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J;k / mod 1 for tj / mod 1g; faj g/: Proceeding as before, it is also possible to find relations between the weighted L2 discrepancy anchored at ˛ and multivariate integration for the weighted Sobolev space anchored at ˛. tj /u . 35) We summarize the results of this section in the following corollary. 4. 35). ˛ tj / mod 1. We now show that the discrepancy studied by Hickernell, Sloan and Wasilkowski , see also Hickernell  for a special case, allows us to use the same points for the discrepancy and multivariate integration for the Sobolev space with the same anchor.
Kd1 / anchored at ˇ D 1 D Œ1; 1; : : : ; 1. K 1 / d with D 3 . Note that the norm of h1d is the same as the initial L2 discrepancy anchored at the origin. 31). 4). ftj g; faj g/; proving that the L2 discrepancy anchored at 0 is related to multivariate integration for the Sobolev space anchored at 1. Do we really have to use different anchors for the L2 discrepancy and the Sobolev space? Kd0 / anchored at 0. K 0/ D 3 d , as before. ti;k ; tj;k /; kD1 which, at first glance, does not seem to be related to the L2 discrepancy anchored at 0.
35). ˛ tj / mod 1. We now show that the discrepancy studied by Hickernell, Sloan and Wasilkowski , see also Hickernell  for a special case, allows us to use the same points for the discrepancy and multivariate integration for the Sobolev space with the same anchor. x// D Œxj ; 1/ if xj ˛j . That is, the set of points x 2 Œ0; 1d is partitioned into 2d quadrants according to whether xj < ˛j or xj ˛j . x/ denotes the box with one corner at x and the opposite corner defined by the unique vertex of Œ0; 1d that lies in the same quadrant as x.