Star-finite representations of measure spaces

Author:
Robert M. Anderson

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **271** (1982), 667-687

MSC:
Primary 03H05; Secondary 28D05, 60A10

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654856

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Abstract: In nonstandard analysis, -finite sets are infinite sets which nonetheless possess the formal properties of finite sets. They permit a synthesis of continuous and discrete theories in many areas of mathematics, including probability theory, functional analysis, and mathematical economics. -finite models are particularly useful in building new models of economic or probabilistic processes.

It is natural to ask what standard models can be obtained from these -finite models. In this paper, we show that a rich class of measure spaces, including the Radon spaces, are measure-preserving images of -finite measure spaces, using a construction introduced by Peter A. Loeb [**15**]. Moreover, we show that a number of measure-theoretic constructs, including integrals and conditional expectations, are naturally expressed in these models. It follows that standard models which can be expressed in terms of these measure spaces and constructs can be obtained from -finite models.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1982-0654856-1

Keywords:
Radon measures,
measure-preserving maps,
martingales,
uniform integrability,
compactifications,
nonstandard analysis

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