Numerous authors have considered the problem of determining the Lebesgue space mapping properties of the operator A given by convolution with affine arc-length measure on some polynomial curve in Euclidean space. Essentially, A takes weighted averages over translates of the curve. In this paper a variant of this problem is discussed where averages over both translates and dilates of a fixed curve are considered. The sharp range of estimates for the resulting operator is obtained in all dimensions, except for an endpoint. The techniques used are redolent of those previously applied in the study of A. In particular, the arguments are based upon the refinement method of Christ, although a significant adaptation of this method is required to fully understand the additional smoothing afforded by averaging over dilates.
- Affine arc-length measure
- Generalised radon transforms