Logarithmic Potentials and Quasiconformal Flows on the Heisenberg Group
Abstract
Let $\mathbb{H}$ be the subRiemannian Heisenberg group. That $\mathbb{H}$ supports a rich family of quasiconformal mappings was demonstrated by Korányi and Reimann using the socalled flow method. Here we supply further evidence of the flexible nature of this family, constructing quasiconformal mappings with extreme behavior on small sets. More precisely, we establish criteria to determine when a given logarithmic potential $\Lambda$ on $\mathbb{H}$ is such that there exists a quasiconformal mapping of $\mathbb{H}$ with Jacobian comparable to $e^{2\Lambda}$ (so that the Jaobian is zero or infinity at the same points as $e^{2\Lambda}$). When $\Lambda$ is continuous and meets the criteria, we show the canonical (subRiemannian) metric $g_0$ and the weighted metric $g = e^\Lambda g_0$ generate biLipschitz equivalent distance functions. These results rest on an extension to the theory of quasiconformal flows on $\mathbb{H}$ and constructions that adapt the iterative method of Bonk, Heinonen, and Saksman.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 January 2017
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1701.04163
 Bibcode:
 2017arXiv170104163A
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Classical Analysis and ODEs;
 30L10;
 53C17
 EPrint:
 71 pages