Yet another heat semigroup characterization of BV functions on Riemannian manifolds Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper provides a characterization of functions of bounded variation (BV) in a compact Riemannian manifold in terms of the short time behavior of the heat semigroup. In particular, the main result proves that the total variation of a function equals the limit characterizing the space BV. The proof is carried out following two fully independent approaches, a probabilistic and an analytic one. Each method presents different advantages.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ruiz, P. A., & Baudoin, F.

complete list of authors

  • Ruiz, Patricia Alonso||Baudoin, Fabrice

publication date

  • October 2020