||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Cylinder set measure. (Discuss) Proposed since April 2012.|
In mathematics — specifically, in measure theory and functional analysis — the cylindrical σ-algebra is a σ-algebra often used in the study of probability measures and random variables on Banach spaces. For a Banach space X, the cylindrical σ-algebra Cyl(X) is defined to be the coarsest σ-algebra (i.e. the one with the fewest measurable sets) such that every continuous linear function on X is a measurable function. In general, Cyl(X) is not the same as the Borel σ-algebra on X, which is the coarsest σ-algebra that contains all open subsets of X.