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Improved regularity of second derivatives for subharmonic functions

created by tione on 07 Oct 2021


Submitted Paper

Inserted: 7 oct 2021
Last Updated: 7 oct 2021

Year: 2021

ArXiv: 2110.02602 PDF


In this note, we prove that if a subharmonic function $\Delta u\ge 0$ has pure second derivatives $\partial_{ii} u$ that are signed measures, then their negative part $(\partial_{ii} u)_-$ belongs to $L^1$ (in particular, it is not singular). We then show that this improvement of regularity cannot be upgraded to $L^p$ for any $p > 1$. We finally relate this problem to a natural question on the one-sided regularity of solutions to the obstacle problem with rough obstacles.

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