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## Definition

If $X$ is a locally compact Hausdorff topological space, a Radon measure on $X$ is a Borel measure? on $X$ that is

• finite on all compact subsets,

• outer regular (i.e. can be approximated from outside by measure on the open sets) on all Borel sets, and

• inner regular (i.e. can be approximated from inside by a measure on compact sets) on open sets.

## Properties

If a Radon measure is $\sigma$-finite then it is regular (i.e. both inner and outer regular) on all Borel subsets. Left (right) Haar measure on a locally compact topological group is a nonzero Radon measure which is invariant under left (right) multiplications by elements in the group.

• Gerald B. Folland, A course in abstract harmonic analysis, Studies in Adv. Math. CRC Press 1995

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