A general scheme for constructing an integral, including the Lebesgue–Stieltjes integral, the Burkill integral, the Hellinger integral, etc. Introduced by A.N. Kolmogorov . One considers a directed family of partitions of a space $E$ of arbitrary nature. A set function $\Phi$ (generally many-valued) is defined on the elements of the partition. The sum of the values of this function taken over all elements of the partition gives a many-valued function of the partition. In particular, this sum is a generalization of the Riemann sum $\sum_if(\xi_i)\Delta x_i$ where the multi-valuedness is a consequence of the arbitrariness in the choice of the points $\xi_i$ on the elements of the partition. The directed limit of the partition functions then defines the Kolmogorov integral $\int_Ed\Phi$. The Kolmogorov integral is considered both for finite and countable partitions. The Kolmogorov integral can be considered for functions with values in a commutative topological group.
|||A. [A.N. Kolmogorov] Kolmogoroff, "Untersuchungen über den Integralbegriff" Math. Ann. , 103 (1930) pp. 654–696|
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