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The Rearrangement of Functions and Maximization of a Convolution Integral


Welch, Lloyd Richard (1958) The Rearrangement of Functions and Maximization of a Convolution Integral. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/B59P-3R31.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. For the additive group of the real numbers, the value, at the origin, of the convolution of three non-negative integrable functions is less than or equal to the corresponding value obtained from the symmetric rearrangements of those functions. That is [...]. This problem is investigated on general groups and it is shown that under a wide interpretation of the notion of symmetric rearrangement the validity of the inequality implies serious restrictions on the group. Both new and known results in [...] are developed using methods which in modified form yield the answer to the similar problem on the sphere.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Mathematics and Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Minor Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Bohnenblust, Henri Frederic
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1958
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01192006-081053
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ID Code:231
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Deposited On:24 Jan 2006
Last Modified:17 Oct 2023 18:52

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