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Bounded derivative Riemann integrable

  1. Sep 14, 2013 #1
    Assume that a function [itex]f:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}[/itex] is differentiable in all points of its domain, and that the derivative [itex]f':[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}[/itex] is bounded. Is the derivative necessarily Riemann integrable?

    This what I know:

    Fact 1: Assume that a function is differentiable at all points of its domain. Then the derivative is not necessarily Riemann integrable.

    Fact 2: Assume that a function is bounded. Then the function is not necessarily Riemann integrable.

    So my question is not obvious.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
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  3. Sep 15, 2013 #2

    pasmith

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    No: Volterra's function is a counterexample.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2013 #3
    It is unfortunate that I cannot prove to you my honesty, but I swear that I came up with this question on my own, and was also attempting to construct a counter example with the [itex]x^2\sin (\frac{1}{x})[/itex] as basis! :surprised

    But I was unable to get a counter example working.

    Actually I think I'm also unable to understand the explanation on Wikipedia page.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
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