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Examples of $f \in C^2[a,b]$ where the total variation of $f$ on $[a,x]$ is not in $C^2[a,b]$

Suppose $f:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}$ is of bounded variation; define $V(x) = V[f;a,x]$ (the total variation of $f$ on $[a,x]$. I want to show that $V \in C^1[a,b]$. Since $f'$ is continuous, hence bounded ...
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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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About tight rational bounds

Suppose we have rational functions $f$, $g$, and $h$ defined for all natural numbers $n$ such that $f \leq g \leq h$ for all $n \in \mathbb{N}$. How can we prove that there is no rational functions ...
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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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Discontinuous local martingales with finite variations

I would like to know if a discontinuous local martingale with paths of finite variations almost surely is a martingale. I feel that it should be the case but can't find a straightforward argument. As ...
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Total Variation and indefinite integrals

Suppose $f$ is Lebesgue integrable on $[a,b]$ and $F(x) = \int^x_a f(t) dt$, $x \in [a,b]$. Show that $F$ has bounded variation, and the total variation $T^b_a(F)$ satisfies $$ T^b_a(F) = \int^b_a ...
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Does the squared root $\sqrt{|\cdot|}$ belong to $BV((-1,1))$?

Does the squared root belong $\sqrt{|\cdot|}$ to $BV((-1,1))$? In an affirmative case, what is its derivative in the distributional sense, i.e., what is the Radon measure $\mu$ such that $\mu=Du$ ?
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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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if $f_n\to f$ uniformly in $[a,b]$ then $f\in BV$

While preparing to test in calculus I found the question above: Let $f_n(x)\to f$ uniformlly on $[a,b]$. Prove or give counterexample: if $\forall n\in\mathbb N f_n(x)\in BV$ and $\exists M>0$ ...
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About functions of bounded variation

I got the following the following idea in one of the articles that I'm reading. It goes this way. Let $X$ be a Hausdorff topological vector space and let $\mathcal{D}$ be the family of all divisions ...
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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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Two questions on Lebesgue Decomposition of an increasing function?

I come up with the question in doing Stein's Real analysis, Chap3. Ex. 24, which assert that any increasing function $f$ on $[a,b]$ can be decomposed as $$F=F_A+F_C+F_J,$$ with $F_A$ is absolutely ...
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Integration with respect to a non-decreasing function on $\mathbb{R}$

Let $\alpha(t)$ be a non-decreasing function on $\mathbb{B}$ and consider the integral $$ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-xt}d\alpha(t) $$ absolutely convergent in $I$. Does exist a measure ...
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Bounded variation and $\int_a^b |F'(x)|dx=T_F([a,b])$ implies absolutely continuous

If $F$ is of bounded variation defined on $[a,b]$, and $F$ satisfies $$\int_{a}^b |F'(x)|dx=T_F([a,b])$$ where $T_F([a,b])$ is the total variation. How to prove that $F$ is absolutely continuous? ...
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Which are functions of bounded variations?

Let $f, g : [0, 1] \to \mathbb{R}$ be defined as follows: $f(x) = x^2 \sin (1/x)$ if $x = 0$, $f(0)=0$ $g(x) = \sqrt{x} \sin (1/x)$ if $x = 0, g(0) = 0$. Which are functions of bounded ...
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Bounded Variation is Bounded

Let $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ and let $D=\{x_o,x_1,...,x_n\}$ be a division of $[a,b]$. We say that $f$ is of bounded variation on $[a,b]$ if $\displaystyle \sup_{D\in \mathscr{D}} \sum_{i=1}^n ...
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A clarification about BV functions.

From definition, a locally integrable $ u \in BV(\Omega) $ if its distribution derivative is given by a signed Radon measure. That is there exists $ \mu $ such that for any $ \phi \in ...
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Prove that this function has finite variation

We know that $f$ has finite variation on $[a,b]$. Prove that $$g(x)= \begin{cases} 0, & x=a\\[8pt] \frac{1}{x-a} \int _{a} ^x f(t) \, dt , & x \in (a,b] \end{cases} $$ has finite variation. ...
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Integration of a $BV$ function with respect to a finite, signed Radon measure

Let $u,w\in BV(0,1)$ be given. Since we are in dimension 1 $u$ is continuous almost everywhere and has a representation $u^{l}$ and $u^{r}$ (left, right hand side continuous). Thus we can consider the ...
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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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Bounded variation implies Borel measurable

Suppose that $f\colon[a, b] \to \mathbb{R}$ is a function of bounded variation. Show that $f$ is Borel measurable. I was wondering if I could get a hint.
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Find f ae-differentiable with $f´\in L^1(0,1)$ but not in $BV$…

Here is a natural question which I didn't find in Measure Theory books: Construct a continuous function $f(x)$ in $[0,1]$ with derivative at ae $x\in(0,1)$, and so that $f'(x)\in L^1(0,1)$, but such ...
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Is it true that $C_0^\ast[0,+\infty) = NBV_{loc}[0,+\infty)$

Any function from $BV_{\operatorname{loc}}[0,+\infty)$ defines a continuous linear functional on $C_0[0,+\infty)$. But is it true that any continuous linear functional on $C_0[0,+\infty)$ is given by ...
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Using Chernoff bound to analysis the Lazyselect algorithm

It's my homework of the course of randomized algorithm. In the textbook (Randomized Altorithm by Rajeev Motwani et.al.), the author analyzed this algorithm using Chebyshev bound, but are there any ...
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which condition says that $f$ is necessarily bounded variation

Which of the following condition below imply that the $f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}$ is necessarily Bounded Variation? monotone; continuous and monotone; has derivative on $(0,1)$; bounded derivative on ...
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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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Can I make a BV function right-continuous this way?

Math people: This question is related to how can you "fix" one of the definitions of a BV function of one variable? . Suppose $f \in BV([0,1])$. I really have two-three questions. The ...
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Proving Bounded variation is smallest linear space

Prove that $BV[a,b]$ is the smallest linear space containing all monotone functions 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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Math Analysis - Problem dealing with bounded variation

Let $f\colon[0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb R$ (all real numbers) be defined by $\displaystyle f(x) = x \sin \left(\frac{\pi}{2x}\right)$ if $0 \lt x \le 1$ and $f(x) = 0$ if $x=0$. Determine ...
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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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Continuously differentiable functions of bounded variation

From this question, we know that a continuous function of bounded variation is not necessarily absolutely continuous. But the example (Devil's staircase) given is not differentiable. What if we ...
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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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how can you “fix” one of the definitions of a BV function of one variable?

Math people: My question is similar to that in Two definitions of "Bounded Variation Function" . If you look at that question, you will notice that people treat definitions (1) and (2) ...
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questions regarding definition of bounded variation of several variables

$\int_\Omega u(x)\,\mathrm{div}\boldsymbol{\phi}(x)\mathrm{d}x = -\int_\Omega \langle\boldsymbol{\phi}, Du(x)\rangle \qquad \forall\boldsymbol{\phi}\in C_c^1(\Omega,\mathbb{R}^n)$ ...
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How to represent a bounded function

I am not completely sure whether this question belongs on mathematics.SE but I figured to give it a shot: I have a function which mathematically looks like this: $f(x)=\max(A,B\cos x)$ This will ...
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Pointwise convergence, bounded variation, and lim inf's

Suppose that $\{f_n\}_{n = 1}^\infty$ is a sequence of functions in $BV[0, 1]$ that converges pointwise to a function $f$ on $[a, b]$. Show that $V_a^b f \leq \liminf_{n \to \infty} V_a^b f_n$. I ...
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Construct a sequence of functions that does not converge in $B[a, b]$

Construct an example of a sequence of functions $(f_n)$ in $BV[0, 1]$ such that $f_n \to f$ uniformly on $[0, 1]$ for some function $f \in BV[0, 1]$, whereas $(f_n)$ does not converge to $f$ in the ...
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Show $BV[a, b]$ is not dense in $B[a, b]$

Show that $BV[a, b]$ is not dense in $B[a, b]$ under the metric $||f||_\infty$. I was wondering if I could get a hint.
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Solving $\int_{0}^{2\pi} \cos (x) \cos (z(x)) \, dx$ with a bounded version of $z(x)=a \cos (x)+b$

I am trying to solve the following equation: $$\int_{0}^{2 \pi } \cos (x) \cos z(x) \, dx \hspace{20 mm} (1)$$ where $z(x)$ is a bounded version of $z(x)=a \cos (x)+b$ that reads as: ...
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Total variation of a Fourier series

Let $f(x) = f(x+2\pi)$ be a bounded real function given by the Fourier series of the form $$ f(x) = \sum_{k=1}^N a_k \sin(kx + \phi_k). $$ What is the total variation $V(f)$ of this function over one ...
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Bounded Variation $+$ Intermediate Value Theorem implies Continuous

Let $I=[a,b]$ with $a<b$ and let $u:I\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a function with bounded pointwise variation, i.e. $$Var_I u=\sup\{\sum_{i=1}^n|u(x_i)-u(x_{i-1})|\}<\infty$$ where the supremum is ...
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Functions of bounded variation and continuity

Suppose that $f:[a, b] \to \mathbb{R}$ is a function of bounded variation. Define $g:[a, b] \to \mathbb{R}$ by $g(x) = V_a^x f$. Show that $f$ is continuous at $x \in [a, b]$ iff $g$ is continuous at ...
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Bounded variation

For every $x \in \mathbb{R}$ define $$I(x) = \begin{cases}0 & \text{if } x \leq 0\\1 & \text{if } x > 0\end{cases}$$ Suppose that $(x_n)$ is a sequence of distinct points in (a, b) and that ...
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Bounded linear function implication

In Stephen Boyd's book boyd uses the theorem that a linear function is bounded below on $R^m$ only when it is zero. I can't really digest this. Csn someone tell me why this holds? I mean if I take a ...
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Two definitions of “Bounded Variation Function”

As far as I know, a function $f$ defined on an interval $[a, b]$ is said to be of bounded variation if $$\tag{1}V_a^b(f)=\sup\left\{\sum_{P} \lvert f(x_{j+1})-f(x_j)\rvert \ :\ P\ \text{partition of ...
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Show $\left| \int_a^b f d\alpha \right| \le \int_a^b|f|dV$ if $V$ is variation of $\alpha$ on $[a, b]$

Let $\alpha$ be of bounded variation on $[a, b]$ and assume that $V(x)$ be the total variation of $\alpha$ on $[a, x]$, $a<x\le b$ and $V(a) = 0$. Let $f$ be defined and bounded on $[a, b]$. If ...
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Why are these function of finite variation

Dealing with Itô, it simplifies a lot if you have terms which are continuous and of finite variation, since these terms have zero quadratic variation. I know that every increasing function has finite ...