A Communicating-Vessels Proof of Hölder’s Inequality

Mark Levi, Tadashi Tokieda

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Hölder’s inequality receives a variety of proofs in the literature. This note gives a new derivation, interpreting the inequality as the tendency of still water to settle in the lowest potential energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Mathematical Monthly
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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