It has been asked (see R. Strichartz, Analysis of the Laplacian. . . , J. Funct. Anal. 52 (1983), 48-79) whether one could extend to a reasonable class of non-compact Riemannian manifolds the Lp boundedness of the Riesz transforms that holds in ℝn. Several partial answers have been given since. In the present paper, we give positive results for 1 ≤ p ≤ 2 under very weak assumptions, namely the doubling volume property and an optimal on-diagonal heat kernel estimate. In particular, we do not make any hypothesis on the space derivatives of the heat kernel. We also prove that the result cannot hold for p > 2 under the same assumptions. Finally, we prove a similar result for the Riesz transforms on arbitrary domains of ℝn.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|