Markov brothers' inequality
In mathematics, the Markov brothers' inequality is an inequality proved in the 1890s by Andrey Markov and Vladimir Markov, two Russian mathematicians and brothers. This inequality bounds the maximum of the derivatives of a polynomial on an interval in terms of the maximum of the polynomial. For k = 1 it was proved by Andrey Markov, and for k = 2,3,... by his brother Vladimir Markov.
Let P be a polynomial of degree ≤ n. Then
Equality is attained for Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind.
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