Notes on lacunary Müntz polynomials Academic Article uri icon


  • We prove that a Müntz system has Chebyshev polynomials on [0,1] with uniformly bounded coefficients if and only if it is lacunary. A sharp Bernstein-type inequality for lacunary Müntz systems is established as well. As an application we show that a lacunary Müntz system fails to be dense in C(A) in the uniform norm for every A ⊂ [0,1] with positive outer Lebesgue measure. A bounded Remez-type inequality is conjectured for non-dense Müntz systems on [0,1] which would solve Newman's problem concerning the density of products of Müntz systems. © 1991 Hebrew University.

author list (cited authors)

  • Borwein, P., & Erdélyi, T.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • October 1991