Example 7.4.6(b): Lebesgue Integral for Bounded Functions
Is the function f(x) = x2 Lebesgue integrable over the rational numbers inside [0, 2]? If so, find the integral.Let Q be the rational numbers inside [0, 2] and define the functions
s(x) = 0
S(x) = 4 XQ(x)
Then s(x) f(x) S(x) over Q, and both s and S are simple functions. Therefore
I*(f)L S(x) dx = 4 m(Q) = 0and
I*(f)L s(x) dx = 0Since also I*(f)L I*(f)L we have that I*(f)L = I*(f)L = 0. Therefore the function is integrable and the value of the integral is zero.