≤ b for all x ∈ K. Then ρ(x, x
0
) ≤ b +ρ(x
1
, x
0
) for all
x ∈ K. Thus K is a closed subset of the compact set ¦x : ρ(x, x
0
) ≤ b +ρ(x
1
, x
0
)¦ so K is compact.
31b. Let (X, ρ) be a proper locally compact metric space. Then the closed balls ¦x : ρ(x, x
0
) ≤ a¦ are
compact for some x
0
and all x ∈ (0, ∞). Note that a compact subset K ⊂ [0, ∞) is closed and bounded.
Also, the function f(x) = ρ(x, x
0
) is continuous from X to [0, ∞). Now f
−1
[K] is bounded since K is
bounded and closed since f is continuous and K is closed. Thus by part (a), f
−1
[K] is compact. Hence
f : X → [0, ∞) is a proper continuous map and X is σ-compact.
31c. Let (X, ρ) be a σ-compact and locally compact metric space. Then there is a proper continuous
map ϕ : X → [0, ∞). Define ρ

(x, y) = ρ(x, y) +[ϕ(x) −ϕ(y)[. Then ρ

is a metric on X. Given x ∈ X
and ε > 0, there exists δ
t
> 0 such that ρ(x, y) < δ
t
implies [ϕ(x)−ϕ(y)[ < ε/2. Choose δ < min(δ
t
, ε/2).
When ρ(x, y) < δ, ρ

(x, y) < ε/2 + ε/2 = ε and when ρ

(x, y) < δ, ρ(x, y) ≤ ρ

(x, y) < ε. Thus ρ and
ρ

are equivalent metrics. For a fixed x
0
∈ X and any a ∈ (0, ∞), ¦x : ρ

(x, x
0
) ≤ a¦ ⊂ ¦x : ϕ(x) ≤
a +ϕ(x
0
)¦, which is compact. Thus ¦x : ρ(x, x
0
) ≤ a¦ is compact. Hence ρ

is a proper metric.
9.6 Paracompact spaces
32. Let ¦E
λ
¦ be a locally finite collection of subsets of a topological space X, and set E =

E
λ
. Since
E
λ
⊂ E for all λ, E
λ

¯
E for all λ. Thus

E
λ

¯
E. If x ∈
¯
E, then there is an open set containing x
that meets only a finite number of sets E
λ
1
, . . . , E
λ
n
so x ∈

n
i=1
E
λ
i


E
λ
. Thus
¯
E ⊂

E
λ
. Hence
¯
E =

E
λ
.
(*) Proof of Lemma 22.
33. Let ¦E
λ
¦ be a locally finite collection of subsets of X and K a compact subset of X. For each
x ∈ X, there is an open set O
x
containing x that meets only a finite number of sets in ¦E
λ
¦. Now
K ⊂

x∈K
O
x
so K ⊂

n
i=1
O
x
i
for some x
1
, . . . , x
n
∈ K. Since each O
x
i
meets only a finite number of
sets in ¦E
λ
¦, so does K.
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(*) Proof of Lemma 23.
34a. Let X be a paracompact Hausdorff space. Let F be a closed subset and let x / ∈ F. For each y ∈ F,
there are disjoint open sets U
y
and V
y
with x ∈ U
y
and y ∈ V
y
. Now X ¸ F ∪ ¦V
y
: y ∈ F¦ is an open
cover for X so it has a locally finite open refinement ¦E
λ
¦. Let E =

¦E
λ
: E
λ
∩F ,= ∅¦. Then E is an
open set containing F. Also, there is an open set U containing x that meets only a finite number of sets
E
λ
1
, . . . , E
λ
n
in ¦E
λ
¦. Each of these sets must lie in some V
y
i
where y
i
∈ F. Consider O = U ∩

n
i=1
U
y
i
.
Then O is an open set containing x and O ∩ E = ∅. Hence X is regular.
34b. Let X be a paracompact Hausdorff space. Let F and G be disjoint closed subsets. By part (a), for
each y ∈ G, there are disjoint open sets U
y
and V
y
such that F ⊂ U
y
and y ∈ V
y
. Now X¸G∪¦V
y
: y ∈ G¦
is an open cover for X so it has a locally finite open refinement ¦E
λ
¦. Let E =

¦E
λ
: E
λ
∩ F ,= ∅¦.
Then E is an open set containing F. For each y ∈ G, there is an open set O
y
that meets only a finite
number of sets E
λ
1
, . . . , E
λ
n
in ¦E
λ
¦. Each of these sets must lie in some V
y
i
where y
i
∈ G. Let
O
t
y
= O
y

n
i=1
U
y
i
. Then O
t
y
is an open set containing y and O
t
y
∩ E = ∅. Let O =

y∈G
O
t
y
. Then O
is an open set containing G and O ∩ E = ∅.
35. Let (X, ρ) be a locally compact metrizable space. Suppose it can be metrized by a proper extended
metric ρ

. By Q8.41, X is the direct union of its parts X
α
. Now (X
α
, ρ

[
X
α
) is a proper locally compact
metric space for each α so by Q31b, each X
α
is σ-compact. Hence X is the direct union of σ-compact
spaces so it is paracompact. Conversely, suppose X is paracompact. Then X is the direct union of
σ-compact spaces X
β
. Each (X
β
, ρ[
X
β
) is a σ-compact and locally compact metric space so by Q31c,
each X
β
can be metrized by a proper metric ρ
β
. Now define ρ
∗∗
(x, y) = ρ
β
(x, y) if x, y ∈ X
β
and
ρ
∗∗
(x, y) = ∞ if x ∈ X
β
1
and y ∈ X
β
2
with β
1
,= β
2
. Then ρ
∗∗
is a proper extended metric on X.
9.7 Manifolds
36. Let X = (−1, 1) ∪ [2, 3), and make X into a topological space by taking as a base all open intervals
(a, b) ⊂ X and all sets of the form (−ε, 0) ∪[2, 2 +ε) for 0 < ε < 1. Clearly all open intervals (a, b) ⊂ X
are open balls in R. Also, sets of the form (−ε, 0) ∪ [2, 2 +ε) are homeomorphic to (−ε, ε). Hence X is
locally Euclidean. There are no disjoint basic sets that separate 0 and 2 so X is not Hausdorff.
37a. A not necessarily connected manifold X is the disjoint union of its components. By Q8.36, since
X is locally connected, each component of X is open. Thus X is the direct union of its components.
Also, its components are Hausdorff and locally Euclidean. Hence X is the direct union of (connected)
manifolds.
37b. For a not necessarily connected manifold, statements (ii), (iii), (v), (vi), (vii) are equivalent. Also,
statements (i) and (iv) are equivalent. The first set of statements imply the second set of statements.
*38a.
9.8 The Stone-
˘
Cech compactification
39a. Let f be a bounded continuous real-valued function on X with [f[ ≤ 1. The restriction to X of
the projection π
f
on β(X) is f and π
f
is continuous on β(X) since β(X) is a subspace of the product
space I
F
.
*39b. Suppose X is a dense open subset of a compact Hausdorff space Y . Then Y is a subset of I
G
where G is the space of continuous g on Y with [g[ ≤ 1. The inclusion i : X → Y induces a continuous
function F : I
F
→ I
G
as follows. If g ∈ G, then g◦i ∈ F. so define F(¸t
f
)) = ¸(t
g◦i
)
g
). Since π
g
◦F = π
g◦i
is continuous for each g, F is continuous. Now F[β(X)] ⊂ F[E] ⊂ Y . Let ϕ = F[
β(X)
. Then ϕ is a
continuous mapping of β(X) onto Y with ϕ(x) = x for all x ∈ X. Also, ϕ is unique as a map to a
Hausdorff space is determined by its values on a dense subset.
39c. Suppose Z is a space with the same properties. By part (b), there is a unique continuous mapping
ψ of β(X) onto Z with ψ(x) = x for all x ∈ X. Also, there is a unique continuous mapping ϕ of Z onto
β(X) with ϕ(x) = x for all x ∈ X. Thus ϕ ◦ ψ = id[
X
so ϕ and ψ are homeomorphisms.
*40. Let X be the set of ordinals less than the first uncountable ordinal and let Y be the set of ordinals
less than or equal to the first uncountable ordinal. Then X is dense in the compact Hausdorff space Y .
By Q11, every continuous real-valued function on X is eventually constant so it extends to a continuous
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function on Y .
*41. If A ⊂ N, define f : N → [0, 1] by f(x) = 0 if x ∈ A and f(x) = 1 if x / ∈ A. Now f is continuous
so it extends to a continuous function
ˆ
f on β(N). Then
¯
A∪ N ¸ A = β(N). It follows that
ˆ
f
−1
[¦1¦] =
¯
A
and
ˆ
f
−1
[¦0¦] = N ¸ A. Thus
¯
A∩ N ¸ A = ∅ and
¯
A is open.
If B ⊂ N and A∩ B = ∅, then B ⊂ N ¸ A and
¯
A∩
¯
B = ∅.
If V is an open subset of β(N), then V ∩ N is an open subset of β(N). Now if x ∈
¯
V and W is an open
neighbourhood of x, then W ∩ V ∩ N ,= ∅ so x ∈ V ∩ N. Thus
¯
V = V ∩ N and
¯
V is open (β(N) is
extremally disconnected).
Let Y be a subset of β(N) with at least two distinct points x and y. Since β(N) is Hausdorff, there is an
open set U ⊂ β(N) such that x ∈ U and y / ∈
¯
U. Then Y = (Y ∩
¯
U) ∪ (Y ¸
¯
U) is a separation of Y so Y
is not connected. Hence β(N) is totally disconnected.
Clearly, if a sequence in N converges in N, then it converges in β(N). Conversely, if it converges in
β(N) ¸ N, then consider a function f : N → [0, 1] with f(x
2n
) = 0 and f(x
2n+1
) = 1 for all n. Now f is
continuous since N is discrete so it has a continuous extension to β(N). This is a contradiction as the
sequence ¸g(x
n
)) does not converge.
Hence β(N) is compact but not sequentially compact as the sequence x
n
= n does not have a convergent
subsequence.
9.9 The Stone-Weierstrass Theorem
42. Let A be the set of finite Fourier series ϕ given by ϕ(x) = a
0
+

N
n=1
(a
n
cos nx +b
n
sin nx), N ∈ N.
Then A is a linear space of functions in C(X) where X is taken to be the unit circle in C. From the
trigonometric identities cos mxcos nx =
1
2
[cos(m−n)x +cos(m+n)x], sin mxcos nx =
1
2
[sin(m+n)x +
sin(m−n)x] and sin mxsin nx =
1
2
[cos(m−n)x −cos(m+n)x], we see that A is a subalgebra of C(X).
Furthermore A separates the points of X and contains the constant functions. By the Stone-Weierstrass
Theorem, given any continuous periodic real-valued function f on R with period 2π and any ε > 0, there
is a finite Fourier series ϕ such that [ϕ(x) −f(x)[ < ε for all x.
*43. Let A be an algebra of continuous real-valued functions on a compact space X, and assume that
A separates the points of X. If for each x ∈ X there is an f
x
∈ A with f
x
(x) ,= 0, then by continuity,
there is an open neighbourhood O
x
of x such that f
x
(y) ,= 0 for y ∈ O
x
. The sets ¦O
x
¦ cover X so by
compactness, finitely many of them cover X, say ¦O
x
1
, . . . , O
x
n
¦. Let g = f
2
x
1
+ + f
2
x
n
. Then g ∈ A
and g ,= 0 everywhere. The closure of the range of g is a compact set K not containing 0. The function h
given by h(t) = 1/t for t ∈ K and h(0) = 0 is continuous on K∪¦0¦ so it can be uniformly approximated
by polynomials h
n
so that h
n
◦ g ∈ A and h
n
◦ g → 1/g. Note that if h
n
is uniformly within ε/2 of h,
then [h
n
(0)[ < ε/2 but h
n
(0) is the constant term of h
n
so subtracting the constant term results in a
polynomial still within ε of h. Thus we may assume that the polynomials h
n
have no constant term.
Thus 1/g ∈
¯
A so 1 ∈
¯
A and
¯
A contains the constant functions. Hence
¯
A = C(X).
44. Let F be a family of continuous real-valued functions on a compact Hausdorff space X, and suppose
that F separates the points of X. Let A be the set of polynomials in a finite number of functions of F.
Then A is a subalgebra of C(X) that separates the points of X and contains the constant functions. By
the Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, A is dense in C(X). Hence every continuous real-valued function on X
can be uniformly approximated by a polynomial in a finite number of functions of F.
45a. Let X be a topological space and A a set of real-valued functions on X. Define x ≡ y if f(x) = f(y)
for all f ∈ A. Clearly, x ≡ x for all x ∈ X and y ≡ x if x ≡ y. If x ≡ y and y ≡ z, then f(x) = f(y) = f(z)
for all f ∈ A so x ≡ z. Hence ≡ is an equivalence relation.
45b. Let
¯
X be the set of equivalence classes of ≡ and ϕ the natural map of X into
¯
X. Given f ∈ A,
define
˜
f on
¯
X by
˜
f(˜ x) = f(x). If ˜ x = ˜ y, then x ≡ y so f(x) = f(y) and
˜
f(˜ x) =
˜
f(˜ y). Thus
˜
f is
well-defined and it is the unique function such that f =
˜
f ◦ ϕ.
45c. Let
¯
X have the weak topology generated by the functions
˜
f in part (b). Consider a basic set
˜
f
−1
[O]. Now ϕ
−1
[
˜
f
−1
[O]] = ¦x :
˜
f(ϕ(x)) ∈ O¦ = ¦x : f(x) ∈ O¦ = f
−1
[O], which is open since f is
continuous. Hence ϕ is continuous.
45d. Since ϕ is continuous and maps X onto
¯
X, if X is compact, then so is
¯
X. By definition of the
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weak topology on
¯
X, the functions
˜
f are continuous.
*45e. Let X be a compact space and A a closed subalgebra of C(X) containing the constant functions.
Define
¯
X and ϕ as above. If ˜ x and ˜ y are distinct points in
¯
X, then f(x) ,= f(y) for some f ∈ A so
there are disjoint open sets O
x
and O
y
in R with f(x) ∈ O
x
and f(y) ∈ O
y
. Then ˜ x ∈
˜
f
−1
[O
x
] and
˜ y ∈
˜
f
−1
[O
y
]. Thus
¯
X is a compact Hausdorff space. Furthermore, ϕ induces a (continuous) mapping
of ϕ

: A → C(
¯
X), f →
˜
f, where f =
˜
f ◦ ϕ. The image of A in C(
¯
X) is a subalgebra containing the
constant functions and separating the points of
¯
X. Suppose ¸ ˜ g
n
) is a sequence in ϕ

[A] that converges
to ˜ g in C(
¯
X). Then the sequence ¸g
n
), where g
n
= ˜ g
n
◦ϕ, converges to ˜ g ◦ϕ. Since each g
n
∈ A and A is
closed, ˜ g ◦ ϕ ∈ A so ˜ g ∈ ϕ

[A] by uniqueness. Thus ϕ

[A] is closed. By the Stone-Weierstrass Theorem,
the image of A is C(
¯
X). Hence A is the set of all functions of the form
˜
f ◦ ϕ with
˜
f ∈ C(
¯
X).
46. Let X and Y be compact spaces. The set of finite sums of functions of the form f(x)g(y) where
f ∈ C(X) and g ∈ C(Y ) is an algebra of continuous real-valued functions on X Y that contains the
constant functions and separates points in X Y . By the Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, this set is dense
in C(X Y ). Thus for each continuous real-valued function f on X Y and each ε > 0, there exist
continuous functions g
1
, . . . , g
n
on X and h
1
, . . . , h
n
on Y such that [f(x, y) −

n
i=1
g
i
(x)h
i
(y)[ < ε for
all ¸x, y) ∈ X Y .
47. The functions of norm 1 in the algebra A give a mapping of X into the infinite-dimensional cube

¦I
f
: f ∈ A, [[f[[ = 1¦. By the Tietze Extension Theorem, each continuous function f on the image
of X can be extended to a continuous function g on the cube and by Q17, g can be approximated by a
continuous function h of only a finite number of coordinates. Then h can be regarded as a continuous
function on a cube in R
n
, which can be uniformly approximated by a polynomial in (a finite number of)
the coordinate functions.
48a. Let ϕ be the polynomial defined by ϕ(x) = x + x(1 −2x)(1 −x). Then ϕ
t
(x) = 6x
2
−6x + 2 > 0
for all x. Thus ϕ is monotone increasing and its fixed points are 0,
1
2
, 1.
*48b. Choose ε > 0. Note that ϕ(x) > x on (0,
1
2
) and ϕ(x) < x on (
1
2
, 1). Let [a
n
, b
n
] = ϕ
n
[ε, 1 −ε] for
each n where ϕ
n
is an iterate of ϕ. Then a
n
= ϕ
n
(ε) increases to some a and b
n
= ϕ
n
(1 −ε) decreases
to some b. Furthermore, ε ≤ a ≤ b ≤ 1 −ε and a, b are fixed points of ϕ. Thus a = b =
1
2
. Hence some
iterate ϕ
n
is a polynomial with integral coefficients that is monotone increasing on [0, 1] and such that

n
(x) −
1
2
[ < ε for x ∈ [ε, 1 −ε].
*48c. Given α with 0 < α < 1 and any ε > 0, it suffices to consider the case where α is a rational
number
a
b
. Define ϕ(x) = x +x(a −bx)(1 −x). Then α is a fixed point of ϕ. By parts (a) and (b), some
iterate ψ = ϕ
n
is a polynomial with integral coefficients (and no constant term) such that 0 ≤ ψ(x) ≤ 1
in [0, 1] and [ψ(x) −α[ < ε for all x ∈ [ε, 1 −ε].
*48d. Let P be a polynomial with integral coefficients, and suppose that P(−1) = P(0) = P(1) = 0.
Let β be any real number. We may assume that 0 < β < 1. For any ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that
[P(x)[ < ε/2 for x ∈ (−δ, δ), x ∈ (1 − δ, 1] and x ∈ [−1, −1 + δ). We may assume that δ < ε/[[P[[. By
part (c), there is a polynomial ψ with integral coefficients and no constant term such that [ψ(x
2
)−β[ < δ
for all x ∈ [δ, 1 −δ]. Then [P(x)ψ(x
2
) −βP(x)[ < δ[[P[[ < ε for all x ∈ [−1, 1].
*48e. Let I = [−1, 1] and f a continuous real-valued function on I such that f(−1), f(0), f(1) are
integers and f(1) ≡ f(−1) mod 2. Let f(−1) = a, f(0) = b, f(1) = a+2c, where a, b, c are integers. Let
Q(x) = (a − b + c)x
2
+ cx + b. Replacing f by f − Q, we may assume that a = b = c = 0. Then use
the Stone-Weierstrass Theorem to approximate f by a polynomial R with rational coefficients such that
R(−1) = R(0) = R(1) = 0. Let N be the least common multiple of the denominators of the coefficients
of R so that NR has integral coefficients and vanishes at -1,0,1. Let β = 1/N and apply part (d) to the
polynomial NR so that R, and thus f, can be approximated by a polynomial P with integral coefficients.
*49a.
*49b.
*50a.
*50b.
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10 Banach Spaces
10.1 Introduction
1. Suppose x
n
→ x. Then [ [[x
n
[[ −[[x[[ [ ≤ [[x
n
−x[[ → 0. Hence [[x
n
[[ → [[x[[.
2. The metric ρ(x, y) = [

n
i=1
(x
i
− y
i
)
2
]
1/2
is derived from the norm [[x[[ = (

n
i=1
x
2
i
)
1/2
. The metric
ρ

(x, y) =

n
i=1
[x
i
−y
i
[ is derived from the norm [[x[[

=

n
i=1
[x
i
[. The metric ρ
+
(x, y) = max [x
i
−y
i
[
is derived from the norm [[x[[
+
= max [x
i
[. Now n
−1
[[x[[
+
≤ [[x[[
+
≤ [[x[[

≤ n[[x[[
+
so [[x[[

and [[x[[
+
are equivalent. Also, (

n)
−1
[[x[[
+
≤ [[x[[
+
≤ [[x[[ ≤ (n([[x[[
+
)
2
)
1/2
=

n[[x[[
+
so [[x[[ and [[x[[
+
are
equivalent. Thus [[x[[ and [[x[[

are also equivalent.
3. Consider + as a function from XX into X. Since [[(x
1
+y
1
)−(x
2
+y
2
)[[ ≤ [[x
1
−x
2
[[ +[[y
1
−y
2
[[, +
is continuous. Consider as a function from RX into X. Since [[cx−cy[[ = [c[ [[x−y[[, is continuous.
4. Let M be a nonempty set. Then M ⊂ M +M since m = m+θ for all m, where θ is the zero vector.
Also, M ⊂ λM since m = 1 m for all m. If M is a linear manifold, then M +M ⊂ M and λM ⊂ M for
each λ so M +M = M and λM = M. Conversely, suppose M +M = M and λM = M. Then λx ∈ M
for each λ ∈ R and x ∈ M. Thus also λ
1
x
1
+ λ
2
x
2
∈ M for λ
1
, λ
2
∈ R and x
1
, x
2
∈ M. Hence M is a
linear manifold.
5a. Let ¦M
i
: i ∈ I¦ be a family of linear manifolds and let M =

M
i
. For any λ
1
, λ
2
∈ R and
x
1
, x
2
∈ M, we have x
1
, x
2
∈ M
i
for all i. Since each M
i
is a linear manifold, λ
1
x
1

2
x
2
∈ M
i
for each
i. i.e. λ
1
x
1

2
x
2
∈ M. Hence M is a linear manifold.
5b. Given a set A in a vector space X, X is a linear manifold containing A. Consider the family of
linear manifolds containing A. The intersection ¦A¦ of this family is a linear manifold containing A and
it is the smallest such linear manifold.
5c. Consider the set M of all finite linear combinations of the form λ
1
x
1
+ +λ
n
x
n
with x
i
∈ A. Then
M is a linear manifold containing A. Also, any linear manifold containing A will contain M. Hence M
is the smallest linear manifold containing A. i.e. ¦A¦ = M.
6a. Let M and N be linear manifolds. For λ
1
, λ
2
∈ R, m
1
, m
2
∈ M and n
1
, n
2
∈ N, λ
1
(m
1
+ n
1
) +
λ
2
(m
2
+n
2
) = (λ
1
m
1

2
m
2
) +(λ
1
n
1

2
n
2
) ∈ M +N. Hence M +N is a linear manifold. Note that
M ⊂ M + N and N ⊂ M + N so M + N contains M ∪ N. Also, any manifold containing M ∪ N will
also contain M +N. Hence M +N = ¦M ∪ N¦.
6b. Let M be a linear manifold. For λ
1
, λ
2
∈ R, x
1
, x
2

¯
M and δ > 0, there exist y
1
, y
2
∈ M such that
[[x
1
−y
1
[[ < δ/2λ
1
and [[x
2
−y
2
[[ < δ/2λ
2
(We may assume λ
1
, λ
2
,= 0). Then [[(λ
1
x
1

2
x
2
) −(λ
1
y
1
+
λ
2
y
2
)[[ ≤ [λ
1
[ [[x
1
−y
1
[[ +[λ
2
[ [[x
2
−y
2
[[ < δ. Thus λ
1
x
1

2
x
2

¯
M so
¯
M is a linear manifold.
7. Let P be the set of all polynomials on [0, 1]. Then P ⊂ C[0, 1]. For λ
1
, λ
2
∈ R and p
1
, p
2
∈ P,
λ
1
p
1
+ λ
2
p
2
is still a polynomial on [0, 1] so λ
1
p
1
+ λ
2
p
2
∈ P. Thus P is a linear manifold in C[0, 1].
The set P is not closed in C[0, 1] because by the Weierstrass Approximation Theorem, every continuous
function on [0, 1] can be uniformly approximated by polynomials on [0, 1]. i.e.
¯
P contains a continuous
function that is not a polynomial.
The set of continuous functions f with f(0) = 0 is a closed linear manifold in C[0, 1].
8. Let M be a finite-dimensional linear manifold in a normed vector space X with M = ¦x
1
, . . . , x
n
¦.
Each x ∈ X can be written as a unique linear combination λ
1
x
1
+ + λ
n
x
n
. We may define a norm
[[x[[
1
=

n
i=1

i
[ and see that [[ [[
1
is equivalent to the original norm on X. Thus convergence under the
original norm on X is equivalent to convergence of each sequence of coefficients in R. Let ¸

n
i=1
λ
(k)
i
x
i
)
k
be a sequence in M converging to x ∈ X. Let λ
i
= lim
k
λ
(k)
i
for each i. By continuity of addition and
scalar multiplication, x = lim
k

n
i=1
λ
(k)
i
x
i
=

n
i=1
λ
i
x
i
∈ M. Hence M is closed.
9. Let S = ¦x : [[x[[ < 1¦. Given x ∈ S, let δ = (1 − [[x[[)/2. When [[y − x[[ < δ, we have
[[y[[ ≤ [[y − x[[ + [[x[[ < (1 − [[x[[)/2 + [[x[[ < 1 so y ∈ S. Hence S is open. For any sequence ¸x
n
) in
S that converges to some x, we have [[x
n
[[ → [[x[[ so [[x[[ ≤ 1. Thus
¯
S ⊂ ¦x : [[x[[ ≤ 1¦. On the other
hand, if [[x[[ = 1 and δ > 0, let λ = max(1 −δ/2, 0). Then [[λx[[ ∈ S and [[x −λx[[ = [1 −λ[ < δ. Thus
x ∈
¯
S and ¦x : [[x[[ ≤ 1¦ ⊂
¯
S. Hence
¯
S = ¦x : [[x[[ ≤ 1¦.
10. Define x ≡ y if [[x − y[[ = 0. Then x ≡ x since [[0x[[ = 0[[x[[ = 0. Also, x ≡ y implies
y ≡ x since [[y − x[[ = [[ − (x − y)[[ = [ − 1[ [[x − y[[ = [[x − y[[. Finally, if x ≡ y and y ≡ z, then
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[[x −z[[ ≤ [[x −y[[ +[[y −z[[ = 0 so x ≡ z. Thus ≡ is an equivalence relation. If x
1
≡ y
1
and x
2
≡ y
2
,
then [[(x
1
+ x
2
) − (y
1
+ y
2
)[[ ≤ [[x
1
− y
1
[[ + [[x
2
− y
2
[[ = 0 so x
1
+ x
2
≡ y
1
+ y
2
. If x ≡ y, then
[[cx − cy[[ = [c[ [[x − y[[ = 0 so cx ≡ cy for c ∈ R. Hence ≡ is compatible with addition and scalar
multiplication. If x ≡ y, then [ [[x[[ −[[y[[ [ ≤ [[x −y[[ = 0 so [[x[[ = [[y[[.
Let X
t
be the set of equivalence classes under ≡. Define αx
t
+βy
t
as the (unique) equivalence class which
contains αx + βy for x ∈ x
t
and y ∈ y
t
and define [[x
t
[[ = [[x[[ for x ∈ x
t
. Then X
t
becomes a normed
vector space. The mapping ϕ of X onto X
t
that takes each element of X into the equivalence class to
which it belongs is a homomorphism of X onto X
t
since ϕ(αx +βy) = αx
t
+βy
t
= αϕ(x) +βϕ(y). The
kernel of ϕ consists of the elements of X that belong to the equivalence class containing the zero vector
θ. These are the elements x with [[x[[ = 0.
On the L
p
spaces on [0, 1] we have the pseudonorm [[f[[
p
=
_
_
1
0
[f[
p
_
1/2
. Then f ≡ g if
_
1
0
[f −g[
p
= 0.
i.e. f = g a.e. The kernel of the mapping ϕ consists of the functions that are 0 a.e.
11. Let X be a normed linear space (with norm [[ [[) and M a linear manifold in X. Let [[x[[
1
=
inf
m∈M
[[x − m[[. Since [[x − m[[ ≥ 0 for all x ∈ X and m ∈ M, [[x[[
1
≥ 0 for all x ∈ X. For x, y ∈ X
and ε > 0, there exist m, n ∈ M such that [[x − m[[ < [[x[[
1
+ ε/2 and [[y − m[[ < [[y[[
1
+ ε/2. Then
[[x + y[[
1
≤ [[(x + y) −(m + n)[[ < [[x[[
1
+[[y[[
1
+ ε. Since ε > 0 is arbitrary, [[x + y[[
1
≤ [[x[[
1
+[[y[[
1
.
Also, for x ∈ X and α ∈ R, [[αx[[
1
= inf
m∈M
[[αx −m[[ = [α[ inf
m∈M
[[x −m[[ = [α[ [[x[[
1
. Hence [[ [[
1
is a pseudonorm on X.
Let X
t
be the normed linear space derived from X and the pseudonorm [[ [[
1
using the process in
Q10. The natural mapping ϕ of X onto X
t
has kernel
¯
M since it consists of the elements x with
[[x[[
1
= inf
m∈M
[[x − m[[ = 0. Let O be an open set in X. Take x ∈ O. Then there exists δ > 0 such
that y ∈ O if [[y −x[[
1
< δ. Now if [[z −ϕ(x)[[ < δ, where z = ϕ(y) for some y ∈ X, then [[y −x[[
1
< δ
so y ∈ O and z ∈ ϕ[O]. Hence ϕ[O] is open. i.e. ϕ maps open sets into open sets.
12. Suppose X is complete and M is a closed linear manifold in X. Let ¸ϕ(x
n
)) be an absolutely
summable sequence in X/M. Then

[[ϕ(x
n
)[[ < ∞ so

[[x
n
[[
1
< ∞. Given ε > 0, for each n, there
exists m
n
∈ M such that [[x
n
−m
n
[[ < [[x
n
[[
1
+2
−n
. Then

[[x
n
−m
n
[[ ≤

[[x
n
[[
1
+1 < ∞. Since X
is complete, the sequence ¸x
n
−m
n
) is summable in X, say

(x
n
−m
n
) = x. Now ϕ is continuous since
[[ϕ(x)[[ = [[x[[
1
≤ [[x[[. Also, M is the kernel of ϕ. Thus

ϕ(x
n
) =

ϕ(x
n
−m
n
) = ϕ(

(x
n
−m
n
)) =
ϕ(x) ∈ X/M. Since any absolutely summable sequence in X/M is summable, X/M is complete.
10.2 Linear operators
13. Suppose A
n
→ A and x
n
→ x. Then [[A
n
− A[[ → 0 and [[x
n
− x[[ → 0. Since [[A
n
x
n
− Ax[[ ≤
[[A
n
x
n
−Ax
n
[[ +[[Ax
n
−Ax[[ ≤ [[A
n
−A[[ [[x
n
[[ +[[A[[ [[x
n
−x[[ and [[x
n
[[ is bounded, [[A
n
x
n
−Ax[[ → 0.
i.e. A
n
x
n
→ Ax.
14. Let A be a linear operator and ker A = ¦x : Ax = θ¦. If x, y ∈ ker A and α, β ∈ R, then
A(αx +βy) = αAx +βAy = θ so αx +βy ∈ ker A. Thus ker A is a linear manifold.
Suppose A is continuous. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence in ker A converging to some x. Since A is continuous,
¸Ax
n
) converges to Ax. Now Ax
n
= θ for all n so Ax = θ and x ∈ ker A. Thus ker A is closed.
15a. Let X be a normed linear space and M a closed linear manifold. Let ϕ be the natural homomor-
phism of X onto X/M. Now [[ϕ(x)[[ = [[x[[
1
≤ [[x[[, where [[[[
1
is the pseudonorm in Q11. Thus [[ϕ[[ ≤ 1.
Given ε > 0 and x ∈ X, there exists m ∈ M such that [[x−m[[ < [[x[[
1
+ε = [[ϕ(x)[[+ε = [[ϕ(x−m)[[+ε.
Let y = (x−m)/[[x−m[[. Then 1 = [[y[[ < [[ϕ(y)[[+ε. i.e. [[ϕ(y)[[ > 1−ε. Since [[ϕ[[ = sup
]]x]]=1
[[ϕ(x)[[,
we have [[ϕ[[ > 1 −ε for all ε > 0. Thus [[ϕ[[ ≥ 1.
15b. Let X and Y be normed linear spaces and A a bounded linear operator from X into Y whose kernel
is M. Define a mapping B from X/M into Y by Bx
t
= Ax where x
t
is the equivalence class containing
x. If x
t
= y
t
, then [[x − y[[
1
= 0. Thus for any ε > 0, there exists m ∈ M such that [[x − y − m[[ < ε.
Then [[Ax − Ay[[ = [[A(x − y − m)[[ ≤ [[A[[ε. Since ε > 0 is arbitrary, [[Ax − Ay[[ = 0. i.e. Ax = Ay.
Thus B is well-defined and A = B ◦ ϕ. Furthermore, it is the unique such mapping. If x
t
, y
t
∈ X/M
and α, β ∈ R, then B(αx
t
+βy
t
) = A(αx +βy) = αAx +βAy = αBx
t
+βBy
t
so B is a linear operator.
Also, [[Bx
t
[[ = [[Ax[[ ≤ [[A[[ [[x[[ = [[A[[ [[x − m[[ for all m ∈ M. Thus [[Bx
t
[[ ≤ [[A[[ [[x[[
1
= [[A[[ [[x
t
[[
so [[B[[ ≤ [[A[[ and B is bounded. For any ε > 0, there exists x ∈ X with [[x[[ = 1 and [[Ax[[ > [[A[[ −ε.
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Then [[x
t
[[ ≤ 1 and [[Bx
t
[[ > [[A[[ − ε. Since [[B[[ = sup
]]x

]]≤1
[[Bx
t
[[, we have [[B[[ ≥ [[A[[. Hence
[[A[[ = [[B[[.
16. Let X be a metric space and Y the space of real-valued functions f on X vanishing at a fixed
point x
0
∈ X and satisfying [f(x) − f(y)[ ≤ Mρ(x, y) for some M (depending on f). Define [[f[[ =
sup
]f(x)−f(y)]
ρ(x,y)
. Clearly [[f[[ ≥ 0. Also, [[f[[ = 0 if and only if f(x) = f(y) for all x, y ∈ X if and only if f is
the zero function. Furthermore, [[f+g[[ ≤ [[f[[+[[g[[ since [(f+g)x−(f+g)y[ ≤ [f(x)−f(y)[+[g(x)−g(y)[
and sup A+B ≤ sup A+ sup B. Similarly, [[αf[[ = [α[ [[f[[. Thus [[ [[ defines a norm on Y .
For each x ∈ X, define the functional F
x
by F
x
(f) = f(x). Then F
x
(αf + βg) = αf(x) + βg(x) =
αF
x
(f)+βF
x
(g) so F
x
is a linear functional on Y . Also, [[F
x
(f)[[ = [f(x)[ = [f(x)−f(x
0
)[ ≤ ρ(x, x
0
)[[f[[
so F
x
is bounded. Furthermore, [[F
x
[[ ≤ ρ(x, x
0
) so [[F
x
−F
y
[[ ≤ ρ(x, x
0
) +ρ(y, x
0
) ≤ ρ(x, y). If [[f[[ = 1
and ε > 0, then there exist x, y ∈ X such that
]f(x)−f(y)]
ρ(x,y)
> 1 − ε. i.e. [f(x) − f(y)[ > (1 − ε)ρ(x, y).
Since [[F
x
−F
y
[[ = sup
]]f]]=1
[(F
x
−F
y
)f[ = sup
]]f]]=1
[f(x) −f(y)[ > (1 −ε)ρ(x, y) for all ε > 0, we have
[[F
x
−F
y
[[ ≥ ρ(x, y). Hence [[F
x
−F
y
[[ = ρ(x, y).
Thus X is isometric to a subset of the space Y

of bounded linear operators from Y to R. Since Y

is
complete, the closure of this subset gives a completion of X.
10.3 Linear functionals and the Hahn-Banach Theorem
17. Let f be a linear functional on a normed linear space. If f is bounded, then it is uniformly
continuous and by Q14, its kernel is closed. Conversely, if f is unbounded, then there is a sequence ¸x
n
)
with [[x
n
[[ ≤ 1 for all n and f(x
n
) → ∞. Take x / ∈ ker f and consider y
n
= x − (f(x)/f(x
n
))x
n
. Each
y
n
is in ker f and y
n
→ x. Thus ker f is not closed.
18. Let T be a linear subspace of a normed linear space X and y a given element of X. If y ∈ T, then
inf
t∈T
[[y − t[[ = 0 = sup¦f(y) : [[f[[ = 1, f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T¦. Thus we may assume y / ∈ T. Let
δ = inf
t∈T
[[y − t[[. Then [[y − t[[ ≥ δ for all t ∈ T. There is a bounded linear functional f on X such
that [[f[[ = 1, f(y) = δ and f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T. Thus δ ≤ sup¦f(y) : [[f[[ = 1, f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T¦.
If δ < sup¦f(y) : [[f[[ = 1, f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T¦, then there exists f with [[f[[ = 1 and f(t) = 0 for t ∈ T
such that f(y) > δ so there exists t ∈ T such that f(y) > [[y − t[[. But then [[y − t[[ = [[f[[ [[y − t[[ ≥
f(y − t) = f(y) > [[y − t[[. Contradiction. Thus δ ≥ sup¦f(y) : [[f[[ = 1, f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T¦. Hence
inf
t∈T
[[y −t[[ = sup¦f(y) : [[f[[ = 1, f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T¦.
19. Let T be a linear subspace of a normed linear space X and y an element of X whose distance to T
is at least δ. Let S be the subspace consisting of multiples of y. Define f(λy) = λδ. Then f is a linear
functional on S. Let p(x) = inf
t∈T
[[x − t[[. Then f(λy) = λδ ≤ λp(y) ≤ p(λy). By the Hahn-Banach
Theorem, we may extend f to all of X so that f(x) ≤ p(x) for all x ∈ X. In particular, f(y) = δ and
f(t) = 0 for all t ∈ T. Also, f(x) ≤ p(x) = inf
t∈T
[[x −t[[ ≤ [[x[[ so [[f[[ ≤ 1.
20. Let

be the space of all bounded sequences and let S be the subspace consisting of the constant
sequences. Let G be the Abelian semigroup of operators generated by the shift operator A given by
A[¸ξ
n
)] = ¸ξ
n+1
). If ¸ξ
n
) ∈ S, say ξ
n
= ξ for all n, define f[¸ξ
n
)] = ξ. Then f is a linear functional on
S. Define p[¸ξ
n
)] = limξ
n
. Then f[¸ξ
n
)] = p[¸ξ
n
)] on S. Also, p(A
n
x) = p(x) for all x ∈ X. If ¸ξ
n
) ∈ S,
then A
n
[¸ξ
n
)] = ¸ξ
n
) ∈ S and f(A
n
[¸ξ
n
)]) = f[¸ξ
n
)]. By Proposition 5, there is an extension F of f to a
linear functional on X such that F(x) ≤ p(x) and F(Ax) = F(x) for all x ∈ X.
In particular, F[¸ξ
n
)] ≤ limξ
n
. Also, −F[¸ξ
n
)] = F[¸−ξ
n
)] ≤ lim(−ξ
n
) = −limξ
n
so limξ
n
≤ F[¸ξ
n
)]. By
linearity, F[¸ξ
n

n
)] = F[¸ξ
n
) +¸η
n
)] = F[¸ξ
n
)] +F[¸η
n
)] and F[¸αξ
n
)] = F[α¸ξ
n
)] = αF[¸ξ
n
)]. Finally,
if η
n
= ξ
n+1
, then F[¸η
n
)] = F[A[¸ξ
n
)]] = F[¸ξ
n
)].
(*) The functional F is called a Banach limit and is often denoted by Lim.
*21. Let X be the space of bounded real-valued functions on the unit circle and let S be the subspace
of bounded Lebesgue measurable functions on the unit circle. For s ∈ S, define f(s) =
_
s. Also define
p(x) = inf
x≤s
f(s). Then f is a linear functional on S with f ≤ p on S. Let G consist of the rotations
so that it is an Abelian semigroup of operators on X such that for every A ∈ G we have p(Ax) ≤ p(x)
for x ∈ X while for s ∈ S we have As ∈ S and f(As) = f(s). Then there is an extension of f to a linear
functional F on X such that F(x) ≤ p(x) and F(Ax) = F(x) for x ∈ X. For a subset P of the unit
circle, let µ(P) = F(χ
P
). This will be a rotationally invariant measure on [0, 2π]. Then extend it to the
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bounded subsets of R to get the required set function.
22. Let X be a Banach space. Suppose X

is reflexive. If X is not reflexive, then there is a nonzero
function y ∈ X
∗∗∗
such that y(x
t
) = 0 for all x
t
∈ ϕ[X]. But there exists x

∈ X

such that y = ϕ

(x

).
If x ∈ X, then 0 = y(ϕ(x)) = (ϕ

(x

))(ϕ(x)) = (ϕ(x))(x

) = x

(x). Thus x

= 0 and so y = 0.
Contradiction. Thus X is reflexive. Conversely, suppose X is reflexive. Let x
∗∗∗
∈ X
∗∗∗
. Define x

∈ X

by x

(x) = x
∗∗∗
(ϕ(x)). Then ϕ

(x

)(x
∗∗
) = x
∗∗
(x

) = (ϕ(x))(x

) = x

(x) = x
∗∗∗
(ϕ(x)) = x
∗∗∗
(x
∗∗
).
Thus X

is reflexive.
23a. If x, y ∈ S

and α, β ∈ R, then (αx + βy)(s) = αx(s) + βy(s) = 0 for all s ∈ S so S

is a linear
subspace of X

. Let ¸y
n
) be a sequence in S

that converges to some y ∈ X

. By Q13, for each s ∈ S,
y
n
(s) → y(s). Since y
n
(s) = 0 for all n, we have y(s) = 0. Thus y ∈ S

and S

is closed.
*23b. If x ∈
¯
S, then there is a sequence ¸s
n
) in S converging to x. Let y ∈ S

. Then y(s
n
) = 0 for
all n so y(x) = 0. Thus
¯
S ⊂ S
◦◦
. Suppose there exists x ∈ S
◦◦
¸
¯
S. Then there is a linear functional
f with [[f[[ ≤ 1, f(x) = inf
t∈
¯
S
[[x − t[[ > 0 and f(t) = 0 for t ∈
¯
S. Thus f ∈ (
¯
S)

= S

so f(x) = 0.
Contradiction. Hence S
◦◦
=
¯
S.
23c. Let S be a closed subspace of X and let ϕ : X

→ X

/S

be the natural homomorphism. Define
A : X

→ S

by Ay = y[
S
. Then A is a bounded linear operator with kernel S

. By Q15b, there is a
unique bounded linear operator B : X

/S

→ S

such that A = B ◦ ϕ. By the Hahn-Banach Theorem,
A is onto. Thus so is B. If y[
S
= z[
S
, then y −z ∈ S

so ϕ(y) = ϕ(z) and B is one-to-one. Hence B is
an isomorphism between S

and X

/S

.
23d. Let S be a closed subspace of a reflexive Banach space X. Let ϕ : X → X
∗∗
be the natural
isomorphism and define A : X

→ S

by Ay = y[
S
. Let s
∗∗
∈ S
∗∗
. Then s
∗∗
◦A ∈ X
∗∗
so s
∗∗
◦A = ϕ(x)
for some x ∈ X. If x / ∈ S, then there exists x

∈ X

such that x

(x) > 0 and x

(s) = 0 for s ∈ S.
Then A(x

) = 0 so x

(x) = (ϕ(x))(x

) = (s
∗∗
◦ A)(x

) = 0. Contradiction. Thus x ∈ S. Now for any
s

∈ S

, there exists x

∈ X

such that A(x

) = s

. Then s
∗∗
(s

) = (s
∗∗
◦ A)(x

) = (ϕ(x))(x

) =
x

(x) = s

(x) = (ϕ
S
(x))(s

). i.e. s
∗∗
= ϕ
S
(x). Hence S is reflexive.
24. Let X be a vector space and P a subset of X such that x, y ∈ P implies x +y ∈ P and αx ∈ P for
α > 0. Define a partial order in X by defining x ≤ y to mean y −x ∈ P. A linear functional f on X is
said to be positive (with respect to P) if f(x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ P. Let S be any subspace of X with the
property that for each x ∈ X there is an s ∈ S with x ≤ s. Let f be a positive linear functional on S.
The family of positive linear functionals on S is partially ordered by setting f ≺ g if g is an extension of
f. By the Hausdorff Maximal Principle, there is a maximal linearly ordered subfamily ¦g
α
¦ containing
f. Define a functional F on the union of the domains of the g
α
by setting F(x) = g
α
(x) if x is in the
domain of g
α
. Since the subfamily is linearly ordered, F is well-defined. Also, F is a positive linear
functional extending f. Furthermore, F is a maximal extension since if G is any extension of F, then
g
α
≺ F ≺ G implies that G must belong to ¦g
α
¦ by maximality of ¦g
α
¦. Thus G ≺ F so G = F.
Let T be a proper subspace of X with the property that for each x ∈ X there is a t ∈ T with x ≤ t. We
show that each positive linear functional g on T has a proper extension h. Let y ∈ X ¸ T and let U be
the subspace spanned by T and y. If h is an extension of g, then h(λy +t) = λh(y) +h(t) = λh(y) +g(t).
There exists t
t
∈ T with y ≤ t
t
. i.e. t
t
−y ∈ T. Then λ(t
t
−y) + t ∈ T and g(λ(t
t
−y) + t) ≥ 0. Define
h(y) = g(t
t
−y). Then h(λy +t) = λh(y) +g(t) = g(λ(t
t
−y)) +g(t) = g(λ(t
t
−y) +t) ≥ 0. Thus h is a
proper extension of g. Since F is a maximal extension, it follows that F is defined on X.
*25. Let f be a mapping of the unit ball S = ¦x : [[x[[ ≤ 1¦ into R such that f(αx+βy) = αf(x)+βf(y)
whenever x, y and αx + βy are in S. Define g(x) = [[x[[f(
x
]]x]]
). If [[x[[ ≤ 1, then g(x) = [[x[[
1
]]x]]
f(x) =
f(x). If x, y ∈ X, then g(x + y) = [[x + y[[f(
x+y
]]x+y]]
) = [[x + y[[f(
]]x]]
]]x+y]]
x
]]x]]
+
]]y]]
]]x+y]]
y
]]y]]
) = [[x +
y[[[
]]x]]
]]x+y]]
f(
x
]]x]]
) +
]]y]]
]]x+y]]
f(
y
]]y]]
)] = [[x[[f(
x
]]x]]
) + [[y[[f(
y
]]y]]
) = g(x) + g(y). If α ∈ R and x ∈ X, then
g(αx) = [[αx[[f(
αx
]]αx]]
) = [α[ [[x[[f(
αx
]α] ]]x]]
) = [α[ [[x[[
α
]α]
f(
x
]]x]]
) = αg(x). Thus g is a linear functional on
X extending f.
10.4 The Closed Graph Theorem
26. Let ¸T
n
) be a sequence of continuous linear operators from a Banach space X to a normed vector
space Y . Suppose that for each x ∈ X the sequence ¸T
n
x) converges to a value Tx. Now for each
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x ∈ X there exists M
x
such that [[T
n
x[[ ≤ M
x
for all n. Thus there exists M such that [[T
n
[[ ≤ M
for all n. Given ε > 0, for each x ∈ X, there exists N such that [[T
N
x − Tx[[ < ε. Then [[Tx[[ ≤
[[T
N
x − Tx[[ + [[T
N
x[[ < ε + M[[x[[. Thus [[Tx[[ ≤ M[[x[[ for all x ∈ X. i.e. T is a bounded linear
operator.
27. Let A be a bounded linear transformation from a Banach space X to a Banach space Y , and let M
be the kernel and S the range of A. Suppose S is isomorphic to X/M. Since X is complete and M is
closed, X/M is complete by Q12. Thus X/M is closed and since S is isomorphic to X/M, S is also closed.
Conversely, suppose S is closed. Then since Y is complete, so is S. Let ϕ be the natural homomorphism
from X to X/M. There is a unique bounded linear operator B : X/M → S such that A = B◦ϕ. Since A
and ϕ are onto, so is B. Thus B is an open mapping. It remains to show that B is one-to-one. Suppose
Bx
t
= By
t
. Then x
t
= ϕ(x) and y
t
= ϕ(y) for some x, y ∈ X so B(ϕ(x)) = B(ϕ(y)). Then Ax = Ay so
x −y ∈ M and x
t
= y
t
. Hence B is one-to-one and is thus an isomorphism.
28a. Let S be a linear subspace of C[0, 1] that is closed as a subspace of L
2
[0, 1]. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence
in S converging to f in C[0, 1]. i.e. [[f
n
− f[[

→ 0. Then since [[f
n
− f[[
2
≤ [[f
n
− f[[

, we have
[[f
n
−f[[
2
→ 0. Thus f ∈ S. Hence S is closed as a subspace of C[0, 1].
28b. For any f ∈ S, we have [[f[[
2
= (
_
f
2
)
1/2
≤ (
_
[[f[[
2

)
1/2
= [[f[[

. Since S is closed in both C[0, 1]
and L
2
[0, 1], it is complete in both norms. Thus there exists M such that [[f[[

≤ M[[f[[
2
.
*28c. Let y ∈ [0, 1] and define F(f) = f(y). Then F is a linear functional on L
2
[0, 1]. Also, [F(f)[ =
[f(y)[ ≤ [[f[[

≤ M[[f[[
2
so F is bounded. By the Riesz Representation Theorem, there exists k
y
∈ L
2
such that f(y) = F(f) =
_
k
y
(x)f(x) dx.
*29a. Let Y = C[0, 1] and let X be the subspace of functions which have a continuous derivative. Let A
be the differential operator. Let x
n
(t) = t
n
. Then [[x
n
[[ = 1 and Ax
n
(t) = nt
n−1
so [[Ax
n
[[ = n. Thus
A is unbounded and thus discontinuous. Let x
n
∈ X such that x
n
→ x and x
t
n
= Ax
n
→ y. Since we
have uniform convergence,
_
y =
_
limx
t
n
= lim
_
x
t
n
= x(t) − x(0) so x(t) = x(0) +
_
y. Thus x ∈ X
and Ax = x
t
= y. Hence A has a closed graph.
*29b. Consider A : R → R given by A(x) = 1/x if x ,= 0 and A(0) = 0. Then A is a discontinuous
operator from a Banach space to a normed linear space with a closed graph.
10.5 Topological vector spaces
30a. Let B be a collection of subsets containing θ. Suppose B is a base at θ for a translation invariant
topology. By definition of a base, if U, V ∈ B, there exists W ∈ B such that W ⊂ U ∩ V so (i) holds. If
U ∈ B and x ∈ U, then U −x is open so there exists V ∈ B such that V ⊂ U −x. Then x + V ⊂ U so
(ii) holds.
Conversely, suppose (i) and (ii) hold. Let T = ¦O : x ∈ O ⇒ ∃y ∈ X and U ∈ B such that x ∈ y+U ⊂ O¦.
It follows that T contains ∅ and X, and is closed under union. If x ∈ O
1
∩O
2
, then there exist y
1
, y
2
∈ X
and U
1
, U
2
∈ B such that x ∈ y
i
+U
i
∈ O
i
, i = 1, 2. Now x −y
i
∈ U
i
so by (ii), there exists V
i
∈ B such
that x −y
i
+V
i
⊂ U
i
. i.e. x +V
i
⊂ y
i
+U
i
⊂ O
i
. Now by (i), there exists W ∈ B such that W ⊂ V
1
∩V
2
so x ∈ x + W ⊂ O
1
∩ O
2
. Thus T is closed under finite intersection. If O ∈ T and y ∈ x + O, then
y −x ∈ O so there exists z ∈ X and U ∈ B such that y −x ∈ z +U ⊂ O. Thus y ∈ x+z +U ⊂ x+O so
x + O ∈ T . Hence T is a translation invariant topology. Furthermore, if θ ∈ O, then there exist x ∈ X
and U ∈ B such that θ ∈ x + U ⊂ O. Thus −x ∈ U so there exists V ∈ B such that −x + V ⊂ U. i.e.
V ⊂ x +U. Then θ ∈ V ⊂ O. Thus B is a base at θ.
30b. Let B be a base at θ for a translation invariant topology. Suppose addition is continuous from
XX to X. In particular, addition is continuous at ¸θ, θ). Thus for each U ∈ B, there exists V
1
, V
2
∈ B
such that V
1
+V
2
⊂ U. Take V ∈ B with V ⊂ V
1
∩V
2
. Then V +V ⊂ U. Conversely, suppose (iii) holds.
For x
0
, y
0
∈ X, ¦x
0
+ y
0
+ U : U ∈ B¦ is a base at x
0
+ y
0
. Now for each U ∈ B, pick V ∈ B such that
V +V ⊂ U. If x ∈ x
0
+V and y ∈ y
0
+V , then x +y ∈ x
0
+y
0
+U. Thus addition is continuous from
X X to X.
30c. Suppose scalar multiplication is continuous (at ¸0, θ)) from RX to X. Given U ∈ B and x ∈ X,
there exist ε > 0 and V ∈ B such that β(x + V ) ⊂ U for [β[ < ε. Let α = 2/ε. Then
1
α
(x + V ) ⊂ U so
x +V ⊂ αU. In particular, x ∈ αU.
30d. Let X be a topological vector space and let B be the family of all open sets U that contain θ and
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such that αU ⊂ U for all α with [α[ < 1. If O is an open set containing θ, then continuity of scalar
multiplication implies that there is an open set V containing θ and an ε > 0 such that λV ⊂ O for all
[λ[ < ε. Let U =

]λ]<ε
λV . Then V is open, θ ∈ U ⊂ O, and αU ⊂ U for α with [α[ < 1. Thus B is a
local base for the topology and it satisfies (v) by its definition.
*30e. Suppose B satisfies the conditions of the proposition. By part (a), B is a base at θ for a translation
invariant topology and by part (b), addition is continuous. Given U ∈ B, there exists V ∈ B such that
V + V ⊂ U. Now given x ∈ X, there exists α ∈ R such that x ∈ αV . Let ε = 1/[α[. If [λ[ < min(ε, 1),
then λ(x + V ) ⊂ U since λx ∈ λαV ⊂ V and λV ⊂ V . Thus scalar multiplication is continuous at
¸0, x). Given U ∈ B and α ∈ R, let β be such that 0 < [β[ ≤ 1 and choose n such that [β[
−n
> [α[. Let
ε = [β[
n
−[α[. Now when [λ −α[ < ε, we have [λ[ < [β[
−n
since [α[ = max(α, −α). Then β
n
U ∈ B and
λβ
n
U ⊂ U. Thus scalar multiplication is continuous at ¸α, θ). Now given U ∈ B, there exists V ∈ B
such that V +V ⊂ U.
Since scalar multiplication is continuous at ¸0, x) and ¸α, θ), given α
0
∈ R and x
0
∈ X, there exist ε > 0
and W, W
t
∈ B such that α(x
0
+ W) ⊂ V when [α[ < ε and αW
t
⊂ V when [α − α
0
[ < ε. Then
αx − α
0
x
0
= α(x − x
0
) + (α − α
0
)x
0
∈ V + V ⊂ U when [α − α
0
[ < ε and x ∈ x
0
+ W
t
. Hence scalar
multiplication is continuous from R X to X.
30f. Suppose X is T
1
. If x ,= θ and x ∈

¦U ∈ B¦, then any open set containing θ will also contain x.
Contradiction. Hence (vi) holds. Conversely, suppose (vi) holds. Given two distinct points x and y, there
exists U ∈ B such that x−y / ∈ U. Also, there exists V ∈ B such that V +V ⊂ U. If (x+V )∩(y+V ) ,= ∅,
then x −y ∈ V −V . By (v), −V ⊂ V so x −y ∈ V +V ⊂ U. Contradiction. Thus x +V and y +V are
disjoint open sets separating x and y so X is Hausdorff.
(*) Proof of Proposition 14
31a. Suppose a linear transformation f from one topological vector space X to a topological vector
space Y is continuous at one point. We may assume f is continuous at the origin. Let O be an open set
containing the origin in Y . There exists an open set U containing the origin in X such that f[U] ⊂ O.
Since f is linear, for any x ∈ X, f[x +U] = f(x) +f[U] ⊂ f(x) +O. Hence f is uniformly continuous.
*31b. Let f be a linear functional on a topological vector space X. Suppose f is continuous. Let I be
a bounded open interval containing 0. There exists an open set O containing the origin in X such that
f[O] ⊂ I. Thus f[O] ,= R. Conversely, suppose there is a nonempty open set O such that f[O] ,= R.
Take x ∈ O. Then O −x is an open neighbourhood of θ so there is an open neighbourhood U of θ such
that U ⊂ O −x and αU ⊂ U for α with [α[ < 1. Now f[U] ,= R and αf[U] = f[αU] ⊂ f[U] if [α[ < 1 so
f[U] is a bounded interval. Thus f is continuous at θ and thus continuous everywhere.
32. Let X be a topological vector space and M a closed linear subspace. Let ϕ be the natural homo-
morphism of X onto X/M, and define a topology on X/M by taking O to be open if and only if ϕ
−1
[O]
is open in X. Clearly, ϕ is continuous. If U is open in X, then ϕ
−1
[ϕ[U]] =

m∈M
(m + U), which is
open so ϕ[U] is open. Now let O be an open set containing x
t
+ y
t
∈ X/M. Then ϕ
−1
[O] is an open
set containing x + y ∈ X. There exist open sets U and V containing x and y respectively such that
U + V ⊂ ϕ
−1
[O]. Since ϕ is open, ϕ[U] and ϕ[V ] are open sets containing x
t
and y
t
respectively. Then
ϕ[U] +ϕ[V ] ⊂ ϕ[ϕ
−1
[O]] = O. Thus addition is continuous from X/MX/M to X/M. Now let O be an
open set containing cx
t
∈ X/M. Then ϕ
−1
[O] is an open set containing cx ∈ X. There exist open sets
U and V containing c and x respectively such that UV ⊂ ϕ
−1
[O]. Since ϕ is open, ϕ[V ] is an open set
containing x
t
. Then Uϕ[V ] ⊂ ϕ[ϕ
−1
[O]] = O. Thus scalar multiplication is continuous from R X/M
to X/M. Hence X/M is a topological vector space.
33a. Suppose X is finite dimensional topological vector space. Let x
1
, . . . , x
n
be a vector space basis of X
and let e
1
, . . . , e
n
be the standard basis of R
n
. Define a linear map ϕ of R
n
to X so that ϕ(

n
i=1
a
i
e
i
) =

n
i=1
a
i
x
i
. Then ϕ is one-to-one and thus onto. If a sequence ¸

a
(j)
i
e
i
) in R
n
converges to

a
i
e
i
,
then ¸a
(j)
i
) converges to a
i
for each i. Since addition and scalar multiplication are continuous on X, the
sequence ¸

a
(j)
i
x
i
) converges to

a
i
x
i
. Thus ϕ is continuous.
33b. Suppose X is Hausdorff. Let S and B be the subsets of R
n
defined by S = ¦y : [[y[[ = 1¦ and
B = ¦y : [[y[[ < 1¦. Since S is compact and ϕ is continuous, ϕ[S] is compact in X and thus closed. Then
X ¸ ϕ[S] is open.
33c. Let B be a base at θ satisfying the conditions of Proposition 14. Since X ¸ ϕ[S] is an open set
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containing θ, there exists U ∈ B such that U ⊂ X ¸ ϕ[S]. Furthermore, αU ⊂ U for each [α[ < 1 by
condition (v) of Proposition 14.
33d. Suppose u = ϕ(y) ∈ U for some y with [[y[[ > 1. Then
1
]]y]]
< 1 so
1
]]y]]
u ∈ U but
1
]]y]]
u =
1
]]y]]
ϕ(y) = ϕ(
y
]]y]]
) where [[
y
]]y]]
[[ = 1 so
1
]]y]]
u ∈ ϕ[S]. Contradiction. Hence U ⊂ ϕ[B]. Thus ϕ[B] is
open and ϕ
−1
is continuous.
(*) Proof of Proposition 15.
34. Let M be a finite dimensional subspace of a Hausdorff topological vector space X. If x / ∈ M, let N
be the finite dimensional subspace spanned by x and M. Then N has the usual topology so x is not a
point of closure of M. Hence M is closed.
35. Let A be a linear mapping of a finite dimensional Hausdorff vector space X into a topological vector
space Y . The range of A is a finite dimensional subspace of Y so it has the usual topology. If x
n
→ x in
X where x
n
=

a
(n)
i
e
i
and x =

a
i
e
i
, then a
(n)
i
→ a
i
for each i. Since the range of A has the usual
topology, Ax
n
=

a
(n)
i
Ae
i


a
i
Ae
i
= Ax. Hence A is continuous.
*36. Let A be a linear mapping from a topological vector space X to a finite dimensional topological
space Y . If A is continuous, then its kernel M is closed by Q14. Conversely, suppose M is closed. There
is a unique linear mapping B : X/M → Y such that A = B ◦ ϕ where ϕ : X → X/M is the natural
homomorphism, which is a continuous open map by Q32. Then ker ϕ is closed and ϕ is an open map so
X/M is a Hausdorff topological vector space. Furthermore, B is one-to-one and Y is finite dimensional
so X/M is finite dimensional. By Q35, B is continuous. Hence A is continuous.
*37. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff vector space. Let V be a neighbourhood of θ with
¯
V compact
and αV ⊂ V for each α with [α[ < 1. The set ¦x+
1
3
V : x ∈
¯
V ¦ is an open cover of
¯
V so
¯
V can be covered
by a finite number of translates x
1
+
1
3
V, . . . , x
n
+
1
3
V . To show that x
1
, . . . , x
n
span X, it suffices to
show that they span V . Let x ∈ V . Then x = x
k
1
+
1
3
u
1
for some k
1
∈ ¦1, . . . , n¦ and u
1
∈ U. Now
1
3
U
is covered by
1
3
(x
1
+
1
3
V ), . . . ,
1
3
(x
n
+
1
3
V ) so x = x
k
1
+
1
3
x
k
2
+
1
9
u
2
. Continuing in this way, we have
x ∈ x
k
1
+
1
3
x
k
2
+ +
1
3
r−2
x
k
r
+
1
3
r
U for each r. Let y
r
= x
k
1
+
1
3
x
k
2
+ +
1
3
r−2
x
k
r
. Then y
r
is in the
span of S, which is finite dimensional and thus closed by Q34.
Now for each y ∈
¯
V , there exists ε
y
> 0 and an open neighbourhood U
y
of y such that δU
y
⊂ V whenever
[δ[ < ε
y
since scalar multiplication is continuous at ¸0, y). The open sets U
y
cover
¯
V so
¯
V ⊂ U
y
1
∪ ∪U
y
n
.
Then δ
¯
V ⊂ V whenever [δ[ < min
1≤k≤n
ε
y
k
.
Choose N such that δ
0
¯
V ⊂ V whenever [δ
0
[ < 3
−N
. Let δ > 0 be given. Choose M such that
3
−M
δ
−1
< 3
−N
. When m ≥ M, we have 3
−m
δ
−1
< 3
−N
so 3
−m
δ
−1
¯
V ⊂ V . i.e. 3
−m
¯
V ⊂ δV . Thus
x − y
m
∈ δV for m ≥ M. Thus x − y
m
→ θ and y
m
→ x. Hence x is in the span of S. It follows that
x
1
, . . . , x
n
span X so X is finite dimensional.
10.6 Weak topologies
38a. Suppose x
n
→ x weakly. Then f(x
n
) → f(x) for each f ∈ X

. Thus [f(x
n
)[ ≤ C
f
for each f ∈ X

and each n. Now let ϕ : X → X
∗∗
be the natural homomorphism so that ϕ(x
n
)(f) = f(x
n
). Then
[ϕ(x
n
)(f)[ ≤ C
f
for each f ∈ X

and each n. Since X

is a Banach space, ¸[[ϕ(x
n
)[[) is bounded but
[[ϕ(x
n
)[[ = [[x
n
[[ so ¸[[x
n
[[) is bounded.
*38b. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence in
p
, 1 < p < ∞, and let x
n
= ¸ξ
m,n
)

m=1
. Suppose ¸x
n
) converges
weakly to x = ¸ξ
m
). By part (a), ¸[[x
n
[[) is bounded. Each bounded linear functional F on
p
is given by
F(x
n
) =

m
ξ
m,n
η
m
for some ¸η
m
) ∈
q
. Conversely, taking the m-th term to be 1 and the remaining
terms to be 0 gives a sequence ¸η
m
) ∈
q
so that F(x
n
) =

ξ
m,n
η
m
= ξ
m,n
is a bounded linear functional
on
p
. Thus ¸F(x
n
)) converges to F(x). i.e. ¸ξ
m,n
)

m=1
converges to ξ
m
.
Conversely, suppose ¸[[x
n
[[) is bounded and for each m we have ξ
m,n
→ ξ
m
. Then [[x
n
[[ ≤ C and
[[x[[ ≤ C for some C. Let F ∈ (
p
)

=
q
. Let e
n
be the sequence having 1 as the n-th term and
0 elsewhere. Then span¦e
n
¦ is dense in
q
so there exists ¸F
n
) with F
n
∈ span¦e
n
¦ and F
n
→ F.
Given ε > 0, there exists N such that [[F
N
− F[[ < ε/3C. Since F
N
∈ span¦e
n
¦ and ξ
m,n
→ ξ
m
for each n, there is an M such that [F
N
(x
n
) − F
N
(x)[ < ε/3 for n ≥ M. Thus for n ≥ M, we have
[F(x
n
) − F(x)[ ≤ [F(x
n
) − F
N
(x
n
)[ + [F
N
(x
n
) − F
N
(x)[ + [F
N
(x) − F(x)[ < ε. Hence ¸x
n
) converges
weakly to x.
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38c. Let ¸x
n
) be a sequence in L
p
[0, 1], 1 < p < ∞. Suppose ¸[[x
n
[[) is bounded and ¸x
n
) converges to
x in measure. By Corollary 4.19, every subsequence of ¸x
n
) has in turn a subsequence that converges
a.e. to x. By Q6.17, every subsequence of ¸x
n
) has in turn a subsequence ¸x
n
k
j
) such that for each
y ∈ L
q
[0, 1] we have
_
x
n
k
j
y →
_
xy. Now for each bounded linear functional F on L
p
[0, 1], we have
F(x) =
_
xy for some y ∈ L
q
[0, 1]. Thus every subsequence of ¸x
n
) has in turn a subsequence ¸x
n
k
j
)
such that F(x
n
k
j
) → F(x). By Q2.12, F(x
n
) → F(x). Hence ¸x
n
) converges weakly to x.
38d. Let x
n
= nχ
[0,1/n]
for each n. Then x
n
→ 0 and [[x
n
[[
1
= 1 for all n. In particular, ¸x
n
) is
a sequence in L
1
[0, 1] converging to 0 in measure. Let y = χ
[0,1]
∈ L

[0, 1]. Then F(x) =
_
xy is a
bounded linear functional on L
1
[0, 1] and F(0) = 0 while F(x
n
) = [[x
n
[[
1
= 1 for each n so F(x
n
) does
not converge to F(0). Hence ¸x
n
) does not converge weakly to 0.
(*) See Q6.17
38e. In
p
, 1 < p < ∞, let x
n
be the sequence whose n-th term is one and whose remaining terms are
zero. For any bounded linear functional F on
p
, there exists ¸y
n
) ∈
q
such that F(x
n
) = y
n
. Then
F(x
n
) = y
n
→ 0 since ¸y
n
) ∈
q
. Thus x
n
→ 0 in the weak topology. If ¸x
n
) converges in the strong
topology, then it must converge to 0 but [[x
n
[[
p
= 1 for all n so it does not converge to 0 and thus does
not converge in the strong topology.
38f. Let x
n
be as in part (e), and define y
n,m
= x
n
+ nx
m
. Let F = ¦y
n,m
: m > n¦. Note that
the distance between any two points in F is at least 1 so there are no nonconstant sequences in F that
converge in the strong topology. Any sequence in F that converges must be a constant sequence so its
limit is in F. Hence F is strongly closed.
38g. Let F be as in part (f). The sets ¦x : [f
i
(x)[ < ε, i = 1, . . . , n¦ where ε > 0 and f
1
, . . . , f
n
∈ (
p
)

form a base at θ for the weak topology. Given ε > 0 and f
1
, . . . , f
n
∈ (
p
)

, f
i
(y
m,n
) is of the form
ξ
i
n
+ nξ
i
m
where ¸ξ
i
n
) ∈
q
. Choose n such that [ξ
i
n
[ < ε/2 for all i. Then choose m > n such that

i
m
[ < ε/2n for all i. Then [f
i
(y
m,n
)[ ≤ [ξ
i
n
[ + n[ξ
i
m
[ < ε. Thus F ∩ ¦x : [f
i
(x)[ < ε, i = 1, . . . , n¦ ,= ∅
and θ is a weak closure point of F.
Suppose ¸z
k
) = ¸y
m
k
,n
k
) = ¸x
n
k
+ n
k
x
m
k
) is a sequence from F that converges weakly to zero. Given
ε > 0 and ¸ξ
n
) ∈
q
, there exists N such that [ξ
n
k
+ n
k
ξ
m
k
[ < ε for k ≥ N. Suppose ¦m
k
¦ is bounded
above. Then some m is repeated infinitely many times. Let ξ
m
= 1 and ξ
n
= 0 otherwise. For each N
there exists k ≥ N such that m
k
= m so [ξ
n
k
+ n
k
ξ
m
k
[ = [n
k
[ ≥ 1. Thus ¦m
k
¦ is not bounded above
and we may assume the sequence ¸m
k
) is strictly increasing. Now suppose ¦n
k
¦ is bounded above. Then
some n is repeated infinitely many times. Let ξ
n
= 1 and ξ
m
= 0 otherwise. For each N there exists
k ≥ N such that n
k
= n so [ξ
n
k
+ n
k
ξ
m
k
[ = 1. Thus ¦n
k
¦ is not bounded above and we may assume
the sequence ¸n
k
) is strictly increasing. Now let ξ
m
k
= 1/n
k
for each k and ξ
m
= 0 if m ,= m
k
for any
k. Then ¸ξ
n
) ∈
q
and [ξ
n
k
+n
k
ξ
m
k
[ ≥ 1 for all k. Contradiction. Hence there is no sequence ¸z
k
) from
F that converges weakly to zero.
38h. The weak topology of
1
is the weakest topology such that all functionals in (
1
)

=

are
continuous. A base at θ is given by the sets ¦x ∈
1
: [f
i
(x)[ < ε, i = 1, . . . , n¦ where ε > 0 and
f
1
, . . . , f
n


. A net ¸(x
(α)
n
)) in
1
converges weakly to (x
n
) ∈
1
if and only if

n
x
(α)
n
y
n
converges
to

n
x
n
y
n
for each (y
n
) ∈

.
If a net ¸(x
(α)
n
)) in
1
converges weakly to (x
n
) ∈
1
, then for each n, taking (y
n
) ∈

where y
n
= 1 and
y
m
= 0 for m ,= n, we have x
(α)
n
converging to x
n
for each n.
If the net ¸(x
(α)
n
)) in
1
is bounded, say by M, and x
(α)
n
converges to x
n
for each n, then

n
[x
n
[ ≤

n
[x
(α)
n
−x
n
[+

n
[x
(α)
n
[ ≤ M so (x
n
) ∈
1
. If (y
n
) ∈

, then [

n
(x
(α)
n
−x
n
)y
n
[ ≤ [[(y
n
)[[

n
[x
(α)
n

x
n
[ → 0 so

n
x
(α)
n
y
n
converges to

n
x
n
y
n
and ¸(x
(α)
n
)) converges weakly to (x
n
).
For k ∈ N, let (x
(k)
n
) ∈
1
where x
(k)
k
= k and x
(k)
n
= 0 if n ,= k. Then the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) is not
bounded and x
(k)
n
converges to 0 for each n. However, taking (y
n
) ∈

where y
n
= 1 for all n, we have

n
x
(k)
n
y
n
= k, which does not converge to 0 so ¸(x
(k)
n
)) does not converge weakly to θ.
The weak* topology on
1
as the dual of c
0
is the weakest topology such that all functionals in ϕ[c
0
] ⊂

are continuous. A base at θ is given by the sets ¦f ∈
1
: [f(x
i
)[ < ε, i = 1, . . . , n¦ where ε > 0 and
x
1
, . . . , x
n
∈ c
0
. A net ¸(x
(α)
n
)) in
1
is weak* convergent to (x
n
) ∈
1
if and only if

n
x
(α)
n
y
n
converges
67
to

n
x
n
y
n
for all (y
n
) ∈ c
0
.
Using the same arguments as above and replacing

by c
0
, we see that if a net ¸(x
(α)
n
)) in
1
is weak*
convergent to (x
n
) ∈
1
, then x
(α)
n
converges to x
n
for each n. We also see that if the net is bounded
and x
(α)
n
converges to x
n
, then the net is weak* convergent to (x
n
).
For k ∈ N, let (x
(k)
n
) ∈
1
where x
(k)
k
= k and x
(k)
n
= 0 if n ,= k. Then the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) is not
bounded and x
(k)
n
converges to 0 for each n. However, taking (y
n
) ∈ c
0
where y
n
= 1/n for all n, we
have

n
x
(k)
n
y
n
= 1, which does not converge to 0 so ¸(x
(k)
n
)) is not weak* convergent to θ.
39a. Let X = c
0
, T =
1
and T
0
the set of sequences with finitely many nonzero terms, which is dense
in
1
. Consider the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) in c
0
where x
(k)
k
= k
2
and x
(k)
n
= 0 if n ,= k. For any sequence
(y
n
) ∈ T
0
, we have

n
x
(k)
n
y
n
= k
2
y
k
→ 0. Thus the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) converges to zero in the weak
topology generated by T
0
. Now if the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) converges in the weak topology generated by T,
the weak limit must then be zero. Let (z
n
) be the sequence in T where z
n
= 1/n
2
for each n. Then

n
x
(k)
n
z
n
= 1. Thus the sequence ¸(x
(k)
n
)) does not converge in the weak topology generated by T.
Hence T and T
0
generate different weak topologies for X.
Now suppose S is a bounded subset of X. We may assume that S contains θ. Let T be a set of functionals
in X

and let T
0
be a dense subset of T (in the norm topology on X

). Note that in general, the weak
topology generated by T
0
is weaker than the weak topology generated by T. A base at θ for the weak
topology on S generated by T is given by the sets ¦x ∈ S : [f
i
(x)[ < ε, i = 1, . . . , n¦ where ε > 0 and
f
1
, . . . , f
n
∈ T. A set in a base at θ for the weak topology on S generated by T
0
is also in a base at θ
for the weak topology generated by T. Suppose x ∈ S so that [[x[[ ≤ M and [f
i
(x)[ < ε for some ε > 0
and f
1
, . . . , f
n
∈ T. For each i, there exists g
i
∈ T
0
such that [[f
i
− g
i
[[ < ε/2M. If [g
i
(x)[ < ε/2 for
i = 1, . . . , n, then [f
i
(x)[ ≤ [f
i
(x) − g
i
(x)[ + [g
i
(x)[ ≤ [[f
i
− g
i
[[ [[x[[ + [g
i
(x)[ < ε for i = 1, . . . , n. Thus
any set in a base at θ for the weak topology on S generated by T contains a set in a base at θ for the
weak topology generated by T
0
. Hence the two weak topologies are the same on S.
*39b. Let S

be the unit sphere in the dual X

of a separable Banach space X. Let ¦x
n
¦ be a countable
dense subset of X. Then ¦ϕ(x
n
)¦ is a countable dense subset of ϕ[X]. By part (a), ¦ϕ(x
n
)¦ generates
the same weak topology on S

as ϕ[X]. i.e. ¦ϕ(x
n
)¦ generates the weak* topology on S

. Now define
ρ(f, g) =

2
−n
]f(x
n
)−g(x
n
)]
1+]f(x
n
)−g(x
n
)]
. Then ρ is a metric on S

. Furthermore ρ(f
n
, f) → 0 if and only if
[f
n
(x
k
) −f(x
k
)[ → 0 for each k (see Q7.24a) if and only if [ϕ(x
k
)(f
n
) −ϕ(x
k
)(f)[ → 0 for each k if and
only if f
n
→ f in the weak* topology. Hence S

is metrizable.
40. Suppose X is a weakly compact set. Every x

∈ X

is continuous so x

[X] is compact in R, and
thus bounded, for each x

∈ X

. For each x ∈ X and x

∈ X

, there is a constant M
x
∗ such that
[ϕ(x)(x

)[ = [x

(x)[ ≤ M
x
∗. Thus ¦[[ϕ(x)[[ : x ∈ X¦ is bounded. Since [[ϕ(x)[[ = [[x[[ for each x, we
have ¦[[x[[ : x ∈ X¦ is bounded.
41a. Let S be the linear subspace of C[0, 1] given in Q28 (S is closed as a subspace of L
2
[0, 1]. Suppose
¸f
n
) is a sequence in S such that f
n
→ f weakly in L
2
. By Q28c, for each y ∈ [0, 1], there exists
k
y
∈ L
2
such that for all f ∈ S we have f(y) =
_
k
y
f. Now
_
f
n
k
y

_
fk
y
for each y ∈ [0, 1] since
k
y
∈ L
2
= (L
2
)

. Thus f
n
(y) → f(y) for each y ∈ [0, 1].
41b. Suppose ¸f
n
) is a sequence in S such that f
n
→ f weakly in L
2
. By Q38a, ¸[[f
n
[[
2
) is bounded.
By Q28b, there exists M such that [[f[[

≤ M[[f[[
2
for all f ∈ S. In particular, [[f
n
[[

≤ M[[f
n
[[
2
for
all n. Hence ¸[[f
n
[[

) is bounded. Now ¸f
2
n
) is a sequence of measurable functions with [f
n
[
2
≤ M
t
on
[0, 1] and f
2
n
(y) → f
2
(y) for each y ∈ [0, 1] as a consequence of part (a). By the Lebesgue Convergence
Theorem, [[f
n
[[
2
2
→ [[f[[
2
2
and so [[f
n
[[
2
→ [[f[[
2
. By Q6.16, f
n
→ f strongly in L
2
.
*41c. Since L
2
is reflexive and S is a closed linear subspace, S is a reflexive Banach space by Q23d. By
Alaoglu’s Theorem, the unit ball of S
∗∗
is weak* compact. Then the unit ball of S is weakly compact
since the weak* topology on S
∗∗
induces the weak topology on S when S is regarded as a subspace of
S
∗∗
. By part (b), the unit ball of S is compact. Thus S is locally compact Hausdorff so by Q37, S is
finite dimensional.
68
10.7 Convexity
42. Let A be a linear operator from the vector space X to the vector space Y . Let K be a convex set in
X. If x, y ∈ X and 0 ≤ λ ≤ 1, then λAx+(1 −λ)Ay = A(λx) +A((1 −λ)y) = A(λx+(1 −λ)y) ∈ A[X].
Thus A[X] is a convex set in Y . Let K
t
be a convex set in Y . If x, y ∈ A
−1
[K
t
], then Ax, Ay ∈ K
t
so if
0 ≤ λ ≤ 1, then λAx+(1−λ)Ay ∈ K
t
. Now λAx+(1−λ)Ay = A(λx+(1−λ)y) so λx+(1−λ)y ∈ A
−1
[K
t
].
Thus A
−1
[K
t
] is a convex set in X. By using the linearity of A, it can be shown that a similar result
holds when “convex set” is replaced by “linear manifold”.
Define the linear operator A : R
2
→R by A(¸x, y)) = x+y. Take the non-convex set ¦¸0, 1), ¸1, 0)¦ ⊂ R
2
.
Its image under A is the conves set ¦1¦ ⊂ R.
43. Let K be a convex set in a topological vector space. Let x, y ∈
¯
K and 0 ≤ λ ≤ 1. Let O be an open
set containing λx+(1−λ)y. Since addition and scalar multiplication are continuous, there are open sets
U and V containing x and y respectively, as well as ε > 0, such that µU +ηV ⊂ O whenever [µ−λ[ < ε
and [η −(1 −λ)[ < ε. Now there exist x
t
∈ K∩U and y
t
∈ K∩V . Then λx
t
+(1 −λ)y
t
∈ K∩O. Hence
λx + (1 −λ)y ∈
¯
K and
¯
K is convex.
44a. Let x
0
be an interior point of a subset K of a topological vector space X. There is an open set
O such that x
0
∈ O ⊂ K. Let x ∈ X. By continuity of addition at ¸x
0
, θ), there exists an open set U
containing θ such that x
0
+ U ⊂ O. By continuity of scalar multiplication at ¸0, x), there exists ε > 0
such that λx ∈ U whenever [λ[ < ε. Thus x
0
+λx ∈ O ⊂ K whenever [λ[ < ε and x
0
is an internal point
of K.
44b. In R, a convex set must be an interval and an internal point must not be an endpoint of the
interval so it is an interior point. In R
n
for n ≥ 2, let ¦e
i
: i = 1, . . . , n¦ be the standard basis.
Suppose x = ¸x
1
, . . . , x
n
) is an internal point of a convex set K. For each i, there exists ε
i
> 0 such
that x + λe
i
∈ K if [λ[ < ε
i
. Let ε = min
1≤i≤n
ε
i
. If [λ[ < ε, then x + λe
i
∈ K for all i. Now
suppose [[y − x[[ < ε/n. Then [y
i
− x
i
[ < ε/n for all i so x + n(y
i
− x
i
)e
i
∈ K for all i. Note that
y =

n
i=1
1
n
(x +n(y
i
−x
i
)e
i
), which belongs to K since K is convex. Thus there is an open ball centred
at x and contained in K so x is an interior point of K.
*44c. Consider K = B
¸0,1),1
∪ B
¸0,−1),1
∪ ¦¸x, 0) : [x[ < 1¦ ⊂ R
2
. Then ¸0, 0) is an internal point of K
but not an interior point.
44d. Suppose a convex set K in a topological vector space has an interior point x. Let y be an internal
point of K. There exists ε > 0 such that y+
ε
2
(y−x) ∈ K. Now there is an open set O such that x ∈ O ⊂
K. Let λ = ε/2. Then y =
λ
1+λ
x+
1
1+λ
[y +λ(y −x)] ∈
λ
1+λ
O+
1
1+λ
[y +λ(y −x)] ⊂
λ
1+λ
K +
1
1+λ
K ⊂ K.
Since
λ
1+λ
O +
1
1+λ
[y +λ(y −x)] is an open neighbourhood of y contained in K, y is an interior point of
K.
*44e. Let X be a topological vector space that is of second Baire category with respect to itself. Suppose
a closed convex subset K of X has an internal point y. Let X
n
= ¦x ∈ X : y+tx ∈ C for all t ∈ [0, 1/n]¦.
Each X
n
is a closed subset of X since addition and scalar multiplication are continuous and C is closed.
Now X =

X
n
so some X
n
has an interior point x. Then x ∈ O ⊂ X
n
for some open set O. Thus
y +
1
n
x ∈ y +
1
n
O ⊂ C so y +
1
n
x is an interior point of C.
(*) Assumption of convexity not necessary?
45. Let K be a convex set containing θ and suppose that x is an internal point of K. Since x is an
internal point, there exists ε > 0 such that x + µx ∈ K for [µ[ < ε. Choose λ such that 0 < λ < 1 and
(1 −λ)
−1
x ∈ K. Note that 0 < 1 −λ < 1. For y ∈ K, x +λy = (1 −λ)[(1 −λ)
−1
x] +λy ∈ K since K is
convex.
46. Let ^ be a family of convex sets (containing θ) in a vector space X. Suppose ^ satisfies (i), (ii)
and (iii). To show that the translates of sets in ^ form a base for a topology that makes X into a locally
convex topological vector space, it suffices to show that ^ is a base at θ. If N
1
, N
2
∈ ^, there is an
N
3
∈ ^ with N
3
⊂ N
1
∩ N
2
. Thus condition (i) of Proposition 14 is satisfied. If N ∈ ^ and x ∈ N,
then x is internal. By Q45, there exists λ with 0 < λ < 1 and x + λN ⊂ N. Note that λN ∈ ^.
Thus condition (ii) of Proposition 14 is satisfied. If N ∈ ^, then
1
2
N +
1
2
N ⊂ N. Note that
1
2
N ∈ ^.
Thus condition (iii) of Proposition 14 is satisfied. If N ∈ ^ and x ∈ X, then λx ∈ N for some λ ∈ R
since θ ∈ N and θ is internal. Now x ∈
1
λ
N so condition (iv) of Proposition 14 is satisfied. If N ∈ ^
and 0 < [α[ < 1, then αN ⊂ N since θinN and N is convex. Also, αN ∈ ^. Thus condition (v) of
69
Proposition 14 is satisfied. Hence ^ is a base at θ for a topology that makes X into a (locally convex)
topological vector space.
Conversely, if X is a locally convex topological vector space, then there is a base for the topology
consisting of convex sets. Consider the family ^ consisting of all sets N in the base containing θ
together with αN for 0 < [α[ < 1. Then ^ is a base at θ. If N ∈ ^, then each point of N is interior
and thus internal by Q. If N
1
, N
2
∈ ^, there is an N
3
∈ ^ with N
3
⊂ N
1
∩N
2
since N
1
∩N
2
is an open
set containing θ. Condition (iii) is satisfied by the definition of ^.
(*) Proof of Proposition 21.
*47.
48a. In L
p
[0, 1], 1 < p < ∞, suppose [[x[[ = 1. If x = λy + (1 − λ)z with [[y[[ ≤ 1 and [[z[[ ≤ 1, then
1 = [[x[[ = [[λy +(1−λ)z[[ ≤ λ[[y[[ +(1−λ)[[z[[ ≤ 1 so equality holds in the Minkowski inequality. Thus
λy and (1 −λ)z are collinear. i.e. λy = α(1 −λ)z for some α. Also, [[y[[ = [[z[[ = 1. Then y = z. Hence
x is an extreme point of the unit sphere S = ¦x : [[x[[ ≤ 1¦.
(*) Note that an extreme point of the unit sphere of any normed space must have norm one. Otherwise
if 0 < [[x[[ < 1, then x = [[x[[
x
]]x]]
+ (1 −[[x[[)θ so x cannot be an extreme point of the unit sphere.
*48b.
*48c. Let x ∈ L
1
[0, 1] with [[x[[ = 1. Choose t ∈ [0, 1] such that
_
t
0
[x(t)[ dt =
1
2
. Define y(s) = 2x(s)
if s ≤ t and y(s) = 0 otherwise. Also define z(s) = 2x(s) if s ≥ t and z(s) = 0 otherwise. Now
y, z ∈ L
1
[0, 1], [[y[[ = [[z[[ = 1 and x =
1
2
(y + z) so x is not an extreme point of the unit sphere. Since
any point with norm one in L
1
[0, 1] is not an extreme point of the unit sphere, the unit sphere has no
extreme points.
48d. If L
1
[0, 1] is the dual of some normed space, then its unit sphere is weak* compact and convex so
it has extreme points, contradicting part (c). Hence L
1
[0, 1] is not the dual of any normed space.
48e. For 1 < p < ∞, every ¸x
i
) with [[¸x
i
)[[ = 1 is an extreme point of the unit sphere of
p
by a similar
argument as in part (a).
Let ¸x
i
) ∈
1
with [[¸x
i
)[[ = 1. We may assume [x
1
[ ≥ [x
2
[ > 0. Let y
1
= (sgn x
1
)([x
1
[ − [x
2
[) and
y
2
= 2x
2
. Also, let z
1
= x
1
+ (sgn x
1
)[x
2
[ and z
2
= 0. Then y
1
+ z
1
= 2x
1
and y
2
+ z
2
= 2x
2
. Also,
[y
1
[+[y
2
[ = [x
1
[+[x
2
[ and [z
1
[+[z
2
[ ≤ [x
1
[+[x
2
[. For i > 2, define y
i
= z
i
= x
i
. Then ¸x
i
) =
1
2
(¸y
i
)+¸z
i
))
with ¸y
i
), ¸z
i
) ∈ S. Thus the unit sphere in
1
has no extreme points.
Let ¸x
i
) ∈

with [x
i
[ = 1 for all i. If 1 = x
i
= λy
i
+ (1 − λ)z
i
with [y
i
[ ≤ 1, [z
i
[ ≤ 1 and 0 < λ < 1,
then y
i
= z
i
= 1. Similarly, if −1 = x
i
= λy
i
+ (1 − λ)z
i
with [y
i
[ ≤ 1, [z
i
[ ≤ 1 and 0 < λ < 1, then
y
i
= z
i
= −1. Thus ¸x
i
) is an extreme point of the unit sphere in

. If [x
N
[ < 1 for some N, then define
y
i
= x
i
+
1−]x
i
]
2
and z
i
= x
i

1−]x
i
]
2
for all i so that ¸x
i
) =
1
2
(¸y
i
) + ¸z
i
)). Furthermore, ¸y
i
), ¸z
i
) ∈ S.
Hence the extreme points of the unit sphere in

are those ¸x
i
) with [x
i
[ = 1 for all i.
*48f. The constant functions ±1 are extreme points of the unit sphere in C(X) where X is a compact
Hausdorff space. Let f ∈ C(X) with [[f[[ = 1 and suppose [f(x
0
)[ < 1 for some x
0
∈ X. Fix ε > 0
such that 0 < [f(x
0
)[ − ε and [f(x
0
)[ + ε < 1. Let A = ¦x : [f(x)[ = [f(x
0
)[¦ and B = ¦x : [f(x)[ ∈
[0, f(x
0
) −ε] ∪ [f(x
0
) +ε, 1]¦. Then A and B are disjoint closed subsets of the compact Hausdorff (and
thus normal) space X so by Urysohn’s Lemma, there exists g ∈ C(X) such that 0 ≤ g ≤ ε, g ≡ 0 on
B and g ≡ ε on A. Now [[f + g[[ ≤ 1, [[f − g[[ ≤ 1 and f =
1
2
[(f + g) + (f − g)]. Thus f is not an
extreme point of the unit sphere in C(X). Hence the extreme points of the unit sphere are those f where
[f(x)[ = 1 for all x ∈ X and by continuity, these are the constant functions ±1.
The only extreme points of the unit sphere in C[0, 1] are the constant functions ±1. If C[0, 1] is the dual of
some normed space, then its unit sphere is a weak* compact convex set so by the Krein-Milman Theorem,
it is the closed convex hull of its extreme points and contains only constant functions. Contradiction.
Hence C[0, 1] is not the dual of any normed space.
49a. Let X be the vector space of all measurable real-valued functions on [0, 1] with addition and
scalar multiplication defined in the usual way. Define σ(x) =
_
1
0
]x(t)]
1+]x(t)]
dt. Since
]x(t)+y(t)]
1+]x(t)+y(t)]
=
1 −
1
1+]x(t)+y(t)]
≤ 1 −
1
1+]x(t)]+]y(t)]
=
]x(t)]+]y(t)]
1+]x(t)]+]y(t)]

]x(t)]
1+]x(t)]
+
]y(t)]
1+]y(t)]
, we have σ(x +y) ≤ σ(x) +σ(y).
By defining ρ(x, y) = σ(x −y), we have a metric for X.
49b. Suppose x
n
→ x in measure. Given ε > 0, there exists N such that for all n ≥ N we have m¦t :
70
[x
n
(t) −x(t)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2. Then for n ≥ N, ρ(x
n
, x) =
_
1
0
]x
n
(t)−x(t)]
1+]x
n
(t)−x(t)]
dt ≤
_
¦t:]x
n
(t)−x(t)]≥ε/2]
1 dt +
_
¦t:]x
n
(t)−x(t)]<ε/2]
[x
n
(t) − x(t)[ dt < ε. Thus x
n
→ x in the metric ρ. Conversely, suppose ¸x
n
)
does not converge to x in measure. There exists ε > 0 such that for all N there is n ≥ N with
m¦t : [x
n
(t) −x(t)[ ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε. Thus there is a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) such that m¦t : [x
n
k
(t) −x(t)[ ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε
for all k. Now ρ(x
n
k
, x) =
_
1
0
]x
n
k
(t)−x(t)]
1+]x
n
k
(t)−x(t)]
dt ≥
_
¦]x
n
k
−x]≥ε]
]x
n
k
(t)−x(t)]
1+]x
n
k
(t)−x(t)]
dt ≥
ε
2
1+ε
for all k so the
subsequence ¸x
n
k
) does not converge to x in the metric ρ. Hence ¸x
n
) does not converge to x in the
metric ρ.
49c. Let ¸x
n
) be Cauchy in the metric ρ. Suppose ¸x
n
) is not Cauchy in measure. There exists
ε > 0 such that for all N there is n, m ≥ N with m¦t : [x
n
(t) − x
m
(t)[ ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε. Thus there is
a subsequence ¸x
n
k
) such that m¦t : [x
n
2k−1
(t) − x
n
2k
(t)[ ≥ ε¦ ≥ ε for all k. Now ρ(x
n
2k−1
, x
n
2k
) =
_
1
0
]x
n
2k−1
(t)−x
n
2k
(t)]
1+]x
n
2k−1
(t)−x
n
2k
(t)]
dt ≥
_
¦]x
n
2k−1
−x
n
2k
]≥ε]
]x
n
2k−1
(t)−x
n
2k
(t)]
1+]x
n
2k−1
(t)−x
n
2k
(t)]
dt ≥
ε
2
1+ε
for all k so the subsequence
¸x
n
k
) is not Cauchy in the metric ρ. Contradiction. Hence ¸x
n
) is Cauchy in measure. By Q4.25, ¸x
n
)
converges in measure and by part (b), it converges in the metric ρ. Hence X is a complete metric space.
49d. Given ε > 0, let δ = ε/2. When τ(¸x, y), ¸x
t
, y
t
)) < δ, we have ρ(x, x
t
) < δ and ρ(y, y
t
) < δ. Now
ρ(x +y, x
t
+y
t
) = σ(x −x
t
+y −y
t
) ≤ σ(x −x
t
) +σ(y −y
t
) = ρ(x, x
t
) +ρ(y, y
t
) < ε. Hence addition is
a continuous mapping of X X into X.
49e. Given a ∈ R, x ∈ X and ε > 0, by Q3.23a, there exists M such that [x[ ≤ M except on a set of
measure less than ε/3. Let δ = min(1, ε/3([a[ +1), ε/3M). When τ(¸a, x), ¸c, x
t
)) < δ, we have [c−a[ < δ
and ρ(x, x
t
) < δ. Now ρ(ax, cx
t
) =
_
1
0
]ax(t)−cx

(t)]
1+]ax(t)−cx

(t)]
dt ≤
_
1
0
]a−c] ]x(t)]
1+]a−c] ]x(t)]
dt +
_
1
0
]c] ]x(t)−x

(t)]
1+]c] ]x(t)−x

(t)]
dt <
Mδ +ε/3 + ([a[ +δ)δ < ε. Hence scalar multiplication is a continuous mapping of R X to X.
49f. Given x ∈ X and ε > 0, there is a step function s such that [x − s[ < ε/2 except on a set of
measure less than ε/2. i.e. m¦t : [x(t) − s(t)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2. Now ρ(x, s) =
_
1
0
]x(t)−s(t)]
1+]x(t)−s(t)]
dt =
_
¦]x−s]<ε/2]
]x(t)−s(t)]
1+]x(t)−s(t)]
dt +
_
¦]x−s]≥ε/2]
]x(t)−s(t)]
1+]x(t)−s(t)]
dt <
_
1
0
ε/2 dt +
_
¦]x−s]≥ε/2]
1 dt < ε. Hence the
set of step functions is dense in X.
*49g.
49h. By parts (d) and (e), X is a topological vector space. Since there are no nonzero continuous linear
functionals on X by part (g), X cannot be locally convex.
49i. Let s be the space of all sequences of real numbers and define σ(¸ξ
v
)) =

2
−v

v
]
1+]ξ
v
]
.
Analogues of parts (a) and (c) follow from Q7.24. The analogue of part (d) follows from the same
argument as above. For the analogue of part (e), suppose a ∈ R, ¸ξ
v
) ∈ s and ε > 0 are given.
Let δ = min(1, ε/2[a[, ε/2(σ(¸ξ
v
)) + 1)). When τ(¸a, ¸ξ
v
)), ¸c, ¸η
v
))) < δ, we have [c − a[ < δ and
σ(¸ξ
v
) − ¸η
v
)) < δ. Now σ(a¸ξ
v
) − c¸η
v
)) =

2
−v
]aξ
v
−cη
v
]
1+]aξ
v
−cη
v
]


2
−v
]a] ]ξ
v
−η
v
]
1+]a] ]ξ
v
−η
v
]
+

2
−v
]a−c] ]η
v
]
1+]a−c] ]η
v
]
=
[a[σ(¸ξ
v
) −¸η
v
)) +[a −c[σ(¸η
v
)) < [a[δ +(σ(¸ξ
v
)) +δ)δ < ε. Hence scalar multiplication is a continuous
mapping of R s into s.
Let f be a continuous linear functional on s. For each v, let e
v
be the sequence where the v-th entry
is 1 and all other entries are 0. Now any sequence ¸ξ
v
) ∈ s can be expressed as

ξ
v
e
v
so f(¸ξ
v
)) =
f(

ξ
v
e
v
) =

ξ
v
f(e
v
) since f is continuous and linear. Since the series converges for each sequence
¸ξ
v
), there exists N such that f(e
v
) = 0 for v > N. Thus f(¸ξ
v
)) =

N
v=1
ξ
v
f(e
v
).
10.8 Hilbert space
50. Suppose x
n
→ x and y
n
→ y. Then there exists M such that [[x
n
[[ ≤ M for all n. Given ε > 0,
choose N such that [[y
n
− y[[ < ε/2M and [[x
n
− x[[ < ε/2[[y[[ for n ≥ N. Now [(x
n
, y
n
) − (x, y)[ ≤
[(x
n
, y
n
−y)[ +[(x
n
−x, y)[ ≤ [[x
n
[[ [[y
n
−y[[ +[[x
n
−x[[ [[y[[ < ε for n ≥ N. Hence (x
n
, y
n
) → (x, y).
*51a. The use of trigonometric identities shows that ¦
1


,
cos vt

π
,
sin vt

π
¦ is an orthonormal system for
L
2
[0, 2π]. Suppose x ∈ L
2
[0, 2π] such that (x,
cos vt

π
) = 0 and (x,
sin vt

π
) = 0 for all v. Let ε > 0. By Propo-
sition 6.8 and Q9.42, there is a finite Fourier series ϕ = a
0
+

N
n=1
a
n
cos nt +

N
n=1
b
v
sin nt such that
[[x−ϕ[[ < ε. Now [[ϕ[[
2
= (ϕ, ϕ) = 2πa
2
0

N
n=1
(a
2
n
+b
2
n
) and

v
[(ϕ, ϕ
v
)[
2
= 2πa
2
0
+

N
n=1
((
a
n

π
π)
2
+
(
b
n

π
π)
2
) so [[ϕ[[
2
=

v
[(ϕ, ϕ
v
)[
2
. Thus there exists M such that [ [[ϕ[[
2


n
v=−n
[(ϕ, ϕ
v
)[
2
[ < ε
2
71
for n ≥ M. Now [[ϕ −

n
v=−n
(ϕ, ϕ
v

v
[[
2
= [[ϕ[[
2


n
v=−n
[(ϕ, ϕ
v
)[
2
< ε
2
for n ≥ M. Also,
[[

n
v=−n
(ϕ, ϕ
v

v


n
v=−n
(x, ϕ
v

v
[[
2
=

n
v=−n
[(ϕ − x, ϕ
v
)[
2
≤ [[ϕ − x[[
2
< ε
2
for n ≥ M. Thus
[[x −

n
v=−n
(x, ϕ
v

v
[[ ≤ [[x −ϕ[[ +[[ϕ−

n
v=−n
(ϕ, ϕ
v

v
[[ +[[

n
v=−n
(ϕ−x, ϕ
v

v
[[ < 3ε for n ≥ M.
Hence x =

v
(x, ϕ
v

v
and [[x[[
2
=

v
[(x, ϕ
v
)[
2
= 0 so x = 0. Hence ¦
1


,
cos vt

π
,
sin vt

π
¦ is a complete
orthonormal system for L
2
[0, 2π].
51b. By part (a) and Proposition 27, every function in L
2
[0, 2π] is the limit in mean (of order 2) of its
Fourier series. i.e. the Fourier series converges to the function in L
2
[0, 2π].
52a. Let x ∈ H and let ¦ϕ
v
¦ be an orthonormal system. Note that ¦v : a
v
,= 0¦ =

n
¦v : a
v
≥ 1/n¦.
By Bessel’s inequality, we have

v
[a
v
[
2
≤ [[x[[
2
< ∞ so ¦v : a
v
≥ 1/n¦ is finite for each n. Hence
¦v : a
v
,= 0¦ is countable.
*52b. Let H be a Hilbert space and ¦ϕ
v
¦ a complete orthonormal system. By part (a), only countably
many Fourier coefficients a
v
are nonzero so we may list them as a sequence ¸a
v
). By Bessel’s inequality,

v
[a
v
[
2
≤ [[x[[
2
< ∞ so given ε > 0, there exists N such that


v=N+1
[a
v
[
2
< ε
2
. For m > n ≥ N, we
have [[

m
v=n
a
v
ϕ
v
[[
2
=

m
v=n
[a
2
v
< ε
2
so the sequence of partial sums is Cauchy in H and thus converges
in H. i.e.

v
a
v
ϕ
v
∈ H. Now (x −

v
a
v
ϕ
v
, ϕ
v
) = (x, ϕ
v
) − a
v
= 0 for all v so x −

v
a
v
ϕ
v
= 0. i.e.
x =

v
a
v
ϕ
v
.
If a complete orthonormal system in H is countable, say ¸ϕ
v
), then x =

v
a
v
ϕ
v
and x is a cluster point
of the set of linear combinations of ϕ
v
, which contains the countable dense set of linear combinations of
ϕ
v
with rational coefficients so H is separable. Thus a complete orthonormal system in a non-separable
Hilbert space is uncountable.
*52c. Let f be a bounded linear functional on H. Let K = ker f. Since f is continuous, K is a closed
linear subspace of H. We may assume K

,= ¦0¦ so there exists x
0
∈ K

with f(x
0
) = 1. Define
y = x
0
/[[x
0
[[
2
. Then 0 = (x −f(x)x
0
, x
0
) = (x, x
0
) −f(x)[[x
0
[[
2
for all x ∈ H. i.e. f(x) = (x, y) for all
x ∈ H. If y
t
∈ H such that (x, y) = (x, y
t
) for all x ∈ H, then y − y
t
∈ H

. In particular, [[y − y
t
[[
2
=
(y −y
t
, y −y
t
) = 0 so y = y
t
. This proves the uniqueness of y. Since [f(x)[ = [(x, y)[ ≤ [[x[[ [[y[[, we have
[[f[[ ≤ [[y[[. Furthermore, since f(y/[[y[[) = (y/[[y[[, y) = [[y[[, we have [[f[[ = [[y[[.
52d. Let H be an infinite dimensional Hilbert space. If ¦ϕ
v
¦ is a complete orthonormal system in
H, then the set of finite linear combinations of ϕ
v
is a dense subset of H. Now if [¦ϕ
v
¦[ = n, then
[¦finite linear combinations of ϕ
v
¦[ = nℵ
0
= n so there is a dense subset of H with cardinality n. If
S is a dense subset of H, then for each ϕ
v
, there exists x
v
∈ S with [[x
v
− ϕ
v
[[ < 1/

2. If v ,= u,
then [[x
v
− x
u
[[ ≥ [[ϕ
v
− ϕ
u
[[ − [[x
v
− ϕ
v
[[ − [[x
u
− ϕ
u
[[ >

2 − 1/

2 − 1/

2 = 0 so x
v
,= x
u
. Thus
[S[ ≥ [¦ϕ
v
¦[. Hence the number of elements in a complete orthonormal system in H is the smallest
cardinal n such that there is a dense subset of H with n elements. Furthermore, this proves that every
complete orthonormal system in H has the same number of elements.
*52e. Suppose two Hilbert spaces H and H
t
are isomorphic with an isomorphism Φ : H → H
t
. If
¦ϕ
v
¦ is a complete orthonormal system in H, then ¦Φ(ϕ
v
)¦ is a complete orthonormal system in H
t
.
Similarly for Φ
−1
. Thus dimH = dimH
t
. Conversely, suppose dimH = dimH
t
. Let c be a complete
orthonormal system in H. Consider the Hilbert space
2
(c) = ¦(f : c → R) :

e∈L
[f(e)[
2
< ∞¦. If
x ∈ H, define ˆ x : c →R by ˆ x(e) = (x, e). Then

e∈L
[ˆ x(e)[
2
=

e∈L
[(x, e)[
2
= [[x[[
2
< ∞ so ˆ x ∈
2
(c).
Furthermore, [[x[[ = [[ˆ x[[. Define Φ : H →
2
(c) by Φ(x) = ˆ x. Then Φ is a linear isometry. Now the
range of Φ contains functions f such that f(e) = 0 for all but finitely many e ∈ c and is closed since Φ
is an isometry. Hence Φ is an isomorphism. If T is a complete orthonormal system in H
t
, then [c[ = [T[
so
2
(c) and
2
(T) must be isomorphic. Hence H and H
t
are isomorphic.
*52f. Let A be a nonempty set and let
2
(A) = ¦(f : A → R) :

a∈A
[f(a)[
2
< ∞¦. Then
2
(A) is a
Hilbert space with (f, g) =

a∈A
f(a)g(a). For each a ∈ A, let χ
a
be the characteristic function of ¦a¦.
Then χ
a

2
(A) for each a ∈ A. Furthermore ¦χ
a
: a ∈ A¦ is a complete orthonormal system in
2
(A).
Thus dim
2
(A) = [¦χ
a
: a ∈ A¦[ = [A[. Hence there is a Hilbert space of each dimension.
53a. Let P be a subset of H. Suppose y
n
∈ P

and y
n
→ y. Then for each x ∈ P, we have
(x, y
n
) → (x, y). Since (x, y
n
) = 0 for each n, we have (x, y) = 0 so y ∈ P

. Thus P

is closed. If
a, b ∈ R and y, z ∈ P

, then for each x ∈ P, we have (ay +bz, x) = a(y, x) +b(z, x) = 0 so ay +bz ∈ P

and P

is a linear manifold.
*53b. If x ∈ P, then (x, y) = 0 for all y ∈ P

. Thus P
⊥⊥
is a closed linear manifold containing
P. Suppose P ⊂ Q where Q is a closed linear manifold. Then Q

⊂ P

and P
⊥⊥
⊂ Q
⊥⊥
. Now
72
if Q is a proper subset of Q
⊥⊥
, pick x ∈ Q
⊥⊥
¸ Q. Then there exists y
0
∈ Q such that [[x − y
0
[[ =
inf¦[[x − y[[ : y ∈ Q¦ = δ. Let z = x − y
0
. For any a ∈ R and y
1
∈ Q, we have δ
2
≤ [[z − ay
1
[[
2
=
[[z[[
2
− 2a(z, y
1
) + a
2
[[y
1
[[
2
= δ
2
− 2a(z, y
1
) + a
2
[[y
1
[[
2
so a
2
[[y
1
[[
2
− 2a(z, y
1
) ≥ 0. Thus 4(z, y
1
)
2
≤ 0
and it follows that (z, y
1
) = 0. i.e. z⊥Q. Thus z ∈ Q
⊥⊥
∩ Q

so z = 0 i.e. x = y
0
∈ Q. Contradiction.
Hence Q = Q
⊥⊥
so P
⊥⊥
⊂ Q.
53c. Let M be a closed linear manifold. Given x ∈ H, there exists y ∈ M such that x − y⊥M. Then
x = y + z where z = x − y ∈ M

. If x = y + z = y
t
+ z
t
where y, y
t
∈ M and z, z
t
∈ M

, then
y −y
t
= z −z
t
so y −y
t
, z −z
t
∈ M∩M

. Hence y = y
t
and z = z
t
. Furthermore [[x[[
2
= (y +z, y +z) =
[[y[[
2
+[[z[[
2
+ 2(y, z) = [[y[[
2
+[[z[[
2
since z⊥y.
54. Let ¸x
n
) be a bounded sequence of elements in a separable Hilbert space H. Suppose [[x
n
[[ ≤ M for
all n and let ¸ϕ
n
) be a complete orthonormal system in H. Now [(x
n
, ϕ
1
)[ ≤ M for all n so there is a sub-
sequence ¸(x
n
k
, ϕ
1
)) that converges. Then [(x
n
k
, ϕ
2
)[ ≤ M for all k so there is a subsequence ¸(x
n
k
l
, ϕ
2
))
that converges. Furthermore, ¸(x
n
k
l
, ϕ
1
)) also converges. Continuing the process, we obtain the diagonal
sequence ¸x
n
n
) such that ¸(x
n
n
, ϕ
k
)) converges for any k. For any bounded linear functional f on H,
there is a unique y ∈ H such that f(x) = (x, y) for all x ∈ H. Furthermore, y =

k
(y, ϕ
k

k
. Now
(x
n
n
, y) = (x
n
n
,

k
(y, ϕ
k

k
) =

k
(x
n
n
, ϕ
k
)(y, ϕ
k
). Since ¸(x
n
n
, ϕ
k
)) converges for each k, ¸(x
n
n
, y))
converges. i.e. ¸x
n
) has a subsequence which converges weakly.
55. Let S be a subspace of L
2
[0, 1] and suppose that there is a constant K such that [f(x)[ ≤ K[[f[[
for all x ∈ [0, 1]. If ¸f
1
, . . . , f
n
) is any finite orthonormal sequence in S, then for any a
1
, . . . , a
n
∈ R,
we have (

n
i=1
a
i
f
i
(x))
2
≤ K
2
[[

n
i=1
a
i
f
i
[[
2
= K
2
(

n
i=1
a
i
f
i
,

n
i=1
a
i
f
i
) = K
2

n
i=1
a
2
i
for all x ∈ [0, 1].
Fix x ∈ [0, 1]. For each i, let a
i
=
f
i
(x)

n
i=1
f
i
(x)
2
. Then (

n
i=1
a
i
f
i
(x))
2
=

n
i=1
f
i
(x)
2
and

n
i=1
a
2
i
= 1.
Thus

n
i=1
f
i
(x)
2
≤ K
2
for all x ∈ [0, 1] and n =

n
i=1
[[f
i
[[
2
=
_
1
0
(

n
i=1
f
i
(x)
2
) ≤
_
1
0
K
2
= K
2
. Hence
the dimension of S is at most K
2
.
11 Measure and Integration
11.1 Measure spaces
1. Let ¦A
n
¦ be a collection of measurable sets. Let B
1
= A
1
and B
k
= A
k
¸

k−1
n=1
A
n
for k > 1.
Then ¦B
n
¦ is a collection of pairwise disjoint measurable sets such that

A
n
=

B
n
. Now µ(

A
k
) =
µ(

B
k
) =

µ(B
k
) = lim
n

n
k=1
µ(B
k
) = lim
n
µ(

n
k=1
B
k
) = lim
n
µ(

n
k=1
A
k
).
2a. Let ¦(X
α
, B
α
, µ
α
)¦ be a collection of measure spaces, and suppose that the sets ¦X
α
¦ are disjoint.
Define X =

X
α
, B = ¦B : ∀α B ∩ X
α
∈ B
α
¦ and µ(B) =

µ
α
(B ∩ X
α
). Now ∅ ∈ B since
∅ ∩ X
α
= ∅ ∈ B
α
for all α. If B ∈ B, then B ∩ X
α
∈ B
α
for all α so B
c
∩ X
α
= X
α
¸ (B ∩ X
α
) ∈ B
α
for all α. Thus B
c
∈ B. If ¸B
n
) is a sequence in B, then for each n, B
n
∩ X
α
∈ B
α
for all α so

B
n
∩ X
α
=

(B
n
∩ X
α
) ∈ B
α
for each α. Thus

B
n
∈ B. Hence B is a σ-algebra.
2b. µ(∅) =

µ
α
(∅ ∩ X
α
) =

µ
α
(∅) = 0. For any sequence of disjoint sets B
i
∈ B, we have
µ(

B
i
) =

µ
α
(

B
i
∩ X
α
) =

α

i
µ
α
(B
i
∩ X
α
) =

i

α
µ
α
(B
i
∩ X
α
) =

i
µ(B
i
). Hence µ is a
measure.
2c. Suppose that all but a countable number of the µ
α
are zero and the remainder are σ-finite. Let
¸µ
n
) be the countably many µ
α
that are nonzero and σ-finite. Then for each n, X
n
=

k
X
n,k
where
X
n,k
∈ B
n
and µ
n
(X
n,k
) < ∞. In particular, X
n,k
∈ B for all n, k. Let A = ¦α : µ
α
is zero¦. Then
X =

n
X
n


α∈A
X
α
=

n,k
X
n,k


α∈A
X
α
. Since

α∈A
X
α
∩ X
α
= X
α
∈ B
α
if α ∈ A and

α∈A
X
α
∩ X
α
= ∅ ∈ B
α
if α / ∈ A, we have

α∈A
X
α
∈ B. Also, µ(

α∈A
X
α
) =

µ
α
(

α∈A
∩X
α
) =

α∈A
µ
α
X
α
= 0 < ∞. Hence µ is σ-finite.
Conversely, suppose µ is σ-finite. Then X =

n
Y
n
where Y
n
∈ B and µ(Y
n
) < ∞ for each n. We
may assume that the Y
n
are disjoint. Now for each n,

µ
α
(Y
n
∩ X
α
) = µ(Y
n

α
X
α
) = µ(Y
n
) < ∞
so ¦α : µ
α
(Y
n
∩ X
α
) > 0¦ is countable. Thus

n
¦α : µ
α
(Y
n
∩ X
α
) > 0¦ is countable. For each α,
µ
α
(X
α
) = µ
α
(X
α


n
Y
n
) =

n
µ
α
(X
α
∩ Y
n
). If µ
α
(X
α
) > 0, then µ
α
(X
α
∩ Y
n
) > 0 for some n.
Hence ¦α : µ
α
(X
α
) > 0¦ is countable. i.e. all but a countable number of the µ
α
are zero. Furthermore,
X
α
=

n
(X
α
∩ Y
n
) where X
α
∩ Y
n
∈ B
α
and µ
α
(X
α
∩ Y
n
) ≤

µ
α
(X
α
∩ Y
n
) = µ(Y
n
) < ∞ for each n.
Hence the remaining µ
α
are σ-finite.
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(*) Union of measure spaces
3a. Suppose E
1
, E
2
∈ B and µ(E
1
∆E
2
) = 0. Then µ(E
1
¸ E
2
) = µ(E
2
¸ E
1
) = 0. Hence µ(E
1
) =
µ(E
1
¸ E
2
) +µ(E
1
∩ E
2
) = µ(E
2
¸ E
1
) +µ(E
1
∩ E
2
) = µ(E
2
).
3b. Suppose µ is complete, E
1
∈ B and µ(E
1
∆E
2
) = 0. Then E
2
¸ E
1
∈ B since E
2
¸ E
1
⊂ E
1
∆E
2
.
Also, E
1
∩ E
2
= E
1
¸ (E
1
¸ E
2
) ∈ B. Hence E
2
= (E
2
¸ E
1
) ∪ (E
1
∩ E
2
) ∈ B.
4. Let (X, B, µ) be a measure space and Y ∈ B. Let B
Y
consist of those sets of B that are contained
in Y . Set µ
Y
E = µE if E ∈ B
Y
. Clearly ∅ ∈ B
Y
. If B ∈ B
Y
, then B ∈ B and B ⊂ Y . Thus Y ¸ B ∈ B
and Y ¸ B ⊂ Y so Y ¸ B ∈ B
Y
. If ¸B
n
) is a sequence of sets in B
Y
, then B
n
∈ B and B
n
⊂ Y for all n.
Thus

B
n
∈ B and

B
n
⊂ Y so

B
n
∈ B
Y
. Furthermore, µ
Y
(∅) = µ(∅) = 0 and if ¸B
n
) is a sequence
of disjoint sets in B
Y
, then µ
Y
(

B
n
) = µ(

B
n
) =

µ(B
n
) =

µ
Y
(B
n
). Hence (Y, B
Y
, µ
Y
) is a
measure space.
(*) Restriction of measure to measurable subset
5a. Let (X, B) be a measurable space. Suppose µ and ν are measures defined on B and define the set
function λE = µE +νE on B. Then λ(∅) = µ(∅) +ν(∅) = 0. Also, if ¸E
n
) is a sequence of disjoint sets
in B, then λ(

E
n
) = µ(

E
n
) +ν(

E
n
) =

µE
n
+

νE
n
=

λE
n
. Hence λ is also a measure.
*5b. Suppose µ and ν are measures on B and µ ≥ ν. Note that µ −ν is a measure when restricted to
measurable sets with finite ν-measure. Define λ(E) = sup
F⊂E,ν(F)<∞
(µ(F)−ν(F)). Clearly λ(∅) = 0. If
E
1
, E
2
∈ Bwith E
1
∩E
2
= ∅, then for any F ⊂ E
1
∪E
2
with ν(F) < ∞, we have µ(F)−ν(F) = (µ−ν)(F∩
E
1
)+(µ−ν)(F ∩E
2
) ≤ λ(E
1
)+λ(E
2
). Thus λ(E
1
∪E
2
) ≤ λ(E
1
)+λ(E
2
). On the other hand, if F
1
⊂ E
1
and F
2
⊂ E
2
with ν(F
1
), ν(F
2
) < ∞, we have (µ−ν)(F
1
) +(µ−ν)(F
2
) = (µ−ν)(F
1
∪F
2
) ≤ λ(E
1
∪E
2
).
Thus λ(E
1
) +λ(E
2
) ≤ λ(E
1
∪ E
2
). Hence λ is finitely additive.
Now suppose ¸E
n
) is a sequence of disjoint sets in B. If F ⊂

E
n
with ν(F) < ∞, then (µ −ν)(F) =

(µ − ν)(F ∩ E
n
) ≤

λ(E
n
). Thus λ(

E
n
) ≤

λ(E
n
). On the other hand, for any N, we have

N
n=1
λ(E
n
) = λ(

N
n=1
E
n
) ≤ λ(

E
n
). Thus

λE
n
≤ λ(

E
n
). Hence λ is countably additive.
If ν(E) = ∞, then µ(E) = ∞ so ν(E) + λ(E) = µ(E) and if ν(E) < ∞, then ν(E) + λ(E) = ν(E) +
(µ(E) −ν(E)) = µ(E). Hence µ = ν +λ.
5c. Suppose µ = ν + η for some measure η. If ν is finite, then η = µ − ν = λ. Suppose ν is σ-
finite. Then X =

X
n
where X
n
∈ B and ν(X
n
) < ∞ for each n. We may assume that the X
n
are disjoint. Now for any set E ∈ B, we have η(E ∩ X
n
) = λ(E ∩ X
n
) since ν(E ∩ X
n
) < ∞. Then
η(E) = η(

(E ∩ X
n
)) =

η(E ∩ X
n
) =

λ(E ∩ X
n
) = λ(

(E ∩ X
n
)) = λ(E). Hence λ in part (b) is
the unique such measure.
*5d. If µ = ν + λ = ν + λ
t
, then λ(F) = λ
t
(F) for any set F with ν(F) < ∞. Given E ∈ B, for any
F ⊂ E with ν(F) < ∞, we have µ(F) − ν(F) = λ(F) = λ
t
(F) ≤ λ
t
(E). Hence λ(E) ≤ λ
t
(E) and λ in
part (b) is the smallest such measure.
6a. Let µ be a σ-finite measure so X =

X
n
where µ(X
n
) < ∞ for each n. For any measurable set E
of infinite measure, we have ∞ = µ(

(E ∩ X
n
)) = lim
k
µ(

k
n=1
(E ∩ X
n
)). Thus for any N, there exists
k such that N < µ(

k
n=1
(E ∩ X
n
)) < ∞. Hence µ is semifinite.
6b. Given a measure µ, define µ
1
(E) = sup
F⊂E,µ(F)<∞
µ(F). Then µ
1
(∅) = µ(∅) = 0. If ¸E
n
) is
a sequence of disjoint measurable sets, then for any F ⊂

E
n
with µ(F) < ∞, we have µ(F) =

µ(F ∩ E
n
) ≤

µ
1
(E
n
). Thus µ
1
(

E
n
) ≤

µ
1
(E
n
). Conversely, if F
1
⊂ E
1
and F
2
⊂ E
2
with
µ(F
1
), µ(F
2
) < ∞, then µ(F
1
) +µ(F
2
) = µ(F
1
∪F
2
) ≤ µ
1
(E
1
∪E
2
) so µ
1
(E
1
) +µ
1
(E
2
) ≤ µ
1
(E
1
∪E
2
). It
follows that for any k,

k
n=1
µ
1
(E
n
) ≤ µ
1
(

k
n=1
E
n
) ≤ µ
1
(

E
n
). Thus

µ
1
(E
n
) ≤ µ
1
(

E
n
). Hence
µ
1
is a measure. Furthermore, if µ
1
(E) = ∞, then for any N, there exists F ⊂ E with N < µ(F) < ∞.
Then N < µ
1
(F) < ∞. Hence µ
1
is semifinite.
Now define µ
2
(E) = sup
F⊂E,µ
1
(F)<∞
(µ(F) − µ
1
(F)). Then µ
2
is a measure (c.f. Q5b). If µ(F) < ∞
for all F ⊂ E with µ
1
(F) < ∞, then µ(F) = µ
1
(F) for all F ⊂ E with µ
1
(F) < ∞ so µ
2
(E) = 0. If
µ(F) = ∞ for some F ⊂ E with µ
1
(F) < ∞, then µ(F) − µ
1
(F) = ∞ so µ
2
(E) = ∞. Hence µ
2
only
assumes the values 0 and ∞.
*6c.
7. Given a measure space (X, B, µ), let B
0
be the collection of sets A∪ B where A ∈ B and B ⊂ C for
some C ∈ B with µ(C) = 0. Clearly ∅ ∈ B
0
. If ¸E
n
) is a sequence in B
0
, then E
n
= A
n
∪ B
n
for each
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n where A
n
∈ B and B
n
⊂ C
n
for some C
n
∈ B with µ(C
n
) = 0. Now

E
n
=

A
n

B
n
where

A
n
∈ B and

B
n


C
n
with µ(

C
n
) = 0. If E ∈ B
0
, then E = A ∪ B where A ∈ B and B ⊂ C
for some C ∈ B with µ(C) = 0. Then E
c
= A
c
∩ B
c
= A
c
∩ (C ¸ (C ¸ B))
c
= A
c
∩ (C
c
∪ (C ¸ B)) =
(A
c
∩ C
c
) ∪ (A
c
∩ (C ¸ B)) where A
c
∩ C
c
∈ B and A
c
∩ (C ¸ B) ⊂ C with µ(C) = 0. Hence B
0
is a
σ-algebra. Furthermore B ⊂ B
0
.
If E ∈ B
0
with E = A ∪ B = A
t
∪ B
t
with A, A
t
∈ B, B ⊂ C and B
t
⊂ C
t
for some C, C
t
∈ B
with µ(C) = µ(C
t
) = 0, then A ∪ B ∪ C ∪ C
t
= A
t
∪ B
t
∪ C ∪ C
t
so A ∪ C ∪ C
t
= A
t
∪ C ∪ C
t
.
Now µ(A) ≤ µ(A ∪ C ∪ C
t
) ≤ µ(A) + µ(C) + µ(C
t
) = µ(A). Thus µ(A) = µ(A ∪ C ∪ C
t
). Similarly,
µ(A
t
) = µ(A
t
∪ C ∪ C
t
). Hence µ(A) = µ(A
t
).
For E ∈ B
0
, define µ
0
(E) = µ(A). Then µ
0
is well-defined. Clearly, µ
0
(∅) = 0. If ¸E
n
) is a sequence of
disjoint sets in B
0
, then

E
n
=

A
n

B
n
so µ
0
(

E
n
) = µ(

A
n
) =

µ(A
n
) =

µ
0
(E
n
). Thus
µ
0
is a measure. Furthermore, if E ∈ B, then µ
0
(E) = µ(E).
If µ
0
(A∪B) = 0 and E ⊂ A∪B, then E = A∪(E∩A) where E∩A ⊂ B ⊂ C with µ(C) = 0 so E ∈ B
0
.
Hence (X, B
0
, µ
0
) is a complete measure space extending (X, B, µ).
8a. Let µ be a σ-finite measure. If E is locally measurable, then E ∩ B ∈ B for each B ∈ B with
µ(B) < ∞. Now X =

X
n
with X
n
∈ B and µ(X
n
) < ∞ for all n. Thus E =

(E ∩ X
n
) where
E ∩ X
n
∈ B for all n. Thus E ∈ B. i.e. E is measurable. Hence µ is saturated.
8b. Let C be the collection of locally measurable sets. Clearly ∅ ∈ C. If C ∈ C, then C ∩B ∈ B for each
B ∈ B with µ(B) < ∞. Now for any such set B, C
c
∩ B = B ¸ (C ∩ B) ∈ B. Thus C
c
∈ C. If ¸C
n
)
is a sequence of sets in C, then C
n
∩ B ∈ B for each B ∈ B with µ(B) < ∞. Now for any such set B,

C
n
∩ B =

(C
n
∩ B) ∈ B. Thus

C
n
∈ C. Hence C is a σ-algebra.
8c. Let (X, B, µ) be a measure space and C the σ-algebra of locally measurable sets. For E ∈ C, set
¯ µE = µE if E ∈ B and ¯ µE = ∞ if E / ∈ B. Clearly ¯ µ(∅) = 0. If ¸E
n
) is a sequence of disjoint sets in
C, then we consider a few cases. If

E
n
/ ∈ B, then ¯ µ(

E
n
) = ∞. Furthermore, E
n
/ ∈ B for some n so

¯ µ(E
n
) = ∞ = ¯ µ(

E
n
). Now suppose

E
n
∈ B. If µ(

E
n
) < ∞, then E
n
= E
n

E
n
∈ B for
each n so ¯ µ(

E
n
) = µ(

E
n
) =

µ(E
n
) =

¯ µ(E
n
). If µ(

E
n
) = ∞, then either E
n
∈ B for all n, so

¯ µ(E
n
) =

µ(E
n
) = µ(

E
n
) = ∞ = ¯ µ(

E
n
), or E
n
/ ∈ B for some n, so

¯ µ(E
n
) = ∞ = ¯ µ(

E
n
).
Hence ¯ µ is a measure on C.
Let E be a locally measurable set in (X, C, ¯ µ). Then E ∩ C ∈ C for any C ∈ C with ¯ µ(C) < ∞. i.e.
E ∩ C ∈ C for any C ∈ B with µ(C) < ∞. Thus E ∩ C ∈ B for any C ∈ B with µ(C) < ∞ and E is a
locally measurable set in (X, B, µ) so E ∈ C. Hence (X, C, ¯ µ) is a saturated measure space.
*8d. Suppose µ is semifinite and E ∈ C. Set µ(E) = sup¦µ(B) : B ∈ B, B ⊂ E¦. Clearly ¯ µ(∅) = 0.
If ¸E
n
) is a sequence of disjoint sets in C, for any B ∈ B with B ⊂

E
n
, provided µ(B) < ∞, we
have µ(B) = µ(

(B ∩ E
n
)) =

µ(B ∩ E
n
) ≤

µ(E
n
). On the other hand, if µ(B) = ∞, then
µ(

E
n
) = ∞. Thus µ(

E
n
) ≤

µ(E
n
). If E
1
, E
2
∈ C with E
1
∩ E
2
= ∅ and B
1
, B
2
∈ B with
B
1
⊂ E
1
and B
2
⊂ E
2
, then µ(E
1
) +µ(E
2
) ≤ µ(B
1
) +µ(B
2
) = µ(B
1
∪ B
2
) ≤ µ(E
1
∪ E
2
). Now for any
N, we have

N
n=1
µ(E
n
) ≤ µ(

N
n=1
E
n
) ≤ µ(

E
n
). Thus

µ(E
n
) ≤ µ(

E
n
). Hence µ is a measure
on C.
Let E be a locally measurable set in (X, C, µ). Then E∩C ∈ C for any C ∈ C with µ(C) < ∞. If B ∈ B
with µ(B) < ∞, then B ∈ C with µ(B) = µ(B) < ∞. Thus E ∩ B ∈ C. It follows that E ∩ B ∈ B so
E ∈ C. Hence (X, C, µ) is a saturated measure space. Furthermore, µ is an extension of µ.
9a. Let R be a σ-ring that is not a σ-algebra. Let B be the smallest σ-algebra containing R and set
R
t
= ¦E : E
c
∈ R¦. Note that ∅ ∈ R ⊂ R∪ R
t
. If A ∈ R∪ R
t
, then either A ∈ R so A
c
∈ R
t
⊂ R∪ R
t
or A ∈ R
t
so A
c
∈ R ⊂ R∪R
t
. If ¸A
n
) is a sequence in R∪R
t
, then

A
n
=

¦A
n
: A
n
∈ R¦ ∪

¦A
n
:
A
n
∈ R
t
¦ ∈ R∪R
t
. If A is a σ-algebra containing R, then A also contains R
t
. Thus A ⊃ R∪R
t
. Hence
R∪ R
t
= B. Furthermore, if E ∈ R∩ R
t
, then E, E
c
∈ R so X = E ∪ E
c
∈ R and R is a σ-algebra.
Contradiction. Hence R∩ R
t
= ∅.
9b. If µ is a measure on R, define ¯ µ on B by ¯ µ(E) = µ(E) if E ∈ R and ¯ µ(E) = ∞ if E ∈ R
t
. Clearly
¯ µ(∅) = µ(∅) = 0. Let ¸E
n
) be a sequence of disjoint sets in B. If E
1
∈ R and E
2
∈ R
t
, then (E
2
)
c
∈ R
so (E
1
)
c
∩ (E
2
)
c
= (E
2
)
c
¸ E
1
∈ R. Thus E
1
∪ E
2
∈ R
t
so ¯ µ(E
1
∪ E
2
) = ∞ = ¯ µ(E
1
) + ¯ µ(E
2
). If E
n
∈ R
for all n, then

E
n
∈ R. Similarly, if E
n
∈ R
t
for all n, then

E
n
∈ R
t
. In both cases we have
¯ µ(

E
n
) =

¯ µ(E
n
). Thus in general, ¯ µ(

E
n
) = ¯ µ(

¦E
n
: E
n
∈ R¦ ∪

¦E
n
: E
n
∈ R
t
¦) = ¯ µ(

¦E
n
:
E
n
∈ R¦) + ¯ µ(

¦E
n
: E
n
∈ R
t
¦) =

E
n
∈R
¯ µ(E
n
) +

E
n
∈R

¯ µ(E
n
) =

¯ µ(E
n
). Hence ¯ µ is a measure
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on B.
9c. Define µ on B by µ(E) = µ(E) if E ∈ R and µ(E) = sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A ∈ R¦ if E ∈ R
t
. Clearly
µ(∅) = µ(∅) = 0. Let ¸E
n
) be a sequence of disjoint sets in B. Note that if E
n
∈ R for all n or E
n
∈ R
t
for all n, then µ(

E
n
) =

µ(E
n
). It follows that in general µ(

E
n
) =

µ(E
n
). Hence µ is a measure
on B.
*9d.
*9e.
11.2 Measurable functions
10. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function. For each pair ¸n, k) of integers, set E
n,k
= ¦x : k2
−n

f(x) < (k + 1)2
−n
¦ and set ϕ
n
= 2
−n

2
2n
k=0

E
n,k
+ (2
2n
+ 1)2
−n
χ
¦f≥(2
2n
+1)2
−n
]
. Then each E
n,k
is measurable and each ϕ
n
is a simple function. Note that E
n,k
= E
n+1,2k
∪ E
n+1,2k+1
for all ¸n, k).
Suppose x ∈ E
n,k
. Then ϕ
n
(x) = k2
−n
. If x ∈ E
n+1,2k
, then ϕ
n+1
(x) = (2k)2
−(n+1)
= k2
−n
= ϕ
n
(x).
If x ∈ E
n+1,2k+1
, then ϕ
n+1
(x) = (2k + 1)2
−(n+1)
> (2k)2
−(n+1)
ϕ
n
(x). Also, if f(x) ≥ (2
2n
+ 1)2
−n
,
then ϕ
n
(x) = (2
2n
+ 1)2
−n
≤ ϕ
n+1
(x). Thus ϕ
n
≤ ϕ
n+1
. For x ∈ X, if f(x) < ∞, then for sufficiently
large n, f(x) −ϕ
n
(x) ≤ 2
−n
. If f(x) = ∞, then ϕ
n
(x) = (2
2n
+ 1)2
−n
> 2
n
→ ∞. Thus f = limϕ
n
at
each point of X.
If f is defined on a σ-finite measure space (X, B, µ), then X =

X
n
where µ(X
n
) < ∞ for each n.
Define ϕ
n
== 2
−n

2
2n
k=0

E
n,k

n
m=1
X
m
+ (2
2n
+ 1)2
−n
χ
¦f≥(2
2n
+1)2
−n
]∩

n
m=1
X
m
. Then ϕ
n+1
≥ ϕ
n
and f = limϕ
n
. Furthermore, each ϕ
n
vanishes outside

n
m=1
X
m
, a set of finite measure.
(*) Proof of Proposition 7
11. Suppose µ is a complete measure and f be a measurable function. Suppose f = g a.e. Then
¦x : g(x) < α¦ = ¦x : f = g, f(x) < α¦ ∪ ¦x : f ,= g, g(x) < α¦ = (¦x : f(x) < α¦ ¸ ¦x : f ,= g, f(x) <
α¦) ∪ ¦x : f ,= g, g(x) < α¦. Now ¦x : f ,= g, f(x) < α¦ and ¦x : f ,= g, g(x) < α¦ are subsets of a set of
measure zero so they are measurable. Also, ¦x : f(x) < α¦ is measurable since f is measurable. Hence
¦x : g(x) < α¦ is measurable for any α and g is measurable.
Q3.28 gives an example of a set A of Lebesgue measure zero that is not a Borel set so Lebesgue measures
restricted to the σ-algebra of Borel sets is not complete. Now χ
A
is not measurable since ¦x : χ
A
(x) >
1/2¦ = A but m(A) = 0 so χ
A
= 0 a.e. and the constant zero function is measurable.
(*) Proof of Proposition 8
12. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions that converge to a function f except at the points of a
set E of measure zero. Suppose µ is complete. Given α, ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = ¦x / ∈ E : limf
n
(x) > α¦∪¦x ∈
E : f(x) > α¦. Since µ(E) = 0, ¦x ∈ E : f(x) > α¦ is measurable. Also, ¦x / ∈ E : limf
n
(x) > α¦ =
E
c
∩ ¦x : limf
n
(x) > α¦ so it is measurable. Hence ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is measurable and f is measurable.
Note: If f
n
(x) → f(x) for all x, then completeness is not required.
13a. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable real-valued functions that converge to f in measure. For
any k, there exists n
k
and a measurable set E
k
with µ(E
k
) < 2
−k
such that [f
n
k
(x) − f(x)[ < 2
−k
for x / ∈ E
k
. If x / ∈


k=m
E
k
, then [f
n
k
(x) − f(x)[ < 2
−k
for k ≥ m. Thus if x / ∈

m


k=m
E
k
,
then for some m, we have [f
n
k
(x) − f(x)[ < 2
−k
for k ≥ m so ¸f
n
k
) converges to f. Furthermore,
µ(

m


k=m
E
k
) ≤ µ(


k=m
E
k
) ≤


k=m
µ(E
k
) <


k=m
2
−k
= 2
−m+1
for all m so µ(

m


k=m
E
k
) =
0 and ¸f
n
k
) converges to f a.e.
(c.f. Proposition 4.18)
13b. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions each of which vanishes outside a fixed measurable set
A with µ(A) < ∞. Suppose that f
n
(x) → f(x) for almost all x, say except on a set B of measure zero. If
x ∈ A
c
¸B, then f
n
(x) = 0 for all n so f(x) = 0. Given ε > 0, let G
n
= ¦x ∈ A¸B : [f
n
(x)−f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ and
let E
N
=


n=N
G
n
. Note that E
N+1
⊂ E
N
. If x ∈ A¸B, then there exists N such that [f
n
(x)−f(x)[ < ε
for n ≥ N. i.e. x / ∈ E
N
for some N. Thus

E
N
= ∅ and limµ(E
N
) = 0 so there exists N such that
µ(E
N
) < ε. Furthermore, µ(E
N
∪ B) < ε and if x / ∈ E
N
∪ B, then either x ∈ A and x / ∈ G
c
n
for all
n ≥ N so [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ < ε for all n ≥ N or x / ∈ A so [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ = 0 for all n. Hence ¸f
n
) converges
to f in measure.
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13c. Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence that is Cauchy in measure. We may choose n
k+1
> n
k
such that µ¦x :
[f
n
k+1
(x) − f
n
k
(x)[ ≥ 2
−k
¦ < 2
−k
. Let E
k
= ¦x : [f
n
k+1
(x) − f
n
k
(x)[ ≥ 2
−k
¦ and let F
m
=


k=m
E
k
.
Then µ(

F
m
) ≤ µ(


k=m
E
k
) ≤ 2
−k+1
for all k so µ(

F
m
) = 0. If x / ∈

F
m
, then x / ∈ F
m
for some m
so [f
n
k+1
(x) −f
n
k
(x)[ < 2
−k
for all k ≥ m and [f
n
l
(x) −f
n
k
(x)[ < 2
−k+1
for l ≥ k ≥ m. Thus the series

(f
n
k+1
−f
n
k
) converges a.e. to a function g. Let f = g+f
n
1
. Then f
n
k
→ f in measure since the partial
sums are of the form f
n
k
− f
n
1
. Given ε > 0, choose N such that µ¦x : [f
n
(x) − f
m
(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2
for n > m ≥ N and µ¦x : [f
n
k
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ < ε/2 for k ≥ N. Then ¦x : [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ ⊂ ¦x :
[f
n
(x) −f
n
k
(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦∪¦x : [f
n
k
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε/2¦ for all n, k ≥ N. Thus µ¦x : [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ ≥ ε¦ < ε
for all n ≥ N and ¸f
n
) converges to f in measure.
(c.f. Q4.25)
14. Let (X, B, µ) be a measure space and (X, B
0
, µ
0
) its completion. Suppose g is measurable with
respect to B and there is a set E ∈ B with µ(E) = 0 and f = g on X¸E. For any α, ¦x : g(x) < α¦ ∈ B.
Now ¦x : f(x) < α¦ = ¦x ∈ X ¸ E : g(x) < α¦ ∪ ¦x ∈ E : f(x) < α¦ where ¦x ∈ X ¸ E : g(x) < α¦ ∈ B
and ¦x ∈ E : f(x) < α¦ ⊂ E. Thus ¦x : f(x) < α¦ ∈ B
0
and f is measurable with respect to B
0
.
For the converse, first consider the case of characteristic functions. Suppose χ
A
is measurable with
respect to B
0
. Then A ∈ B
0
so A = A
t
∪ B
t
where A
t
∈ B and B
t
⊂ C
t
with C
t
∈ B and µ(C
t
) = 0.
Define f(x) = χ
A
(x) if x / ∈ C
t
and f(x) = 1 if x ∈ C
t
. If α < 0, then ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = X. If α ≥ 1,
then ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = ∅. If 0 ≤ α < 1, then ¦x : f(x) > α¦ = ¦x : f(x) = 1¦ = A ∪ C
t
= A
t
∪ C
t
.
Thus ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∈ B for all α and f is measurable with respect to B. Next consider the case
of simple functions. Suppose g =

n
i=1
c
i
χ
A
i
is measurable with respect to B
0
. Then each χ
A
i
is
measurable with respect to B
0
. For each i, there is a function h
i
measurable with respect to B and
a set E
i
∈ B with µ(E
i
) = 0 and χ
A
i
= h
i
on X ¸ E
i
. Then g =

n
i=1
c
i
h
i
on X ¸

n
i=1
E
i
where

n
i=1
E
i
∈ B and µ(

n
i=1
E
i
) = 0. Furthermore,

n
i=1
c
i
h
i
is measurable with respect to B. Now for
a nonnegative measurable function f, there is a sequence of simple functions ¸ϕ
n
) converging pointwise
to f on X. For each n, there is a function ψ
n
measurable with respect to B and a set E
n
∈ B with
µ(E
n
) = 0 and ϕ
n
= ψ
n
on X ¸ E
n
. Then f = limψ
n
on X ¸

E
n
where

E
n
∈ B and µ(

E
n
) = 0.
Furthermore, limψ
n
is measurable with respect to B. Finally, for general a measurable function f, we
have f = f
+
− f

where f
+
and f

are nonnegative measurable functions and the result follows from
the previous case.
15. Let D be the rationals. Suppose that to each β ∈ D there is assigned a B
β
∈ B such that
B
α
⊂ B
β
for α < β. Then there is a unique measurable function f on X such that f ≤ β on B
β
and
f ≥ β on X ¸ B
β
. Now ¦x : f(x) < α¦ =

β<α
B
β
and ¦x : f(x) ≤ α¦ =

γ>α

β<γ
B
β
. Similarly,
¦x : f(x) > α¦ = X ¸

β>α
B
β
and ¦x : f(x) ≥ α¦ =

γ<α
(X ¸

β>γ
B
β
). Also, ¦x : f(x) = α¦ =

γ>α

β<γ
B
β

γ<α
(X ¸

β>γ
B
β
).
16. Egoroff’s Theorem: Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of measurable functions each of which vanishes outside
a fixed measurable set A of finite measure. Suppose that f
n
(x) → f(x) for almost all x. By Q13b, ¸f
n
)
converges to f in measure. Given ε > 0 and n, there exist N
n
and a measurable set E
n
with µ(E
n
) < ε2
−n
such that [f
n
(x) −f(x)[ < 1/n for n ≥ N
n
and x / ∈ E
n
. Let E =

E
n
. Then µ(

E
n
) ≤

µ(E
n
) < ε.
Choose n
0
such that 1/n
0
< ε. If x / ∈ E and n ≥ N
n
0
, we have [f
n
(x) − f(x)[ < 1/n
0
< ε. Thus f
n
converges uniformly to f on X ¸ E.
11.3 Integration
17. Let f and g be measurable functions and E a measurable set.
(i) For a constant c
1
, note that if c
1
≥ 0, then (c
1
f)
+
= c
1
f
+
and (c
1
f)

= c
1
f

so
_
E
c
1
f =
_
E
c
1
f
+

_
E
c
1
f

= c
1
_
E
f
+
−c
1
_
E
f

= c
1
_
E
f. On the other hand, if c
1
< 0, then (c
1
f)
+
= −c
1
f

and (c
1
f)

= −c
1
f
+
so
_
E
c
1
f =
_
E
(−c
1
f

) −
_
E
(−c
1
f
+
) = −c
1
_
E
f

−(−c
1
)
_
E
f
+
= c
1
_
E
f. Note
that if f = f
1
− f
2
where f
1
, f
2
are nonnegative integrable functions, then f
+
+ f
2
= f

+ f
1
so
_
f
+
+
_
f
2
=
_
f

+
_
f
1
and
_
f =
_
f
+

_
f

=
_
f
1

_
f
2
. Now since f and g are integrable, so
are f
+
+g
+
and f

+g

. Furthermore, f +g = (f
+
+g
+
) −(f

+g

). Thus
_
(f +g) =
_
(f
+
+g
+
) −
_
(f

+g

) =
_
f
+
+
_
g
+

_
f


_
g

=
_
f +
_
g. Together, we have
_
E
(c
1
f +c
2
g) = c
1
_
E
f +c
2
_
E
g.
(ii) Suppose [h[ ≤ [f[ and h is measurable. Since f is integrable, so are f
+
and f

. Thus [f[ = f
+
+f

is integrable. By (iii), we have
_
h ≤
_
[h[ ≤
_
[f[ < ∞. Thus h is integrable.
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(iii) Suppose f ≥ g a.e. Then f −g ≥ 0 a.e. and
_
(f −g) ≥ 0. By (i), we have
_
(f −g) =
_
f −
_
g so
_
f −
_
g ≥ 0. i.e.
_
f ≥
_
g.
(*) Proof of Proposition 15
18. Suppose that µ is not complete. Define a bounded function f to be integrable over a set E of finite
measure if sup
ϕ≤f
_
E
ϕ dµ = inf
ψ≥f
_
E
ψ dµ for all simple functions ϕ and ψ. If f is integrable, then
given n, there are simple functions ϕ
n
and ψ
n
such that ϕ
n
≤ f ≤ ψ
n
and
_
ψ
n
dµ −
_
ϕ
n
dµ < 1/n.
Then the functions ψ

= inf ψ
n
and ϕ

= sup ϕ
n
are measurable and ϕ

≤ f ≤ ψ

. Now the set
∆ = ¦x : ϕ

(x) < ψ

(x)¦ is the union of the sets ∆
v
= ¦x : ϕ

(x) < ψ

(x) −1/v¦. Each ∆
v
is contained
in the set ¦x : ϕ
n
(x) < ψ
n
(x) −1/v¦, which has measure less than v/n. Since n is arbitrary, µ(∆
v
) = 0
so µ(∆) = 0. Thus ϕ

= f = ψ

except on a set of measure zero. Hence f is measurable with respect to
the completion of µ by Q14.
Conversely, if f is measurable with respect to the completion of µ, then by Q14, f = g on X ¸ E
where g is measurable with respect to µ and µ(E) = 0. We may assume that g is bounded by M. By
considering the sets E
k
= ¦x : kM/n ≥ g(x) ≥ (k − 1)M/n¦, −n ≤ k ≤ n, and the simple functions
ψ
n
= (M/n)

n
k=−n

E
k
and ϕ
n
= (M/n)

n
k=−n
(k − 1)χ
E
k
, we see that g is integrable. Note that
sup
ϕ≤g
_
E
ϕ dµ = sup
ϕ≤f
_
E
ϕ dµ and inf
ψ≥g
_
E
ψ dµ = inf
ψ≥f
_
E
ψ dµ. It follows that f is integrable.
19. Let f be an integrable function on the measure space (X, B, µ). Let ε > 0 be given. Suppose f is
nonnegative and bounded by M. If µ(E) < ε/M, then
_
E
f < ε. In particular, the result holds for all
simple functions. If f is nonnegative, there is an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of nonnegative simple functions
converging to f on X. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem, we have
_
f = lim
_
ϕ
n
so there exists
N such that
_
(f −f
N
) < ε/2. Choose δ < ε/2 sup [ϕ
N
[. If µ(E) < δ, then
_
E
f =
_
E
(f −f
N
) +
_
E
f
N
<
ε/2 + ε/2 = ε so the result holds for nonnegative measurable functions. For an integrable function f,
there exists δ > 0 such that if µ(E) < δ, then
_
E
[f[ < ε. Thus [
_
E
f[ ≤
_
E
[f[ < ε.
20. Fatou’s Lemma: Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions that converge in
measure on a set E to a function f. There is a subsequence ¸f
n
k
) such that lim
_
E
f
n
k
= lim
_
E
f
n
. Now
¸f
n
k
) converges to f in measure on E so by Q13a it has a subsequence ¸f
n
k
j
) that converges to f almost
everywhere on E. Thus
_
E
f ≤ lim
_
E
f
n
k
j
= lim
_
E
f
n
k
= lim
_
E
f
n
.
Monotone Convergence Theorem: Let ¸f
n
) be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions which
converge in measure to a function f and suppose that f
n
≤ f for all n. Since f
n
≤ f, we have
_
f
n

_
f.
By Fatou’s Lemma, we have
_
f ≤ lim
_
f
n
≤ lim
_
f
n

_
f so equality holds and
_
f = lim
_
f
n
.
Lebesgue Convergence Theorem: Let g be integrable over E and suppose that ¸f
n
) is a sequence of
measurable functions such that on E we have [f
n
(x)[ ≤ g(x) and such that ¸f
n
) converges in measure
to f almost everywhere on E. The functions g −f
n
are nonnegative so by Fatou’s Lemma,
_
E
(g −f) ≤
lim
_
E
(g −f
n
). There is a subsequence ¸f
n
k
) that converges to f almost everywhere on E so [f[ ≤ [g[ on
E and f integrable. Thus
_
E
g −
_
E
f ≤
_
E
g −lim
_
E
f
n
and lim
_
E
f
n

_
E
f. Similarly, by considering
the functions g +f
n
, we have
_
E
f ≤ lim
_
E
f
n
. Thus equality holds and
_
E
f = lim
_
E
f
n
.
21a. Suppose f is integrable. Then [f[ is integrable. Now ¦x : f(x) ,= 0¦ = ¦x : [f(x)[ > 0¦ =

¦x : [f(x)[ ≥ 1/n¦. Each of the sets ¦x : [f(x)[ ≥ 1/n¦ is measurable. If µ¦x : [f(x)[ ≥ 1/n¦ = ∞
for some n, then
_
[f[ ≥
_
¦x:]f(x)]≥1/n]
[f[ ≥ (1/n)µ¦x : [f(x)[ ≥ 1/n¦ = ∞. Contradiction. Thus
µ¦x : [f(x)[ ≥ 1/n¦ < ∞ for all n and ¦x : f(x) ,= 0¦ is of σ-finite measure.
21b. Suppose f is integrable and f ≥ 0. There is an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of simple functions such
that f = limϕ
n
. We may redefine each ϕ
n
to be zero on ¦x : f(x) = 0¦. Since ¦x : f(x) ,= 0¦ is σ-finite,
we may further redefine each ϕ
n
to vanish outside a set of finite measure by Proposition 7 (c.f. Q10).
21c. Suppose f is integrable with respect to µ. Then f
+
and f

are nonnegative integrable functions
so by part (b), there are increasing sequences ¸ϕ
n
) and ¸ψ
n
) of simple functions each of which vanishes
outside a set of finite measure such that limϕ
n
= f
+
and limψ
n
= f

. By the Monotone Convergence
Theorem,
_
f
+
dµ = lim
_
ϕ
n
dµ and
_
f

dµ = lim
_
ψ
n
dµ. Given ε > 0, there is a simple function ϕ
N
such that
_
f
+
dµ−
_
ϕ
n
dµ < ε/2 and there is a simple function ψ
N
such that
_
f

dµ−
_
ψ
N
dµ < ε/2.
Let ϕ = ϕ
N
− ψ
N
. Then ϕ is a simple function and
_
[f − ϕ[ dµ =
_
[f
+
− ϕ
N
− f

+ ψ
N
[ dµ ≤
_
[f
+
−ϕ
N
[ dµ +
_
[f

−ψ
N
[ dµ = (
_
f
+
dµ −
_
ϕ
N
dµ) + (
_
f

dµ −
_
ψ
N
dµ) < ε.
22a. Let (X, B, µ) be a measure space and g a nonnegative measurable function on X. Set ν(E) =
_
E
g dµ. Clearly ν(∅) = 0. Let ¸E
n
) be a sequence of disjoint sets in B. Then ν(

E
n
) =
_

E
n
g dµ =
78
_

E
n
dµ =
_

E
n
dµ =
_

E
n
dµ =
_
E
n
g dµ =

ν(E
n
). Hence ν is a measure on B.
22b. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function on X. If ϕ is a simple function given by

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
.
Then
_
ϕ dν =

n
i=1
c
i
ν(E
i
) =

n
i=1
c
i
_
E
i
g dµ =

n
i=1
c
i
_

E
i
dµ =
_
n
i=1
c
i

E
i
dµ =
_
ϕg dµ.
Now if f is a nonnegative measurable function, there is an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
n
) of simple functions
such that f = limϕ
n
. Then ¸ϕ
n
g) is an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions such
that fg = limϕ
n
g. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem, we have
_
fg dµ = lim
_
ϕ
n
g dµ =
lim
_
ϕ
n
dν =
_
f dν.
23a. Let (X, B, µ) be a measure space. Suppose f is locally measurable. For any α and any E ∈ B
with µ(E) < ∞, ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∩ E = ¦x : fχ
E
(x) > α¦ if α ≥ 0 and ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∩ E = ¦x :

E
(x) > 0¦ ∪ (¦x : fχ
E
(x) = 0¦ ∩ E) ∪ ¦x : 0 > fχ
E
(x) > α¦ if α < 0. Thus ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∩ E is
measurable so ¦x : f(x) > α¦ is locally measurable and f is measurable with respect to the σ-algebra of
locally measurable sets.
Conversely, suppose f is measurable with respect to the σ-algebra of locally measurable sets. For
any α and any E ∈ B with µ(E) < ∞, ¦x : fχ
E
(x) > α¦ = ¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∩ E if α ≥ 0 and
¦x : fχ
E
(x) > α¦ = (¦x : f(x) > α¦ ∩ E) ∪ E
c
if α < 0. Thus ¦x : fχ
E
(x) > α¦ is measurable and f is
locally measurable.
23b. Let µ be a σ-finite measure. Define integration for nonnegative locally measurable functions f by
taking
_
f to be the supremum of
_
ϕ as ϕ ranges over all simple functions less than f. For a simple
function ϕ =

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
, we have
_
ϕ =

n
i=1
c
i
µ(E
i
) =

n
i=1
c
i
µ(E
i
) =
_
ϕ dµ.
Let X =

X
n
where each X
n
is measurable and µ(X
n
) < ∞. Then
_
f =
_

X
n
=
_
n

X
n
.
Now fχ
X
n
is measurable for each n so there is an increasing sequence ¸ϕ
(n)
k
) of simple functions con-
verging to fχ
X
n
. Thus
_
f =
_
n

X
n
=

n
_

X
n
=

n
lim
k
_
ϕ
(n)
k
=

n
lim
k
_
ϕ
(n)
k
dµ =

n
_

X
n
dµ =
_
n

X
n
dµ =
_

X
n
dµ =
_
f dµ.
11.4 General convergence theorems
24. Let (X, B) be a measurable space and ¸µ
n
) a sequence of measures on B such that for each E ∈ B,
µ
n+1
(E) ≥ µ
n
(E). Let µ(E) = limµ
n
(E). Clearly µ(∅) = 0. Let ¸E
k
) be a sequence of disjoint sets
in B. Then µ(

k
E
k
) = lim
n
µ
n
(

k
E
k
) = lim
n

k
µ
n
(E
k
) =

k
lim
n
µ
n
(E
k
) =

k
µ(E
k
) where the
interchanging of the limit and the summation is valid because µ
n
(E
k
) is increasing in n for each k. Hence
µ is a measure.
*25. Let m be Lebesgue measure. For each n, define µ
n
by µ
n
(E) = m(E)2
−n
. Then ¸µ
n
) is a
decreasing sequence of measures. Note that R =

k∈Z
[k, k +1). Now µ(

k
[k, k +1) = lim
n
µ
n
(

k
[k, k +
1)) = lim
n
m(R)2
−n
= ∞ but

k
µ([k, k + 1)) =

k
lim
n
µ
n
([k, k + 1)) =

k
lim
n
m([k, k + 1))2
−n
=

k
lim
n
2
−n
= 0. Hence µ is not a measure.
*26. Let (X, B) be a measurable space and ¸µ
n
) a sequence of measures on Bthat converge setwise to to
a set function µ. Clearly µ(∅) = 0. If E
1
, E
2
∈ B and E
1
∩E
2
= ∅, then µ(E
1
∪E
2
) = limµ
n
(E
1
∪E
2
) =
lim(µ
n
(E
1
)+µ
n
(E
2
)) = limµ
n
(E
1
)+limµ
n
(E
2
) = µ(E
1
)+µ(E
2
). Thus µ is finitely additive. If µ is not
a measure, then it is not ∅-continuous. i.e. there is a decreasing sequence ¸E
n
) of set in B with

E
n
= ∅
and limµ(E
n
) = ε > 0. Define α
1
= β
1
= 1. If α
j
and β
j
have been defined for j ≤ k, let α
k+1
> α
k
such
that µ
α
k+1
(E
β
k
) ≥ 7ε/8. Then let β
k+1
> β
k
such that ε/8 ≥ µ
α
k+1
(E
β
k+1
). Define F
n
= E
β
n
¸ E
β
n+1
.
Then µ
α
n+1
(F
n
) ≥ 3ε/4. Now for j odd and 1 ≤ k < j, we have µ
α
j
(

n even,n≥k
F
n
) ≥ 3ε/4 so for
k ≥ 1, we have µ(

n even,n≥k
F
n
) ≥ 3ε/4. This inequality is also true for odd n. Thus for k ≥ 1, we
have µ(E
β
k
) = µ(

F
n
) ≥ 3ε/2. Contradiction. Hence µ is a measure.
11.5 Signed measures
27a. Let ν be a signed measure on a measurable space (X, B) and let ¦A, B¦ be a Hahn decomposition
for ν. Let N be a null set and consider ¦A ∪ N, B ¸ N¦. Note that (A ∪ N) ∪ (B ¸ N) = A ∪ B =
X and (A ∪ N) ∩ (B ¸ N) = A ∩ (B ¸ N) = ∅. For any measurable subset E of A ∪ N, we have
ν(E) = ν(E ∩ A) + ν(E ∩ (N ¸ A)) = ν(E ∩ A) ≥ 0. For any measurable subset E
t
of B ¸ N, we have
ν(E
t
) = ν(E
t
∩B) −ν(E
t
∩B∩N) = ν(E
t
∩B) ≤ 0. Thus ¦A∪N, B¸ N¦ is also a Hahn decomposition
for ν.
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Consider a set ¦a, b, c¦ with the σ-algebra being its power set. Define ν(¦a¦) = −1, ν(¦b¦) = 0, ν(¦c¦) = 1
and extend it to a signed measure on ¦a, b, c¦ in the natural way. Then ¦¦a, b¦, ¦c¦¦ and ¦¦a¦, ¦b, c¦¦
are both Hahn decompositions for ν.
27b. Suppose ¦A, B¦ and ¦A
t
, B
t
¦ are Hahn decompositions for ν. Then A¸ A
t
= A∩ B
t
and A
t
¸ A =
A
t
∩B. Thus A¸ A
t
and A
t
¸ A are null sets. Since A∆A
t
= (A¸ A
t
) ∪(A
t
¸ A), A∆A
t
is also a null set.
Similarly, B∆B
t
is a null set. Hence the Hahn decomposition is unique except for null sets.
28. Let ¦A, B¦ be a Hahn decomposition for ν. Suppose ν = ν
+
− ν

= µ
1
− µ
2
where µ
1
⊥µ
2
. There
are disjoint measurable sets A
t
, B
t
such that X = A
t
∪ B
t
and µ
1
(B
t
) = µ
2
(A
t
) = 0. If E ⊂ A
t
, then
ν(E) = µ
1
(E) −µ
2
(E) = µ
1
(E) ≥ 0. If E ⊂ B
t
, then ν(E) = −µ
2
(E) ≤ 0. Thus ¦A
t
, B
t
¦ is also a Hahn
decomposition for ν. Now for any measurable set E, we have ν
+
(E) = ν(E∩A) = ν(E∩A∩A
t
)+ν(E∩(A¸
A
t
)) = ν(E∩A∩A
t
)+ν(E∩(A
t
¸A)) = µ
1
(E∩A∩A
t
)+µ
1
(E∩(A
t
¸A)) = µ
1
(E∩A
t
)+µ
1
(E∩B
t
) = µ
1
(E).
Similarly, ν

(E) = µ
2
(E).
29. Let ¦A, B¦ be a Hahn decomposition for ν and let E be any measurable set. Since ν
2
(E) ≥ 0, we
have ν(E) = ν
+
(E) − ν

(E) ≤ ν
+
(E). Since ν
1
(E) ≥ 0, we have −ν

(E) ≤ ν
+
(E) − ν

(E) = ν(E).
Thus −ν

(E) ≤ ν(E) ≤ ν
+
(E).
Now ν(E) ≤ ν
+
(E) ≤ ν
+
(E) +ν

(E) = [ν[(E) and −ν(E) ≤ ν

(E) ≤ ν
+
(E) +ν

(E) = [ν[(E). Hence
[ν(E)[ ≤ [ν[(E).
30. Let ν
1
and ν
2
be finite signed measures and let α, β ∈ R. Then αν
1
+βν
2
is a signed measure. Then
αν
1
+βν
2
is a finite signed measure since (αν
1
+βν
2
)(

E
n
) = αν
1
(

E
n
) +βν
2
(

E
n
) = α

ν
1
(E
n
) +
β

ν
2
(E
n
) =

(αν
1
(E
n
) + βν
2
(E
n
)) for any sequence ¸E
n
) of disjoint measurable sets where the last
series converges absolutely.
Let ¦A, B¦ be a Hahn decomposition for ν. Suppose α ≥ 0. Then [αν[(E) = (αν)
+
(E) + (αν)

(E) =
αν
+
(E) + αν

(E) = [α[ [ν[(E) since αν = αν
+
− αν

and αν
+
⊥αν

as αν
+
(B) = 0 = αν

(A).
Suppose α < 0. Then [αν[(E) = (αν)
+
(E) + (αν)

(E) = −αν

(E) − αν
+
(E) = [α[ [ν[(E) since
αν = αν
+
− αν

= −αν

− (−αν
+
) and −αν
+
⊥ − αν

as −αν
+
(B) = 0 = −αν

(A). Hence
[αν[ = [α[ [ν[.
Also, [ν
1

2
[(E) = [ν
1
(E) +ν
2
(E)[ ≤ [ν
1
(E)[ +[ν
2
(E)[ = [ν
1
[(E) +[ν
2
[(E). Hence [ν
1

2
[ ≤ [ν
1
[ +[ν
2
[.
31. Define integration with respect to a signed measure ν by defining
_
f dν =
_
f dν
+

_
f dν

.
Suppose [f[ ≤ M. Then [
_
E
f dν[ = [
_
E
f dν
+

_
E
f dν

[ ≤ [
_
E
f dν
+
[ + [
_
E
f dν

[ ≤
_
E
[f[ dν
+
+
_
E
[f[ dν

≤ Mν
+
(E) +Mν

(E) = M[ν[(E).
Let ¦A, B¦ be a Hahn decomposition for ν. Then
_
E

E∩A
− χ
E∩B
) dν =
_
E∩A
1 dν −
_
E∩B
1 dν =

+
(E∩A)−ν

(E∩A)] −[ν
+
(E∩B)−ν

(E∩B)] = ν
+
(E∩A)+ν

(E∩A)+ν
+
(E∩B)+ν

(E∩B) =
ν
+
(E) +ν

(E) = [ν[(E) where χ
E∩A
−χ
E∩B
is measurable and [χ
E∩A
−χ
E∩B
[ ≤ 1.
32a. Let µ and ν be finite signed measures. Define µ ∧ ν by (µ ∧ ν)(E) = min(µ(E), ν(E)). Note that
µ ∧ ν =
1
2
(µ + ν − [µ − ν[) so µ ∧ ν is a finite signed measure by Q30 and it is smaller than µ and ν.
Furthermore, if η is a signed measure smaller than µ and ν, then η ≤ µ ∧ ν.
32b. Define µ ∨ ν by (µ ∨ ν)(E) = max(µ(E), ν(E)). Note that µ ∨ ν =
1
2
(µ +ν +[µ −ν[) so µ ∨ ν is a
finite signed measure by Q30 and it is larger than µ and ν. Furthermore, if η is a signed measure larger
than µ and ν, then η ≥ µ ∨ ν. Also, µ ∨ ν +µ ∧ ν = max(µ, ν) + min(µ, ν) = µ +ν.
32c. Suppose µ and ν are positive measures. If µ⊥ν, then there are disjoint measurable sets A and
B such that X = A ∪ B and µ(B) = 0 = ν(A). For any measurable set E, we have (µ ∧ ν)(E) =
(µ ∧ν(E ∩A) +(µ ∧ν)(E ∩B) = min(µ(E ∩A), ν(E ∩A)) +min(µ(E ∩B), ν(E ∩B)) = 0. Conversely,
suppose µ ∧ ν = 0. If µ(E) = ν(E) = 0 for all measurable sets, then µ = ν = 0 and µ⊥ν. Thus we may
assume that µ(E) = 0 < ν(E) for some E. If ν(E
c
) = 0, it follows that µ⊥ν. On the other hand, if
ν(E
c
) > 0, then µ(E
c
) = 0 so µ(X) = µ(E) +µ(E
c
) = 0. Thus µ = 0 and we still have µ⊥ν.
11.6 The Radon-Nikodym Theorem
33a. Let (X, B, µ) be a σ-finite measure space and let ν be a measure on B which is absolutely
continuous with respect to µ. Let X =

X
i
with µ(X
i
) < ∞ for each i. We may assume the X
i
are
pairwise disjoint. For each i, let B
i
= ¦E ∈ B : E ⊂ E
i
¦, µ
i
= µ[
B
i
and ν
i
= ν[
B
i
. Then (X
i
, B
i
, µ
i
) is a
finite measure space and ν
i
<< µ
i
. Thus for each i there is a nonnegative µ
i
-measurable function f
i
such
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that ν
i
(E) =
_
E
f
i

i
for all E ∈ B
i
. Define f by f(x) = f
i
(x) if x ∈ X
i
. If E ⊂ X, then E ∩ X
i
∈ B
i
for each i. Thus ν(E) =

ν(E ∩ X
i
) =

ν
i
(E ∩ X
i
) =
_
E∩X
i
f
i

i
=
_
E∩X
i
f dµ =
_
E
f dµ.
33b. If f and g are nonnegative measurable functions such that ν(E) =
_
E
f dµ =
_
E
g dµ for any
measurable set E, then
_
f dµ =
_
g dµ so f = g a.e.
34a. Radon-Nikodym derivatives: Suppose ν << µ and f is a nonnegative measurable function. For
a nonnegative simple function ϕ =

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
, we have
_
ϕ dν =

n
i=1
c
i
ν(E
i
) =

n
i=1
c
i
(
_
E
i
_


_
dµ) =
_
n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
_


_
dµ =
_
ϕ
_


_
dµ. For a nonnegative measurable function f, let ¸ϕ
i
) be an increas-
ing sequence of nonnegative simple functions converging pointwise to f. Then
_
f dν = lim
_
ϕ
i
dν =
lim
_
ϕ
i
_


_
dµ =
_
f
_


_
dµ.
34b. If ν
1
<< µ and ν
2
<< µ, then ν
1
+ ν
2
<< µ. For any measurable set E, we have ν
1
(E) =
_
E
_

1

_
dµ and ν
2
(E) =
_
E
_

2

_
dµ. Thus (ν
1

2
)(E) =
_
E
_

1

_
+
_

2

_
dµ. By uniqueness of the
Radon-Nikodym derivative, we have
_
d(ν
1

2
)

_
=
_

1

_
+
_

2

_
.
34c. Suppose ν << µ << λ. For any measurable set E, we have ν(E) =
_
E
_


_
dµ =
_
E
_


_ _


_

where the last equality follows from part (a). Hence
_


¸
=
_


_ _


_
.
34d. Suppose ν << µ and µ << ν. Then
_


¸
=
_


_ _


_
by part (c). But
_


¸
≡ 1 so
_


_
=
_


_
−1
.
35a. Suppose ν is a signed measure such that ν⊥µ and ν << µ. There are disjoint measurable sets A
and B such that X = A∪ B and [ν[(B) = 0 = [µ[(A). Then [ν(A)[ = 0 so [ν[(X) = [ν[(A) +[ν[(B) = 0.
Hence ν
+
= 0 = ν

so ν = 0.
35b. Suppose ν
1
and ν
2
are singular with respect to µ. There are disjoint measurable sets A
1
and B
1
such that X = A
1
∪B
1
and µ(B
1
) = 0 = ν
1
(A
1
). Similarly, there are disjoint measurable sets A
2
and B
2
such that X = A
2
∪B
2
and µ(B
2
) = 0 = ν
2
(A
2
). Now X = (A
1
∩A
2
)∪(B
1
∪B
2
), (A
1
∩A
2
)∩(B
1
∪B
2
) = ∅
and (c
1
ν
1
+c
2
ν
2
)(A
1
∩ A
2
) = 0 = µ(B
1
∪ B
2
). Hence c
1
ν
1
+c
2
ν
2
⊥µ.
35c. Suppose ν
1
<< µ and ν
2
<< µ. If µ(E) = 0, then ν
1
(E) = 0 = ν
2
(E). Thus (c
1
ν
1
+c
2
ν
2
)(E) = 0
and c
1
ν
1
+c
2
ν
2
<< µ.
35d. Let (X, B, µ) be a σ-finite measure space and let ν be a σ-finite measure on B. Suppose ν =
ν
0

1
= ν
t
0

t
1
where ν
0
⊥µ, ν
t
0
⊥µ, ν
1
<< µ and ν
2
<< µ. Now ν
0
−ν
t
0
= ν
t
1
−ν
1
where ν
0
−ν
t
0
and
ν
t
1
−ν
1
are signed measures such that ν
0
−ν
t
0
⊥µ and ν
t
1
−ν
1
<< µ by parts (b) and (c). Then by part
(a), we have ν
0
−ν
t
0
= 0 = ν
t
1
−ν
1
so ν
0
= ν
t
0
and ν
1
= ν
t
1
.
36. Let (X, B, µ) be a σ-finite measure space and suppose ν is a signed measure on Bwhich is absolutely
continuous with respect to µ. Consider the Jordan decomposition ν = ν
1
−ν
2
where either ν
+
or ν

must
be finite. There are measurable functions f and g such that ν
+
(E) =
_
E
f dµ and ν

(E) =
_
E
g dµ.
Then ν(E) = ν
+
(E) −ν

(E) =
_
E
(f −g) dµ.
37a. Complex measures: Given a complex measure ν, its real and imaginary parts are finite signed
measures and so have Jordan decompositions µ
1
−µ
2
and µ
3
−µ
4
respectively. Hence ν = µ
1
−µ
2
+iµ
3
−iµ
4
where µ
1
, µ
2
, µ
3
, µ
4
are finite measures.
*37b.
*37c.
*37d.
*37e.
(*) Polar decomposition for complex measures
38a. Let µ and ν be finite measures on a measurable space (X, B) and set λ = µ + ν. Define F(f) =
_
f dµ. Note that L
2
(λ) ⊂ L
1
(λ) ⊂ L
1
(µ) since
_
[f[ dλ ≤ (λ(X))
1/2
(
_
[f[
2
dλ)
1/2
and
_
[f[ dµ ≤
_
[f[ dλ. Thus F is well-defined. Clearly F is linear. Furthermore [F(f)[ ≤ (µ(X))
1/2
[[f[[
2
. Hence F is
a bounded linear functional on L
2
(λ).
38b. There exists a unique function g ∈ L
2
(λ) such that F(f) = (f, g). Note that ¦g > 1¦ =

¦g ≥
1 + 1/n¦. Let E
n
= ¦g ≥ 1 + 1/n¦. Then µ(E
n
) = F(χ
E
n
) =
_
E
n
g dλ ≥ (1 + 1/n)λ(E
n
) so
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(1/n)µ(E
n
) + ν(E
n
) ≤ 0. It follows that µ(E
n
) = 0 = ν(E
n
) and λ(E
n
) = 0. Thus λ(¦g > 1¦) = 0.
Similarly, λ(¦g < 0¦=0. Now µ(E) = F(χ
E
) = (χ
E
, g) =
_
E
g dλ and ν(E) = λ(E) − µ(E) =
_
E
(1 −g) dλ.
38c. Suppose ν << µ. If µ(E) = 0, then ν(E) = 0 so λ(E) = 0. Thus λ << µ. Let E = ¦x : g(x) = 0¦.
Then µ(E) =
_
E
g dλ = 0. Thus g = 0 only on a set of µ-measure zero. In this case, we have
λ(E) =
_
E
1 dλ =
_
E
gg
−1
dλ =
_
E
g
−1
dµ by Q22.
38d. Suppose ν << µ. Then
_
E
(1 − g)g
−1
dµ =
_
E
g
−1
dµ −
_
E
gg
−1
dµ = λ(E) − µ(E) = ν(E). In
particular, (1 −g)g
−1
is integrable with respect to µ.
(*) Alternate proof of the Radon-Nikodym Theorem
39. Let X = [0, 1], B the class of Lebesgue measurable subsets of [0, 1] and take ν to be Lebesgue
measure and µ to be the counting measure on B. Then ν is finite and absolutely continuous with respect
to µ. Suppose there is a function f such that ν(E) =
_
E
f dµ for all E ∈ B. Since ν is finite, f is
integrable with respect to µ. Thus E
0
= ¦x : f(x) ,= 0¦ is countable. Now 0 = ν(E
0
) =
_
E
0
f dµ.
Contradiction. Hence there is no such function f.
40a. Decomposable measures: Let ¦X
α
¦ be a decomposition for a measure µ and E a measurable set.
Note that µ(

¦X
α
∩E : µ(X
α
∩E) = 0¦) = 0 and µ(E¸

X
α
) = 0. Thus µ(E) = µ(

¦X
α
∩E : µ(X
α

E) > 0¦). If µ(X
α
∩ E) > 0 for countably many α, then we have a countable union and it follows that
µ(E) =

µ(X
α
∩E). If µ(X
α
∩E) > 0 for uncountably many α, then

µ(X
α
∩E) = ∞. If µ(E) < ∞,
then for any finite union

n
k=1
(X
k
∩ E), we have µ(

n
k=1
(X
k
∩ E)) ≤ µ(

(X
α
∩ E)) ≤ µ(

¦X
α
∩ E :
µ(X
α
∩E) > 0¦) = µ(E) so

µ(X
α
∩E) ≤ µ(E) < ∞. Contradiction. Thus µ(E) = ∞ =

µ(X
α
∩E).
40b. Let ¦X
α
¦ be a decomposition for a complete measure µ. If f is locally measurable, then since
µ(X
α
) < ∞ for each α, the restriction of f to each X
α
is measurable. Conversely, suppose the restriction
of f to each X
α
is measurable. Given a measurable set E with µ(E) < ∞, let A =

¦X
α
∩ E :
µ(X
α
∩ E) > 0¦, B =

¦X
α
∩ E : µ(X
α
∩ E) = 0¦ and C = E ¸

X
α
). For β ≥ 0, ¦x : fχ
E
(x) >
β¦ = ¦x ∈ A : f(x) > β¦ ∪ ¦x ∈ B : f(x) > β¦ ∪ ¦x ∈ C : f(x) > β¦. The last two sets are
measurable since they are subsets of sets of measure zero. The first set is measurable since it is simply
¦x : fχ
X
α
(x) > β¦ ∩ E for some α. For β < 0, ¦x : fχ
E
(x) > β¦ = E
c
∪ (E ∩ ¦x : f(x) > β¦). By a
similar argument as before, ¦x : fχ
E
(x) > β¦ is measurable. Hence f is locally measurable.
Let f be a nonnegative locally measurable function of X. Now
_
X
f dµ ≥
_

n
i=1
X
i
f dµ =

n
i=1
_
X
i
f dµ
for any finite set ¦X
1
, . . . , X
n
¦. Thus
_
X
f dµ ≥

α
_
X
α
f dµ. On the other hand, for any simple function
ϕ =

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
with ϕ ≤ f, we have
_
X
ϕ dµ =

n
i=1
c
i
µ(E
i

X
α
) =

n
i=1
c
i
(

α
µ(E
i
∩ X
α
)) =

α
(

n
i=1
c
i
µ(E
i
∩ X
α
)) =

α
_
X
α
ϕ dµ. Thus
_
X
f dµ ≤

α
_
X
α
f dµ.
*40c. Let ν be absolutely continuous with respect to µ and suppose that there is a collection ¦X
α
¦ which
is a decomposition for both µ and ν. Let ν
α
be defined by ν
α
(E) = ν(X
α
∩E) for each α. Then there is
a nonnegative measurable function f
α
such that ν
α
(E) =
_
E
f
α
dµ. The function f =

α
f
α
is locally
measurable and ν(E) =

α
ν(X
α
∩ E) =

α
ν
α
(E) =

α
_
E
f
α
dµ =

α
_
X
α
∩E
f dµ =
_
E
f dµ.
40d. If instead of assuming ¦X
α
¦ to be a decomposition for ν, we merely assume that if E ∈ B and
ν(E ∩ X
α
) = 0 for all α, then ν(E) = 0, the reverse implication in part (b) remains valid although
the forward implication may not be true. Thus the argument in part (c) remains valid and so does the
conclusion.
11.7 The L
p
spaces
41. Let f ∈ L
p
(µ), 1 ≤ p < ∞, and ε > 0. First assume that f ≥ 0. Let ¸ϕ
n
) be an increasing sequence
of nonnegative simple functions converging pointwise to f, each of which vanishes outside a set of finite
measure. Then the sequence ¸[f − ϕ
n
[
p
) converges pointwise to zero and is bounded by 2f
p
. By the
Lebesgue Convergence Theorem, lim
_
[f −ϕ
n
[
p
dµ = 0. i.e. lim[[f −ϕ
n
[[
p
= 0. Thus [[f −ϕ[[
p
< ε for
some ϕ.
Now for a general f, there are simple functions ϕ and ψ vanishing outside sets of finite measure such
that [[f
+
−ϕ[[
p
< ε/2 and [[f

−ψ[[
p
< ε/2. Then [[f −(ϕ +ψ)[[
p
< ε.
(*) Proof of Proposition 26
42. Let (X, B, µ) be a finite measure space and g an integrable function such that for some constant
82
M, [
_
gϕ dµ[ ≤ M[[ϕ[[
1
for all simple functions ϕ. Let E = ¦x : [g(x)[ ≥ M +ε¦ and let ϕ = (sgng)χ
E
.
Then (M +ε)µ(E) ≤
_
E
[g[ dµ = [
_
gϕ dµ[ ≤ M[[ϕ[[
1
= Mµ(E). Thus µ(E) = 0 and g ∈ L

.
(*) Proof of Lemma 27 for p = 1
43. Let (X, B, µ) be a σ-finite measure space and g an integrable function such that for some constant
M, [
_
gϕ dµ[ ≤ M[[ϕ[[
p
for all simple functions ϕ. Now X =

X
n
where µ(X
n
) < ∞ for each n. Let
g
n
= gχ

n
i=1
X
i
. Then g
n
∈ L
q
, g
n
→ g and [g
n
[ ≤ [g[ for each n. Thus lim[g − g
n
[
q
dµ = 0. It follows
that lim[[g −g
n
[[
q
= 0 and g ∈ L
q
.
44. Let ¸E
n
) be a sequence of disjoint measurable sets and for each n let f
n
be a function in L
p
, 1 ≤
p < ∞, that vanishes outside E
n
. Set f =

f
n
. Then
_
[f[
p
=
_
[

f
n
[
p
=
_
[f
n
[
p
=
_
[f
n
[
p
=

[[f
n
[[
p
. Hence f ∈ L
p
if and only if

[[f
n
[[
p
< ∞. In this case, [[f[[
p
=

[[f
n
[[
p
. Also, since the
norm is continuous, we have [[

n
i=1
f
i
[[
p
→ [[f[[
p
so [[f −

n
i=1
f
i
[[
p
→ 0 (c.f. Q6.16).
45. For g ∈ L
q
, let F be the linear functional on L
p
defined by F(f) =
_
fg dµ. By the H¨older
inequality, we have [F(f)[ = [
_
fg dµ[ ≤
_
[fg[ dµ ≤ [[f[[
p
[[g[[
q
so [[F[[ ≤ [[g[[
q
. For 1 < p < ∞, let
f = [g[
q/p
(sgng). Then [f[
p
= [g[
q
= fg so f ∈ L
p
and [[f[[
p
= [[g[[
p/q
q
. Now [F(f)[ = [
_
fg dµ[ =
_
[g[
q
dµ = [[g[[
q
q
= [[g[[
q
[[f[[
p
. Thus [[F[[ ≥ [[g[[
q
. If q = 1 and p = ∞, we may assume [[g[[
1
> 0.
Let f = sgng. Then f ∈ L

, [[f[[

= 1 and [F(f)[ = [
_
fg dµ[ =
_
[g[ dµ = [[g[[
1
= [[f[[

[[g[[
1
so
[[F[[ ≥ [[g[[
1
. If q = ∞ and p = 1, given ε > 0, let E = ¦x : g(x) > [[g[[

− ε¦ and let f = χ
E
. Then
f ∈ L
1
, [[f[[
1
=
_
[f[ dµ = µ(E) and [F(f)[ = [
_
fg dµ[ = [
_
E
g dµ[ ≥ ([[g[[

−ε)[[f[[
1
so [[F[[ ≥ [[g[[

.
46a. Let µ be the counting measure on a countable set X. We may enumerate the elements of X by
¸x
n
). By considering simple functions, we see that [f[
p
is integrable if and only if

[f(x
n
)[
p
< ∞.
Hence L
p
(µ) =
p
.
*46b.
*47a.
*47b.
*48. Let A and B be uncountable sets with different numbers of elements and let X = AB. Let B be
the collection of subsets E of X such that for every horizontal or vertical line L either E ∩ L or E
c
∩ L
is countable. Clearly ∅ ∈ B. Suppose E ∈ B. By the symmetry in the definition, E
c
∈ B. Suppose
¸E
n
) is a sequence of sets in B. For every horizontal or vertical line L, (

E
n
) ∩ L =

(E
n
∩ L) and
(

E
n
)
c
∩ L =

E
c
n
∩ L. If E
n
∩ L is countable for all n, then (

E
n
) ∩ L is countable. Otherwise,
E
c
n
∩ L is countable for some n and (

E
n
)
c
∩ L is countable. Thus

E
n
∈ B. Hence B is a σ-algebra.
Let µ(E) be the number of horizontal and vertical lines L for which E
c
∩ L is countable and ν(E)
be the number of horizontal lines with E
c
∩ L countable. Clearly µ(∅) = 0 = ν(∅) since A and B are
uncountable. Suppose ¸E
n
) is a sequence of disjoint sets in B. Then µ(

E
n
) is the number of horizontal
and vertical lines L for which

E
c
n
∩ L is countable. Note that if E
c
n
∩ L is countable, then E
m
∩ L is
countable for m ,= n since E
m
⊂ E
c
n
. If E
c
n
∩ L is countable, then

E
c
n
∩ L is countable. On the other
hand, if

E
c
n
∩ L is countable, then E
c
n
∩ L is countable for some n, for otherwise we have (

E
n
) ∩ L
being countable. It follows that µ(

E
n
) =

µ(E
n
). Thus µ is a measure on B and similarly, ν is a
measure on B.
Define a bounded linear functional F on L
1
(µ) by setting F(f) =
_
f dν.
12 Measure and Outer Measure
12.1 Outer measure and measurability
1. Suppose ¯ µ(E) = µ

(E) = 0. For any set A, we have µ

(A∩E) = 0 since A∩E ⊂ E. Also, A∩E
c
⊂ E
so µ

(E) ≥ µ

(A∩ E
c
) = µ

(A∩ E) +µ

(A∩ E
c
). Thus E is measurable. If F ⊂ E, then µ

(F) = 0 so
F is measurable. Hence ¯ µ is complete.
2. Suppose that ¸E
i
) is a sequence of disjoint measurable sets and E =

E
i
. For any set A, we have
µ

(A ∩ E) ≤

µ

(A ∩ E
i
) by countable subadditivity. Now µ

(A ∩ (E
1
∪ E
2
)) ≥ µ

(A ∩ (E
1
∪ E
2
) ∩
E
1
) +µ

(A∩(E
1
∪E
2
) ∩E
c
1
) = µ

(A∩E
1
) +µ

(A∩E
2
) by measurability of E
1
. By induction we have
µ

(A ∩

n
i=1
E
i
) ≥

n
i=1
µ

(A ∩ E
i
) for all n. Thus µ

(A ∩ E) ≥ µ

(A ∩

n
i=1
E
i
) ≥

n
i=1
µ

(A ∩ E
i
)
for all n so µ

(A∩ E) ≥

µ

(A∩ E
i
). Hence µ

(A∩ E) =

µ

(A∩ E
i
).
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12.2 The extension theorem
*3. Let X be the set of rational numbers and A be the algebra of finite unions of intervals of the
form (a, b] with µ(a, b] = ∞ and µ(∅) = 0. Note that the smallest σ-algebra containing A will contain
one-point sets. Let k be a positive number. Define µ
k
(A) = k[A[. Then µ
k
is a measure on the smallest
σ-algebra containing A and extends µ.
4a. If A is the union of each of two finite disjoint collections ¦C
i
¦ and ¦D
j
¦ of sets in (, then for
each i, we have µ(C
i
) =

j
µ(C
i
∩ D
j
). Similarly, for each j, we have µ(D
j
) =

i
µ(C
i
∩ D
j
). Thus

i
µ(C
i
) =

i

j
µ(C
i
∩ D
j
) =

j

i
µ(C
i
∩ D
j
) =

j
µ(D
j
).
4b. Defining µ(A) =

n
i=1
µ(C
i
) whenever A is the disjoint union of the sets C
i
∈ (, we have a finitely
additive set function on A. Thus µ(

C
i
) ≥ µ(

n
i=1
C
i
) =

n
i=1
µ(C
i
) for all n so µ(

C
i
) ≥

µ(C
i
).
Condition (ii) gives the reverse inequality µ(

C
i
) ≤

µ(C
i
) so µ is countably additive.
(*) Proof of Proposition 9
5a. Let ( be a semialgebra of sets and A the smallest algebra of sets containing (. The union of two finite
unions of sets in ( is still a finite union of sets in (. Also, (

n
i=1
C
i
)
c
=

n
i=1
C
c
i
is a finite intersection
of finite unions of sets in (, which is then a finite union of sets in (. Thus the collection of finite unions
of sets in ( is an algebra containing (. Furthermore, if A
t
is an algebra containing (, then it contains all
finite unions of sets in (. Hence A is comprised of sets of the form A =

n
i=1
C
i
.
5b. Clearly (
σ
⊂ A
σ
. On the other hand, since each set in A is a finite union of sets in (, we have
A
σ
⊂ (
σ
. Hence A
σ
= (
σ
.
6a. Let A be a collection of sets which is closed under finite unions and finite intersections. Countable
unions of sets in A
σ
are still countable unions of sets in A. Also, if A
i
, B
j
∈ A, then (

i
A
i
) ∩(

j
B
j
) =

i,j
(A
i
∩ B
j
), which is a countable union of sets in A. Hence A
σ
is closed under countable unions and
finite intersections.
6b. If

B
i
∈ A
σδ
, then

B
i
=

n

n
i=1
B
i
where

n
i=1
B
i
∈ A
σ
and

n
i=1
B
i


n+1
i=1
B
i
for each n.
Hence each set in A
σδ
is the intersection of a decreasing sequence of sets in A
σ
.
7. Let µ be a finite measure on an algebra A, and µ

the induced outer measure. Suppose that for each
ε > 0 there is a set A ∈ A
σδ
, A ⊂ E, such that µ

(E ¸ A) < ε. Note that A is measurable. Thus for
any set B, we have µ

(B) = µ

(B ∩ A) + µ

(B ∩ A
c
) ≥ µ

(B ∩ E) − µ

(B ∩ (E ¸ A)) + µ

(B ∩ E
c
) >
µ

(B ∩ E) +µ

(B ∩ E
c
) −ε. Thus µ

(B) ≥ µ

(B ∩ E) +µ

(B ∩ E
c
) and E is measurable.
Conversely, suppose E is measurable. Given ε > 0, there is a set B ∈ A
σ
such that E
c
⊂ B and
µ

(B) ≤ µ

(E
c
) + ε. Let A = B
c
. Then A ∈ A
δ
and A ⊂ E. Furthermore, µ

(E ¸ A) = µ

(E ∩ B) =
µ

(B) −µ

(B ∩ E
c
) = µ

(B) −µ

(E
c
) ≤ ε.
8a. If we start with an outer measure µ

on X and form the induced measure ¯ µ on the µ

-measurable
sets, we can use ¯ µ to induce an outer measure µ
+
. For each set E, we have µ

(E) ≤

µ

(A
i
) for any
sequence of µ

-measurable sets A
i
with E ⊂

A
i
. Taking the infimum over all such sequences, we have
µ

(E) ≤ inf

µ

(A
i
) = inf

¯ µ(A
i
) = µ
+
(E).
8b. Suppose there is a µ

-measurable set A ⊃ E with µ

(A) = µ

(E). Then µ
+
(E) ≥ ¯ µ(A) = µ

(A) =
µ

(E). Thus by part (a), we have µ
+
(E) = µ

(E).
Conversely, suppose µ
+
(E) = µ

(E). For each n, there is a µ

-measurable set (a countable union of µ

-
measurable sets) A
n
with E ⊂ A
n
and µ

(A
n
) = ¯ µ(A
n
) ≤ µ
+
(E) + 1/n = µ

(E) + 1/n. Let A =

A
n
.
Then A is µ

-measurable, E ⊂ A and µ

(A) ≤ µ

(E) + 1/n for all n so µ

(A) = µ

(E).
8c. If µ
+
(E) = µ

(E) for each set E, then by part (b), for each set E, there is a µ

-measurable set A
with A ⊃ E and µ

(A) = µ

(E). In particular, µ

(A) ≤ µ

(E) +ε so µ

is regular.
Conversely, if µ

is regular, then for each set E and each n, there is a µ

-measurable set A
n
with A
n
⊃ E
and µ

(A
n
) ≤ µ

(E) + 1/n. Let A =

A
n
. Then A is µ

-measurable, A ⊃ E and µ

(A) = µ

(E). By
part (b), µ
+
(E) = µ

(E) for each set E.
8d. If µ

is regular, then µ
+
(E) = µ

(E) for every E by part (c). In particular, µ

is induced by the
measure ¯ µ on the σ-algebra of µ

-measurable sets.
Conversely, suppose µ

is induced by a measure µ on an algebra A. For each set E and any ε > 0, there
is a sequence ¸A
i
) of sets in A with E ⊂

A
i
and µ

(

A
i
) ≤ µ

(E) + ε. Each A
i
is µ

-measurable so

A
i
is µ

-measurable. Hence µ

is regular.
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8e. Let X be a set consisting of two points a and b. Define µ

(∅) = µ

(¦a¦) = 0 and µ

(¦b¦) = µ

(X) =
1. Then µ

is an outer measure on X. The set X is the only µ

-measurable set containing ¦a¦ and
µ

(X) = 1 > µ

(¦a¦) + 1/2. Hence µ

is not regular.
9a. Let µ

be a regular outer measure. The measure ¯ µ induced by µ

is complete by Q1. Let E be locally
¯ µ-measurable. Then E ∩B is µ

-measurable for any µ

-measurable set B with µ

(B) = ¯ µ(B) < ∞. We
may assume µ

(E) < ∞. Since µ

is regular, it is induced by a measure on an algebra A so there is a
set B ∈ A
σ
with E ⊂ B and µ

(B) ≤ µ

(E) + 1 < ∞. Thus E = E ∩ B is µ

-measurable.
*9b.
10. Let µ be a measure on an algebra A and ¯ µ the extension of it given by the Carath´eodory process.
Let E be measurable with respect to ¯ µ and ¯ µ(E) < ∞. Given ε > 0, there is a countable collection
¦A
n
¦ of sets in A such that E ⊂

A
n
and

µ(A
n
) ≤ µ

(E) + ε/2. There exists N such that


n=N+1
µ(A
n
) < ε/2. Let A =

N
n=1
µ(A
n
). Then A ∈ A and ¯ µ(A∆E) = ¯ µ(A ¸ E) + ¯ µ(E ¸ A) ≤

µ(A
n
) −µ

(E) +


n=N+1
µ(A
n
) < ε.
11a. Let µ be a measure on A and ¯ µ its extension. Let ε > 0. If f is ¯ µ-integrable, then there is
a simple function

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
where each E
i
is µ

-measurable and
_
[f −

n
i=1
c
i
χ
E
i
[ d¯ µ < ε/2. The
simple function may be taken to vanish outside a set of finite measure so we may assume each E
i
has
finite µ

-measure. For each E
i
, there exists A
i
∈ A such that ¯ µ(A
i
∆E
i
) < ε/2n. Consider the A-simple
function ϕ =

n
i=1
c
i
χ
A
i
. Then
_
[f −ϕ[ d¯ µ < ε.
*11b.
12.3 The Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral
12. Let F be a monotone increasing function continuous on the right. Suppose (a, b] ⊂


i=1
(a
i
, b
i
].
Let ε > 0. There exists η
i
> 0 such that F(b
i
+ η
i
) < F(b
i
) + ε2
−i
. There exists δ > 0 such that
F(a + δ) < F(a) + ε. Then the open intervals (a
i
, b
i
+ η
i
) cover the closed interval [a + δ, b]. By the
Heine-Borel Theorem, a finite subcollection of the open intervals covers [a +δ, b]. Pick an open interval
(a
1
, b
1
+ η
1
) containing a + δ. If b
1
+ η
1
≤ b, then there is an interval (a
2
, b
2
+ η
2
) containing b
1
+ η
1
.
Continuing in this fashion, we obtain a sequence (a
1
, b
1

1
), . . . , (a
k
, b
k

k
) from the finite subcollection
such that a
i
< b
i−1

i−1
< b
i
+eta
i
. The process must terminate with some interval (a
k
, b
k

k
but it
terminates only if b ∈ (a
k
, b
k

k
). Thus


i=1
F(b
i
) −F(a
i
) ≥ (F(b
k

k
) −ε2
−i
−F(a
k
)) +(F(b
k−1
+
η
k−1
) −ε2
−i+1
−F(a
k−1
)) + +(F(b
1

1
) −ε2
−1
−F(a
1
)) > F(b
k

k
) −F(a
1
) > F(b) −F(a +δ).
Now F(b)−F(a) = (F(b)−F(a+δ))+(F(a+δ)−F(a)) <


i=1
F(b
i
)−F(a
i
)+ε. Hence F(b)−F(a) ≤


i=1
F(b
i
) −F(a
i
). If (a, b] is unbounded, we may approximate it by a bounded interval by considering
limits.
(*) Proof of Lemma 11
13. Let F be a monotone increasing function and define F

(x) = lim
y→x
+ F(y). Clearly F

is monotone
increasing since F is. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that F(y) −F

(x) < ε whenever y ∈ (x, x+δ).
Now when z ∈ (y, y + δ
t
) where 0 < δ
t
< x + δ −y, we have F(z) −F

(x) < ε. Thus F

(y) −F

(x) ≤
F(z) − F

(x) < ε. Hence F

is continuous on the right. If F is continuous on the right at x, then
F

(x) = lim
y→x
+ F(y) = F(x). Thus since F

is continuous on the right, we have (F

)

= F

. Suppose
F and G are monotone increasing functions which agree wherever they are both continuous. Then F

and G

agree wherever both F and G are continuous. Since they are monotone, their points of continuity
are dense. It follows that F

= G

since F

and G

are continuous on the right.
14a. Let F be a bounded function of bounded variation. Then F = G−H where G and H are monotone
increasing functions. There are unique Baire measures µ
G
and µ
H
such that µ
G
(a, b] = G

(b) − G

(a)
and µ
H
= H

(b) −H

(a). Let ν = µ
G
−µ
H
. Then ν is a signed Baire measure and ν(a, b] = µ
G
(a, b] −
µ
H
(a, b] = (G

(b)−G

(a))−(H

(b)−H

(a)) = (G(b+)−G(a+))−(H(b+)−H(a+)) = F(b+)−F(a+).
14b. The signed Baire measure in part (a) has a Jordan decomposition ν = ν
+
−ν

. Now F = G−H
where G corresponds to the positive variation of F and H corresponds to the negative variation of F.
Then G and H give rise to Baire measures µ
G
and µ
H
with ν = µ
G
− µ
H
. By the uniqueness of the
Jordan decomposition, ν
+
= µ
G
and ν

= µ
H
so ν
+
and ν

correspond to the positive and negative
variations of F.
14c. If F is of bounded variation, define
_
ϕ dF =
_
ϕ dν =
_
ϕ dν
+

_
ϕ dν

where ν is the signed
85
Baire measure in part (a).
14d. Suppose [ϕ[ ≤ M and the total variation of F is T. Then [
_
ϕ dF[ = [
_
ϕ dν[ ≤ MT since ν
+
and ν

correspond to the positive and negative variations of F and T = P +N.
15a. Let F be the cumulative distribution function of the Baire measure ν and assume that F is
continuous. Suppose the interval (a, b) is in the range of F. Since F is monotone, F
−1
[(a, b)] = (c, d)
where F(c) = a and F(d) = b. Thus m(a, b) = b − a = F(d) − F(c) = ν[F
−1
[(a, b)]]. Since the class
of Borel sets is the smallest σ-algebra containing the algebra of open intervals, the uniqueness of the
extension in Theorem 8 gives the result for general Borel sets.
15b. For a discontinuous cumulative distribution function F, note that the set C of points at which F
is continuous is a G
δ
and thus a Borel set. Similarly, the set D of points at which F is discontinuous
is a Borel set. Furthermore, D is at most countable since F is monotone. Thus F
−1
[D] is also at most
countable. Now for a Borel set E, we have m(E) = m(E∩C)+m(E∩D) = m(E∩C) = ν[F
−1
[E∩C]] =
ν[F
−1
[E ∩ C]] +ν[F
−1
[E ∩ D]] = ν[F
−1
[E]].
16. Let F be a continuous increasing function on [a, b] with F(a) = c, F(b) = d and let ϕ be a nonnegative
Borel measurable function on [c, d]. Now F is the cumulative distribution function of a finite Baire
measure ν. First assume that ϕ is a characteristic function χ
E
of a Borel set. Then
_
b
a
ϕ(F(x)) dF(x) =
_
b
a
χ
E
(F(x)) dF(x) =
_
b
a
χ
E
(F(x)) dν = ν[F
−1
[E]] = m(E) =
_
d
c
χ
E
(y) dy =
_
d
c
ϕ(y) dy. Since simple
functions are finite linear combinations of characteristic functions of Borel sets, the result follows from
the linearity of the integrals. For a general ϕ, there is an increasing sequence of nonnegative simple
functions converging pointwise to ϕ and the result follows from the Monotone Convergence Theorem.
*17a. Suppose a measure µ is absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure and let F be
its cumulative distribution function. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that µ(E) < ε whenever
m(E) < δ. For any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of nonoverlapping intervals with

n
i=1
[x
t
i
− x
i
[ < δ, we
have µ(

n
i=1
(x
i
, x
t
i
)) < ε. i.e.

n
i=1
[F(x
t
i
) −F(x
i
)[ < ε. Thus F is absolutely continuous.
Conversely, suppose F is absolutely continuous. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that

n
i=1
[f(x
t
i
) −
f(x
i
)[ < ε for any finite collection ¦(x
i
, x
t
i
)¦ of nonoverlapping intervals with

n
i=1
[x
t
i
−x
i
[ < δ. Let E
be a measurable set with m(E) < δ/2. There is a sequence of open intervals ¸I
n
) such that E ⊂

I
n
and

m(I
n
) < δ. We may assume the intervals are nonoverlapping. Now µ(E) ≤ µ(

I
n
) =

µ(I
n
) =

(F(b
n
) − F(a
n
)) where I
n
= (a
n
, b
n
). Since

k
n=1
(b
n
− a
n
) =

k
n=1
m(I
n
) < δ for each n, we have

k
n=1
(F(b
n
) −F(a
n
)) < ε for each n. Thus µ(E) ≤

(F(b
n
) −F(a
n
)) < ε and µ << m.
17b. If µ is absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure, then its cumulative distribution
function F is absolutely continuous so by Theorem 5.14, we have F(x) =
_
x
a
F
t
(t) dt + F(a). i.e.
µ(a, x] =
_
x
a
F
t
(t) dt. It follows that µ(E) =
_
E
F
t
dt for any measurable set E. By uniqueness of the
Radon-Nikodym derivative, [

dm
] = F
t
a.e.
17c. If F is absolutely continuous, then the Baire measure for which µ(a, b] = F(b) −F(a) is absolutely
continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure and F
t
is its Radon-Nikodym derivative. By Q11.34a, we
have
_
f dF =
_
f dµ =
_
fF
t
dx.
*18. Riemann’s Convergence Criterion: Let f be a nonnegative monotone decreasing function on
(0, ∞), g a nonnegative increasing function on (0, ∞) and ¸a
n
) a nonnegative sequence. Suppose that
for each x ∈ (0, ∞) the number of n such that a
n
≥ f(x) is at most g(x).
12.4 Product measures
19. Let X = Y be the set of positive integers, A = B = T(X), and let ν = µ be the counting measure.
Fubini’s Theorem: Let f be a function on X Y such that

x,y
[f(x, y)[ < ∞.
(i) For (almost) all x, the function f
x
(y) = f(x, y) satisfies

y
[f
x
(y)[ < ∞.
(i’) For (almost) all y, the function f
y
(x) = f(x, y) satisfies

x
[f
y
(x)[ < ∞.
(ii)

x

y
f(x, y) < ∞
(ii’)

y

x
f(x, y) < ∞
(iii)

x

y
f(x, y) =

x,y
f(x, y) =

y

x
f(x, y)
Tonelli’s Theorem: Let f be a nonnegative function on X Y .
Parts (i), (i’), (ii) and (ii’) are trivial.
86
(iii)

x

y
f(x, y) =

x,y
f(x, y) =

y

x
f(x, y)
20. Let (X, B, µ) be any σ-finite measure space and Y the set of positive integers with ν the counting
measure. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function on X Y . For each n ∈ Y , the function
f
n
(x) = f(x, n) is a nonnegative measurable function on X. Both Theorem 20 and Corollary 11.14 give
the result that
_
X

n
f(x, n) =

n
_
X
f(x, n). Note that Corollary 11.14 is valid even if µ is not σ-finite
so the Tonelli Theorem is true without σ-finiteness if (Y, B, ν) is this special measure space.
21. Let X = Y = [0, 1] and let µ = ν be the Lebesgue measure. Note that X Y satisfies the second
axiom of countability and has a countable basis consisting of measurable rectangles. Thus each open set
in X Y is a countable union of measurable rectangles and is itself measurable. Since each open set is
measurable and the collection of Borel sets is the smallest σ-algebra containing all the open sets, each
Borel set in X Y is measurable.
22. Let h and g be integrable functions on X and Y , and define f(x, y) = h(x)g(y). If h = χ
A
and g = χ
B
where A ⊂ X and B ⊂ Y are measurable sets, then f = χ
A·B
where A B is a measurable rectangle.
Thus f is integrable on X Y and
_
X·Y
f d(µ ν) = (µ ν)(A B) = µ(A)ν(B) =
_
X
h dµ
_
Y
g dν.
It follows that the result holds for simple functions and thus nonnegative integrable functions. For
general integrable functions h and g, note that f
+
= h
+
g
+
+h

g

and f

= h
+
g

+h

g
+
. Thus f is
integrable on XY and
_
X·Y
f d(µν) =
_
X·Y
f
+
d(µν)−
_
X·Y
f

d(µν) =
_
X
h
+

_
Y
g
+
dν+
_
X
h


_
Y
g

dν −
_
X
h
+

_
Y
g

dν −
_
X
h


_
Y
g
+
dν =
_
X
h
+

_
Y
g dν −
_
X
h


_
Y
g dν =
_
X
h dµ
_
Y
g dν.
23. Suppose that instead of assuming µ and ν to be σ-finite, we merely assume that ¦¸x, y) : f(x, y) ,= 0¦
is a set of σ-finite measure. Then there is still an increasing sequence of simple functions each vanishing
outside a set of finite measure and converging pointwise to f. Thus the proof of Tonelli’s Theorem is
still valid and the theorem is still true.
24. Let X = Y be the positive integers and µ = ν be the counting measure. Let
f(x, y) =
_
¸
_
¸
_
2 −2
−x
if x = y,
−2 + 2
−x
if x = y + 1,
0 otherwise.
Then

x

y
f(x, y) = f(1, 1) =
3
2
but

y

x
f(x, y) =

y
(2−2
−y
)+(−2+2
−y−1
) =

y
2
−y−1
−2
−y
=

y
2
−y−1
= −
1
2
.
(*) We cannot remove the hypothesis that f be nonnegative from Tonelli’s Theorem or that f be inte-
grable from Fubini’s Theorem.
25. Let X = Y be the interval [0, 1], with A = B the class of Borel sets. Let µ be Lebesgue measure
and ν the counting measure. Let ∆ = ¦¸x, y) ∈ X Y : x = y¦ be the diagonal. Let I
j,n
= [
j−1
n
,
j
n
]
for j = 1, . . . , n and let I
n
=

n
j=1
I
j,n
. Note that ∆ =

n
I
n
. Hence ∆ is measurable (and in fact an
R
σδ
). Now
_
X
[
_
Y
χ

dν] dµ =
_
X
ν(¦y : y = x¦) dµ =
_
X
1 dµ = 1 but
_
Y
[
_
X
χ

dµ] dν =
_
Y
µ(¦x :
x = y¦) dν =
_
Y
0 dν = 0. Let ∆ ⊂

(A
n
B
n
) where A
n
∈ A and B
n
∈ B. Then some B
n
must be
infinite so that (µ ν)(A
n
B
n
) = ∞. Thus

(µ ν)(A
n
B
n
) = ∞. By definition of outer measure,
it follows that
_
X·Y
χ

d(µ ν) = (µ ν)(∆) = ∞.
(*) We cannot remove the hypothesis that f be integrable from Fubini’s Theorem or that µ and ν be
σ-finite from Tonelli’s Theorem.
26. Let X = Y be the set of ordinals less than or equal to the first uncountable ordinal Ω. Let A = B be
the σ-algebra consisting of all countable sets and their complements. Define µ = ν by setting µ(E) = 0
if E is countable and µ(E) = 1 otherwise. Define a subset S of X Y by S = ¦¸x, y) : x < y¦.
Now S
x
= ¦y : y > x¦ and S
y
= ¦x : x < y¦ are measurable for each x and y. Let f be the
characteristic function of S. Then
_
Y
[
_
X
f dµ(x)] dν(y) =
_
Y
µ(S
y
) dν(Y ) =
_
¦Ω]
1 dν(y) = 0 and
_
X
[
_
Y
f dν(y)] dµ(x) =
_
X
ν(S
x
) dµ(x) =
_
X
1 dµ(x) = 1.
If we assume the continuum hypothesis, i.e. that X can be put in one-one correspondence with [0, 1],
then we can take f to be a function on the unit square such that f
x
and f
y
are bounded and measurable
for each x and y but such that the conclusions of the Fubini and Tonelli Theorems do not hold.
(*) The hypothesis that f be measurable with respect to the product measure cannot be omitted from
the Fubini and Tonelli Theorems even if we assume the measurability of f
y
and f
x
and the integrability
87
of
_
f(x, y) dν(y) and
_
f(x, y) dµ(x).
*27. Suppose (X, A, µ) and (Y, B, ν) are two σ-finite measure spaces. Then the extension of the
nonnegative set function λ(A B) = µ(A)ν(B) on the semialgebra of measurable rectangles to A B
is σ-finite. It follows from the Carath´eodory extension theorem that the product measure is the only
measure on A B which assigns the value µ(A)ν(B) to each measurable rectangle AB.
28a. Suppose E ∈ AB. If µ and ν are σ-finite, then so is µν so E =

(E∩F
i
) where (µν)(F
i
) < ∞
for each i. By Proposition 18, (E ∩ F
i
)
x
is measurable for almost all x so E
x
=

(E ∩ F
i
)
x
∈ B for
almost all x.
28b. Suppose f is measurable with respect to A B. For any α, we have E = ¦¸x, y) : f(x, y) > α¦ ∈
AB so E
x
∈ B for almost all x. Now E
x
= ¦y : f(x, y) > α¦ = ¦y : f
x
(y) > α¦. Thus f
x
is measurable
with respect to B for almost all x.
29a. Let X = Y = R and let µ = ν be Lebesgue measure. Then µ ν is two-dimensional Lebesgue
measure on X Y = R
2
. For each measurable subset E of R, let σ(E) = ¦¸x, y) : x −y ∈ E¦. If E is an
open set, then σ(E) is open and thus measurable. If E is a G
δ
with E =

E
i
where each E
i
is open,
then σ(E) =

σ(E
i
), which is measurable. If E is a set of measure zero, then σ(E) is a set of measure
zero and is thus measurable. A general measurable set E is thhe difference of a G
δ
set A and a set B of
measure zero and σ(E) = σ(A) ¸ σ(B) so σ(E) is measurable.
29b. Let f be a measurable function on R and define the function F by F(x, y) = f(x−y). For any α, we
have ¦¸x, y) : F(x, y) > α¦ = ¦¸x, y) : f(x −y) > α¦ = ¦¸x, y) : x −y ∈ f
−1
[(α, ∞)]¦ = σ(f
−1
[(α, ∞)]).
The interval (α, ∞) is a Borel set so f
−1
[(α, ∞)] is measurable. It follows from part (a) that ¦¸x, y) :
F(x, y) > α¦ is measurable. Hence F is a measurable function on R
2
.
29c. Let f and g be integrable functions on R and define the function ϕ by ϕ(y) = f(x − y)g(y).
By Tonelli’s Theorem,
_
X·Y
[f(x − y)g(y)[ dxdy =
_
Y
[
_
X
[f(x − y)g(y)[ dx] dy =
_
Y
[g(y)[[
_
X
[f(x −
y)[ dx] dy =
_
Y
[g(y)[[
_
X
[f(x)[ dx] dy =
_
[f[
_
[g[. Thus the function [f(x − y)g(y)[ is integrable. By
Fubini’s Theorem, for almost all x, the function ϕ is integrable. Let h =
_
Y
ϕ. Then
_
[h[ =
_
X
[
_
Y
ϕ[ ≤
_
X
_
Y
[ϕ[ =
_
X·Y
[ϕ[ ≤
_
[f[
_
[g[.
30a. Let f and g be functions in L
1
(−∞, ∞) and define f ∗ g to be the function defined by
_
f(y −
x)g(x) dx. If f(y − x)g(x) is integrable at y, then define F(x) = f(y − x)g(x) and G(x) = F(y − x).
Then G is integrable and
_
G(x) dx =
_
F(x) dx. i.e.
_
f(x)g(y − x) dx =
_
f(y − x)g(x) dx. Thus
for y ∈ R, f(y −x)g(x) is integrable if and only if f(x)g(y −x) is integrable and their integrals are the
same in this case. When f(y −x)g(x) is not integrable, (f ∗ g)(y) = (g ∗ f)(y) = 0 since the function is
integrable for almost all y. Hence f ∗ g = g ∗ f.
30b. For x, y ∈ R such that f(y − x − u)g(u) is integrable, define F(u) = f(y − x − u)g(u). Consider
G(u) = F(u−x). Then G is integrable and
_
f(y−u)g(u−x) du =
_
G(u) du =
_
F(u) du = (f∗g)(y−x).
The function H(u, x) = f(y−u)g(u−x)h(x) is integrable. Then ((f ∗g)∗h)(y) =
_
(f ∗g)(y−x)h(x) dx =
_
[
_
f(y − u)g(u − x) du]h(x) dx =
_
f(y − u)g(u − x)h(x) dudx =
_
[
_
f(y − u)g(u − x)h(x) dx] du =
_
f(y −u)(g ∗ h)(u) du = (f ∗ (g ∗ h))(y).
30c. For f ∈ L
1
, define
ˆ
f by
ˆ
f(s) =
_
e
ist
f(t) dt. Then [
ˆ
f[ ≤
_
[f[ so
ˆ
f is a bounded complex function.
Furthermore, for any s ∈ R, we have

f ∗ g(s) =
_
e
ist
(f∗g)(t) dt =
_
e
ist
[
_
f(t−x)g(x) dx] dt =
_
[
_
f(t−
x)e
is(t−x)
g(x)e
isx
dx] dt =
_
[
_
f(t − x)e
is(t−x)
g(x)e
isx
dt] dx =
_
[
_
f(t − x)e
is(t−x)
dt]g(x)e
isx
dx =
_
[
_
f(u)e
isu
du]g(x)e
isx
dx =
ˆ
f(s)ˆ g(s).
31. Let f be a nonnegative integrable function on (−∞, ∞) and let m
2
be two-dimensional Lebesgue
measure on R
2
. There is an increasing sequence of nonnegative simple functions ¸ϕ
n
) converging point-
wise to f. Let E
n
= ¦¸x, y) : 0 < y < ϕ
n
(x)¦. Then ¦¸x, y) : 0 < y < f(x)¦ =

E
n
. Write
ϕ
n
=

k
n
i=1
a
(n)
i
χ
K
(n)
i
. We may assume the K
(n)
i
are disjoint. Also, a
(n)
i
> 0 for each i. Then
E
n
= (F
(n)
1
(0, a
(n)
1
)) ∪ ∪ (F
(n)
k
n
(0, a
(n)
k
n
)). Hence E
n
is measurable so ¦¸x, y) : 0 < y <
f(x)¦ is measurable. Furthermore, m
2
(E
n
) → m
2
¦¸x, y) : 0 < y < f(x)¦. On the other hand,
m
2
(E
n
) =

k
n
i=1
m(F
(n)
i
)m(0, a
(n)
i
) =

n
i=1
a
(n)
i
m(F
(n)
i
) =
_
ϕ
n
dx. By Monotone Convergence The-
orem,
_
ϕ
n
dx →
_
f dx so m
2
¦¸x, y) : 0 < y < f(x)¦ =
_
f dx. Now ¦¸x, y) : 0 ≤ y ≤ f(x)¦ =
¦¸x, y) : 0 < y < f(x)¦ ∪ ¦¸x, 0) : x ∈ R¦ ∪ ¦¸x, f(x)) : x ∈ R¦. Note that m
2
¦¸x, 0) : x ∈ R¦ =
m(R)m¦0¦ = ∞ 0 = 0. Also, m
2
¦¸x, f(x)) : x ∈ R¦ = 0 by considering a covering of the set by
88
A
n
∪ [(n − 1)ε, nε) where A
n
= ¦x ∈ R : f(x) ∈ [(n − 1)ε, nε)¦. Thus ¦¸x, y) : 0 ≤ y ≤ f(x)¦ is
measurable and m
2
¦¸x, y) : 0 ≤ y ≤ f(x)¦ =
_
f dx.
Let ϕ(t) = m¦x : f(x) ≥ t¦. Since ¦x : f(x) ≥ t¦ ⊂ ¦x : f(x) ≥ t
t
¦ when t ≥ t
t
, ϕ is a decreas-
ing function. Now
_

0
ϕ(t) dt =
_

0
[
_
χ
¦x:f(x)≥t]
(x) dx] dt =
_
[
_
χ
¦x:f(x)≥t]
(x)χ
[0,∞)
(t) dx] dt =
_
χ
¦¸x,y):0≤t≤f(x)]
= m
2
¦¸x, y) : 0 ≤ t ≤ f(x)¦ =
_
f dx.
*32. Let ¸(X
i
, A
i
, µ
i
))
n
i=1
be a finite collection of measure spaces. We can form the product measure
µ
1
µ
n
on the space X
1
X
n
by starting with the semialgebra of rectangles of the form
R = A
1
A
n
and µ(R) =

µ
i
(A
i
), and using the Carath´eodory extension procedure. If E ⊂
X
1
X
n
is covered by a sequence of measurable rectangles R
k
⊂ X
1
X
n
, then R
k
=
R
1
k
∪ R
2
k
where R
1
k
⊂ X
1
X
p
and R
2
k
⊂ X
p+1
X
n
are measurable rectangles. Then
((µ
1
µ
p
)(µ
p+1
µ
n
))

(E) ≤


1
µ
p
)(R
1
k
)(µ
p+1
µ
n
)(R
2
k
) =


1
µ
n
)(R
k
)
so ((µ
1
µ
p
) (µ
p+1
µ
n
))

(E) ≤ (µ
1
µ
n
)

(E).
On the other hand, if R = F G is a measurable rectangle in (X
1
X
p
) (X
p+1
X
n
),
then F ⊂

F
k
and G ⊂

G
j
where F
k
is a measurable rectangle in X
1
X
p
and G
j
is a
measurable rectangle in X
p+1
X
n
. Now R ⊂

k,j
(F
k
G
j
) and ((µ
1
µ
p
) (µ
p+1

µ
n
))(R) + ε = (µ
1
µ
p
)(F)(µ
p+1
µ
n
)(G) + ε >

k,j

1
µ
n
)(F
k
G
j
). Now if
E ⊂ (X
1
X
p
)(X
p+1
X
n
), then E ⊂

R
i
and ((µ
1
µ
p
)(µ
p+1
µ
n
))

(E)+ε >

i
((µ
1
µ
p
)(µ
p+1
µ
n
))(R
i
) >

i

k,j

1
µ
n
)(F
k
G
j
)−ε
t
≥ (µ
1
µ
n
)

(E)−ε.
Thus ((µ
1
µ
p
) (µ
p+1
µ
n
))

(E) ≥ (µ
1
µ
n
)

(E).
Hence ((µ
1
µ
p
) (µ
p+1
µ
n
))

= µ
1
µ
n

. It then follows that (µ
1
µ
p
)

p+1
µ
n
) = µ
1
µ
n
.
*33. Let ¦(X
λ
, A
λ
, µ
λ
)¦ be a collection of probability measure spaces.
12.5 Integral operators
*34. By Proposition 21, we have [[T[[ ≤ M
α,β
.
35. Let k(x, y) be a measurable function on XY of absolute operator type (p, q) and g ∈ L
q
(ν). Then
[k[ is of operator type (p, q) so by Proposition 21, for almost all x, the integral
_
Y
[k(x, y)[g(y) dν exists.
Thus for almost all x, the integral f(x) =
_
Y
k(x, y)g(y) dν exists. Furthermore, the function f belongs
to L
p
(µ) an [[f[[
p
≤ [[
_
Y
[k(x, y)[g(y) dν[[
p
≤ [[ [k[ [[
p,q
[[g[[
q
.
(*) Proof of Corollary 22
36. Let g, h and k be functions on R
n
of class L
q
, L
p
and L
r
respectively, with 1/p + 1/q + 1/r = 2.
We may write 1/p = 1 − (1 − λ)/r and 1/q = 1 − λ/r for some 0 ≤ λ ≤ 1. Then k is of covariant type
(p, q) so the integral f(x) =
_
R
n
k(x, y)g(y) dy exists for almost all x and the function f belongs to L
p

with [[f[[
p
∗ ≤ [[k[[
r
[[g[[
q
by Proposition 21. Now
_ _
R
2n
[h(x)k(x − y)g(y)[ dxdy =
_
R
n
[h(x)f(x)[ dx ≤
[[h[[
p
[[k[[
r
[[g[[
q
.
(*) Proof of Proposition 25
37. Let g ∈ L
q
and k ∈ L
r
, with 1/q + 1/r > 1. Let 1/p = 1/q + 1/r −1. We may write 1/q = 1 −λ/r
and 1/p = 1 − (1 − λ)/r where 0 ≤ λ ≤ 1. Then k is of covariant type (p, q) so the function f(x) =
_
R
n
k(x −y)g(y) dy is defined for almost all x and [[f[[
p
≤ [[k[[
r
[[g[[
q
by Proposition 21.
(*) Proof of Proposition 26
*38. Let g, h and k be functions on R
n
of class L
q
, L
p
and L
r
with 1/p + 1/q + 1/r ≤ 2.
12.6 Inner measure
39a. Suppose µ(X) < ∞. By definition, µ

(E) ≥ µ(X) − µ

(E
c
). Conversely, since E and E
c
are
disjoint, we have µ

(E) +µ

(E
c
) ≤ µ

(E ∪ E
c
) = µ(X). Hence µ

(E) = µ(X) −µ

(E
c
).
39b. Suppose A is a σ-algebra. If A ∈ A and E ⊂ A, then µ

(E) ≤ µ(A). Thus µ

(E) ≤ inf¦µ(A) :
E ⊂ A, A ∈ A¦. Conversely, for any sequence ¸A
i
) of sets in A covering E, we have

A
i
∈ A so
inf¦µ(A) : E ⊂ A, A ∈ A¦ ≤ µ(

A
i
) ≤

µ(A
i
). Thus inf¦µ(A) : E ⊂ A, A ∈ A¦ ≤ µ

(E). Hence
µ

(E) = inf¦µ(A) : E ⊂ A, A ∈ A¦.
If A ∈ A and A ⊂ E, then µ(A) = µ(A) − µ

(A ¸ E). Thus sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A ∈ A¦ ≤ µ

(E).
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Conversely, if A ∈ A and µ

(A¸E) < ∞, then for any ε > 0, there is a sequence ¸A
i
) of sets in A such that
A¸E ⊂

A
i
and

µ(A
i
) < µ

(A¸E)+ε. Let B =

A
i
. Then B ∈ A and µ(B) < µ

(A¸E)+ε. Also,
A¸B ∈ A and A¸B ⊂ E. Thus µ(A)−µ

(A¸E)−ε = µ(A)−µ(B) = µ(A¸B) ≤ sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A ∈
A¦. It follows that µ

(E) ≤ sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A ∈ A¦. Hence µ

(E) = sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A ∈ A¦.
39c. Let µ be Lebesgue measure on R. By part (c), we have µ

(E) = sup¦µ(A) : A ⊂ E, A measurable¦.
If A is measurable and A ⊂ E, then given ε > 0, there is a closed set F ⊂ A with µ

(A ¸ F) < ε. Thus
µ(A) = µ(F) +µ(A¸ F) < µ(F) +ε. It follows that µ

(E) ≤ sup¦µ(F) : F ⊂ E, F closed¦. Conversely,
if F ⊂ E and F is closed, then F is measurable so µ(F) ≤ µ

(E). Thus sup¦µ(F) : F ⊂ E, F closed¦ ≤
µ

(E). Hence µ

(E) = sup¦µ(F) : F ⊂ E, F closed¦.
40. Let ¸B
i
) be a sequence of disjoint sets in B. Then ¯ µ(

B
i
) = µ

(

B
i
∩ E) + µ

(

B
i
∩ E
c
) =

µ

(B
i
∩E) +

µ

(B
i
∩E
c
) =

¯ µ(B
i
). Also, µ(

B
i
) = µ

(

B
i
∩E) +µ

(

B
i
∩E
c
) =

µ

(B
i

E) +

µ

(B
i
∩ E
c
) =

µ(B
i
). Hence the measures ¯ µ and µ in Theorem 38 are countably additive on
B.
41. Let µ be a measure on an algebra A, and let E be a µ

-measurable set. If B ∈ B, then B
is of the form (A ∩ E) ∪ (A
t
∩ E
c
) where A, A
t
∈ A. Thus ¯ µ(B) = µ

(A ∩ E) + µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) and
µ

(B) = µ

(A ∩ E) + µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
). If µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) = ∞, then µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) = ∞ and ¯ µ(B) = µ

(B). If
µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) < ∞, then since A
t
∩ E
c
is µ

-measurable, µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) =
¯
¯ µ(A
t
∩ E
c
) = µ

(A
t
∩ E
c
) where
¯
¯ µ is the measure induced by µ

. Thus ¯ µ(B) = µ

(B).
42a. Let G and H be two measurable kernels for E so G ⊂ E, H ⊂ E and µ

(E ¸ G) = 0 = µ

(E ¸ H).
Then µ

(G ¸ H) = 0 = µ

(H ¸ G) since G ¸ H ⊂ E ¸ H and H ¸ G ⊂ E ¸ G. In particular, G∆H
is measurable and µ(G∆H) = 0. Let G
t
and H
t
be two measurable covers for E so G
t
⊃ E, H
t
⊃ E
and µ

(G
t
¸ E) = 0 = µ

(H
t
¸ E). Then µ

(G
t
¸ H
t
) = 0 = µ

(H
t
¸ G
t
) since G
t
¸ H
t
⊂ G
t
¸ E and
H
t
¸ G
t
⊂ H
t
¸ E. In particular, G
t
∆H
t
is measurable and µ(G
t
∆H
t
) = 0.
42b. Suppose E is a set of σ-finite outer measure. Then E =

E
n
where each E
n
is µ

-measurable and
µ

(E
n
) < ∞. Then µ

(E
n
) < ∞ so there exist G
n
∈ A
δσ
such that G
n
⊂ E
n
and ¯ µ(G
n
) = µ

(E
n
) =
µ

(E
n
). Let G =

G
n
. Then G is measurable, G ⊂ E and µ

(E¸G) ≤ µ

(E¸G) ≤

µ

(E
n
¸H
n
) = 0.
Hence µ

(E ¸ G) = 0 and G is a measurable kernel for E.
Also, there exist H
n
∈ A
σδ
such that E
n
⊂ H
n
and µ

(H
n
) = µ

(E
n
). Let H =

H
n
. Then H is
measurable, E ⊂ H and µ

(H ¸ E) ≤ µ

(H ¸ E) ≤

µ

(H
n
¸ E
n
) = 0. Hence µ

(H ¸ E) = 0 and H is
a measurable cover for E.
43a. Let P be the nonmeasurable set in Section 3.4. Note that m

(P) ≤ m

(P) ≤ 1. By Q3.15,
for any measurable set E with E ⊂ P, we have m(E) = 0. Hence m

(P) = sup¦m(E) : E ⊂
P, E measurable, m(E) < ∞¦ = 0.
43b. Let E = [0, 1] ¸ P. Let ¸I
n
) be a sequence of open intervals such that E ⊂

I
n
. We may
assume that I
n
⊂ [0, 1] for all n. Then [0, 1] ¸

I
n
⊂ P so m([0, 1] ¸

I
n
) = 0. Thus m(

I
n
) = 1.
Hence m

(E) = 1. Suppose A ∩ [0, 1] is a measurable set. Note that m

(A ∩ E) ≤ m(A ∩ [0, 1]) and
m

(E¸ A) ≤ m([0, 1] ¸ A). Thus 1 = m

(E) = m

(A∩E) +m

(E¸ A) ≤ m(A∩[0, 1]) +m([0, 1] ¸ A) = 1
so m

(A∩ E) = m(A∩ [0, 1]).
*43c.
*44. Let µ be a measure on an algebra A and E a set with µ

(E) < ∞. Let β be a real number with
µ

(E) ≤ β ≤ µ

(E).
*45a.
*45b.
46a. Let A be the algebra of finite unions of half-open intervals of R and let µ(∅) = 0 and µ(A) = ∞
for A ,= ∅. If E ,= ∅ and ¸A
i
) is a sequence of sets in A with E ⊂

A
i
, then A
i
,= ∅ for some i and
µ(A
i
) = ∞. Thus

µ(A
i
) = ∞ so µ

(E) = ∞.
46b. If E contains no interval, then the only A ∈ A with m

(A ¸ E) < ∞ is ∅. Thus µ

(E) = 0. If E
contains an interval I, then µ

(E) ≥ µ(I) −µ

(I ¸ E) = µ(I) = ∞.
46c. Note that R = Q∪Q
c
, µ

(R) = ∞, µ

(Q) = µ

(Q
c
) = 0. Thus µ

restricted to B is not a measure
and there is no smallest extension of µ to B.
46d. The counting measure is a measure on B and counting measure restricted to A equals µ. Hence
the counting measure on B is an extension of µ to B.
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46e. Let E be an interval. Then µ

(E) = ∞ but µ

(E ∩ Q) = 0 and µ

(E ∩ Q
c
) = 0. Hence Lemma 37
fails if we replace “sets in A” by “measurable sets”.
47a. Let X = ¦a, b, c¦ and set µ

(X) = 2, µ

(∅) = 0 and µ

(E) = 1 if E is not X or ∅. Setting
µ

(E) = µ

(X) −µ

(E
c
), we have µ

(X) = 2, µ

(∅) = 0 and µ

(E) = 1 if E is not X or ∅.
47b. ∅ and X are the only measurable subsets of X.
47c. µ

(E) = µ

(E) for all subsets E of X but all subsets except ∅ and X are nonmeasurable.
47d. By taking E = ¦a¦ and F = ¦b¦, we have µ

(E) + µ

(F) = µ

(E) + µ

(F) = 2 but µ

(E ∪ F) =
µ

(E ∪ F) = 1. Hence the first and third inequalities of Theorem 35 fail.
(*) If µ

is not a regular outer measure (i.e. it does not come from a measure on an algebra), then we
do not get a reasonable theory of inner measure by setting µ

(E) = µ

(X) −µ

(E
c
).
48a. Let X = R
2
and A the algebra consisting of all disjoint unions of vertical intervals of the form
I = ¦¸x, y) : a < y ≤ b¦. Let µ(A) be the sum of the lengths of the intervals of which A is composed.
Then µ is a measure on A. Let E = ¦¸x, y) : y = 0¦. If E ⊂

A
n
where ¸A
n
) is a sequence in A, then
some A
n
must be an uncountable union of vertical intervals so

µ(A
n
) = ∞. Thus µ

(E) = ∞. If
A ∈ A with µ

(A¸ E) < ∞, then µ

(A¸ E) = µ(A) so µ

(E) = 0.
48b. Let E
t
⊂ E and let A
n
=

¦x:¸x,0)∈E

]
¦¸x, y) : −1/n < y ≤ 1/n¦. Then E
t
=

A
n
so E
t
is an A
δ
.
*48c.
12.7 Extension by sets of measure zero
49. Let A be a σ-algebra on X and Ma collection of subsets of X which is closed under countable unions
and which has the property that each subset of a set in M is in M. Consider B = ¦B : B = A∆M, A ∈
A, M ∈ M¦. Clearly ∅ ∈ B. If B = A∆M ∈ B, then B
c
= (A¸M)
c
∩(M¸A)
c
= (A
c
∪M) ∩(M
c
∪A) =
(A ∪ M)
c
∪ (A ∩ M) = (A
c
¸ M) ∪ (M ¸ A
c
) = A
c
∆M ∈ B. Suppose ¸B
i
) is a sequence in B with
B
i
= A
i
∆M
i
. Then

B
i
=

(A
i
¸M
i
)∪

(M
i
¸A
i
) = (

A
i
¸

M
i
)∪(

M
i
¸

A
i
) =

A
i

M
i
∈ B.
Hence B is a σ-algebra.
*50.
12.8 Carath´eodory outer measure
51. Let (X, ρ) be a metric space and let µ

be an outer measure on X with the property that µ

(A∪B) =
µ

(A)+µ

(B) whenever ρ(A, B) > 0. Let Γ be the set of functions ϕ of the form ϕ(x) = ρ(x, E). Suppose
A and B are separated by some ϕ ∈ Γ. Then there are numbers a and b with a > b, ρ(x, E) > a on A
and ρ(x, E) < b on B. Thus ρ(A, B) > 0 so µ

(A∪B) = µ

(A) +µ

(B) and µ

is a Carath´eodory outer
measure with respect to Γ. Now for a closed set F, we have F = ¦x : ρ(x, F) ≤ 0¦, which is measurable
since ϕ(x) = ρ(x, F) is µ

-measurable. Thus every closed set (and hence every Borel set) is measurable
with respect to µ

.
(*) Proof of Proposition 41
12.9 Hausdorff measures
52. Suppose E ⊂

E
n
. If ε > 0 and ¸B
i,n
)
i
is a sequence of balls covering E
n
with radii r
i,n
< ε,
then ¸B
i,n
)
i,n
is a sequence of balls covering E so λ
(ε)
α
(E) ≤

i,n
r
α
i,n
=

n

i
r
α
i,n
. Thus λ
(ε)
α
(E) ≤

n
λ
(ε)
α
(E
n
). Letting ε → 0, we have m

α
(E) ≤

n
m

α
(E
n
) so m

α
is countably subadditive.
53a. If E is a Borel set and ¸B
i
) is a sequence of balls covering E with radii r
i
< ε, then ¸B
i
+ y)
is a sequence of balls covering E + y with radii r
i
. Conversely, if ¸B
i
) is a sequence of balls covering
E + y with radii r
i
< ε, then ¸B
i
− y) is a sequence of balls covering E with radii r
i
. It follows that
λ
(ε)
α
(E +y) = λ
(ε)
α
(E). Letting ε → 0, we have m
α
(E +y) = m
α
(E).
53b. Since m
α
is invariant under translations, it suffices to consider rotations about 0. Let T denote
rotation about 0. If ¸B
i
) is a sequence of balls covering E with radii r
i
< ε, then ¸T(B
i
)) is a sequence
of balls covering T(E) with radii r
i
. It follows that λ
(ε)
α
(E) = λ
(ε)
α
(T(E)) for all ε > 0. Letting ε → 0,
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we have m
α
(E) = m
α
(T(E)).
*54.
*55a. Let E be a Borel subset of some metric space X. Suppose m
α
(E) is finite for some α.
55b. Suppose m
α
(E) > 0 for some α. If m
β
(E) < ∞ for some β > α, then by part (a), m
α
(E) = 0.
Contradiction. Hence m
β
(E) = ∞ for all β > α.
55c. Let I = inf¦α : m
α
(E) = ∞¦. If α > I, then m
α
(E) = ∞ by part (a). Thus I is an upper bound
for ¦β : m
β
(E) = 0¦. If U < I, then there exists β such that U < β < I and m
β
(E) = 0 by part (b).
Hence I = sup¦β : m
β
(E) = 0¦.
*55d. Let α = log 2/ log 3. Given ε > 0, choose n such that 3
−n
< ε. Then since the Cantor ternary set
C can be covered by 2
n
intervals of length 3
−n
, we have λ
(ε)
α
(C) ≤ 2
n
(3
−n
)
α
= 1. Thus m

α
(C) ≤ 1.
Conversely, given ε > 0, if ¸I
n
) is any sequence of open intervals covering C and with lengths less than
ε, then we may enlarge each interval slightly and use compactness of C to reduce to the case of a finite
collection of closed intervals. We may further take each I to be the smallest interval containing some pair
of intervals J, J
t
from the construction of C. If J, J
t
are the largest such intervals, then there is an interval
K ⊂ C
c
between them. Now l(I)
s
≥ (l(J)+l(K)+l(J
t
))
s
≥ (
3
2
(l(J)+l(J
t
)))
s
= 2(
1
2
(l(J))
s
+
1
2
(l(J
t
))
s
) ≥
(l(J))
s
+ (l(J
t
))
s
. Proceed in this way until, after a finite number of steps, we reach a covering of C by
equal intervals of length 3
−j
. This must include all intervals of length 3
−j
in the construction of C. It
follows that

l(I
n
) ≥ 1. Thus λ
(ε)
α
(C) ≥ 1 for all ε > 0 and m

α
(C) ≥ 1.
Since m

α
(C) = 1, by parts (a) and (b), we have m
β
(C) = 0 for 0 < β < α and m
β
(C) = ∞ for β > α.
Hence the Hausdorff dimension of C is α = log 2/ log 3.
13 Measure and Topology
13.1 Baire sets and Borel sets
1.
[Incomplete: Q5.20c, Q5.22c, d, Q7.42b, d, Q7.46a, Q8.17b, Q8.29, Q8.40b, c, Q9.38, Q9.49, Q9.50,
Q10.47, Q10.48b, Q10.49g, Q11.5d, Q11.6c, Q11.8d, Q11.9d, e, Q11.37b, c, d, e, Q11.46b, Q11.47a,
b, Q11.48, Q12.9b, Q12.11b, Q12.18, Q12.27, Q12.33, Q12.34, Q12.38, Q12.43c, Q12.44, Q12.45a, b,
Q12.48c, Q12.50, Q12.54, Q12.55a]
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Thus B c ⊂ Ac . then there exists x such that x = x. Contradiction. then either m is the smallest element of S or there exists m ∈ S with m < m = n + 1. then A = (Ac )c ⊂ / / (B c )c = B. . . (⇒) Suppose f is onto. sn with (n) (n) (n) (n) x1 = a and xi+1 = fi (x1 . Thus f is one-to-one. z ↔ x. . if B c ⊂ Ac . (X × Y ) × Z = { x. (A∆B)∆C = [((A \ B) ∪ (B \ A)) \ C] ∪ [C \ ((A \ B) ∪ (B \ A))] = [((A \ B) ∪ (B \ A)) ∩ C c ] ∪ [C ∩ ((A \ B) ∪ (B \ A))c ] = [((A ∩ B c ) ∪ (B ∩ Ac )) ∩ C c ] ∪ [C ∩ ((Ac ∪ B) ∩ (B c ∪ A))] = (A ∩ B c ∩ C c ) ∪ (Ac ∩ B ∩ C c ) ∪ (Ac ∩ B c ∩ C) ∪ (A ∩ B ∩ C). . A ⊂ B ⇒ A ⊂ A ∩ B ⇒ A ∩ B = A ⇒ A ∪ B = (A \ B) ∪ (A ∩ B) ∪ (B \ A) = (A ∩ B) ∪ (B \ A) = B ⇒ A ⊂ A ∪ B = B. xn for each n. A∆B = ∅ ⇔ (A \ B) ∪ (B \ A) = ∅ ⇔ A \ B = ∅ and B \ A = ∅ ⇔ A ⊂ B andB ⊂ A ⇔ A = B. let P (n) be the proposition that if there exists m ∈ S with m ≤ n. . For each y ∈ f [X]. For each y ∈ Y . 10. If f (x1 ) = f (x2 ). A∆B = (A \ B) ∪ (B \ A) = (B \ A) ∪ (A \ B) = B∆A. (⇐) Suppose there exists g : Y → X such that f ◦ g = idY . y . Contradiction. intersections and complements 9. g(y) ∈ X and f (g(y)) = y. 11. . By letting xn = xn by letting xi = xi for 1 ≤ i ≤ n and letting xn+1 = fn (x1 . Fix x0 ∈ X. . x. 1 .1 Set Theory Introduction 1. we see that P (n + 1) is true ). y. .1 1. . . A∆(B∆C) = [A \ ((B \ C) ∪ (C \ B))] ∪ [((B \ C) ∪ (C \ B)) \ A] = [A ∩ ((B \ C) ∪ (C \ B))c ] ∪ [((B \ C) ∪ (C \ B)) ∩ Ac ] = [A ∩ ((B c ∪ C) ∩ (C c ∪ B))] ∪ [((B ∩ C c ) ∪ (C ∩ B c )) ∩ Ac ] = [A ∩ (B c ∪ C) ∩ (B ∪ C c )] ∪ (Ac ∩ B ∩ C c ) ∪ (Ac ∩ B c ∩ C) = (A ∩ B c ∩ C c ) ∪ (A ∩ B ∩ C) ∪ (Ac ∩ B ∩ C c ) ∪ (Ac ∩ B c ∩ C). 3. Suppose P (1) is true and P (n) ⇒ P (n + 1) for all n. X × (Y × Z) = { x. . (n+1) (n) (n+1) (n+1) (n+1) (n) (n) (n) 1. Thus A ∩ (B ∪ C) = (A ∩ B) ∪ (A ∩ C). Thus f is onto. xi ).3 Unions. 12a. But P (1) ⇒ P (2) ⇒ · · · ⇒ P (m). 4. 7. . x1 = x2 . Then g is a well-defined function and f ◦ g = idY . 2. there exists xy ∈ X such that f (xy ) = y. 5. Given a nonempty subset S of natural numbers. P (1) is true since 1 will then be the smallest element of S. Then it has a smallest element m.2 Functions 6. z ↔ x. x ∈ A ∪ (B ∩ C) ⇔ x ∈ A or x ∈ B and C ⇔ x ∈ A or B and x ∈ A or C ⇔ x ∈ (A ∪ B) ∩ (A ∪ C). m > 1 and P (m) is false. then S has a smallest element by the induction hypothesis. . y . Suppose that {n ∈ N : P (n) is false} = ∅. Let P (n) be the proposition that for each n there is a unique finite sequence x1 . y.e. If {x : x = x} = ∅. Given P (n). Conversely. z }. Clearly P (1) is true. Suppose that P (n) is true and that there exists m ∈ S with m ≤ n + 1. Define g : Y → X such that g(y) = xy if y ∈ f [X] and g(y) = x0 if y ∈ Y \ f [X]. (⇐) Suppose there exists g : Y → X such that g ◦ f = idX . . If x ∈ B. x ∈ A ∩ (B ∪ C) ⇔ x ∈ A and x ∈ B or C ⇔ x ∈ A and B or x ∈ A and C ⇔ x ∈ (A ∩ B) ∪ (A ∩ C). z . in which case the induction hypothesis again gives a smallest element. If m ≤ n. we get a unique sequence xi from X such that x1 = a and xi+1 = fi (x1 . then g(f (x1 )) = g(f (x2 )). (⇒) Suppose f is one-to-one. In particular. Suppose A ⊂ B. . Given y ∈ Y . y. Thus A ∪ (B ∩ C) = (A ∪ B) ∩ (A ∪ C). i. Then g is a well-defined function and g ◦ f = idX . Hence A∆(B∆C) = (A∆B)∆C. there exists a unique xy ∈ X such that f (xy ) = y. 1. If m = n + 1. 12b. Define g : Y → X such that g(y) = xy for all y ∈ Y . then S has a smallest element. ∅ ⊂ {green-eyed lions}. . 8. z }. then x ∈ A. xi ).

2} with f (1) = f (2) = 1. then x ∈ f −1 [Bλ ] for all λ and f (x) ∈ Bλ so x ∈ f −1 [ Bλ ]. together with the inequality in Q18a. B1 . Let B1 be the σ-algebra generated by C and let B2 be the σ-algebra generated by A. This.e. 3} with f (1) = f (2) = 1 and f (3) = 3. Thus C ⊂ A . Then f −1 [f [A]] = f −1 [{1}] = {1. y ∈ B. Conversely. if B is a σ-algebra containing C. Then A is a σ-algebra containing C. 1.4 Algebras of sets 19a. A∆X = (A \ X) ∪ (X \ A) = ∅ ∪ Ac = Ac . 2. Thus f [f −1 [B]] ⊂ B. then f (x) ∈ Bλ for all λ and x ∈ f −1 [Bλ ] for all λ so x ∈ f −1 [Bλ ]. then x ∈ Aλ0 for some λ0 and f (x) ∈ f [Aλ0 ] ⊂ f [Aλ ]. For each y ∈ Y . since C ⊂ A. If y ∈ f [f −1 [B]]. x ∈ f −1 [B c ]. then x ∈ Aλ for all λ and f (x) ∈ f [Aλ ] for all λ. 18b. x ∈ B ∩ ( A∈C A) ⇔ x ∈ B and x ∈ A for some A ∈ C ⇔ x ∈ B ∩ A for some A ∈ C ⇔ x ∈ A∈C (B ∩ A). Furthermore. / 14. if y ∈ f [Aλ ]. 16b. If F ∈ A . Thus B ⊂ f [f −1 [B]].e. if x ∈ f −1 [Bλ ]. Let A1 = {1. If x ∈ A. Ay = ∅ for all y. Conversely. B1 ⊂ B2 . f (x) ∈ B. Then Ei is in the σ-algebra generated by the countable subset Ci . If x ∈ Aλ . Let A = {1}. / 18a. 2 . Since x ∈ f −1 [B]. 17b.5 The axiom of choice and infinite direct products 21. If x ∈ Aλ . then y ∈ f [Aλ0 ] for some λ0 so y ∈ f [ Aλ ]. Thus F c ∈ A . Thus B1 ⊃ B2 . Let F be the family of all σ-algebras containing C and let A = {B : B ∈ F }. x ∈ ( A∈C A)c ⇔ x ∈ A for any A ∈ C ⇔ x ∈ Ac for all A ∈ C ⇔ x ∈ A∈C Ac . 2} → {1. 17c. Thus (f −1 [B])c ⊂ f −1 [B c ]. 16c. gives equality. 3}. Thus f −1 [f [A]] ⊃ A. 19b. Consider the collection A = {Ay : y ∈ Y }. 12d. Consider f : {1. Thus f −1 [ Bλ ] ⊂ f −1 [Bλ ]. 3} and A2 = {2. if x ∈ (f −1 [B])c .e. Then f [A1 ∩ A2 ] = f [{3}] = {3} but f [A1 ] ∩ f [A2 ] = {1. then F is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable set and so is F c . then f (x) ∈ B so x ∈ f −1 [B]. If y ∈ B. By the axiom of choice. being a σ-algebra. Thus f [ Aλ ] ⊂ f [Aλ ]. then there exists x ∈ X such that f (x) = y. If x ∈ f −1 [B c ]. 15. If x ∈ f −1 [ Bλ ]. Furthermore. x ∈ (f −1 [B])c . 13. 3}. ( A∈A A) ∩ ( B∈B B) = B∈B (( A∈A A) ∩ B) = B∈B ( A∈A (A ∩ B)) = A∈A B∈B (A ∩ B). Then f [f −1 [B]] = f [B] = {1} B. Conversely. A∆B = X ⇔ (A \ B) ∪ (B \ A) = X ⇔ A ∩ B = ∅ and A ∪ B = X ⇔ A = B c . 3} → {1. i. Thus f −1 [B c ] ⊂ (f −1 [B])c . then f (x) ∈ Bλ0 for some λ0 so x ∈ f −1 [Bλ0 ] ⊂ f −1 [Bλ ]. Since f is onto. then E is in the σ-algebra generated by {E}. If E ∈ C. Let A be the union of all σ-algebras generated by countable subsets of C. 1. then y = f (x) for some x ∈ f −1 [B]. 2} A. i. Consider f : {1. then each Ei is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable subset Ci of C. Thus B ∩ ( A∈C A) = A∈C (B ∩ A). Thus f −1 [ Bλ ] ⊂ f −1 [Bλ ]. there is a function F on A such that F (Ay ) ∈ Ay for all y ∈ Y . let Ay = f −1 [{y}].12c. if x ∈ f −1 [Bλ ]. is also an algebra so B1 ⊃ A. 20. i. 2}. then x ∈ f −1 [B] so f (x) ∈ B c . / / Conversely. In particular. by definition. (A∆B) ∩ E = ((A \ B) ∪ (B \ A)) ∩ E = ((A \ B) ∩ E) ∪ ((B \ A) ∩ E) = [(A ∩ E) \ (B ∩ E)] ∪ [(B ∩ E) \ (A ∩ E)] = (A ∩ E)∆(B ∩ E). x ∈ f −1 [B] and y ∈ f [f −1 [B]]. 18c. then E1 is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable subset C1 of C and E2 is in some σ-algebra generated by some countable subset C2 of C. then B ⊃ A. A∆∅ = (A \ ∅) ∪ (∅ \ A) = A ∪ ∅ = A. If x ∈ f −1 [ Bλ ]. Conversely. P(X) is a σ-algebra containing C. 17a. 16a. then x ∈ f −1 [Bλ0 ] for some λ0 so f (x) ∈ Bλ0 ⊂ Bλ and x ∈ f −1 [ Bλ ]. Then E1 ∪ E2 is in the σ-algebra generated by the countable subset C1 ∪ C2 so E1 ∪ E2 ∈ A . E2 ∈ A . if Ei is a sequence in A . then f (x) ∈ f [A] so x ∈ f −1 [f [A]]. If E1 . Thus f [Aλ ] ⊂ f [ Aλ ]. Hence A is a σ-algebra containing C and it contains A. Let B = {1. Thus f (x) ∈ f [Aλ ] and f [ Aλ ] ⊂ f [Aλ ]. / x ∈ ( A∈C A)c ⇔ x ∈ A∈C A ⇔ x ∈ Ac for some A ∈ C ⇔ x ∈ A∈C Ac . 12e. Hence B1 = B2 .

. F (Ay ) ∈ f −1 [{y}] so f (F (Ay )) = y. 28. Pick a ∈ X. Then is a partial ordering on the set. suppose x ≡ x implies x + y ≡ x + y. . 1. Similarly for E−x + F . Then x + y ≡ x + y and x + y ≡ x + y so x + y ≡ x + y . xk }). . Consider the set (0. 31b. xn ) = F (X \ {x1 . . Then x ≡ x implies x + y ≡ x + y since y ≡ y. . Let 0 be the identity of X. Define g : Y → X. . 3) and x < y.9 Well ordering and the countable ordinals 31a.7 Relations and equivalences 27. yn and is therefore finite. . For each n ∈ N. . Let E1 . y ∈ X. Then (E1 + E2 ) + E3 = Ex1 +x2 + E3 = E(x1 +x2 )+x3 and E1 + (E2 + E2 ) = E1 + Ex2 +x3 = Ex1 +(x2 +x3 ) . . 1. . Let f be a function from N to E. Similarly for E0 + F . Given a partial order on X. By the generalised principle of recursive definition. . Similarly when x0 ∈ E. q. x y ⇔ x < y ⇔ x ≤ y for x = y. (x1 + x2 ) + x3 = x1 + (x2 + x3 ) so + is associative on Q. . . 1. xi ). 3) with the ordering given by x y if and only if either x. 2 is the unique minimal element and there is no smallest element. Now if / x0 ∈ E. xi }) ∈ X \ {x1 . 2 → −p/q. y ∈ (0. . there is a choice function F : P(X) \ {∅} → X.6 Countable sets 22. . Thus any nonempty subset of A has a smallest element. xn } be a finite set and let A ⊂ E. E3 ∈ Q = X/ ≡. 25. Let F. Thus E0 is the identity of Q. xi+1 = F (X \ {x1 . 1. Let E = {x1 . y} has a least element. If E is in the range of f . Thus E−x is the inverse of F in Q. . choose x ∈ F . Consider the mapping p. Its domain is a subset of the set of finite sequences from N. the set of rational numbers. y → F (Ay ). Now suppose x ≡ x and y ≡ y . Let X be an infinite set. Then f ◦ g = idY . In particular. . If A = ∅. Thus E cannot be the range of any function from N and E is uncountable. Define a new sequence y1 . 3 → 0. Thus < is a linear ordering on X with the property that every 3 . p. yn by setting yi = xi if xi ∈ A and yi = x if xi ∈ A. Then bn ∈ E but bn = avn for any v. then x < y. If the least element is x. Then F + E0 = Ex+0 = Ex = F . 24. 3. Contradiction. choose x ∈ A. Thus y1 + y2 ∈ Ex1 +x2 and Ex1 +x2 = Ey1 +y2 . the set {x. x2 ∈ F and y1 . . Then F + E−x = Ex+(−x) = E0 . 30. . If A = ∅. . then E = f (x0 ) for some x0 ∈ X. Then / A is the range of y1 . Let n=1 bv = 1 − avv for each v. is countable. Furthermore. or x. . Let F ∈ Q and choose x ∈ F and let −x be the inverse of x in X. . Also define x ≤ y if x y or x = y. Any strict linear ordering on X is also a strict linear ordering on A and every nonempty subset of A is also a nonempty subset of X. . xi } so xi = xj if i = j and the range of the sequence xi is a countably infinite subset of X. Since X is a group under +. E2 . q. Choose xi ∈ Ei for i = 1. Uniqueness follows from the definitions. let fn : X n → X be defined by fn (x1 . 1] ∪ [2. Then x1 ≡ x2 and y1 ≡ y2 so x1 + x2 ≡ y1 + y2 . Let E = {x : x ∈ f (x)} ⊂ X. . Conversely. .8 Partial orderings and the maximal principle 29. For any two elements x. 23. 1 → p/q. Let X be a well-ordered set and let A ⊂ X. For any F ∈ Q. 1] and x < y. then A is finite by definition. define x < y if x y and x = y. Hence the induced operation + makes the quotient space Q into a group. Then f (v) = avn ∞ with avn = 0 or 1 for each n. Let < be a partial order on X with the property that every nonempty subset has a least element.e. . . 2. there exists a unique sequence xi from X such that x1 = a. If the least element is y. G ∈ Q = X/ ≡. xi+1 = fi (x1 . . Thus its range.i. y ∈ [2. Hence E is not in the range of f . . Suppose ≡ is compatible with +. . y2 ∈ G. then y < x. Choose x1 . . Then < is a strict partial order on X and ≤ is a reflexive partial order on X. . By the axiom of choice. 1. then x0 ∈ f (x0 ) = E. / 26. 1. which is countable by Propositions 4 and 5.

f is a well-defined map because if s belongs to two segments Sλ and Sµ . 34a.nonempty subset has a least element and consequently a well ordering. i. Consider the set of upper bounds of E in Y . Otherwise. If there is no / x ∈ X such that x > x0 . Thus f (x0 ) = g(x0 ). Thus f is a successor-preserving map on the segment S ∪ {x0 } so S ∪ {x0 } ⊂ S. Contradiction. {y : y < y0 } ⊂ f [X]. Thus y0 ≥ yλ for all λ. 34b. Let Y = {x : x < Ω} and let E be a countable subset of Y . Hence f |S (z) is the first element of Y not in f |S [{w : w < z}]. f [X] = {z : z < y0 } for some y0 ∈ Y . Then y ∈ f [{w : w < z}] so / y = f (w) for some w < z. Contradiction. S is a segment so either S = X or S = {x : x < x0 } for some x0 ∈ X. Then each Sλ is of the form {x ∈ X : x < yλ } for some yλ ∈ X. then f −1 is a successor-preserving map on Y and f −1 [Y ] = S is a segment of X.e. f (s) = fλ (s) is the first element of Y not in fλ [{z : z < s}] = f [{z : z < s}]. if x < y0 . Now gx0 is the first element of Y not in g[{z : z < x0 }] = f [{z : z < x0 }] and so is f (x0 ). 34f. Hence f [X] = {y : y < y0 }. Contradiction. Given s ∈ S. Hence f is a one-to-one order preserving map. then y0 ∈ Sλ . i. then y → xy defines a mapping from Y \ E into the countable set E so Y \ E is countable. Let f be a successor-preserving map from X into Y . 33. then f (ΩX ) < ΩY and f (ΩX ) is the largest element in f [X]. then f [X] is countable and since f is one-to-one. Also. Hence / Sλ = {x ∈ X : x < y0 }. Then {y : y ∈ f [X]} is a / nonempty subset of Y and has a least element y0 . If y0 = ΩY . 32. Consider S ∪ {x0 }. Otherwise. If y0 < yλ for some λ. we may assume there is a successor-preserving map f from X onto a segment of Y . then x ∈ X \ Sλ so x ∈ Sλ . Thus S ∪ {x0 } is a segment of X. Thus w ∈ S and y = f |S (w) ∈ f |S [{w : w < z}]. Let X be the well-ordered set in Proposition 8 and let Y be an uncountable set well-ordered by such that there is a last element ΩY in Y and if y ∈ Y and y = ΩY . then S ∪ {x0 } = X. Since f is one-to-one. 34c. f (y) is the first element of Y not in f [{z : z < y}] so f (y) = f (x). then f (y) ∈ f [{z : z < x}] and y < x. Let S = {z : z < x} be a segment of X and let z ∈ S. Thus f is a successor-preserving map from S into Y . Since y0 ∈ f [X] ⊃ f [{z : z < x}]. X \ Sλ is a nonempty subset of the well-ordered set X so it has a least element y0 . y < y0 . Then there is a least y0 ∈ Y \ f [S]. Clearly. Thus f −1 is order preserving. i. Thus / f [X] ⊂ {y : y < y0 }. y ∈ X with x < y. In the second case. Suppose f is successor-preserving. This is a nonempty subset of Y so it has a least element. Consider the collection of all segments of X on which there is a successor-preserving map into Y . 4 . define f (s) = fλ (s) if s ∈ Sλ . which is then a least upper bound of E. Let {Sλ : λ ∈ Λ} be a collection of segments. Contradiction. Let x. Suppose Sλ = X. If y0 = ΩY . Contradiction. Conversely. By part (e). if f (y) < f (x). then y = f (x) is the first element not in f [{z : z < x}]. then by part (b). By Q33. Thus f (x) < f (y). On the other hand. Contradiction. Furthermore. then x1 < x2 since f is order preserving. Now if S = X. then we are done. f |S (z) = f (z) is the first element of Y not in f [{w : w < z}]. if y ∈ f [X]. Clearly. 34d. Suppose f and g are distinct successor-preserving maps from X into Y . Hence f [S] = Y . Thus there exists y ∈ Y \ E such that x < y for all x ∈ E. if f [S] = Y . {x ∈ X : x > x0 } has a least element x and S ∪ {x0 } = {x : x < x }.e. Hence there is at most one successor-preserving map from X into Y . Suppose f [X] = Y . Sλ ⊂ {x ∈ X : x < y0 }. f −1 (f (x1 )) < f −1 (f (x2 )). Let S be the union of all such segments Sλ and let fλ be the corresponding map on Sλ . X is countable. Conversely. 34e. Hence f is an order preserving bijection from X onto Y . suppose f [S] = Y . f [X] = {z : z ≤ f (ΩX )}. we may assume Sλ ⊂ Sµ so that fµ |Sλ = fλ by parts (d) and (a). Y is uncountable so Y \ E is nonempty. which is countable. Suppose y < f |S (z). Thus f |S (z) ∈ f |S [{w : w < z}]. f [X] = f [S] is a segment of Y . Contradiction. If f [X] = Y . If f (x1 ) < f (x2 ).e. If for every y ∈ Y \ E there exists xy ∈ E such that y < xy . f −1 is defined on f [X]. Define f (x0 ) = y0 . Then {x ∈ X : f (x) = g(x)} is a nonempty subset of X and has a least element x0 . E has an upper bound in Y . Then f (x0 ) is the first element of Y not in f [{x : x < x0 }]. then {z ∈ Y : z < y} is countable.

Given ε > 0. Then given ε > 0. If u0 < l0 . Otherwise. Suppose x ≤ y. 5b. then inf E ≤ x ≤ sup E. If E = ∅. Suppose x ≤ y. Suppose x ≤ y.2 2. then there exists l ∈ L with u0 < l. If x. then x − y ≥ 0 so x ∨ y = x = 2 (x + y + x − y) = 1 (x + y + |x − y|). then −a is an upper bound for −S and b ≤ −a so −b ≥ a. then sup E = −∞ and inf E = ∞ so sup E < inf E. then x + y < 0 so |x + y| = −x − y = |x| + |y|. If x. If x. If x ≥ 0. say x ∈ E. y < 0 and x + y ≥ 0. it has a least upper bound b. Suppose 1 ∈ P . Then |xnj − l| < ε and l is a cluster point of xn . y < 0. y ≥ 0. Since ε is arbitrary. y ≥ 0. l0 ∈ U and u0 ≤ l0 . Given ε > 0. U is bounded below so it has a greatest lower bound u0 . If x ≥ 0. 4d. Then −x = (−1)x ∈ P so 0 = x + (−x) ∈ P . 2 5e. If x ≥ 0. 8. 1 5d.4 Sequences of real numbers 7. Similarly when x < 0 and y ≥ 0.1 The Real Number System Axioms for the real numbers 1. Thus l is a lower bound for U and is greater than u0 . then xy > 0 so |xy| = xy = (−x)(−y) = |x||y|. 5c. Similarly for x < 0. Given N . 4c. Now take x ∈ P . Suppose there is a subsequence xnj that converges to l ∈ R. Then x + z ≤ y + z so x ∨ y + z = y + z = (x + z) ∨ (y + z). If x. Similarly for y ≤ x. Hence u0 = l0 so u0 ∈ U and it is the least element in U . 3. then |x + y| = −x − y ≤ x − y = |x| + |y|. y < 0. then xy ≥ 0 so |xy| = xy = |x||y|. N2 ). then |x| = −x ≤ y since −y ≤ x. then xy ≤ 0 so |xy| = −xy = x(−y) = |x||y|. x∧y y∧z (x ∧ y) ∧ z x ∧ (y ∧ z) x≤y≤z x y x∧z =x x∧y =x x≤z≤y x z x∧z =x x∧z =x y≤x≤z y y y∧z =y x∧y =y y≤z≤x y y y∧z =y x∧y =y z≤x≤y x z x∧z =z x∧z =z z≤y≤x y z y∧z =z x∧z =z 4b. Then the set −S = {−s : s ∈ S} has an upper bound and by Axiom C. 2.3 The extended real numbers 6. then x ≥ −x so |x| = x = x ∨ (−x). Thus −b is a greatest lower bound for S. If x ≥ 0 and y < 0. −b is a lower bound for S and if a is another lower bound for S. |l1 − l2 | = 0 and l1 = l2 . then it is the greatest element in L. choose j ≥ N such that nj ≥ N . 2. If x ≥ 0. Let L and U be nonempty subsets of R with R = L ∪ U and such that for each l ∈ L and u ∈ U we have l < u. Then zx ≤ zy if z ≥ 0 so z(x ∨ y) = zy = (zx) ∨ (zy). 5a. Similarly when x < 0 and y ≥ 0. there exist N1 and N2 such that |xn − l1 | < ε for n ≥ N1 and |xn − l2 | < ε for n ≥ N2 . Contradiction. there exists n1 ≥ 1 5 . Then x ∧ y = x and x ∨ y = y so x ∧ y + x ∨ y = x + y. suppose l ∈ R is a cluster point of xn . If x < 0. then |x + y| = x + y ≤ x − y = |x| + |y|. then x + y ≥ 0 so |x + y| = x + y = |x| + |y|. / Contradiction. there exists N such that |xnj − l| < ε for j ≥ N . Conversely. Then −1 ∈ P . If x ≥ y. then |x| = x ≤ y. If E = ∅. Similarly for y ≤ x. Similarly for y ≥ x. Similarly for y ≤ x. Then |l1 − l2 | < 2ε for n ≥ max(N1 . 4a. Suppose −y ≤ x ≤ y.2 The natural and rational numbers as subsets of R No problems 2. Then −y ≤ −x so (−x) ∧ (−y) = −y = −(x ∨ y). If l0 ∈ L. L is bounded above so it has a least upper bound l0 . 2. Let S be a nonempty set of real numbers with a lower bound. Suppose l1 and l2 are (finite) limits of a sequence xn . 4e. y < 0 and x + y < 0. Suppose x ≤ y. Similarly. Similarly for y ≤ x. The cases where ∞ or −∞ is a limit are clear.

Also. |xN | + 1) so the sequence xn is bounded. If xn is a Cauchy sequence. Contradiction. Then given ∆ and n. then there exists ε > 0 such that for all N . Furthermore. . If x = ∞. Hence l = inf n supk≥n xk = lim xn . then lim xn = ∞ so for any ∆ there exists N such that inf k≥N xk > ∆. The cases where l is ∞ or −∞ are similarly dealt with. . supk≥n xk > ∆. . Then the subsequence xnj converges to l. i. Now if m. there exists N such that supk≥N xk < x + ε and there exists N such that inf k≥N xk > x − ε. If l = l and l is a cluster point. Then lim xnk = ∞ so lim xn = ∞. there exists N such that |xn − xm | < ε/2 for m. n ≥ N . Let xn1 = x1 and let nk+1 > nk be chosen such that xnk+1 > xnk . inf k≥m xk ≤ inf k≥n xk ≤ supk≥n xk . it follows from the definitions that l is a cluster point of xn . . Similarly for lim xn . Thus |xk1 − l| < ε. 12. . Thus |xkj+1 − l| < ε. . there is a subsequence converging to it. kj ). 1. . Thus supk≥n xk ≥ l for all n. suppose conditions (i) and (ii) hold. . Also. . In particular. This subsequence will not have a further subsequence with limit ∞. Thus lim xn is a finite real number and by part (a). . 1. 1. 11a. then since it is a cluster point. Suppose lim xn = ∞. then there exists k ≥ N such that xk ≥ l + 1. 1. Given ε > 0. Thus there exists k ≥ n such that xk > ∆. there exists N such that supk≥N xk < (l + l )/2. Similarly when x = −∞. If l = ∞. Suppose xn1 . . 11d. supk≥n xk ≤ l . supk≥n xk ≥ l − ε.such that |xn1 − l| < ε. there exists kj+1 ≥ nj+1 such that xkj+1 > l − ε. there exists k ≥ N such that |xk − l | < (l − l)/2 so xk > (l + l )/2. we may assume that l ∈ R. The sequence 1. Also. Conversely. . If l is a cluster point of xn and l > l. Contradiction. 9b. This gives rise to a subsequence xnk with |xnk − x| ≥ ε for all k. there exists N such that supk≥N xk < l + 1. then l is a cluster point. . . . Thus |xk − x| < ε for k ≥ max(N. there exists k ≥ n such that xk > ∆. Given ε > 0. . |xN −1 |. Then the subsequence xkj converges to l and l is a cluster point of xn . Suppose l = lim xn . Thus xn is a Cauchy sequence. |xn − xm | ≤ |xn − l| + |xm − l| < ε. Suppose xn is a Cauchy sequence with a subsequence xnk that converges to l. . 4. Hence l is the largest cluster point of xn . then lim xn = lim xn = x. . then every subsequence of xn also converges to x. nj and xk1 . there exists n1 such that xk < l + ε for k ≥ n1 . xk > ∆ for k ≥ N . there exists n ≥ N with |xn − x| ≥ ε. . Suppose xn converges to l ∈ R. xn converges to l. This gives rise to a subsequence xnk with xnk < ∆ for all k. . given ε and n. for any ε and n. Thus xn converges to l. . 11b. xkj have been chosen. i. . then the sequence has exactly one extended real number that is a cluster point 6 . . Conversely. 2. 13. 14. . ||xn | − |xN || < 1 for n ≥ N . suppose that given ∆ and n. Suppose n1 . there exists n ≥ N with xn < ∆. If l ∈ R. then there exists n such that xk < l for all k ≥ n. Then lim xn ≤ sup xn < ∞. xnk have been chosen. Choose nj+1 > max(k1 . inf k≥n xk ≤ supk≥n xk ≤ supk≥m xk . The statement does not hold when the word “extended” is removed. N ) and xn converges to x. Then there exists N such that ||xn | − |xm || ≤ |xn − xm | < 1 for m. Furthermore by (i).e. 3. . If xn converges to l. If x ∈ R and xn does not converge to x. 11c. Then xk < l + ε for k ≥ nj+1 . . n ≥ N and |xnk − l| < ε/2 for nk ≥ N . By (ii). Thus lim xn = ∞. then there exists ∆ such that for all N . Similarly when x = −∞. By definition. there exists n such that supk≥n xk < l + ε so xk < l + ε for all k ≥ n. By part (c). Conversely. If x ∈ R. Let l = lim xn ∈ R. Conversely. 9a. . Thus inf k≥m xk ≤ supk≥n xk whenever m = n. Now choose k such that nk ≥ N . If lim xn = lim xn = l. xnk ) such that |xnk+1 − l| < ε. Let xn be a bounded sequence. For all m < n. If l is ∞ or −∞. suppose there is exactly one extended real number x that is a cluster point of xn . has exactly one real number 1 that is a cluster point but it does not converge. there exists k1 ≥ n1 such that xk1 > l − ε. Given ε. then it is bounded by part (b) so it has a subsequence that converges to a real number l by Q9b. If x = ∞ and lim xn = ∞. Then |xn − l| ≤ |xn − xnk | + |xnk − l| < ε for n ≥ N . if l > l. Hence lim xn = supn inf k≥n xk ≤ inf n supk≥n xk = lim xn . there exists N such that |xn − l| < ε/2 for n ≥ N . supk≥n xk > l − ε so there exists k ≥ n such that xk > l − ε.e. suppose every subsequence of xn has in turn a subsequence that converges to x. This subsequence will not have a further subsequence that converges to x. The converse holds by part (a). Let xn be a Cauchy sequence. Given ε > 0. 10. Contradiction. Given ε > 0. n ≥ N . then there is a subsequence of xn converging to l . Thus the sequence |xn | is bounded above by max(|x1 |. If x = lim xn . Choose nk+1 ≥ 1 + max(xn1 . By definition again. Thus l is the only cluster point. 15.

Contradiction. 17. y) ⊂ X for all y > x. x] ⊂ X for all z < x. However the sequence ∞ bn with bm = 0 for m < n. this gives a bijection from [0. (z. Then r = 0 so r 2 is irrational and x < r 2 < y.24. n k n This gives rise to a sequence an of integers with 0 ≤ an < p and x − k=1 ak /p < 1/p for all n. Now lim xn ≤ lim (xn + yn ) + lim (−yn ) = lim (xn + yn ) − lim yn . Thus ∞ x = n=1 an /pn . there is a rational number r with x < r < x + δ so Qc is not open and Q is not closed. b + δ ) = [x. if En0 is an infinite set for some n0 . Since each xv ≥ 0. 1}. n Now given ε. Otherwise. 21b. the sequence sn is monotone increasing. supk≥n xk > 0 and supk≥n xk yk ≤ supk≥n xk supk≥n yk . Given x ∈ R. 1] is uncountable and since R ⊃ [0. ∞ then lim sn = sup sn ∈ R so sup sn = v=1 xv . Now. xn } so sF ≤ sn and supF ∈F sF ≤ sup sn . Take x ∈ X. Contradiction. Thus sn is a bounded monotone increasing sequence so it converges. if an is a sequence of integers with 0 ≤ an < p. . let a1 be the largest integer such that 0 ≤ a1 < p and a1 /p ≤ x. there exists N such that |tn − tm | < ε for n > m ≥ N . there exists n such that F ⊂ {x1 . b + δ ) ⊂ X. b + δ ) ⊂ X. sFk ≥ k. the sequence tn is a Cauchy sequence so given ε. x + δ) ⊂ X. y) ⊂ X} is nonempty. Thus the sequence sn is a Cauchy sequence so it converges and xn has a sum. taking limits. Then |sn − sm | = |xm+1 + · · · + xn | ≤ |xm+1 | + · · · + |xn | = |tn − tm | < ε for n > m ≥ N . If the sequence sn is bounded. Then each En is a finite subset of E. y) Q √ by taking x = 0 if necessary. Then |x − k=1 an /pn | < 1/pN < ε for n ≥ N . given F ∈ F. which is uncountable by Q1. . then the sequence has a subsequence converging to lim xn and another subsequence converging to lim xn . there exists δ > 0 such that (x − δ. Thus [0. For all n. For each n. Thus [x. ∞ n n 20. Then S is bounded above. let En = {x ∈ E : x ≥ 1/n}. 2. Hence X = R. x1 + v=1 (xv+1 − xv ) = x1 + limn v=1 (xv+1 − xv ) = limn [x1 + v=1 (xv+1 − xv )] = limn xn+1 = ∞ limn xn . 16. n Conversely. there exists N such that 1/pN < ε. But since X is open. there is an irrational number s with x < s < x + δ so Q is not open. bn = q − 1 and bm = p − 1 for m > n also satisfies x = n=1 bn . . Suppose [x. Thus for all n. i. . . form its binary expansion (by taking p = 2 in Q22). We may assume 0 ∈ (x. If the sequence sn is unbounded. When x = q/pn with q ∈ {1. lim (xn +yn ) ≤ lim xn +lim yn . there exists δ > 0 such that (b − δ . Thus lim xn = lim xn = l. On the other hand. Since v=1 |xv | < ∞. Then inf n supk≥n (xk +yk ) ≤ inf n supk≥n xk +inf n supk≥n yk . since 0 ≤ sn ≤ 1 for all n. which we may regard as unique by fixing a way of representing those numbers of the form q/2n . xk +yk ≤ supk≥n xk +supk≥n yk for k ≥ n. {x1 . Now E = En so E is countable. Thus lim xn + lim yn ≤ lim (xn + yn ). Suppose X is a nonempty subset of R that is both open and closed. Then b ∈ S and b is a point of closure of X so b ∈ X since X is closed. . Then 0 ≤ sn ≤ ∞ k (p − 1) k=1 1/p = 1 for all n. p − 1}.5 Open and closed sets of real numbers 24. . Similarly. This sequence is unique by construction. . Contradiction. The set of rational numbers is neither open nor closed. 22. Given a real number x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. For each x ∈ Qc and for each δ > 0. On the other hand. y) ⊂ X for some y > x. . there exists r ∈√ such that x/ 2 < r < y/ 2. For each n. the sequence an obtained in this way is such that an = q and am = 0 for m = n. 1]. 21a. an have n been chosen. let tn = v=1 |xv |.so it converges to l by Q10. . Then [x. Thus sup sn ≤ supF ∈F sF . 1] to the set of infinite sequences from {0. xn } ∈ F for all n. n ∞ 19. Hence ∞ x∈E x = supF ∈F sF = sup sn = n=1 xn . y ∈ R with x < y. ∅ and R are both open and closed. Thus x = limn xn if and only if x = x1 + v=1 (xv+1 − xv ). b) ∪ [b. Let an+1 be the largest integer such that 0 ≤ an+1 < p and an+1 /pn+1 ≤ x − k=1 ak /pk . Then x∈E x ≥ sFk ≥ k for each k. xk yk ≤ supk≥n xk supk≥n yk . 25. . Furthermore. R is uncountable. 23. then lim sn = ∞ so ∞ ∞ = v=1 xv . Clearly. . . if l = lim xn and lim xn < lim xn . Suppose x∈E x < ∞. . then letting Fk be a subset of En0 with kn0 elements for each k ∈ N. . the sequence converges to a real number x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. Let b = sup S. let sn = k=1 ak /pk . we get lim xn yn ≤ lim xn lim yn . for each x ∈ Q and for each δ > 0. . Conversely. By Q22. Thus the set S = {y : [x. 7 . Suppose a1 .e. Since X is open. For any n and any k ≥ n. 18. √ √ / (*) Given x. Thus supk≥n (xk +yk ) ≤ supk≥n xk +supk≥n yk for all n.

. Let O1 and O2 be open sets. Let x be a point of closure of E . Then F1 and F2 are open so F1 ∩ F2 is open. Suppose the middle thirds have been removed up to the n-th stage. Then x ∈ A and x is not an accumulation / point of Ac . Then {Ix : x ∈ E} is a countable collection of open intervals. Thus x ∈ E . x ∈ Ac and / x ∈ (Ac ) . This gives a one-to-one mapping 8 . Then given / ¯ δ > 0. there exists δx > 0 such that |y − x| ≥ δx for all y ∈ E \ {x}. i. Given an element in the Cantor ternary set with (unique) ternary expansion an such that an = 1 for all n. Let C be a collection of closed sets. there exists y ∈ E such that |x − y| < δ. . Then F ∩ i=1 Fi = ∅. 35. i=1 Fni = Fnk = ∅. there exists yn ∈ E with |yn − x| < 1/n. Given δ > 0. We may take each δx to be rational and let Ix = {y : |y − x| < δx }. there exists N such that |x − yn | < δ for n ≥ N . Suppose y = x. Let C be a collection of closed sets of real numbers such that every finite subcollection of C has nonempty intersection and suppose one of the sets F ∈ C is bounded. ∞ then by Proposition 16. suppose x ∈ (Ac )c . 1] = {0}. c c c c 33. x + δ). / 30. then Ix0 will contain two elements of E for some x0 . Let F1 and F2 be closed sets. In particular. z ∈ E \ {x} and |z − x| < δ. Thus O1 ∩ O2 is open. Contradiction. . choose N such that 1/N < ε. Let δ = min(y − x. 2/9) of [0. ∞). i. i. Given δ > 0. ◦ 34a. and E ⊂ x∈E Ix . . Let C be a collection of open sets. i=1 Fi = ∅. y ∈ E \ {x}. By the Heine-Borel Theorem. Given ε > 0. then x ∈ E and we are done. Then for any δ > 0. Then |yn − x| < 1/N < ε for n ≥ N so yn is a sequence in E with x = lim yn . 1).e. c c c c 32. let Fn = [n. ( O∈C O) is closed. Conversely. (O1 ∩ O2 )c is closed. 28. Then for every n. there exists δ > 0 such that {y : |y − x| < δ} ⊂ A if and only if every point of A is an interior point of A. 8/9) of [2/3. Then O1 and O2 are closed so O1 ∪ O2 is closed. there exists r ∈ Q such that x < r < x + δ. If E is uncountable. 38. Since x ∈ E. let x ∈ E and suppose x ∈ E. Hence Q = R and Q = R. ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ 29. Let x ∈ R. Let Fn be a sequence of nonempty closed sets of real numbers with Fn+1 ⊂ Fn . Each stage of removing middle thirds results in a closed set and C is the intersection of all these closed sets so C is closed. Thus x ∈ (Ac )c . Let A = (−1. 0] ∩ [0. Then A ∩ B = ∅ but A ∩ B = [−1. x + δ) ⊂ A. 37. let bn be the sequence obtained by replacing all 2’s in the ternary expansion by 1’s. |x − yN | < δ. 27. (F1 ∪ F2 )c is open. Now n=1 Fn = {x : x ≥ n for all n} = ∅. Hence (x−δ. 1] corresponds to removing all numbers with unique ternary expansion such that a1 = 2 and a2 = 1. 36. then removing the middle thirds of the remaining intervals corresponds to removing all numbers with unique ternary expansion such that ai = 0 or 2 for i ≤ n and an+1 = 1. . ( F ∈C F )c is open. Suppose F ∈C F = ∅. Removing the middle third (1/3. y + δ ). namely x. y + δ ) and (y − δ . Hence E is closed. there exists y ∈ E such that |y − x| < δ. Thus O∈C O is open. Thus x is a point of closure of E. Hence F ∈C F = ∅. x + δ − y).e. If y = x. Fnk } with n1 < · · · < nk . A is open if and only if for any x ∈ A. there exists z ∈ E \ {y} such / that z ∈ (y − δ . If one of the sets Fn is bounded. Thus there exists δ > 0 such that |y−x| ≥ δ for all y ∈ Ac \{x} = Ac . Clearly A ⊂ A for any set A. each Ix contains only one element of E. Removing the middle third (1/9. Then Fn is a sequence of nonempty closed sets of real numbers with ∞ Fn+1 ⊂ Fn but none of the sets Fn is bounded. Then F is open for any F ∈ C so F ∈F F c is open. Conversely. Then for any finite k subcollection {Fn1 . Let E be an isolated set of real numbers. 1/3] corresponds to removing all numbers with unique ternary expansion such that a1 = 0 and a2 = 1 and removing the middle third (7/9. For any x ∈ E. Then c F ∈C F = R ⊃ F . 31. . Thus E is countable. Thus A is open if and only if A = A◦ . Thus x ∈ E and E ⊂ E ∪ E . . 0) and B = (0. Then x ∈ (y − δ . y + δ ) ⊂ (x − δ. In particular. c Thus F1 ∪ F2 is closed. there is a finite subcollection {F1 .e. In particular. x+δ) ⊂ A so x ∈ A◦ . 34b. Suppose x is a point of closure of E. Thus x is an accumulation ¯ point of Q. Fn } ⊂ C such n n that F ⊂ i=1 Fic . Thus F ∈C F is closed. Since y ∈ E . 1]. For each n. Then bn may be regarded as the binary expansion of a number in [0. Conversely. 1] with unique ternary expansion an such that a1 = 1. We may assume y > x. 2/3) corresponds to removing all numbers in [0. . Clearly E ⊂ E and E ⊂ E so E ∪ E ⊂ E. Then there exists δ > 0 such that (x − δ. suppose there is a sequence yn in E with x = lim yn . Suppose x ∈ A◦ . i. Contradiction.¯ ¯ 26.e. Then Oc is closed for any O ∈ C so c c O∈C O is closed.

There also exists δ > 0 such that |g(x) − g(y)| < δ whenever |x − y| < δ . Conversely. *43. Then when |x| < δ. Since the Cantor ternary set C is closed. Then |f (x) − f (q)| = x − f (q) > q − f (q) = ε. q). Suppose |x − y| < δ. Thus there are only finitely many choices of pn and qn for each n. let δ = ε. 39. Then |(f + g)(x) − (f + g)(y)| = |f (x) − f (y) + g(x) − g(y)| ≤ |f (x) − f (y)| + |g(x) − g(y)| < ε whenever |x − y| < δ. we can take its binary expansion and replace all 1’s by 2’s to get a sequence consisting of only 0’s and 2’s. |x−1|)/6q 2 +δ ≤ max(|x+1|. given any δ > 0. Given ε > 0. Otherwise. Suppose fn is a sequence of continuous functions on E and that fn converges uniformly to f on E. If q < 0. there exists N such that for all x ∈ E and n ≥ N . Also. Given δ > 0. |x − 1|)/6ε. |x−1|)/6M 2 +δ < 2ε. Thus E ∩ (x − δ. f is discontinuous at the nonzero rationals: Given a nonzero rational q. Since f is continuous. let ε = |f (q) − q| > 0. x + δ). Then y ∈ C \ {x} and |x − y| = 2/3N +1 < 1/3N < δ. Thus f is continuous on E. Now choose δ > 0 such that |g(x) − g(y)| < ε/2|f (x)| and |f (x) − f (y)| < ε/2 max(|g(x) − ε/2|f (x)||. This mapping is also onto since given a number in [0. Hence C = C . Let y be the number with ternary expansion bn .6 Continuous functions 40. pick an irrational x ∈ (q − δ. then |f (y) − f (x)| ≤ |f (y) − y| + |y − x| = |p||1/q−sin(1/q)|+|y−x| < |p|/6q 3 +δ < max(|x+1|. If q > 0. Then g is defined and continuous on R and g(x) = f (x) for all x ∈ F . Then choose δ > 0 such that δ < min(1.from the Cantor ternary set into [0. x + δ) ⊂ f −1 [O]. Also. f is continuous at 0: Given ε > 0. |f (x)| ≤ |x| < ε. 44b. Conversely. given x ∈ C. Then |(f g)(x) − (f g)(y)| = |f (x)g(x) − f (x)g(y) + f (x)g(y) − f (y)g(y)| ≤ |f (x)||g(x) − g(y)| + |f (x) − f (y)||g(y)| < ε whenever |x − y| < δ . ε) and q ≥ M for any rational p/q ∈ (x − δ. then |f (x) − f (y)| = |x − y| < δ < ε. given any δ > 0. If y is irrational. Let x ∈ E and let ε > 0. x + δ). Given ε > 0. |x + 1|)qn < M max(|x − 1|. |f (y) − f (x)| < ε. x + 1/n) with qn < M . Thus f + g is continuous at x. Then O = (f (x) − ε. |fn (x) − f (x)| < ε/3. F c is open and it is the union of a countable collection of disjoint open intervals. If y = p/q is rational. 1]. f (x) + εx ) ⊂ O. Now if y ∈ E and |y − x| < δ. |x + 1|) for all n. 41. which we may then regard as the ternary expansion of a number in the Cantor ternary set. x + δx ) ∩ E ⊂ f −1 [O]. there exists δ > 0 such that |fN (y) − fN (x)| < ε/3 if y ∈ E and |y − x| < δ. Thus f is continuous on E. f is continuous at each irrational: Let x be irrational. Then U is open and f −1 [O] = E ∩ U . This implies that there exists a rational p/q in (x − 1/n. Now x ∈ U and U is open so there exists δ > 0 such that (x − δ. Suppose f is continuous on E. |x − sin x| < x3 /6 for all x = 0 (by Taylor’s Theorem for example). 9 . Then |f (x) − f (q)| = f (q) − x > f (q) − q = ε. for any y ∈ E with |y − x| < δ. x + δx ). Then |pn | ≤ max(|x − 1|. Given ε > 0. |g(x) + ε/2|f (x)||) whenever |x − y| < δ . x + δ) ⊂ U . let an be its ternary expansion with an = 1 for all n. Let f and g be continuous functions. 44a. Take g to be linear on each of these open intervals and take g(x) = f (x) for x ∈ F . Hence (x − δx .e. Let U = x∈f −1 [O] (x − δx . Given ε > 0. Thus f g is continuous at x. Thus x ∈ C . there exists M such that for any n. choose N such that 1/3N < δ. Thus |(f ◦ g)(x) − (f ◦ g)(y)| = |f (g(x)) − f (g(y))| < ε when |x − y| < δ . First we show that for any M . there exists δx > 0 such that |f (y) − f (x)| < εx when y ∈ E and |y − x| < δx . Since F is closed. Thus f ◦ g is continuous at x. (*) Note that sin x < x for all x > 0 and x < sin x for all x < 0. Then f (x) ∈ O so there exists εx > 0 such that (f (x) − εx . Let O be an open set and let x ∈ f −1 [O]. 42. there exists a rational pn /qn ∈ (x − 1/n. x + 1/n) for infinitely many n. 2. f (x) + ε) is open so there is an open set U such that f −1 [O] = E ∩ U . then |f (y) − f (x)| ≤ |f (y) − fN (y)| + |fN (y) − fN (x)| + |fN (x) − f (x)| < ε. there is an open set U such that f −1 [O] = E ∩ U . there exists δ > 0 such that |f (a) − f (b)| < ε whenever |a − b| < δ. 1]. C ⊂ C. suppose that for each open set O. choose δ > 0 such that |f (x) − f (y)| < ε/2 and |g(x) − g(y)| < ε/2 whenever |x − y| < δ. Let f and g be continuous functions. i. choose M such that M 2 > max(|x + 1|. Now let bn be the sequence with bN +1 = |aN +1 − 2| and bn = an for n = N + 1. there exists δ > 0 such that q ≥ M for any rational p/q ∈ (x − δ. q + δ). Contradiction. pick an irrational x ∈ (q.

Hence f is monotone and continuous on [0. there exists 10 .44c. Contradiction. y ∈ [0. b] and a = g(f (a)) = g(f (x )) = x . b]. Then x has two ternary expansions an and an where an0 = q. Then f is one-to-one. When |y − z| < δ. Given ε > 0. N . Thus Ny Nx f (x) = n=1 bn /2n ≤ n=1 bn /2n = f (y). Also. Contradiction. We may assume x = a and f (a) < f (b). Then c ∈ [a. b]. f (x) ≤ A + ε. Now |(f ∨ g)(x) − (f ∨ g)(y)| ≤ |f (x) − f (y)| + |g(x) − g(y)| < ε. On the other hand. Then when |x − y| < δ. Thus f ∨ g is continuous at x. Suppose f is strictly monotone. Take x ∈ [0. 46. b] and suppose that f (a) ≤ γ ≤ f (b). there exists δ > 0 such that x→y 0<|x−y|<δ Thus for all x with 0 < |x − y| < δ. Each interval contained in the complement of the Cantor ternary set consists of elements with ternary expansions containing 1. If x. Let f be a continuous function on [a. xi+1 ] for some i. Choose N such that (b − a)/N < δ and let xi = a + i(b − a)/N for i = 1. If f (c) < γ. Let f be a continuous real-valued function on [a. If f (x) < f (a). Then f is uniformly continuous so there exists δ > 0 such that |f (x) − f (y)| < ε/2 whenever x. Let x ∈ [a. . f (b)]. Then g(f (x)) = x for all x ∈ [a. Then an0 < an0 and bn0 ≤ bn0 . z = f (x ) for some x ∈ [a. Furthermore. Now if f (x) ≥ f (y). by the Intermediate Value Theorem. b] to be linear on each [xi . If q = 1. Let S = {x ∈ [a. b]. Let f be a continuous function on [a. f (b)]. From the second expansion we get N = ∞. Let f and g be continuous functions. f (b)]. Given x ∈ [0. f (x + ε) − f (x)). b]. y in the same interval and having ternary expansions an and an respectively. Then |f (x) − f (c)| < f (c) − γ for all x ∈ (c − δ . choose δ > 0 such that δ < min(f (x) − f (x − ε). In particular. 44d. 48. let bn be its binary expansion. Given ε > 0. y ∈ [a. Then for each n. bN = 1 and bn = 0 for n < N so n=1 bn /2n = 1/2n0 . b]. |f (x) − f (y)| < ε. then by the Intermediate Value Theorem. We may assume f (xi ) ≤ f (xi+1 ). Hence f (c) = γ. Then ϕ(xi ) ≤ ϕ(x) ≤ ϕ(xi+1 ) and |ϕ(x) − f (x)| ≤ |ϕ(x) − ϕ(xi )| + |ϕ(xi ) − f (x)| ≤ |ϕ(xi+1 ) − ϕ(xi )| + |f (xi ) − f (x)| < ε. b]. f (a) = f (x ) for some x ∈ [x. If q = 2. then from the first expansion we get N = ∞. Given ε > 0. |f (c + δ/2) − f (c)| < γ − f (c). if f (c) > γ. Given x. an = 0 for n < n0 and an = 2 for n > n0 . Let f be a continuous function. From the second expansion we N get N = n0 . Furthermore. Conversely. b] : f (x) ≤ γ}. Now choose δ > 0 such that δ < 1/3M +2 . b] with |g(y) − g(z)| = |g(f (x)) − g(f (x ))| = |x − x| < ε. b] and |x − y| < δ. b]. there exists δ > 0 such that δ < b − c and |f (x) − f (c)| < γ − f (c) whenever |x − c| < δ. Thus f (a) < f (x). 1]. Thus g is continuous on [f (a). Hence f is constant on each such interval. 1]. f maps [a. suppose there exists for any ε > 0 some δ > 0 such that f (x) ≤ A + ε for all x with 0 < |x − y| < δ. bn = 0 for n < n0 and bn = 1 for N ∞ n > n0 so n=1 bn /2n = n=n0 +1 1/2n = 1/2n0 . y ∈ [a. then f (a) < f (y) ≤ f (x) so f (y) = f (x ) for some x ∈ [a. Thus f (x) < f (y). suppose x < y and let n0 be the smallest value of n such that an0 = an0 . Then y = f (x) for some x ∈ [a. . We may assume f is strictly monotone increasing. 49a. 1] with ternary expansion an such that an = 2bn for all n. 47. Then |f | = (f ∨ 0) − (f ∧ 0) so f is continuous. c] so f (x) > γ and x ∈ S for all such x. Suppose lim f (x) ≤ A. Then S = ∅ since a ∈ S and S is bounded. 1] with ternary expansions an and an respectively. N Let f (x) = n=1 bn /2n . b] and ε a positive number. then g(f (x)) < g(f (y)) so f (x) = f (y). Let g = f −1 : [f (a). b] with x < y. Thus f maps the Cantor ternary set onto [0. 1] is of the form q/3n0 with q = 1 or 2. 1]. Hence f is strictly monotone increasing. b] onto [f (a). Suppose x ∈ [0. Hence the sum is independent of the ternary expansion of x. . Let c = sup S. . b]. 1] and ε > 0. choose M such that 1/2M < ε. Contradiction. suppose there is a continuous function g such that g(f (x)) = x for all x ∈ [a. Conversely. f (b)] → [a. Then f (c + δ/2) < γ so c + δ/2 ∈ S. x] and y = g(f (y)) = g(f (x )) = x . Then x ∈ [xi . choose δ > 0 such that |f (x) − f (y)| < ε/2 and |g(x) − g(y)| < ε/2 whenever |x − y| < δ. there exists δ > 0 such that δ < c − a and |f (x) − f (c)| < f (c) − γ whenever |x − c| < δ . Let y ∈ [f (a). 45. an = 0 for n = n0 . / Contradiction. for any x. the smallest n such that an = 1 is also the smallest such that an = 1. f ∧ g = f + g − (f ∨ g) so f ∧ g is continuous at x. sup f (x) < A + ε. xi+1 ] with ϕ(xi ) = f (xi ) for each i so that ϕ is polygonal on [a. bN = 1 and bn = 0 for n < N so N n n0 n=1 bn /2 = 1/2 . N ∞ bn0 = 1 and bn = 0 for n = n0 so n=1 bn /2n = n=1 bn /2n = 1/2n0 . an0 = q − 1. Now define ϕ on [a. Then x is in the Cantor ternary set and f (x) = y. For any y ∈ [0. then from the first expansion we get N = n0 .

By part (b). there exists x such that 0 < |x − y| < δ and f (x) ≥ A − ε. Then for each n. By part (a). suppose x→y lim f (x) exists and let L be its value. Given ε > 0. Then lim f (x) ≤ f (y) ≤ lim f (x). Then when 0 < |x − y| < δ. Suppose lim f (x) = A. 50a. then sup 0<|x−y|<δ2 f (x) ≤ f (x) and inf 0<|x−y|<δ1 f (x) ≤ inf f (x) ≤ sup 0<|x−y|<δ1 f (x) ≤ f (x). then lim f (x) x→y x→y exists and equals f (y). Then there exists ε > 0 such that for each n there exists xn with 0 < |xn − y| < 1/n and x→y |f (xn ) − l| ≥ ε. lim f (x) ≤ lim f (x). i. inf sup f (xn ) ≤ sup f (xn ) ≤ N n≥N n≥Nδ sup 0<|x−y|<δ f (x) so inf sup f (xn ) ≤ inf N n≥N x→y δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ sup f (x). f (x) < L + ε whenever 0 < |x − y| < δ1 . sup f (x) ≥ A − 1/n for all n so sup f (x) ≥ A. Conversely.e. xn is a sequence with xn = y such that y = lim xn and A = lim f (xn ). lim f (x) ≤ lim f (x). δ2 ). Suppose lim f (x) = lim f (x) with limf = ±∞. Similarly. Let x→y exists δ2 > 0 such that 0<|x−y|<δ2 δ = min(δ2 .δn > 0 such that f (x) ≤ A + 1/n for all x with 0 < |x − y| < δn so x→y sup 0<|x−y|<δn x→y f (x) ≤ A + 1/n. i. f (x) > A − ε so there exists x such that 0 < |x − y| < δ and f (x) ≥ A − ε.e.e. Suppose lim f (x) ≥ A. For any δ > 0. l = lim f (xn ). Thus for any δ > 0. Let f (y) be finite. Then f is lower semicontinuous at y if and only if −f is upper semicontinuous at y if and only if −f (y) ≥ lim (−f (x)) if and only if given ε > 0. i. if δ1 < δ2 . x→y there exists δ > 0 such that |f (x) − l| < ε whenever 0 < |x − y| < δ. Thus x→y x→y x→y x→y lim f (x) exists and equals f (y) so f is continuous at y. Given ε.e. By part (a). x→y 49e. there exists xn such that 0 < |xn − y| < δ and f (xn ) ≥ A − 1/n. 49d. There also inf f (x) > L − ε. Hence 0<|x−y|<δ x→y 0<|x−y|<δ lim f (x) = inf δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ sup f (x) ≥ A. Suppose l = lim f (x) and let xn be a sequence with xn = y and y = lim xn . lim f (x) ≥ L. Thus for n ≥ N . Thus for each δ > 0. suppose l = lim f (x). Given ε > 0. Thus equality holds. Given ε > 0 and δ > 0. suppose that given ε > 0 and δ > 0. Let L be the common value. 50b. inf x→y inf 0<|x−y|<δ1 f (x) ≤ sup 0<|x−y|<δ2 sup 0<|x−y|<δ1 0<|x−y|<δ2 Hence sup x→y f (x) ≤ sup 0<|x−y|<δ0 δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ f (x) for any δ0 > 0 so sup inf f (x) ≤ inf δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ sup f (x). x→y there exists Nδ such that 0 < |xn − y| < δ for n ≥ Nδ . there exists δ > 0 such that x→y −f (x) ≤ −f (y) + ε whenever 0 < |x − y| < δ if and only if given ε > 0. Thus 0 < |xn − y| < 1/n and |f (xn ) − A| < 1/n for each n. Conversely. i. |f (x) − L| < ε so lim f (x) exists. Thus xn is a sequence with xn = y and y = lim xn but l = lim f (xn ). |f (xn ) − l| < ε. Thus lim f (x) = inf δ>0 0<|x−y|<δ x→y sup f (x) ≤ inf n 0<|x−y|<δ n sup f (x) ≤ A + 1/n for all n so lim f (x) ≤ A. limf (xn ) ≤ lim f (x) = A. In particular. i.e. Suppose lim f (x) = A and xn is a sequence with xn = y such that y = lim xn . i. δ2 > 0. inf 0<|x−y|<δ2 49c. lim f (x) ≤ L. if f is continuous at y. Conversely. i. sup 0<|x−y|<δ 49b.e. there exists xn such that 0 < |xn − y| < min(δn . f (x).e. there exists δ > 0 such that |f (x) − L| < ε whenever x→y x→y x→y x→y 0 < |x − y| < δ. for each n. 1/n) and f (xn ) > A − 1/n. there exists δn > 0 such that f (x) < A + 1/n whenever 0 < |x − y| < δn . there exists x→y x→y δ1 > 0 such that sup 0<|x−y|<δ1 f (x) < L + ε. Thus lim f (x) = lim f (x) = f (y) so f is both upper and lower semicontinuous 11 . there exists δ > 0 such that −f (x) ≤ −f (y) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ if and only if given ε > 0. there exists δ > 0 such that f (y) ≤ f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. Also there exists N such that 0 < |xn − y| < δ for n ≥ N . For any δ1 . Suppose f is both upper and lower semicontinuous at y. Conversely. 49f. f (x) > L − ε whenever 0 < |x − y| < δ2 .

suppose that f is lower semicontinuous. Then f (y) = f (xi ) ≤ f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. f ∨ g and f + g are lower semicontinuous. Let ε > 0 and let y ∈ [a. b] : f (x) > λ} is open (in [a. xi+1 ) for some i. *50h. Let f be a function defined on [a. (*) More rigorous proof: Define ψn by ψn (x) = inf{f (t) + n|t − x| : t ∈ [a. there exists δ > 0 such that f (y) ≤ f (x) + ε/2 and g(y) ≤ g(x) + ε/2 whenever |x − y| < δ. The sets {x ∈ [a. there is a finite subcovering. Let y ∈ [a. Then each ψn is lower semicontinuous by part (b) and f (x) = supn ψn (x). we have α ≤ f (y) + nδ ≤ f (y) + n|y − x| for sufficiently large n. . b] : f (x) > c} with c ∈ Z form an open covering of [a. for each x ∈ [a. Let y be a point of closure of S. then ϕn (y) = inf x∈I (n) f (x) ≥ f (y) − ε since Ik ⊂ (y − δ. k Thus f (y) − ϕn (y) ≤ ε. y + δ). b] : f (x) > f (y) − ε} is open so there exists δ > 0 such that f (x) > f (y) − ε whenever |x − y| < δ. Suppose there is a monotone increasing sequence ψn of continuous functions on [a. if y ∈ Ik for some k. let xk = a+k(b−a)/2n and (n) (n) (n) (n) (n) let Ik = (xk−1 . Suppose ϕ is lower semicontinuous. (n) Thus there exists c ∈ Z such that f (x) > c for all x ∈ [a. *50g. Let f and g be lower semicontinuous functions. b]) for each λ ∈ R. Suppose f is lower semicontinuous on [a. b]. b] and f (x) = lim ψn (x) for each x ∈ [a. b] by part (f) and f ≥ ϕn+1 ≥ ϕn for each n. By part (a). b]). Thus f (y) ≤ fn (x) + ε ≤ f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. xi+1 ) respectively. ci+1 ) for each i. 50i. b]. Hence f (x) = sup ψn (x) = lim ψn (x). f is lower semicontinuous at y. Let f be a lower semicontinuous function on [a. On the other hand. Conversely. 50c. . there is a monotone increasing sequence ϕn of lower semicontinuous step functions on [a. Given ε > 0. xi+1 − xi ). b] : f (x) ≤ λ}. b]. there exists δ > 0 such that f (y) ≤ f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. Let f be a real-valued function. b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem. let δ = min(xi − xi−1 . b] we have f (x) = supn ϕn (x). b] : f (x) > λ} is open (in [a. b]}. which 12 (n) (n) (n) . Conversely. 1. The sets {x ∈ [a. f (y) < f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. 50f. b].e. b]. b] we have f (x) = lim ψn (x). Conversely. f is lower semicontinuous. Conversely. Let fn be a sequence of lower semicontinuous functions and define f (x) = supn fn (x). xk ) for k = 0. f (xk )) where ck (n) (n) (n) (n) = inf x∈I (n) f (x) and ck+1 = inf x∈I (n) f (x). b] such that for each x ∈ [a. Then f (y) < f (y) + ε = f (x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. In particular. b] : f (x) > c} with c ∈ Z form an open covering of [a. Let ci and ci+1 be the values assumed by ϕ in (xi−1 . b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem. b].at y. b]. let δ = min(y − xi . Thus f (y) ≤ limf (xn ) ≤ λ so y ∈ S. For λ ∈ R. Then ψn (x) ≤ inf{f (t) + n|t − y| + n|y − x| : t ∈ [a. consider the set S = {x ∈ [a. b] with f (x) = lim ϕn (x) for each x ∈ [a. . Hence f is lower semicontinuous. xi ) and (xi . Also ψn ≤ ψn+1 ≤ f for all n.b] f (x). If y = xi for some i. Hence S is closed so {x ∈ [a. There also exists δ > 0 such that fn (y) ≤ fn (x) + ε/2 whenever |x − y| < δ. . If y ∈ (xi . then ϕn (y) =≥ f (y) − ε since Ik ∪ Ik+1 ⊂ (y − δ. b] we have f (x) = lim ϕn (x). The result for intervals follows from the result for points. If y = xk for some k. For each n. f is lower semicontinuous on [a. Thus there exists c ∈ Z such that f (x) > c for all x ∈ [a. Now if α < f (x). Thus (f ∨ g)(y) ≤ (f ∨ g)(x) + ε and (f + g)(y) ≤ (f + g)(x) + ε whenever |x − y| < δ. By part (g). b]} = ψn (y) + n|y − x|. In particular. then there exists δ > 0 such that α ≤ f (y) ≤ f (y) + n|y − x| whenever |y − x| < δ. Let y ∈ [a. Given ε > 0. b] → R be a step function. Let f be a function defined on [a. Thus α ≤ ψn (x) for sufficiently large n. ϕ(xi ) ≤ ci + 1/n and ϕ(xi ) ≤ ci+1 + 1/n for each n. suppose ϕ(xi ) ≤ min(ci . Then there is a sequence xn with xn ∈ S and y = lim xn . Given ε > 0. (n) (n) For n ≥ N . there exists δ > 0 such that ϕ(xi ) ≤ ϕ(x) + 1/n whenever |x − xi | < δ. i. b]. Then ψn is a monotone increasing sequence of continuous functions on [a. b]. Since y is arbitrarily chosen from [a. define ψn by linearising ϕn at a neighbourhood of each partition point such that ψn ≤ ψn+1 and 0 ≤ ϕn (x) − ψn (x) < ε/2 for each x ∈ [a. Thus f (y) − ϕn (y) ≤ ε. Suppose there is a monotone increasing sequence ϕn of lower semicontinuous step functions on [a. b] such that for each x ∈ [a. when |y − x| ≥ δ. Let ϕ : [a. Let y be in the domain of f and g. By part (a). y + δ). f is lower semicontinuous. Thus ψn is (uniformly) continuous on [a. Given ε > 0. b]. 2. suppose {x ∈ [a. b]. ck+1 . Define ϕn (x) = inf x∈I (n) f (x) if x ∈ Ik and ϕn (xk ) = k min(ck . For each n. 50e. b]. the set {x ∈ [a. Hence f is bounded from below. suppose that f is lower semicontinuous. b]. Now for each n. 50d. b]. Choose N such that 1/2N < δ. 2n . By part (e). Hence f (y) = lim ϕn (y). Since ϕn is monotone increasing. b]. ci+1 ). there is a finite subcovering. By part (e). f (x) is an upper bound for {ψn (x) : n ∈ N}. Thus ϕ(xi ) ≤ min(ci . Let m = inf x∈[a. Thus ϕ is lower semicontinuous. f (y) − ε/2 < fn (y) for some n. Then each ϕn is a lower k k+1 (n) semicontinuous step function on [a. xi+1 − y).

There exists y with |y − x0 | < δN. Hence G = S and S is a Gδ set. b]. 3 3. x + δN. suppose f is lower semicontinuous at x. then for each n. b]. Thus 2c − m is a lower bound for f on [a. Suppose g(x) = f (x). b] such that m = f (x0 ). i. then given ε > 0. . . Thus |f (y) − f (x0 )| ≤ |f (y) − f (x)| + |f (x) − f (x0 )| < ε. Suppose g(x) > λ. On the other hand. there exists n such that |fk (x) − fn (x)| ≤ 1/m for all k ≥ n. suppose x0 ∈ G for some x0 ∈ S. Then inf f (y) ≤ f (x) ≤ sup f (y) for any δ > 0. b] and g is lower semicontinuous.x > 0 such that |f (x) − f (y)| < 1/n whenever |x − y| < δn.m is closed. If f is continuous at x. choose M such that 1/M < ε. Let λ ∈ R. b]. Hence we have g(x) = |y−x|<δ |y−x|<δ sup δ>0 |y−x|<δ inf f (y) ≤ f (x) ≤ inf δ>0 |y−x|<δ sup f (y) = h(x). Contradiction. Then x ∈ G for every x ∈ S. there / exists y with |y − x0 | < δ and |f (x0 ) − f (y)| ≥ ε. 51a. .m ⊂ C. Now C ⊂ m n Fn. {x : f (x) = α} = {x : f (x) ≥ α} ∩ {x : f (x) ≤ α} is the intersection of a Gδ set with a closed set so it is a Gδ set. Hence there exists x0 ∈ [a.M so there exists N such that |fk (x) − fN (x)| ≤ 1/M < ε for k ≥ N .e. .x /2.x /2. 53.x /2. |y − x| ≤ |y − x0 | + |x0 − x| < δN. 2. Contradiction. b] belongs to some Ixk so f (y) ≥ 2f (xk ) − m ≥ 2c − m. Let f be a lower semicontinuous function on R. Then there exists δ > 0 such that f (y) < λ whenever |x − y| < δ. Let x ∈ [a. Contradiction. b]. By continuity of each fk . Consider Fn. Conversely. b]. g(x) ≤ ϕ(x).7 Borel sets 52. there exists |y−x|<δ δ > 0 such that f (x) − ε = g(x) − ε < inf f (y). Then {x : f (x) > α} is open. Ixn }. x + δN. 54. Thus |f (x) − f (x0 )| < 1/N < ε/2.x /2) and G = n Gn .x /2) for some x ∈ S. b] but 2c − m > m. Suppose ϕ(x) > g(x) for some x ∈ [a. g(x) ≤ ϕ(y) whenever |x − y| < δ. Also. Then there exists δ > 0 such that ϕ(x) ≤ ϕ(y) + ϕ(x) − g(x) whenever |x − y| < δ. . there is a finite subcovering {Ix1 . x + δx ). b] so by the Heine-Borel Theorem. if x ∈ m n Fn. Each y ∈ [a. x + δn. Choose N such that 1/N < ε/2.is finite since f is bounded from below. Hence {x : h(x) < λ} is open in [a. f (xn )). Hence ϕ(x) ≤ g(x) for all x ∈ [a. Hence C is an Fσδ set.x so |f (y) − f (x)| < 1/N < ε/2. there exists δx > 0 such that f (x) ≤ f (y) + m − f (x) for y ∈ Ix = (x − δx . f (x) = h(x) if and only if f is upper semicontinuous at x. Thus f is continuous at x if and only if f is both upper semicontinuous and lower semicontinuous at x if and only if f (x) = h(x) and g(x) = f (x) if and only if g(x) = h(x).m . Hence {x : g(x) > λ} is open in [a. Let fn be a sequence of continuous functions on R and let C be the set of points where the sequence converges. b]} form an open covering of [a. {x : f (x) ≥ α} = n {x : f (x) > α − 1/n} so it is a Gδ set. If x ∈ C. there exists δn. 51b. Now x ∈ n Fn. Let A and B be two sets in M with A ⊂ B. Let ϕ be a lower semicontinuous function such that ϕ(x) ≤ f (x) for all x ∈ [a. b]. In particular. f (x) is an upper bound for { inf f (y) : δ > 0} and given ε > 0. each Fn.x /2 and |f (y) − f (x0 )| ≥ ε. {x : f (x) < α} = {x : f (x) ≥ α}c so it is an Fσ set. Then there exists δ > 0 such that f (y) > λ whenever |x − y| < δ.x /2) so x0 ∈ (x − δN. Thus f (x) − ε ≤ |x−y|<δ inf f (y) so f (x) = sup δ>0 |x−y|<δ inf f (y) = g(x). Thus fn (x) converges so m n Fn. 13 . . Consider Gn = x∈S (x − δn. For each x ∈ [a.m = {x : |fk (x) − fn (x)| ≤ 1/m for k ≥ n}. Let c = min(f (x1 ). By a similar argument.1 Lebesgue Measure Introduction 1. Conversely. The open intervals {Ix : x ∈ [a.m . x0 ∈ GN = x∈S (x − δN. {x : f (x) ≤ α} = {x : f (x) > α}c is closed. then for any m. Suppose h(x) < λ. Conversely. Suppose f (x) > m for all x ∈ [a. there exists δ > 0 such that f (x) − ε ≤ f (y) whenever |x−y|<δ |x − y| < δ. Thus f (x) − ε < f (y) whenever |y − x| < δ and f is lower semicontinuous at x. Let S be the set of points at which f is continuous. There exists ε > 0 such that for every δ > 0.x . 51c. Then mA ≤ mA + m(B \ A) = mB. . b] and h is upper semicontinuous. Let f be a real-valued function defined on R. Then given ε > 0. .

Fn ⊂ En for each n and En = Fn . We may assume Ek = ∅ for all k since n∅ = 0. The case where m∗ E < ∞ was proven in part (a). then E + y ⊂ (In + y) so m∗ (E + y) ≤ l(In + y) = l(In ). By part (a). Let E be a measurable set. Also let {In } be a finite collection of open m∗ In = l(In ) = intervals covering A. Thus there ∞ N exists N such that n=N +1 l(In ) < ε/2. Given any set A and any ε > 0. Then m(E1 ∪ E2 ) + m(E1 ∩ E2 ) = mE1 + m(E2 \ E1 ) + m(E1 ∩ E2 ) = mE1 + mE2 . Conversely. (vi) ⇒ (ii). Then G is a Gδ set such that A ⊂ G and m∗ G = m∗ A. Now for each n. Thus m∗ (E + y) ≤ m∗ E. Then m∗ (U ∆E) = m∗ (U \ E) + m∗ (E \ U ) ≤ m∗ (O \ E) + m∗ (O \ U ) < ε/2 + ε/2 = ε. Then En+1 ⊂ En for each n. 8. 11. Then O is an open set such that A ⊂ O and ∗ ∗ m O≤ m In = l(In ) ≤ m∗ A + ε. Thus n( Ek ) = ∞ = nEk . Let E be a set of real numbers and let y ∈ R. Given ε > 0. Suppose m∗ A = 0. nEk = ∞. Then Fm ∩ Fn = ∅ for m = n. Thus m∗ (A ∩ i=1 Ei ) ≥ i=1 m∗ (A ∩ Ei ). m∗ B ≤ m∗ (A ∪ B). Then E ⊂ U ∪ O and m∗ ((U ∪ O) \ E) = m∗ ((U \ E) ∪ (O \ E)) ≤ m∗ ((O \ (E \ U )) ∪ (E \ U ) ∪ (U \ E)) < ε. (i) ⇒ (ii). Given ε > 0. Hence m∗ (A ∪ B) = m∗ B. Suppose E1 and E2 are measurable. Then m∗ (A ∪ B) ≤ m∗ A + m∗ B = m∗ B. there is a countable collection {In } of open intervals covering A such that l(In ) ≤ m∗ A + ε. there is a finite union U of open intervals such that m∗ (U ∆E) < ε/3. since B ⊂ A ∪ B. Let O = On . n] ∩ E. Thus m( En ) = m( Fn ) = mFn ≤ mEn . Let G = On . If some Ek is an infinite set. Suppose E is measurable. 7. Then 1 = m∗ ([0. Suppose m∗ E < ∞. for each n. Let En be a sequence of sets in M. ∞). Let O = In . (i) ⇒ (ii).2 Outer measure 5. Let A be the set of rational numbers between 0 and 1. Let U = n=1 In . Suppose E is measurable. Conversely. Then E ⊂ O and m∗ (O \ E) = m∗ ( On \ En ) ≤ m∗ ( (On \ En )) < ε. Given ε > 0. if all Ek ’s are finite sets and {Ek : k ∈ N} is an infinite set. ∞ ∞ Hence m∗ (A ∩ i=1 Ei ) = i=1 m∗ (A ∩ Ei ). 3. there is a countable collection {In } of open intervals such that E ⊂ In and l(In ) < m∗ E + ε. let A be any set and let y ∈ R. let En = (n. Let Ek be a sequence of disjoint sets of real numbers. If all Ek ’s are finite sets and {Ek : k ∈ N} is a finite set. On the other hand. Let O = In . by a similar argument. Then mA = m(A ∪ ∅) = mA + m∅ so m∅ = 0. there exists an open set On ⊃ En such that m∗ (On \ En ) < ε/2n . If {In } is a countable collection of open intervals such that E ⊂ In . (ii) ⇒ (vi).2. 6. O is the union of a countable collection of disjoint open intervals {In } so l(In ) = m( In ) < mE + ε/2. For each n. 13b. 10. 14 . For each n. Thus E + y is a measurable set. En = ∅ and mEn = ∞ for each n. Then O is an open set. then so is Ek . then Ek is a countably infinite set so n( Ek ) = ∞ and since nEk ≥ 1 for all k. Also there is an open set O such that E \ U ⊂ O and m∗ O ≤ m∗ (E \ U ) + ε/3. ∞ 12. Conversely. Suppose m∗ E = ∞. 1]) = m∗ A ≤ m∗ ( In ) = m∗ ( In ) ≤ l(In ). there is an open set O such that E ⊂ O and m∗ (O \ E) < ε/2. let En = [−n. m∗ E ≤ m∗ (E + y). Let F1 = E1 and let Fn+1 = En+1 \ k=1 Ek . then Ek is a finite set and since the Ek ’s are disjoint. 3. 4. E ⊂ O and ∗ m (O \ E) = m(O \ E) = m( In ) − mE = m∗ ( In ) − m∗ E ≤ l(In ) − m∗ E < ε. Clearly n is translation invariant and defined for all sets of real numbers. Then m∗ (A ∩ i=1 Ei ) = ∞ ∞ ∞ ∗ ∗ ∗ m ( i=1 (A ∩ Ei )) ≤ i=1 m (A ∩ Ei ) by countable subadditivity. there is an open set On such that A ⊂ On and m∗ On ≤ m∗ A + 1/n. Suppose there is a set A in M with mA < ∞. Let Ei be a sequence of disjoint measurable sets and let A be any set. Then m∗ A = m∗ (A−y) = m∗ ((A−y)∩E)+ m∗ ((A−y)∩E c ) = m∗ (((A−y)∩E)+y)+m∗ (((A−y)∩E c )+y) = m∗ (A∩(E +y))+m∗ (A∩(E c +y)) = m∗ (A ∩ (E + y)) + m∗ (A ∩ (E + y)c ). n( Ek ) = nEk . 13a. n 3.3 Measurable sets and Lebesgue measure 9. Hence m∗ (E + y) = m∗ E. m (A ∩ i=1 Ei ) ≥ n n ∞ ∞ m∗ (A ∩ i=1 Ei ) = i=1 m∗ (A ∩ Ei ) for all n by Lemma 9.

there exists y ∈ (x − δ. (iv) ⇒ (i). Also. 1). Then F is closed. 19. Let G = On . Then mEn = 2n−1 /3n so m( En ) = mEn = 1. Let D be a dense set of real numbers and let f be an extended real-valued function on R such that {x : f (x) > α} is measurable for each α ∈ D. 17a. choose N such that 1/2N < 2δ. let Ei = E + ri . i. Then f takes each value at most once so {x : f (x) = α} has at most / one element for each α ∈ R and each of these sets is measurable. Now let Ei = A ∩ Pi for each i. By part (b). Now F and E \ F are measurable sets so E = F ∪ (E \ F ) is a measurable set. n + 1) where n ∈ Z. 1). there exists y ∈ P such that x and y differ by some rational ri . there is a closed set Fn such that Fn ⊂ E and m∗ (E \ Fn ) < 1/n. Then Pi is a disjoint i=0 sequence of sets with m∗ ( Pi ) ≤ m∗ [−1. m∗ Ei ≥ m∗ ( Ei ) ≥ m∗ (A ∩ [0. Thus mC = m([0. 2) = 3 and m∗ Pi = m∗ P = ∞. Each step of removing open intervals results in a closed set and F is the intersection of all these closed sets so F is closed.4. For each n. then there is a nonmeasurable set E ⊂ A. In general. 1) and let Pi = P + ri for each i. {x : f (x) > 0} = E. there is an open set O such that E c ⊂ O and m∗ (O \ E c ) < ε. 1] \ F c . which is nonmeasurable. let Pi = P + ri . mF = m([0. Note that removing intervals in the nth step results in 2n disjoint intervals. Pi ⊂ Ei for each i so 0 < m∗ P = m∗ Pi ≤ m∗ Ei / for each i and lim m∗ Ei ≥ m∗ P > 0 = m∗ ( Ei ). 14b.(ii) ⇒ (iv). 3. On the other hand.e. 1)) = 1. For each n. Suppose E is measurable. For i=0 each i. m∗ (O ∩ E) < ε. There exists a Gδ set G such that E ⊂ G and m∗ (G \ E) = 0. n + 1)) so m∗ (A ∩ [n. Let F = Oc . 1) ⊂ Pi since for any x ∈ [0. For each i. 1]) − α2n−1 /3n = 1 − α. Similarly. Ei = ∅ since if x ∈ Pk . On the other hand. Let ϕ1 = i=1 αi χAi and let ϕ2 = i=1 βi χBi . then mEi = m(A ∩ Pi ) = m((A − ri ) ∩ P ) = 0 for each i by Q15.4 A nonmeasurable set ◦ 15. Now {x : f (x) > β} = {x : f (x) ≥ β + 1/n} = {x : f (x) > αn } so {x : f (x) > β} is measurable and f is measurable. For each n. Hence Ei0 is nonmeasurable for some i0 and Ei0 ⊂ A. Finally. there exists an open set On such that E ⊂ On and m∗ (On \ E) < 1/n. 17b. For each i. let Pi be as defined in part (a) and let Ei = n≥i Pn . Then [0. Ei is a disjoint sequence of measurable sets with mEi = mE. Then E ⊂ G and m∗ (G \ E) ≤ m∗ (On \ E) < 1/n for all n. Thus m∗ (G \ E) = 0.5 Measurable functions 18. 1)) = m∗ A > 0. Since Ei ⊂ Pi for each i. Let E be the nonmeasurable set defined in Section 3. Thus F c is dense in [0. Let x ∈ [0. Let f be defined on [0. However. Thus m∗ ( Pi ) < ∗ m Pi . we must have mE = 0. then x ∈ n≥k+1 Pn so m∗ ( Ei ) = 0. 13c. x + δ) must intersect one of the intervals removed in step N . (iii) ⇒ (v). For each n. Now G and G \ E are measurable sets so E = G \ (G \ E) is a measurable set. Then (x − δ. Let ri ∞ be an enumeration of Q ∩ [−1. x + δ) ∩ F c . Then ϕ1 + ϕ2 = i=1 αi χAi + i=1 βi χBi is a 15 . each of length less than 1/2n . F ⊂ E and m∗ (E \ F ) = m∗ (E \ Oc ) = m∗ (E ∩ O) < ε. If each Ei is measurable. let En be the union of the intervals removed in the nth step. Then Ei is a sequence with Ei ⊃ Ei+1 for each i and m∗ Ei ≤ m∗ ( Pn ) < ∞ for each i. pi = pj and ri = rj . A = A ∩ n∈Z [n. n1 n2 n1 n2 20. Then F ⊂ E and m∗ (E \ F ) ≤ m∗ (E \ Fn ) < 1/n for all n. (i) ⇒ (iii). If A ⊂ [0. 16. then pi ∼ pj and since P contains exactly one element from each equivalence class. Let A be any set with m∗ A > 0. i. Then E c is measurable. if A ⊂ [n. Since mEi = mE. Given δ > 0. n + 1) ⊂ A. Pi ∩ Pj = ∅ if i = j since if pi + ri = pj + rj . 1]) − m( En ) = 0. Furthermore. n + 1)) > 0 for some n ∈ Z and there is a nonmeasurable set E ⊂ A ∩ [n. Let β ∈ R. 3. (v) ⇒ (i). given ε > 0. Thus m∗ (E \ F ) = 0. 1]. There exists an Fσ set F such that F ⊂ E and m∗ (E \ F ) = 0. there exists αn ∈ D such that β < αn < β + 1/n. Let E be a measurable set with E ⊂ P . let ri ∞ be an enumeration of Q ∩ [−1. 1] with f (x) = x + 1 if x ∈ E and f (x) = −x if x ∈ E.e. n + 1) and 0 < m∗ A ≤ n∈Z m∗ (A ∩ [n. 14a. Let F = Fn . Thus mEi = m( Ei ) ≤ m([0. 1).

D2 = {f g = −∞} = {f = ∞. D2 = {f + g = −∞} = {f ∈ R. Thus n n {x ∈ [a. For each k ∈ {−N. f is measurable. which is measurable. Define g by n g = i=1 ai χUi \ i−1 Um . b] such that |f (x)| < M .e. which / is measurable. If g(x) = ϕ(x). In the second case. then {x : h(x) > α} = {x : f |D\{x:f (x)=±∞} (x) · g|D\{x:g(x)=±∞} (x) > α}. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions defined on D and α a fixed number. If α ≥ 0. 21a. g = −∞} ∪ {f < 0. g > 0} ∪ {f > 0. Let ϕ = i=1 ai χAi . Let ε > 0 and M be given. D2 = {x : f (x) = −∞}. Each En is measurable and En+1 ⊂ En for each n.k of (disjoint) open intervals such that m(Ui ∆Ai ) < ε/3n. g = ∞} ∪ {f < 0. If χAc (x) = 1. Let ϕ be a simple function on [a. . which is measurable. 23a. . which is measurable. b] and let ε > 0 be given. b] that takes the values ±∞ only on a set of measure zero and let ε > 0. let Ek = {x ∈ [a. χA∩B (x) = 1 if and only if x ∈ A and x ∈ B if and only if χA (x) = 1 = χB (x). 16 . D2 . 23b. g = ∞}. Then ϕ is a simple function. 22d. If m ≤ f ≤ M . Then the sets D1 . then {x : g(x) > α} = {x : f (x) > α} ∪ Dc . In the first case. n 23c. Suppose f is measurable. g = ∞} ∪ {x : f |D\{f =±∞} (x) + g|D\{g=±∞} (x) > β}. then x ∈ Ek for some k. mE1 ≤ b − a < ∞. For each i. |f | ≤ M except on a set of measure less than ε/3. N − 1}. Each Ek N −1 is measurable. g < 0} ∪ {f > 0. let En = {x ∈ [a. Let D and E be measurable sets and f a function with domain D ∪ E. Let g be defined by g(x) = f (x) if x ∈ D and g(x) = 0 if x ∈ D. If α < 0. {x : f (x) > α} = {x ∈ D : f |D (x) > α}∪{x ∈ E : f |E (x) > α}. possibly with an additional set of measure zero. 22b. Let f be a function with measurable domain D. 22a. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions that are finite a. then {x : h(x) > β} = {f = ∞. Now D \ (D1 ∪ D2 ) is a measurable subset of D so the restriction of f to D \ (D1 ∪ D2 ) is measurable. Hence f is measurable. For each n. then x ∈ A \ B or x ∈ B \ A so / χA (x)+χB (x) = 1 and χA χB (x) = 0. Thus lim mEn = m( En ) = 0. If x ∈ [a. . Then for any α ∈ R. Since D and E are measurable subsets of D∪E. i. suppose g is measurable. then x ∈ A so χA (x) = 0. Let f be a measurable function on [a. Define ϕ by ϕ = k=−N (kM/N )χEk . x ∈ Ui \ Ai . then either g(x) = ai = ϕ(x). If β ≥ α. . . which is measurable. then x ∈ A∪B so χA (x) = χB (x) = χA χB (x) = 0. Thus |f (x) − ϕ(x)| < M/N < ε. / Hence χA∪B = χA + χB + χA χB . kM/N ≤ f (x) < (k + 1)M/N and ϕ(x) = kM/N . Then f = g|D and since D is measurable. g ∈ R}. then χA (x) + χB (x) + χA χB (x) = 1 + 1 − 1 = 1. which is measurable. b] : ϕ(x) = g(x)} ⊂ i=1 ((Ui \ Ai ) ∪ (Ai \ Ui )) = i=1 (Ui ∆Ai ) so it has measure less than ε/3. g = −∞}. Then D1 and D2 are measurable by Proposition 18. If α ≥ 0. g > 0} ∪ {f = −∞.simple function. If χAc (x) = 0. then {x : h(x) > β} = {x : f |D\{f =±∞} (x) + g|D\{g=±∞} (x) > β}. For α ∈ R. If m ≤ ϕ ≤ M . b] : |f (x)| > n}. x ∈ Ai \ Ui . which is measurable. If x ∈ A ∩ B. Also. Conversely. suppose f |D and f |E are measurable.e. Let f and g be measurable extended real-valued functions defined on D. Hence f g is measurable. −N + 1. which is measurable.j αi βj χAi χBj is a simple function. then x ∈ A ∪ B. m=1 or g(x) = 0 and ϕ(x) = ai . Then g is a step function on [a. Let h = (f + g)|D\(D1 ∪D2 ) and let β ∈ R. we may take g so that m ≤ g ≤ M since both g and ϕ take values in {a1 . we may take ϕ so that m ≤ ϕ ≤ M by replacing M/N by (M − m)/N < ε in the preceding argument. If β < α. 22c. g ∈ R}. Hence f + g is measurable. an }. i. Suppose f is measurable. which is measurable. D1 = {f +g = ∞} = {f ∈ R. Thus these sets are measurable and f + g is measurable. Thus there exists M such that mEM < ε/3. Let h = f g|D\(D1 ∪D2 ) and let α ∈ R. If χA∪B (x) = 1. then x ∈ A so / χA (x) = 1.e. Let f be a measurable function on [a. Conversely. g = −∞} ∪ {f = g = −∞} ∪ {f = −∞. Define f +g to be α whenever it is of the form ∞−∞ or −∞+∞. . there Ni is a finite union Ui = k=1 Ii. Conversely. b]. {x : h(x) > β} can be written as unions of sets as in part (c). b]. b] : kM/N ≤ f (x) < (k + 1)M/N }. Each set on the right is measurable so {x : f (x) > α} is measurable and f is measurable. D1 = {f g = ∞} = {f = ∞. {x : f (x) > α} = D1 ∪{x : f |D\(D1 ∪D2 ) (x) > α}. f |D and f |E are measurable. . Hence g is measurable. Choose N such that M/N < ε. Thus χA∩B = χA χB . g = −∞} ∪ {f = −∞. g = ∞}∪ {f = g = ∞} ∪ {f = ∞. . which is measurable. Hence χAc = 1 − χA . Let f be an extended real-valued function with measurable domain D and let D1 = {x : f (x) = ∞}. Also ϕ1 ϕ2 = i. which is measurable. Suppose f is measurable. If x ∈ A ∩ B. If α < 0. then {x : g(x) > α} = {x : f (x) > α}. g < 0} ∪ {f = −∞. 21b. suppose D1 and D2 are measurable and the restriction of f to D \ (D1 ∪ D2 ) is measurable. then {x : h(x) > α} = {x : f (x) = 0} ∪ {x : g(x) = 0} ∪ {x : f |D\{f =±∞} (x) · g|D\{g=±∞} (x) > α}. If χA∪B (x) = 0.

then for any α ∈ R. b) ∈ C and C is a σ-algebra containing all the open intervals so it contains all the Borel sets. The function g = f −1 is continuous and the function h = χA is measurable. let Ii be an open interval of length less than min(ε/3(n + 1). 26. If f and g are Lebesgue measurable. which is measurable by Q24. 25. Let f be a measurable real-valued function and g a continuous function defined on (−∞. Then g is measurable. which is measurable. so E c ∈ C. xn be the partition points corresponding to g. 27.e. Since mF = 1 > 0. which is nonmeasurable. Then A ⊂ C so it has outer measure zero and is measurable but g −1 [A] = E so it is nonmeasurable. However the set {x : (h ◦ g)(x) > 1/2} = g −1 [A] is nonmeasurable. |fk (x)−f (x)| < 1/n. 2]. 28b. ∞)] = g −1 [f −1 [(α. (a. By Q2.48. ∞)] = f −1 [g −1 [(α. For example. 1]. By a similar argument to that in Q24. n}. there is a nonmeasurable set E ⊂ F . / 17 . f has a continuous inverse so it is a homeomorphism of [0. Let A = f −1 [E]. Hence f −1 [B] is measurable. 2] → [0. Let d = min{xi − xi−1 : i = 1. Now for any a. Then h is continuous n and {x ∈ [a. Then f −1 [ Ei ] = f −1 [Ei ]. take g and A to be Lebesgue measurable with g −1 [A] nonmeasurable. f1 is continuous and monotone on [0. Propositions 18 and 19 and Theorem 20 still hold. 28e. Then |fN (x) − 0| ≥ 1. For each i. If f and g are Borel measurable. f −1 [(α. pick x ≥ N such that x ∈ A. 3. Let η > 0 be given. which is a Borel set. Let C be the collection of sets E such that f −1 [E] is measurable. 24. the set {x : f (x) > α} is a Borel set so it is Lebesgue measurable. Thus f ◦ g is Borel measurable. we may take h so that m ≤ h ≤ M by construction. For any measurable set A ⊂ E with mA < 1 and any integer N . An A-measurable function need not be Lebesgue measurable. There exists a Lebesgue measurable function g and a Lebesgue measurable set A such that g −1 [A] is nonmeasurable (see Q28). which is measurable. where A is as defined in part (c). Call a function A-measurable if for each α ∈ R the set {x : f (x) > α} is in A. so Ei ∈ C. mF = m(f [C]) = m([0. 1] onto [0. For any α ∈ R. Suppose E ∈ C. Thus f maps each of these intervals onto an interval of the same length. Thus f ◦ g is Lebesgue measurable. 1] onto [0. Then f −1 [E c ] = (f −1 [E])c . then for α ∈ R. f ◦g may not be Lebesgue measurable. ∞)]]. 2]. This is also a counterexample for the last statement. . . ∞)] is a Borel set and g −1 [f −1 [(α. C is a σ-algebra containing all the open intervals. b] : g(x) = h(x)} ⊂ i=0 Ii . Let g = f −1 : [0. Thus (a. 28c. Thus C is a σ-algebra. ∞). Let f be measurable and B a Borel set.∞) for each n. 28d. Propositions 18 and 19 and Theorem 20 follow from arguments similar to those in the original proofs and the fact that the collection of Borel sets is a σ-algebra. {x : f (x) > a} and {x : f (x) < b} are measurable. there exists An ⊂ E with mAn < η/2n and there exists Nn such that for all x ∈ An and k ≥ Nn . Let f be defined by f (x) = f1 (x) + x for x ∈ [0.23d. Let E = R and let fn = χ[n. 1] and f maps [0. By Q2. Let x0 . 1] so f is continuous and strictly monotone on [0. b ∈ R with a < b. d/2) centred at xi . . Then χP is Ameasurable but not Lebesgue measurable. Hence g ◦ f is measurable. The set A in part (c) is measurable but by Q24. For each n. {x : (g ◦ f )(x) > α} = (g ◦ f )−1 [(α. on a measurable set E of finite measure. Let f = χA so that f is Lebesgue measurable. 1]. Thus m(f [[0. 2]. Let g be a step function on [a. . If f is a Borel measurable function. it is not a Borel set since g −1 [A] is nonmeasurable. Then g is also measurable.6 Littlewood’s three principles 29. b] and let ε > 0 be given. 1] \ C]) = m([0. 1] onto [0.48. If f is Borel measurable and B is a Borel set. For example. . 28a. 2]) − 1 = 1. 1] \ C) = 1 and since f is a bijection of [0. ∞) and (−∞. Hence f −1 [B] is a Borel set. . If f is Borel measurable and g is Lebesgue measurable. Then fn (x) → 0 for each x ∈ E. b) are in C. / 30. . Define h by linearising g in each Ii . Suppose Ei is a sequence of sets in C. Then {x : (f ◦ g)(x) > 1/2} = g −1 [A]. then for any α ∈ R. which has measure less than ε/3. If m ≤ g ≤ M . {x : (f ◦ g)(x) > α} = (f ◦ g)−1 [(α. Thus h ◦ g is not measurable. Thus f is Lebesgue measurable. i. ∞)]].e. ∞)]] is Lebesgue measurable by Q24. Egoroff ’s Theorem: Let fn be a sequence of measurable functions that converges to a real-valued function f a. let A be the σ-algebra generated by the nonmeasurable set P defined in Section 4. f1 is constant on each interval contained in the complement of the Cantor set. By Q2.46. . then consider the collection C of sets E such that f −1 [E] is a Borel set. Thus C contains all the Borel sets.

and mO < δ. 1] such that r1 = qi − qj for all i. we have |fk (x) − f (x)| < 1/n0 < η. Then 1/2i(x)+1 ≤ t(x) < 1/2i(x) and ft(x) (x) = 1. b]. 1) \ A) ≥ 1/2 so there exists x ∈ [0. m([0. 1b. Let t(x) = (x + 1)/2i(x)+1 . Let En = {x : |hn (x) − f (x)| ≥ δ/2n+2 }. This is the only t such that ft (x) = 1. Thus the limit of a sequence of Riemann integrable functions may not be Riemann integrable so in general we cannot interchange the order of integration and the limiting process.e. . define ft : [0. Let rn be an enumeration of Q ∩ [a. Thus R a f = inf ϕ≥f a ϕ ≥ a h. b] \ E such that mA < δ/4 and hn converges uniformly to f on [a. and ft (x) = 0 otherwise. −n + δ ]. *32. 2]. Thus f is continuous on [a.. . there exist an x ∈ [0. b]\(E ∪A). For any α ∈ R. j. Then m( i=1 (A + ri )) = i=1 m(A + ri ) = nmA for n each n. For any subdivision a = ξ0 < ξ1 < · · · < ξn = b of [a. functions that converges to f on [a. b]. (*) Any measurable set A ⊂ [0. Then mE < δ/4 and hn is a sequence of continuous. Thus for each x. Choose r1 ∈ Q ∩ [−1. i. h(y) = inf sup f (x). where Pqi = P + qi . For each x. b] such that ϕ ≥ f . ∞) such that f = ϕ on [a. In particular. nmA ≤ 3 for all n and mA = 0. there is at most one x such that ft (x) = 1 so each ft is measurable. 4. Mi = supξi−1 <x≤ξi f (x) = 1 and mi = inf ξi−1 <x≤ξi f (x) = 0 for each n n i. n + 1 − δ ] such that m{x ∈ [n + δ .e. 1/2). Note that any measurable subset of [0. Hence R b a f= b a h. Then for each n. there is a function ϕ that is continuous on (−∞. the set {x : h(x) < α} is open. 1) with mA < 1/2. Since i=1 (A + ri ) ⊂ [−1. b] and let δ > 0 be given.51b and h is bounded. . n + 1 − δ ] : f (x) = ϕn (x)} < δ/2n+2 . b]. 1) with positive measure intersects infinitely many of the sets Pi . 1) with 1/2i+1 ≤ t < 1/2i . there is a continuous function hn on [a. 31. let fn = χ{r1 .. b] and m{x ∈ [a. Let f be a bounded function on [a. Thus S = i=1 (ξi − ξi−1 )Mi = b − a and s = i=1 (ξi − ξi−1 )mi = 0 for any subdivision of [a. Thus fn converges to f uniformly on E \ A.e. Similarly for [−n − 1 + δ . Hence R b a f (x) = b − a and R b a f (x) = 0.2 The Lebesgue integral of a bounded function over a set of finite measure δ>0 |y−x|<δ 2a. j and k ≤ n. x ∈ Pi(x) for some i(x). there is a continuous function ϕn on [n + δ . Thus b a b b b h = lim b a ϕn ≥ R b a f . Then ϕ ≥ h except at a finite number of points (the partition points). . Then we have a continuous function ϕ defined on (−∞. 18 . For each n. ft (x) → 0 as t → 0. If f is defined on (−∞. n + δ ]. thus measurable. b] and let h be the upper envelope of f . Then |hn (x) − f (x)| < δ/2n+2 for x ∈ [a. For t ∈ [0. rn have been chosen. For each n... Now there is an open set O such that O ⊃ (E ∪ A) and m(O \ (E ∪ A)) < δ/2. i. Lusin’s Theorem: Let f be a measurable real-valued function on [a. 1) \ A and arbitrarily small t such that ft (x) ≥ 1/2. ∞) with m{x : f (x) = ϕ(x)} < 4 δ/2n+2 = δ. Let ϕ be a step function on [a. b] : f (x) = ϕ(x)} = mO < δ.40. Choose n0 such that 1/n0 < η. Since f is bounded. Thus for any measurable set A ⊂ [0. Then f is continuous on [a. which is closed. Then A ⊂ E and mA < η/2n = η. ϕ is continuous on [a. Let f be defined by f (x) = 0 if x is irrational and f (x) = 1 if x is rational. Suppose r1 . i. If x ∈ A and / k ≥ Nn0 . b] such that m{x : |hn (x) − f (x)| ≥ δ/2n+2 } < δ/2n+2 . Linearise in each interval [n − δ .Let A = An . h is upper semicontinuous by Q2. b] \ O. A ⊂ i=1 Pqi . By Q2. ∞). 1) with positive measure intersects infinitely many of the sets Pi : n Suppose A intersects only finitely many of the sets Pi . b]. there exists a monotone decreasing sequence ϕn of step functions such that h(x) = lim ϕn (x) for each x ∈ [a. let δ = min(δ/2n+3 . Then fn is a sequence of nonnegative Riemann integrable functions increasing monotonically to f . b]\(E ∪A) with m(E ∪A) < δ/2.1 The Lebesgue Integral The Riemann integral 1a. Let E = En . Now the measurable sets A+ri are disjoint by the definition n n of P and the construction of the sequence ri . b] \ En . Similarly for intervals [−n − δ . Choose rn+1 such that rn+1 = qi −qj +rk for all i. there is a subset A ⊂ [a. By Egoroff’s Theorem. 1) → R by ft (x) = 1 if x ∈ Pi = P + ri and x = 2i+1 t − 1. 1) \ A with i(x) arbitrarily large and so with t(x) arbitrarily small.rn } . −n − δ ]. Conversely. Thus h is measurable. b] \ E. b] \ O. For each t. 4 4.

Thus a |g − h| = 0 so g = h a. let gn = f χ(x+1/n. i. Then each ϕn is a nonnegative simple function vanishing outside a set of finite measure and ϕn ≤ ϕn+1 for each n. there exists N such that F (x) − F (x − 1/n) < ε and F (x + 1/n) − F (x) < ε whenever n ≥ N . lim gn = f χ(x. Now 0 = 0 < 1 = lim fn and we have strict inequality in Fatou’s Lemma. ∞). i. Then fn is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with lim fn = 0.. Now for each n. Then fn is a decreasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with lim fn = 0.n]) . fn (x) − ϕn (x) ≤ 2−n if x ∈ [−n. E f ≤ lim E fn .0 ∩[−n. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function.x−1/n] . Now f χE is integrable since f χE ≤ f . If f is integrable over E. Now f ≥ (1/n)mEn for each n so mEn = 0 for each n and mE = 0. Thus f ≤ sup ϕ over all simple functions ϕ ≤ f . i2−n ) where n2n i = 1.e. let fn = χ[n. |g − h| ≥ (1/n)m{x : 4. Suppose E has measure zero. Then for any measurable set E.3 The integral of a nonnegative function 3. lim F (x + 1/n) = F (x). On the other hand.e. 7a. Let f be a bounded function on [a. ϕn (x) = n → ∞ if f (x) = ∞. b] and let E be the set of discontinuities of f . let hn = inf k≥n fk . . Hence f is continuous a. 7b. let fn = χ[n. 9. Thus lim E fn ≤ E f and we have E fn → E f . Let g be the b b lower envelope of f . 4b. (f − f χE ) ≤ lim (fn − fn χE ). then so are f + and f − . there is an increasing sequence ϕn of simple functions such that f = lim ϕn .4 The general Lebesgue integral 10a. . For each n.e. Then E = En where En = {x : f (x) ≥ 1/n}. Then |F (y) − F (x)| < ε whenever |x − y| < δ.n+1) . let En. By Fatou’s Lemma. Since f is integrable. For each n. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function and suppose inf f = 0.i = f −1 [(i − 1)2−n . for sufficiently large n. f ≤ lim fn . ∞ x x+1/n x x+1/n x 4. let fn = f χ(−∞. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function.∞) . f = lim ϕn = sup ϕn . fn is integrable for sufficiently large n so fn χE is integrable for sufficiently large n. 6. For n = 1. . lim F (x − 1/n) = lim fn = f χ(−∞. Thus f = 0 a. Let fn be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions converging to f and suppose fn ≤ f for each n. For each n. Hence f = lim fn . Let fn be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions such that fn → f a. lim x+1/n f = f . By the Monotone Convergence Theorem. 2.e. f − E f ≤ lim fn − lim E fn = f − lim E fn . Hence F is continuous. Thus f ≥ sup ϕ over all simple functions ϕ ≤ f .e. Now 0 = 0 < ∞ = lim fn so the Monotone Convergence Theorem does not hold. i.∞) = lim gn . Conversely. . By the Monotone Convergence Theorem. Let E = {x : f (x) > 0}. fn χE is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with fn χE → f χE a. Conversely. Also. Thus |f | = f + + f − is integrable over E and | E f | = | E f + − E f − | ≤ | E f + | + | E f − | = E f + + E f − = E |f |. Then g = h a. if |f | is integrable 19 . 8. For each n. By Fatou’s Lemma. and mE = 0. Let fn be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions.x] = F (x). Hence f = sup ϕ over all simple functions ϕ ≤ f . . Now given ε > 0. . .n]) + nχ(En. Then fn is an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with f χ(−∞. By Fatou’s Lemma. since |g(x) − h(x)| > 1/n} for all n. Let f be a nonnegative integrable function and let F (x) = −∞ f . so R b a f = b b a g= b b a h=R b a f so f is Riemann integrable. suppose f is a b b a Riemann integrable. f ≥ ϕ for all simple functions ϕ ≤ f . By a similar argument as in part (a). limfn = lim hn ≤ lim hn ≤ lim fn . Define ϕn = i=1 (i − 1)2−n χ(En. On the other hand. Then each hn is a nonnegative measurable function with hn ≤ fn . f ≥ lim fn since f ≥ fn for each n. n] and f (x) < n. for sufficiently large n. we have lim( f − −∞ f ) = f − −∞ f so lim −∞ f = −∞ f .e.x] = lim fn .0 = f −1 [n. By Fatou’s Lemma.e. Then gn is an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions with ∞ f χ(x.e.∞) . Then a g = a h. Thus ϕn (x) → f (x) when f (x) < ∞. Choose δ < 1/N .∞) . and suppose that fn → f < ∞. x 5.i ∩[−n.2b. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem. Then by part (a).e. Furthermore. Also. 4a. R f = a g. n2n and let En.

15c. Then −N |ϕ − ψ| < ε/3 so E |f − ψ| = E∩[−N. Thus limfn + g ≤ lim(fn + g) ≤ lim (fn + g) ≤ lim fn + g so limfn ≤ lim fn . Riemann-Lebesgue Theorem: Suppose f is integrable on (−∞. i. ∞ 10b.N ]c |f − ψ| ≤ E |f − ϕ| + N −N |ϕ − ψ| + E∩[−N. Then fn → f and |fn | ≤ |f |. to an integrable function g and let fn be a sequence of measurable functions such that |fn | ≤ gn and fn converges to f a. In general. Then fn + g is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions on E. fn + h is a nonnegative measurable function. we have |fn − f | → 0.N ]c |f | < ε. Now | f (x) cos nx dx| ≤ |f (x) cos nx| dx ≤ |(f (x) − ψ(x)) cos nx| dx + |ψ(x) cos nx| dx < ε/2 + |ψ(x) cos nx| dx. there is a step function ψ on [−N. with f integrable.N ]c |f − ψ| ≤ E∩[−N. i. Let ϕ = i=1 ai χAi be a simple function with canonical representation. For each n. Let ϕ = ψ−ψ . Since |fn | ≤ gn . 14b. Now f + h ≤ lim(fn + h) ≤ lim fn + h so f ≤ lim fn .N ] b f a+1/n b R af = = lim fn = b −n b a f .b] . there is a simple function ϕ such that E |f − ϕ| < ε/3. where M ≥ |ψ|.e. |f | ≤ g. suppose f is Lebesgue integrable and the Riemann integral R a f exists with improper lower limit a. Clearly ϕ+ and ϕ− are simple functions. there is a step function ψ such that E |f − ψ| < ε/2. b] and |fn | ≤ |f | so R b a b f = lim R and |gn | ≤ |f | so lim R f = lim gn = a f . 14a. we see that |ψ(x) cos nx| dx → 0 as n → ∞. Then E |f − g| ≤ E |f − ψ| + E |ψ − g| < ε.n] | → 0. Let f be integrable over E and let ε > 0 be given. f (x) = sin x/x is not Lebesgue integrable on [0. we get a continuous function g vanishing outside a finite interval such that ψ = g except on a set of measure less than ε/4M . let fn = f χ[a+1/n.e. 15a. ∞] although R 0 f (x) = π/2 (by contour integration for example).e. on E. Conversely. Hence we have limfn ≤ lim fn ≤ lim fn ≤ limfn . ∞). 12. Then ϕ is a simple function and E |f −ϕ| = E |f + −ψ−f − +ψ | ≤ E |f + −ψ|+ E |f − −ψ | = (f + − ψ) + E (f − − ψ ) < ε. Let h be an integrable function and fn a sequence of measurable functions with fn ≥ −h and lim fn = f .over E. where M ≥ max(|ϕ|. there is a step function ψ such that |f − ψ| < ε/2.e. Thus |fn − f | ≤ |fn | + |f | ≤ gn + g and gn + g − |fn − f | is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions.n]c |f | → 0. E∩[−n. b].e. If a = −∞. lim fn ≤ limfn . then suppose |fn | → |f |. N ] such that |ϕ − ψ| < ε/12N M except on a set of measure less than ε/12N M . Similarly. By Q4. Then gn → f on [a. |fn − f | → 0. Hence lim |fn − f | ≤ 0 ≤ lim |fn − f | and we have |fn − f | → 0. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem.N ] |f − ψ| + E∩[−N.e. Integrating |ψ(x) cos nx| over each interval on which ψ is constant. Let g be an integrable function on a set E and suppose that fn is a sequence of measurable functions with |fn | ≤ g a.e. By Fatou’s Lemma. Suppose ψ is defined on [a. there is a simple function ψ ≤ f − such that E f − − ε/2 < E ψ . N ]. i. By part (a).N ] |ϕ − ψ| + E∩[−N. By Proposition 3. The cases where the Riemann integral has improper upper limit are similar.b] . By Q15. If |fn | − |f | ≤ ||fn | − |f || ≤ |fn − f | → 0. Thus there exists N such that E∩[−N. with |fn | in place of gn and |f | in place of g. Since h is integrable. Let fn be a sequence of integrable functions such that fn → f a. Then ϕ+ = i∈S+ ai χAi and ϕ− = − i∈S− ai χAi .N ]c |f | < ε/3. By linearising ψ at each partition point.e. |f − f χ[−n. E By part (a).n] . then E f + ≤ E |f | < ∞ and E f − ≤ E |f | < ∞ so f + and f − are integrable over E and f is integrable over E. Then fn → f on [a. If a is finite. Also. We may regard ψ as a function on R taking the value 0 outside [a. there is a simple function ψ ≤ f + such that E f + − ε/2 < E ψ. n 11. Let gn be a sequence of integrable functions which converges a. 13. Suppose g = lim gn . given ε > 0. Also. Let S+ = {i : ai ≥ 0} and let S− = {i : ai < 0}. E 15b. b] b |f − ϕ| + E∩[−N. Thus there exists N such that |ψ(x) cos nx| dx < ε/2 for n ≥ N so | f (x) cos nx dx| < ε for n ≥ N . g−fn is a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions on E. By part (b). Thus g+ lim(−fn ) ≤ lim(g−fn ) ≤ lim (g − fn ) ≤ g + lim(− fn ) so lim(−fn ) ≤ lim(− fn ). lim(gn + g − |fn − f |) ≤ lim (gn + g − |fn − f |). We may regard ψ as a function on R taking the value 0 N outside [−N. Thus |fn | → |f |. f = (f + h) − h. b]. 20 . Then ϕ+ = i∈S+ ai mAi and ϕ− = − i∈S− ai mAi so ϕ = ϕ+ − ϕ− = n i=1 ai mAi . Let fn = f χ[−n. i. |ψ|) + 1. fn = (fn + h) − h. let gn = f χ[−n. 2g ≤ 2g + lim(− |fn − f |) = 2g − lim |fn − f |.22. 16.

f + (x) dx = f + (x + t) dx. If fn converges to f 21 . Suppose that ∂f /∂t is bounded in Q. lim f (x. t + sn ) − f (x. Thus f (x) dx = f (x + t) dx. tn ) = f (x). there exists N such that m{x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε} < ε for n ≥ N . Let fn be a sequence of measurable functions on a set E of finite measure. Since ∂f /∂t is bounded. This subsequence will not have a further subsequence that converges in measure to f . t)]/sn → ∂f /∂t. Then m{x : |fnk (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε} < ε for k ≥ M . Since f is integrable. Let sn be a sequence such that sn = 0 for all n and limn sn = 0. Let fn be a sequence of measurable functions on a set E of finite measure. Similarly for f − . 19. Any subsequence fnk also converges in measure to f so it in turn has a subsequence fnkj that converges to f a. i. E Monotone Convergence Theorem: Let fn be an increasing sequence of nonnegative measurable functions that converges in measure to f .e. Then given ε > 0. Then lim f (x. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem. Now |g(x)[f (x) − f (x + t)]| ≤ |g(x)[h(x) − h(x + t)]| + |g(x)[(f − h)(x) − (f − h)(x + t)]|. tn ) dx = f (x.12. f is a bounded 1 1 1 measurable function of x so [ 0 f (x. Suppose further that f (x. t) for each x. let the partial derivative ∂f /∂t exist. Then there is a subsequence fnk such that lim E fnk = lim E fn . 1] × [0. lim h(tn ) = h(t). 1]. There exists an increasing sequence ϕn of nonnegative simple functions such that f + = lim ϕn . Fatou’s Lemma: Let fn be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions that converges in measure to f on E. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem. limt→0 f (x. Let f be integrable over (−∞. Let f be a function defined and bounded in the square Q = [0. Then limn [f (x. t + sn ) − f (x. fnk converges in measure to f on E so it in turn has a subsequence fnkj that converges to f a.e. limt→0 |g(x)[f (x) − f (x + t)]| = 0. Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem: Let g be integrable over E and let fn be a sequence of measurable functions such that |fn | ≤ g on E and converges in measure to f on E. Hence h is a continuous function of t. Thus any subsequence of fnk also converges to f in measure. 21. t) dx = f (x) dx. ∞). f = lim fn . t)| ≤ g(x) where g is an integrable function on [0. For each x. 1] × [0. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem. Let fn be a sequence that converges to f in measure. i. there exists M such that |[f (x. If fn converges to f in measure. Thus f = lim fnkj . t) dx]/sn = limn 0 ([f (x. t) dx]/sn = 0 ([f (x.5 Convergence in measure 20. Then limn f (x. i. t)]/sn ) dx = 1 ∂f dx. By Q2. f = lim fn . 18. This gives rise to a subsequence fnk such that m{x : |fnk (x) − f (x) ≥ ε} ≥ ε for all k. t+sn ) dx− 0 f (x. Then f + and f − are nonnegative integrable functions.e. t + sn ) − f (x. then there exists ε > 0 such that for any N there exists n ≥ N with m{x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε} ≥ ε. 0 ∂t 4. For any subsequence fnk . if fn does not converge in measure to f .e. t in Q. limn hn = f . Thus fnk converges to f in measure. Thus f = lim fnkj . t+sn )−f (x. then so does any subsequence fnk . the last equality following from Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem. 17a. t) dx = limn [ 0 f (x. Then |g(x)[f (x) − f (x + t)]| ≤ ε/2 + M whenever |t| < δ. choose M such that nk ≥ N for k ≥ M . Thus 1 1 1 1 d dt 0 f (x. By Q2. given ε > 0. b] so there exists δ > 0 such that |h(x)−h(x+t)| < ε/2M (b−a) whenever |t| < |(f − h)(x)| + |(f − h)(x + t)| = ε/2 + 2M |f − h| < ε δ. tn ) = f (x. 22. t) = f (x) and that for all t we have |f (x. t defined on the square Q = [0.12. hn (x) = f (x. Thus f ≤ lim E fnkj = lim E fnk = lim E fn . Any subsequence fnk also converges in measure to f so it in turn has a subsequence fnkj that converges to f a. Suppose that limt→0 f (x. Now h is uniformly continuous on [a. tn ) is measurable and |hn | ≤ g. By Q20.limn→∞ f (x) cos nx dx = 0.e. Now since χE (x) dx = mE = m(E − t) = χE (x + t) dx for any measurable set E. t) dx. t) dx. t + sn ) dx − 0 f (x. t) is continuous in t for each x and let h(t) = f (x. 1] and which is a measurable function of x for each fixed t. Let f be a function of 2 variables x. t)]/sn | ≤ M + 1 for sufficiently large n. t)]/sn ) dx. there is a continuous function h vanishing outside a finite interval [a.e. Let tn be a sequence converging to t. 17b. 23. Let tn be a sequence such that tn = 0 for all n and limn tn = 0. For each fixed t. we have ϕn (x) dx = ϕn (x + t) dx for all n. Conversely. b] such that |f −h| < ε/4M . For each n. Let g be a bounded measurable function and let M be such that |g| ≤ M . 1] and suppose that for each fixed t the function f is a measurable function of x.

then fnkj converges to f in measure so by Q22. (*) Note error in book. The case where D− f is everywhere nonnegative on (a. Then f (c)−f (c−h) > 0 for 0 < h < δ . fn → f in measure. If x ∈ k Fk . Then we may choose nv+1 > nv such that m{x : |fnv+1 (x) − fnv (x)| ≥ 1/2v } < 1/2v . Contradiction. Thus there exists N such that |x|≥N |fn − f | < ε/3. then D+ f (a) ≤ D+ f (a) ≤ 0. Contradiction. b). 2a. is everywhere nonnegative on (a. D+ (f + g)(x) = limh→0+ (f +g)(x+h)−(f +g)(x) = limh→0+ ( f (x+h)−f (x) + h h limh→0+ f (x+h)−f (x) + limh→0+ g(x+h)−g(x) = D+ f (x) + D+ g(x). A |fn − f | < ε/3. Thus g is decreasing on (a. Now for any ε > 0. b] with x < y and g(x) > g(y). |fn − f | → 0. Let A = {x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ δ}. b). D+ f (0) = D− f (0) = −1. b]. In particular. Thus the series (fnv+1 − fnv ) converges a. choose N such that m{x : |fn (x) − fr (x)| ≥ ε/2} < ε/2 for all n. We may assume δ < ε/6N . r ≥ N and m{x : |fnv (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε/2} < ε/2 for all v ≥ N . If f has a local maximum at b. Then m( k Fk ) ≤ m( v≥k Ev ) ≤ 1/2k−1 for all k so m( k Fk ) = 0. Since D+ g(x) > 0 for all x ∈ (a. say D+ f . Suppose f is continuous on [a. Let Ev = {x : |fnv+1 (x) − fnv (x)| ≥ 1/2v } and let Fk = v≥k Ev . h h 2b. fn converges to f in measure.k] converges to |fn − f |. Let fn be a Cauchy sequence in measure.e. −k |fn − f | converges to |fn − f |. v ≥ N . Thus fnk has in turn a subsequence that converges to f a. Suppose that fn → f in measure and that there is an integrable function g such that |fn | ≤ g for all n. Hence g is nondecreasing on [a. b) follow from the previous cases. Similarly. b) by Q3.e.in measure. to a function g. b) follows from a similar argument and the cases where D+ f or D− f is everywhere nonnegative on (a. h h 22 g(x+h)−g(x) ) h ≤ . there exists δ > 0 such that for any set A with mA < δ. h h 3a.N ] |fn − f | < ε/3 + ε/3 + 2N δ < ε for all n ≥ N . Let ε > 0 be given. then 0 ≤ D− f (b) ≤ D− f (b). Let f be defined by f (0) = 0 and f (x) = x sin(1/x) for x = 0. Then D+ f (0) = limh→0+ f (0+h)−f (0) = h limh→0+ sin(1/h) = 1. b) so f (x) + εx is nondecreasing on [a. D+ (f (x) + εx) ≥ ε on (a. Then f (x) + εx ≤ f (y) + εy.e.. 24. Then 0 < f (x) − f (y) ≤ ε(y − x). for each n. First consider a function g such that D+ g(x) ≥ ε > 0 for all x ∈ (a. b). g has no local maximum in (a. i. For any x. Now |fn − f | is integrable for each n and |fn − f |χ[−k.N ] |fn − f | + Ac ∩[−N. By Proposition 14. Thus m{x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε} < ε for all n ≥ N . i.e. Then D+ g(x) = limh→0+ g(x+h)−g(x) = limh→0+ f (−x−h)−f (−x) = limh→0+ − h h f (−x)−f (−x−h) = −limh→0+ f (−x)−f (−x−h) = −D− f (−x). There also exists N such that m{x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ δ} < δ for all n ≥ N . Conversely. Then fnv → f in measure since the partial sums of the series are of the form fnv − fn1 . 25. k 5 5. b] and assumes a local maximum at c ∈ (a. If f has a local maximum at a. 3b. Then f (c+h)−f (c) < 0 for 0 < h < δ. D− f (0) = 1. y] and D+ g(c) ≤ 0 for all c ∈ (a. b). 4. Similarly. Let f = g + fn1 . Hence f is nondecreasing on [a. 5a.e. choosing ε = (f (x) − f (y))/(2(y − x)). Then |fn − f | = |x|≥N |fn − f | + A∩[−N. y). b]. D+ [−f (x)] = limh→0+ [−f (x+h)]−[−f (x)] = −limh→0+ f (x+h)−f (x) = −D+ f (x). Thus D− f (c) = limh→0+ f (c)−f (c−h) ≥ 0. Given ε > 0.1 Differentiation and Integration Differentiation of monotone functions 1. b]. Suppose there exist x. then so does any subsequence fnk . Hence h h D+ f (c) ≤ D+ f (c) ≤ 0 ≤ D− f (c) ≤ D− f (c). Suppose f is continuous on [a. Let x < y. there exists δ > 0 such that f (c) > f (c − h) for 0 < h h < δ . if every subsequence fnk has in turn a subsequence fnkj that converges to f a. Now {x : |fn (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε} ⊂ {x : |fn (x) − fnv (x)| ≥ ε/2} ∪ {x : |fnv (x) − f (x)| ≥ ε/2} for all n. y ∈ [a. Thus h D+ f (c) = limh→0+ f (c+h)−f (c) ≤ 0. Now there exists δ > 0 such that f (c + h) < f (c) for 0 < h < δ. we have f (x) − f (y) ≤ (f (x) − f (y))/2. By Lebesgue’s Dominated Convergence Theorem. given ε > 0. Suppose f (x) > f (y). then x ∈ Fk for / / v v−1 some k so |fnv+1 (x) − fnv (x)| < 1/2 for all v ≥ k and |fnw (x) − fnv (x)| < 1/2 for w ≥ v ≥ k. b] and one of its derivates. Let g(x) = f (−x).

5b. For any x, D+ (f + g)(x) = limh→0+ (f +g)(x+h)−(f +g)(x) = limh→0+ ( f (x+h)−f (x) + h h limh→0+ f (x+h)−f (x) + limh→0+ g(x+h)−g(x) = D+ f (x) + D+ g(x). h h Similarly, D− (f + g) ≤ D− f + D− g and D− (f + g) ≤ D− f + D− g.

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5c. Let f and g be nonnegative and continuous at c. Then D+ (f g)(c) = limh→0+ (f g)(c+h)−(f g)(c) = h limh→0+ f (c+h)g(c+h)−f (c)g(c) = limh→0+ (f (c+h)−f (c))g(c+h)+f (c)(g(c+h)−g(c)) ≤ g(c)limh→0+ f (c+h)−f (c) + h h h f (c)limh→0+ g(c+h)−g(c) = f (c)D+ g(c) + g(c)D+ f (c). h *6a. Let f be defined on [a, b] and g a continuous function on [α, β] that is differentiable at γ with g(γ) = c ∈ (a, b). Suppose g (γ) > 0. Note that if D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) = ±∞, then D+ f (c) = ±∞. Now ε suppose D+ f (c) < ∞. Let ε > 0 be given and let ε1 = min(1, g (γ)+1+D+ f (c) ). There exists δ1 > 0 such that | g(γ+h)−g(γ) − g (γ)| < ε1 for 0 < h < δ1 . There exists δ2 > 0 such that f (c+hh)−f (c) − D+ f (c) < ε1 h for 0 < h < δ2 so that f (c+h )−f (c)−h D+ f (c) < ε1 h . By continuity of g, there exists δ3 > 0 such that g(γ+h )−g(γ) < δ2 for 0 < h < δ3 . Now let δ = min(δ1 , δ3 ). When 0 < h < δ, | g(γ+h)−g(γ) −g (γ)| < ε1 h and f (g(γ + h)) − f (g(γ)) − (g(γ + h) − g(γ))D+ f (c) < ε1 (g(γ + h) − g(γ)). Hence f (g(γ+h))−f (g(γ)) − h D+ f (c)g (γ) = f (g(γ+h))−f (g(γ))−D f (c)(g(γ+h)−g(γ)) + D f (c)(g(γ+h)−g(γ))−hD f (c)g (γ) < ε1 g(γ+h)−g(γ) + h h h D+ f (c)( g(γ+h)−g(γ) − g (γ)) < ε1 (g (γ) + 1) + ε1 D+ f (c) < ε. Thus D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) ≤ D+ f (c)g (γ) and h similarly, it can be shown that D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) ≥ D+ f (c)g (γ). Hence D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) = D+ f (c)g (γ). *6b. Suppose g (γ) < 0. Note that if D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) = ±∞, then D− f (c)g (γ) = ∞. Also note that there exists δ > 0 such that g(γ + h) − g(γ) < 0 for 0 < h < δ. By a similar argument to that in part (a), D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) = D− f (c)g (γ). *6c. Suppose g (γ) = 0 and all the derivates of f at c are finite. By a similar argument to that in part (a), D+ (f ◦ g)(γ) = 0.
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7a. Let f be of bounded variation on [a, b]. Then f = g − h where g and h are monotone increasing functions on [a, b]. Let c ∈ (a, b). Also let A = supx∈[a,c) g(x) and let B = supx∈[a,c) h(x). Note that A, B < ∞. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that A − ε/2 < g(c − δ) ≤ A and B − ε/2 < h(c − δ) ≤ B. Then for x ∈ (c − δ, c), A − ε/2 < g(x) ≤ A and B − ε/2 < h(x) ≤ B. i.e. 0 ≤ A − g(x) < ε/2 and 0 ≤ B − h(x) < ε/2. Now 0 ≤ |A − B − f (x)| ≤ (A − g(x)) + (B − h(x)) < ε for x ∈ (c − δ, c). Hence f (c−) exists. Similarly f (c+) exists. Let g be a monotone function and let E be the set of discontinuities of g. Now for c ∈ E, g(c−) < g(c+) so there is a rational rc such that g(c−) < rc < g(c+). Note that if x1 < x2 , then g(x1 +) ≤ g(x2 −) so rx1 = rx2 . Thus we have a bijection between E and a subset of Q so E is countable. Since a function f of bounded variation is a difference of two monotone functions, f also has only a countable number of discontinuities. −n 7b. Let xn be an enumeration of Q ∩ [0, 1]. Define f on [0, 1] by f (x) = . Then f is xn <x 2 monotone. Also, at each xn , for any δ > 0, there exists x ∈ (xn , xn + δ) such that f (x) − f (xn ) > 2−n−1 so f is discontinuous at each xn . 8a. Suppose a ≤ c ≤ b. Let a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = b be a subdivision of [a, b]. If c = xk for n k n c b some k, then 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| = 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| + k+1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| ≤ Ta (f ) + Tc (f ). b c b Thus Ta (f ) ≤ Ta (f ) + Tc (f ). The case where c ∈ (xk , xk+1 ) for some k is similar. Conversely, let a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = c be a subdivision of [a, c] and let c = y0 < y1 < · · · < ym = b be a subdivision of [c, b]. Then a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = c < y1 < · · · < ym = b is a subdivision of [a, b] and n m b c b b 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| + 1 |f (yi ) − f (yi−1 )| ≤ Ta (f ). It follows that Ta (f ) + Tc (f ) ≤ Ta (f ). Hence b c b c b Ta (f ) = Ta (f ) + Tc (f ) and Ta (f ) ≤ Ta (f ). n 8b. Let a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = b be a subdivision of [a, b]. Then 1 |(f + g)(xi ) − (f + g)(xi−1 )| ≤ n n b b b b b 1 |f (xi )−f (xi−1 )|+ 1 |g(xi )−g(xi−1 )| ≤ Ta (f )+Ta (g). Hence Ta (f +g) ≤ Ta (f )+Ta (g). Let c ∈ R. n n b b If c = 0, then Ta (cf ) = 0 = |c|Ta (f ). If c = 0, then 1 |cf (xi ) − cf (xi−1 )| = |c| 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| ≤ n n b b b −1 |c|Ta (f ). Thus Ta (cf ) ≤ |c|Ta (f ). On the other hand, 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| = |c| 1 |cf (xi ) − b b b b b b b cf (xi−1 )| ≤ |c|−1 Ta (cf ). Thus Ta (f ) ≤ |c|−1 Ta (cf ) so |c|Ta (f ) ≤ Ta (cf ). Hence Ta (cf ) = |c|Ta (f ). 9. Let fn be a sequence of functions on [a, b] that converges at each point of [a, b] to f . Let a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = b be a subdivision of [a, b] and let ε > 0. Then there exists N such that 23

b |f (xi )−f (xi−1 )| ≤ 1 |f (xi )−fn (xi )|+ 1 |f (xi−1 )−fn (xi−1 )|+ 1 |fn (xi )−fn (xi−1 )| < ε+Ta (fn ) b b b b for n ≥ N . Thus Ta (f ) ≤ ε + Ta (fn ) for n ≥ N so Ta (f ) ≤ ε + limTa (fn ). Since ε is arbitrary, b b Ta (f ) ≤ limTa (fn ). 10a. Let f be defined by f (0) = 0 and f (x) = x2 sin(1/x2 ) for x = 0. Consider the subdivision −1 < 2/nπ < 2/(n − 1)π < · · · < 2/π < 1 of [−1, 1]. Note that tb (f ) → ∞ as n → ∞. Thus f is a not of bounded variation on [−1, 1]. 10b. Let g be defined by g(0) = 0 and g(x) = x2 sin(1/x) for x = 0. Note that g is differentiable on [−1, 1] and |g (x)| ≤ 3 on [−1, 1]. Thus for any subdivision a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = b of [a, b], n n 1 1 |g(xi − g(xi−1 )| ≤ 4 1 |xi − xi−1 | = 3(g(1) − g(−1)). Hence T−1 (g) ≤ 3(g(−1) − g(1)) < ∞. x x 11. Let f be of bounded variation on [a, b]. For any x ∈ [a, b], f (x) = Pa (f ) − Na (f ) − f (a) so d d d d d x x x x x f (x) = dx Pa (f ) − dx Na (f ) a.e. in [a, b]. Thus |f | ≤ dx Pa (f ) + dx Na (f ) = dx Ta (f ) a.e. in [a, b] and b b d x b a b |f | ≤ a dx Ta (f ) ≤ Ta (f ) − Ta (f ) = Ta (f ). a

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xi b n n n xi 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )| = 1 | xi−1 f | ≤ 1 xi−1 |f | = a |f |. Thus b b b b Ta (f ) ≤ a |f |. Hence Ta (f ) = a |f |. d d x x x x For any x ∈ [a, b], f (x) = Pa (f ) − Na (f ) − f (a) so f (x) = dx Pa (f ) − dx Na (f ) a.e. in [a, b]. Thus b b d d d d x x x x b a b (f )+ ≤ ( dx Pa (f ))+ + ( dx Na (f ))− = dx Pa (f ). Thus a (f )+ ≤ a dx Pa (f ) ≤ Pa (f ) − Pa (f ) = Pa (f ). n + Conversely, for any subdivision a = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = b of [a, b], = 1 (f (xi ) − f (xi−1 )) xi b b b n n xi + b + b + + + 1 ( xi−1 f ) ≤ 1 xi−1 (f ) = a (f ) . Thus Pa (f ) ≤ a (f ) . Hence Pa (f ) = a (f ) . + + + +

*12. The function f defined by f (0) = 0 and f (x) = x2 sin(1/x2 ) for x = 0 is absolutely continuous on [ε, 1] for ε > 0, continuous at 0 but not of bounded variation on [0, 1], thus not absolutely continuous on [0, 1]. Suppose f is absolutely continuous on [η, 1] for η > 0, continuous at 0 and of bounded variation on [0, 1]. For η ∈ (0, 1], let 0 = x0 < x1 < · · · < xn = η be a subdivision of [0, η]. Then since f is continuous at 0, n η + + 1 |f (xi )−f (xi−1 )| → 0 as η → 0 . Thus T0 (f ) → 0 as η → 0 . Given ε > 0, there exists η ∈ (0, 1] such η that T0 (f ) < ε/2. Since f is absolutely continuous on [η, 1], there exists δ > 0 such that for any finite n n collection {(xi , xi )}n of disjoint intervals in [η, 1] with 1 |xi −xi | < δ, we have 1 |f (xi )−f (xi )| < ε/2. 1 n n Now let {(yi , yi )}1 be a finite collection of disjoint intervals in [0, 1] with 1 |yi −yi | < δ. If η ∈ [yk , yk+1 ] n k n η for some k, then 1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| ≤ 1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| + k+1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| < T0 (f ) + ε/2 < ε. If n k−1 η ∈ (yk , yk ) for some k, then 1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| ≤ 1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| + |f (η) − f (yk )| + |f (yk ) − f (η)| + n η k+1 |f (yi ) − f (yi )| < T0 (f ) + ε/2 < ε. Hence f is absolutely continuous on [0, 1]. 13. Let f be absolutely continuous on [a, b]. Then f is of bounded variation on [a, b] so by Q11, b b |f | ≤ Ta (f ). Conversely, since f is absolutely continuous on [a, b], for any subdivision a = x0 < a x1 < · · · < xn = b of [a, b],

(*) If g < 0, then ( g) = 0 ≤ g . If g ≥ 0, then ( g) = g ≤ g . 14a. Let f and g be two absolutely continuous functions on [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such n n that 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi )| < ε/2 and 1 |g(xi ) − g(xi )| < ε/2 for any finite collection {(xi , xi )}n of disjoint 1 n n n intervals in [a, b] with 1 |xi − xi | < δ. Then 1 |(f ± g)(xi ) − (f ± g)(xi )| ≤ 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi )| + n 1 |g(xi ) − g(xi )| < ε. Thus f + g and f − g are absolutely continuous. 14b. Let f and g be two absolutely continuous functions on [a, b]. There exists M such that |f (x)| ≤ M n and |g(x)| ≤ M for any x ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi )| < ε/2M n and 1 |g(xi ) − g(xi )| < ε/2M for any finite collection {(xi , xi )} of disjoint intervals in [a, b] with n n n n |xi −xi | < δ. Then 1 |(f g)(xi )−(f g)(xi )| ≤ 1 |f (xi )||g(xi )−g(xi )|+ 1 |g(xi )||f (xi )−f (xi )| < ε. 1 Thus f g is absolutely continuous. 14c. Suppose f is absolutely continuous on [a, b] and is never zero there. Let g = 1/f . There exists M n such that |f (x)| ≥ M for x ∈ [a, b]. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi )| < εM 2 24

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15. Let f be the Cantor ternary function. By Q2.48, f is continuous and monotone on [0, 1]. Note that f = 0 a.e. on [0, 1] since f is constant on each interval in the complement of the Cantor set and 1 the Cantor set has measure zero. If f is absolutely continuous, then 1 = f (1) = 0 f + f (0) = 0. Contradiction. Thus f is not absolutely continuous. x 16a. Let f be a monotone increasing function on [a, b]. Let g be defined by g(x) = a f and let x d h = f − g. Then g is absolutely continuous, h (x) = f (x) − dx a f = 0 a.e. so h is singular, and f = g + h. 16b. Let f be a nondecreasing singular function on [a, b]. Let ε, δ > 0 be given. Since f is singular on [a, b], for each x ∈ [a, b], there is an arbitrarily small interval [x, x+h] ⊂ [a, b] such that |f (x+h)−f (x)| < εh/(b − a). Then there exists a finite collection {[xk , yk ]} of nonoverlapping intervals of this sort which cover all of [a, b] except for a set of measure less than δ. Labelling xk such that xk ≤ xk+1 , we have n n y0 = a ≤ x1 < y1 ≤ x2 < · · · ≤ yn ≤ b = xn+1 . Then 0 |xk+1 − yk | < δ and 1 |f (yk ) − f (xk )| < ε. n Since f is nondecreasing, 0 |f (xk+1 ) − f (yk )| > f (b) − f (a) − ε. 16c. Let f be a nondecreasing function on [a, b] with property (S). i.e. Given ε, δ > 0, there is a finite n n collection {[yk , xk ]} of nonoverlapping intervals in [a, b] such that 1 |xk − yk | < δ and 1 (f (xk ) − x f (yk )) > f (b) − f (a) − ε. By part (a), f = g + h where g = a f and h is singular. It suffices to show n that g = 0 a.e. Letting x0 = a and yn+1 = b, we have 1 (f (yk+1 ) − f (xk )) < ε. We may choose δ such b b that n [yk ,xk ] f < ε. Then a f < 2ε so a f = 0 and g = 0.
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16d. Let fn be a sequence of nondecreasing singular functions on [a, b] such that the function f (x) = fn (x) is everywhere finite. Let ε, δ > 0 be given. Now f (b) − f (a) = (fn (b) − fn (a)) < ∞ so ∞ N there exists N such that N +1 (fn (b) − fn (a)) < ε/2. Let F (x) = 1 fn (x). Then F is nondecreasing and singular. By part (b), there exists a finite collection {[yk , xk ]} of nonoverlapping intervals such that |xk −yk | < δ and (F (yk )−F (xk )) > F (b)−F (a)−ε/2. Now (f (yk )−f (xk )) ≥ (F (yk )−F (xk )) > ∞ F (b) − F (a) − ε/2 = f (b) − f (a) − N +1 (fn (b) − fn (a)) − ε/2 > f (b) − f (a) − ε. By part (c), f is singular. *16e. Let C be the Cantor ternary function on [0, 1]. Extend C to R by defining C(x) = 0 for x < 0 and C(x) = 1 for x > 1. For each n, define fn by fn (x) = 2−n C( bx−an ) where {[an , bn ]} is an enumeration of n −an the intervals with rational endpoints in [0, 1]. Then each fn is a nondecreasing singular function on [0, 1]. Define f (x) = fn (x). Then f is everywhere finite, strictly increasing and by part (d), f is singular. 17a. Let F be absolutely continuous on [c, d]. Let g be monotone and absolutely continuous on [a, b] with c ≤ g ≤ d. Given ε > 0, there exists δ > 0 such that for any finite collection {(yi , yi )} of disjoint n n intervals with 1 |yi − yi | < δ, we have 1 |F (yi ) − F (yi )| < ε. Now there exists δ > 0 such that for n n any finite collection {(xi , xi )} of disjoint intervals with 1 |xi − xi | < δ , we have 1 |g(xi ) − g(xi )| < δ. n Now {(g(xi ), g(xi ))} is a finite collection of disjoint intervals so 1 |F (g(xi )) − F (g(xi ))| < ε. Hence F ◦ g is absolutely continuous. √ (*) Additional assumption that g is monotone. Counterexample: Consider f (x) = x for x ∈ [0, 1] and g(0) = 0, g(x) = (x sin x−1 )2 for x ∈ (0, 1]. Then (f ◦ g)(0) = 0 and (f ◦ g)(x) = x sin x−1 for x ∈ (0, 1]. f and g are absolutely continuous but not f ◦ g. x x *17b. Let E = {x : g (x) = 0}. Note that |g(x) − g(a)| = | a g | ≤ a |g | for all x ∈ [a, b]. Let ε > 0. There exists δ > 0 such that A |g | < ε/2 whenever mA < δ. Let η = ε/4(b − a). For any x ∈ E, there exists hx > 0 such that |g(x + h) − g(x)| < ηh for 0 < h ≤ hx . Define V = {[x, x + hx ] : x ∈ E, |g(y) − g(x)| < η(y − x) for y ∈ (x, x + hx ]}. Then V is a Vitali covering for E so there exists a finite N disjoint collection {I1 , . . . , IN } of intervals in V such that m(E \ n=1 In ) < δ. Now let O be an open set N such that O ⊃ E \ n=1 In and mO < δ. Then O is a countable union of disjoint open intervals Jm and N N g[E \ n=1 In ] ⊂ g[Jm ]. Thus m(g[E \ n=1 In )] ≤ m(g[Jm ]) ≤ |g | = O |g | < ε/2. Also, Jm 2hxn η < 2(b − a)η = ε/2. Hence m(g[E]) < ε. g[E ∩ n=1 In ] ⊂ n=1 g[In ] so m(g[E ∩ n=1 In )] ≤ Since ε is arbitrary, m(g[E]) = 0. 18. Let g be an absolutely continuous monotone function on [0, 1] and E a set of measure zero. Let ε > 0. There is an open set O ⊃ E such that mO = m(O \ E) < δ where δ is given by absolute continuity
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Also. Thus f is absolutely continuous. Conversely. In = (g(cn ). Let E be a measurable subset of [c. g = χG = 0 on G . m(g[F ]) = 0. Now G is a countable intersection On of open sets. b). Hence H (x) = f (g(x))g (x) = f0 (g(x))g (x) a. g−1 [O] g < δ. y) by the Mean Value Theorem. Thus g−1 [E]∩H g = g−1 [E] g < δ.e. Since each b b (ϕn ◦ g)g is measurable. 22a. 20a. Now H and g exist a. g −1 [g[F ]] = F is nonmeasurable. Whenever H and g exist with g (x) = 0. H = F ◦ g is absolutely continuous. Now for each n. Also. d] with mE = 0 and let δ > 0. Now g[E] ⊂ g[In ∩ [0. 22b. mO = l(In ) = (g(dn ) − g(cn )) = cn 21b. Let O be an open set in [c. Thus d c f (y) dy = lim c ϕn (y) dy = lim a ϕn (g(x))g (x) dx = a f (g(x))g (x) dx. 5. Let E ⊂ [c. it has a nonmeasurable subset F . Let f be absolutely continuous. Let G be the complement of a generalised Cantor set of positive measure and let g = 0 χG . if f is not Lipschitz.e. By Q17(b).of g. Let ϕ be convex on a finite interval [a. Since ε is arbitrary. lim ϕn = b b f . m(g[E]) = 0 so / f0 = f a. then for any M . Then ϕ(x) ≥ f (x) for all x ∈ (a.e. (f ◦ g)g is measurable. xi )} of nonoverlapping intervals with 1 |xi − xi | < δ. Hence ϕ is bounded from below. except on E = {x : g (x) = 0}. Let f be a nonnegative measurable function on [c. d]. g(dn )) for some cn . b). g is monotone and absolutely continuous on [a. Then G1 ⊃ G2 ⊃ · · · so lim mGk = m( Gk ) = mG. b). By Q17b. Also. Suppose f is Lipschitz. d]. m(g[E]) = 0. 19b.5 Convex functions 23a. By Q17(a). F is absolutely continuous on [c. 20b. 23b. Let H = {x : g (x) = 0}. f (b)) for all x ∈ [a. there exist x and y such that |f (x) − f (y)| > M |x − y|. By the Monotone Convergence Theorem. Then |f (c)| > M for some c ∈ (x. Let Gk = n=1 On . Suppose ϕ is convex on (a. Since g > 0 on g −1 [E] ∩ H. *22c. *22d. Thus dn g = g−1 [O] g . let δ = ε/M . y. Given n ε > 0. Let x0 ∈ (a. By part (a). Then c g is absolutely continuous and strictly monotone on [0. Also. b) 26 . then there exists c ∈ (a. Let f0 be defined by f0 (y) = f (y) if y ∈ g[E] and f0 (y) = 0 if y ∈ g[E]. dn ). we have ϕ(x) ≥ f (x) ≥ min(f (a). d]. d] with lim ϕn = f so lim ϕn (g(x))g (x) = f (g(x))g (x). 1]] so m(g[E]) < ε. Then there exists an open set O ⊃ E with mO < δ. Also. There exists M such that |f (x) − f (y)| ≤ M |x − y| for all x. d]. g −1 [O] = g −1 [In ] = (cn . Now a ϕn (g(x))g (x) dx = c χ (g(x))g (x) dx = a k Ek ck mEk = d d c ϕn (y) dy. There exists a Gδ set G ⊃ E with m(G \ E) = 0. 1]]) < ε. Since g is absolutely continuous. Then there is an increasing sequence ϕn of simple functions on [c. d] and let F = g −1 [E] ∩ H. Suppose f is Lipschitz. 21d. Since δ > 0 is arbitrary. b) and let f (x) = m(x − x0 ) + ϕ(x0 ) be the equation of a supporting line at x0 . dn ∈ [c. *20c. b). If ϕ is not monotone. Then O is a countable union In of disjoint open intervals. Now mE = mG = lim mGk = lim g−1 [Gk ]∩H g = lim k g−1 [On ]∩H g = g = g−1 [G]∩H g = g−1 [E]∩H g = F g . Thus F = g −1 [E] ∩ H is measurable. Thus for any M . the set g −1 [E] ∩ H has measure zero. g−1 [E]∩H g = 0. there exists c such that |f (c)| > M so |f | is unbounded. 21c.e. b). d]. so H (x) = F (g(x))g (x) a. For any finite collection {(xi . 21a. g −1 [On ]∩H n=1 k F g = g −1 [E] g = b a χE (g(x))g (x) dx. x 19a. b). Now f (x) = limy→x limy→x | f (y)−f (x) | y−x f (y)−f (x) y−x so |f (x)| = ≤ M for all x. g is measurable so H is measurable. we have D+ F (g(x)) = D+ F (g(x)) = D− F (g(x)) = D− F (g(x)) = H (x)/g (x) by Q6a so F (g(x)) exists. By part (b). b] with c ≤ g ≤ d. Since ϕ is continuous at a. m((g −1 [G] \ g −1 [E]) ∩ H) = 0 so g−1 [G]∩H g = g−1 [E]∩H g . it is continuous and thus measurable so g −1 [E] is measurable. Since {x : g (x) = 0} has positive measure. 1]. If ϕ is monotone on (a. Now O is a countable union In of disjoint open intervals so l(In ) < δ and l(g[In ∩[0. then ϕ(x) has limits (possibly infinite) as it approaches a and b respectively from within (a. n n we have 1 |f (xi ) − f (xi )| ≤ M 1 |xi − xi | < ε. We may assume G ⊂ [c.

by Q24. Thus 27 . ∞) for all p. Now ||f ||p = ( 0 |f |p )1/p ≤ ( 0 ||f ||p )1/p = ||f ||∞ . 27. Then ϕ(tx + (1 − t)y) ≤ tϕ(x) + (1 − t)ϕ(y) for all x. −ϕ (t) = −b2 p(p − 1)(a + bt)p−2 > 0. 1 1 1 1 1 1 6. Since ε > 0 is arbitrary. ϕ(λx+(1−λ)y)−ϕ(x) = ϕ (ξ1 ) for some ξ1 ∈ (x.and right-hand derivatives are monotone increasing on (a.e. − log(g(t)) dt ≥ − log( g(t) dt) by Jensen’s inequality. 23c. 1]. b). We may assume ||f ||p > 0 and ||g||p > 0. Hence limp→0 ||f ||p = ||f ||∞ .. Conversely. Now for x < y. For p > 1. Let f and g be two nonnegative functions in Lp with 0 < p < 1. ϕ (t) = b2 p(p − 1)(a + bt)p−2 > 0. ∞ ∞ α Letting k → ∞. the limits at a (or b) cannot be −∞. Note that |f (t)| ≤ ||f ||∞ a. Set λ = α/(α + β). closed. ϕ(t) = a + bt so ϕ (t) = 0. b). Then 1 − λ = β/(α + β) and |f + g|p = (f + g)p = (αf0 + βg0 )p = (α + β)p (λf0 + p p (1 − λ)g0 )p ≥ (α + β)p (λf0 + (1 − λ)g0 ) by concavity of the function ϕ(t) = tp for 0 < p < 1. Let α = ||f ||p and β = ||g||p so f = αf0 and g = βg0 where ||f0 ||p = ||g0 ||p = 1. Since exp(f (t)) − g(f (t)) ≥ 0. Hence ϕ (x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ (a. then ϕ is increasing on (a. c] and on [c. Contradiction. For p = 1. 2. Thus ||f + g||∞ ≤ ||f ||∞ + ||g||∞ .e. 1]. *26. Since log is concave. 25a.2 The Minkowski and H¨lder inequalities o 5a. and this can happen only when f (t) = α a. b). half-open) and convex in the interior of I.such that D+ ϕ(x) ≤ 0 on (a. Similarly. For 1 < p < ∞. b) and it follows that the right-hand and left-hand limits exist at a and b respectively. Equivalently. Let ϕ(t) = (a + bt)p . ϕ(y)−ϕ(λ(x)+(1−λ)(y)) = ϕ (ξ2 ) for some (1−λ)(y−x) λ(y−x) ξ2 ∈ (λx + (1 − λ)y. Equality holds when exp(f (t)) dt = exp(α). y). ∞). ϕ is convex for 1 ≤ p < ∞ and concave for 0 < p ≤ 1. Since ϕ (ξ1 ) < ϕ (ξ2 ). b). 1] : |f (x)| > ||f ||∞ − ε}. then by part (a). If ϕ (x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ (a. Let g be a nonnegative measurable function on [0. Thus n=1 ξn n ≤ 0 n=1 n exp(f (t)) dt = n=1 αn ξn . 28. If mE = 0.e. and |g(t)| ≤ M2 a. Then ||f ||p = 1 ( 0 |f |p )1/p ≥ ( E |f |p )1/p ≥ (||f ||∞ − ε)(mE)1/p . b) so ϕ is monotone increasing on (a. If |f (t)| ≤ M1 a. Hence ϕ is strictly convex for p > 1. Let αn be a sequence of nonnegative numbers whose sum is 1 and let ξn be a sequence of positive k−1 k k α numbers. 25b.e. 24. (1−λ)(y−x) λ(y−x) ϕ(λx + (1 − λ)y) < λϕ(x) + (1 − λ)ϕ(y). If a (or b) is finite. c] and D+ ϕ(x) ≥ 0 on [c. k k α k k α k 6 6. Also. For each k.1 The Classical Banach Spaces The Lp spaces 1. and |g(t)| ≤ ||g||∞ a. then its left. Now exp(f (t)) dt − exp(α) = exp(f (t)) dt − g(α) = exp(f (t)) dt − g( f (t) dt) = (exp(f (t)) − g(f (t))) dt. Then ϕ is continuous on [0. b). ϕ(λx+(1−λ)y)−ϕ(x) < ϕ(y)−ϕ(λ(x)+(1−λ)(y)) . 4. if ϕ is convex on (a. limp→∞ ||f ||p ≥ ||f ||∞ . Let α = f (t) dt and let g(x) = m(x − α) + exp(α) be the equation of a supporting line at α. 1] by f (x) = log ξn if x ∈ [ n=1 αn . so ||f + g||∞ ≤ M1 + M2 . Hence log( g(t) dt) ≥ log(g(t)) dt. λx + (1 − λ)y). Suppose a ≥ 0 and b > 0. then |f (t) + g(t)| ≤ M1 + M2 a. Hence ϕ is convex on (a. the integral is zero only when exp(f (t)) − g(f (t)) = 0 a. Thus mE > 0 and limp→∞ ||f ||p ≥ ||f ||∞ − ε. Then |f g| ≤ |f |||g||∞ = ||g||∞ |f | = ||f ||1 ||g||∞ .e. we have n=1 ξn n ≤ n=1 αn ξn . n=1 αn ). Since ϕ is continuous. ||f + g||1 = 0 |f + g| ≤ 0 (|f | + |g|) = 0 |f | + 0 |g| = ||f ||1 + ||g||1 . ∞ Thus limp→∞ ||f ||p ≤ ||f ||∞ . b). Let ε > 0 and let E = {x ∈ [0. Thus ϕ is monotone on (a. 3. b). ϕ is strictly concave for 0 < p < 1. y in the interior of I and all t ∈ [0. ϕ is continuous on (a. b) since the right-hand derivative of ϕ is increasing on (a. Hence. Let f be a bounded measurable function on [0. b).e. Define f on [0. n=1 ξn n = α exp( n=1 αn log ξn ) = exp( 0 n=1 n f (t) dt). then ||f ||∞ ≤ ||f ||∞ − ε. Suppose f ∈ L1 and g ∈ L∞ . Let ϕ have a second derivative at each point of (a. Also.e. ϕ (t) > 0 for all t ∈ (0. b). ∞) so ϕ is strictly increasing on (0. the inequality also holds at the included endpoints. For 0 < p < 1. 1]. Let ϕ be continuous on an interval I (open.

By a similar argument as part (b). Suppose 0 < p < 1 and 1/p + 1/q = 1. Let fn be a convergent sequence in Lp . Hence |f g| ≥ ( |f | ) ( |g| ) = ||f ||p ||g||q . i. Thus ξv − ξv ∈ p for n ≥ N so ξv ∈ p 28 (n) . x = a and y = b is ab.e. Then v=1 |ξv − ξv |p < εp for (n) (n) each k and each n ≥ N so |ξv − ξv |p < εp for n ≥ N .e. we get p |ξv ||ηv | ≤ p|| ξv ||p || αv ||p = p|| ξv ||p || ηv ||q . there exists N such that inf{M : m{t : |fn (t) − fm (t)| > M } = 0} = ||fn − fm ||∞ < ε/2 for n. By comparing these areas. 7a. to a function f and |fn − f | < ε/2 a. Equality holds in part (a) if and only if b = ap−1 . Let 1 ≤ p < ∞ and let ξv be a Cauchy sequence in p .e. Note that q = pp /(1 − p ). there exists N such that |fn (t) − f (t)| < ε/2 for n ≥ N and t ∈ E c . Let u = (f g)p and let v = g −p . g)||p ≤ 2p (||f ||p + ||g||p ). Let E = {t : |fn (t) − f (t)| ≥ ε}. Hence inf{M : m{t : |fn (t) − f (t)| > M } = 0} < ε for n ≥ N . |ξv − ξv |p < εp for n. 1/p + 1/q = 1. Then p > 1. Set λ = α/(α + β). the x-axis and x = a is 0 xp−1 dx = a . Consider ξv . Given ε > 0.||f +g||p ≥ (α+β)p (λ||f0 ||p +(1−λ)||g0 ||p ) = (α+β)p = (||f ||p +||g||p )p . In particular. Thus {t : |fn (t) − f (t)| > ε/2} ⊂ E for n ≥ N . m ≥ N . Thus f + g ∈ Lp . b be nonnegative. 8d. there exists M < ε/2 such that m{t : |fn (t) − fm (t)| > M } = 0 so m{t : |fn (t) − fm (t)| > ε/2} = 0. We may assume that ||f ||p > 0 and ||g||q > 0. Let p = 1/p so p > 1. m ≥ N . Suppose 0 < p < 1. Given ε > 0. let αv = |ηv |q/p . Conversely. Given ε > 0. There exists f ∈ Lp such that for any ε > 0. i. Suppose ||fn −f ||∞ → 0.e. q p q Hence |f g| ≤ ||f ||p ||g||q . 8a. m ≥ N and each v. Let a. p p p p p *6. q > 1 and 1/p + 1/q = 1. For 1 ≤ p < ∞. Thus (ab)p b−p ≤ (ab)pp p + b−pq q = pab − pbq q so ap ≤ pab − pbq q and ab ≥ ap p + bq q . Let fn be a sequence of functions in L∞ . Given ε > 0. Furthermore. 1 < p < ∞. Then |ηv | = αv and pt|ξv ||ηv | = pt|ξv |αv ≤ (αv + t|ξv |)p − αv . For 0 < p < 1. For p = ∞. g)||p = 2p || max(f. Then fn converges a. The area of the p a region bounded by f (x). Then 1 − λ = β/(α + β) and || ξv + ηv ||p = ( |ξv + ηv |p )1/p ≤ ( (|ξv |+|ηv |)p )1/p = ( (α|ξv |+β|ηv |)p )1/p = ( (α+β)p [λ|ξv |+(1−λ)|ηv |]p )1/p ≤ ( (α+β)p [λ|ξv |p + (1 − λ)|ηv |p ])1/p = α + β = || ξv ||p + || ηv ||p . || ξv + ηv ||∞ = sup |ξv + ηv | ≤ sup(|ξv | + |ηv |) ≤ sup |ξv | + sup |ηv | = || ξv ||∞ + || ηv ||∞ . Hence ||f +g||p ≥ ||f ||p +||g||p . By the H¨lder inequality. Let fn be a Cauchy sequence in L∞ . Thus fn is a Cauchy sequence. ||fn − fm ||p ≤ ||fn − f ||p + ||fm − f ||p < ε. there exists N such that (n) (m) p (n) (m) p |ξv − ξv | < ε for n. Suppose f ∈ Lp and g ∈ Lp . for n ≥ N so |f | ≤ |fN | + ε/2 a. Then mE = 0 and fn converges uniformly to f on E c . ||f ||p ||g||q ≤ p||f|||p + q||g||q = p + 1 = 1. |uv| ≤ ||u||p ||v||q . Thus for n. Let q be such that 1/p + 1/q = 1. and f ∈ L∞ . there exists N such that ||fn − f ||p < ε/2 for n ≥ N . p p−1 Differentiating with respect to t at t = 0.e. Thus p p p p p pt|ξv ||ηv | ≤ (αv + t|ξv |) − αv = || αv + t|ξv | ||p − || αv ||p ≤ (|| αv ||p + t|| ξv ||p ) − || αv ||p . we see that p q |g| |f |f | |g| 1 8b. Thus equality holds here if and only if ||f ||p−1 |g| = ||g||q |f |p−1 . For p = 1. i. p p p 5b. the y-axis. m ≥ N . Equivalently. 10. 11. o |f |p ≤ pp 1/p pp /(1−p ) (p −1)/p p q 1−p p 1/p q 1/q ( |f g| ) ( |g| ) = ( |f g|) ( |g| ) . the y-axis and y = b is ab ≤ ap p + bq q . b 0 y 1/(p−1) dy = bp/(p−q) p/(p−q) = bq q . |ξv ηv | ≤ sup |ηv | |ξv | = || ξv ||1 || ηv ||∞ .e. inf{M : m{t : |fn (t) − f (t)| > M } = 0} < ε for n ≥ N . there exists N such that inf{M : m{t : |fn (t)−f (t)| > M } = 0} < ε for n ≥ N . |f g| ≥ ||f ||p ||g||q . Thus m{t : |fn (t)−f (t)| ≥ ε} = 0 for n ≥ N . 7b. Consider the graph of the function f (x) = xp−1 . ||fn − f ||∞ → 0. suppose there exists a set E with mE = 0 and fn converges uniformly to f on E c . Thus for (n) (n) k each v. ξv is Cauchy in R so it converges to some ξv . Let q be such that 1/p + 1/q = 1. The area of the rectangle bounded by the x-axis. 6. 12. ||f ||p |g|q = ||g||q |f |p . Let p = 1/p and q = −q/p. For 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞. ||fn − f ||∞ → 0. By part (a). Then f g = up . ||f + g||p ≤ ||2 max(f. p−1 p−1 p For 1 < p < ∞.3 Convergence and completeness 9. The area of the region bounded by p f (x). let α = || ξv ||p and β = || ηv ||p so ξv = α ξv and ηv = β ηv where ||ξv ||p = ||ηv ||p = 1. q p p 8c. f + g ∈ Lp by the Minkowski inequality. m ≥ N . Now for n. Hence |ξv ||ηv | ≤ || ξv ||p || ηv ||q . f p = uv and g q = v p /(p −1) . q = ∞.

e. p *19. which converges a. Now | fn g − f g| ≤ |fn − f ||g| ≤ ( E |fn − f |p )1/p ( E |g|q )1/q + ( E c |fn − f |p )1/p ( E c |g|q )1/q ≤ 2M (ε/4m) + (ε/(2(mE c )1/p ||g||q ))(mE c )1/p ||g||q = ε for n ≥ N . Given ε > 0. Let fn be a sequence in Lp . m ≥ N . Thus ξv converges to some ξv for each v and |ξv − ξv | < ε for n ≥ N .e. p p *20. 1] and define ||f || = max |f (x)| for f ∈ C. For p = 1. Let fn be a Cauchy sequence in C. Thus f ∈ C. Let g = χ[0. || ξv − ξv ||∞ → 0. ||T∆ (f )||p = || p 29 . Let C = C[0. there exists N such that sup |ξv − ξv | < ε for n. Hence ξv ∈ c and sup |ξv − ξv | < ε. Let fn → f in Lp .e. Then (n) (m) (n) |ξv − ξv | < ε for each v and n. It is straightforward to check that || · ||∞ is a norm on c and c0 .ξk+1 ) ||p = a | ξk+1 −ξk ( ξk f )χ[ξk . which converges a. 18.1/n] for each n.e. Also. By Chebyshev’s inequality. Thus fn (x) converges to some f (x) for each x ∈ [0. Furthermore. i. It is straightforward to check that || · || is a norm on C. then ξv converges to 0 since |ξv | ≤ |ξv − ξv | + |ξv |. to a function f in Lp . Thus there exists N such that ||fn − f ||p < ε/2M and |gn (x) − g(x)| < ε/(4(mE c )1/p ||f ||p ) for n ≥ N and x ∈ E c . m ≥ N and x ∈ [0. there exists E such that mE < δ and gn converges uniformly to g on E c . Hence ||fn − f ||p → 0. || ξv − ξv ||∞ → 0.e. m ≥ N . Also. there exists δ > 0 such that E |f |p < (ε/8M )p whenever mE < δ. i. k=0 ξk (ξk+1 −ξk )p ξk Hence ||T∆ (f )||p ≤ ||f ||p and ||T∆ (f )||p ≤ ||f ||p . it is not true. i. 1 < p < ∞. Thus ξv (n) (n) (n) is Cauchy in R. It is straightforward to check that || · ||∞ is a norm on ∞ . Then fn → 0 and ||fn ||1 = 1 for each n. to a function f in Lp .and || ξv − ξv ||p → 0. Thus ||gn fn − gf ||p → 0. 1 ≤ p < ∞. 1 ≤ p < ∞ and let gn be a sequence of measurable functions such that |gn | ≤ M for all n and gn → g a. Let ξv be a Cauchy sequence in ∞ . Let ξv be a (n) (m) Cauchy sequence in c. 1]. Thus m{x : |ϕ∆ (x) − f (x)| > ε} = m{x : |ϕ∆ (x) − f (x)|p > εp } ≤ ε−p ||ϕ∆ − f ||p < ε for sufficiently small δ.ξk+1 ) | = ξk (ξk+1 −ξk )p | ξk f | . there exists E such that mE < δ and fn E converges uniformly to f on E c .e. for any ε > 0. Let g ∈ Lq .4 Approximation in Lp ξk+1 ξk+1 m−1 m−1 1 1 f )χ[ξk . the convergence is uniform. there exists N such that max |fn (x) − fm (x)| < ε for n. 13. Given ε > 0. Thus lim |fn − f |p ≤ 0 ≤ lim |fn − f |p . Suppose there is a constant M such that ||fn ||p ≤ M for all n. Then ||fn ||p → ||f ||p since | ||fn ||p − ||f ||p | ≤ ||fn − f ||p . Thus ||T∆ (f )||p ≤ o p b ξk+1 ξ ξ m−1 ξk+1 m−1 1 1 |f |p ( ξkk+1 1)p−1 = k=0 (ξk+1 −ξk )p−1 ξkk+1 |f |p (ξk+1 − ξk )p−1 = a |f |p . 17. 14. there exists N such that |ξv − ξv | ≤ |ξv − ξv | + |ξv − ξv | + |ξv − ξv | < ε. m ≥ N . Thus there exists N such that |fn (x) − f (x)| < ε/(2(mE c )1/p ||g||q ) for n ≥ N and x ∈ E c . |ϕ∆ − f |p ≥ εp m{x : |ϕ∆ (x) − f (x)|p > εp }. (n) (m) (n) (m) Given ε > 0. 1]. Now ||gn fn − gf ||p ≤ ||gn fn − gn f ||p + ||gn f − gf ||p = ( |gn |p |fn − f |p )1/p + ( |gn − g|p |f |p )1/p ≤ M ||fn − f ||p + ( E |gn − g|p |f |p )1/p + ( E c |gn − g|p |f |p )1/p < ε/2 + (ε/8M )(2M ) + ε/(4(mE c )1/p ||f ||p )(mE c )1/p ||f ||p = ε for n ≥ N . 2p+1 |f |p ≤ lim 2p (|fn |p + |f |p ) − |fn − f |p = 2p+1 |f |p − lim |fn − f |p . Then |ξv − ξv | < ε for (n) (n) each v and n. Let c be the space of all convergent sequences of real numbers and let c0 be the space of all sequences (n) which converge to 0. By Egoroff’s Theorem. Thus ξv converges to some ξv for each v. | ξkk+1 f |p ≤ ξkk+1 |f |p ( ξkk+1 1)p/q = ξkk+1 |f |p ( ξkk+1 1)p−1 . i. 16. m ≥ N . Given ε > 0. Then (N ) (n) (n) |ξv | ≤ |ξv | + ε for each v and ξv ∈ ∞ . (n) (n) 6. fg = lim fn g. Given ε > 0. If ξv is a Cauchy (n) (n) sequence in c0 . max |fn (x) − f (x)| < ε for n ≥ N . sup |ξv − ξv | < ε for n ≥ N . Now p p k=0 ξk+1 −ξk ( ξk k=0 || ξk+1 −ξk ( ξk b ξk+1 ξk+1 ξk+1 ξk+1 1 1 1 p p p || ξk+1 −ξk ( ξk f )χ[ξk . By the ξ ξ ξ ξ ξ H¨lder inequality. Let fn be a sequence in Lp . 15. Then f g = 0 but fn g = fn = 1 for each n. Conversely. there exists δ > 0 such that |g|q < (ε/4M )q whenever mE < δ. Now for each v (N ) (N ) (N ) (N ) and v . Suppose ||fn − f ||p → 0. Now 2p (|fn |p + |f |p ) − |fn − f |p ≥ 0 for each n so by Fatou’s Lemma. Let fn = nχ[0.1] ∈ L∞ . ||fn − f || → 0. m ≥ N so |fn (x) − fm (x)| < ε for n. 1] be the space of all continuous functions on [0.ξk+1 ) ||p . By Egoroff’s Theorem. suppose ||fn ||p → ||f ||p .e. there exists N such that sup |ξv − ξv | < ε for n.ξk+1 ) ||p ≤ f )χ[ξk .

Thus ρ(x. For each v. y) = 0. 1 ≤ p < ∞. 2. z) + ρ+ (z. For each v. Then F (x) = v=1 xv F (ev ) = v=1 |F (ev )| so v=1 |F (ev )| = |F (x)|/||x||∞ ≤ ||F || for all n. Then |f |p = |g − h|p(q−1) = |g − h|q so f ∈ Lp . xn . Then f is a bounded measurable function. Note that || ξv − v=1 ξv ev − v=n+1 ξev ||∞ → 0 for each ξv ∈ c with lim ξv = ξ so F ( ξv ) = ξv F (ev ) by linearity and continuity of F . If ρ(x. y) ≤ ρ(x. y ) + ρ(y . 21b. y) = 0. choose f = sgn(g − h). Now f g = f h so |g − h| = f (g − h) = 0. y) = 0 is an equivalence relation. then ρ(y. For n = 2 (resp. For p > 1.5 Bounded linear functionals on the Lp spaces 21a. n = 3). Also suppose that y and y are in the same equivalence class. ρ(x. Thus ρ defines a metric on X ∗ . y) = ρ(x . . n For 1 < p < ∞. y. y) ≤ ρ+ (x. y). let xv = sgn(F (ev )) and let x be defined as n n n before. Then F (x) = v=1 xv F (ev ) = v=1 |F (ev )|q . bi-pyramid) with center y with height and width 2. Now |g − h|q−2 (g − h)g = |g − h|q−2 (g − h)h so |g − h|q = 0. ρ(x. y) = 0 so ρ(x. Let g be an integrable function on [0. {x : ρ+ (x. If ||g||1 = 0. Thus ρ+ (x. Since |xi − yi | = |yi − xi | for each i. 22. y) < ∞ is an equivalence relation. Then ρ(z. ||f ||∞ = 1 and f g = |g| = ||g||1 ||f ||∞ . y) < ε < δ − ρ(x. 3b. Similarly for c0 . Let g be a bounded measurable function. 1]. For each v. y ). let xv = |F (ev )|q /F (ev ) = |F (ev )|q−1 sgn(F (ev )) and let n n n x = x1 . Now ρ∗ (x.1 Metric Spaces Introduction 1a. x) = ρ(x. 0. y). then ρ(x. Thus || F (ev ) ||1 ≥ ||F ||. Now |F (ev )| = |F (ev )|/||ev ||1 ≤ ||F || for all v so F (ev ) ∈ ∞ and || F (ev ) ||∞ ≤ ||F ||. y) = i=1 |xi − yi | ≤ i=1 (|xi − zi | + |zi − yi |) = i=1 |xi − zi | + i=1 |zi − yi | = ρ∗ (x. then ρ(y. x). y) ≤ ρ(x. Then f ∈ L1 and f (g − h) = |g − h|. z) + ρ∗ (z. ||f ||∞ = 1 and f g = g = 0 = ||g||1 ||f ||∞ . Then f is a bounded measurable function. For p = 1. |F ( ξv )| = | ξv F (ev )| ≤ || ξv ||∞ || F (ev ) ||1 so || F (ev ) ||1 ≥ |F ( ξv )|/|| ξv ||∞ for all nonzero ξv ∈ c. . Given ε > 0. y) < ∞. Thus ρ(x. Thus F (ev ) ∈ q and || F (ev ) ||q ≤ ||F ||. z) < ∞ and ρ(z. Let F be a bounded linear functional on Lp . . x) = 0 < ∞. Thus F (ev ) ∈ 1 and || F (ev ) ||1 ≤ ||F ||. . x) = ρ(x. z) + ρ(z. cube) with center y and sides of length 1. y) ≥ 0 for all x. y) = ρ∗ (y. Suppose 0 < ε < δ − ρ(x. y) = 0. Conversely. 0. y) < ∞. {x : ρ∗ (x. y) = 0. Let X ∗ be the set of equivalence classes under this relation. then g = 0 a. Conversely. If ||g||1 = 0. let E = {x : g(x) > ||g||∞ − ε} and let f = χE . Let Xα0 be a part of the extended metric space (X. For any x. 7 7. n ∞ 23. Let f = 1. Thus || F (ev ) ||∞ ≥ ||F ||. ρ∗ (x. If ρ(x. 1b. z) = 0 and ρ(z. Let F be a bounded linear functional on p . note that || ξv − v=1 ξv ev ||p → 0 for each ξv ∈ p so F ( ξv ) = ξv F (ev ) by linearity and continuity of F . *24. {x : ρ(x. |F ( ξv )| = | ξv F (ev )| ≤ || ξv ||1 || F (ev ) ||∞ so || F (ev ) ||∞ ≥ |F ( ξv )|/|| ξv ||1 for all nonzero ξv ∈ 1 . y).ε . and suppose there exist functions g and h in Lq such that F (f ) = f g = f h for all f ∈ Lp . y) < δ so y ∈ Sx. For any xj . |F ( ξv )| = | ξv F (ev )| ≤ || ξv ||p || F (ev ) ||q so || F (ev ) ||q ≥ |F ( ξv )|/|| ξv ||p for all nonzero ξv ∈ p . Clearly. ρ) and let x be a representative 30 . y) < ∞. z)+ρ(z. For any x. . let f = sgn(g). 3a. Then ρ(x. For p = 1. If ρ(x. Hence ρ(x. y) < 1} is the interior of the diamond (resp. y) < ∞. . Now ||x||p = ( v=1 |xv |p )1/p = n q |F (ev )| n n n ( v=1 |F (ev )|p(q−1) )1/p = ( v=1 |F (ev )|q )1/p so ( v=1 |F (ev )|q )1/q = ( n v=1 (ev )|q )1/p = |F (x)| ≤ ||x||p v=1 |F ||F || for all n. note that || ξv − v=1 ξv ev ||1 → 0 for each ξv ∈ 1 so F ( ξv ) = ξv F (ev ) by linearity and continuity of F . z) + ρ+ (z.6. z) and y ∈ Sz. If ρ(x. Conversely. ρ∗ (x. x) = 0. Suppose x and x are in the same equivalence class. . Thus || F (ev ) ||q ≥ ||F ||. then 0 ≤ ρ(x.δ . y) = ρ(x . choose f = |g − h|q−2 (g − h). x ) + ρ(x . yj . z). zj . The argument for ρ+ is similar except for the last property.e. y) ≤ ρ(x. y) ≤ ρ(x . let ev be the sequence with 1 in the n v-th entry and 0 elsewhere. Let ρ be an extended metric on X. Thus g = h a. If ρ(x. y) < 1} is the interior of the square (resp. Then f g = E g ≥ (||g||∞ − ε)mE = (||g||∞ − ε)||f ||1 . sphere) with center y and radius 1. . then x and y are in the same equivalence class. y) = 0 if and only if |xi − yi | = 0 for all i if and only if xi = yi for all i if and only if x = y. y) ≤ ρ(x. Thus g = h a.e. n n n n ρ∗ (x. y) < 1} is the interior of the circle (resp.e. Finally. |xj − yj | ≤ |xj − zj | + |zj − yj | ≤ maxi |xi − zi | + maxi |zi − yi | = ρ+ (x. z) + ρ(z. y) = 0.

6b. y) = 1 if x = y and ρ(x. Thus |f (x) − f (z)| < ε and f is continuous. let 0 < ε < δ − ρ(x. Let δ = 1 − x. Let g be a point of closure of the set of integrable functions that vanish for 0 ≤ t < 1/2.ε ⊂ Sy. y) < 1} = {y}. then x(1 − y) = y(1 − x) so x = y.x] − d||∞ < 1/2 and ||χ[0. i. take any y ∈ E.δ ⊂ Xα0 . L∞ is not separable.e.y] − d||∞ < 1/2. then for any δ > 0. y) < δ}. z) < ∞ so z ∈ Xα0 . 4b. z) < δ. say ρ(x. Let x(t) be a measurable function with x < 1. Then ||χ[0.x] and χ[0.3. y) = 0 if x = y. Then 0 |g| ≤ 0 |fn − g| + 0 |fn | ≤ 1 |fn − g| < 1/n for all n. Given ε > 0. 1] with x = y such that ||χ[0. Take x ∈ S c .δ . z) + ρ(z. then E ⊂ F = F . y). Conversely. If there exists a countable dense subset D. L1 is separable. ¯ ρ(x. Hence the set of measurable functions x(t) with x < 1 is open in L1 . Thus Xα0 is open. there exists a step function ϕ such that ||f − ϕ||1 < ε. Then x ∈ [0. 6c. y) ≤ 1} = X. Thus f (x) − f (z) < ε. f (z) − f (x) < ε. By Proposition 6. y) < δ. E) = α. {x : ρ(x. y ∈ [0. The set in part (b) is not always the closure of the ball {x : ρ(x. then for any z ∈ Sy. y ∈ [0. For any y ∈ Sx.δ . *7. is continuous on [0. there exists y ∈ E such that ρ(x. E) = 0. When ρ(x.8. Now X = Xα so Xα0 = X \ α=α0 Xα . there exists fn in the set such that ||fn − g||1 < 1/n. y). |y − x| < δ so y = (y − x) + x < δ + x < 1. Then ρ(x. Thus O ⊂ E ◦ for any open subset O ⊂ E so O⊂E ⊂ E ◦ . 1). by interchanging x and z. Xα0 is closed. For every n. ¯ 9b. For any x ∈ Sy.δ . Contradiction. being a rational function. y) < δ so x ∈ E. For any y ∈ [0. We may further approximate ϕ by a step function where the partition intervals have rational endpoints and the coefficients are rational to get a countable dense subset. By Q2. 1] are bounded. Sy. The function h. Consider the ball Sy. ¯ ¯ ¯ 5. Thus S c is open and S is closed.13. 1) given by h(x) = x/(1 − x). E) ≤ ρ(x. y) > δ. (E)c = ( E⊂F F )c = E⊂F F c = F c ⊂E c F c = (E c )◦ . then ρ(x. Similarly.δ is open.y] where x. ◦ 5a. ∞). Consider χ[0. ¯ E E⊂F F ⊂ E.e. / 31 .3 Continuous functions and homeomorphisms 8. If E ⊂ F and F is closed. let δ = ε. y) ≤ ρ(x. If h(x) = h(y). Hence g vanishes a. E is an open subset of E so E ◦ ⊂ O⊂E O. E) ≤ ε + f (z). which is continuous.δ with δ > 0. Then ||χ[0. y) + ρ(y. y) < δ + ρ(z. y) < 1} = {y} and {x : ρ(x. 4c. y) ≥ ρ(x. 1) and h(x) = y. C ⊂ L∞ . ρ(z. Since the union is open. y) − ρ(x. ¯ 5b. y) < δ}. For each 1/2 1/2 1/2 n. E) = inf y∈E ρ(x. let X be any metric space with |X| > 1 and ρ being the discrete metric. If y ∈ Xα0 . From the definition. 1) and [0. Thus E ⊂ E⊂F F for closed sets F . 6a. Conversely.x] − χ[0. ∞). y) − δ = δ so z ∈ S c . if ¯ Hence {x : ρ(x. Thus h is onto. Then {x : ρ(x. Consider the set S = {x : ρ(x. for any open subset O ⊂ E and y ∈ O. z) > ρ(x. Rn is separable with the set of n-tuples of rational numbers being a countable dense subset. Let h be the function on [0. Thus C is a closed subset of L∞ . there exists fn ∈ C such that ||fn − g||∞ < 1/n. ρ(x. For example. By Q6. Since continuous functions on [0. y) ≤ δ}. z) ≤ ρ(x. If ρ(x.e.δ so Sy. Sx. since ¯ is a closed set containing E. Thus h is one-to-one. let x = y/(1 + y). E) = 0} = E. C is separable with the set of polynomials on [0. given f ∈ L1 and ε > 0. 1]. 1] with rational coefficients being a countable dense subset (Weierstrass approximation theorem). 7. Let g be a point of closure of C. C is complete. Then f (x) = ρ(x.2 Open and closed sets 4a. let f (x) = ρ(x. and the set of integrable functions that vanish for 0 0 ≤ t < 1/2 is closed in L1 . 7. ρ(x.y] ||∞ = 1 if x = y. E) > 0. y) > α/2 for all y ∈ E so x ∈ E.of Xα0 . For a fixed set E. For any z ∈ Sx.δ = {x : ρ(x. then there exists d ∈ D and x. Let δ = ρ(x.y] ||∞ < 1. Conversely. there exists δ > 0 such that x ∈ O ⊂ E for all x with ρ(x. The inverse function h−1 is given by h−1 (x) = x/(1 + x). 9a. Hence h is a homeomorphism between [0. y) − δ.x] − χ[0. i. Then fn is a Cauchy sequence in C and it converges to g so g ∈ C.

xnk ) + ρ(xnk . we can choose y = x such that ρ(x. σ(x. 11b. σ(x. y) n < ε. When σ(x. Since the identity mapping is clearly bijective. Since xn ∈ E. Thus xn converges to x. let δ = ε/n. There exists nk+1 ≥ nk such that ρ(x. xn ) < ε. suppose xn does not converge to x.y) = σ(x.y) = h(σ(x. x). By considering the inverse function. pseudometric). When ρ(x. y) < ρ(x. 11a. xnk+1 ) < 1/(k + 1). When ρ∗ (x. y) < δ . y) < δ . y) ≥ 0 with σ(x. xn ) < 1/n. Let xn and yn be Cauchy sequences from a metric space X. Consider the discrete metric ψ. xn ) < δ for n ≥ N . y) ≤ ρ(x. xnk have been chosen. ρ(x.y) 1 1 only if x = y. Conversely. y) < δ. Now given ε > 0. Then when ρ∗ (x. (ρ+ (x. On the other hand. y)) < ε.4 Convergence and completeness 12. . y) = 1+ρ(x.y) 7. 13. Thus ρ+ and ρ∗ are equivalent metrics. When ρ+ (x. . Thus ρ+ and ρ are equivalent metrics. ρ(x. σ(x. y) = 1−σ(x. σ) is a bounded metric space. There exists n1 ≥ 1 such that ρ(x. 15. ¯ ¯ there exists n such that ρ(x. y) ≤ 1 for all x. By Q12. Now ρ(xn . y) = h(σ(x. y) < δ. σ). If x is a cluster point of a sequence from E. y) < nδ = ε. y)√ δ implies ρ+ (x. ym )+ρ(ym . Suppose a Cauchy sequence xn in a metric space has a cluster point x. Hence σ and ρ are equivalent metrics for X. xn1 ) ≥ ε. σ) as well as from (X. Then every subsequence of xn also converges to x and so has x as a cluster point. m ≥ N . y))2 < δ 2 so ρ+ (x. xnk ) < ε/2 for k ≥ N and ρ(xn . f (y)) < ε if ρ(x. Let E be a set in a metric space X. xnk+1 ) ≥ ε. y) < δ. there exists δ > 0 such that h(σ(x. The sequence xn converges to x. Given ε > 0 and given N . Given ε > 0. Conversely. N ). ρ(x. ρ(x. 10b. y) < δ. . there exists n ≥ N with ρ(x. Pick n1 such that ρ(x. pseudometric). y) < ε.z)+ρ(z. Thus given x ∈ X and ε > 0. Since h is continuous at 0. there exists xn with ρ(x. y) < (nδ 2 )1/2 = (ε2 /n)1/2 < ε. f (xn )) < ε for n ≥ N so the sequence f (xn ) converges to f (x) in Y . ρ+ (x. ρ∗ (x. ρ) to (X. . there exists N such that ρ(xn . y). . When ρ(x. 0). Hence the sequence xn converges to x. Then nk ≥ k ≥ N and ρ(x. Suppose f is continuous at x and let xn be a sequence in X that converges to x.z)+ρ(z. y) < δ. Pick k ≥ max(N. . xn1 ) < 1. then given ε > 0. . Suppose the sequence xn has x as a cluster point. there is a subsequence xnk that converges to x. . then for each n. y) < δ but ψ(x. The subsequence xnk does not have x as a cluster point. 16. y) < δ < ε. . we see that if σ(x. xn ) ≥ ε. suppose f is not continuous at x. it is a homeomorphism so ρ and σ are equivalent metrics. ρ∗ (x. xk ) < ε. then σ is an extended metric (resp. x ∈ E. xm ) < ε/2 for n. y) = 1. there exists N such that ρ(x. y) < δ . Note that ρ(x. y) = 0 if and ρ(x. There exists ε > 0 such that for each N . f (xn )) ≥ ε. Clearly. Now σ(x. When ρ(x. y)) where h is the function in Q8. The rest of the argument in part (a) follows. Also. If every subsequence of xn has in turn a subsequence that converges to x. Then pick nk+1 ≥ nk such that ρ(x. y) < δ < ε. ρ). y)) < ε when σ(x. y) < δ < ε. yn ) so 32 . z) + σ(z. xm ) < ε/2 and ρ(yn . Similarly for ρ∗ and ρ+ . ρ) and (X. 17a. Thus ψ is not equivalent to the metrics in part (b). Suppose xn1 . There √ < exists δ > 0 with δ < ε/ n such that ρ∗ (x.y) ≤ σ(x. Then there exists ε > 0 such that for every n. The subsequence xnk converges to x. then every subsequence of xn has x as a cluster point by Q12. there exists N such that ρ(x. . ε). If ρ is an extended metric (resp. σ) to (X. if x ∈ E. Conversely. xnk ) < ε for k ≥ N . Given ε > 0. y) < ε. xk ) ≤ ρ(x. Given ε > 0. Let ρ be a metric on a set X and let σ = ρ/(1 + ρ). given ε > 0. ym ) < ε/2 for n.z)+ρ(z. For any δ > 0. Now for k ≥ N . Suppose the sequence xn converges to x. xn ) < 1/n but σ(f (x). then ρ(x. Suppose xn1 . y) < δ. xnk have been chosen. y) < ε. . y ∈ X so (X. y) < δ. Given ε > 0. m ≥ N .10a. Let X and Y be metric spaces and f a mapping from X to Y . The sequence xn converges to x but f (xn ) does not converge to f (x). suppose there is a subsequence xnk that converges to x. y) < δ. the two implications show that the identity mapping is continuous from (X. Thus σ(f (x). there exists δ > 0 such that if ρ(x. let δ < min(δ .y) ≤ 1 − 1+ρ(x. xm )+ρ(xm . 10c. ρ(x. Suppose ρ and σ are equivalent metrics on X. Thus x is a cluster point of the sequence xn . 14. yn ) ≤ ρ(xn . The identity mapping is a homeomorphism between (X. Let x = (0. Conversely. there exists δ > 0 such that σ(f (x). Thus ρ and ρ∗ are equivalent metrics. There also exists N such that ρ(x. y) < δ.y) 1+ρ(x. Hence σ is a metric on X. When ρ+ (x. Furthermore. σ(x. xnk ) < ε. y) = σ(y. then σ(x. . y) < δ.y) = 1 − 1+ρ(x. there exists xn ∈ E with ρ(x.

y) < δ implies σ(f (x). Also. xm ) ≤ (ρ(xn . yn ) ≤ ρ(xn . Then ρ∗ ( xn . There exists N such that ρ(xn . Since X is complete. y )) < ε. y ) < ε. y) = ρ1 ( x . ρ∞ is a metric. Associate each x ∈ X with the equivalence class in X ∗ containing the constant sequence x. there is a unique isometry T from ∗ ¯ ∩ Y that extends T −1 . Furthermore. When τ ( x. x . xm ) + ρ(yn . y)2 )1/2 < ε for n ≥ N . yn ) ≥ 0 since ρ(xn . y . (xm . yn ) − ρ∗ ( xn . f (xm )) < ε for n. When ρ1 ( x.m ) < ε/2 since the sequence xn. f (y)) < ε. Finally.n is Cauchy in X and represents the limit of the Cauchy sequence in X ∗ . xn ) = ρ∗ ( yn . Given ε > 0. Since ρ(xn . y . yn ) for Cauchy sequences xn and yn . y ) = 0 if and only if x = x and y = y if and only if x. yn ) converges to (x. ym ) − ρ(xn . yn ) = 0.m . ρ(xm .m .m ) < ε/2. x ) + ρ(x . yn ) = lim ρ(xn . x ) < ε/2 and σ(y. yn ) = lim ρ(xn . x . then ρ(x. ρ1 ( x. ym ) ≤ ρ(xn . y ) ≥ 0. . y ). We may assume that for n ≥ N . Also. y) = ρ(x. x . x ) + σ(y. yn ). yn )| ≤ ρ∗ ( xn . ρ(x. yn ) = ρ∗ ( xn . there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. We may also assume that ρ(xm. T [X] is dense in X ∗ . m ≥ N . Thus σ(f (xn ). Similarly. xm ) + ρ(yn . y . Hence the sequence (xn . x ) + σ(y. y .ρ(xn . When ρ∞ < δ. the sequence yn is Cauchy in Y . xn+1 ) < 2−n . y . 20. y ) = ρ(x. Similarly. x ) + σ(y. Let (X. ρ(xn. Since Y is complete. σ) be two complete metric spaces.m ∞ n=1 is Cauchy in X. xn ) = lim ρ(xn . Then τ ((xn . y ) = max(ρ(x. x ) + σ(y. Hence the sequence ρ(xn . y ) < ε/2 so τ ( x. y ) + ρ1 ( x . m ≥ N . yn ) ≤ lim ρ(xn . x . xn ). f (xn ) converges to some y ∈ Y . 7. y . Let xn be a sequence from E that converges to a point x ∈ E. xm . xn converges to some x ∈ X. ρ(x. y ) < ε2 /4 + ε2 /4 < ε. ρ1 ( x. T y) = lim ρ(x. .m . y . x ) = 0 and σ(y. x. Furthermore. y) = 0 so x = y. yn ). xm ) + ρ(yn . yn ) = lim ρ(yn . yn ) be a Cauchy sequence in X × Y . xm ) < δ for n. ym )). there exists N such that ρ(xn . ρ∗ ( xn . ρ∗ ( xn . . Thus |ρ(xn . then |ρ∗ ( xn . Then xn is Cauchy in X so f (xn ) is Cauchy in Y . y ) = ρ(x . ρ∞ ( x. yn ) − ρ(xm . y ) < ε2 /4 + ε2 /4 < ε. Thus there is a ¯ unique isometry T from X ∩ Y onto X ∗ that extends T . yn ).e. Hence T is an isometry between X and T [X] ⊂ X ∗ .m . we may assume (by taking a subsequence) that ρ(xn . 17c. i. yn ) = 0 so ρ∗ ( xn . m ≥ N . (x. x ) + σ(y. x .5 Uniform continuity and uniformity 19. if T x = T y. x . y . y ) = ρ(x. Given ε > 0. Hence the set of all Cauchy sequences from a metric space becomes a pseudometric space under ρ∗ . xn. Similarly. then xn ∼ yn so they are equal in X ∗ . Thus the pseudometric space becomes a metric space. yn ) = 0. ρ1 ( x. let δ = ε/2. 17d. y)) = (ρ(xn .m ) < ε for m. limn ρ(xn. y . Also. ρ(xm. y ) = ρ1 ( x. ¯ 18. σ(y. T is an isometry from X onto T [X] and T −1 is an isometry from T [X] onto X. y . xm )2 + σ(yn . y ) ≤ ρ(x. the sequence xn is Cauchy in X. Given ε > 0. y ) = 0 if and only if ρ(x.m .m . m ≥ N so the sequence xn. y ) < δ. ρ1 ( x. Hence ρ1 is a metric. x . Let f be a uniformly continuous mapping of a metric space X into a metric space Y and let xn be a Cauchy sequence in X. 33 . ¯ 21a. y ). Given ε > 0. ρ∗ ( xn . xm . Define xn to be equivalent to yn (written as xn ∼ yn ) if ρ∗ ( xn . y .m ) < ε/2. there exists N such that for m. If ρ∗ ( xn . y = x . If xn is a Cauchy sequence from X. xn ) + ρ∗ ( yn . zn ) + lim ρ(zn . ρ(x. x )2 < ε2 /4 and σ(y. yn ) = ρ∗ ( xn . x ) < ε/2 and σ(y. y )2 < ε2 /4 so ρ1 ( x. yn ) is Cauchy in R and thus converges. yn ) = lim ρ(xn . Define ρ∗ ( xn . Since T [X] is dense in X ∗ and X is dense in X ∩ Y . y . Similarly. y . If xn ∼ xn and yn ∼ yn . Thus ρ(xm. Let xn. This defines a mapping T from X onto T [X]. . x ). y). x . ym )2 )1/2 = τ ((xn . Then T |X = T and T |T [X] = T −1 so (T ◦ T )|T [X] = idT [X] and X onto X ¯ (T ◦ T )|X = idX . yn ) ≥ 0 for each n. xn. In particular. x. 17b. y ) < ε/2 so τ ( x. yn ) − ρ(xm . xn. ρ) and (Y.m ) < ε/2. yn converges to some y ∈ Y . y) ∈ X × Y and X × Y is complete. x . x . Hence f (xn ) is a Cauchy sequence in Y . y) < ε/2 for n ≥ N . ym ) < ε for n. x)2 + σ(yn . Hence ρ1 and ρ∞ are uniformly equivalent to the usual product metric τ . m ≥ N . Similarly. ym ). x . ym ). y ) = ρ(x. Let (xn . ρ∗ ( xn. x) < ε/2 and σ(yn .m ∞ ∞ be a sequence of such Cauchy sequences which represents a Cauchy sen=1 m=1 quence in X ∗ . xn ) = 0. y ) = ρ(x. T is continuous on X and its inverse is continuous on T [X]. we have T ◦ T = idX ∗ and −1 ∗ T ◦ T = idX∩Y so (T = T ) . *17e. xm. ym )| ≤ ρ(xn . y .m ) < ε/2. Hence X is isometric with the closure of X in Y . y ) < δ. Thus T is one-to-one. zn ) + ρ∗ ( zn . x . yn ). Since ρ∗ (T x. y ) + σ(y . x) + σ(y .

. y) < ρ(x. . 21c. let δ = ε/n. g(¯)) < ε/3 and x x x ¯ σ(f (xn ). There exists δ > 0 with δ < ε/sqrtn such that ρ∗ (x. y) n < ε. x ) < δ/3 for n ≥ N . √ Then when ρ∗ (x.δ . y) < δ . the function h(x) = x/(1 − x) is a homeomorphism between [0. y)) < ε when σ(x. (ρ+ (x. g(x) = h(x). y) < δ. ρ(x. y) < δ . x1 + δ). x) < δ/2 for n ≥ N . f (xn )) < ε. y) < δ . . . y) < δ. . y) < δ. y )/4 > 0. ∞) is totally bounded. Also. . ρ) → (Y. Let x ∈ E and let xn be ¯ 21d. . Note that ρ(x. By defining y = g(x). there exists δ > 0 such that h(σ(x. σ(x. |xi − yi | < δ for each i and |x3 − y1 | = |3ξ 2 ||x1 − y1 | for 1 3 3 2 some ξ ∈ (x1 − δ. given ε > 0. g(¯ )) < ε. Since h is continuous at 0. . There exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. . ε/n. y) < δ. choose n large enough so that 3n2 δ > 1. ∞). ε/3n|x1 + 1|2 . Thus σ(g(¯). ¯ Suppose ρ(¯. There exists N such that ρ(xn . X = n=1 Sxn . Q11a) 23a. Hence f (xn ) and f (xn ) converge to the same point. 0 and let y = n + δ. y) < δ. Now x ∈ Sxn . y) < (nδ 2 )1/2 = (ε2 /n)1/2 < ε. There also exists N such that ρ(xn . f (xm )) < ε for n. y )/4. y) < ε. . By Q8. . Then σ(y. Let f : (X. y ) < ε for n ≥ N . ∞). 23b. ρ+ (x. y) = h(σ(x. Hence g is uniformly continuous on E. Hence h ≡ g. x) < δ/2 and ρ(xn . . y)) < ε. y) < nδ = ε. ¯ we get a function on E extending f . Then there are a finite number of balls of radius 1 that cover [0. f (x )) < ε/3 for x. We may assume that σ(f (xn ). y) < δ. Since h(xn ) = g(xn ) for all n.δ for some n so ρ(x. i. y) < δ < ε. y) ≤ ρ(x. y ) ≤ σ(y. 3ε|x1 − 3 1|2 /n. The intervals (xn − 1/N. ∞). ¯ ¯ ¯ Then ρ(xn . |xi − yi | < ε/n for i = 2. Thus ρ and ρ∗ are uniformly equivalent metrics. Then ρ is a metric on the set of n-tuples of real 1 n numbers.y) 22c. We may assume that x1 . 0 . We may assume σ(f (xn ). y)) where h is the function in Q8. y) < δ < ε. σ(x. 3ε|x1 + 1|2 /n). 1) are balls of radius ε that cover [0. x ) < δ implies σ(f (x). y) = δ and ρ (x. Thus ρ+ and ρ are uniformly equivalent metrics. ε/3n|x1 − 1|2 . 0. g(¯ )) < ε/3 for n ≥ N . Thus total boundedness is not a topological property. Now given ε > 0. let δ < min(δ . y) < δ implies ρ+ (x. When 3 3 ρ (x. N . m ≥ N . Given δ > 0. When ρ+ (x. f (xn )) < ε/3 for n ≥ N . Then h(xn ) converges to h(x) and g(xn ) converges to g(x). By Q22c. x ) < δ implies σ(f (x). By Q11a. Let h be a continuous function from E a sequence in E converging to x. m ≥ N so σ(f (xn ). Let (X. xn ) < δ for n ≥ N so σ(f (xn ). . there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. Hence σ and ρ are uniformly equivalent metrics for X.21b. y) = 1−σ(x. Given ε > 0. ρ∗ (x. y) < δ < ε. x) < δ/3 and ρ(xn .e. σ) is a bounded metric space.1 . Given x ∈ R and ε > 0. ∞). x ∈ E. choose δ < min(1. y) < ε and σ(f (xn ). Then y = f (x) for some k x ∈ X. there are a finite number of balls of 34 . Then ρ(x. Define ρ (x. f (xn ) converges to some y = g(¯) ∈ Y and f (xn ) converges to some y = g(¯ ) ∈ Y . Hence [0. y) < ε. Choose N such that N > 2/ε and let xn = (n − 1)/N for n = 1. Thus [0. However ρ and ρ are not uniformly equivalent metrics. k say [0. x ) < δ implies σ(f (x). f (x )) < ε.ε so Y is totally bounded. ∞) = n=1 Sxn . y) < δ. σ) be a uniform homeomorphism.y) = h(σ(x. there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. Let (X. 23d. ρ(x. ρ(x. Thus ρ(xn . ∞) is not totally bounded. Suppose [0. 0. 22a. . ρ∗ (x. 1 1 ∗ ∗ ∗ Thus ρ (x. ε). Thus |x1 − y1 | < 3 max(|x1 + 1|. the metric σ = ρ/(1 + ρ) is uniformly equivalent to ρ so there is a uniform homeomorphism between ([0. y) < δ. [0. 1) is totally bounded.1 . But then xk + 2 is not in any of the balls Sxn . ρ and ρ are equivalent metrics. 1). Contradiction. Let ε = σ(y. n and |x3 − y1 | < δ. y) < ε. |x1 − 1|) δ < ε/n and ρ (x. There k exist finitely many balls Sxn . σ) be metric spaces with X totally bounded.δ that cover X. y) < δ. ([0. Suppose xn and xn both converge to x. xn + 1/N ) ∩ [0. f (x )) < ε. ∞) with the usual metric ρ is an unbounded metric space. f (xn )) + σ(f (xn ). For each n. ρ) be a totally bounded metric space. . xm ) < δ for n. f (xn )) + σ(f (xn ). (c. . Thus ρ+ and ρ∗ are uniformly equivalent metrics. Take y ∈ Y . When ρ(x. x ∈ E. . Hence Y = n=1 Sf (xn ). When ρ∗ (x. n 3 *22b. 23c. y ) < 3ε = 3σ(y. When ρ(x. Hence boundedness is not a uniform property. Suppose f (xn ) converges to y and f (xn ) converges to y with y = y . ∞). σ). . 1) and [0. Hence ρ and ρ are equivalent metrics and since ρ and ρ are equivalent metrics. Contradiction. Let x = n. y) = |x3 − y1 | + i=2 |xi − yi |. Given ε > 0. x x x ¯ to Y that agrees with f on E. Let ε = 1. Thus total boundedness is a uniform property. . When σ(x. |x1 |. x ) < δ/3 with x. . Let xn be a sequence in E converging to x and let xn be a x ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ sequence in E converging to x . When ρ+ (x.f. y))2 < δ 2 so ρ+ (x. ρ) and ([0. Given ε > 0. When ρ∗ (x. When ρ(x. y) = (n + δ)3 − n3 > 3n2 δ > 1. Then |x1 − y1 | = |x3 − y1 |/|3ξ 2 | < ε/n. xk are arranged in increasing order. ρ) and (Y. Let ε > 0 be given. xn ) < δ and σ(f (x).

Now suppose B is a closed subset of a complete metric space Y . Now y ∈ B = B so B is complete. xk ) < ε for n ≥ N . the spaces (Xk . z) + τ (z. Thus f is continuous. 24c. σk ) are uniformly homeomorphic. let ε = min(2−k−1 ε. Let O be an open subset of a complete metric space (X. y) < δ . Suppose that for each k. Also. For any x ∈ X. ρk ) and (Yk . there exists M such that ρk (xk . ρ∞ ) with f (x) = x. Thus ρ(x. . ∞ 24a. then ρ(x. There ∞ −k ∗ (n) ρk (xk . Thus f is a uniform homeomorphism and (O. ρ(x. Thus A is closed. τ ). ϕ(y) ) < δ . ρ) is complete. Hence (Z. then there exists x ∈ K and y ∈ F such that ρ(x. y) ≥ 0 since ρk (xk . y) < δ < ε. suppose xk converges to xk for each k. . y) ≤ τ (x. Define ∞ −k ∗ ∗ ∗ τ (x. i. z) + k=1 2−k ρ∗ (z. Consider the function ¯ f (x) = ρ(x. ϕ(x) . ρk be a sequence of metric spaces and define their direct product Z = k=1 Xk . xk0 ) < 2 ε (1 + ρk0 (xk0 . x) = k=1 2−k ρ∗ (xk . xk ) < ε/2. N . 7. Since X × R is complete. z) + k=1 2−k ρ∗ (z. x ∈ A. y = ϕ(x)} is closed in X × R. Then given ε > 0. S is complete under the metric ρ∞ . choose N such that N > 1/ε. 24d. σ is uniformly equivalent to ρ. Now f is bijective. Let yn be a Cauchy sequence in B. σ) is a complete metric space. y) = k=1 2 ρk (xk .6 Subspaces ¯ 25. yk ) where ρk = ρk /(1 + ρk ). Let x ∈ A. x(n) converges to xk ∈ Z. y) = k k n n n ∞ ∞ −k ∗ ρk (x. x ) < 1/N < ε for some x ∈ SN ⊂ S. {x : ρ(x. k=N +1 2 N ∞ N Thus τ (x(n) . . τ ) is complete. the spaces k=1 Xk and k=1 Yk are uniformly homeomorphic. F ) > 0 for all x ∈ K. Hence ρk0 (xk0 . y) ≤ k=1 2−k ρ∗ (x. K a compact subset and F a closed subset. Let A be a complete subset of a metric space X. Let Sn be the set of the centres of these balls. Thus S is a dense subset of X. y) < δ. Define f : k=1 Xk → k=1 Yk by f ( xk ) = f (xk ) . Hence X is separable. y) + |ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)| < ε. note that f is continuous if and only if pYk ◦ f is continuous for each k. Hence σ is a bounded metric for which (O. Then it is a Cauchy sequence in Y ¯ so it converges to some y ∈ Y . there is a sequence from A that converges to x. ρk ) so it converges to xk ∈ Xk . xk0 )/4 < 2k0 ε < ε/2 for n ≥ N . Then each Sn is a finite set and S = Sn is a countable set. Then f is bijective since each fk ∞ is. For k = 1. y) = k k k k k=1 2 τ (x. Let σ = ρ/(1 + ρ). By part (a). Hence f is a homeomorphism between ∞ ∞ k=1 Xk and k=1 Yk . Furthermore. yk ) ≥ 0 for all k. xk ) < ε/2 for n ≥ M . ε/2). F ) = inf y∈F ρ(x. 35 . xk ) for all k. xk ) < k=1 ε/2k+1 + ε/2 < ε for n ≥ M . K) = 0. if F ∩ K = ∅. Given ε > 0. y).radius 1/n that cover X. 1/4). 2−k−2 ).e. Now pYk ◦ f = fk ◦ pXk so it is continuous. τ (x. S is complete. Suppose a sequence x(n) in Z converges to x ∈ Z. z) + τ (z. Let Xk . The function f |K is continuous on a compact set so it attains a minimum δ > 0. x) since ρ∗ (xk . there exists N such that (n) ∞ −k ∗ ρk (xk . Conversely. (n) Conversely. (n) xk is a Cauchy sequence in (Xk . If for each k. then by a similar ∞ ∞ argument as part (c). y) > δ for all x ∈ K and all y ∈ F . the spaces (Xk . Hence τ (x. By Q9b. ρk ) is complete. σk ) are homeomorphic with fk : Xk → Yk a ∞ ∞ homeomorphism. xk0 ) < ε for n ≥ N and (n) xk (n) (n) converges to xk for each k. By Q22c. Oc ) for each x ∈ O. xk0 ) < 2k0 ε for n ≥ N . Then τ (x. ρk ) and (Yk . y. Let x(n) be a Cauchy sequence in (Z. Since ρ∞ is uniformly equivalent to the usual product metric by Q19. τ (x. y) ≤ k=1 2−k ρ∗ (x. ϕ(x) . F ) = 0} = F = F . y). 7. Also. where pYk : k=1 → Yk is the projection map. Then by Q14. ρ). k k Hence x(n) converges to x. 24b. When ρ∞ ( x. xk0 )) for n ≥ N so (1 − 2 ε )ρk0 (xk0 . f −1 is −1 continuous since pXk ◦ f −1 = fk ◦ pYk is continuous for each k. Since 2k0 ε = min(ε/2. k=1 2 (n) (n) (n) k0 k0 ρk0 (xk0 . Given ε > 0. yk ) = ρ∗ (yk . Given ε > 0. ρ∞ (f (x). y : x ∈ O. Let δ = min(δ. Similarly. . Suppose each (Xk . Then exists N such that τ (x(n) . ρ) → (S.7 Compact metric spaces 27. we have 3ρk0 (xk0 . Then S = { x. Consider f : (O. *26. y) = 0 if and only if ρ∗ (xk . f (y)) = ρ(x. there exists δ > 0 such that |ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)| < ε/2 when ρ(x. ρ(x. y) = 0 so ρ(F. Then for each k. Let ϕ(x) = ρ(x. yk ) = 0 for all k if and only if xk = yk for all k if and only if k x = y. Thus τ is a metric on Z. Let X be a metric space. y). x) < ε for n ≥ N . y) = τ (y. Thus if F ∩ K = ∅. xk ) + k=N +1 2−k ρ∗ (xk . Now for each n. Since A is complete. When ρ(x. τ (x.

33a. then O contains a point in O. Since En is dense for c each n. nowhere dense. f (xn )) < ε. If xn ∈ Z.k . For each k ≤ N . we have ϕ(y) < r < r − ρ(x.r ⊂ O. xMk } such that for any x ∈ Xk . . Suppose each Xk is compact. ∞) is not.y. then By. Thus ϕ is continuous on X. 28b. Hence any nonempty open ¯ c and E is nowhere dense. By part (a). 1) onto [0. f (x )) < ε. For each x ∈ X. Thus O 36 . If ϕ(y) < ϕ(x) − ρ(x. For any x ∈ X and δ < ε. y) − ϕ(y))/2.r ⊂ O. ¯ 31b. Since O is open.r ⊂ Bx. suppose ¯ Now O \ E that for any nonempty open set O there is a ball contained in O \ E. Suppose that En is a sequence of sets of the first category. Hence ϕ(y) ≥ ϕ(x) − ρ(x. Let ε be as defined in part (d). Hence En is of the first category. y) so taking r = ϕ(y) + (r − ρ(x. 1] with mFn = 1 − 1/n. Suppose that E is of the first category and A ⊂ E. Let yk n ρk k τ (x. ϕ attains its minimum on X. choose N such that (k) (k) 2N > 2/ε. Let X be a totally bounded metric space and let f : X → Y be a uniformly continuous map onto Y . 1) is totally bounded but [0. Contradiction. Hence A is of the first category. Let A = { xn : xk ∈ Ak for k ≤ N. For k > N . Then En = k En.k for each n. y) and By. Suppose a closed set F is nowhere dense. Then y = f (x) for some x ∈ X. .δ }k that cover X. there exists xj (k) ∈ Ak with ρk (x. then there exists r > ϕ(y) + ρ(x. Let Z = k=1 Xk . 29a. it is bounded so ϕ(x) < ∞. y) such that Bx. the generalised Cantor set constructed from [0. Let the centre of the ball be x. Then ε > 0 since ϕ(x) > 0 for all x. suppose a closed set contains no open set. xj ) < ε/2.14b. Take y ∈ Y . ¯ is open so there is a ball centred at x and contained in O \ E ⊂ O \ E. By part (a). Then yn ∈ A and < ε 2 + 1 2N < ε. there is a nowhere dense closed set Fn ⊂ [0. |ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)| ≤ ρ(x.r ⊂ O}. Let ε = inf ϕ. y). y) < δ.8 Baire category 31a. 29c. Suppose O is open and F is closed. Then each Xk is complete and totally bounded. 1]. which is a countable union of nowhere dense sets. (A ∩ En ) is dense for each n. Contradiction. there exists xj (k) that ρk (xk . Let E = Fn ⊂ [0.y) ) < k (xk k ∈ Ak such = (k) xj for k ≤ N and let N ∞ −k ε −k k=1 2 k=N +1 2 2 + yk = pk for k > N . ∞). Then E = En where each En is nowhere ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯c ¯c dense and A = (A ∩ En ). xk = (k) (k) pk for k > N }. If O \ O contains an open set O . 29b. Then F c is dense. . 30b. 29d. If ¯ ¯ x ∈ E.r ⊂ O. We may assume X ∈ U . 33b. Since X is compact. O \ O is nowhere dense.r ⊂ O. The function h(x) = x/(1 − x) is a continuous map from [0. Z is complete. Hence the balls {Bf (xn ). x ) < δ implies σ(f (x). By Q3. Now (A ∩ En )c ⊃ (A ∩ En )c = Ac ∪ En for each n. set contains a point in E 32a. xn ) < δ and σ(f (x). Set ϕ(x) = sup{r : ∃O ∈ U with Bx.k En. 32b. Suppose E is nowhere dense and let O be a nonempty open set. Given ε > 0. there exists Ak = {x1 . By Q31a. Suppose each Xk is totally bounded.k = n. for each k ≤ N . ∞ *30a. pick pk ∈ Xk . there exists r such that Bx. y) < ε by part (b).28a.r ⊂ O for some O ∈ U . Now En = n k En. Conversely. 1] by removing intervals of length 1/(n3n ) at the n-th step is closed. If X is sequentially compact. Thus any open set contains a point in F c so any open set cannot be contained in F . for each n. Thus ϕ(x) > 0. Then O contains a point x in E c . Given ε > 0. Then any open set contains a point in F c so F c is dense and F is nowhere dense. y) = k=1 2−k 1+ρ(xk . Given ε > 0.δ ⊂ Bx. where each En. When ρ(x. 7. Z is totally bounded and by Q24b.r ⊂ O for some O ∈ U . Now x ∈ Bxn . ¯ 34. If ¯ Contradiction. y). there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. Then Bx. y). let δ = ε. There exist finitely many balls {Bxn . Then |A| = M1 · · · MN . [0. . If 0 < r < r − ρ(x. Now ϕ(y) < r − ρ(x.ε }k cover Y and Y is totally n=1 bounded.k is nowhere dense. there exists / O ∈ U such that x ∈ O. Then E is of the first category and 1 − 1/n ≤ mE ≤ 1 for each n so mE = 1. Conversely. Suppose Bx. δ < ϕ(x) so there exists r > δ such that Bx. 29e. and has Lebesgue measure 1 − 1/n.δ for n=2 some n so ρ(x. Hence Z is compact. ¯ \ O is a closed set containing no open sets. then the ball contains a point y ∈ E. Thus x ∈ E c . xj ) < ε/2.r ⊂ O for some O ∈ U .

. Suppose E and E c are both dense in a complete metric space X. 1] and set Fn = {f : ∃x0 with 0 ≤ x0 ≤ 1 − 1/n and |f (x) − f (x0 )| ≤ n(x − x0 ) for all x. Since the set of rational numbers in [0. 1] is not an Fσ by part (b). Let E be a subset of a complete metric space. By Q2. By part (a). 1] and the set of irrational numbers in [0. say E ⊃ On . If E is residual. There also exists a polygonal function ψ whose right-hand derivative is c everywhere greater than n in absolute value and |ϕ(x) − ψ(x)| < ε/2 for all x ∈ [0. then F ◦ is of the first category. suppose E contains the metric space is complete. F \ F ◦ is nowhere dense. Also. Also suppose that E and E c are both Fσ ’s. D = C so there is a function in C \ D. the set of rationals in [0. 39. For each x ∈ X.e. 1]. *38b. Suppose ||fk − f || → 0 where fk ∈ Fn . 40a. [0. F is uniformly bounded on U . We may assume that xn ∈ U for 37 . 1]. . then the set of points of continuity of f is a Gδ . there exists m such that |f (x)| ≤ m for all f ∈ F. 1] is the union of the Fn ’s so D is of the first category in C. Since xk ∈ [0. there is a ball centred at x and contained in O so x ∈ F ◦ . [0. By Q31a. 1]. 1] are both dense in the complete metric space [0. 1] is an Fσ . Then X = Fn ∪ Fn so X is of the first category. 35. Let E be a subset of a complete metric space. contradicting the Baire category theorem. Then ◦ ◦ O = Em ⊂ X is a dense open set and for each x ∈ O. Let C = C[0. Hence at most one of the sets E and E c is an Fσ . Since On is dense. Since D is of the first category in the complete metric space C. Then ψ ∈ Fn and |g(x) − ψ(x)| < ε for all x ∈ [0.f = {x : |f (x)| ≤ m}.. Suppose E c is dense and F is a closed set contained in E. 1] has no isolated points. contradicting part (c). that is. each On is dense so On is nowhere c dense and E is of the first category. Let xn be a sequence with x = lim xn . Then F c ⊃ E c so F c is dense and F is nowhere dense. each Fn and Fn is nowhere dense. 1] is complete since it is a closed subspace of the complete metric space R. 1] which is continuous on the rationals and discontinuous on the irrationals. Hence E is residual. If F is closed and of the first category in a complete metric space. i. By part (a). 1 − 1/n]. . The set of rational numbers in [0. Hence its complement. there exists xk with 0 ≤ xk ≤ 1 − 1/n and |fk (x) − fk (xk )| ≤ n(x − xk ) for xk ≤ x < 1. 1 − 1/n] for all k and [0. 1]. [0. x0 ≤ x < 1}. 1] is a Gδ . The set D of continuous functions which have a finite derivative on the right for at least one point of [0. then E c is of the first category so c ¯ ¯ E c = En where each En is nowhere dense. 1 − 1/n] is compact. and suppose that for each x ∈ X there is a number Mx such that |f (x)| ≤ Mx for all f ∈ F. By the Baire category theorem. Thus E = En ⊃ (En )c . Since each f is continuous. let Em. Hence X has an uncountable number of points. 36b. Thus F \ F ◦ is a closed set containing no open sets. Hence there is no such function. For each k. and let Em = F Em. contradicting the Baire category theorem. the set of irrational numbers in [0. 37a. Let X be a complete metric space without isolated points. 37c. Conversely. Then |f (x) − f (x0 )| ≤ n(x − x0 ) so f ∈ Fn .F \ F ◦ contains an open set O . A subset E of a complete metric space is of the first category if and only if E c is a residual subset of a complete metric space if and only if E c contains a dense Gδ if and only if E is contained in an Fσ whose complement is dense. For each m. Thus F = F \ F ◦ is nowhere dense. Hence Fn is nowhere dense. 1] is uncountable. for any g ∈ C and any ε > 0. we may assume that xk converges to some x0 ∈ [0. say E = Fn and E c = Fn where each Fn and Fn is closed. 38d. the set of rational numbers in [0. a nowhere differentiable continuous function on [0. 1]. *38a. 37b. In particular. Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a complete metric space X. Then X = {xn } where each {xn } is nowhere dense and X is of the first category. x2 .47. then for any point x ∈ O . (E c c a dense Gδ . 1]. Suppose X has a countable number of points x1 .f . Contradiction. is not a Gδ .f is closed and so Em is closed. 37d. 36a. Since each (En )c is dense and ¯n )c is dense so E contains a dense Gδ . If f is a real-valued function on [0. Hence X = Em . x ∈ Em for some m so there is a neighbourhood ◦ U of x such that U ⊂ Em . 38c. F circ is empty. Then E c ⊂ On . Em. there exists a polygonal function ϕ such that |g(x) − ϕ(x)| < ε/2 for all x ∈ [0. there exist N and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(fn (x ). f (x)) < ε for n ≥ N and all x ∈ U . Suppose that given ε > 0.

f (x)) ≤ σ(f (xk ). f (x)) < ε/3 for x ∈ U . Then there exists a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(fn (x ). Let xk be a sequence with x = lim xk . . It follows that for any k. zn ) so g is continuous at x0 . fl (x)) < 1/m so x ∈ Fm. 40h. Since f (x ) = lim fl (x ). Then for k. By part (b). f (x )) ≤ 1/m for any k ≥ n and x ∈ U . fN (x)) < ε/4 for k ≥ N . there exist N and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(fn (x ). we have σ(fn (x ). Conversely. l ≥ n. zn ) be a sequence in X × Z converging to x0 . Since each fn is continuous. there exists N such that σ(fn (x). (h) and (a). xm . 0) = lim g(xn . σ(fk (x ). 1/n) = lim fn (xn ) so fn converges continuously to f at x0 . 1/n). 0 = lim zn and f (x0 ) = lim fn (xn ). fn (x)) < ε/3 and σ(f (x ). we have σ(fk (x ). 0 = lim xn .n so Fm. then f (x) = g(x. f (x)) < 3ε/4 for k ≥ N .n . fl (x )) < ε. f is continuous at x so we may assume that σ(f (x ). Then x0 = lim xn . Hence X = n Fm. l ≥ n}. Let x be a point of closure of Fm. Then there exists N such that ρ(xi . Thus there exists a neighbourhood U of x such that U ⊂ Fm. ρ) and (Y. 0) = lim f (xn ). f (x )) < ε for n ≥ N and x ∈ U . fN (x)) + σ(fN (x). f (x)) < ε for k ≥ N so f (x) = lim fk (xk ) and fn converges continuously to f at x. There exists a neighbourhood U of x and an n such that σ(fk (x ). 40c. it follows that g(x0 . f (x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N . Conversely. suppose there exists ε > 0 such that for any N and any neighbourhood U of x. there exists n ≥ N and x ∈ U with σ(fn (x ). x ) < δ implies σ(fk (x). There exists nk+1 ≥ nk and xnk ∈ Uk with σ(fnk+1 (xnk+1 ). Om = n Fm. f (x)) < ε/2 for x ∈ U . 40f. In particular. . For m. Define g : X × Z → Y by g(x. f (x)) ≥ ε. Conversely. 0) = lim g(xn . f (x )) < ε/4 for all n ≥ N and all x ∈ U . Given ε > 0. σ(fk (x). . E is a dense Gδ by Baire’s theorem. Since 0 = lim zn . fl (x )) ≤ 1/m. fk (xN )) + σ(fk (xN ). f (x)) ≥ ε. Om is also dense. suppose fn converges continuously to f at x0 . . Let xn be a sequence with x0 = lim xn . For each n. *40d. f (x)) ≥ ε. choose m > 1/ε. ◦ 40g.n = {x ∈ X : σ(fk (x). If xn is a sequence converging to x. define Fm. f is also continuous. σ(fN (x). We may assume that xk ∈ U for all k and σ(fN (xk ). f (x )) < ε so fn converges uniformly to f on K. By parts (f). Suppose xn1 . Suppose g is continuous at x0 . 0 . 41a.n . . 0 in the product metric. . the function g is continuous at x. 40e. fl (x)) ≤ σ(fk (x). suppose that given ε > 0. Then σ(f (xk ).n . f (x)) < ε for n ≥ N and fn converges continuously to f at x. f (xk )) + σ(f (xk ). Suppose fn converges continuously to f on X. Then x0 . f (x )) ≤ 1/m < ε for any k ≥ n and x ∈ U . For each x ∈ X and each ε > 0. Thus σ(fk (x ). suppose fn converges uniformly to f on each compact subset of X. f (x)) < ε/2 for n ≥ N and x ∈ U .n is closed. σ) be complete metric spaces and f : X × Y → Z be a mapping into a metric 38 . Hence f is continuous at x. Then x ∈ Fm. f (x)) < ε/4. Given ε > 0. 0 . Since each Om is open and dense. there exists Nx and a neighbourhood Ux of x such that σ(fn (x ). 1/n) = fn (x) and g(x. fl (x)) ≤ 1/m for all k. Then X = Ux so for any compact subset K ⊂ X. K ⊂ i=1 Uxi for some x1 . 0) = lim g(xn . Suppose fn converges continuously to f at x. fl (x )) ≤ 1/m and x ∈ Fm. f (x )) < ε m for each n ≥ Nx and x ∈ Ux . 40b. Let (xn . f (x )) < ε for n ≥ N and x ∈ U . By Proposi◦ tion 31.all n ≥ N so σ(fn (xn ). there exists a dense Gδ in X on which fn converges continuously to f . there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x.e. n ∈ N. then x ∈ Om for all m. fl (xN )) + σ(fl (xN ). l ≥ n. Let X be a complete metric space and fn a sequence of continuous maps of X into a metric space Y such that f (x) = lim fn (x) for each x ∈ X. fN (xk )) + σ(fN (xk ). Let x ∈ Om . Hence fn converges continuously to f on X. f (x)) < 1/2m for k ≥ n. there exists N and a neighbourhood U of x such that σ(fn (x ). Let Z = {1/n} ∪ {0}. 40i. Since ε is arbitrary. For any x ∈ X. Thus σ(fn (x ). g(x0 . i. Let fn be a sequence of continuous maps. f (x)) ≤ σ(fk (xk ). Let E = Om . Let (X. Let fn converge continuously to f at x. f (x)) + σ(f (x). Thus for n ≥ max Nxi and x ∈ K. . fk (x )) < ε and σ(fl (x). There exists n1 ≥ 1 and xn1 ∈ U1 with σ(fn1 (xn1 ). . Then fn converges uniformly to f on {x} for each x ∈ X. fl (x )) ≤ σ(fk (x ). l ≥ n and any x ∈ U . (g).1/n . x ) < δ for i ≥ N . σ(fk (x ). let Un = Bx. 1/n and f (x) = g(x0 .n . 0) = lim g(xn . 0) = f (x). given ε > 0. Then x = lim xnk by construction but f (x) = lim fnk (xnk ) so fn does not converge continuously to f .n is open and since X is complete. For any ε > 0 and k. If x ∈ E. fl (x )) < 2ε + 1/m. Suppose fn converges pointwise to f . Let fn be a sequence of continous maps. There is a sequence xi in Fm. 0 . xnk have been chosen.n converging to x . Thus σ(fn (x ). By part (c). Thus σ(fk (xk ). By part (a).n for some n. Conversely. there exists n such that σ(fk (x). Let X be a complete metric space and fn a sequence of continuous functions of X into a metric space Y .

y0 ∈ E and τ ( x1 . Let σ = 2−n σn . ρ) be a complete metric space and f : X → R be an upper semicontinuous function. E c is of the first category and E is residual. y) = 2−n σn (x. Suppose f is discontinuous at x. f (xN . Thus there exists a neighbourhood U of x such that U ⊂ Fm. y)] + τ [f (xN . y0 )] ≤ 1/m for all y with σ(y. y0 ∈ X × Y and let ε > 0 be given. y) = 0 for all n if and only if x = y. y0 )] ≤ 2/m < ε for p ∈ U . Hence G × H is dense in X × Y . By a similar argument as in part (d). f (x. Om is also dense. There is a sequence xk in Fm. f (x. y0 ) ≤ 1/n}. 41e. Then x ∈ Fm. y0 )] ≤ 2/m for all p ∈ U . y). y0 )] ≤ 2/m for x ∈ U . y ∈ On } is a dense open subset of Y for each x ∈ Gn . Since 39 . Let (X. Also. y0 )] ≤ τ [f (x . Then G is still a countable intersection of dense open sets in X. for each n. τ [f (x . y0 for each x ∈ G.n . f (x.n for some n. f (x. Thus E c = q∈Q Fq \ Fq . 42c. Set Fm. Let X and Y be complete metric spaces.9 Absolute Gδ ’s 44. y0 such that τ [f (p). If f is continuous at z ∈ X × Y .n = {x ∈ X : τ [f (x. x ) < δ implies τ [f (x. Conversely. f (x. y0 ). f (x. Then for any y with σ(y. y0 )] ≤ 1/m and x ∈ Fm. if x ∈ Fq \ Fq for some q ∈ Q. Fix y0 ∈ Y . Let E be the set of points at which f is continuous. y0 ). Then τ [f (x . then for each n. x0 ) < ε. y) < δ and f (y) < q so f (x) > lim f (y). Since each Om is open and dense. There exists q ∈ Q such that f (x) ≥ q > lim f (y). f (xk .space (Z. Then E = On where each On is a dense open set in X × Y . *42b. y0 for each x ∈ G.n converging to x . there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x. there exists δn. y0 )] < 2ε+1/m. y). Om is open and since X is complete. Let E be a dense Gδ in X × Y . Let x be a point of closure of Fm. y). Since ε is arbitrary. f (xN . y0 ) ≤ 1/n and any x ∈ U . y0 ) < 1/n. σ(x. choose m > 2/ε. f (x .f. x ) < δ for k ≥ N . Hence X = n Fm.53) and E is a Gδ set. there exists x1 ∈ G such that ρ(x0 . f (x . x0 . Thus E is dense in X × Y . Let E ⊂ X × Y be the set of points at which f is continuous.n . x1 ) < ε. y). f (x . For any y with σ(y. y)] < ε and τ [f (x. Thus G × H = Gn × Hn = (Gn × Hn ) where each Gn × Hn is open in X × Y .n . Let f : X1 × · · · × Xp → Z be a mapping into a metric space Z that is continuous in each variable.n is closed.z ] ⊂ Bf (z). By Proposition 31.n . y0 ) < δ implies τ [f (x. Then E = n En (c. y). y ∈ E. f (x . Then σ(x. For any x ∈ X and m. Given ε > 0 and x. y0 )] < ε.1/n /2 . τ [f (xk . y0 ) < ε. y0 ) = ρ(x1 . We may assume that τ [f (x . there exists δ > 0 such that σ(y. Also let G ⊂ X and H ⊂ Y be dense Gδ ’s. Then x ∈ Fq \ Fq . Let En = z∈S Bz. f (x. Then f is not lower semicontinuous at x so f (x) > lim f (y). Let G = Gn . there exist x0 ∈ G and y0 ∈ H such that ρ(x. Choose n > 1/δ. y0 )] ≤ 1/m for x ∈ U by continuity. Hence there is a neighbourhood U of x.n so Fm. ◦ 41b. *42d. By part (b). x0 ) < ε/2 and σ(y. y). 42a. y0 ) < ε/2. y0 )] < 1/m so x ∈ Fm. y). For each k and any y with σ(y. there exists a dense Gδ set G ⊂ X such that f is continuous at x. By part (c). y). y0 )]+τ [f (xN . Take x0 . G is a dense Gδ by Baire’s theorem. we may regard the product as (X1 × · · · × Xp−1 ) × Xn where X1 × · · · × Xp−1 is a complete metric space. Hence G × H is a Gδ in X × Y . x0 . there exists a dense Gδ set Gn ⊂ X such that {y : x.1/n . f (x .n . y ∈ On } is a dense Gδ for each x ∈ G. Thus τ [f (x . Then τ ( x. Thus G is a dense Gδ set in X such that {y : x. y ∈ E} = {y : x. *43. τ ) that is continuous in each variable.z > 0 such that f [Bz. y . y0 )] ≤ 1/m. Then there exists N such that ρ(xk . Hence E is a dense Gδ in X 7. y ∈ X × Y . y). then x ∈ Om for each m. There exists a neighbourhood U of x. Let ◦ x ∈ Om . σ ≥ 0. f (x . there exists a dense Gδ ⊂ X1 × · · · × Xp on which f is continuous. y0 in X × Y such that τ [f (p). Then G = Gn and H = Hn where each Gn and Hn is open. y→x y→x ◦ ◦ Let Fq = {x : f (x) ≥ q}. y0 )] ≤ 1/m. y0 ) ≤ 1/n. If x ∈ G. y). Since σn ≥ 0 for all n. y→x ◦ Since each Fq \ Fq is nowhere dense. Hence f is continuous at x. Q2. 41d. 41c. τ [f (x. Then x1 . y) = 0 if and only if σn (x.δz. Given ε > 0. y0 ). Then E is a Gδ . y0 )] < 1/m.7. there exists y with ρ(x. Let G = Om . Given ε > 0. Let Om = n Fm. y). then f (x) ≥ q and ◦ for any δ > 0. Since G is dense. y) ≤ 2−n = 1 for all x.δn. Given a finite product X1 × · · · × Xp of complete metric spaces. y0 . τ [f (x .

j) = δij . y ∈ E such that x.g(x)) = supOn [1 − 1+σ(f (x). at the n-th stage getting intervals Ij.σn (x. y) = 2−n σn (x. By construction. z) + σ(z. f ). Then Un ⊂ x∈Un Vx and since Un is compact. Let ε > 0 and fix x ∈ E. y) < δ. Hence E is homeomorphic to the set of irrationals in (0. 49... y ∈ Ik1 (x). y) = σn (y. y) < 2δ ≤ δ1 so ρ(x. locally compact metric space. g) ≥ 0 for all n. repeat the process with ε = 1/4. . .l with ε = 2−n . then σ is uniformly equivalent to ρ. Given a sequence of integers k1 . Also. Thus σ(f (xk ). . choose N such that 2−N < ε...k2 and so on. which is in turn homeomorphic to the set of irrationals in (0.kn for all n. Let x ∈ X and let xk be a sequence in X converging to x. Then X = {xn } ⊂ Un so X = Un . Let τ be the product metric on Nω . y). there is a unique integer k1 such that x ∈ Ik1 .g(x)) . Let {xn } be a countable dense subset of X. Then X = On . σ(f (x).k. then σn (x.. By parts (a)-(d). . there is an open set Vx containing x with Vx compact. there exists N such that σ(fN (x ). kn (x) = kn (y) for n = 1. 46b. Let F be an equicontinuous family of functions from X to Y . Let σ ∗ (f. Given x ∈ E.. any dense Gδ E in (0. x). y) < ε/2 ∞ −n < ε/2. Also. . *46a. N so τ ( kn (x) .h(x))+σ(h(x). y) ≤ 2−n σn (x. Let X be a separable. . If σ(x.kn .. . f ) for σ(f (x). Hence g ≡ h.. Given k=1 ε > 0.. there is a finite number of Vx ’s covering Un . be disjoint open intervals satisfying the conditions of part (a) with ε = 1/2. If each σn is uniformly equivalent to ρ.g(x)) 1 ∗ all n. . kn (y) ) < δ. y) < δn implies ρ(x. . g) where σn (f. 48a. 7. When τ ( kn (x) . . y) = σ(y.kn is less than 2−n for each n. Since σn (f. If ρ(x. there is an open set Un such that xn ∈ Un and Un is compact. σ ∗ (f. and let F+ be the family of all pointwise limits of functions in F. . Let X be a metric space. For each n. Thus σ is a metric on E.. There exists N such that n=N +1 2 N N min(δ1 /2.. Hence σ is equivalent to ρ on E. Let u ∈ B. But g(un ) = h(un ) for all n so g(u) = h(u). σ (f. g) ≤ σ (f.. Let On be the union of the finite number of Vx ’s. getting intervals Ij. x) for all n. 46d. Continuing. . 46c. 1) whose complement is dense is uniformly homeomorphic to Nω . there exists N such that σ(fN (xk ). σ). . . Let δ = and ρ(x. y) < ε/2 for n = 1. . g) ≤ 1 < ∞ and since σn (f. ¯ 45. y) = σ(x. σ(x. Since σn (f. h) + σn (h. f (x )) < ε/3 for any x ∈ K. σn (f.2 . When σ(x.g(x)) 1 ∗ ∗ supOn [1 − 1+σ(f (x). . y) < ε/2 and σ(x. Ij. g) = supOn 1+σ(f (x). f (x)) < ε for k ≥ N .1 . *46e. fN (xk )) + σ(fN (xk ). and (Y. then σ1 (x.h(x))+σ(h(x).. Since g and h are continuous on B. . Let δ < 2−N . . Let A ⊂ B ⊂ A be subsets of a metric space and let g and h be continuous maps of B into a metric ¯ space X. Suppose g(u) = h(u) for all u ∈ A. . y) < 2−N < ε. σ) any metric space.g(x)) ] ≤ σ(f (x). Let fn be a sequence of continuous functions from X to a metric space Y which converge to a function f uniformly on each compact subset K of X. y) < ε/2. . .. there exists δn > 0 such that σn (x. g) = 2−n σn (f. suppose there are x.. N so n=1 2−n σn (x.. Then u ∈ A so there is a sequence un in A converging to u. 1) by the continued fraction expansion. f (x)) ≤ σ(f (xk ). y) < δ. Starting from E. g) = σ ∗ (g. that is of f for which there is a sequence fn from F such that 40 . Then x ∈ EIk1 and there is a unique integer k2 such that x ∈ Ik1 . y) < δ. Hence f is continuous on X. y) < ε. 1). τ ) and (E.g(x)) ≤ σn (f.. fN (x)) < ε/3 for k ≥ N . i=N +1 2 ρ (kn (x). . . g) = σn (g. . For each n. y) < 2−n for all n so σ(x. kn (x) = kn (y) for n = 1. Thus σ(x. kn (y) ) ≤ ∞ −i ∗ −N < ε. Hence the set of functions from X into Y becomes a metric space under σ ∗ . Let Nω be the space of infinite sequences of integers and make N into a metric space by setting ρ(i. y) < ε. N . . σ(x.. y ∈ Ik1 . k2 . y) = 0 and x = y. g) ≤ 1 for all ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ n. Thus there is a unique sequence of integers k1 . g) = supOn 1+σ(f (x). g). g(un ) and h(un ) converge to f (u) and g(u) respectively. fN (x)) + σ(fN (x). For each n.kN (x) so σ(x... g) ≥ 0. Given ε > 0. kn (y)) ≤ 2 Then x. Then K = {xk }∞ ∪ {x} is a compact subset of X. For each n and any x ∈ Un . I2 . z) + −n 2 σn (z. .h(x))+σ(h(x). let I1 . k2 .g(x)) ] = supOn 1+σ(f (x).10 The Ascoli-Arzel´ Theorem a 47. σ (f. the diameter of Ik1 . such that for each n we have x ∈ Ik1 .g(x)) ∗ ∗ ∗ 48b.. Hence the correspondence between Nω and E given by parts (b) and (c) is a uniform homeomorphism between (Nω . h) + σ (h. . . y) < δn implies σn (x. Thus ∗ ∗ ∗ σ (f. For EIj = E ∩ Ij . δN /2 ).. g).

On the other hand. then there is a sequence fn from F such that f (x) = lim fn (x) so there is an N such that σ(fN (x). Hence A ∪ B ⊂ A ∪ B. Hence the only continuous mappings from X into R are the constant functions. F c ∩ E = ∅. Let X be a space with a trivial topology. Thus E = E. Let fn be a sequence of holomorphic functions on ∆ such that fn (z) → f (z) for all z ∈ ∆. Thus f must be a constant function. Since Oc is closed. f is continuous. Hence x ∈ E. Now if f ∈ F+ and y ∈ O. c + ε)] is either ∅ or X. If x ∈ E. any two distinct points can be enclosed in disjoint open sets. any sequence fn in F has a subsequence that converges uniformly a to a function f on each compact subset of ∆. Thus the associated topological space is discrete. ¯ ¯ ¯ the intersection of all closed sets containing E. Thus A ∪ B ⊂ A ∪ B. Given a set X. Conversely. then x is not in some closed set F / ¯ ¯ containing E so x ∈ F c . x ∈ Oc . E ◦◦ is 41 .1 Topological Spaces Fundamental notions 1a. Let 0 < α ≤ 1 and let F = {f : ||f ||α ≤ 1}. then for any open interval I. Then Em is closed and ∆ = m Em . F is closed. Given x ∈ X and ε > 0. Since we always have F ⊂ F . Take c ∈ R. 1b. 1c. If f ∈ F. *51b. Let X be a space with a discrete topology. Contradiction. Hence all mappings of X into R are continuous. then f −1 [I] is either ∅ or X for any open interval I. |f (z) − f (z )| ≤ 4r−1 |z − z | for all f ∈ F. Hence F+ is also an equicontinuous family of functions. On the other hand. it follows that f is continuous. ¯ ¯ If F is closed. F = F . 1 − |z |) centred at z . Since any open set of real numbers is a countable union / of disjoint open intervals. then there is no metric on X such that the associated topological space is trivial because in a metric space. By the Ascoli-Arzel´ Theorem. By an argument similar to that in part (a). Let f ∈ F and fix z ∈ ∆. Also. |f (x) − f (y)| ≤ |x − y|α for all x. If X has more than one point. f is holomorphic on O. By the Ascoli-Arzel´ Theorem. Also. It follows that F is equicontinuous. if f (x) = c for all x ∈ X. Let f be a mapping of X into R. E ◦ is the union of all open sets contained in E so E ◦ ⊂ E. Let F be the family of functions that are holomorphic on the unit disk ∆ = {z : |z| < 1} with |f (z)| ≤ 1. Let U be an open ball of radius min(|z |. F is an equicontinuous family of functions on the separable space [0. Since F c is an open set containing x. In particular. if F = F ¯ If x ∈ E.1/2 so A is open. E is ¯ ¯ ¯ one of which is E itself. E ◦◦ ⊂ E ◦ . y) = 1 otherwise. f (x)) < ε/3 and σ(fN (y). f (y)) < ε/3. f (w) dw 1 f (z) − f (z ) = 2πi C [ f (w) dw − f (w) dw ] = z−z C (w−z)(w−z ) by Cauchy’s integral formula. f (y)) < ε. ¯ ⊂ F . and thus compact. 8 8. Since w−z w−z 2πi |f (z)| ≤ 1 for all f ∈ F and all z ∈ ∆. then x is in every closed set containing E. 50. Then U ⊂ ∆. f (y)) ≤ σ(f (x). Conversely. ¯ Conversely. Hence O ∩ E = ∅ and x is a point of closure of E. suppose x is a point of closure of E.f (x) = lim fn (x) for each x ∈ X. Then σ(f (x). define ρ on X × X by ρ(x. 1]. f −1 [I] = ∅ if c ∈ I and f −1 [I] = X if c ∈ I. Furthermore. 1] and each f ∈ F is bounded. there is an open set O containing x such that σ(f (x). fN (x)) + σ(fN (x). E is the intersection of all closed sets containing E so E ⊂ E. *51c. Let C be the circle of radius r/2 centred at z . ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ 2.n where Em. then F is a closed set containing F so F ¯ . There is an Em that is not nowhere dense so it has ◦ nonempty interior. Thus f ∈ C[0. Let Em = n Em.n = {z : |fn (z)| ≤ m}. y) = 0 if x = y and ρ(x. there is an Mz such that |fn (z)| ≤ Mz for all n. Also. If f is a continuous mapping of X into R. E ⊂ E. fN (y)) + σ(fN (y). For every z within r/4 of z . then max |f (x)| + sup |f (x) − f (y)|/|x − y|α ≤ 1. then E ⊂ Oc . Since f −1 [O] ⊂ X for any open set O ⊂ R. ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ A ∪ B is a closed set containing A ∪ B so A ∪ B ⊂ A ∪ B. *51a. 1]. Furthermore f is holomorphic on ∆. If O ∩ E = ∅. Contradiction. subset of C[0. then since F is closed. fn is equicontinuous on O so there is a subsequence that converges uniformly to a function f on each compact subset of O. Then for any set A ⊂ X. For each z ∈ ∆. A = x∈A Bx. Then f −1 [c] = f −1 [(c − ε. Hence F is a sequentially compact. Then O = m Em is a dense open subset of ∆ and fn is locally bounded on O. a each sequence fn in F has a subsequence that converges pointwise to a continuous function. f (y)) < ε/3 for all y ∈ O and f ∈ F. On the other hand. A ⊂ A ∪ B and B ⊂ A ∪ B ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ so A ⊂ A ∪ B and B ⊂ A ∪ B. so E ⊂ E. y. Let O be an open set containing x.

the union of all open sets contained in E ◦ , one of which is E ◦ itself, so E ◦ ⊂ E ◦◦ . Thus E ◦◦ = E ◦ . A◦ ∩ B ◦ is an open set contained in A ∩ B so A◦ ∩ B ◦ ⊂ (A ∩ B)◦ . On the other hand, A ∩ B ⊂ A and A ∩ B ⊂ B so (A ∩ B)◦ ⊂ A◦ and (A ∩ B)◦ ⊂ B ◦ . Thus (A ∩ B)◦ ⊂ A◦ ∩ B ◦ . Hence (A ∩ B)◦ = A◦ ∩ B ◦ . If x ∈ E ◦ , then x is in some open set O contained in E so x is an interior point of E. Conversely, if x is an interior point of E, then x ∈ O ⊂ E for some open set O so x ∈ E ◦ . ¯ ¯ If x ∈ (E c )◦ , then x is in some open set O ⊂ E c so x ∈ Oc ⊃ E and thus x ∈ E c . Conversely, if x ∈ E c , / c c c ◦ c ◦ ¯c. then x is not in some closed set F ⊃ E so x ∈ F ⊂ E and thus x ∈ (E ) . Hence (E ) = E 3. Suppose A ⊂ X is open. Then given x ∈ A, x ∈ O ⊂ A with O = A. Conversely, suppose that given x ∈ A, there is an open set Ox such that x ∈ Ox ⊂ A. Then A = x∈A Ox , which is open. 4. Let f be a mapping of X into Y . Suppose f is continuous. For any closed set F , f −1 [F c ] is open. But f −1 [F c ] = (f −1 [F ])c so f −1 [F ] is closed. Conversely, suppose the inverse image of every closed set is closed. For any open set O, f −1 [Oc ] is closed. But f −1 [Oc ] = (f −1 [O])c so f −1 [O] is open. Thus f is continuous. 5. Suppose f is a continuous mapping of X into Y and g is a continuous mapping of Y into Z. For any open set O ⊂ Z, g −1 [O] is open in Y so f −1 [g −1 [O]] is open in X. But f −1 [g −1 [O]] = (g ◦ f )−1 [O]. Hence g ◦ f is a continuous mapping of X into Z. 6. Let f and g be two real-valued continuous functions on X and let x ∈ X. Given ε > 0, there is an open set O containing x such that |f (x) − f (y)| < ε/2 and |g(x) − g(y)| < ε/2 whenever y ∈ O. Then |(f + g)(x) − (f + g)(y)| = |f (x) − f (y) + g(x) − g(y)| ≤ |f (x) − f (y)| + |g(x) − g(y)| < ε whenever y ∈ O. Thus f + g is continuous at x. There is an open set O such that |g(x) − g(y)| < ε/2|f (x)| and |f (x)−f (y)| < ε/2 max(|g(x)−ε/2|f (x)||, |g(x)+ε/2|f (x)||) whenever y ∈ O . Then |(f g)(x)−(f g)(y)| = |f (x)g(x)−f (x)g(y)+f (x)g(y)−f (y)g(y)| ≤ |f (x)||g(x)−g(y)|+|f (x)−f (y)||g(y)| < ε whenever y ∈ O . Thus f g is continuous at x. 7a. Let F be a closed subset of a topological space and xn a sequence of points from F . If x is a cluster point of xn , then for any open set O containing x and any N , there exists n ≥ N such that xn ∈ O. Suppose x ∈ F . Then x is in the open set F c so there exists xn ∈ F c . Contradiction. Hence / x ∈ F. 7b. Suppose f is continuous and x = lim xn . For any open set U containing f (x), there is an open set O containing x such that f [O] ⊂ U . There also exists N such that xn ∈ O for n ≥ N so f (xn ) ∈ U for n ≥ N . Hence f (x) = lim f (xn ). 7c. Suppose f is continuous and x is a cluster point of xn . For any open set U containing f (x), there is an open set O containing x such that f [O] ⊂ U . For any N , there exists n ≥ N such that xn ∈ O so f (xn ) ∈ U . Hence f (x) is a cluster point of f (xn ) . *8a. Let E be an arbitrary set in a topological space X. (E ◦ )◦ is the intersection of all closed sets containing (E ◦ )◦ , one of which is E ◦ , so (E ◦ )◦ ⊂ E ◦ . On the other hand, E ◦ is the intersection of all closed sets containing E ◦ , one of which is (E ◦ )◦ since E ◦ = E ◦◦ ⊂ (E ◦ )◦ , so E ◦ ⊂ (E ◦ )◦ . Hence (E ◦ )◦ = E ◦ . ¯ ¯ Now since E = E and (E c )c = E, new sets can only be obtained if the operations are performed ¯ alternately. Also, (E)c = (E c )◦ so (E)c
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for any open set U containing x. Hence f is not continuous at x. 10a. Let the subset A of a topological space X be the union of two sets A1 and A2 both of which are closed (resp. both of which are open). Let f be a map of A into a topological space Y such that the restrictions f |A1 and f |A2 are each continuous. For any closed (resp. open) set E ⊂ Y , f −1 [E] = (f −1 [E] ∩ A1 ) ∪ (f −1 [E] ∩ A2 ) = f |−1 [E] ∪ f |−1 [E] = (A1 ∩ F ) ∪ (A2 ∩ F ) for some closed A1 A2 (resp. open) sets F, F ⊂ A. Hence f −1 [E] is closed (resp. open) and f is continuous. 10b. Consider the subset (0, 2] of R. Then (0, 2] is the union of (0, 1), which is open, and [1, 2], which is closed. Let f be the map defined by f (x) = x on (0, 1) and f (x) = x + 1 on [1, 2]. Then f |(0,1) and f |[1,2] are each continuous but f is not continuous (at 1). *10c. Suppose A = A1 ∪ A2 , A1 \ A2 ∩ (A2 \ A1 ) = ∅ and A2 \ A1 ∩ (A1 \ A2 ) = ∅. Let f be a map of A into a topological space Y such that the restrictions f |A1 and f |A2 are each continuous. Let F be a closed subset of Y and let F = f −1 [F ] ⊂ A. Then F = F ∩ (A1 \ A2 ∪ (A1 ∩ A2 ) ∪ A2 \ A1 ) = F ∩ (A1 \ A2 ) ∪ F ∩ A1 ∩ A2 ∪ F ∩ (A2 \ A1 ). Note that F ∩ (A1 \ A2 ) ⊂ A1 and F ∩ (A2 \ A1 ) ⊂ A2 . Thus f [F ] = f [F ∩ (A1 \ A2 )]∪f [F ∩ A1 ∩ A2 ]∪f [F ∩ (A2 \ A1 )] = f [F ] ⊂ F and F ⊂ f −1 [F ] = F . Hence F = f −1 [F ] is closed and f is continuous.

8.2

Bases and countability

¯ 11a. Let B be a base for the topological space (X, T ). If x ∈ E, then for every B ∈ B with x ∈ B, since B is open, B ∩ E = ∅. i.e. there is a y ∈ B ∩ E. Conversely, suppose that for every B ∈ B with x ∈ B there is a y ∈ B ∩ E. For each open set O in X with x ∈ O, there is a B ∈ B with x ∈ B ⊂ O. ¯ Then there is a y ∈ B ∩ E ⊂ O ∩ E. Thus x ∈ E. 11b. Let X satisfy the first axiom of countability. If there is a sequence xn in E converging to x, then ¯ for any open set O containing x, there exists N such that xn ∈ O for n ≥ N . Thus O ∩ E = ∅ so x ∈ E. ¯ There is a countable base Bn at x. By considering B1 , B1 ∩ B2 , B1 ∩ B2 ∩ Conversely, suppose x ∈ E. B3 , . . ., we may assume B1 ⊃ B2 ⊃ B3 · · · . Now each Bn contains an xn ∈ E. For any open set O containing x, O ⊃ BN ⊃ BN +1 ⊃ · · · for some N so xn ∈ O for n ≥ N and xn is a sequence in E converging to x. 11c. Let X satisfy the first axiom of countability and let xn be a sequence from X. If xn has a subsequence converging to x, it follows from the definition that x is a cluster point of xn . Conversely, suppose x is a cluster point of xn . There is a countable base Bn at x. We may assume B1 ⊃ B2 ⊃ · · · . Since B1 is open and contains x, xn1 ∈ B1 for some n1 ≥ 1. Suppose xn1 , . . . , xnk have been chosen. Then there exists nk+1 ≥ nk such that xnk+1 ∈ Bk+1 . For any open set O containing x, O ⊃ BN ⊃ BN +1 · · · for some N so xnk ∈ O for k ≥ N and the subsequence xnk converges to x. 12a. See Q9. 12b. Let Bx be a base at x and Cy be a base at y = f (x). Suppose f is continuous at x. For each C ∈ Cy , since C is open and contains f (x), there is an open set U containing x such that U ⊂ f −1 [C]. Then there exists B ∈ Bx such that B ⊂ U ⊂ f −1 [C]. Conversely, suppose that for each C ∈ Cy there exists B ∈ Bx such that B ⊂ f −1 [C]. For any open set O containing f (x), there exists C ∈ Cy such that C ⊂ O. Then there exists B ∈ Bx such that B ⊂ f −1 [C] ⊂ f −1 [O]. Hence f is continuous at x. 13. Let C be any collection of subsets of X. Let B consist of X and all finite intersections of sets in C. By Proposition 5, B is a base for some topology S on X. For any topology T on X containing C, we have B ⊂ T . Since any set in S is a union of sets in B, S ⊂ T . Hence S is the weakest topology on X containing C. 14. Let X be an uncountable set of points and let T consist of the empty set and all subsets of X whose complement is finite. Then X ∈ T since X c = ∅, which is finite. If O1 , O2 ∈ T , then we may c c assume O1 , O2 = ∅ so (O1 ∩ O2 )c = O1 ∪ O2 , which is finite. Thus O1 ∩ O2 ∈ T . If Oα ∈ T , then c c ( Oα ) = Oα , which is finite. Thus Oα ∈ T . Hence T is a topology for X. Suppose (X, T ) satisfies the first axiom of countability. Take x ∈ X. There is a countable base Bn at c c c x. Note that Bn is finite for all n so Bn is countable. Thus there exists y ∈ ( Bn )c = Bn with c c y = x since ( Bn ) is uncountable. Now X \ {y} is open and contains x so there exists BN ⊂ X \ {y}. But y ∈ BN ⊂ X \ {y}. Contradiction. Hence (X, T ) does not satisfy the first axiom of countability.

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15. Let X be the set of real numbers and let B be the set of all intervals of the form [a, b). For any x ∈ X, we have x ∈ [x, x + 1). If x ∈ [a, b) ∩ [c, d), then x ∈ [c, b) (or [a, d)). Hence B is a base of a topology T (the half-open interval topology) for X. For any x ∈ X, let Bx,q = [x, x + q) where q is a positive rational number. Then {Bx,q } is a countable base at x. Thus (X, T) satisfies the first axiom of countability. Let B be a base for (X, T). For any x ∈ X, there exist Bx ∈ B such that x ∈ Bx ⊂ [x, x + 1). If x = y, then Bx = By . Thus {Bx } is uncountable and (X, T) does not satisfy the second axiom of countability. For any x ∈ X and any open set O containing x, there is an interval [a, b) ⊂ O containing x. Furthermore, there is a rational q ∈ [a, b). Thus the rationals are dense in (X, T ). Now (X, T ) is not metrizable because it is separable and a separable metric space satisfies the second axiom of countability. 16. Suppose X is second countable. Let B be a countable base for the topology on X and let U be an open cover of X. For each x ∈ X, there exists Ux ∈ U, such that x ∈ Ux . Then there exists Bx ∈ B such that x ∈ Bx ⊂ Ux . Thus X = x∈X Bx . Since B is countable, we may choose countably many Ux ’s to form a countable subcover of U. Hence X is Lindel¨f. o 17a. Let X1 = N × N and take X = X1 ∪ {ω}. For each sequence s = mk of natural numbers define Bs,n = {ω}∪{ j, k : j ≥ mk if k ≥ n}. Clearly, any x ∈ X is in some Bs,n or { j, k }. If x ∈ Bs,n ∩Bs ,n , then either x = ω or x = j, k . If x = j, k , then { j, k } ⊂ Bs,n ∩ Bs n . If x = ω, let s = mk be the sequence where mk = max(mk , mk ) for all k and let n = min(n, n ). Then ω ∈ Bs ,n ⊂ Bs,n ∩ Bs ,n . Other possible intersections are similarly dealt with. Hence the sets Bs,n together with the sets { j, k } form a base for a topology on X. *17b. For any open set O containing ω, there is some Bs,n such that ω ∈ Bs,n ⊂ O. Since Bs,n contains some j, k ∈ X1 , so does O. Thus ω is a point of closure of X1 . 17c. X is countable so it is separable. If it satisfies the first axiom of countability, then since ω is a point of closure of X1 , by Q11b, there is a sequence from X1 converging to ω and by Q11c, ω is a cluster point of that sequence, contradicting part (b). Hence X does not satisfy the first axiom of countability and thus it also does not satisfy the second axiom of countability. 17d. X is countable so it is Lindel¨f. o

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18a. Given two distinct points x, y in a metric space (X, ρ), let r = ρ(x, y)/2. Then the open balls Bx,r and By,r are disjoint open sets with x ∈ Bx,r and y ∈ By,r . Hence every metric space is Hausdorff. 18b. Given two disjoint closed sets F1 , F2 in a metric space (X, ρ), let O1 = {x : ρ(x, F1 ) < ρ(x, F2 )} and let O2 = {x : ρ(x, F2 ) < ρ(x, F1 )}. The sets O1 and O2 are open since the functions f (x) = ρ(x, F1 ) and g(x) = ρ(x, F2 ) are continuous. Thus O1 and O2 are disjoint open sets with F1 ⊂ O1 and F2 ⊂ O2 . Hence every metric space is normal. 19. Let X consist of [0, 1] and an element 0 . Consider the sets (α, β), [0, β), (α, 1] and {0 }∪(0, β) where α, β ∈ [0, 1]. Clearly, any x ∈ [0, 1] belongs to one of the sets. Note that (α, β) ⊂ [0, β) ∩ (α, 1]. If x ∈ (α, β)∩[0, β ), then x ∈ (α, min(β, β )) ⊂ (α, β)∩[0, β ). If x ∈ (α, β)∩(α , 1], then x ∈ (max(α, α ), β) ⊂ (α, β) ∩ (α , 1]. If x ∈ (α, β) ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β )), then x ∈ (α, min(β, β )) ⊂ (α, β) ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β )). If x ∈ [0, β) ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β )), then x ∈ (0, min(β, β )) ⊂ [0, β) ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β )). If x ∈ (α, 1] ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β)), then x ∈ (α, β) ⊂ (α, 1] ∩ ({0 } ∪ (0, β)). Hence the sets form a base for a topology on X. Given two distinct points x, y ∈ X, if neither of them is 0’, then [0, (x + y)/2) is an open set containing one but not the other. If y = 0 , then {0 } ∪ (0, x/2) is an open set containing y but not x. Hence X is T1 . Consider the distinct points 0 and 0’. If O is an open set containing 0 and O is an open set containing 0’, then 0 ∈ [0, β) ⊂ O and 0 ∈ {0 } ∪ (0, β ) ⊂ O for some β, β . Since [0, β) ∩ (0, β ) = ∅, O ∩ O = ∅. Hence X is not Hausdorff. 20. Let f be a real-valued function on a topological space X. Suppose f is continuous. Then for any real number a, {x : f (x) < a} = f −1 [(−∞, a)] and {x : f (x) > a} = f −1 [(a, ∞)]. Since (−∞, a) and (a, ∞) are open, the sets {x : f (x) < a} and {x : f (x) > a} are open. Conversely, suppose the sets {x : f (x) < a} and {x : f (x) > a} are open for any real number a. Since any open set O ⊂ R is a union of open intervals and any open interval is an intersection of at most two of the sets, f −1 [O] is open so f is continuous.

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d). Let Pn be the set containing the first n terms of the sequence. suppose that given a closed set F and an open set O containing F . Then 45 . {x : f (x) + g(x) < a} = q∈Q ({x : g(x) < q} ∩ {x : f (x) < a − q}). 0 ≤ f ≤ 1. 1}. {x : (f ∧ g)(x) < a} = {x : f (x) < a} ∪ {x : g(x) < a}. Let fn be a sequence of continuous functions from a topological space X to a metric space Y . so f ∧ g is continuous. x ∈ Ur1 . Note that Uri ⊂ Urj . Let f be the real-valued function on X defined by f (x) = inf{r : x ∈ Ur }. 22. there exist disjoint open sets U and V such that F ⊂ U and Oc ⊂ V . then y ∈ Ur2 so f (y) ≤ r2 < d.ε/3 . Suppose we have continuous functions hn on X such that |hn (x)| < 2n−1 /3n for all x ∈ X and n n |h(x) − i=1 hi (x)| < 2n /3n for all x ∈ A. choose rationals r1 and r2 of the form p2−n such that c < r1 < f (x) < r2 < d. there exists an open set U0 such that F ⊂ U0 and U0 ⊂ O = U1 . There exists N such that ρ(fn (x). If x ∈ Oc . which is open. which is open. Let h = f /(1 + |f |). If y ∈ O. Since f (x) < r2 . then x ∈ Ur for any r < 1 so f (x) = 1. f is continuous. Since any open set in Y is a union of open balls. If y ∈ U . 24b. Suppose X is normal. By Urysohn’s Lemma. then ρ(f (y). which is open. Hence f is continuous. X is normal. 1) of the form p = r2−n . Suppose X is normal. If x ∈ Ur1 . Then |h| = |f |/(1 + |f |) < 1. 24c. which is open. (*) Proof of Urysohn’s Lemma. f (x)) < ε. f (x)) < ε/3 for all n ≥ N and all x ∈ X. which is open. there is an open set O containing x such that fN [O] ⊂ BfN (x). By the constructions in parts (b) and (c). Let F and G be disjoint closed sets. Suppose f and g are continuous real-valued functions on a topological space X. Let B = {x : h(x) − i=1 hi (x) ≤ −2n /3n+1 } and n n n+1 let C = {x : h(x) − i=1 hi (x) ≥ 2 /3 }. so f + g is continuous. Given a closed set F and an open set O ¯ containing F . Let ε > 0 and let x ∈ X. there is a continuous function hn+1 which is −2n /3n+1 on B and 2n /3n+1 on C while |hn+1 (x)| ≤ 2n /3n+1 for all x ∈ X. Conversely. If x ∈ F . Arrange the rationals in (0. then V is an open set containing y that is disjoint from U . Thus there is an open set Urn+1 such that Uri ⊂ Urn+1 and Urn+1 ⊂ Urj . such that F ⊂ Ur ⊂ O and Ur ⊂ Us for r < s. f ≡ 0 on A and f ≡ 1 on (B c )c = B. 23a. then x ∈ Ur for all r so f (x) = 0. Let A be a closed subset of a normal topological space X and let f be a continuous real-valued function on A. there exists an open set Ur1 such that U0 ⊂ Ur1 and Ur1 ⊂ U1 . Since U and U c are disjoint open sets. Suppose open sets Ur have been defined for rationals r in Pn such that Up ⊂ Uq whenever p < q. Clearly. x ∈ Ur ⊂ Ur2 for some r < r2 . 21. For any real number a. we also have f is continuous if and only if for any real number a. / y ∈ Ur1 so f (y) ≥ r1 > c. so f ∨ g is continuous. Consider the open set U = Ur2 \ Ur1 . Thus x ∈ U . in which case Ur ⊂ Uri ⊂ Urn+1 . By part (a). we have a sequence {Ur } of open sets. Thus f [U ] ⊂ (c. 23c. / 23d. Let X be a Hausdorff space. Since f (x) > r1 . Let B = {x : h(x) ≤ −1/3} and let C = {x : h(x) ≥ 1/3}. or r ≥ rj . so f g is continuous. in which case Urn+1 ⊂ Urj ⊂ Ur . then x ∈ Ur for all r > r1 so f (x) ≤ r1 . Given x ∈ X and an open interval (c. fN (x)) + ρ(fN (x). Now rn+1 has an immediate predecessor ri and an immediate successor rj (under the usual order relation) in Pn+1 ∪ {0. *23b. Then F ⊂ Gc and there is an open ¯ ¯ ¯ set U such that F ⊂ U and U ⊂ Gc . Thus U ⊂ O. Suppose fn converges uniformly to a function f . Since fN is continuous. Let F be a closed subset of a normal space contained in an open set O. By Urysohn’s Lemma. Also. {x : (f ∨ g)(x) < a} = {x : f (x) < a} ∩ {x : g(x) < a}. For any pair of disjoint closed sets A and B on X. which is open. Since U0 ⊂ U1 . Let {Ur } be the family constructed in part (b) with U1 = X. the set {x : f (x) > a} is open and the set {x : f (x) ≥ a} is closed. d) containing / f (x). fN (y)) + ρ(fN (y). {x : f (x)g(x) < a} = q∈Q ({x : g(x) < q}) ∩ {x : f (x) < a/q}. Let X be a Hausdorff space. one corresponding to each rational in (0. there is a continuous function h1 which is −1/3 on B and 1/3 on C while |h1 (x)| ≤ 1/3 for all x ∈ X. there is an open set U ¯ such that F ⊂ U and U ⊂ O. Now U is disjoint ¯ from Oc since if y ∈ Oc . which is open. f (x)) ≤ ρ(f (y). and {x : f (x)g(x) > a} = q∈Q ({x : g(x) > q}) ∩ {x : f (x) > a/q}. Then |h(x) − h1 (x)| ≤ 2/3 for all x ∈ A. Let U1 = O. By induction. and {x : (f ∨ g)(x) > a} = {x : f (x) > a} ∪ {x : g(x) > a}. there is a continuous real-valued function f on X such that 0 ≤ f ≤ 1. Now if r ∈ Pn . 1) of the form r = p2−n in a sequence rn . Equivalently. and {x : (f ∧ g)(x) > a} = {x : f (x) > a} ∩ {x : g(x) > a}.ε . F ⊂ U and G ⊂ U c . Thus f [O] ⊂ Bf (x).Since {x : f (x) ≥ a}c = {x : f (x) < a}. then either r ≤ ri . and {x : f (x) + g(x) > a} = q∈Q ({x : g(x) > q} ∩ {x : f (x) > a − q}). 24a. which is open. B c is an open set containing A.

|h(x) − k(x)| = 0 for all x ∈ A. say x = x1 . Given two distinct points x. . f ≡ g on B. y ∈ Bx ∩ By . d). Hence f (v) = g(v). O2 ∈ T . Let T be the family of all finite intersections O = B1 ∩ · · · ∩ Bk from B. . It is also clear that if O1 . |k| ≤ 1. Now |h(x) − kn (x)| < 2n /3n for all n and all x ∈ A so letting n → ∞. fn of functions in F} such that x ∈ Bx ⊂ Ox and y ∈ By ⊂ Oy . there is a function f ∈ C(X) / such that f (x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on F . i. . m |kn (x) − kn−1 (x)| < 2n−1 /3n for all n and all x ∈ X. Then x. (*) Proof of Tietze’s Extension Theorem. x ∈ f −1 [(1/2. Hence X is regular. Suppose that for each closed set F and each x ∈ F there is an f ∈ F such that f (x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on F . For any pair {x. A and {x : k(x) = 1} are disjoint closed sets. ∞)] are disjoint open sets. 24f. Let kn = i=1 hi . 27. Hence the topology is Hausdorff. Hence the sets of the form {x : |fi (x) − fi (y)| < ε for some ε > 0. Thus x ∈ {x : |f (x) − f (x )| < min(f (x ) − c. . 28.e. . By Urysohn’s Lemma. Hence T is T1 . For any v ∈ B. there is a continuous function ϕ on X which is 1 on A and 0 on {x : k(x) = 1}. . Hence there is a function f ∈ F such that f (x) = f (y). n+1 46 . Given two distinct points x and y in Y . 26. Since f and g are continuous.e. then O1 ∩ O2 ∈ T .e. Then for each O ∈ T / and each x ∈ O. and the sets f −1 [(−∞. i. Thus i=n+1 2 kn converges uniformly to k. with O1 ∩ Y and O2 ∩ Y being disjoint open sets in Y . . and some finite set f1 . Contradiction. we have v ∈ A. Then there are sets Bx and By of the form {x : |fi (x)−fi (z)| < ε for some ε > 0. . Then f (u) ∈ O1 and g(u) ∈ O2 but f (u) = g(u) so O1 ∩ O2 = ∅. Thus O is in the weak topology generated by F. Hence T is not T2 . Now if Oα ∈ T . . Also. there are open sets U1 and U2 such that v ∈ U1 . . d). Given a closed set F and x ∈ F . Then |k(x) − kn (x)| ≤ (2/3)n for all x ∈ X. Suppose f (v) = g(v). Suppose f (x) = f (y) for all f ∈ F. we may assume O is an open interval (c. Hence Y is Hausdorff. Set g = ϕk/(1 − |ϕk|). and some finite set f1 . i. By considering the constant polynomials. we see that ∅ and X are in T . . Let X be a completely regular space. 25.e. Thus there is an open set containing y but not x. d − f (x ))}. In Rn let B be the family of sets {x : p(x) = 0} where p is a polynomial in n variables. . Then x ∈ {x : |f (x ) − f (x)| < |f (y) − f (x)|/2} and y ∈ {x : |f (x ) − f (y)| < |f (y) − f (x)|/2} with the two sets being disjoint open sets. Then p(x) = 0 and p(y) = 0. some y ∈ X. suppose that for each pair {x. i. . x ∈ f −1 [O]. Let X be a Hausdorff space and let Y be a subset of X. . If x ∈ {x : |f (x) − f (x )| < min(f (x ) − c. and let f and g be two continuous maps of B into a ¯ Hausdorff space X with f (u) = g(u) for all u ∈ A. 1/2)]. some y ∈ X. ∞)]. . xn and y = y1 . and some finite set f1 . Then g is continuous and g = k/(1 − |k|) = h/(1 − |h|) = f on A. k = h on A. Then each kn is continuous and |h(x) − kn (x)| < 2n /3n for all x ∈ A. Since |k| = |h| < 1 on A. *29. . Now if x ∈ f −1 [O] for some f ∈ F and O open in R. . f [U1 ] ⊂ O1 . k is continuous. Let A ⊂ B ⊂ A be subsets of a topological space. T ). there are disjoint open sets Ox and Oy such that x ∈ Ox and y ∈ Oy .e. Then there are disjoint open sets O1 and O2 such that f (v) ∈ O1 and g(v) ∈ O2 . there is an f ∈ F such that f (x) = 1 and f ≡ 0 on Oc . 1/2)] and f −1 [(1/2. Also. If m > n. yn . Now there exists u ∈ A with u ∈ U1 ∩ U2 . Then x ∈ O1 ∩ Y and y ∈ O2 ∩ Y . Consider the sets of the form {x : |fi (x) − fi (y)| < ε for some ε > 0. y} of distinct points in X there exists f ∈ F such that f (x) = f (y). y ∈ Rn . Then F ⊂ f −1 [(−∞. hn is uniformly summable to k and since each kn is continuous. Let k(x) = i=1 hi (x). since |kn | ≤ 1 for each n. Any two open sets are not disjoint since for any finite collection of polynomials there is an x that is not a root of any of the polynomials. y} of distinct points in X. the weak topology generated by F is contained in T . ¯ 30. some z ∈ X. then |km (x) − kn (x)| = | i=n+1 hi (x)| ≤ ∞ m i−1 i /3 < (2/3)n . fn of functions in F}. 24e. let p be the polynomial n 2 i=1 (Xi − xi ) . Contradiction. . Conversely. . then f (x) ∈ (c. fn of functions in F} is a base for the weak topology on X generated by F. g[U2 ] ⊂ O2 .|h(x) − i=1 hi (x)| < 2n+1 /3n+1 for all x ∈ A. Since f is continuous for each f ∈ F. Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a topological space (X. . The weak topology on X generated by F has {f −1 [O] : f ∈ F. 3/2)] ⊂ O. v ∈ U2 . n 24d. Suppose this topology is Hausdorff. i. d − f (x ))} ⊂ f −1 [O]. x ∈ f −1 [(1/2. there are disjoint open sets O1 and O2 in X such that x ∈ O1 and y ∈ O2 . Let F be a family of real-valued functions on a set X. O open in R} as a base.

y) such that z ∈ E. In particular. Let G be a connected open set in Rn . Let A be a connected subset of a topological space and suppose that A ⊂ B ⊂ A. Since A ⊂ B = O1 ∪ O2 and A is connected. Contradiction. c ) ⊂ O. y) ⊂ O} < b. y : x = 0. b] are also connected. B ⊂ C. z) ∪ (d − ε. If d ∈ O. b]. 0 do not contain connected open sets so X is not locally connected. 36. −1 ≤ y ≤ 1} and S = { x.δ ⊂ G. Hence X is not arcwise connected. For any pair Cα and Cα . Clearly. Suppose d = sup{y : (a. Consider X = { x. Thus for any c < b. y ∈ B 0. Let X be a locally connected space and let C be a component of X. Let X be an arcwise connected space. [a. contradicting O2 = ∅. Contradiction. Hence G is connected. there is a path g connecting z to y. Then E ∩ (−∞. E ⊂ [a. y ∈ E with x < y. Let {Cα } be a collection of connected sets and suppose that any two of them have a point in common. b]. Thus H = ∅. Then x(0) = 0 while x(t) > 0 and y(t) = sin(1/x(t)) for t > 0. Let 0. 1 1 Since sin 2 (4n + 1)π = 1 and sin 2 (4n + 3)π = −1. Contradiction. For each y ∈ H. z) ⊂ O.δ ⊂ G. Suppose there exists z ∈ (x. / contradicting the connectedness of E. 0 < x ≤ 1}. If d ∈ O. 1] is connected. Now there is a path connecting z to x and there is a path connecting y to z. There exists z > d − ε such that (a. X = I ∪ S is connected. c ∈ O. 1] under a continuous map. choose n such that 1/2nπ < ε. Let f (t) = x(t). There is a path f connecting y to x. Let I = { x. Suppose x. 1/n) such that x(tn ) = u. For each n. G is arcwise connected. −1 ≤ y ≤ 1} ∪ { x. f (t) = (1 − t)x + ty is a path connecting x and y. contradicting the continuity of f . i. y : y = sin(1/x). Thus ¯ By. y . Then p ∈ O1 or p ∈ O2 . We may assume that t = 0. It follows from Q33 that intervals of the form (a. There exists δ > 0 such that Bx. Then ¯ ρ[ 0. Since B is connected. choose u with 0 < u < x(1/n) such that sin(1/u) = (−1)n . z) ⊂ (a. 1] is connected so we may assume f [0. Suppose O1 and O2 is a separation of G. Then y ∈ O1 ∩ O2 . b). 8. y : x = 0. Let a = inf E and b = sup E. we may assume that A ⊂ O1 . Hence O = I and I is connected. If x ∈ C.δ . Thus [x. there exists c > c such that (a. 34a. d + ε) ⊂ O ⊂ I for some ε > 0 since O is open. Suppose O1 and O2 is a separation of X. Hence d = b. d + ε) ⊂ Oc for some ε > 0 since Oc is open. Let x ∈ G and let H be the set of points in G that can be connected to x by a path. 35a. b). Cα ⊂ O1 . If z ∈ (a. y(t) . y ] = x0 < ε so x0 . contradicting O2 = ∅.y . There is a continuous function f : [0. Hence H = G. sin(1/x) takes on every value between -1 and 1 in the interval [2/(4n + 3)π.31. b) ⊂ E ⊂ [a. 1] ⊂ O1 . Suppose X is arcwise connected. b) and let O be a subset of I that is both open and closed in I. then there exists z ∈ E such that a ≤ z < z and there exists z ∈ E such that z < z ≤ b so that z ∈ E.δ ⊂ H and H is open. 1/2] and h(t) = f (2t − 1) for t ∈ [1/2. ¯ 33. z) and E ∩ (z.δ . d + ε) = (a. d + ε) ⊂ O. Since [0.e.δ contains a point z of H. Since S is the image of (0. Given ε > 0. But there exists / z > d − ε such that (d − ε. x0 .δ ⊂ G for some δ > 0 and By. Hence B is connected. Omitted. there is a p ∈ Cα ∩ Cα . S is connected. Then there is a path f from 0. Now tn converges to 0 but y(tn ) does not converge. Hence I ⊂ S and by Q33. Suppose O1 and O2 is a separation of B. *37. y : y = sin(1/x). then y ∈ By. Then there exists tn ∈ (0. Now any other Cα has a point in common with Cα so by the same argument. For y ∈ Bx. Since x is arbitrary. Clearly sup{y : (a. we have Cα ⊂ O1 . Hence E is an interval. 34b. then there is a connected basic set B such that x ∈ B. f [0. there exists δ > 0 such that By. [a. 0 to some point of S. 1] is a path connecting z to x. *35b. Let I = (a. 47 .4 Connectedness 32. The set of t such that f (t) ∈ I is closed so it has a largest element. z) ⊂ O. 0 < x ≤ 1}. then (d − ε. For each z ∈ By. sin(1/x0 ) = y for some x0 in the interval. Thus G ⊂ O1 . Hence X is connected. Thus there is a path connecting y to x so y ∈ H and H is closed. If y ∈ H. Then ¯ B = B ∩ A ⊂ B ∩ O1 = O1 . Take x ∈ O1 and y ∈ O2 . Let X be as in Q35b. Let E be a connected subset of R having more than one point. 2/(4n + 1)π]. Sufficiently small balls centred at 0. y) ⊂ O} ≤ b. Since Cα is connected and p ∈ Cα . Suppose p ∈ O1 . Then h given by h(t) = g(2t) for t ∈ [0. then (d − ε.ε ∩ S. ∞) are a separation of E. Thus (a. Thus C is open. (*) (Closed) topologist’s sine curve 35c. y ∈ I. 1] → X with f (0) = x and f (1) = y. Then (a. b]. y] ⊂ E. Let G = Cα .

ε × By. F1 and F2 are closed in Z so there are disjoint open sets O1 . Then X2 is open and X1 ⊂ X2 . y) < ∞. Let X1 ⊂ X be a direct summand. y ∈ Z. Then F1 ⊂ O1 ∩ Xα and F2 ⊂ O2 ∩ Xα with O1 ∩ Xα and O2 ∩ Xα being disjoint open sets in Xα . Consider E = R × {0. let x. then since Xα ∩ Xβ = ∅ and the sets Xα and Xβ are open in Z. Let (X. equivalence classes under the equivalence relation ρ(x. δ). given x. y be distinct points in X.2 for each α. Let X2 be c c c another direct summand. 38d. Given disjoint closed sets F1 . Thus X is the direct union X = Xα .ε is open in the product topology. Since B is Tychonoff. 1}. 43. X1 ∩ X2 = ∅ and X = X1 ∪ X2 . Now X2 is closed so X1 = X2 ∩ X1 is closed. 42. σ) be two metric spaces.ε ⊂ U and y ∈ By. 2 and thus open in X.1 ∩ Oα. For any open set O ⊂ Y . Thus x ∈ α Oα ⊂ B1 ∩ B2 . Now each Oα = Oα. The sets O1 and O2 are also open in Z so it follows that Z is Hausdorff. Then F1 ⊂ O1. if O is open in X1 ∪ X2 . F ⊂ Z is closed if and only if F c is open if and only if F c ∩ Xα is open in Xα for each α if and only if F ∩ Xα is closed in Xα for each α. Hence Z is normal. the sets F1 ∩ Xα and F2 ∩ Xα are closed in Xα for each α so there are disjoint open sets O1.α being disjoint open sets in Z. (*) Error in book. Since Xα is Hausdorff. suppose each Xα is Hausdorff. f −1 [O] = f |−1 [O]. Let q : R × {0.1 ∩ Oα. Since ρ∞ is equivalent to the usual product metric. Given x. suppose each Xα is normal. 38c. Let X1 be a subset of X that is both open and closed. 2. there are disjoint open sets O1 .y . There is a basic element B containing x. Thus Xα is normal. Then πα [O1 ] and πα [O2 ] are disjoint open sets in α Xα containing x and y respectively. O2 ⊂ Xα such that x ∈ O1 and −1 −1 y ∈ O2 . 41. suppose each restriction f |Xα is continuous. then O ∩ Xi is open in Xi for i = 1. y ∈ α Xα . *40c.ε so B x. If X has a base. F2 ⊂ Xα .y .3b. each part is open (and closed). / Then O is also open in X so X is Tychonoff.δ such that x ∈ Bx. Given x. Each of the sets f |−1 [O] is open so f −1 [O] is open and f is continuous. Then X2 is open.α and O2.ε is the same as Bx. The open ball B x.α and F2 ∩ Xα ⊂ O2. *40b. Conversely. y ∈ U × V . b) × {e}] for a < b and e ∈ {0.δ ⊂ V . 0 x. If O is open in X. Then ◦ O = (O ∩ X1 ) ∪ (O ∩ X2 ) is open in X. If x ∈ B1 ∩ B2 where Bi = α Oα.α . O2 ⊂ Z such that x ∈ O1 and y ∈ O2 . there are disjoint open sets O1 . 39a. 39b. then xα ∈ Oα. If α = β.α and F2 ⊂ O2. ρ) be a metric space with an extended real-valued metric and Xα its parts. Tα be a family of Hausdorff spaces. then O ∩ Xi is open in Xi for i = 1. x. there exists O open in B such that x ∈ O but y ∈ O. each element being Tychonoff. Let (X. On the ◦ other hand. 1 for x ∈ R \ {0}. Xα Xα 38b.8. If α = β.e.α ⊂ Xα such that F1 ∩ Xα ⊂ O1. *40a. Suppose Z is Hausdorff. Then it follows from the definition that X1 is open.α .ε and By. y ∈ Z so there are disjoint open sets O1 .2 is open in Xα and only finitely many of them are not Xα . Given distinct points x. we consider (X × Y. i. Note that α Xα is a basic element. ρ) and (Y. it follows that Z is Hausdorff. x ∈ Xα and y ∈ Xβ for some α and β. Let Z = Xα . O2. Thus Xα is Hausdorff. Conversely. Then O1 ∩ Xα and O2 ∩ Xα are disjoint open sets in Xα containing x and y respectively. f −1 [O] is open in Z so f −1 [O] ∩ Xα is open in Xα for each α. ρ∞ ). F2 ⊂ Z. Let η = min(ε. i. Hence X = X1 ∪ X2 . Suppose f : Z → Y is continuous. then since Xα is Hausdorff. Suppose Z is normal.5 Products and direct unions of topological spaces ◦ 38a. Then 48 . Let X2 = X \ X1 . Thus each restriction Xα f |Xα is continuous. Then X is the disjoint union of its parts and by ◦ Q7. there are open balls Bx. Then E is not Hausdorff and thus not regular and not completely regular but the elements in the base are. Let Xα . Given disjoint closed sets F1 . O2 ⊂ Xα such that x ∈ O1 and y ∈ O2 . For any open set O ⊂ Y . Conversely.e.α with O1. y ∈ Xα . For any U × V with U open in X and V open in Y . 1} → E be the quotient map and consider the base q[(a. we have xα = yα for some α.i . 1}/ ∼ where ∼ is the smallest equivalence relation with x. f |−1 [O] is open in Xα for each α. O2 ⊂ Z such that F1 ⊂ O1 and F2 ⊂ O2 .

. Hence F is a homeomorphism. f (αn ) ∈ On } where {α1 . . let XK be the subspace consisting of points x such that xα = aα for α ∈ K. Suppose X is metrizable and A is countable. . xn. αn } is some finite subset of A and {O1 . Also. The intersection is in fact a finite intersection since all but finitely many of the sets Of are I. We may enumerate A as {α1 . Given a closed set F c and x ∈ F . But since all but finitely many of the sets Oα are Xα . By part (b). there exists a c continuous function gn. By Q23a. Then σ is a metric on X A so X A is metrizable. . 48c. Thus W ⊂ F [U ]. *48b. Y is connected. 48a. Suppose X and Y are connected and choose a. We may then also identify each basic element α∈A Oα with {f : f (α) ∈ Oα for each α}. Then gn. . being homeomorphic to X and Y respectively. Let {Bn } be a countable base for X.B x. Let Y be the union of the sets XK . . choose a basic element Bm such that x ∈ Bm ⊂ F .ε × By. Let U be open in X and let y ∈ F [U ]. πα [Oα0 ] = {x ∈ α Xα : xα0 ∈ Oα0 }. Let x ∈ X and let U = α Oα be a basic element containing x. 47. which is open in α Xα . fn (α) converges to f (α) for each α. . Let {Xα }α∈A be a collection of connected spaces and let X = α Xα . Suppose X is a normal space satisfying the second axiom of countability. . we only need to consider the sets {f : f (α1 ) ∈ O1 . αm } ⊂ A and some finite collection {O1 . y) = −n ρ(xαn . . . First we consider finite products of connected spaces. . Now y = F (x) for some x ∈ U and there is f ∈ F −1 such that f [U c ] = 0 and f (x) = 1. 45. b in common so it is connected. By Q45.m } is countable.α converges to xα for each α. Thus F [U ] is open in I F . there is a countable family F of continuous functions with the property in part (a). Let F be the mapping of X onto its image in I F . Define σ on X A by σ(x. then each basic element in the product topology is a finite intersection of preimages under some πα of open sets in X.11a. The subspaces X × {b} and {x} × Y are connected. n2 −1 46. Under the identification again. On } is a finite collection of open subsets of X. If T is a topology on X A such that each πα is continuous. Then there is a homeomorphism between X and I F . then z = F (x) for some x ∈ X with f (x) > 0 so x ∈ U . . Fix a point a ∈ X. . b ∈ X × Y . m such that Bn ⊂ Bm . by Q32. m. We may identify each x ∈ α∈A Xα with the function f : A → X given by f (α) = xα . . If z ∈ W . By definition. For each pair of indices n. ∞)] and let W = V ∩ F [X].m ≡ 1 on Bn and gn. suppose fn (α) converges to f (α) for each α.}. 49 . Om } of open subsets of X. i. Given an open set Oα0 ⊂ Xα0 . . Each x ∈ X can be identified with the element in I F with f -th coordinate f (x). . .m on X such that gn. by Urysohn’s Lemma. Further suppose that given a closed set F and x ∈ F there is f ∈ F such that f [F ] = 0 / and f (x) = 1. .δ ⊂ U × V . Then XK / is homeomorphic to the finite product α∈K Xα so it is connected. / ¯ Hence X = Y so X is connected. Then x∈X Tx is the union of a collection of connected spaces having the point a. Hence the product topology is the weakest topology such that each πα is continuous. . Then by Q7. Thus U × V is open in the metric topology.η ⊂ Bx. F −1 [ f Of ] = {x : F (x) ∈ f Of } = {x : f (x) ∈ Of for each f } = f −1 [Of ]. *49. Suppose each f ∈ F is continuous. Then W is open. X A = α∈A Xα . But this union is X × Y so X × Y is connected. Now since πα is continuous. The ternary expansion of numbers gives a homeomorphism between 2ω and the Cantor ternary set. Thus Tx = (X × {b}) ∪ ({x} × Y ) is connected for each x ∈ X. Let B be a basic element containing f . . Hence the product topology on X × Y is the same as the topology induced by the product metric. Since any two of them have a point in common. . X can be given an equivalent metric ρ that is bounded by 1. Let y be the element with yα = xα for α ∈ K and yα = aα for α ∈ K. Given a basic element f Of ⊂ I F . I F is metrizable and thus X is metrizable. Suppose a sequence fn converges to f in X A . Now Oα = Xα for all but finitely many α so let K be that finite set. . Then there exists N such that fn (αi ) ∈ Oi for n ≥ N and i = 1.e. .m (x) = 1 and gn. yαn ). .m [F ] = 0. Then y ∈ XK ⊂ Y and y ∈ U . Then we may regard this as a sequence xn converging to x under the identification described above. The result for any finite product follows by induction.m is defined with gn. πf (y) = f (x) = 1 so y ∈ W . For any finite subset K ⊂ A. Let V = πf [(0. Thus each basic element in the product topology is in T and thus the product topology is contained in T . there exists Bn such that / x ∈ Bn and Bn ⊂ Bm . πα (xn ) converges to πα (x). 44. Conversely.y . . Hence each πα is continuous. . Thus fn ∈ B for n ≥ N and fn converges to f in X A . α2 . .m ≡ 0 on Bm . Thus F −1 [ f Of ] is open and F is continuous. Then f (αi ) ∈ Oi for some finite subset {α1 . Suppose X is a normal space satisfying the second axiom of countability. Furthermore the family {gn.

Then σ(f (x). Hence f is continuous. Then πα (x) ∈ Oα for each α. σ) that is uniformly Cauchy. For α = αi . 51.B ∈ A ∩ B ⊂ O ∩ O . f (x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ N and x ∈ X. Suppose X is Hausdorff and suppose a net xα in X has two limits x. y ∈ B. there is an open set O containing x such that σ(fN (x). which is open. Choose x A. suppose each coordinate of xβ converges to the corresponding coordinate of x. Let A be the system consisting of all finite subsets of X. there exists N such that ∞ |f (xn )| < ε. Hence the net xβ converges to x. For each x ∈ X. then for some n. Suppose that f (x) = 0 except for x in a countable subset {xn } and |f (xn )| < ∞. we have A ⊂ O and B ⊂ O so x A. Since all but finitely many of the Oα are Xα . Then in particular the statement holds for all sequences. Let xα be a net that converges to x. Hence every net in X has at most one limit. we see that yF does not converge. O . we have σ(fn (x). we also have πα (xβ ) ∈ Oα = Xα . f (x)) ≤ σ(fn (x). . Let x. Then for n ≥ N and x ∈ X. Since each projection is continuous. |y − yF | ≤ n=N +1 |f (xn )| < ε so yF ∈ (y − ε.37-39 remain valid when X is a separable topological space. suppose X is not Hausdorff. f (x)) < ε. For each x ∈ X. Conversely. we have παi (xβ ) ∈ Oαi . f (y)) < ε for y ∈ O. For any open interval (y − ε. Then fn converges to f . Hence f (xα ) converges to f (x). It follows that f is continuous. Let y = f (xn ). For β β0 . Thus both x and y are limits. 53. we have x ∈ f −1 [O]. . . There exists α0 such that xα ∈ f −1 [O] for α α0 . Contradiction. there exists N such that σ(fn (x). there exists Nx ≥ N such that σ(fNx (x). In particular. σ) that converges uniformly to a map f . there exist α0 and α1 such that xα ∈ U for α α0 and xα ∈ V for α α1 . . Suppose f is continuous. we may choose β0 such that β0 βαi for all i. . with F G meaning F ⊂ G. Conversely. y be two points that cannot be separated and let the directed system be the collection of all pairs A.7 Nets 52. Let α Oα be a basic element containing x. Given x ∈ X. fN (y)) + σ(fN (y). . Let fn be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y. . Let X be any set and f a real-valued function on X. For each F ∈ A. For n=N +1 ∞ F F0 . there exists βα such that πα (xβ ) ∈ Oα for β βα . 50b. Let X = α Xα . Let fn be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y. then we only have f (xn ) < ∞ and it follows that the limit is not unique. Choose α such that α α0 and α α1 . a 8. 50 . f is continuous. B of open sets with x ∈ A. Then f (xα ) ∈ O for α α0 . βαn . Since x and y are limits. m ≥ N and x ∈ X. each coordinate of xβ converges to the corresponding coordinate of x. Thus fn converges uniformly to f and by part (a).8. Conversely. let F0 = {x1 . Thus the Ascoli-Arzel´ Theorem and its corollary are still true. Thus by considering arbitrarily large finite subsets of G. f (x)) < ε/2. xN }. 55. let yF = x∈F f (x). B O. Hence |f (xn )| < ∞. y + ε). Then xα ∈ U ∩ V for α α . Let f (x) be the limit of the sequence. Suppose a net xβ in X converges to x. Conversely. The proofs of Lemmas 7. Then there are disjoint open sets U and V such that x ∈ U and y ∈ V . Now if |f (xn )| = ∞. Thus xβ ∈ α Oα for β β0 . fNx (x)) + σ(fNx (x). Suppose Y is complete. For any open set O containing f (x). Let O be an open set containing x and let O be an open set containing y. f (y)) ≤ σ(f (x). . For A. *54. we only need to consider a finite set βα1 . if f (x) = 0 on an uncountable set G. suppose that for each net xα converging to x the net f (xα ) converges to f (x). Hence f (x) = 0 except on a countable set. Given ε > 0. the sequence fn (x) is Cauchy so it converges since Y is complete. Given ε > 0. y + ε).6 Topological and uniform properties 50a. fN (x)) + σ(fN (x). there exists N such that σ(fn (x). For each α. Given ε > 0.B ∈ A ∩ B. fm (x)) < ε/2 for n. fN (y)) < ε/3 for y ∈ O. Thus lim yF = y. |f (x)| > 1/n for uncountably many x. y.

Let F and G be disjoint closed subsets. which are also sets in T∈ . 5a. f (x)) < ε/3 for n ≥ Nx . Thus it has a finite subcovering. 3. σ). for each y ∈ G. T ) is a compact Hausdorff space. Now F is compact and {Vy : y ∈ F } is an n n open cover for F . σ(fn (xi ). . then id : (X. T ) is a continuous bijection. Now {Ox : x ∈ X} is an open cover for X so there is a finite subcovering {Ox1 . Since C is an intersection of closed sets. 6. Let U = i=1 Uyi and V = i=1 Vyi . 5b. Thus (X. Cn ⊂ U ∪ V for some n. (*) Assume X is Hausdorff 8a. Then C = A ∪ B ⊂ U ∪ V . 5c. For x ∈ X. Then U and V are disjoint open sets with F ⊂ U and G ⊂ V . Hence (X. the open cover has a finite subcovering so X is compact. Suppose X is a compact Hausdorff space. If T2 is a stronger topology. . any two distinct points in X can be separated by disjoint sets in T .9 9. *8b. given ε > 0. Then A and B are nonempty disjoint closed subsets of C. If (X. Then U and V are disjoint open sets with x ∈ U and F ⊂ V . f (x)) < ε for n ≥ N . Suppose X is a compact Hausdorff space. For each x ∈ X. . Contradiction. Let C = Cn . For any open cover U of C. there are disjoint open sets Uy and Vy such that F ⊂ Uy and y ∈ Vy . f (x)) ≤ σ(fn (x). Thus A and B are closed in C0 . σ). Hence X is normal. x ∈ Oxi for some i so σ(fn (x). / there are disjoint open sets Uy and Vy with x ∈ Uy and y ∈ Vy . then for T∈ stronger than T . Then every open cover has a finite subcovering. Thus there are disjoint open sets U. Contradiction. Oxk }. Let X be a compact space and F an equicontinuous family of maps from X to a metric space (Y. Hence f (x) = lim fn (x). Hence Kn ⊂ O for some n. By Q2. Thus there is a finite subcovering {Vy1 . any open cover from T1 is an open cover from T so it has a finite subcovering.e. Kn is closed in K0 so Kn \ O is closed in K0 . *2. Let fn be a sequence from F such that fn (x) → f (x) for all x ∈ X. Contradiction. Also. For each x ∈ X. Since C0 is compact and Hausdorff. Since every element in the refinement is a subset of an element in the open cover. Then N{x}. (*) Assume K0 is Hausdorff. 4. Thus there is a finite subcovering {Vy1 . . Hence X is regular. Since Kn is a compact subset of the Hausdorff space K0 . In particular. T2 ) is not compact. There exists N such that fn ∈ N{x}. Now G is compact and n {Vy : y ∈ G} is an open cover for G. T ) is a compact space. f (xi )) < ε/3 for 1 ≤ i ≤ k. T1 ) is a continuous bijection. . T ) is a Hausdorff space. Let X be a Hausdorff space and Cn a decreasing sequence of compact and connected sets. By Q3. . T2 ) is Hausdorff. Thus (X. T2 ) is compact. T1 ) is Hausdorff. fn (x) ∈ O for n ≥ N . there exists Nx such that σ(fn (x).1 Compact and Locally Compact Spaces Compact spaces 1. If T1 is a weaker topology. . If (X. T ) → (X. Hence fn converges uniformly to f on X. . Suppose C is disconnected with A and B being a separation for C. Let NK. Contradiction. f (y)) < ε/3 for y ∈ Ox . If (X. Suppose fn converges to f uniformly on each compact subset C of X. Let U = i=1 Uyi n and V = i=1 Vyi . Suppose X is compact. f (xi )) + σ(f (xi ).O be a subbasic element 51 . Now ∅ = ( Kn ) \ O = (Kn \ O) ⊂ Kn ⊂ O. For each y ∈ F . T1 ) is not Hausdorff. T2 ) → (X. let O be an open set containing f (x). Let O be an open set with Kn ⊂ O. Let Kn be a decreasing sequence of compact sets with K0 Hausdorff. i.O is open in the compact-open topology and contains f . Let F be a closed subset and let x ∈ F .O for n ≥ N . then for T∞ weaker than T . C is closed. Vyn }. Vyn }. Let fn be a sequence of continuous maps from a topological space X to a metric space (Y. Hence Cn is disconnected. Hence (X. fn (xi )) + σ(fn (xi ). fn (y)) < ε/3 for y ∈ Ox and all n. Hence C is compact. then id is a homeomorphism. *7. V ⊂ C0 such that A ⊂ U and B ⊂ V . . Then Kn \ O is nonempty and closed in Kn . . Kn \ O is a decreasing sequence so it has the finite intersection property. suppose every open cover has a finite refinement. then id : (X. Also. T1 ) is compact. . Let fn be a sequence of maps from X to Y that converge in the compact-open topology to f . it is normal. which also covers C. Then we also have σ(f (x). Let N = max1≤i≤k Nxi . Suppose (X. . Hence C is connected. then id is a homeomorphism. there exists an open set Ox containing x such that σ(fn (x). If (X. it has a finite refinement. Suppose Kn is not a subset of O for any n. Conversely. For n ≥ N . U is an open cover of some Cn by Q2.

by taking max(1. there is a continuous function g on X such that g|A = f .ε/4 ] and Oi = Bf (xi ). Then Ci is compact and f [Ci ] ⊂ Oi . *10 (i) ⇒ (iii) by Proposition 9. which is open. f ). c)}. The sets {x : x < a} form an open cover for X.Oi . Then it does not have the Bolzano-Weierstrass property. there exists N such that |fN (x) − f (x)| < ε/3 for all x ∈ X. fn converges to f uniformly. pick y ∈ {x : f (x) < α}. i. Thus (ii) ⇒ (i). let n Ci = C ∩f −1 [Bf (xi ). Thus the sequence has no limit points. xn ∈ {x : x < x0 +1} for all n so the sequence converges to x0 . If it has a finite subcovering. Then f is continuous on the closed set A and since X is normal.2 Countable compactness and the Bolzano-Weierstrass property 9a. f (x)) < ε for n ≥ N and x ∈ C. f (x)) < ε/4. if fn (x) < α for some n. Hence X is not compact. Thus (iii) ⇒ (ii). Thus σ(fn (x). n There exists N such that fn ∈ i=1 NCi . Then fn (x) ∈ O for n ≥ N and x ∈ K. Hence {x : f (x) < α} is open and f is upper semicontinuous. there exists δ > 0 such that |x − y| < δ implies fN (x) − fN (y) < ε/3. Oc ). Now fn − f is a sequence of upper semicontinuous functions on a countably compact space such that for each x. Hence fn converges uniformly to f on C. f is also upper semicontinuous so f is continuous. Then −1/f is a bounded continuous function with no maximum. then there exists N such that fn (x) − f (x) < α − f (x) for n ≥ N . On the other hand. Suppose f and g are upper semicontinuous. Thus there exist x1 . . Thus {x : f (x) < α} = n {x : fn (x) < α}. f (x) < α. There exists N such that σ(fn (x). {x : a < x}. Hence B is a base for a topology on X.e. xn ∈ C such that the open balls Bf (x1 ). . i. fn (x) − f (x) decreases to zero. f (xi )) < ε/4 for n ≥ N .containing f . . Also. fn (x) < α for n ≥ N .e. A real-valued function f on X is continuous if and only if {x : f (x) < α} and {x : f (x) > α} are open for any real number α if and only if f is both upper semicontinuous and lower semicontinuous. fn ∈ NK. 9e. Then xn < x0 +1 for all n. (*) Assume f to be continuous. Given α ∈ R. suppose fn converges to f in the compact-open topology. Then g is an unbounded continuous function on X. Since {x : fN (x) < fN (y) + ε/3} is open. Define f (xn ) = n for xn ∈ A. . By part (c). Then {x : f (x) < α} and {x : g(x) < α} are open for any real number α. Suppose X is no countably compact. that f ≥ 1. Thus f ∈ i=1 NCi . Hence f + g is upper semicontinuous. There exists δ > 0 such that |x − y| < δ implies f (x) − f (y) < α − f (y). {x : x < c} ∩ {x : a < x < b} = {x : a < x < min(b. f (x)) < ε for n ≥ N and x ∈ K. .e. then there exists a ∈ X such that x < a for all x ∈ X. . Hence f is upper semicontinuous. . For any x0 ∈ X. Contradiction. 9. {x : f (x) + g(x) < α} = q∈Q [{x : g(x) < q} ∩ {x : f (x) < α − q}]. Oc ) > 0. {x : max(a. We may assume.ε/4 cover f [C]. A is discrete. c) < x < b} = {x : a < x < b} ∩ {x : c < x}. Let X be the set of ordinals less than the first uncountable ordinal and let B be the collection of sets of the form {x : x < a}. Let fn be a decreasing sequence of upper semicontinuous functions on a countably compact space.e. 9c. Now if |x − y| < δ. We first show the existence of a sequence xn in X such that |f (y) − f (xn )| < 1/n for y > xn .O for n ≥ N . Let A = {xn }. i. 9b. Suppose that every bounded continuous real-valued function on X assumes its maximum. we may construct for some 52 . There is a sequence xn in X with no cluster point.ε/4 . . *11b. by Tietze’s Extension Theorem. Since C is compact and f is continuous. {x : a < x < b}. which is open. Let f be a continuous real-valued function on X. i. i. *11c. For any sequence xn in X. then f (x) − f (y) = [f (x) − fN (x)] + [fN (x) − fN (y)] + [fN (y) − f (y)] < ε. Conversely. Fix y ∈ X. 9d. x ∈ Ci for some i so σ(f (xi ).e. For each i.ε/4 . f [C] is compact. 11a. Let C be a compact subset of X and let ε > 0 be given. Hence fn converges to f in the compact-open topology. Hence X is sequentially compact. fn − f converges to zero uniformly. Let f be a continuous function and suppose it is unbounded. Bf (xn ).Oi for n ≥ N . Then A is closed and since all subsets of A are also closed. Let ε = σ(f [K]. Now {x : x < b} ∩ {x : a < x} = {x : a < x < b}. Now for any real number α. then f (x) ≤ fn (x) < α. Given ε > 0. For any x ∈ C. Let fn be a decreasing sequence of upper semicontinuous functions which converge pointwise to a real-valued function f . let x0 = sup xn . Suppose a sequence fn of upper semicontinuous functions converges uniformly to a function f . fn (x) ∈ Oi for n ≥ N so σ(fn (x). Thus by Proposition 11 (Dini). and suppose that lim fn (x) = f (x) where f is a lower semicontinuous real-valued function. x0 ∈ {x : x < x0 + 1}. Then f [K] is a compact set disjoint from Oc so σ(f [K]. If f (x) < α. If no such sequence exists.

. that is. . Thus g is one-to-one. Then zn converges to its supremum but f (zn ) does not converge. Let Xn be a countable collection of sequentially compact spaces and let X = Xn . Now X is closed in I n so X is compact. 12a. In of length ε. Then there is a (n) (1) (2) subsequence xn of xn whose second coordinate converges. 16. The collection of the sets Bt forms an open cover of X so m there is a finite subcollection {Bt1 . y ∈ X × B. Since X × {t} is homeomorphic to X. there exists f ∈ F such that f (x) = 0 and f (y) = 1. Thus D is not dense in Y and Y is not separable. which can then be covered by finitely many elements of U. . Let U be an open cover for Y consisting of basic sets. If x. Similar argument as Q11a. . Thus for each t ∈ I. Oxn } n n ¯ that covers K. Each closed and bounded subset X of Rn is contained in a cube I n where I = [a. Let a0 = sup{a : La ∈ U}. Thus Y is not first countable. Let X be a compact Hausdorff space. Then there exists a1 > b0 such that La1 ∈ U. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and K a compact subset. . . . then since X is compact Hausdorff. Then B = B1 ∩ · · · ∩ Bk is an open set containing t. If x = y. *17. . Hence Y is compact. Define g = f ◦ h. Let O = i=1 Oxi . . There exists a < ω1 such that a > an for all n. . . Then K is closed in 53 . Let U be an open cover of X × I and let t ∈ I. Suppose there is a countable base {Un } at ω1 . Then each Un is of the form {x : x > an }. . . Let F be the family of continuous real-valued functions on X with values in [0. Let D be a countable subset of Y . cover f [Q] by finitely many open intervals I1 . . {La1 . there is a finite subcollection {Ox1 .N an increasing sequence zn such that |f (zn ) − f (zn−1 )| ≥ 1/N for each n. Define h : Q → Q by πα h(x) = xα for α ∈ F and 0 otherwise. Now let x0 = sup xn . g is continuous. Then f (x) = f (x0 ) for x ≥ x0 . *14. . n then x. Given a (1) sequence xn in X. Hence X is sequentially compact.4 Locally compact spaces 18. g is a continuous bijection from the compact space X onto the Hausdorff space g[X] so X is homeomorphic to g[X]. Thus x. Then ω1 ∈ Ub for some Ub ∈ U. Then the open set {x : x > a} does not contain any Un . 1]. and thus normal. Consider f −1 [Ij ] for j = 1. Furthermore. Since y > b0 or y < a1 for any y ∈ Y . 15. Un } n of U such that U = i=1 Ui ⊃ X × {t}. .3 Products of compact spaces 13. n. which is a finite set. 0 ∈ La for some La ∈ U. Each coordinate of this sequence converges so the sequence converges in X. by Urysohn’s Lemma. Let Q = I A be a cube and let f be a continuous real-valued function on Q. 9. Then y = sup D exists and y ∈ Y . Now g[X] is a compact subset of the Hausdorff space Q so g[X] is closed in Q. Then O ⊃ K and O = i=1 Oxi is compact. X × {t} is compact so there is a finite subcovering {U1 . there is an open set Ox containing x with Ox compact. Since f is continuous for each f ∈ F. Consider the diagonal sequence xn . Now X × {t} can be covered by finitely many basic sets A1 × B1 . Let X be a locally compact space and K a compact subset of X. For each j. . . let Fj = {α : Uα = I} and let F = j=1 Fj . . f −1 [Ij ] = α Uα where Uα is open in (j) (j) n I and all but finitely many of the Uα are I. there is an open set Bt containing t such that X × Bt can be covered by finitely many elements of U. Let Q = f ∈F If . . For each x ∈ K. Suppose X is compact and I is a closed interval. Also. 9. Let La = {x : x < a} and Ub = {x : b < x}. there is a subsequence xn whose first coordinate converges. Ak × Bk ⊂ U . t ∈ Aj × Bj for some j so x ∈ Aj and y ∈ i=1 Bi ⊂ Bj . y ∈ Aj × Bj and n X × B ⊂ i=1 (Ai × Bi ) ⊂ U . Contradiction. . Now X × I = i=1 (Bti × I). Then a0 ∈ Ub0 for some Ub0 ∈ U so b0 < a0 . . *12b. Then g depends only on F and |f − g| < ε. Each I is compact in R so I n is compact in Rn by Tychonoff’s Theorem. *19a. contradicting the continuity of f . Given ε > 0. Since K is compact. These sets (j) (j) cover Q and we may assume each of them is a basic set. . Consider the mapping g of X into Q mapping x to the point whose f -th coordinate is f (x). Ub0 } is a finite subcovering of U that covers Y . Btm } covering X. b]. Now {x : y < x} is an open set in Y that does not intersect D. .

Thus Kβ is closed in each Kβ so Kβ is compact. then (X ∗ \ K1 ) ∩ (X ∗ \ K2 ) = X ∗ \ (K1 ∪ K2 ) where K1 ∪ K2 is compact. Thus Rn is homeomorphic to S n −p and the Alexandroff onepoint compactification of Rn is homeomorphic to the Alexandroff one-point compactification of S n − p. Take the other elements of U and intersect each of them with X to get an open cover of K. y ∈ X. then there are disjoint open sets in X. Suppose 54 . . 20a. 1 ∈ Rn+1 . Let X be the space in Q11 and Y be the space in Q12. which is open in X. Consider the basic sets in Y . . then f −1 [O∗ \ K] = X \ K. . then so is U1 ∩ U2 . .X ∗ . for any x ∈ O. *21a. If U1 and U2 are open in X. If U is open in O. Since f is a continuous bijection from the compact space X ∗ to the Hausdorff space Y .23a. Also. xn . Finally. 22a. By Q8. . Let x.23a. By Q8. Hence O is locally compact. Consider the collection of open sets of X and complements of compact subsets of X. Thus the collection of sets is closed under finite intersection. Since each Kβ is compact in the Hausdorff space X. Let K be a compact subset of a locally compact Hausdorff space X. which is S n . If K ⊂ O is compact. then U = U so U is open in X. which is open in X. 20c. Then f is clearly a bijection. If U = X ∗ \ K for some compact K ⊂ X. Let O be an open subset of a compact Hausdorff space X. Consider the mapping f of X to the one-point compactification of O which is identity on O and takes each point in X \ O to ω. Since K \ U is closed in the compact set K. Let U be an open cover of X ∗ . Thus f −1 [{x : a < x}] is open in X ∗ . then f −1 [U ] = U is open in X. By Urysohn’s Lemma. Also. If x ∈ X and y = ω. then (X ∗ \ Kβ ) = X ∗ \ Kβ . Now f −1 [{x : x < a}] = {x : x < a}. there is a continuous function g on X ∗ with 0 ≤ g ≤ 1 that is 1 on K and 0 on D. Let S n denote the unit sphere in Rn+1 . 0. *19b. Then by Q18. Hence X ∗ is Hausdorff. U1 ∩ (X ∗ \ K1 ) = U1 ∩ (X \ K1 ). Similarly for sets of the form {x : a < x < b}. 20b. Hence the one-point compactification of X is Y . Uα ∪ (X ∗ \ Kβ ) = U ∪ (X ∗ \ K) = X ∗ \ (K \ U ). and f a continuous mapping of X into Y . Then ∅ and X ∗ are in the collection. each Kβ is closed in X and Kβ is closed in X. . Let X and Y be locally compact Hausdorff spaces. y be distinct points in X ∗ . . Also. f −1 [{x : a < x}] = {x ∈ X : a < x} ∪ {ω}. which is open in X. . Then U contains a set of the form X ∗ \ K for some compact K ⊂ X. If {Uα } is a collection of open sets in X. 23. The corresponding finite subcollection of U together with X ∗ \ K then covers X ∗ . use Q16 to regard K as a closed subset of the compact Hausdorff space Q. O and U 22b. Thus the collection of sets is closed under arbitrary union. Then the closure of U in X is the same as the closure of U in ¯ is compact. Let O be an open subset of a compact Hausdorff space X. Let X ∗ and Y ∗ be the one-point compactifications of X and Y . whose complement {x : x ≤ a} is compact. If U is open in X. and thus in X ∗ . Let id be the identity mapping from X to X ∗ \ {ω}. there is a continuous function g on X ∗ with 0 ≤ g ≤ 1 that is 1 on K and 0 on X ∗ \ O. The map g : Rn → S n − p defined by g(y) = t(y)y1 . K \ U is compact. which is open in X and thus open in X ∗ . If U is open in X ∗ \ {ω}. which is compact because g is continuous on X ∗ . Thus id is continuous. and f ∗ the mapping of X ∗ into Y ∗ whose restriction to X is f and which takes the point at infinity in X ∗ to the point at infinity in Y ∗ . Then there is a finite subcollection that covers K. Define f : S n − p → Rn 1 by f (x) = 1−xn+1 x1 . Clearly id is a bijection. . t(y)yn . If K1 and K2 are compact subsets of X. If {Kβ } is a collection of compact subsets of X. being closed in a compact space. there exists a closed set D containing ω with D ∩ K = ∅. there is an ¯ open set O ⊃ K with O compact. ¯ that separate x and y. 21b. Hence the collection of sets forms a topology for X ∗ . (*) Alternatively. any open set in X is open in X ∗ so id is an open mapping. then U = (X ∗ \ {ω}) ∩ U for some U open in X ∗ . . Define f : X ∗ → Y by f (x) = x for x ∈ X and f (ω) = ω1 . there is an ¯ open set U such that x ∈ U and U ⊂ O. f is a homeomorphism. then there is an open set O containing x with O compact. then Uα is open in X. Hence f is continuous. then U = X \ K. . Hence id is a homeomorphism. Hence X ∗ is compact. Define f (x) = min(2(g(x) − 1/2). where U = Uα and K = Kβ . . Then f = g|X is the required function. Then {x : f (x) > 0} = {x : g(x) > 1/2}. Let X ∗ be the Alexandroff one-point compactification of a locally compact Hausdorff space X. 0). ¯ The sets O and X ∗ \ O are disjoint open sets in X ∗ separating x and y. If x. 1 − t(y) where t(y) = 2/(1+||y||2 ) is the inverse of f . Now X ∗ \ O and K are disjoint closed subsets of X ∗ so by Urysohn’s Lemma. Let p = 0.

Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and {On } a countable collection of dense open sets. . there is an open set O ⊂ X 55 . . Note that ¯ ¯ and contains x. for any compact set K ⊂ Y . . Let K = {xn : n ∈ N} ∪ {x}. Now O ∩ Fn ⊃ (O ∩ Fn )◦ ◦ ◦ so O ∩ Fn = ∅ and Fn is an open set dense in O. g1 . Suppose F is a closed subset of X. Then x ∈ V . supportf ⊂ O. . Conversely. . f > 0 on K. Thus f /(f + g) ∈ F is continuous and ≡ 1 on K. Hence f −1 [K] ⊂ X is compact. Let V = O ∩ O . Then K is compact in the Hausdorff space X and thus closed. Then U ∩ O is open in O ¯ such that x ∈ O and O O ⊂ U ∩ O. Hence On is dense in X. which is a union of sets closed in O. since O is open in ¯ it is open in O and thus open in X so V is open in X. *28. Vn have been chosen. Given x ∈ F . By compactness of O. For each closed ¯ compact set K. Let V1 be an open set containing x1 such that V1 is compact and V1 ⊂ O1 ∩ U . . Suppose x1 . *24b. If K ⊂ Y is compact. If U is open in Y . Furthermore. . Let xn+1 ∈ On+1 ∩ Vn and let Vn+1 be an open set containing xn+1 such that Vn+1 is compact and Vn+1 ⊂ On+1 ∩ Vn . and suppose that Y with its subspace topology is ¯ ¯ locally compact. For any open set U containing x. (*) Assume that X is Hausdorff. . i = 1. there is a gx0 ∈ F with gx0 (x0 ) = 1. which is open in X ∗ since f −1 [K] ⊂ X is compact. 0 ≤ f ≤ 1 and supportf ⊂ O. ¯ ¯ Then there is an open set V containing x such that V is compact and V ⊂ U . 29a. Hence (O ∩ Fn )◦ = ∅. Now U = V ∩Y for some ¯ ¯ ¯ X is Hausdorff. For each closed compact set K. Thus O ⊂ U ∩ O. . . Let F be a family of real-valued continuous functions on a locally compact Hausdorff space X. Then f = f ∗ |X is continuous. If (O ∩ Fn )◦ = ∅. Suppose F is closed in a locally compact space X. Then y ∈ On ∩ U . then f + g ∈ F. Hence f ∗ is continuous. suppose F is not closed. suppose F is not closed. F ∩ K is closed. n form a finite collection of functions subordinate to the collection {Oλ } and such that ϕ1 + · · · ϕn ≡ 1 on K. f + g > 0 on O and g ≡ 0 on K. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and let O be an open subset contained in a countable union Fn of closed sets. This collection of closed sets has the finite intersection property so Vn = ∅. Hence Y is open in X. Let O be an ¯ open set with K ⊂ O and O compact. Contradiction. There is an ¯ open set O containing x with O compact. Since X is first countable. Since ¯ is closed. Given y ∈ Y . g ∈ F. Then since U ⊂ Y ∩ U . Note that O is a locally compact Hausdorff space (see Q29b). (O ∩ U ) ∩ F = ∅. ◦ But (O \ Fn ) = O \ ( Fn )c = ∅. Y ∩ U ¯ ¯ ¯ open set V ⊂ X. Conversely. then (O ∩ Fn )◦ = ∅ for all n (with the interior taken in O) so O \ Fn is dense and open in O for all n. V = V ∩ Y . there is an fx0 ∈ F with fx0 (x0 ) = 1. let x1 be a point in O1 ∩ U . and suppose that F has the following properties: (i) If f. F ∩K is closed. 0 ≤ gx0 ≤ 1 ¯ and supportgx0 ⊂ K c . Let Y be a dense subset of a Hausdorff space X. there is a sequence xn in F converging to x. Also. . Let {Oλ } be an open covering of a compact subset K of a locally compact Hausdorff space X. . Let y ∈ Vn . suppose f ∗ is continuous. . Note that since Y is dense. . Now F ∩ K = {xn : n ∈ N} is not closed. Since V is closed ¯ ¯ ¯ O. . *24a. Lemma: Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space and U be an open set containing x ∈ X. Thus there is an open set O ⊂ O ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ O O = O ∩ O = O . fn . *27. Then x ∈ F ∩ O \ (F ∩ O) so F ∩ O is not closed. O = (O ∩ Fn ). By Q26. Given an open set U . (f ∗ )−1 [Y ∗ \ K] = X ∗ \ f −1 [K] is open in X ∗ . Also. Then x ∈ V and V ⊂ V = V ∩ Y = U ⊂ Y . ¯ in O. (O \ Fn ) is dense in O. ¯ Then f. 0 ≤ fx0 ≤ 1 ¯ and supportfx0 ⊂ O∩Oλ for some λ. we may choose a finite number f1 . (*) Assume that X is Hausdorff. Suppose F is a closed subset ¯ of X. (ii) If f. Set f = i=1 fi and g = i=1 gi . Take x ∈ F \ F . g ∈ F. ¯ ¯ Proof: There is an open set O ⊂ X containing x such that O is compact. Let X be a Hausdorff space satisfying the first axiom of countability. then (f ∗ )−1 [U ] = f −1 [U ].f is proper. ¯ V is compact. . For each x0 ∈ O\K. . 25. *26. For each x0 ∈ K. then (f ∗ )−1 [Y ∗ \ K] = f −1 [Y \ K] ∪ {ωX } = X ∗ \ f −1 [K]. there is an f ∈ F with f (x0 ) = 1. . there is an open set U ⊂ Y containing y with UY = Y ∩ U compact. V ⊂ O ⊂ U ∩ O ⊂ U . Thus ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ U ∩ (F ∩ O) = ∅. (iii) Given an open set O ⊂ X and x0 ∈ O. then f /g ∈ F provided that supportf ⊂ {x ∈ X : g(x) = 0}. Also. . we have U ⊂ Y ∩ U ⊂ Y . xn and V1 . Take x ∈ F \F . gm of n m ¯ these functions such that the sets where they are positive cover O. . The functions ϕi = fi /(f + g) ∈ F. which is open in X and thus open in X ∗ . Conversely. g ∈ F. Then V1 ⊃ V2 ⊃ · · · is a decreasing sequence of closed sets in the compact set V1 .

Let {Eλ } be a locally finite collection of subsets of X and K a compact subset of X. Then U is an open N N set containing y and for x ∈ U . the closed balls {x : ρ(x. there is an open set Un N containing y such that |ϕn (y)−ϕn (x)| < ε/2N for x ∈ Un . 31a. . On ⊂ On+1 and X = On . Note that a compact subset K ⊂ [0. 9. . Since ¯ ¯ ¯ Eλ ⊂ E for all λ. Conversely. Thus {x : ρ(x. ∞). For a fixed x0 ∈ X and any a ∈ (0. 31c. ∞) is closed and bounded. . Thus Eλ ⊂ E. y) ≤ ρ∗ (x. ε/2). To show that ϕ is proper. x0 ) ≤ a} are compact for some x0 and all a ∈ (0. Hence ϕ is continuous.¯ containing x with O compact. Let (X. Hence F is locally compact. (*) Proof of Lemma 22. x0 ) for all x ∈ K. ∞). . By considering ON −1 and open sets Vn with Vn compact and Vn ⊂ Un . If K is a compact subset. Choose δ < min(δ . Hence ρ∗ is a proper metric. there exist x1 and b such that ρ(x. suppose a subset K is closed and bounded. Let {Eλ } be a locally finite collection of subsets of a topological space X. N ϕn (x) = 1 for n ≥ N + 1 so ϕ(x) = n=1 (1 − ϕn (x)). x0 )} so K is compact. ρ) be a σ-compact and locally compact metric space. y) < δ implies |ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)| < ε/2. Let U = n=1 Un ∩ON . By the lemma in Q26. Thus by part (a). Then ρ(x. {x : ρ∗ (x. Conversely. Take x ∈ O. Suppose there is a sequence On of open sets with On compact. x0 ) ≤ a} are compact for some x0 and all x ∈ (0. |ϕ(y) − ϕ(x)| ≤ [ϕ(y) − n=1 (1 − ϕn (y))] + | n=1 (1 − ϕn (y)) − ϕ(x)| ≤ N N [ϕ(y) − n=1 (1 − ϕn (y))] + n=1 |ϕn (y) − ϕn (x)| < ε. ∞). For each n. Eλ ⊂ E for all λ. x0 ) is continuous from X to [0. suppose Y is ¯ . we consider closed bounded intervals in [0. ∞) by ϕ = (1 − ϕn ). Since X is proper. Let (X. 29c. Given x ∈ X and ε > 0. Let (X. Suppose O is open in a locally compact Hausdorff space X. Since K is bounded. . Now f −1 [K] is bounded since K is bounded and closed since f is continuous and K is closed. Then the closed balls {x : ρ(x. . f −1 [K] is compact. N ). In fact.22. Define ϕ : X → [0. ρ∗ (x. x0 ) ≤ a} is compact. N . 9. x1 ) ≤ b for all x ∈ K. If x ∈ E. y ∈ ON for some N and thus y ∈ On for n ≥ N . 56 . xn ∈ K. ρ) be a proper locally compact metric space.6 Paracompact spaces 32. ∞) is a proper continuous map and X is σ-compact. . Suppose a subset Y of a locally compact Hausdorff space X is locally compact in its subspace ¯ ¯ topology. let ϕn be a continuous real-valued function with ϕn ≡ 1 on On−1 and supportϕn ⊂ On . 31b. ρ(x. Take x ∈ ON . x0 ) ≤ a} ⊂ {x : ϕ(x) ≤ a + ϕ(x0 )}. Let X be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Now n K ⊂ x∈K Ox so K ⊂ i=1 Oxi for some x1 . Hence O is locally compact. Then there is a proper continuous map ϕ : X → [0. then K is closed and bounded by Proposition 7. . then there is an open set containing x n ¯ that meets only a finite number of sets Eλ1 . There exists N such that N ϕ(y) − n=1 (1 − ϕn (y)) < ε/2. Given y ∈ X and ε > 0. By Q28. and set E = Eλ . Thus E ⊂ Eλ . ∞). y) + |ϕ(x) − ϕ(y)|. we then apply a similar argument as above. y) < ε/2 + ε/2 = ε and when ρ∗ (x. Then O ∩ F is an open set in F containing y and O ∩ F F = F ∩ O ∩ F ¯ and thus compact. the function f (x) = ρ(x. . Hence ¯ E = Eλ . For each n = 1. Y is locally compact since Y is closed in X. x0 ) ≤ b + ρ(x1 . 33. By part (a). which is compact. y) < ε. Let N = max(N. y) = ρ(x. When ρ(x. x0 ) ≤ b + ρ(x1 . Thus K is a closed subset of the compact set {x : ρ(x. Since each Oxi meets only a finite number of sets in {Eλ }. so does K. For each x ∈ X. Hence f : X → [0. ∞). Eλn so x ∈ i=1 Eλi ⊂ Eλ . . y) < δ. Thus ρ and ρ∗ are equivalent metrics. By part (b). Then ϕN +1 (x) = 1. is closed in O *29b. ∞). Now U ∩ O is an open set in O ¯ containing x with U ∩ OO = O ∩ U ∩ O = U ∩ O being compact since it is closed in the compact set U . there is an open set Ox containing x that meets only a finite number of sets in {Eλ }. ρ) be a proper locally compact metric space. Then ρ∗ is a metric on X. there exists δ > 0 such that ρ(x.5 σ-compact spaces 30. . ¯ ¯ there is an open set U containing x such that U is compact and U ⊂ O. Y is open in Y . Define ρ∗ (x. Then Y is dense in the Hausdorff space Y . Y is locally compact ¯ ¯ open in Y ¯ since Y