Superposition operators and functions of bounded -variation

  • Gérard Bourdaud

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Massimo Lanza de Cristoforis

    Università di Padova, Italy
  • Winfried Sickel

    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany


We characterize the set of all functions of to itself such that the associated superposition operator maps the class into itself. Here , , denotes the set of primitives of functions of bounded -variation, endowed with a suitable norm. It turns out that such an operator is always bounded and sublinear. Also, consequences for the boundedness of superposition operators defined on Besov spaces are discussed.

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Gérard Bourdaud, Massimo Lanza de Cristoforis, Winfried Sickel, Superposition operators and functions of bounded -variation. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 22 (2006), no. 2, pp. 455–487

DOI 10.4171/RMI/463