Category:Total Variation of Real Function

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This category contains results about Total Variation of Real Function.
Definitions specific to this category can be found in Definitions/Total Variation of Real Function.

Closed Bounded Interval

Let $a, b$ be real numbers with $a < b$.

Let $f: \closedint a b \to \R$ be a function of bounded variation.

Let $\map X {\closedint a b}$ be the set of finite subdivisions of $\closedint a b$.

For each $P \in \map X {\closedint a b}$, write:

$P = \set {x_0, x_1, \ldots, x_n}$


$a = x_0 < x_1 < x_2 < \cdots < x_{n - 1} < x_n = b$

Also write:

$\ds \map {V_f} {P ; \closedint a b} = \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \size {\map f {x_i} - \map f {x_{i - 1} } }$

We define the total variation $\map {V_f} {\closedint a b}$ of $f$ on $\closedint a b$ by:

$\ds \map {V_f} {\closedint a b} = \map {\sup_{P \mathop \in \map X {\closedint a b} } } {\map {V_f} {P ; \closedint a b} }$

Closed Unbounded Interval

Let $I$ be an unbounded closed interval or $\R$.

Let $f: I \to \R$ be a real function.

Let $\map {\PP_F} I$ be the set of finite subsets of $I$.

For each finite non-empty subset $\SS$ of $I$, write:

$\SS = \set {x_0, x_1, \ldots, x_n}$


$x_0 < x_1 < x_2 < \cdots < x_{n - 1} < x_n$

Also write:

$\ds \map {V_f^\ast} {\SS; I} = \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \size {\map f {x_i} - \map f {x_{i - 1} } }$

We define the total variation $\map {V_f} I$ of $f$ on $I$ by:

$\ds \map {V_f} I = \sup_{\SS \mathop \in \map {\PP_F} I} \paren {\map {V_f^\ast} {\SS; I} }$