# Extremal functions for the trudinger-moser inequality in 2 dimensions

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02566514

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- Flucher, M. Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici (1992) 67: 471. doi:10.1007/BF02566514

## Abstract

We prove that the is attained on every 2-dimensional domain. For disks this result, is due to Carleson-Chang. For other domains we derived an isoperimetric inequality which relates the ratio of the supremum of, the functional and its maximal limit on concentrating sequences to the corresponding quantity for disks. A conformal rearrangement is introduced to prove this inequality.

*Trudinger-Moser constant*$$\sup \left\{ {\int_\Omega {\exp (4\pi u^2 )dx:u \in H_0^{1,2} (\Omega )\int_\Omega {\left| {\nabla u} \right|^2 dx \leqslant 1} } } \right\}$$

I would like to thank Jürgen Moser and Michael Struwe for helpful advice and criticism.

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