From Super Poincar\'e to Weighted Log-Sobolev and Entropy-Cost Inequalities

Wang, Feng-Yu
Description
We derive weighted log-Sobolev inequalities from a class of super Poincar\'e inequalities. As an application, the Talagrand inequality with larger distances are obtained. In particular, on a complete connected Riemannian manifold, we prove that the $\log^\dd$-Sobolev inequality with $\dd\in (1,2)$ implies the $L^{2/(2-\dd)}$-transportation cost inequality $$W^\rr_{2/(2-\dd)}(f\mu,\mu)^{2/(2-\dd)}\le C\mu(f\log f), \mu(f)=1, f\ge 0$$ for some constant $C>0$, and they are equivalent if the curvature of the corresponding generator is bounded below. Weighted log-Sobolev and entropy-cost inequalities are also derived for a large class of probability measures on $\R^d$.
Keywords
Mathematics - Probability, Mathematics - Differential Geometry, 60J60, 58G32