TY - THES
A1 - Knörr, Jonas
T1 - Smooth valuations on convex functions
N2 - We study continuous dually epi-translation invariant valuations on certain cones of convex functions containing the space of finite-valued convex functions. Using the homogeneous decomposition of this space, we associate a certain distribution to any homogeneous valuation similar to the Goodey-Weil embedding for translation invariant valuations on convex bodies. The support of these distributions induces a corresponding notion of support for the underlying valuations, which imposes certain restrictions on these functionals, and we study the relation between the support of a valuation and its domain. This gives a partial answer to the question which dually epi-translation invariant valuations on finite-valued convex functions can be extended to larger cones of convex functions.
We also study topological properties of spaces of valuations with support contained in a fixed compact set. As an application of these results, we introduce the class of smooth valuations on convex functions and show that the subspace of smooth dually epi-translation invariant valuations is dense in the space of continuous dually epi-translation invariant valuation on finite-valued convex functions. These smooth valuations are given by integrating certain smooth differential forms over the graph of the differential of a convex function. We use this construction to give a characterization of a dense subspace of all continuous valuations on finite-valued convex functions that are rotation invariant as well as dually epi-translation invariant.
Using results from Alesker's theory of smooth valuations on convex bodies, we also show that any smooth valuation can be written as a convergent sum of mixed Hessian valuations. In particular, mixed Hessian valuations span a dense subspace, which is a version of McMullen’s conjecture for valuations on convex functions.
KW - Integral Geometry
KW - Valuation Theory
KW - Valuation on functions
Y1 - 2020
UR - http://publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/58121
UR - https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-581211
CY - Frankfurt am Main
ER -