Definition:Painlevé-Kuratowski Convergence

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Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be a Hausdorff topological space.

Let $\sequence {C_n}_{n \mathop \in \N}$ be a sequence of sets in $T$.

Let $\sequence {C_n}_{n \mathop \in \N}$ be such that:

$\displaystyle \liminf_n C_n = \limsup_n C_n = C$


$\displaystyle \liminf_n C_n$ denotes the inner limit of $\sequence {C_n}_{n \mathop \in \N}$
$\displaystyle \limsup_n C_n$ denotes the outer limit of $\sequence {C_n}_{n \mathop \in \N}$

Then $\sequence {C_n}_{n \mathop \in \N}$ is said to be convergent in the sense of Painlevé-Kuratowski.

It can be denoted as:

$C_n \overset K \to C$


$\operatorname {K-lim} \limits_{n \mathop \to \infty} C_n = C$

or simply:

$\displaystyle \lim_n C_n = C$

Source of Name

This entry was named for Paul Painlevé and Kazimierz Kuratowski.