I'm considering specifically functions $\xi:\partial B(0,1) \to \partial B(0,1)$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\mathbb{R}^3$ satisfying $\int_{\partial B(0,1)} \xi(y) dS(y) = 0$. I would like to know first of all if there is a Poincare inequality of the form:

$\int_{\partial B(0,1)} |\nabla^{-1}\xi(y)|^2dS(y) \leq C_{B} \int_{\partial B(0,1)}|\xi|^2 dS(y).$

Secondly (and more importantly) I'd like to know if there are any resources I can be directed to regarding the optimal constant in such a case.

  • $\begingroup$ Are there any such maps $\xi$ in the case of $\mathbb{R}^2$ which are in $H^1$? $\endgroup$ – Dirk Oct 12 '11 at 6:26

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