# Definition:P-Sequence Space

## Definition

Let $p \in \R$, $p \ge 1$.

The $p$-sequence space, denoted $\ell^p$ or $\ell^p \left({\N}\right)$, is defined as:

$\displaystyle \ell^p := \left\{{\left\langle{z_n}\right\rangle_{n \in \N} \in \C^\N: \sum_{n \mathop = 0}^\infty \left\vert{z_n}\right\vert^p < \infty}\right\}$

As such, $\ell^p$ is a subspace of $\C^\N$, the space of all complex sequences.

## Also defined as

Authors coming from the direction of measure theory often define $\ell^p$ as consisting of real sequences.

To explicate the base field, $\ell^p_\R$ and $\ell^p_\C$ may be used.

## Also known as

Some authors call sequence spaces Lebesgue spaces, but this term is reserved for a more general object on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.