By Kai Lai Chung

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Both points of view are useful in probability theory. We establish first the easier half of this correspondence. Lemma. m. fJ. on :1(31 determines adJ. (( -00, x]) = F(x). J-([a, b]) = F(b) - F(a-). Furthermore, let D be any dense subset of 9'(1, then the correspondence is already determined by that in (4) restricted to xED, or by any of the four relations in (5) when a and b are both restricted to D. PROOF. Let us write Vx E 9'(1: Ix = (-00, x]. J-(J'\) is defined; call it F(x) and so define the function F on 9'(1.

N--+oo lim 11--+00 } r XII d'!? II. Let us prove the following useful theorem as an instructive example. 1. 00 00 11=1 11=1 (6) so that {(IXI) < PROOF. 00 if and only if the series above converges. By the additivity property (iii), if All = {n $(IXI) = tL n=O ~ IXI < n + I}, IXldiJ'. n Hence by the mean value theorem (vi) applied to each set An: 00 00 00 It I emains to show 00 (8) 00 L nfYJ(A n ) n-O = L 2P(IXI ~ n), n-O finite or infinite. (IXI ~ n) - N9(IXI ~ N + 1). (IXI ~ n) ~ Lng>(An) +N:J0(IXI ~ N + 1).

Is just a measurable function from Q to gel (or ge*). The next proposition, a standard exercise on inverse mapping, is essential. 1. , the inverse mapping X-I has the following properties: X-I(A C ) X 1 Xl - (X-I (A)t. (YAa) -Ux a (0 Aa ) -AX 1 (Aa), 1 (Aa). a where a ranges over an arbitrary index set, not necessarily countable. 2. X is an r v if and only if for each real number x, or each real number x in a dense subset of qzl, we have {w: X(w) PROOF. (3 ) ::s x} E ~f . The preceding condition may be written as 'Ix: X-I (( -00, x]) E ;j.