Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 83–90 | Cite as

A Trudinger type inequality for maps into a Riemannian manifold

  • Roger MoserEmail author
Original Paper


The tension field of a map into a Riemannian manifold is the equivalent to the Laplacian of a function. However in contrast to the latter, the tension field is given by a nonlinear differential operator. Nevertheless, it permits an extension of a well-known Trudinger inequality that involves an Orlicz space for a function with exponential growth.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of BathBathUK

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