Fourier analysis, also known as spectral analysis, encompasses all sorts of Fourier expansions, including Fourier series, Fourier transform and the discrete Fourier transform (and relatives). The non-commutative analog is (representation-theory).

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Periodic convolution of functions

Define the periodic convolution of functions in L2([0; 1]). What theorem of convolution do I use to define this and how do I solve this?
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A Fourier Transform Which Is Cartesian Separable

We say that the Fourier transform of a complex-valued function $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ is separable if there exist single-variable functions $g_{1},\ldots,g_{n}$ such that $$g_{1}(\xi_{1})\cdots ...
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Why do these equalities stand ?

In my notes there is the following theorem: Let $X_k : [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $k=1, \dots , n$ an orthogonal system of functions and $X: [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, then $\forall c_1, ...
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Is there any significant difference between these two books about Fourier analysis?

I'm going to use the following text by Folland in a class. But since it seems that it's not as widely used as standard texts like the following text by Stein, I'd like to know how they can be compared ...
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Complex Fourier Coefficients by Inspection?

This is the solution to a fourier series problem, of the function $sin(\omega_0t)$: I understand how the author has used Euler's formula to split this function into two exponential terms. However, ...
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Elementary properties of Fourier transform on the space of tempered distributions.

I'm trying to prove that some of the basic facts of Fourier transform on $L^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$ also holds on the space of tempered distributions. For example: Suppose that $F\in \mathcal{S}^\prime$, ...
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Where does the imaginary unit dissapear in the Fourier transform of $f(t)= \exp(iat)$?

So I make the Fourier transform of$ f(t)= e^{iat} $on $[- \pi, \pi]$ for some real $a$ and i get: $$a_n=\frac{2a \sin(a \pi)(-1)^n}{\pi(a^2-n^2)}$$ $$b_n=\frac{2i(n\sin(a \pi) (-1)^n)}{\pi(a^2 - ...
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Exponential to Trigonometric function problem

Here is part of the solution to a fourier series problem involving a rectangular pulse train: I'm following along, and have integrated correctly. But I'm stuck at the second last step - I don't ...
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Getting fourier coefficient by integrating over half the period?

In the book Schaum's Outlines of Analog and Digital Communications solved problem 1.2, the author calculates the fourier coeffecient $C_0$ for the rectangular pulse train: where $a$ is assumed to be ...
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Can $\sum_{a = -\infty}^{\infty} e^{i\omega aT_0}$ be represented by dirac delta functions?

The usual definition of dirac delta function says that $\delta(x-\alpha)=\frac{1}{2\pi} \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{ip(x-\alpha)}\ dp $. The appearance similarity makes me think that it may be possible ...
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Approximation of one function by other using a smooth multiplier function

This problem is from the Book, Harmonic Analysis by Katznelson (Problem 2, Page 160). Suppose $f$, $g\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ such that $f(x) = 0$ implies $g(x)=0$ for almost all $x\in\mathbb{R}$. Then ...
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How to represent a periodic function as the sum of sinc functions in fourier transform

Suppose function $f(t)$ is 1-periodic. This means that in fourier transform, $F(\omega)$ is sum of impulse signals (dirac delta function and its shifts) at the multiples of $1$. Now we can form $g(t)$ ...
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Existence of double integral

the short time Fourier transform is obtained by the formula: $$Sf(u,\epsilon)=\int_\mathbb{R}f(t)g(t-u)e^{-i\epsilon t}dt$$ where $f,g \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ are the signal and window respectively: ...
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Is Fourier transform still writing a function as a series of sines and cosines?

In the Fourier series we write a function as a series of sines and cosines. Fourier transform seems to me to be totally different, we are not finding a series but rather a function $\hat f(w)$. So ...
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Fast Fourier Transform Splitting Algorithm

I'm trying to figure out how the FFT splitting algorithm works. I've pretty much understood the general idea, but when I try to compute it, I get something completely different than what I expect $ ...
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How do you define a Fourier transform in the non-commutative case?

I have been trying to figure out how Fourier Transforms over a non-commutative group by starting with some relatively simple finite groups I've been getting fairly confused. The paper found here by ...
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Convergence of $S_{n}(f;t)$

Let $f \in L^P(T)$ for some $p>1$. If $n$th Fourier partial sum $S_n(f;t)$ converges almost everywhere as $n \rightarrow \infty$, does the limit have to be $f(t)$ almost everywhere? I am trying to ...
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Fourier transform of Schwartz functions

I am stuck with the following question: Suppose $f \in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$ satisfies $\widehat{f}(\xi)=0$ for $|\xi|<1.$ Prove that there exists $g \in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$ such that ...
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Too strong assumption in the Uniqueness Theorem of Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis?

In Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis, there is the following result about Fourier transforms. The Uniqueness Theorem If $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ and $\hat{f}(t)=0$ for all $t\in\mathbb{R}$, then ...
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Showing the range of Fourier transform on $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ is in $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ for a particular scenario

This is a problem from Katznelson's Harmonic Analysis book(Page 143, Problem 8): Suppose $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ and is continuous at $0$. Also suppose $\hat{f}\geq 0$, then show that $\hat{f}$ is in ...
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Is it possible to reconstruct signal using phase only or magnitude only?

I am studying Fourier Transform and it's inverse. We get phase and magnitude from Fourier transform and reconstruct it back from both together My question is that is it possible to reconstruct given ...
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A question regarding Parseval's identity.

In most books/websites, Proposition 2 (see below) is either stated for a Hilbert space or proved via Riesz-Fischer. Does the follow approach (which seems to work in an inner product space) fall down ...
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Help for solving limi of the Complex Fourier Series

I need help for this exercise. Let: $ f:\left[ -T /2, T/2 \right]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}. $ I need show that $$\lim_{N \to \infty} \int_{-T/2}^{T/2} \vert f(t)-f_{N}(t) \vert^{2} dt = 0 $$ ...
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Coefficient calculation on Fourier series !? [on hold]

in a Fourier series for function $$f(x)=\begin{cases}-1&\text{for }-\pi<x<0\\\sin x&\text{for }0<x<\pi\end{cases}$$ with $f(x)=f(x+ 2 \pi)$, is $f(x)= \dfrac{a_0}{2}+ ...
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How to compute the Fourier transform of $\operatorname{rect}$?

I am trying to compute the Fourier transform of $\operatorname{rect}$, where $$\operatorname{rect}(t) = \begin{cases}1 &, 0 \leqslant t \leqslant 1\\ 0 &, \text{otherwise.} \end{cases}$$ I ...
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phase offset and fourier transform

The English Wikipedia article on the Fourier Transform states that the complex argument of the Fourier transform is the phase offset of the basic sinusoid in that frequency. Could someone please ...
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Non Riemann summable Fourier series but Abel summable

A Riemann summable Fourier series is also Abel summable. I am looking for an example of a non-trivial Fourier series that is Abel summable at a point but NOT Riemann summable at the same point. Such ...
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How to compute $\int _\mathbb{R}\frac{sin^{2n}t}{t^{2n}}dt$?

If $n=1$ we can compute $\int _\mathbb{R} \frac{sin^{2}t}{t^{2}}dt$ by using Parseval's formula since $\widehat{1_{[-1,1]}}(x)=2\frac{\sin x}{x}$. We obtain $\int _\mathbb{R} ...
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Rectangular Width Fourier Function

Working on #7, I've tried writing out the Fourier transformation and plugging it into the formula and multiplying it with Wf, but I'm getting mixed up about how I'm allowed to combine integrals and ...
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Discrete fractional fourier transform matrix

I am trying to write a matlab code for some calculations based on Discrete fractional fourier transform. in this article: Optimal filtering in fractional Fourier. after equation (7) a notation Fa is ...
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Gradient of the Fourier transform of a function

I am wondering if there is a simple way to express the first variation of the Fourier transform of a function as a function of said function. In other words, if $g:x\mapsto F(f)(x)$, where $F(f)$ is ...
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Deflection of String

I am trying to determine u(x,t) for a string of length L=1 and c^2=1 when the initial velocity is 0 and initial deflection with small k(.01) is as follows: ...
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How to construct a continuous function that is (mean) convergent to a given square integrable function

(In the Riemann Sense, this is a lemma before the Fouriers-Mean-Convergence Theorem) Suppose we have a square integrable function f:$[0,2\pi]\rightarrow \mathbf{C}$. We know that $\int_{a}^{b} f^2 ...
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Fourier transform of a tough composite function (sinc, sqrt, polynomial…)

Is it possible to compute the Fourier transform of $\mathrm{sinc}(\sqrt{1+x^4})$ in closed form? It appears the problem to be suited for contour integration, and I started to tackle the mere ...
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Can we determine whether $f\in L^{p}$ or not ; if we know $\hat{f}$

Let $a_{n}:=\frac{1}{n}$ for all $n\in \mathbb Z\setminus \{0\}$ and $a_{0}= c$ where $c$ is some constant. Clearly, $a_{n}\in \ell^{2}(\mathbb Z)$, that is, $\sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} |a_{n}|^{2}< ...
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$\sum \limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{k} \cos 2\pi k \theta$ does not converge as $\theta \rightarrow 0?$

We know that the series $H(\theta) := \sum \limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{k} \cos 2\pi k \theta$ is convergent for every $\theta \in (0,1)$ and for $\theta = 0$ the series tends to $+ \infty$. Is it ...
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A linear response system with a periodic input

I'm currently trying to solve the following exercise: A linear system is driven by a periodic input $f(t)$ such that $f(t+T)=f(t)$. The response $g(t)$ of the system is such that a sinusoidal ...
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wavepacket in one-dimensional quantum mechanics [closed]

the problem is in the picture. The problem is about fourier series, but I do not see how it is related.
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Eigenvalues of Fourier Transform on Schwartz Functions

Find all the eigenvalues of the Fourier transform $\hat{f}$(viewed as an operator acting on the class of Schwartz functions $S(R)$), i.e. all values $\lambda \in \mathbb{C}$ such that there exists a ...
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Estimate $|S_n(x)|=\left|\sum _{k=1}^n \frac{\cos (2\pi \lambda_k x)}{\lambda_k}\right|$.

We known that there exists a constant $C\geq 0$ such that for all $n\geq 1$ : $$|S_n(x)|=\left|\sum _{k=1}^n \frac{\cos (2\pi kx)}{k}\right| \leq C -\log |\sin (\pi x)|, \quad \forall x\in (0,1]. $$ ...
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Parametrization of arbitrary objects to display on an x-y-scope

I am trying to find an approach for general parametrization of an arbitrary geometric object or closed curve. Though I am not sure if I am on the right path with that. Basically I have an geometric ...
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Range of Fourier Tranform 0n $L_1(\mathbb{R})$ is dense in $C_0(\mathbb{R})$

I want to prove it through the hint given in the notes available online(link provided below). It says first prove that if $f\in C_c^2(\mathbb{R})$, then $\hat{f}\in L_1(\mathbb{R})$; and hence ...
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Fourier transform of a 3sinc^2(100πt)

I'm currently studying for an exam, and I'm not sure the textbook's answer for the fourier transform of 3sinc^2(60πt) is correct. For this question, I incorporated the duality property. Below is my ...
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The proof of the Plancherel Theorem

I am reading the proof of the Plancherel Theorem in Folland. But I am quite confused about one of his claims. Suppose $f,g \in L^2(**T**)$ and $\hat{f}\in L^1$ ($\hat{f}$ is the Fourier transform). ...
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$k^2 e^{ikx} \rightharpoonup 0$ in the Sense of Distributions

So I'm concerned showing $k^2 e^{ikx} \rightharpoonup 0$ in the sense of distributions or in other words for any $\phi \in C_c^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ we have for any $\epsilon > 0$ $$ \left\lvert ...
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Does the power spectral density vanish when the frequency is zero for a zero-mean process?

A wide-sense stationary random time series $\zeta(t)$ is characterized by its mean value and its autocovariance function, which in the Wiener–Khinchin theorem is equivalent to the Fourier transform of ...
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Improper integral Riemann sum limit in the derivation of Fourier series to Fourier transform

To give background to my question, in all the books I've looked at to derive the inverse Fourier transform of a continuous function $f$ on $\mathbb{R}$, they seem to work as follows. Let $k$ be a ...
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2D Fouier Series coefficent

I have a question. He gave this picture and square signal. Firstly he wanted me square signal fouier series then 1 3 harmonic.Then ı found it. The other question is wanted fourier series (2d) . ...
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Proving a fourier transform expression with green's formuls

Using Green's formula, show that: $${\cal F}\left[\frac{d^2f}{dx^2}\right]= -w^2F(w) + \frac{e^{iwx}}{2\pi}\left(\frac{df}{dx} - iwf\right) \\(evaluated\ from\ -\infty\ to\ \infty)$$ last part is ...
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Smoothness of inverse Fourier transform

Let $\hat{f}(\xi)$ be a smooth function on $\mathbb{R}^n$ that decays like $|D^\alpha_\xi \hat{f}(\xi)| \lesssim (1 + |\xi|^2)^{-\frac{1}{4}(1 + |\alpha|)}$, where $\alpha$ is a multi-index such that ...