Inserted: 31 aug 2017
Last Updated: 24 oct 2017
We prove a Hardy inequality on convex sets, for fractional Sobolev-Slobodeckii spaces of order $(s,p)$. The proof is based on the fact that in a convex set the distance from the boundary is a superharmonic function, in a suitable sense. The result holds for every $1<p<\infty$ and $0<s<1$, with a constant which is stable as $s$ goes to $1$.
Keywords: fractional Sobolev spaces, Nonlocal operators, Hardy inequality