Metric implicit function theorem

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00

Thackeray 427

Speaker Information
Piotr Hajlasz

Abstract or Additional Information

I will talk about my recent paper with my former graduate student Scott Zimmerman. We prove a version of the implicit function theorem for Lipschitz mappings $f:\mathbb{R}^{n+m}\supset A \to X$ into arbitrary metric spaces. As long as the pull-back of the Hausdorff content $\mathcal{H}_{\infty}^n$ by $f$ has positive upper $n$-density on a set of positive Lebesgue measure, then, there is a local diffeomorphism $G$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n+m}$ and a Lipschitz map $\pi:X\to \mathbb{R}^n$ such that $\pi\circ f\circ G^{-1}$, when restricted to a certain subset of $A$ of positive measure, is the orthogonal projection of $\mathbb{R}^{n+m}$ onto the first $n$-coordinates. This may be seen as a qualitative version of a similar result of Azzam and Schul. The main tool in our proof is the metric change of variables introduced in a paper of Hajlasz and Malekzadeh.