Definition:Limit Inferior of Sequence of Sets/Definition 2

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Let $\sequence {E_n : n \in \N}$ be a sequence of sets.

Then the limit inferior of $\sequence {E_n : n \in \N}$, denoted $\ds \liminf_{n \mathop \to \infty} E_n$, is defined as:

$\ds \liminf_{n \mathop \to \infty} E_n := \set {x: x \in E_i \text { for all but finitely many } i}$

Also denoted as

The limit inferior of $E_n$ can also be seen denoted as:

$\ds \underset {n \mathop \to \infty} {\underline \lim} E_n$

but this notation is not used on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

Some sources merely present this as:

$\ds \underline \lim E_n$

The abbreviated notation $E_*$ can also be seen.

Also known as

The limit inferior of a sequence of sets is also known as its inferior limit.

Also see