A continuous function which is not of bounded variation

Introduction on total variation of functions

Recall that a function of bounded variation, also known as a BV-function, is a real-valued function whose total variation is bounded (finite).

Being more formal, the total variation of a real-valued function $$f$$, defined on an interval $$[a,b] \subset \mathbb{R}$$ is the quantity:
$V_a^b(f) = \sup\limits_{P \in \mathcal{P}} \sum_{i=0}^{n_P-1} \left\vert f(x_{i+1}) – f(x_i) \right\vert$ where the supremum is taken over the set $$\mathcal{P}$$ of all partitions of the interval considered. Continue reading A continuous function which is not of bounded variation