### Quick description

If is a phase obeying the bound for all and some and , then

where depends only on .^{◊}

The claim also holds for provided that is monotone.

Multidimensional analogues are known.

An easy consequence of van der Corput's lemma (proven by an application of "use integration by parts to exploit cancellation") is the following statement. Suppose that is as above and is a function such that . Then

Typically in applications the function is a smooth bump function supported in .

### Prerequisites

Harmonic analysis

### Example 1

### General discussion

This bound is cruder than the asymptotics provided by the method of stationary phase.

Not to be confused with the van der Corput lemma for equidistribution.

## Comments

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## The constant in van der Corput's lemma

Tue, 21/04/2009 - 10:07 — ioannis.parissisFor the constant in van der Corput's lemma we have . The fact that this is best possible up to numerical constants can be seen by testing against the function .

## sub-level set estimates

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 21:41 — ioannis.parissisThe general principle that sub-level set estimates imply van der Corput type estimates should be somewhere here. Also the nice trick that van der Corput type estimates imply sub-level set estimates would be very useful. However, all these things cannot be under 'Quick description'. Any ideas about how to structure this?

yannis

## Use general discussion

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 21:47 — taoI guess one could put all this in the general discussion section (and perhaps divide into subsections). All of these observations are indeed worth putting in the main page. (There will also be some connections with the "control level sets" page and the "linearize the phase" page: making the phase linearisation transformation one sees that the van der Corput integrals are essentially Fourier transforms of the level sets.)

Feel free to make a start on these things; I will try to come back to this page later and add more to it (I'm working my way through various other integration techniques at the moment).