Jensen Measures and Maximal Functions of Uniform Algebras

  • Cho-ichiro Matsuoka

    Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan


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).

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Cho-ichiro Matsuoka, Jensen Measures and Maximal Functions of Uniform Algebras. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 22 (1986), no. 1, pp. 57–80

DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195178372