Pointwise monotonicity of heat kernels
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In this paper we present an elementary proof of a pointwise radial monotonicity property of heat kernels that is shared by the Euclidean spaces, spheres and hyperbolic spaces. The main result was discovered by Cheeger and Yau in 1981 and rediscovered in special cases during the last few years. It deals with the monotonicity of the heat kernel from special points on revolution hypersurfaces. Our proof hinges on a non straightforward but elementary application of the parabolic maximum principle. As a consequence of the monotonicity property, we derive new inequalities involving classical special functions.
CitationAlonso, D. [et al.]. Pointwise monotonicity of heat kernels. "Revista Matematica Complutense", 13 Desembre 2021, p. 1-14.