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R£Q,r<( Since X r _ 1 (£) G 5 r C 5< for r < t, we have {u; G O. : T(OJ) < t} G 5t for every i > 0. Therefore T is a stopping time. ■ It is known that the first passage time of every E G 33i is a stopping time. See [21] P. A. Meyer. 6. Let T be a stopping time on a filtered space (Cl, g, {3t}, P). -valued $T-measurable function S on Q. satisfying the condition S > T on£lis also a stopping time. §3. STOPPING TIMES 29 Proof. To show that Sis a stopping time, we show that {S < t) G foforeveryi G R+.

STOPPING TIMES transformation of R+ into R+, Xn is an J/QS^-measurable transformation of il into R+. Thus Xn is a random variable on (£2,3,P) assuming values in {k2~n : k G N} U {oo}. Also X(OJ) < Xn{u) < X(u) + 2-n atu eQ. for which X{u) G R+ and X J w ) = oo at w G £2 for which X{u>) = oo. Thus Xn{u) j X(w) uniformly f o r u e Q a s n - t o o . All the above holds when X is a stopping time T in particular. Now if T is a stopping time, then T is an 5r/93f t -measurable mapping of £2 into R+. Since # n is an 25ft/93f4measurable mapping of R + into 1~+, Tn is an 3 T /23 It -measurable mapping of Q into R+.

N-nF„ is a leftcontinuous {5(}-adapted process. Now let A G 21. Then A = D{ n • ■ ■ n D m where A G 3) §3. STOPPING TIMES 25 for i = 0 , . . , m. In general for any two sets E\ and E2, we have 1E,U£2 = 1B, + 1B 2 — 1E, r e using this equality we show by induction that 1^ is a left-continuous {5(}-adapted process. 12 for every real valued 6-measurable function X on R+ x £2 there exists a sequence {X (n) : n £ N} of simple functions based on 21 such that X = lim XM on R+ x £2. ,n p . Since lAnj is a left-continuous {5<}-adapted process for each j = 1 , .