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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2D Discrete Fourier Transform on an Image - Example with numbers (rgb)

I am trying to write my own function that takes an image, an pixel by pixel it calculates that pixel value that will produce a 2D Fourier Transform image. I have no idea about signal processing, my ...
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Analytical Fourier transform

I was told to derive the analytical expression of the Fourier transform for the following function: $f(x)=e^{-a*b}-1$ for $x \ge 0 $ and $f(x)=0$ for $x \lt 0$ where $a=1$ and $b=-1$ and the ...
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Orthonormal Basis of $L^2$

Theorem: ' ' The Orthonormal family $e_n(x)=e^{2\pi i n x},\ n\in\mathbb{N}$ is a basis for $\mathcal{L}^2([0,1])$.`` In this case, $\{e_n(x)\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ being a basis would mean that any ...
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What is the Fourier transform of Riemann Zeta function?

All: Is there an explicit form of Fourier Transform of Riemann Zeta function ? Also, is there an discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) of Riemann Zeta function ? I remembered I had seen something like ...
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Fourier transform of exponent

I need to count the Fourier transform of the following function but it does not seem so obvious for me. $f(x)=(e^{-ab})-1$ for $x\ge0$ and $f(x)=0$ for $x<0$ where: $a=1$ and $b=-1$ I don't ...
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A question about convolution with unit measure on sphere

Let $\sigma_{S^2}$ denote the normalized measure on the sphere $S^2$, and $\{\chi_j\}_{j\ge 0}$ are standard partition of unity, i.e., $\chi_j\in C_0^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^3)$ and ...
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$f,g \in R(T)$ such that $\hat{f} \cdot n^{2/3} = \hat{g}$ prove that $f$'s Fourier series converges absolutely.

Can someone help me by checking my solution. Is there a shorter More elegant solution ?(i'm almost sure you can some how express $f$'s Fourier series using $|\hat{g}|^2$ + constant, i saw someone do ...
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Do Electrical Engineering Researchers Usually Know Higher Math? e.g. Measure and Distribution Theory, Functional Analysis

I am an EE undergraduate student, and I recently took two courses in signals and systems. We were exposed to things like the Dirac delta (without mention of distributions), Fourier series (without ...
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Show that if $f$ is differentiable as to function $x\mapsto ||x||$ with $x\in R$,then $f'(0)=0$ [on hold]

Let $f\in C^{\infty}(Ω)$ for some open set $Ω \subset R^n$ that contains $0$. Show that if $f$ is differentiable as to function $x\mapsto ||x||$ with $x\in R$,then $f'(0)=0$. I found this problem in a ...
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Fourier transform of a $H(x)$ product distribution

So I am given this simple example, where $T \in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$: \begin{equation} T=(\mu +\lambda x+\beta x^2)H(x) \end{equation} where $H(x)\in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$ (also notated as the ...
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Orthonormal Basis of a function

An Orthonormal Family $\{e_k\}_{k\in\mathbb{N}}$ is a basis if and only if $$f=\sum^\infty_{n=1}\hat{f}(n)e_n \ \ \ \text{in} \ \mathcal{L}^2(\mathbb{R})$$ where $f\in\mathcal{L}^2(\mathbb{R})$ ...
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Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x)$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$, $2\pi$ periodic function and $f\in C^1$, such that the n-th Fourier coefficient is: $\hat{f}(n) = 3^{-n^2}$. Find the Fourier coefficients of $g(x) = \pi ...
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A convolution equation with two unknowns

I consider the following convolution-type equation with two unknowns $f_1$, $f_2$: $$ a_1 * f_1 + a_2 * f_2 = 0, $$ where $a_1$, $a_2 \in L^1(\mathbb R)$ and $*$ is the ordinary convolution. This ...
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Fourier Transform of a Polynomial

Lets say you are given \begin{equation} f(x)=1+x^3 \end{equation} and the definition of Fourier transform: \begin{equation} \hat{f}(k)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-ikx}f(x)dx, ...
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How do you find the Fourier series of $\max(0, \sqrt{1 - \cos{\theta}})$?

I was trying to express the following periodic function: $$ f(x) = \max \left( 0, \sqrt{1 - \cos{x}} - \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} \right)$$ as a summation of cosines and sine waves $f(x) \approx a_0 + ...
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Prove that the following function is $C^\infty$ [duplicate]

Prove that the following function is $C^\infty$ (and in the point $ξ=0$) : $$f:\Bbb R\to\Bbb C:\xi\mapsto {e^{i\cdot\xi\cdot λ}-1\over i\cdot\xi}-λ$$ for whichever $$λ>0$$ I am trying to find a ...
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Fractional derivative of $e^{-x^2/2}$ using Fourier transform and Taylor series

I am not familiar with fractional calculus, so I want to know what I am doing wrong. The convention I use $$\int^\infty_{-\infty}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}e^{-i k x}dx=\sqrt{2 \pi}e^{-\frac{k^2}{2}}$$ I am ...
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Prove that the following function is $C^{\infty}$ [duplicate]

Prove that the following function: $$r:x \mapsto \begin{cases} e^{-{1\over (1-x^2)}}, & \text{if $|x|<1$} \\ 0, & \text{if $|x| \ge 1$} \end{cases}$$ is $C^{\infty}$ I found this problem ...
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On the Fourier transform of $f(x)=\ln(x^2+a^2)$

I would like to derive the Fourier transform of $f(x)=\ln(x^2+a^2)$, where $a\in \mathbb{R}^+$ by making use of the properties: \begin{equation} \mathcal{F}[f'(x)]=(ik)\hat{f}(k)\\ ...
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Property of complex borel measures with absolutely convergent Fourier series (Wiener algebra)

Let $\mu$ be a complex Borel measure on the circle $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ with $$ \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} \lvert\hat{\mu}(n)\rvert < \infty. $$ How does it follow that $d\mu(x) = f(x) dx$ for $f$ ...
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Computing the laplacian Green function by Fourier transform and analytic continuation

I know that the Green function for the laplacian operator in $d$ space dimensions $$\Delta \equiv \sum_{i=1}^d \frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2_i}$$ is given by $$ \Delta^{-1}(x-x')=\begin{cases} ...
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Find the fourier series of the function

Find the fourier series of the function $g(x) = \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{sin(nx)}{6^n sin(x)}$ for $x \not= k\pi$, and $g(k\pi) = \lim_{x\to k\pi} g(x)$, $(k \in \mathbb{Z})$
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Let $A,B:V\to V$ positive definite operators in complex linear space with inner product $V$, $dimV<\infty$

Let $$A,B:V\to V$$ positive definite operators in complex linear space with inner product $$V$$, $$dimV<\infty$$ Show that $$log det(A\cdot B^{-1})=-\int_{0}^\infty tr(e^{-t\cdot A}-e^{-t\cdot ...
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Fourier sine transform of $\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\vert\frac{1+x}{1-x}\vert$

Show that $$ \int_0^{\infty} kF(k)\sin(ka)\,dk = \frac{\pi}{2}aG(a) $$ where $$ F(x) = \frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\vert\frac{1+x}{1-x}\vert $$ and $$ G(x) = \frac{\sin x-x\cos x}{x^4} $$ EDIT: ...
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Inverse fourier transform - Where did the Heaviside function come from?

I asked this question on another forum but no answers so I'm copy/pasting it here in hopes that someone can help out
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Fourier transform of $f(x)=1/x$

I would like to compute the Fourier transform for the function: \begin{equation} f(x)=\begin{cases} 1/x&, x\in [a,b] \\ 0,& x \notin [a,b]\end{cases} \end{equation} but I cannot do the ...
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FFT Hyperbolic Distribution R

This is my first posting so forgive me if it is not 100% in line with this forum's best practices. I am completing an analysis using ICA as the decomposition technique. I am keeping 4 of the 10 ...
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On the convolution of $f(x)=\sin x/x$ and $g(x)=1-|x|$

I am having trouble with computing the convolution of $f(x)=\sin x/x$ and: \begin{equation} g(x)=\begin{cases} 1-|x|,& -1 \leq x \leq 1 \\ 0, & x \notin [-1,1] \end{cases} \end{equation} I ...
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Fourier transform with $\sin(t^2)$

This exercise gave me nightmares this night. I have $$ x(t)=\sin(t^2)e^{-2|t-2|} $$ to Fourier transform. First I though about solving the integral. (should I divide the signal in $2$, first for ...
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Replicating Kolmogorov's Counterexample for Fourier Series in Context of Fourier Transforms

It is a famous result of Kolmogorov that there exists a (Lebesgue) integrable function on the torus such that the partial sums of Fourier series of $f$ diverge almost everywhere (a.e.). More ...
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On the Fourier transform of $f(x)=e^{-x^2+2x}$

So, I have the $f(x)=e^{-x^2+2x}$ and to take the FT of it, I complete the square: \begin{equation} f(x)=e^{-x^2+2x \pm1}=e^{-(x-1)^2}e \end{equation} Then, by knowing that the FT of $g(x)=e^{-x^2}$ ...
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Express g's Fourier coefficients using f's ones, if $g(x)=f(x+c)$.

The Fourier coefficients are defined (in our course) as: $$\hat{f(n)}={1\over 2\pi}\int_{0}^{2\pi}{f(t)e^{-int}dt}$$ I am asked to express g's coefficients as a combination of f's ones, given ...
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how to solve this inverse fourier $ f(x) =\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} 1/\sqrt{2\pi}\ e^{-2\pi^2/s^2} e^{ i \ s\ x}ds$

I have two functions f(x) and f(s). f(s) is the fourier transform of f(x) and tends to $$e^{-2\pi^2/s^2}$$ I need to take inverse transform of this f(s) to get to f(x). (i need to prove f(x) tends to ...
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Increasing order of fourier coefficients on the boolean cube

Given a function $f:\{0,1\}^n\rightarrow \{0,1\}$, is it true that for any $S,T\subseteq[n]$, such that $S\cap T =\phi$, then $\hat{f}(S\cup T)\leq \hat{f}(S)$? It seems so to me cause, if if you just ...
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How to introduce a new equivalent using two separate boxes in variables?

I am reading a paper in mathematics about Fourier Transform. It consider two boxes A and B with centers of $ x_0(A) $ and $p_0(B)$ respectively. It introduce a new function $R^{AB}(x,p)$ as follows: ...
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Representation of Heaviside function's Fourier transform

I've seen here that the Fourier transform of Heaviside function $\Theta(t)$ is $$ \Theta(\omega) = \frac{1}{i\omega} + \pi \delta(\omega) \tag{1}$$ But in some physics texts and here I've seen the ...
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Solve one dimensional wave equation using fourier transform

I'm trying solve this wave equation using fourier method, but I am stuck... $${ u }_{ tt } ={ c }^{ 2 }{ u }_{ xx } - \alpha{ u } =0, \ 0<x\le L, t >0 $$ $${ u }( 0,t) = { u }( L,t) = 0$$ $${ ...
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Solving wave equation by fourier method

I'm trying solve this wave equation using fourier method, but I am stuck... $${ u }_{ tt } ={ c }^{ 2 }{ u }_{ xx } - \alpha{ u } =0, \ 0<x\le L, t >0 $$ $${ u }( 0,t) = { u }( L,t) = 0$$ $${ ...
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Sets of Divergence for Fourier Partial Integals

It is a consequence of Carleson's theorem together with a transference argument that (see Section 4.3.5 in L Grafakos, Classical Fourier Analysis for proof) that the Fourier partial integrals of a ...
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Fourier transform of cosine with square root

In relativistic mechanics, i came across the Fourier transform of the following function : $\cos \left(t \sqrt{x^2+m^2} \right)$ or $e^{it \sqrt{x^2+m^2}}$ ($t$ and $m$ are constants). Is there a way ...
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When is it appropriate to neglect all terms after the first non-zero term of a Taylor expansion series?

Suppose I am interested in the Taylor expansion series of a Cosine function at the neighbourhood of a=0. In computing the series from n=0 to n = infinity, when would it be appropriate to neglect all ...
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Dirac Delta function inverse Fourier transform

We know that the Fourier transform of the Dirac Delta function is defined as $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \delta(t) e^{-j\omega t} dt = 1,$$ and if I were to reconstruct the function back in time ...
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Dirac Delta function inverse Fourier transform [duplicate]

We know that the Fourier transform of the Dirac Delta function is defined as $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \delta(t) e^{-j\omega t} dt = 1,$$ and if I were to reconstruct the function back in time ...
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Cropping off the Taylor Series

We know that the Taylor series is for expansion of any function, but for digitization we need to crop off some parts? How can we determine upto which derivative should we consider.. I am mainly ...
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An equality about Fourier transform

I have read an equality about Fourier transforms which I can not proof. It is as following: Let $u\in C_0(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and \begin{equation} g(x_1,x_2,...,x_{n-1}):=u(x_1,x_2,...,x_{n-1},0). ...
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What if the Fourier series of a periodic function also has periodic coefficients $a_k$

If given that $x(t)$ is a periodic continuous time signal, with periodic $T$. It can be expressed by the Fourier series, i.e. $x(t)=\sum\limits_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty}\,a_k\cdot e^{j k \frac{2 ...
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In what sense is the Schwarz class of functions a “class”?

As an engineer who has not learned very much modern algebra, I recently learned about "class" in the algebra sense. Then I remembered our professor calling the set of Fourier transformable functions ...
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Finding the eigenvalues and eigenfunction (tricky)

I'm given $$X"- vX' +X \lambda=0$$ (v is a constant) I have worked x' to be: X'(x) = $$\frac{1}{2} B v e^{\frac{v x}{2}} \sin \left(\frac{1}{2} x \sqrt{v^2-4 \beta ^2}\right)+\frac{1}{2} B ...
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Fourier transform is real if $f$

I want to prove that the Fourier transform $F(\xi)$ of a function $f$ will be a real function when, and only when, $f(x)$ is an even function. I'm using the following definition of Fourier ...
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Fourier analysis notation - Sh and Ch

I reading something dealing with Fourier analysis and don't know what "Sh" and "Ch" indicate. Thanks!