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# Carleman inequalities with convex weights

## Citation

Evasius, Dean M. (1992) Carleman inequalities with convex weights. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/4v8q-vv71. https://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.)) Mathematics California Institute of Technology Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy Mathematics Public (worldwide access) Wolff, Thomas H. Unknown, Unknown 4 May 1992 CaltechTHESIS:09092011-152345667 https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:09092011-152345667 10.7907/4v8q-vv71 No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided. 6661 CaltechTHESIS INVALID USER 12 Sep 2011 21:26 09 Nov 2022 19:20

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