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A metastable dominated convergence theorem

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posted on 2012-02-01, 00:00 authored by Jeremy AvigadJeremy Avigad, Edward T. Dean, Jason Rute

The dominated convergence theorem implies that if (fn) is a sequence of functions on a probability space taking values in the interval [0, 1], and (fn) converges pointwise a.e., then (R fn) converges to the integral of the pointwise limit. Tao [26] has proved a quantitative version of this theorem: given a uniform bound on the rates of metastable convergence in the hypothesis, there is a bound on the rate of metastable convergence in the conclusion that is independent of the sequence (fn) and the underlying space. We prove a slight strengthening of Tao’s theorem which, moreover, provides an explicit description of the second bound in terms of the first. Specifically, we show that when the first bound is given by a continuous functional, the bound in the conclusion can be computed by a recursion along the tree of unsecured sequences. We also establish a quantitative version of Egorov’s theorem, and introduce a new mode of convergence related to these notions.


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