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# Title: Improved upper bounds for the Hot Spots constant of Lipschitz domains

(Submitted on 7 Oct 2021 (v1), last revised 17 Oct 2021 (this version, v2))

Abstract: The Hot Spots constant for bounded smooth domains was recently introduced by Steinerberger (2021) as a means to control the global extrema of the first nontrivial eigenfunction of the Neumann Laplacian by its boundary extrema. We generalize the Hot Spots constant to bounded Lipschitz domains and show that it leads to an if and only if condition for the weak Hot Spots conjecture HS2 from Ba\~{n}uelos and Burdzy (1999). We also derive a new general formula for a dimension-dependent upper bound that can be tailored to any specific class of domains. This formula is then used to compute upper bounds for the Hot Spots constant of the class of all bounded Lipschitz domains in $\mathbb{R}^d$ for both small $d$ and for asymptotically large $d$ that significantly improve upon the existing results.

## Submission history

From: Hugo Panzo [view email]**[v1]**Thu, 7 Oct 2021 17:56:53 GMT (16kb)

**[v2]**Sun, 17 Oct 2021 04:56:58 GMT (16kb)

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