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Then 9"{e(n)} = 0 for each n by (61), but Un ern) = n by (70). According to (Levy, 1965, p. 190): for almost all w, there is a partition sequence n(w) of [0, IJ, with <5n(w) = 0 and n(w)2 B( " w) = 00. Here is a sketch of the argument Dick Drogin and I found. For positive integer k, let p(k) Sayan interval [s, = ~i:::Jl{ B(1)2 ~ 2k} tJ has w-weight k > O. iff [B(t, w) - B(s, W)J2 ~ 2k(t - s). The probability that [i ~ I,~] i has weight k for at least p(k)n indices = I, ... -/). , Il i] Il has. weight k for at least p(k)n indices i = 1, ...

ILLUSTRATION. and c -+ a. Then lh, c) Let N = I and Fo = (a) and F[ f+(a) = I(b) with h -+ a + I(c) f+(h) = I(h) f I(c). + (c) = For (62), suppose hE F1 . Let f be a function on FN • Define g(j) = - f(j) = f(j) for) E FN and j for j E =b FN and) i> b. Then g is also a function on FN , and determines its own addition rult! g +. (62) Lemma. Suppose i E F[ U ... U FN. Then g+(i) is - f+(i) or f+(i), according as i h or i i> b. = PROOF. and Suppose i = b. Thenj E FN andj = g+(i) = L j {gU): j = FN andj = b, so g(j) - f(j) i> b.

Let a < 0 < b. 4 be [Ta < r h} and C = Q\A = {rh < Ta}. Fix t > O. Let A* = {ra ~ t} and C* = {rb ~ t}. Let ry(x) be the reflection of x around y, namely 2y - x. [f H is a Borel subset of (- 00,00), let ry(H) = {ry(h):hEH} and H = {w:wEQand B(t,W)EH}. Consult Figure 4 before tackling (31) and (33). (31) Lemma. If H c (- 00, aJ, then (a) :3> {C n H} (b) If He [b, 00), = ,'3>{rbH} - ::J>{A n rbH}. = [3>{raH} - g>{CnraH}. then g>{AnH} t On a first reading of the book, skip to Section 4. ----\------I bl------~-4_·~__I al--------~-----1 a 1---\---1--------1 JJ (b) (a) Figure 4.

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