Math Help - prove...

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prove that if f is continuous on [a,b] with $f(x) \geq 0 \ , \forall x \in [a,b]$ prove that if g is strictly increasing on [a,b]
with $\int_a^b f . dg =0$ then f(x)=0 $\forall x \in [a,b]$

2. Originally Posted by flower3
prove that if f is continuous on [a,b] with $f(x) \geq 0 \ , \forall x \in [a,b]$ prove that if g is strictly increasing on [a,b]
with $\int_a^b f . dg =0$ then f(x)=0 $\forall x \in [a,b]$
The proof is the same as for usual Riemann integral. Procede by contradiction: assume that $f$ is not identically zero on $[a,b]$. Using continuity, prove that there exists $\epsilon>0$ and $a\leq u such that $f(x)\geq \epsilon$ when $x\in[u,v]$. Then, justify the following: $\int_a^b f\, dg\geq \int_u^v f\, dg\geq \epsilon \int_u^v dg=\epsilon(g(v)-g(u))>0$. And conclude.