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Ways to represent functions of bounded variation as the difference of two monotone functions

I learnt (it is called Jordan's representation theorem) that every function $f : [a,b] \to \mathbb R$ with bounded variation could be represented as the difference $f = g - h$ of two monotone ...
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Why is the weakest bound only possible at these specified mins

Given the following: $$0 < g_0 \leq g_1$$ $$0 \leq B_0 \leq B_1$$ $$D_0 \leq D_1$$ (note: these are the only two variables that could be negative) $$0 \leq c_0$$ $$0 \leq c_1$$ $$0 < f_0$$ ...
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Property of the variation of a function

I need help with the following: given $ f:[a,b]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, show that $$V_f (a;b)=V_f(a;c)+V_f (c;b)$$ with $a< c <b$. We know that $$V_f(a;b) \geq \sum_i |f(x_i)-f(x_{i-1})|$$ for ...
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A problem involving Stieltjes Integral and bounded variation

I found this problem in a book I'm using to study (Curso de Análise - Vol 2, Elon Lages Lima). "Let $\alpha:[a,b] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a bounded function. If $\displaystyle \int_{a}^{b}f(t)d\alpha$ ...
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Continuity and Inverse Preservation of Boundedness Implies Preservation of Closed Sets

Sorry about the rather long title - wasn't sure what else to call it! Here is my question: Let $f : \Bbb R^n \rightarrow \Bbb R^m$ be continuous and such that $f^{-1}(F)$ is bounded whenever $F$ ...
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Question about deformation

Why if $H\setminus X$ has no crititical point then $X$ is a deformation retract of $H$? $H$ is a Hilbert space $X$ is a subspace of $H$ ($X=\varphi^b=\lbrace x\in H, \varphi(x)\leq b\rbrace$ , ...
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Problem on Bounded Variation

Assume $f$ is of bounded variation on $[a,b]$. Show that there is a sequence of partitions $\{P_n\}$ of $[a,b]$ for which the sequence $\{TV(f,P_n)\}$is increasing and converges to $TV(f)$? ...
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Arzela Ascoli variation theorem

I am trying to prove the following variation of the Arzel-Ascoli theorem: Let $(f_n)n$ be a sequence of differentiable functions on $[a,b]$ whose derivatives are uniformly bounded and there is an ...
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Function of bounded variation and cardinal of set of discontinuities.

Let $f:[a,b] \to \mathbb R$ such that the image is a finite set. Prove that $f$ is of bounded variation iff the set of discontinuities of $f$ is finite. I didn't have problems with the forward ...
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Relation of total variation of a function $f$ and the integral of $|f'|$

Let $f:[a,b] \to \mathbb R$ a function of class $C^1$ on the interval $[a,b]$. Prove that: i) $f$ is a function of bounded variation. ii) The equality $V_a^b f= \int_a^b |f'(x)|dx$ holds. My ...
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Absolutely continuous functions and general absolute continuity

First, the definitions: $f$ is AC on $E$ if $$\forall \epsilon >0\ \exists \delta >0\ \forall \{[a_k,b_k]\}_{k=1}^N \mbox{ such that }a_k,b_k \in E,\ \Sigma(b_k - a_k) <\delta : \Sigma| ...
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Coercive problems

this is the complete problem and i have a problem that is : i dont understand step 2: step 1:"shows that $m>-\infty$ i dont understand how to prove it ? can someone help me please ? thank ...
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How to show that every bounded variation function on $[a,b]$ is differentiable a.e?

I'm struggling with this question for over a week now. I know the proposition is true, but haven't managed to prove it yet. any suggestions anyone? ($f$ is BV on $I$ if ...
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About Regulated and Bounded Variations in Banach Spaces

In the following definitions, we assumed that $(X,\left\|\cdot\right\|)$ is a Banach space. Definition 1. $f:[a,b]\to X$ is of bounded variation on $[a,b]$ if ...
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Strict inequality in lower semicontinuity of BV functions

Does anybody know an example of a sequence $f_k \in BV(\mathbb{R^n}) \ $ where $n>1$ and $f \in L^{1}_{\operatorname{loc}}(\mathbb{R^n})$ such that $ f_k \rightarrow f \ $ in ...
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Upper Bound of Logarithm

For $1\leq x < \infty$, we know $\ln x$ can be bounded as following: $\ln x \leq \frac{x-1}{\sqrt{x}}$. Then what is the upper bound of $\ln x$ for following condition? $2\leq x <\infty$
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Taking the derivative of an integral of a discontinuous function

When I took measure theory with Frank Jones' books years ago, I did every problem in the book because I loved its teaching style. There was one problem that took me 4-5 years to solve. It was problem ...
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Uniform limit of continuous functions bounded variation

Prove or disprove that if $f:[a,b]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is the uniform limit of a sequence of continuous functions each of which is of bounded variation, then $f$ is of bounded variation on $[a,b].$
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Positive solutions for third order semipositone boundary value problems

please what is "semipositone" http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0893965909000500 thak you
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Inequality on function variations

Assume $f\in BV([a,b])$. Is the following true: $$(f(b)=0)\Rightarrow (V[a,b] \leqslant V[a,b) + ||f||_\infty),$$ where $VI$ denotes the total variation of $f$ on $I$.
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Some questions about functions of bounded variation: Jordan's theorem

I was trying to do some of these questions to check my understanding about the topic, but I'm not sure if they're correct. Here are my answers. 1) Suppose $f$ is continuous on $[0,1]$. Must there be ...
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Taylor theorem for a multivariate BV function

Given a function $f(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n):\Omega\to\mathbb{R}$ which is in $BV(\Omega)$ and has, in $\textbf{0}$, all partial derivatives up to order $n-1$, all equal to 0: $$ \frac{\partial^{|\alpha|} ...
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Let $f$ be a real valued sequentially continuous function relative to a closed bounded interval $I=[a,b]$. Prove that the set $f(I)$ is bounded above

The hint that I've been given is: for each n in the naturals, use the assumption that $n$ is not an upper bound for $f(I)$ to choose a sequence of $x_n$ (from $n=1$ to infinity) in $I$; then apply ...