It is easy to see that a singular function cannot be absolutely continuous (http://planetmath.org/AbsolutelyContinuousFunction2): If an absolutely continuous function satisfies almost everywhere, then it must be constant.
An example of such a function is the famous Cantor function. While this is not a strictly increasing function, there also do exist singular functions which are in fact strictly increasing, and even more amazingly functions that are quasisymmetric (see attached example).
Any monotone increasing function can be written as a sum of an absolutely continuous function and a singular function.
- 1 H. L. Royden. . Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1988
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|Synonym||purely singular function|