Malliavin's absolute continuity lemma
In mathematics — specifically, in measure theory — Malliavin's absolute continuity lemma is a result due to the French mathematician Paul Malliavin that plays a foundational rôle in the regularity (smoothness) theorems of the Malliavin calculus. Malliavin's lemma gives a sufficient condition for a finite Borel measure to be absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure.
Statement of the lemma
for every C∞ function φ : Rn → R with compact support. Then μ is absolutely continuous with respect to n-dimensional Lebesgue measure λn on Rn. In the above, Dφ(y) denotes the Fréchet derivative of φ at y and ||φ||∞ denotes the supremum norm of φ.
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