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A Hilbert's Inequality with a Best Constant Factor

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20092009:820176

  • Received: 6 February 2009
  • Accepted: 23 July 2009
  • Published:


We give a new Hilbert's inequality with a best constant factor and some parameters.


  • Constant Factor
  • Weight Coefficient
  • Equivalent Form
  • Strict Inequality
  • Integral Inequality

1. Introduction

If , , such that and , then the well-known Hardy-Hilbert's inequality and its equivalent form are given by

where the constant factors are all the best possible [1]. It attracted some attention in the recent years. Actually, inequalities (1.1) and (1.2) have many generalizations and variants. Equation (1.1) has been strengthened by Yang and others ( including integral inequalities ) [211].

In 2006, Yang gave an extension of [2] as follows.

If , , such that , , then
is the Beta function.

In 2007 Xie gave a new Hilbert-type Inequality [3] as follows.

If , and the right of the following inequalities converges to some positive numbers, then


The main objective of this paper is to build a new Hilbert's inequality with a best constant factor and some parameters.

In the following, we always suppose that

(1) , , ,

(2)both functions and are differentiable and strict increasing in and respectively,

(3) are strictly increasing in and respectively. is strict decreasing on and ,


2. Some Lemmas

Lemma 2.1.

Define the weight coefficients as follows:


Let then if then
if ), then

On the other hand, . Setting , then Similarly, .

Lemma 2.2.

For one has



The lemma is proved.

Lemma 2.3.

Setting (or and (or , resp.), then is strictly decreasing, then

There for any ).


We have

Easily, had up bounded when

3. Main Results

Theorem 3.1.

If , , , then
is defined by Lemma 2.1.


By Hölder's inequality [12] and (2.5),
setting By(3.1) we have
By and (3.4) taking the form of strict inequality, we have (3.1). By Hölder's inequality[12], we have

as . By (3.2), (3.5) taking the form of strict inequality, we have (3.1).

Theorem 3.2.

If , then both constant factors, and of (3.1) and (3.2), are the best possible.


We only prove that is the best possible. If the constant factor in (3.1) is not the best possible, then there exists a positive (with ), such that
For , setting , then
On the other hand and ),
By (3.6), (3.7), (3.8), and Lemma 2.3, we have

We have , . This contracts the fact that .

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Shaoguan University, Shaoguan, Guangdong, 512005, China
Department of Mathematics, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, 526061, China


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