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1. CJM Online first

Cordero-Erausquin, Dario
Transport inequalities for log-concave measures, quantitative forms and applications
We review some simple techniques based on monotone mass transport that allow us to obtain transport-type inequalities for any log-concave probability measure, and for more general measures as well. We discuss quantitative forms of these inequalities, with application to the Brascamp-Lieb variance inequality.

Keywords:log-concave measures, transport inequality, Brascamp-Lieb inequality, quantitative inequalities
Categories:52A40, 60E15, 49Q20

2. CJM Online first

Carlen, Eric; Maggi, Francesco
Stability for the Brunn-Minkowski and Riesz rearrangement inequalities, with applications to Gaussian concentration and finite range non-local isoperimetry
We provide a simple, general argument to obtain improvements of concentration-type inequalities starting from improvements of their corresponding isoperimetric-type inequalities. We apply this argument to obtain robust improvements of the Brunn-Minkowski inequality (for Minkowski sums between generic sets and convex sets) and of the Gaussian concentration inequality. The former inequality is then used to obtain a robust improvement of the Riesz rearrangement inequality under certain natural conditions. These conditions are compatible with the applications to a finite-range nonlocal isoperimetric problem arising in statistical mechanics.

Keywords:Brunn-Minkowski inequality, Riesz rearrangement, Gaussian Concentration, Gates-Penrose-Lebowitz energy

3. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 762)

Colesanti, Andrea; Gómez, Eugenia Saorín; Nicolás, Jesus Yepes
On a Linear Refinement of the Prékopa-Leindler Inequality
If $f,g:\mathbb{R}^n\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}$ are non-negative measurable functions, then the Prékopa-Leindler inequality asserts that the integral of the Asplund sum (provided that it is measurable) is greater or equal than the $0$-mean of the integrals of $f$ and $g$. In this paper we prove that under the sole assumption that $f$ and $g$ have a common projection onto a hyperplane, the Prékopa-Leindler inequality admits a linear refinement. Moreover, the same inequality can be obtained when assuming that both projections (not necessarily equal as functions) have the same integral. An analogous approach may be also carried out for the so-called Borell-Brascamp-Lieb inequality.

Keywords:Prékopa-Leindler inequality, linearity, Asplund sum, projections, Borell-Brascamp-Lieb inequality
Categories:52A40, 26D15, 26B25

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Xiao, Jie; Ye, Deping
Anisotropic Sobolev Capacity with Fractional Order
In this paper, we introduce the anisotropic Sobolev capacity with fractional order and develop some basic properties for this new object. Applications to the theory of anisotropic fractional Sobolev spaces are provided. In particular, we give geometric characterizations for a nonnegative Radon measure $\mu$ that naturally induces an embedding of the anisotropic fractional Sobolev class $\dot{\Lambda}_{\alpha,K}^{1,1}$ into the $\mu$-based-Lebesgue-space $L^{n/\beta}_\mu$ with $0\lt \beta\le n$. Also, we investigate the anisotropic fractional $\alpha$-perimeter. Such a geometric quantity can be used to approximate the anisotropic Sobolev capacity with fractional order. Estimation on the constant in the related Minkowski inequality, which is asymptotically optimal as $\alpha\rightarrow 0^+$, will be provided.

Keywords:sharpness, isoperimetric inequality, Minkowski inequality, fractional Sobolev capacity, fractional perimeter
Categories:52A38, 53A15, 53A30

5. CJM Online first

Cordero-Erausquin, Dario
Transport inequalities for log-concave measures, quantitative forms and applications
We review some simple techniques based on monotone mass transport that allow to obtain transport-type inequalities for any log-concave probability measure. We discuss quantitative forms of these inequalities, with application to the variance Brascamp-Lieb inequality.

Keywords:log-concave measures, transport inequality, Brascamp-Lieb inequality, quantitative inequalities
Categories:52A40, 60E15, 49Q20

6. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 1413)

Zhang, Xi; Zhang, Xiangwen
Generalized Kähler--Einstein Metrics and Energy Functionals
In this paper, we consider a generalized Kähler-Einstein equation on Kähler manifold $M$. Using the twisted $\mathcal K$-energy introduced by Song and Tian, we show that the existence of generalized Kähler-Einstein metrics with semi-positive twisting $(1, 1)$-form $\theta $ is also closely related to the properness of the twisted $\mathcal K$-energy functional. Under the condition that the twisting form $\theta $ is strictly positive at a point or $M$ admits no nontrivial Hamiltonian holomorphic vector field, we prove that the existence of generalized Kähler-Einstein metric implies a Moser-Trudinger type inequality.

Keywords:complex Monge--Ampère equation, energy functional, generalized Kähler--Einstein metric, Moser--Trudinger type inequality
Categories:53C55, 32W20

7. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 1401)

Zhao, Wei; Shen, Yibing
A Universal Volume Comparison Theorem for Finsler Manifolds and Related Results
In this paper, we establish a universal volume comparison theorem for Finsler manifolds and give the Berger-Kazdan inequality and Santaló's formula in Finsler geometry. Being based on these, we derive a Berger-Kazdan type comparison theorem and a Croke type isoperimetric inequality for Finsler manifolds.

Keywords:Finsler manifold, Berger-Kazdan inequality, Berger-Kazdan comparison theorem, Santaló's formula, Croke's isoperimetric inequality
Categories:53B40, 53C65, 52A38

8. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 669)

Pantano, Alessandra; Paul, Annegret; Salamanca-Riba, Susana A.
The Genuine Omega-regular Unitary Dual of the Metaplectic Group
We classify all genuine unitary representations of the metaplectic group whose infinitesimal character is real and at least as regular as that of the oscillator representation. In a previous paper we exhibited a certain family of representations satisfying these conditions, obtained by cohomological induction from the tensor product of a one-dimensional representation and an oscillator representation. Our main theorem asserts that this family exhausts the genuine omega-regular unitary dual of the metaplectic group.

Keywords:Metaplectic group, oscillator representation, bottom layer map, cohomological induction, Parthasarathy's Dirac Operator Inequality, pseudospherical principal series

9. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1182)

Yue, Hong
A Fractal Function Related to the John-Nirenberg Inequality for $Q_{\alpha}({\mathbb R^n})$
A borderline case function $f$ for $ Q_{\alpha}({\mathbb R^n})$ spaces is defined as a Haar wavelet decomposition, with the coefficients depending on a fixed parameter $\beta>0$. On its support $I_0=[0, 1]^n$, $f(x)$ can be expressed by the binary expansions of the coordinates of $x$. In particular, $f=f_{\beta}\in Q_{\alpha}({\mathbb R^n})$ if and only if $\alpha<\beta<\frac{n}{2}$, while for $\beta=\alpha$, it was shown by Yue and Dafni that $f$ satisfies a John--Nirenberg inequality for $ Q_{\alpha}({\mathbb R^n})$. When $\beta\neq 1$, $f$ is a self-affine function. It is continuous almost everywhere and discontinuous at all dyadic points inside $I_0$. In addition, it is not monotone along any coordinate direction in any small cube. When the parameter $\beta\in (0, 1)$, $f$ is onto from $I_0$ to $[-\frac{1}{1-2^{-\beta}}, \frac{1}{1-2^{-\beta}}]$, and the graph of $f$ has a non-integer fractal dimension $n+1-\beta$.

Keywords:Haar wavelets, Q spaces, John-Nirenberg inequality, Greedy expansion, self-affine, fractal, Box dimension
Categories:42B35, 42C10, 30D50, 28A80

10. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 870)

Valdimarsson, Stefán Ingi
The Brascamp-Lieb Polyhedron
A set of necessary and sufficient conditions for the Brascamp--Lieb inequality to hold has recently been found by Bennett, Carbery, Christ, and Tao. We present an analysis of these conditions. This analysis allows us to give a concise description of the set where the inequality holds in the case where each of the linear maps involved has co-rank $1$. This complements the result of Barthe concerning the case where the linear maps all have rank $1$. Pushing our analysis further, we describe the case where the maps have either rank $1$ or rank $2$. A separate but related problem is to give a list of the finite number of conditions necessary and sufficient for the Brascamp--Lieb inequality to hold. We present an algorithm which generates such a list.

Keywords:Brascamp-Lieb inequality, Loomis-Whitney inequality, lattice, flag
Categories:44A35, 14M15, 26D20

11. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 737)

Ditzian, Z.; Prymak, A.
Approximation by Dilated Averages and K-Functionals
For a positive finite measure $d\mu(\mathbf{u})$ on $\mathbb{R}^d$ normalized to satisfy $\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}d\mu(\mathbf{u})=1$, the dilated average of $f( \mathbf{x})$ is given by \[ A_tf(\mathbf{x})=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}f(\mathbf{x}-t\mathbf{u})d\mu(\mathbf{u}). \] It will be shown that under some mild assumptions on $d\mu(\mathbf{u})$ one has the equivalence \[ \|A_tf-f\|_B\approx \inf \{ (\|f-g\|_B+t^2 \|P(D)g\|_B): P(D)g\in B\}\quad\text{for }t>0, \] where $\varphi(t)\approx \psi(t)$ means $c^{-1}\le\varphi(t)/\psi(t)\le c$, $B$ is a Banach space of functions for which translations are continuous isometries and $P(D)$ is an elliptic differential operator induced by $\mu$. Many applications are given, notable among which is the averaging operator with $d\mu(\mathbf{u})= \frac{1}{m(S)}\chi_S(\mathbf{u})d\mathbf{u}$, where $S$ is a bounded convex set in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with an interior point, $m(S)$ is the Lebesgue measure of $S$, and $\chi_S(\mathbf{u})$ is the characteristic function of $S$. The rate of approximation by averages on the boundary of a convex set under more restrictive conditions is also shown to be equivalent to an appropriate $K$-functional.

Keywords:rate of approximation, K-functionals, strong converse inequality
Categories:41A27, 41A35, 41A63

12. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1116)

Jin, Yongyang; Zhang, Genkai
Degenerate p-Laplacian Operators and Hardy Type Inequalities on H-Type Groups
Let $\mathbb G$ be a step-two nilpotent group of H-type with Lie algebra $\mathfrak G=V\oplus \mathfrak t$. We define a class of vector fields $X=\{X_j\}$ on $\mathbb G$ depending on a real parameter $k\ge 1$, and we consider the corresponding $p$-Laplacian operator $L_{p,k} u= \operatorname{div}_X (|\nabla_{X} u|^{p-2} \nabla_X u)$. For $k=1$ the vector fields $X=\{X_j\}$ are the left invariant vector fields corresponding to an orthonormal basis of $V$; for $\mathbb G$ being the Heisenberg group the vector fields are the Greiner fields. In this paper we obtain the fundamental solution for the operator $L_{p,k}$ and as an application, we get a Hardy type inequality associated with $X$.

Keywords:fundamental solutions, degenerate Laplacians, Hardy inequality, H-type groups
Categories:35H30, 26D10, 22E25

13. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 470)

Bauschke, Heinz H.; Güler, Osman; Lewis, Adrian S.; Sendov, Hristo S.
Hyperbolic Polynomials and Convex Analysis
A homogeneous real polynomial $p$ is {\em hyperbolic} with respect to a given vector $d$ if the univariate polynomial $t \mapsto p(x-td)$ has all real roots for all vectors $x$. Motivated by partial differential equations, G{\aa}rding proved in 1951 that the largest such root is a convex function of $x$, and showed various ways of constructing new hyperbolic polynomials. We present a powerful new such construction, and use it to generalize G{\aa}rding's result to arbitrary symmetric functions of the roots. Many classical and recent inequalities follow easily. We develop various convex-analytic tools for such symmetric functions, of interest in interior-point methods for optimization problems over related cones.

Keywords:convex analysis, eigenvalue, G{\aa}rding's inequality, hyperbolic barrier function, hyperbolic polynomial, hyperbolicity cone, interior-point method, semidefinite program, singular value, symmetric function
Categories:90C25, 15A45, 52A41

14. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 673)

Barlow, Martin T.; Bass, Richard F.
Brownian Motion and Harmonic Analysis on Sierpinski Carpets
We consider a class of fractal subsets of $\R^d$ formed in a manner analogous to the construction of the Sierpinski carpet. We prove a uniform Harnack inequality for positive harmonic functions; study the heat equation, and obtain upper and lower bounds on the heat kernel which are, up to constants, the best possible; construct a locally isotropic diffusion $X$ and determine its basic properties; and extend some classical Sobolev and Poincar\'e inequalities to this setting.

Keywords:Sierpinski carpet, fractal, Hausdorff dimension, spectral dimension, Brownian motion, heat equation, harmonic functions, potentials, reflecting Brownian motion, coupling, Harnack inequality, transition densities, fundamental solutions
Categories:60J60, 60B05, 60J35

15. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 449)

Bahn, Hyoungsick; Ehrlich, Paul
A Brunn-Minkowski Type Theorem on the Minkowski Spacetime
In this article, we derive a Brunn-Minkowski type theorem for sets bearing some relation to the causal structure on the Minkowski spacetime $\mathbb{L}^{n+1}$. We also present an isoperimetric inequality in the Minkowski spacetime $\mathbb{L}^{n+1}$ as a consequence of this Brunn-Minkowski type theorem.

Keywords:Minkowski spacetime, Brunn-Minkowski inequality, isoperimetric inequality
Categories:53B30, 52A40, 52A38

16. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 152)

Min, G.
Inequalities for rational functions with prescribed poles
This paper considers the rational system ${\cal P}_n (a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n):= \bigl\{ {P(x) \over \prod_{k=1}^n (x-a_k)}, P\in {\cal P}_n\bigr\}$ with nonreal elements in $\{a_k\}_{k=1}^{n}\subset\Bbb{C}\setminus [-1,1]$ paired by complex conjugation. It gives a sharp (to constant) Markov-type inequality for real rational functions in ${\cal P}_n (a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n)$. The corresponding Markov-type inequality for high derivatives is established, as well as Nikolskii-type inequalities. Some sharp Markov- and Bernstein-type inequalities with curved majorants for rational functions in ${\cal P}_n(a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n)$ are obtained, which generalize some results for the classical polynomials. A sharp Schur-type inequality is also proved and plays a key role in the proofs of our main results.

Keywords:Markov-type inequality, Bernstein-type inequality, Nikolskii-type inequality, Schur-type inequality, rational functions with prescribed poles, curved majorants, Chebyshev polynomials
Categories:41A17, 26D07, 26C15

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