# Definition:L1 Metric/Closed Real Interval

## Definition

Let $S$ be the set of all real functions which are continuous on the closed interval $\left[{a \,.\,.\, b}\right]$.

Let the real-valued function $d: S \times S \to \R$ be defined as:

$\displaystyle \forall f, g \in S: d_1 \left({f, g}\right) := \int_a^b \left\vert{f \left({t}\right) - g \left({t}\right)}\right\vert \ \mathrm d t$

Then $d_1$ is the $L^1$ metric on $\left[{a \,.\,.\, b}\right]$.