A new function space and applications

  • Jean Bourgain

    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, United States
  • Haïm Brezis

    Rutgers University, Piscataway, United States
  • Petru Mironescu

    Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France


We define a new function space , which contains in particular BMO, BV, and , . We investigate its embedding into Lebesgue and Marcinkiewicz spaces. We present several inequalities involving norms of integer-valued functions in . We introduce a significant closed subspace, , of , containing in particular VMO and , . The above mentioned estimates imply in particular that integer-valued functions belonging to are necessarily constant. This framework provides a "common roof" to various, seemingly unrelated, statements asserting that integer-valued functions satisfying some kind of regularity condition must be constant.

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Jean Bourgain, Haïm Brezis, Petru Mironescu, A new function space and applications. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 17 (2015), no. 9, pp. 2083–2101

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/551