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Show that $f$ is of Bounded Variation by $f'$' being integrable.

For $\alpha$, $\beta$ > 0, define the function $f$ on $[0, 1]$ by $f(x) = x^{\alpha}\sin(1/x^{\beta})$ for $0 < x \leq 1$ and $f(x) = 0$ for $x=0$. Show that if $\alpha > \beta$, then $f$ is of ...
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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 ...
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An upper bound for an integral.

I want to find an upper bound of the function $h(t)$ on $t \in [0, \infty [$ with $d >1$ which is defined by $$ h(t) := \int_0^t (1+t)^d (1+t-r)^{-d} (1+r)^{-d} dr$$ and I could easily prove that ...
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Functions of bounded variation as the dual of $C([a,b])$

I am trying to understand this proposition about the dual of $C([a,b])$. I would like some help with the following: (1) What does the integral with respect to a function of bounded variation mean? ...
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$f(0)=0,\;\;f(x)=e^{-2/x}\sin\left(e^{1/x}\right)$, is $f$ bounded variation on [0,1]?

Let $$f(0)=0,\;\;f(x)=e^{-2/x}\sin\left(e^{1/x}\right),$$ is $f$ bounded variation on $[0,1]$? Here is my thinking: Since $f$ is differentiable on $(0,1]$ and continuous on $[0,1]$ If $f^\prime$ ...
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Intuition for Rough path

I pray to kindly show the intuition behind the concept of rough path. Google provided some links that deal with the notion of rough path but was difficult for me to have an idea.
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$\{z\in C:|z| = |\operatorname{re}(z)| +|\operatorname{im}(z)|\}$ open or closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Proving that a complex set in open/closed/neither and bounded/not bounded I think $\{z\in C:|z| = |\operatorname{re}(z)| +|\operatorname{im}(z)|\}$ is closed. But I have ...
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Functions of bounded variation on $\Bbb R$

How can one define the total variation of a function of bounded variation on $\Bbb R$? i.e., how one can evaluate the total variation on infinite intervals?!
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Functions of bounded variation and $L^\infty$ functions

Here are my questions. Are $L^\infty$ functions of bounded variation? Is the composition of two BV functions still of bounded variation? Is $x\mapsto \frac 1{f(x)}$ of bounded variation when $f$ ...
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upper bound of exponential function

I am looking for a tight upper bound of exponential function (or sum of exponential functions): $e^x<f(x)$ when $x<0$ or $\sum_{i=1}^n e^{x_i} < g(x_1,...,x_n)$ when $x_i<0$ Thanks a ...
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Limit Points within a Set

If I have an uncountable subset $A \in \mathbb{R}$, and we assume A is nonempty, does it follow that every point within $A$ is a limit point of $A$ from the density of $\mathbb{Q}$ in $\mathbb{R}$ ...
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a tetration limit for base $a > e^{1/e}$

Let $a$ be a real number with $a > e^{1/e}$ and $a <> e$. $slog$ means superlog base $e$ and $sexp$ means superexp base $e$. $sloga$ means superlog with base $a$ and $sexpa$ means superexp ...
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Absolute continuity

$f$ is continuous and of bounded variation on $[0,1]$, $f$ is absolutely continuous on any $[c,1]$ with $c \in (0,1]$. Then $f$ is absolutely continuous on $[0,1]$. How to show this? ...
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Jordan decomposition measure and its distribution function

Let $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, and for $x \in \mathbb{R}$, let $T_f(x)=\sup \left\{\sum_{j=1}^N \left|f(x_j)-f(x_{j-1})\right|\right\}$, where the supremum is taken over all $N \in ...
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Fourier transform of derivative for the bounded function

I was going through the derivation of Wigner distribution properties, and encountered a certain step in the proof I could not justify. Namely, the step requires the following equality to be true: ...
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If a function $f$ is differentiable on $[a,b]$ and its derivative $f^\prime$ is integrable, must $f$ be of bounded variation?

I know there is a theorem saying if $f$ defined on $[a,b]$ is of bounded variation, then it is differentiable on $(a,b)$ a.e and $f'$ is integrable over $[a,b]$. I wonder whether the converse is ...
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Is this equivalent to bounded variation?

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open and bounded with smooth boundary. For $f \in L^1(\Omega)$, define $$ \|D_1 f\|_M(\Omega) =\inf\left\{\liminf_{k\to\infty}\int_\Omega |\nabla f_k|\,dx \mid ...
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Question about Riemann integral and total variation

Let $g$ be Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$, $f(x)=\int_a^x g(t)dt $ for $x \in[a,b]$. Can I show that the total variation of $f$ is equal to $\int_a^b |g(x)| dx $?
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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 ...