Upper bounds for higher-order poincaré constants

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Here we introduce higher-order Poincaré constants for compact weighted manifolds and estimate them from above in terms of subsets. These estimates imply upper bounds for eigenvalues of the weighted Laplacian and the first nontrivial eigenvalue of the p-Laplacian. In the case of the closed eigenvalue problem and the Neumann eigenvalue problem these are related to the estimates obtained by Chung-Grigor'yan-Yau and Gozlan-Herry. We also obtain similar upper bounds for Dirichlet eigenvalues and multi-way isoperimetric constants. As an application, for manifolds with boundary of nonnegative dimensional weighted Ricci curvature, we give upper bounds for inscribed radii in terms of dimension and the first Dirichlet Poincaré constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4415-4436
Number of pages22
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun


  • Eigenvalue of the Laplacian
  • Multi-way isoperimetric constant
  • Poincaré constant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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