A generalization of Gallagher's lemma for exponential sums
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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification:

11L07, 11N37.

Keywords:

exponential sum, Dirichlet polynomial, Gallagher's inequality.

Abstract:

First we generalize a famous lemma of Gallagher on the mean square estimate for exponential sums by plugging a weight in the righthand side of Gallagher's original inequality. Then we apply it in the special case of the Cesro weight in order to establish some results mainly concerning the classical Dirichlet polynomials and the Selberg integrals of an arithmetic function {}, that are tools for studying the distribution of {} in short intervals. Furthermore, we describe the smoothing process via selfconvolutions of a weight that is involved into our Gallagher type inequalities, and compare it with the analogous process via the socalled correlations. Finally, we discuss a comparison argument in view of refinements on the Gallagher weighted inequalities according to different instances of the weight.

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Vol. 10 (18), 2015
