17th International Symposium on
Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems
Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan, July 24-28, 2006

MTNS 2006 Paper Abstract


Paper TuA07.5

Putinar, Mihai (Univ. of California)

Uniqueness in Multivariate Moment Problems

Scheduled for presentation during the Mini-Symposium "Polynomial Inequalities and Applications II" (TuA07), Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 12:05−12:30, Room H

17th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, July 24-28, 2006, Kyoto, Japan

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Keywords Sum of squares, Algebraic and differential geometry


The most accurate determinateness criteria for the multivariate moment problem require the density of polynomials in a weighted Lebesgue space of a generic representing measure. We propose a relaxation of such a criterion to the approximation of a single function, and based on this condition we analyze the impact of the geometry of the support on the uniqueness of the representing measure. In particular we show that a multivariate moment sequence is determinate if its support has dimension one and is virtually compact; a generalization to higher dimensions is also given. Among the one-dimensional sets which are not virtually compact, we show that at least a large subclass supports indeterminate moment sequences. Moreover, we prove that the determinateness of a moment sequence is implied by the same condition (in general easier to verify) of the push-forward sequence via finite morphisms.