In this paper we investigate some questions related to the continuity of maximal operators in W1,1 and BV spaces, complementing some well-known boundedness results. Letting M˜ be the one-dimensional uncentered Hardy–Littlewood maximal operator, we prove that the map f↦(M˜f)′ is continuous from W1,1(R) to L1(R). In the discrete setting, we prove that M˜:BV(Z)→BV(Z) is also continuous. For the one-dimensional fractional Hardy–Littlewood maximal operator, we prove by means of counterexamples that the corresponding continuity statements do not hold, both in the continuous and discrete settings, and for the centered and uncentered versions.
- Bounded variation
- Hardy–Littlewood maximal operator
- Sobolev spaces