Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 5 (2007)
Interpolation between logarithmic Sobolev and Poincare inequalities
Pages: 971 – 979
This paper is concerned with intermediate inequalities which interpolate between the logarithmic Sobolev (LSI) and the Poincaré inequalities. Assuming that a given probability measure gives rise to a LSI, we derive generalized Poincaré inequalities, improving upon the known constants from the literature. We also analyze the special case when these inequalities are restricted to functions with zero components for the first eigenspaces of the corresponding evolution operator.
functional inequalities; Poincaré inequality; logarithmic Sobolev inequality; spectral gap; hypercontractivity
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
35K10, 39B62, 46E35, 60F10, 60J60