Definition:Absolute Continuity/Real Function

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Let $I \subseteq \R$ be a real interval.

A real function $f: I \to \R$ is said to be absolutely continuous if and only if it satisfies the following property:

For every $\epsilon > 0$ there exists $\delta > 0$ such that the following property holds:
For every finite set of pairwise disjoint closed real intervals $\closedint {a_1} {b_1}, \dotsc, \closedint {a_n} {b_n} \subseteq I$ such that:
$\ds \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \size {b_i - a_i} < \delta$
it holds that:
$\ds \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \size {\map f {b_i} - \map f {a_i} } < \epsilon$

Also see

  • Results about absolutely continuous real functions can be found here.