


Paper Title:
An Approximation of Jordan Decomposable Functions for a Lipschitz Function
Author(s):
Ibraheem Alolyan
Mathematics Department,
College of Science, King Saud University
P.O.Box: 2455, Riyadh 11451,
Saudi Arabia
ialolyan05@yahoo.com
Abstract:
The well known Jordan decomposition theorem gives the useful characterization that any function of bounded variation can be written as the difference of two increasing functions. Functions which can be expressed in this way can be used to formulate an exclusion test for the recent Cellular Exclusion Algorithms for numerically computing all zero points or the global minima of functions in a given cellular domain [2,8,9]. In this paper we give an algorithm to approximate such increasing functions when only the values of the function of bounded variation can be computed. For this purpose, we are led to introduce the idea of εincreasing functions. It is shown that for any Lipschitz continuous function, we can find two εincreasing functions such that the Lipschitz function can be written as the difference of these functions.
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