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Carleman inequalities with convex weights

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Evasius, Dean M. (1992) Carleman inequalities with convex weights. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:09092011-152345667

Abstract

In this thesis we show that if n ≥ 2, and ϕ is a convex function on the bounded convex domain Ω, then there is a constant A = A(n,p,q,|Ω|) such that ||e^ϕƒ||L_(Ω) ≤ A||e^ϕ∆ƒ||Lp(Ω) holds for all ƒ Є C(^∞_0)(Ω), and for the following values of p and q: p = n/2 and q < 2n/(n - 3) when n ≥ 3, and p > 1 and q < ∞ when n = 2.

For the one parameter family of weights {e^(tϕ)}_(t ≥ 1 ) where ϕ is essentially uniformly convex on a bounded domain Ω, we prove an L^p(Ω) → L^q(Ω) inequality for 1/p -1/q ≤ 2/n and 2n/(n + 3) < p ≤ q < 2n/(n - 3), n ≥ 3, (1 < p ≤ q < ∞ for n = 2).

For the family of radial weights e^(|x|p), 1 < ρ < ∞, we obtain an L^p(R^n) → L^q(R^n) inequality for 1/p-1/q = 2/n and 2n/(n +3) < p ≤ q < 2n/(n - 3), n ≥ 3. For 2 ≤ ρ < ∞, this can be improved to 1/p - 1/q ≤ 2/n and 2n/(n - 3) < p ≤ q < 2n/(n - 3) when n ≥ 3. If n = 2, the valid range is 1 < p ≤ q < ∞.

Finally, if ϕ is any convex function on R, we obtain an L^P(R^n) → L^q(R^n) Carleman inequality for the family of one-dimensional weights e^(ϕ(xn)), for n ≥ 3, and when 1/p - 1/q = 2/n and 2n(n + 3) < p < q < 2n/(n - 3).

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Mathematics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Wolff, Thomas H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:4 May 1992
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:09092011-152345667
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:09092011-152345667
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6661
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: John Wade
Deposited On:12 Sep 2011 21:26
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:38

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