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The nonexistence of certain invariant measures. (English) Zbl 0361.28013
It is proved that on an uncountable group \(G\) there does not exist a non-zero, \(\sigma\)-finite countably additive measure which is left-invariant and defined on all subsets of \(G\). There is an earlier proof of this result due to \(F\). Terpe which, however, as was observed by J. C. Oxtoby, presupposes (a certain consequence of) the continuum hypothesis. The present proof is independent of the continuum hypothesis.
Reviewer: S.G.Dani

28C10 Set functions and measures on topological groups or semigroups, Haar measures, invariant measures
03E10 Ordinal and cardinal numbers
28A25 Integration with respect to measures and other set functions
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