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Journal of Function Spaces and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 319-331

The Riesz “rising sun” lemma for arbitrary Borel measures with some applications

1A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi 0193, Georgia
2Department of Mathematics, Tokai University, Shizuoka, 424-8610, Japan
3Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan

Received 1 July 2006

Academic Editor: Vakhtang Kokilashvili

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The Riesz “rising sun” lemma is proved for arbitrary locally finite Borel measures on the real line. The result is applied to study an attainability problem of the exact constant in a weak (1,1) type inequality for the corresponding Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator.