American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

February  2008, 22(1&2): 413-425. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2008.22.413

Journé's theorem for $C^{n,\omega}$ regularity

 1 Department of Mathematics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383

Received  May 2007 Revised  January 2008 Published  June 2008

Let $U$ be an open set in $\mathbb R^2$ and $f:U\to \mathbb R$ a function. $f$ is said to be $C^{n,\alpha}$ if it is $C^n$ and has the $n$-th derivative $\alpha$-Hölder, $0<\alpha< 1$. We generalize a result due to Journé [2] about the $C^{n,\alpha}$ regularity of a real valued continuous function on $U$ that is $C^{n,\alpha}$ along two transverse continuous foliations with $C^{n,\alpha}$ leaves. For $\omega$ a Dini modulus of continuity, $f$ is said to be $C^{n,\omega}$ if it is $C^n$ and has the $n$-th derivative bounded in the seminorm defined by $\omega$. We assume that $f$ is $C^{n,\omega}$ along two transverse continuous foliations with $C^{n,\omega}$ leaves, and show that, under an additional summability condition for the modulus, $f$ is $C^{n,\omega'}$ for $\omega'(t)=\int^t_0\frac{\omega(\tau)}{\tau}d\tau.$ For $\omega(t)=t^{\alpha}, 0<\alpha< 1,$ one recovers Journé's result. Examples of moduli that satisfy our assumptions are given by $\omega(t)=t^{\alpha}( \ln\frac{1}{t} )^{\beta}$, for $0<\alpha<1$ and $0<\beta$.
Citation: V. Niţicâ. Journé's theorem for $C^{n,\omega}$ regularity. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2008, 22 (1&2) : 413-425. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2008.22.413
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