Duke Mathematical Journal

Discrete fractional Radon transforms and quadratic forms

Lillian B. Pierce

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Abstract

We consider discrete analogues of fractional Radon transforms involving integration over paraboloids defined by positive definite quadratic forms. We prove sharp results for this class of discrete operators in all dimensions, providing necessary and sufficient conditions for them to extend to bounded operators from p to q. The method involves an intricate spectral decomposition according to major and minor arcs, motivated by ideas from the circle method of Hardy and Littlewood. Techniques from harmonic analysis, in particular Fourier transform methods and oscillatory integrals, as well as the number theoretic structure of quadratic forms, exponential sums, and theta functions, play key roles in the proof.

Article information

Source
Duke Math. J., Volume 161, Number 1 (2012), 69-106.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 30 December 2011

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1325264706

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1215/00127094-1507288

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2872554

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1246.44002

Subjects
Primary: 44A12: Radon transform [See also 92C55] 42B20: Singular and oscillatory integrals (Calderón-Zygmund, etc.)
Secondary: 11P55: Applications of the Hardy-Littlewood method [See also 11D85] 11E25: Sums of squares and representations by other particular quadratic forms

Citation

Pierce, Lillian B. Discrete fractional Radon transforms and quadratic forms. Duke Math. J. 161 (2012), no. 1, 69--106. doi:10.1215/00127094-1507288. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1325264706


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