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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 625-636

Regularization of distributions

Escuela de Matemática, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Received 12 November 1996

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We give a simple necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of distributional regularizations. Our results apply to functions and distributions defined in the complement of a point, in one or several variables. We also consider functions defined in the complement of a hypersurface. We apply these results to the existence of distributional boundary values of harmonic and analytic functions.