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Weak derivatives

How can I prove that $|\nabla u|=|\nabla|u||$ when $u$ is regular enough for example Lipschitz or $W^{1,1}_{loc}$. Other question is about the pointwise derivative when $f:[0,1]\to R$ is BV is that ...
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Is the total variation function uniform continuous or continuous?

I have been doing some excercises on total variation when the following questions came up to my mind: (1) Let $f$ be continuous on the interval $[0,1]$ and be of bounded variation. Is it true that ...
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Variation of periodic function

If $f\colon\Bbb R\to\Bbb R$ then $\operatorname{var}(f, [a,b]):=\sup \{\sum_{k=1}^n |f(x_k)-f(x_{k-1})| \}$, where supremum is taken over all finite sequences $(x_k)$ such that ...
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Bounded variation, difference of two increasing functions

Prove that if $f$ is of bounded variation in $[a,b]$, it is the difference of two positive, monotonic increasing functions; and the difference of two bounded monotonic increasing functions is a ...
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looking for a Poincare-type lemma for BV functions

Given a smooth bounded open subset $\Omega$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$, does there exist $A >0$ such that if $f\in BV(\Omega)$ with zero trace on $\partial \Omega$, and $\int_\Omega |Df| = 1$, then ...
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Showing uniqueness

I have a problem which asks to show that a function $f$ of bounded variation can be expressed uniquely except for addition of constants as the sum of an absolutely continuous function and a singular ...
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BV functions and absolute continuity short inquiry

This comes as a complement to: Relation between total variation and absolute continuity; I was wondering if the following holds: Let $F$ be a function of bounded variation on $[a,b]$, then ...
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Exercise from Stein again - characterization of BV functions

I find this pretty hard and it would be awesome if someone could help me. The problem is the following (Problem 6/Chapter 3 from S&S's Real Analysis). Suppose $F$ is a bounded measurable ...
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Total Variation and Integral

Let $f$ be a function of bounded variation on $[a, b]$ and $T_{a}^{b}(f)$ its total variation. We do not assume that $f$ is continuous. Show that $$\int_{a}^{b}|f'(t)|\, dt \leq T_{a}^{b}(f).$$ ...
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Does the total variation of a function bound its numerical integration error, much like its first derivative?

When estimating the convergence of a Riemann sum to its integral, or equivalently the error in numerical integration, the commonly used bound is by upper bounding it's first derivative (see, for ...
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Total variation of (weakly) differentiable functions

the total variation of a function $u\in L^1(\Omega)$, $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, can be defined as $$ \sup \{ \int_\Omega u \; \mathrm{div} g \; dx:\; g \in C_c^1(\Omega,\mathbb{R}^n), \; \lvert ...
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Functions of bounded variation on all $\mathbb{R}$

Consider $F:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ such that $\sup_{a,b}T_F (a,b)<\infty$ where $T_F (a,b)$ is the total variation of $F$ on the interval $[a,b]$. Then we have i) ...
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Prove the normed space of bounded variation functions is complete

Let $\Vert f \Vert = |f(0)| + \mathrm{Var}f$ for all $f \in BV([0,1])$; we are given that it is a norm. Show that $BV([0,1])$ is a complete normed space with this norm. I have shown that any ...
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Integral of the derivative of a function of bounded variation

Let $f\colon [a,b] \to \mathbb R$ be of bounded variation. Must it be the case that $|\int_a ^b f' (x) |\leq |TV(f)|$, where $TV(f)$ is the total variation of $f$ over $[a,b]$? If so, how can one ...
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Please help me find the maxima of this expression

I want to find $p$ which maximizes the given functional. $p$ is a function of the form $\mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$. $\Omega$ is a region in the 2-d plane. $\underset{p}{\sup} \int_\Omega \{ ...
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Perturbations of a function of bounded variation

Suppose $f,g:[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$, $g>0$, and $f/g$ is of bounded variation. If $f_n, f \in C^1[0,1]$ and $f_n \rightarrow f$ in $C^1$. Does it follow that $\exists N$ such that $f_n/g$ is of ...