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Bounds for the operator norms of some Nörlund matrices

Authors: P. D. Johnson Jr., R. N. Mohapatra and David Ross
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 124 (1996), 543-547
MSC (1991): Primary 40G05
MathSciNet review: 1301506
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Abstract: Suppose $(p_n)_{n \geq 0}$ is a non-increasing sequence of non-negative numbers with $p_0 = 1$, $P_n = \sum _{j=0}^n p_j$, $n = 0, 1 \dots$, and $A = A(p_n) = (a_{nk})$ is the lower triangular matrix defined by $a_{nk} = p_{n-k} / P_n$, $0 \leq k \leq n$, and $a_{nk} = 0$, $n < k$. We show that the operator norm of $A$ as a linear operator on $\ell _p$ is no greater than $p / (p-1)$, for $1 < p < \infty$; this generalizes, yet again, Hardy’s inequality for sequences, and simplifies and improves, in this special case, more generally applicable results of D. Borwein, Cass, and Kratz. When the $p_n$ tend to a positive limit, the operator norm of $A$ on $\ell _p$ is exactly $p/(p-1)$. We also give some cases when the operator norm of $A$ on $\ell _p$ is less than $p/(p-1)$.

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P. D. Johnson Jr.
Affiliation: Department of Discrete and Statistical Sciences 120 Math Annex Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5307

R. N. Mohapatra
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida 32816-6690

David Ross
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Received by editor(s): February 4, 1994
Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 7, 1994
Communicated by: J. Marshall Ash
Article copyright: © Copyright 1996 American Mathematical Society