Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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A. Pinamonti - G. Speight - M. Capolli

A $C^m$ Lusin Approximation Theorem for Horizontal Curves in the Heisenberg Group

created by pinamonti on 20 Aug 2019
modified on 03 Jan 2021


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 20 aug 2019
Last Updated: 3 jan 2021

Journal: Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations
Year: 2021


We prove a $C^m$ Lusin approximation theorem for horizontal curves in the Heisenberg group. This states that every absolutely continuous horizontal curve whose horizontal velocity is $m-1$ times $L^1$ differentiable almost everywhere coincides with a $C^m$ horizontal curve except on a set of small measure. Conversely, we show that the result no longer holds if $L^1$ differentiability is replaced by approximate differentiability. This shows our result is optimal and highlights differences between the Heisenberg and Euclidean settings.


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