Theory and Modern Applications

# The diamond integral reverse Hölder inequality and related results on time scales

## Abstract

In this paper, we establish reverse Hölder’s inequality on time scales via diamond integral, which is defined as an ‘approximate’ symmetric integral on time scales. Moreover, we give some generalizations of diamond integral Hölder’s inequality which is due to Brito da Cruz et al. Several other related inequalities are also presented.

## Introduction

The famous inequality due to Hölder can be stated as follows (see [1, 2]).

### Theorem 1.1

(see [1, 2])

Let $$f(x)>0$$, $$g(x)>0$$, $$p>1$$, $$1/p+1/q=1$$. If $$f(x)$$ and $$g(x)$$ are continuous real-valued functions on $$[a,b]$$, then we have the following assertion:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {f(x)g(x)\,dx} \le \biggl( {\int _{a}^{b} {f^{p}(x)\,dx} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {g^{q}(x)\,dx} } \biggr)^{1/q}.$$
(1.1)

Hölder’s inequality is of great interest in the qualitative theory of differential equations as well as other branches of mathematics.

In , the authors obtained the delta integral Hölder inequality on time scales as follows.

### Theorem 1.2

Let $$f,g,h\in C_{\mathrm{rd}} ([a,b],{\mathbb {R}})$$ and $$1/p+1/q=1$$ with $$p>1$$. Then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \Delta x} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\Delta x} } \biggr)^{\frac {1}{p}} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\Delta x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{q}}. \end{aligned}
(1.2)

Nabla and diamond-α integral Hölder’s inequality on time scales was established in , which can be demonstrated as follows.

### Theorem 1.3

Let $$f,g,h\in C_{\mathrm{ld}} ([a,b],{\mathbb {R}})$$ and $$1/p+1/q=1$$ with $$p>1$$. Then we have the following assertion:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \nabla x} \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\nabla x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{p}} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\nabla x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{q}}.$$
(1.3)

### Theorem 1.4

Let $$f,g,h:[a,b]\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ be $$\diamondsuit_{\alpha}$$-integrable functions, and $$1/p+1/q=1$$ with $$p>1$$. Then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit_{\alpha}x} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit _{\alpha}x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{p}} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit_{\alpha}x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{q}}. \end{aligned}
(1.4)

Recently Anwar et al.  applied the theory of isotonic linear functionals to derive the following Hölder inequality.

### Theorem 1.5

For $$p>1$$, define $$q=p/(p-1)$$. Let $$E\subset\mathbb{R}^{n}$$ be as in Theorem 3.7 in . Assume that $$\vert w\vert\vert f\vert^{p}$$, $$\vert w\vert\vert g\vert^{q}$$, $$\vert wfg\vert$$ are Δ-integrable on E. If $$p>1$$, then

$$\int_{E} {\bigl\vert w(t)f(t)g(t)\bigr\vert \Delta t \le \biggl( {\int_{E} {\bigl\vert w(t)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(t)\bigr\vert ^{p}\Delta t} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( {\int_{E} {\bigl\vert w(t)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(t) \bigr\vert ^{q}\Delta t} } \biggr)^{1/q}} .$$
(1.5)

More recently Brito da Cruz et al.  introduced diamond integral Hölder’s inequality on time scale as follows.

### Theorem 1.6

Let $$f,g:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ be -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, $$p>1$$ with $$1/p+1/q=1$$. Then we have the following assertion:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q}.$$
(1.6)

The purpose of this paper is to establish a reverse version and some generalizations of inequality (1.6). Some other related results are also considered. This paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, we introduce basic definitions and some preliminary results which are necessary in the sequel. Namely, we briefly introduce the nabla and the delta calculus [7, 8]. We also present the notions of diamond-α integral and diamond integral which is defined as an ‘approximate’ symmetric integral on time scales, respectively [6, 911]; in Section 3, we give the main results; in Section 4, we establish some further generalizations and refinements of diamond integral Hölder’s inequality; in Section 5, a subdividing of Hölder’s inequality is obtained.

## Preliminaries

A time scale $$\mathbb{T}$$ is an arbitrary nonempty closed subset of real numbers and has the topology that it inherits from the real numbers with the standard topology. Let $$\mathbb{T}$$ be a time scale. We consider two jump operators. The forward jump operator $$\sigma:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {T}}$$ denoted by $$\sigma (t):=\inf\{s\in{\mathbb{T}}:s>t\}$$ with $$\inf\emptyset=\sup{\mathbb {T}}$$ (i.e., $$\sigma(M)=M$$ if $${\mathbb{T}}$$ has a maximum M); and the backward jump operator $$\rho:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{T}}$$ denoted by $$\sigma (t):=\sup\{s\in {\mathbb{T}}:s< t\}$$ with $$\sup\emptyset=\inf{\mathbb{T}}$$ (i.e., $$\rho(m)=m$$ if $$\mathbb{T}$$ has a minimum m). Let

\begin{aligned}& {\mathbb{T}}^{\kappa}=\left \{ \textstyle\begin{array}{l@{\quad}l} \mathbb{T}\setminus\sup\mathbb{T} & \text{if } \sup{\mathbb{T}} \text{ is finite and left-scattered} , \\ \mathbb{T}, & \text{otherwise}, \end{array}\displaystyle \right . \\& {\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}=\left \{ \textstyle\begin{array}{l@{\quad}l} \mathbb{T}\setminus\inf\mathbb{T} & \text{if } \inf{\mathbb{T}} \text{ is finite and right-scattered}, \\ \mathbb{T}, & \text{otherwise}. \end{array}\displaystyle \right . \end{aligned}

We set $${\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}^{\kappa}:={\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}\cap{\mathbb {T}}^{\kappa}$$.

### Definition 2.1

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Let $$\mathbb{T}$$ be a time-scale and $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$. f is delta differentiable at $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}^{\kappa}$$ if there is a number $$f^{\Delta}(t)$$ with the property that for all $$\varepsilon>0$$, there exists a neighborhood U of t such that

$$\bigl\vert f\bigl(\sigma(t)\bigr)-f(s)-f^{\Delta}(t) \bigl(\sigma(t)-s \bigr)\bigr\vert \le\varepsilon \bigl\vert \sigma(t)-s\bigr\vert$$

for all $$s\in U$$. $$f^{\Delta}(t)$$ is called the delta derivative of f at t. If f is delta differentiable for all $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}^{\kappa}$$, then f is said to be delta differentiable.

### Definition 2.2

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Let $$\mathbb{T}$$ be a time-scale and $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$. f is called nabla differentiable at $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}$$ if there is a number $$f^{\nabla}(t)$$ with the property that for all $$\varepsilon>0$$, there exists a neighborhood V of t such that

$$\bigl\vert f\bigl(\rho(t)\bigr)-f(s)-f^{\nabla}(t) \bigl(\rho(t)-s \bigr)\bigr\vert \le\varepsilon \bigl\vert \rho(t)-s\bigr\vert$$

for all $$s\in V$$. $$f^{\nabla}(t)$$ is called the nabla derivative of f at t. If f is nabla differentiable for all $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}$$, then f is nabla differentiable.

In what follows, assume that $$a,b\in{\mathbb{T}}$$ with $$a< b$$, $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}} =\{t\in{\mathbb{T}}:a\le t\le b\}$$.

### Definition 2.3

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A function $$F:{\mathbb {T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ is said to be a delta antiderivative of $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ if $$F^{\Delta}(t)=f(t)$$ holds true for all $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}^{\kappa}$$. We may define the delta integral of f from a to b (or on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$) by

$$\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\Delta t} =F(b)-F(a).$$

### Definition 2.4

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A function $$G:{\mathbb {T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ is said to be a nabla antiderivative of $$g:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ if $$G^{\nabla}(t)=g(t)$$ holds true for all $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}$$. We may define the nabla integral of g from a to b (or on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb {T}}$$) by

$$\int_{a}^{b} {g(t)\nabla t} =G(b)-G(a).$$

For the properties of the delta and nabla integrals, please refer to [7, 8].

For a function $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$, we define $$f^{\sigma}(t)=f(\sigma(t))$$ and $$f^{\rho}(t)=f(\rho(t))$$.

### Definition 2.5

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Assume that $$t,s\in {\mathbb{T}}$$, $$\mu_{t,s} =\sigma (t)-s$$ and $$\eta_{t,s} =\rho(t)-s$$. A function $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to {\mathbb{R}}$$ is called diamond-α differentiable at $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}^{\kappa}$$ if there is a number $$f^{\diamondsuit_{\alpha}}(t)$$ with the property that for all $$\varepsilon>0$$, there exists a neighborhood U of t such that, for all $$s\in U$$,

$$\bigl\vert \alpha\bigl[f^{\sigma}(t)-f(s)\bigr]\eta_{t,s} +(1-\alpha)\bigl[f^{\rho}(t)-f(s)\bigr]\mu _{t,s} -f^{\diamondsuit_{\alpha}}(t)\mu_{t,s} \eta_{t,s} \bigr\vert \le \varepsilon\vert\mu_{t,s} \eta_{t,s} \vert.$$

If $$f^{\diamondsuit_{\alpha}}(t)$$ exists for all $$t\in{\mathbb {T}}_{\kappa}^{\kappa}$$, then f is called diamond-α differentiable.

### Theorem 2.1

()

Let $$0\le\alpha\le1$$. If f is both nabla and delta differentiable at $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}_{\kappa}^{\kappa}$$, then f is diamond-α differentiable at t and

$$f^{\diamondsuit_{\alpha}}(t)=\alpha f^{\Delta}(t)+(1-\alpha)f^{\nabla}(t).$$
(2.1)

### Remark 2.1

()

If $$\alpha=1$$ in (2.1), then we obtain the delta derivative; if $$\alpha=0$$ in (2.1), then we obtain the nabla derivative.

### Remark 2.2

The diamond-α derivative was defined by equality (2.1) in .

### Definition 2.6

()

Assume that $$a,b\in {\mathbb{T}}$$, $$a< b$$, $$h:{\mathbb{T}}\to {\mathbb{R}}$$ and $$\alpha\in[0,1]$$. We may define the diamond-α integral (or $$\diamondsuit_{\alpha}$$-integral) of h from a to b (or on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$) by

$$\int_{a}^{b} {h(t)\diamondsuit_{\alpha}t} =\alpha\int_{a}^{b} {h(t)\Delta t} +(1-\alpha)\int _{a}^{b} {h(t)\nabla t} ,$$

where h is both delta and nabla integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$.

For related results concerning the diamond-α integral, please refer to  and the references therein.

In , the authors defined the real function γ by

$$\gamma(t):= \lim_{s\to t} \frac{\sigma(t)-s}{\sigma (t)+2t-2s-\rho(t)}.$$

The above function is very important in the definition of diamond integral (Definition 2.7). We see that γ is well defined, $$0\le\gamma (t)\le 1$$ for all $$t\in{\mathbb{T}}$$, and

$$\gamma(t)=\left \{ \textstyle\begin{array}{l@{\quad}l} {\frac{1}{2}}& \mbox{if }t\mbox{ is dense}, \\ {\frac{\sigma(t)-t}{\sigma(t)-\rho(t)}} & \mbox{if }t\mbox{ is not dense}. \end{array}\displaystyle \right .$$

### Definition 2.7

(see )

Assume that $$f:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ and $$a,b\in {\mathbb{T}}$$, $$a< b$$. We may define the diamond integral (or -integral) of f from a to b (or on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$) by

$$\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} =\int _{a}^{b} {\gamma(t)f(t)\Delta t} +\int _{a}^{b} {\bigl(1-\gamma(t)\bigr)f(t)\nabla t} ,$$

where γf is delta integrable and $$(1-\gamma)f$$ is nabla integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$. The function f is said to be diamond integrable (or -integrable) provided f is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$ for all $$a,b\in {\mathbb{T}}$$.

The -integral has the following properties which are introduced in .

### Theorem 2.2

(see )

Assume that $$f,g:{\mathbb {T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$. Let $$c\in[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$ and $$\lambda\in {\mathbb{R}}$$. Then the following assertions hold true.

1. 1.

$$\int_{a}^{a} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} =0$$;

2. 2.

$$\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} =\int_{a}^{c} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} +\int_{c}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t}$$;

3. 3.

$$\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} =-\int_{b}^{a} {f(t)\diamondsuit t}$$;

4. 4.

λf is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb {T}}$$ and $$\int_{a}^{b} {\lambda f(t)\diamondsuit t} =\lambda\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t}$$;

5. 5.

$$f+g$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$ and $$\int_{a}^{b} {(f+g)(t)\diamondsuit t} =\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} +\int_{a}^{b} {g(t)\diamondsuit t}$$;

6. 6.

fg is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$;

7. 7.

for $$p>0$$, $$\vert f\vert^{p}$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$;

8. 8.

if $$f(t)\le g(t)$$ for all $$t\in[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then $$\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} \le\int_{a}^{b} {g(t)\diamondsuit t}$$;

9. 9.

$$\vert f\vert$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$ and $$\vert {\int_{a}^{b} {f(t)\diamondsuit t} } \vert \le\int_{a}^{b} {\vert {f(t)} \vert \diamondsuit t}$$.

For more properties of the -integral, please refer to .

## Main results

In the section, we establish and prove our main results.

### Theorem 3.1

(Diamond integral Hölder’s inequality)

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ be -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, $$p>1$$ with $$q = p/(p-1)$$. Then we have the following assertion:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le \biggl( {\int _{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( { \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q}.$$
(3.1)

### Proof

This proof is the same as the proof of Theorem 4 in . Therefore, we omit it here. □

### Remark 3.1

For $$h(x)=1$$ in Theorem 3.1, inequality (3.1) reduces to inequality (1.6).

### Theorem 3.2

(Diamond integral reverse Hölder’s inequality)

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ be -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, $$0< p<1$$ with $$q = p/(p-1)$$. If $$g^{q}$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge \biggl( {\int _{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( { \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q}.$$
(3.2)

### Proof

Without loss of generality, we assume that

$$\biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q}\ne0$$

and let

$$\xi(x)=\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\big/\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(\tau) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(\tau)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit\tau}$$

and

$$\gamma(x)=\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{q}\big/\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(\tau ) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(\tau)\bigr\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit\tau} .$$

Since both functions $$\xi(x)$$ and $$\gamma(x)$$ are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, applying the following reverse Young inequality (see )

$$x^{ {1 \over p}}y^{ {1 \over q}}\ge {1 \over p}x+ {1 \over q}y, \quad x,y>0, 0< p< 1, 1/p+1/q=1$$

with equality holds if and only if $$x=y$$, we have

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\frac{\vert h(x)\vert^{1/p}\vert f(x)\vert}{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(\tau)\vert\vert f(\tau)\vert^{p}\diamondsuit\tau} } )^{1/p}}} \frac{\vert h(x)\vert^{1/q}\vert g(x)\vert}{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(\tau)\vert\vert g(\tau)\vert^{q}\diamondsuit\tau } } )^{1/q}} \diamondsuit x \\& \quad =\int_{a}^{b} {\xi^{1/p}(x) \gamma^{1/q}(x)\diamondsuit x} \ge\int_{a}^{b} { \biggl(\frac{\xi(x)}{p}+\frac{\gamma(x)}{q} \biggr)\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad =\frac{1}{p}\int_{a}^{b} { \biggl( \frac{\vert h(x)\vert\vert f(x)\vert ^{p}}{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(\tau)\vert\vert f(\tau)\vert^{p}\diamondsuit\tau} } \biggr)\diamondsuit x} +\frac{1}{q}\int _{a}^{b} { \biggl(\frac{\vert h(x)\vert\vert g(x)\vert^{q}}{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(\tau)\vert\vert g(\tau)\vert ^{q}\diamondsuit\tau} } \biggr) \diamondsuit x} =1. \end{aligned}

This leads to the desired inequality. □

### Remark 3.2

For $$h(x)=1$$ in Theorem 3.2, inequality (3.2) is a reverse version of inequality (1.6).

Combining Theorem 3.1 and Theorem 3.2, we can establish the following generalization.

### Corollary 3.1

Let $$h,f_{j} :{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {R}}$$, $$p_{j} \in{\mathbb{R}}$$, $$j=1,2,\ldots, m$$, $$\sum_{j=1}^{m} {1/p_{j} } =1$$. If h and $$f_{j}$$ are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$p_{j} >1$$, we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le\prod_{j=1}^{m} { \biggl(\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p_{j} } \diamondsuit x} \biggr)^{1/p_{j} }} .$$
(3.3)
2. (2)

For $$0< p_{1} <1$$, $$p_{j} <0$$, $$j=2,\ldots, m$$, $$f_{j}^{p_{j}}$$ are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge\prod_{j=1}^{m} { \biggl(\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p_{j} } \diamondsuit x} \biggr)^{1/p_{j} }} .$$
(3.4)

### Theorem 3.3

(Diamond integral Minkowski’s inequality)

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$, and p>1. If f, g and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}. \end{aligned}
(3.5)

### Proof

This proof is the same as the proof in Theorem 5 in . So we omit it here. □

### Remark 3.3

For $$h(x)=1$$ in Theorem 3.3, inequality (3.5) reduces to Theorem 5 in .

### Theorem 3.4

(Diamond integral reverse Minkowski’s inequality)

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$, and $$0< p<1$$. If f, g and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( { \int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}. \end{aligned}
(3.6)

### Proof

For $$0< p<1$$, let $$\frac{1}{s}=p$$, $$\frac{1}{t}=1-p$$, $$a_{k} =m_{k}^{p}$$, $$b_{k} =n_{k}^{1/p-1}$$, applying the following Hölder inequality :

$$\sum_{k = 1}^{n} {{a_{k}} {b_{k}}} \le{ \Biggl( {\sum_{k = 1}^{n} {a_{k}^{s}} } \Biggr)^{1/s}} { \Biggl( {\sum _{k = 1}^{n} {b_{k}^{t}} } \Biggr)^{1/t}},\quad s>1, \frac{1}{s}+\frac{1}{t}=1,$$

we have

$$\sum_{k=1}^{n} {m_{k}^{p} n_{k}^{1/p-1} } \le \Biggl( {\sum _{k=1}^{n} {m_{k} } } \Biggr)^{p} \Biggl( {\sum_{k=1}^{n} {n_{k}^{1/p} } } \Biggr)^{1-p}.$$
(3.7)

Let

\begin{aligned}& M=\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x},\qquad N=\int _{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}, \\& W= \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}=M^{1/p}+N^{1/p}. \end{aligned}

Applying inequality (3.7), we have

\begin{aligned} W &= {M^{1/p}} + {N^{1/p}} \\ &= {M^{1/p - 1}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} + {N^{1/p - 1}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\ &= \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{M^{1/p - 1}} + \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{N^{1/p - 1}}\bigr)\diamondsuit x} \\ & \le\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{{\bigl({M^{1/p}} + {N^{1/p}}\bigr)}^{1 - p}}\diamondsuit x} \\ & = \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{W^{1 - p}}\diamondsuit x}= {W^{1 - p}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}, \end{aligned}

from the above result, we immediately arrive at Minkowski’s inequality and the theorem is completely proved. □

From Theorem 3.3 and Theorem 3.4, the following generalization is obtained.

### Corollary 3.2

Let $$f_{j}, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {R}}$$, $$j=1,2,\ldots, m$$. If $$f_{j}$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$p>1$$, we have

$$\Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p}\le\sum_{j=1}^{m} { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}}.$$
(3.8)
2. (2)

For $$0< p<1$$, we have

$$\Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p}\ge\sum_{j=1}^{m} { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}}.$$
(3.9)

Next, we give an analogue of Corollary 3.2.

### Corollary 3.3

Let $$f_{j}, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {R}}$$, $$j=1,2,\ldots, m$$. If $$f_{j}$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$p>1$$, we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl( {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } } \Biggr)^{p}\diamondsuit x} \geq \sum_{j=1}^{m} {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }.$$
(3.10)
2. (2)

For $$0< p<1$$, we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl( {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } } \Biggr)^{p}\diamondsuit x} \leq \sum_{j=1}^{m} {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f_{j} (x)} \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }.$$
(3.11)

### Proof

(1) For $$p>1$$, let $$s=p$$, $$r=1$$ in Jensen’s inequality , we obtain the following inequality:

$$\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert +\bigl\vert f_{2}(x) \bigr\vert +\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert \geq \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\cdots +\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p} \bigr)^{1/p},$$

from the above inequality, we obtain

$$\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert +\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert +\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert \bigr)^{p}\geq \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p} \bigr),$$

by integrating the above inequality with respect to x, we obtain the desired result.

(2) For $$0< p<1$$, let $$s=1$$, $$r=p$$ in Jensen’s inequality , we have

$$\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert +\bigl\vert f_{2}(x) \bigr\vert +\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert \leq \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\cdots +\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p} \bigr)^{1/p},$$

it follows from the above inequality that

$$\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert +\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert +\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert \bigr)^{p}\leq \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f_{1}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\bigl\vert f_{2}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}+\cdots+\bigl\vert f_{m}(x)\bigr\vert ^{p} \bigr),$$

by integrating the above inequality with respect to x, the desired result is obtained. □

Now, we establish some improvements of diamond integral Minkowski’s inequality in the following theorem.

### Theorem 3.5

Let $$f, g, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {R}}$$ be -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, $$p>0$$, $$s, t\in{\mathbb {R}}\backslash\{0\}$$, and $$s\ne t$$.

1. (1)

Let $$p, s, t\in{\mathbb{R}}$$ be different such that $$s, t>1$$ and $$(s-t)/(p-t)>1$$. Then

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \le \biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}} \biggr]^{s(p-t)/(s-t)} \\& \qquad {} \times \biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}} \biggr]^{t(s-p)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(3.12)
2. (2)

Let $$p, s, t\in{\mathbb{R}}$$ be different such that $$0< s<1$$ and $$0< t<1$$ and $$(s-t)/(p-t)<1$$. Then

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \ge \biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}} \biggr]^{s(p-t)/(s-t)} \\& \qquad {} \times \biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}} \biggr]^{t(s-p)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(3.13)

### Proof

(1) We have $$(s-t)/(p-t)>1$$, and

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} =\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\bigr)^{(p-t)/(s-t)} \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t}\bigr)^{(s-p)/(s-t)} \diamondsuit x},$$

by using Hölder’s inequality (3.1) with indices $$(s-t)/(p-t)$$ and $$(s-t)/(s-p)$$, we have

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x) \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(p-t)/(s-t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x) \bigr\vert ^{t}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-p)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(3.14)

On the other hand, by using Minkowski’s inequality (3.5) for $$s>1$$ and $$t>1$$, respectively, we can see that the following assertions hold true:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}} \end{aligned}
(3.15)

and

\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned}[b] &\biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}} \\ &\quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}. \end{aligned} \end{aligned}
(3.16)

From (3.14), (3.15) and (3.16), we obtain the desired result.

(2) We have $$(s-t)/(p-t)<1$$ and

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad =\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\bigr)^{(p-t)/(s-t)} \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t}\bigr)^{(s-p)/(s-t)} \diamondsuit x}, \end{aligned}

by using reverse Hölder’s inequality (3.2) with indices $$(s-t)/(p-t)$$ and $$(s-t)/(s-p)$$, respectively, we have

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(p-t)/(s-t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-p)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(3.17)

On the other hand, in view of reverse Minkowski’s inequality (3.6) for the cases of $$0< s<1$$ and $$0< t<1$$, we can see that the following assertions hold true:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{s}} \end{aligned}
(3.18)

and

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)+g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{\frac{1}{t}}. \end{aligned}
(3.19)

By (3.17), (3.18) and (3.19), we get the desired result. □

### Remark 3.4

1. (1)

From Theorem 3.5, for $$p>1$$, letting $$s=p+\varepsilon$$, $$t=p-\varepsilon$$, when p, s, t are different, $$s, t>1$$, and letting $$\varepsilon\to0$$, we obtain (3.5).

2. (2)

From Theorem 3.5, for $$0< p<1$$, letting $$s=p+\varepsilon$$, $$t=p-\varepsilon$$, when p, s, t are different, $$0< s, t<1$$, and letting $$\varepsilon\to0$$, we obtain (3.6).

### Theorem 3.6

(Diamond integral Dresher’s inequality)

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ and $$0< r<1<p$$. If f, g and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)+g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)+g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}+ \biggl( { \frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)} . \end{aligned}
(3.20)

### Proof

Based on -integral Hölder’s inequality (3.1) and Minkowski’s inequality (3.5), we have

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)+g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/(p-r)} \\& \quad \le \biggl( { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)} \bigr\vert ^{p} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{p} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}} \biggr)^{p/(p-r)} \\& \quad =\biggl( { \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( { \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}} \\& \qquad {} + \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/p} \biggl( {\int _{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p} \biggr)^{p/(p-r)} \\& \quad \le \biggl( { \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}+ \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}} \biggr) \\& \qquad {} \times \biggl( { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}} \biggr)^{r/(p-r)}. \end{aligned}
(3.21)

From Theorem 3.4, we get

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}} \biggr)^{r} \\& \quad \le\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {f(x)+g(x)} \bigr\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} . \end{aligned}
(3.22)

From (3.21) and (3.22), we get (3.20). □

### Corollary 3.4

Let $$f_{j}, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb {R}}$$, $$0< r<1<p$$, $$j=1,2,\ldots, m$$. If $$\vert f_{j} \vert$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

$$\biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} } \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} } \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}\le\sum _{j=1}^{m} { \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f_{j} (x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f_{j} (x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}} .$$
(3.23)

### Theorem 3.7

(Diamond integral reverse Dresher’s inequality)

Let $$f, g, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ and $$p\le0\le r\le1$$. If f, g, $$f^{p}$$, $$g^{p}$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

\begin{aligned}& \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)+g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)+g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}+ \biggl( { \frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {g(x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}. \end{aligned}
(3.24)

### Proof

Let $$\alpha_{1} \ge0$$, $$\alpha_{2} \ge0$$, $$\beta_{1} >0$$, and $$\beta_{2} >0$$, and $$-1<\lambda<0$$, using the following Radon inequality (see):

$$\sum_{k=1}^{n} {\frac{a_{k}^{p} }{b_{k}^{p-1} }} \leq \frac{(\sum_{k=1}^{n} {a_{k} } )^{p}}{(\sum_{k=1}^{n} {b_{k} } )^{p-1}}, \quad a_{k} \ge0, b_{k} >0, 0< p< 1,$$

we have

$$\frac{\alpha_{1}^{\lambda+1} }{\beta_{1}^{\lambda}}+\frac{\alpha _{2}^{\lambda +1} }{\beta_{2}^{\lambda}}\le\frac{(\alpha_{1} +\alpha_{2} )^{\lambda +1}}{(\beta_{1} +\beta_{2} )^{\lambda}}.$$
(3.25)

Let

\begin{aligned}& \alpha_{1} = \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert f\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p},\qquad \beta_{1} = \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert f\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}, \end{aligned}
(3.26)
\begin{aligned}& \alpha_{2} = \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p},\qquad \beta_{2} = \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert g\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}, \end{aligned}
(3.27)

and let $$\lambda=\frac{r}{p-r}$$, from (3.25) to (3.27), it follows that

\begin{aligned} \frac{\alpha_{1}^{\lambda+1} }{\beta_{1}^{\lambda}}+\frac{\alpha _{2}^{\lambda +1} }{\beta_{2}^{\lambda}} =&\frac{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{p}\diamondsuit x} } )^{(\lambda+1)/p}}{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{r}\diamondsuit x} } )^{\lambda /r}}+\frac{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } )^{(\lambda+1)/p}}{ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert g\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } )^{\lambda/r}} \\ =& \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}+ \biggl( { \frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert g\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}\le\frac{(\alpha_{1} +\alpha_{2} )^{\lambda +1}}{(\beta _{1} +\beta_{2} )^{\lambda}} \\ =&\frac{[ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{p}\diamondsuit x} } )^{1/p}+ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } )^{1/p}]^{p/(p-r)}}{[ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert\vert f\vert^{r}\diamondsuit x} } )^{1/r}+ ( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert g\vert^{r}\diamondsuit x} } )^{1/r}]^{r/(p-r)}}. \end{aligned}
(3.28)

Since $$-1<\lambda=\frac{r}{p-r}<0$$, we may assume $$p<0<r$$, and by Theorem 3.4 and $$0< r\le1$$, we obtain

$$\biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \vert f\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert g\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r}} \biggr]^{r}\le\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert f+g\vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} .$$
(3.29)

For $$p<0$$, by reverse Hölder’s inequality , we obtain the reverse version of inequality (3.7) as follows:

$$\sum_{k=1}^{n} {m_{k}^{p} n_{k}^{1/p-1} } \geq \Biggl( {\sum _{k=1}^{n} {m_{k} } } \Biggr)^{p} \Biggl( {\sum_{k=1}^{n} {n_{k}^{1/p} } } \Biggr)^{1-p}.$$

Assume that $$f(x)$$ and $$g(x)$$ are nonzero, let W, M, N be as in the proof of Theorem 3.4, from the above inequality, we have

\begin{aligned} W &= \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}= {M^{1/p}} + {N^{1/p}} \\ &= {M^{1/p - 1}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} + {N^{1/p - 1}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} \\ &= \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl(\bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{M^{1/p - 1}} + \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{N^{1/p - 1}}\bigr)\diamondsuit x} \\ & \geq\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{{\bigl({M^{1/p}} + {N^{1/p}}\bigr)}^{1 - p}}\diamondsuit x} \\ & = \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}{W^{1 - p}}\diamondsuit x}= {W^{1 - p}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}. \end{aligned}

That is,

$$W \geq{W^{1 - p}}\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}.$$

Hence, we have

$$W^{p} \geq\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x) + g(x)\bigr\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}.$$

Based on the above inequality, we obtain

$$\biggl[ { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \vert f\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}+ \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p}} \biggr]^{p}\ge\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \vert f+g\vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x}.$$
(3.30)

From (3.28) to (3.30), we obtain reverse Dresher’s inequality and the theorem is completely proved. □

### Corollary 3.5

Let $$f_{j}, h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$, $$p\le 0\le r<1$$, $$j=1,2,\ldots, m$$. If $$f_{j}$$, $$f_{j}^{p}$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then we have the following assertion:

$$\biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} } \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {\sum_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} } \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}\ge\sum _{j=1}^{m} { \biggl( {\frac{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f_{j} (x)} \vert ^{p}\diamondsuit x} }{\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h(x)\vert \vert {f_{j} (x)} \vert ^{r}\diamondsuit x} }} \biggr)^{1/(p-r)}} .$$
(3.31)

## Some further generalizations of Hölder’s inequality

The aim of this section is to derive some new generalizations and refinements of Hölder’s inequality on time scales.

### Theorem 4.1

Assume that $${\mathbb{T}}$$ is a time scale, $$a,b\in {\mathbb{T}}$$ with $$a< b$$ and $$p_{k} >0$$, $$\alpha_{kj} \in{\mathbb{R}}$$ ($$j=1,2,\ldots ,m$$, $$k=1,2,\ldots,s$$), $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{p_{k} }} =1$$, $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\alpha_{kj} } =0$$, $$f_{j} ,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to {\mathbb{R}}$$. If h and $$f_{j}$$ are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb {T}}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$p_{k} >1$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+p_{k} \alpha_{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} .$$
(4.1)
2. (2)

For $$0< p_{s} <1$$, $$p_{k} <0$$ ($$k=1,2,\ldots,s-1$$), $$f_{j}^{1+p_{k} \alpha_{kj}}$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+p_{k} \alpha_{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} .$$
(4.2)

### Proof

(1) Let

$$g_{k} (x)= \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1+p_{k} \alpha_{kj} } (x)} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{k} }.$$
(4.3)

Based on the assumptions $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{p_{k} }} =1$$ and $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\alpha_{kj} } =0$$, from a direct computation, it is obvious to show that

\begin{aligned} \prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} &=g_{1}(x) g_{2}(x) \cdots g_{s}(x) \\ &= \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1+p_{1} \alpha_{1j} } (x)} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{1} } \Biggl( {\prod _{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1+p_{2} \alpha_{2j} } (x)} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{2} }\cdots \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1+p_{s} \alpha _{sj} } (x)} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{s} } \\ &=\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1/p_{1} +\alpha_{1j} } (x)} \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1/p_{2} +\alpha_{2j} } (x)} \cdots\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1/p_{s} +\alpha_{sj} } (x)} \\ & =\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1/p_{1} +1/p_{2} +\cdots+1/p_{s} +\alpha_{1j} +\alpha_{2j} +\cdots+\alpha_{sj} } (x)} =\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} . \end{aligned}

From the above result, we can obtain

$$\prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} = \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} .$$

Hence, we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} =\int_{a}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} .$$
(4.4)

It follows from Hölder’s inequality (3.3) that

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g_{k} (x)\bigr\vert ^{p_{k} }\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} .$$
(4.5)

It follows from (4.3) and (4.5) that inequality (4.1) holds true.

(2) The proof of inequality (4.2) is similar to the proof of inequality (4.1), by (4.3), (4.4) and (3.4), we have

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g_{k} (x)\bigr\vert ^{p_{k} }\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} .$$
(4.6)

Based on (4.3) and (4.6) , it follows that inequality (4.2) holds true. □

### Remark 4.1

Taking $$s=m$$, $$\alpha_{kj} =-1/p_{k}$$ for $$j\ne k$$ and $$\alpha_{kk} =1-1/p_{k}$$, inequalities (4.1) and (4.2) are respectively reduced to (3.3) and (3.4).

It is easy to see that many existing inequalities related to Hölder’s inequality are special cases of inequalities (4.1) and (4.2). For example, we have the following.

### Corollary 4.1

Under the assumptions of Theorem  4.1, taking $$s=m$$, $$\alpha_{kj} =-t/p_{k}$$ for $$j\ne k$$ and $$\alpha_{kk} =t(1-1/p_{k})$$ with $$t\in{\mathbb{R}}$$, the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$p_{k} >1$$, one has

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \le\prod_{k=1}^{m} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } } \Biggr)^{1-t}\bigl(\bigl\vert f_{k} (x)\bigr\vert ^{p_{k} }\bigr)^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} . \end{aligned}
(4.7)
2. (2)

For $$0< p_{m} <1$$, $$p_{k} <0$$ ($$k=1,2,\ldots,m-1$$), one has

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \ge\prod_{k=1}^{m} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } } \Biggr)^{1-t}\bigl(\bigl\vert f_{k} (x)\bigr\vert ^{p_{k} }\bigr)^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/p_{k} }} . \end{aligned}
(4.8)

### Theorem 4.2

Assume that $${\mathbb{T} }$$ is a time scale, $$a,b\in{\mathbb{T} }$$ with $$a< b$$ and $$p_{k} >0$$, $$r\in{\mathbb{R} }$$, $$\alpha_{kj} \in{\mathbb{R} }$$ ($$j=1,2,\ldots,m$$, $$k=1,2,\ldots,s$$), $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{p_{k} }} =r$$, $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\alpha_{kj} } =0$$, $$f_{j} ,h:{\mathbb{T} }\to{\mathbb{R} }$$. If $$f_{j}$$ and h are -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$rp_{k} >1$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha_{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }} .$$
(4.9)
2. (2)

For $$0< rp_{s} <1$$, $$rp_{k} <0$$ ($$k=1,2,\ldots,s-1$$), $$f_{j}^{1+rp_{k} \alpha_{kj}}$$ is -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge\prod_{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha_{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }} .$$
(4.10)

### Proof

(1) Since $$rp_{k} >1$$ and $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{p_{k} }} =r$$, we get $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{rp_{k} }} =1$$. Then by (4.1) we immediately obtain inequality (4.9).

(2) Since $$0< rp_{s} <1$$, $$rp_{k} <0$$ and $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{p_{k} }} =r$$, we have $$\sum_{k=1}^{s} {\frac{1}{rp_{k} }} =1$$, by (4.2), we immediately have inequality (4.10). This completes the proof. □

From Theorem 4.2, we obtain the following corollary.

### Corollary 4.2

Under the assumptions of Theorem  4.2, and let $$s=2$$, $$p_{1} =p$$, $$p_{2} =q$$, $$\alpha_{1j} =-\alpha_{2j} =\alpha_{j}$$, then the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$rp>1$$, one has

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \le \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp\alpha_{j} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp} \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} { \bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1-rq\alpha _{j} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rq}. \end{aligned}
(4.11)
2. (2)

For $$0< rp<1$$, one has

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \ge \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp\alpha_{j} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp} \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} { \bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1-rq\alpha _{j} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rq}. \end{aligned}
(4.12)

Now we present a refinement of inequalities (4.9) and (4.10), respectively.

### Theorem 4.3

Under the assumptions of Theorem  4.2, the following assertions hold true.

1. (1)

For $$rp_{k} >1$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \le\varphi(c)\le\prod _{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha _{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }},$$
(4.13)

where

$$\varphi(c)\equiv\int_{a}^{c} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } \diamondsuit x} +\prod _{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{c}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha _{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }}$$

is a nonincreasing function with $$a\le c\le b$$.

2. (2)

For $$0< rp_{s} <1$$, one has

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \ge\varphi(c)\ge\prod _{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha _{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }} ,$$
(4.14)

where

$$\varphi(c)\equiv\int_{a}^{c} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert } \diamondsuit x} +\prod _{k=1}^{s} { \Biggl( {\int_{c}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j=1}^{m} {\bigl\vert f_{j} (x)\bigr\vert ^{1+rp_{k} \alpha _{kj} }} \diamondsuit x} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }}$$

is a nondecreasing function with $$a\le c\le b$$.

### Proof

(1) Let

$$g_{k} (x)= \Biggl( {\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j}^{1+rp_{k} \alpha_{kj} } (x)} } \Biggr)^{1/rp_{k} }.$$

By rearrangement and the assumptions of Theorem 4.2, we can obtain

$$\prod_{j=1}^{m} {f_{j} (x)} = \prod_{k=1}^{s} {g_{k} (x)} .$$

Next, we prove that $$\varphi(c)$$ is a nonincreasing function with $$a \le c \le b$$. Applying the following Hölder inequality :

$$\sum_{i = 1}^{n} {\prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{a_{ik}}} } \le\prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \Biggl( {\sum _{i = 1}^{n} {a_{ik}^{{q_{j}}}} } \Biggr)}^{1/{q_{k}}}}}, \quad q_{k}>1, \sum _{k = 1}^{s} {\frac {1}{{{q_{k}}}}} = 1,$$

we can obtain

\begin{aligned} \sum_{i = 1}^{2} {\prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{a_{ik}}} } &= \sum _{i = 1}^{2} {{a_{i1}} {a_{i2}} \cdots{a_{is}}} \\ &= {a_{11}} {a_{12}} \cdots{a_{1s}} + {a_{21}} {a_{22}} \cdots {a_{2s}} \\ &\le{ \bigl( {a_{11}^{{rp_{1}}} + a_{21}^{{rp_{1}}}} \bigr)^{1/{rp_{1}}}} { \bigl( {a_{12}^{{rp_{2}}} + a_{22}^{{rp_{2}}}} \bigr)^{1/{rp_{2}}}} \cdots{ \bigl( {a_{1s}^{{rp_{s}}} + a_{2s}^{{rp_{s}}}} \bigr)^{1/{rp_{s}}}} \\ &= \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \Biggl( {\sum _{i = 1}^{2} {a_{ik}^{{rp_{k}}}} } \Biggr)}^{1/{rp_{k}}}}}, \end{aligned}
(4.15)

where $$\sum_{k = 1}^{s} {\frac{1}{{r{p_{k}}}}} = 1$$, $$rp_{k}>1$$.

Let

$${a_{1k}} = { \biggl( {\int_{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r{p_{k}}}},\quad k = 1,2 \ldots,s$$

and

$${a_{2k}} = { \biggl( {\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/r{p_{k}}}},\quad k = 1,2 \ldots,s,$$

by inequality (4.15), we have

\begin{aligned}& \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int _{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} + \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\& \quad \le\prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int _{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} + \int _{{c_{2}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}}. \end{aligned}
(4.16)

Let $$a \le{c_{1}} < {c_{2}} \le b$$, by inequalities (3.3) and (4.16), we obtain

\begin{aligned} \varphi({c_{2}}) \equiv&\int_{a}^{{c_{2}}} \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j = 1}^{m} \bigl\vert {f_{j}}(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x + \prod _{k = 1}^{s} \Biggl(\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \prod_{j = 1}^{m} \bigl\vert {f_{j}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{1 + r{p_{k}}{\alpha_{kj}}} \diamondsuit x \Biggr)^{1/r{p_{k}}} \\ =& \int_{a}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} + \prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ =& \int_{a}^{{c_{1}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} + \int _{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\ &{}+ \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ \le&\int_{a}^{{c_{1}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x}+ \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int _{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ &{} + \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ \le&\int_{a}^{{c_{1}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\ &{}+ \prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{1}}}^{{c_{2}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} + \int_{{c_{2}}}^{b} { \bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ =& \int_{a}^{{c_{1}}} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \Biggl\vert \prod_{k = 1}^{s} {{g_{k}}(x)} \Biggr\vert \diamondsuit x} + \prod _{k = 1}^{s} {{{ \biggl( {\int_{{c_{1}}}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert {g_{k}}(x)\bigr\vert ^{r{p_{k}}}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)}^{1/r{p_{k}}}}} \\ =& \varphi({c_{1}}), \end{aligned}

that is,

$$\varphi({c_{2}}) \le\varphi({c_{1}}).$$

It follows from the above result that $$\varphi(c)$$ is a nonincreasing function with $$a \le c \le b$$. Hence $$\varphi(b) \le\varphi(c) \le \varphi(a)$$, we obtained the desired result.

(2) The proof of inequality (4.14) is similar to the proof of inequality (4.13), so we omit it here. □

## A subdividing of diamond integral Hölder’s inequality

In this section, we give a subdividing of Hölder’s inequality as follows.

### Theorem 5.1

Let $$f,g,h:{\mathbb{T}}\to{\mathbb{R}}$$ be -integrable on $$[a,b]_{\mathbb{T}}$$, and $$s,t\in{\mathbb{R}}$$, and let $$p=(s-t)/(1-t)$$, $$q=(s-t)/(s-1)$$.

1. (1)

If $$s<1<t$$ or $$s>1>t$$, then

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{sp}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p^{2}} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{tq}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q^{2}} \\& \qquad {} \times \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{tp}\diamondsuit x} \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{sq}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/pq}. \end{aligned}
(5.1)
2. (2)

If $$s>t>1$$ or $$s< t<1$$; $$t>s>1$$ or $$t< s<1$$, then

\begin{aligned}& \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)g(x)\bigr\vert \diamondsuit x} \\& \quad \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x) \bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{sp}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/p^{2}} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{tq}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/q^{2}} \\& \qquad {} \times \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert f(x)\bigr\vert ^{tp}\diamondsuit x} \int_{a}^{b} {\bigl\vert h(x)\bigr\vert \bigl\vert g(x)\bigr\vert ^{sq}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{1/pq}. \end{aligned}
(5.2)

### Proof

(1) Let $$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}$$ and in view of $$s<1<t$$ or $$s>1>t$$, we have

$$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}>1,$$

by Hölder’s inequality (3.1) with indices $$\frac{s-t}{1-t}$$ and $$\frac{s-t}{s-1}$$, we have

\begin{aligned} \int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|\diamondsuit x}&= \int _{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{s (1 - t)/(s - t)} |fg|^{t(s - 1)/(s - t)} \diamondsuit x} \\ &\le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1 - t)/(s - t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s - 1)/(s - t)} . \end{aligned}
(5.3)

On the other hand, from Hölder’s inequality again for $$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}>1$$, it follows that the following two inequalities are true:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert fg \vert^{s}\diamondsuit x} \le \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert f\vert^{s(s-t)/(1-t)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1-t)/(s-t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert \vert g\vert^{s(s-t)/(s-1)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-1)/(s-t)}$$
(5.4)

and

\begin{aligned} \int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert fg \vert^{t}\diamondsuit x} \le& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert f\vert^{t(s-t)/(1-t)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1-t)/(s-t)} \\ &{} \times \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert \vert g\vert^{t(s-t)/(s-1)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-1)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(5.5)

From (5.3), (5.4) and (5.5), it follows that the case (1) of Theorem 5.1 holds true.

(2) Let $$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}$$ and in view of $$s>t>1$$ or $$s< t<1$$, we have

$$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}< 0$$

and $$t>s>1$$ or $$t< s<1$$, we have $$0<\frac{s-t}{1-t}<1$$, by reverse Hölder’s inequality (3.2) with indices $$\frac{s-t}{1-t}$$ and $$\frac{s-t}{s-1}$$, we have

\begin{aligned} \int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|\diamondsuit x} & = \int _{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{s(1 - t)/(s - t)} |fg|^{t(s - 1)/(s - t)} \diamondsuit x} \\ &\ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{s} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1 - t)/(s - t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {|h||fg|^{t} \diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s - 1)/(s - t)}. \end{aligned}
(5.6)

On the other hand, from reverse Hölder’s inequality again for $$0< p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}<1$$ or $$p=\frac{s-t}{1-t}<0$$, it follows that the following two inequalities are true:

$$\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert fg \vert^{s}\diamondsuit x} \ge \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert f\vert^{s(s-t)/(1-t)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1-t)/(s-t)} \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert \vert g\vert^{s(s-t)/(s-1)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-1)/(s-t)}$$
(5.7)

and

\begin{aligned} \int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert fg \vert^{t}\diamondsuit x} \ge& \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert\vert f\vert^{t(s-t)/(1-t)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(1-t)/(s-t)} \\ &{}\times \biggl( {\int_{a}^{b} {\vert h\vert \vert g\vert^{t(s-t)/(s-1)}\diamondsuit x} } \biggr)^{(s-1)/(s-t)}. \end{aligned}
(5.8)

From (5.6), (5.7) and (5.8), it follows that the case (2) of Theorem 5.1 holds true. □

### Remark 5.1

For $$\mathbb{T} = \mathbb{R}$$, Theorem 5.1 reduces to the results in .

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The authors thank the editor and the referees for their valuable suggestions to improve the quality of this paper. This paper was partially supported by the Key Laboratory for Mixed and Missing Data Statistics of the Education Department of Guangxi Province (No. GXMMSL201404), the Scientific Research Project of Guangxi Education Department (Nos. YB2014560 and KY2015YB468) and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Province (No. 2013JJAA10097).

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