The reverse Holder inequality for an elementary function

  • A.O. Korenovskii Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University
Keywords: Reverse H ̈older inequality; Step function; Extreme parameters


For a positive function $f$ on the interval $[0,1]$, the power mean of order $p\in\mathbb R$ is defined by

\|\, f\,\|_p=\left(\int_0^1 f^p(x)\,dx\right)^{1/p}\quad(p\ne0),
\|\, f\,\|_0=\exp\left(\int_0^1\ln f(x)\,dx\right).$}

Assume that $0<A<B$, $0<\theta<1$ and consider the step function
$g_{A<B,\theta}=B\cdot\chi_{[0,\theta)}+A\cdot\chi_{[\theta,1]}$, where $\chi_E$ is the characteristic function of the set $E$.

Let $-\infty<p<q<+\infty$. The main result of this work consists in finding the term


\smallskip For fixed $p<q$, we study the behaviour of $C_{p<q,A<B}$ and $\theta_{p<q,A<B}$ with respect to $\beta=B/A\in(1,+\infty)$.
The cases $p=0$ or $q=0$ are considered separately.

The results of this work can be used in the study of the extremal properties of classes of functions, which satisfy the inverse H\"older inequality, e.g. the Muckenhoupt and Gehring ones. For functions from the Gurov-Reshetnyak classes, a similar problem has been investigated in~[4].

Author Biography

A.O. Korenovskii, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technologies, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University


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How to Cite
Korenovskii A. The reverse Holder inequality for an elementary function. Mat. Stud. [Internet]. 2021Oct.23 [cited 2022Jan.20];56(1):28-. Available from: