# Jensen Measures and Maximal Functions of Uniform Algebras

### Cho-ichiro Matsuoka

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

## Abstract

Our purpose here is to seek on an arbitrary uniform algebra the class of representing measures which admit a certain maximal function for each log-envelope function defined on the maximal ideal space of the algebra. These maximal functions can be considered as a proper generalization of those that are associated with two-dimensional Brownian motion in the concrete algebras * R*(

*K*). Most of the results already obtained from the probabilistic approach, e. g. Burkholder-Gundy-Silverstein inequalities, a weaker form of Fefferman's duality theorem etc., are valid for our maximal functions. The remarkable feature of our class of representing measures is that it is stable under the weak-star limit and the convex combination. In the concrete algebras

*(*

**R***K*), if the harmonic measure and the Keldysh measure for a given point of

*K*are different, then our class of representing measures that are supported on the topological boundary of

*K*forms an infinite-dimensional weak-star compact convex set in the dual of

*(*

**C***K*).