chapter  11
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Outer Measure and Measure

A function = (A) that is defined for every subset A of a set S is called an outer measure if it satisfies the following:

(i) (A) ≥ 0, (∅) = 0. (ii) (A1) ≤ (A2) if A1 ⊂ A2. (iii) (

Ak) ≤ ∑

(Ak) for any countable collection of sets {Ak}.