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Simplification of a large sum obtained from the 1-D wave equation

I have acquired the sum below through Fourier, and was wondering if there was anyway to simplify it, since it is large and ugly. $$\sum \limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{-2K_1}{n\pi} ...
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Setting up my Fourier series for $B_n$

Related but not necessary to know: here Looking at the temperature distribution in an infinitely long cylinder of metal with insulated sides and initial temperature distribution $f(x)= ...
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Prove that $\hat{f}(n)={\frac{2}{\pi(1-4n^2)}}$, given that $f(x)=|sin(\pi x)|$

Prove that $$\hat{f}(n)={\frac{2}{\pi(1-4n^2)}},\ given\ thatf(x)=|sin(\pi x)||,\int_{0}^{1}sin\pi(x)dx={\frac{2}\pi}\\where\ \hat{f}(x)=\int_{0}^{1}f(x)e(-nx)dx. \ Use\ the\ fact\ ...
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Prove that the decomposition of a function $f(x)=f_{even}(x)+f_{odd}(x)$ on a sum of even and odd functions is unambiguous

How does one prove that the decomposition of a function $f(x)=f_{even}(x)+f_{odd}(x)$ on a sum of even and odd functions is unambiguous? I'm unsure of where to begin. Pertinent definitions: ...
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Proving a function $f(x + T)=k\;f(x)$ satisfies $f(x)=a^x g(x)$ for periodical $g$

I need to prove the following: If a function $\,f$ satisfies $$f(x+T)=k\;f(x), \forall x \in \mathbb R$$ for some $k \in \mathbb N$ and $T > 0$, prove that $\,f$ can be written as ...
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Fourier transform of squared exponential integral $\operatorname{Ei}^2(-|x|)$

Let $\operatorname{Ei}(x)$ denote the exponential integral: $$\operatorname{Ei}(x)=-\int_{-x}^\infty\frac{e^{-t}}tdt.$$ Now consider the function $\operatorname{Ei}(-|x|)$. ...
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Find function that gives Fourier transform value of 1

I am trying to find a function $f(a)$ so that the following expression $$ f(a) e^{-\frac{1}{2}\frac{x^2 + y^2}{a^2}} $$ has a Fourier transform equal to 1 as $a \rightarrow 0$. The reason I am doing ...
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Fourier Cosine Series question

If I have even piecewise periodic function ($T=6$) $$x(t)=\begin{cases} 0 &-3\leq t \leq-2  \\ 2+t &-2\leq t \leq-1 \\ 1 &-1\leq t \leq 1 \\ -t+2 &1\leq t \leq 2 \\ 0 &2 \leq ...
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Simplifying big expression

What to do with this? $$f(x) = \frac{\sinh(\pi)}{\pi} + \frac{2\sinh(\pi)}{\pi}\sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^n \left[\frac{\cos(nx)-n \sin(nx)}{1 + n^2}\right]$$ Can it be simplified?
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Evaluate the integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-(t²+2t)/2}e^{-i\omega t}dt$

I have this integral: $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-(t²+2t)/2}e^{-i\omega t}dt$$ I don't know how to solve it, but I have tried, like this: $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{(-(t²+2t)/2)+(-i\omega t)}dt $$ ...
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How to develop the Fourier Transform in my mind now that I know the Fourier Seires?

I know that we can represent some function $f$ in this way: $$f(t) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\cos\left(\frac{n\pi t}{L}\right) + \sum_{n=1}^\infty b_n\sin\left(\frac{n\pi t}{L}\right)$$ ...
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Find the $L^2[-\pi,\pi]$ projection of $f(x)$

I need to find the $L^2[-\pi,\pi]$ projection of $f(x)=x^2$ onto the space $V_n\subset L^2[-\pi,\pi]$ spanned by ...
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Can integral transforms be viewed as change of basis formulas?

Forgive any lack of rigor. If you have a countable orthonormal basis $B$ for a Hilbert space $H$ , then any function $f \in H$ can be expressed as $$ f(t) = \sum\limits_{g \, \in \, B} \langle f, ...
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Using Fourier Series to compute sums

I have just started learning the basics of Fourier series and have some doubts about it. I am aware that Fourier series can be used to compute infinite sums. For example, $\zeta(2)$ and $\eta(2)$ can ...
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What are the concepts that I need to understand before studying Fourier Analysis?

Background ( Long Story Short ) : For some reasons, I am taking a class in my university that focus on Fourier Analysis Laplace Transform, and Partial Diffiential Equations Problem : I have done ...
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Let $m \geq 1$ be an integer. Evaluate $\int_R \frac{\sin t}{t}J_m(t)\,dt$

Let $m \geq 1$ be an integer. Evaluate $\int_R \frac{\sin(t)}{t}J_m(t)\,dt$ $$\int_R \frac{\sin(t)}{t}J_m(t)\,dt=\int_R \hat{\chi_{{(-1,1)}}}(t)J_m(t) \,dt =\int_R \hat{\chi_{{(-1,1)}}}(t)J_m(t) \,dt ...
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$|\int_{\mathbb R} e^{-t^{2}} e^{-(t/\lambda -x)^{2}} e^{-2\pi i w\cdot t}| dt \leq G(x,w), G\in L^{1} ? $

Put $\lambda >0,$ and we define, $$F_{\lambda}(x, w)= \int_{\mathbb R} e^{-t^{2}} e^{-(t/\lambda -x)^{2}} e^{-2\pi i w\cdot t} dt;(x,w) \in \mathbb R^{2}$$ we note that, $F_{\lambda} \in ...
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Finding Fourier transform of $\frac{x}{(x^2 + 4)^2}$

So I have this function $$ f(x) = \frac{x}{(x^2 + 4)^2} $$ and I have to find its Fourier transform. This is however much harder than what I have done before so I don't have a clue where to start. I ...
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In general, let $f \in L^2(-1,1)$ and let $g:R \to R$, $g(x)=f( \{ x \} )$. How are the Fourier transforms of f and g related?

Recall that $\{ x \}$ is a decimal part of a real number $x$. For example, if $x=3.41$, then $\{ x \}=-0.41$. Part A: Let $f(x)=2x$, with $x \in (-1,1)$ and let $g:R \to R$, $g(x)=2 \{ x \}$. Sketch ...
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Use the Fourier inversion formula to compute h(x) when $\hat{h}(x)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2}$

Use the Fourier inversion formula to compute $h(x)$ when $\hat{h}(x)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2}$. $$\hat{h}(x)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2}=\frac{1}{1+y^2} \times \frac{1}{1+y^2}=\widehat{\frac{1}{2}e^{-|x|}} \times ...
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Check: Find $h(x)$ when $\hat{h}(y)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2}$.

Find h(x) when $\hat{h}(y)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2}$. $$\hat{h}(y)=\frac{1}{(1+y^2)^2} =\frac{1}{1+y^2} \times \frac{1}{1+y^2} =\hat{\frac{1}{2}e^{-|x|}} \times \hat{\frac{1}{2}e^{-|x|}}$$ Let ...
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Is $\hat S$ a function?

Let $S(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty (-1)^n\chi_{(n,n+1)}(x)$. Find the Fourier transformation of $S(x)$. Is $\hat{S}$ a function? $$\hat{S}=\int_R \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty (-1)^n\chi_{(n,n+1)}(x) ...
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Compute $\int_{a-b}^{a+b} \chi_{(-t,t)}(y)dt$

Compute $\int_{a-b}^{a+b} \chi_{(-t,t)}(y)dt$. So if I create a number line marking a-b and a+b. If that the integral above has 5 different answers depending on where (-t,t) is located on the number ...
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Use the Fourier inversion formula to compute $\chi_{(-a,a)}*\chi_{(-b,b)}$ where $a,b>0$

Use the Fourier inversion formula to compute $\chi_{(-a,a)}*\chi_{(-b,b)}$ where $a,b>0$. Let $u=\chi_{(-a,a)}(x)$ and $v=\chi_{(-b,b)}(x).$ So, $$u*v=\breve{(\hat{u}\hat{v})}$$ So I calculated ...
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Show that the Fourier transform of f is in $L^p(R)$ for every $2 \leq p \leq \infty$.

Let $$f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \sqrt{n} \chi_{(\frac{1}{n+1},\frac{1}{n})}(x)$$. The Fourier transformation of f is $$\hat{f}(y)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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missing $j*\omega$ in integral

let us consider following integral according to property of delta function,we can write this intgeral as $\int^{t=\infty}_{t=t_0} e^{-j*\omega*t}$ or we can write as ...
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Solution of definite integral of product of bessel function and exponential

I have an integral $I=\int_{\theta} \int_r J_m(k_1r)e^{-j[P_x r \cos(\theta)+P_y r \sin(\theta)]} r dr d\theta$ $0\leq\theta\leq2\pi; r<\infty$ is there any method to solve this?
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Fourier Transform-1

I am trying to solve a Fourier transform problem and I am stuck. The problem is: $$f(t)= \frac{\sin(2t)}{e^{|t|}}.$$ I have used integration, but the answer that I come up with is different than ...
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For every $a>0$, show that $\langle f_a, \psi\rangle= \int_{|x|>a} \frac{\psi(x)}{|x|}dx+\int_{|x|>a} \frac{\psi(x)- \psi(0)}{|x|}dx$

To prove that the inner product is a distribution it must satisfy the following property" $$|T(\phi)|=|\langle T,\psi\rangle| \leq C_N \sum_{|\alpha| \leq N} \|\partial^\alpha \psi\|_\infty$$ Part ...
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$\lim_{k \rightarrow \infty} k(1+\cos(2k \pi x)) \chi_{(-1/2k,1/2k)}$

How do I calculate the following limit: $$\lim_{k \rightarrow \infty} g_k(x) =\lim_{k \rightarrow \infty} k(1+\cos(2k \pi x)) \chi_{\left(\frac{-1}{2k},\frac{1}{2k}\right)}$$
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Fourier transform of a sinusoidal function

Let us consider following table which I want to calculate myself $$ x(t)=\frac{\sin(\omega_bt)}{\pi t}\quad\iff\quad X(j\omega)= \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if $|\omega|<\omega_b$}, ...
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Can this be simplified?

$$ e^{-i\frac43\pi n} - e^{-i\frac23\pi n}, n\in \mathbb{N} $$ I am trying to simplify this but cant. Any ideas appreciated.
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Levy processes, vanilla option and Fourier Transform

The context to this problem is mathematical finance, although the answer does not need specific knowledge of the area. I am trying to work out the expression for the price of a call option using Levy ...
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$\int\exp(-jnw_0t)\,dt$ integral calculus.

I seem to forgot these parts of integral calculus. I am trying to determine the Fourier coefficient in complex exponential form. Here, $t$ is the variable being integrated and $n$ is for all ...
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the series $\sum_{k=1}^\infty a_k$ converges implies the series $\sum_{k=1}^\infty a_k\sin (k\pi x)$ converges for $x$ irrational

Let $\sum_{k=1}^\infty a_k$ be a convergent series. Then can we obtain $\sum_{k=1}^\infty a_k\sin (k\pi x)$ converges for $x$ irrational? If $\sum_{k=1}^\infty a_k$ converges absolutely, then I can ...
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Computing the inverse Fourier transform of $\frac{1}{1+|\xi|^2}$ for $\xi \in \mathbb{R}^n$.

I'm trying to compute the integral $$ \int_{\large\mathbb{R}^n} \frac{ e^{\large ix \cdot \xi}}{1 + |\xi|^2} ~d^n\xi. $$ I know that for an integral like $$\int_{\large\mathbb{R}^n} \frac{ 1}{1 + ...
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A naive example of discrete Fourier transformation

We know a discrete Fourier transformation with discrete $n$ and continuous $x_1,x_2$: $$ \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} e^{-in(x_1-x_2)\frac{2\pi}{L}}=L\delta(x_1-x_2) $$ with Dirac delta function $\delta$. ...
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Showing that the set $\displaystyle \{e^{2\pi i (mx+ny)}\}_{n,m=-\infty}^\infty$ is an orthonormal set

I have the following problem: Show that the set $\displaystyle \{e^{2\pi i (mx+ny)}\}_{n,m=-\infty}^\infty$ is an orthonormal set in $L^2(D)$, where $D$ is any square whose sides have length ...
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Symbol of self-adjoint pseudodifferential operator

It seems that the following result should hold, but I can't find it explicitly anywhere. If $A=A^*$ is a properly supported pseudodifferential operator, does this imply that ...
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Can one express $f'(x)$ with the same basis as one uses for $f$?

If I have an orthonormal basis $\{\phi_n\}_1^\infty$ in space $L^2(a,b)$ and the generalized Fourier series expansion for $f$ would be: $$f= \sum \langle f, \phi_n\rangle\phi_n,$$ then can one use ...
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Show that $f(x)$ is orthogonal to $f'(x)$ in $L^2(-\pi, \pi)$

I have the following problem: Suppose $f$ is of class $C^{(1)}$, $\;2\pi$-periodic, and real-valued. Show that $f'$is orthogonal to $f$ in $L^2(-\pi, \pi)$ by a) expanding $f$ in ...
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Proving that $\langle f, g\rangle = \sum_n \langle f, \phi_n \rangle \overline{\langle g, \phi_n \rangle}$

I have the following problem to solve: If the set of functions $\{\phi_n \}_1^\infty$ is an orthonormal basis in $L^2(a,b)$ and the functions $f, g \in L^2(a,b)$, then show that: ...
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Understanding dot product of continuous functions

I'm reading about Fourier analysis and in my book the author speaks about dot product for continuous functions $f, g\in L^2(a,b)$(the set of functions which are square-integrable on the interval ...
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compute the derivative of a function defined by an integration over the whole real line

Let $h(t)=\int _{\mathbb{R}}e^{-\frac{(x+it)^2}{2}}d\lambda(x)$, where $\lambda$ is the Lebesgue measure. I want to prove that $h$ is differentiable and compute the derivative of $h$: ...
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Greens function of 1-d forced wave equation

[ORIGINAL PROBLEM] You are given hat the Green's function $g(x,t,\xi, \phi)$ is $\frac{\partial^2g}{\partial t^2} - \frac{\partial^2g}{\partial x^2}=\delta(t-\tau)\delta(x-\xi)$ with ...
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$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^4}=\frac{\pi^4}{90}$ [duplicate]

How we can do this sum? $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^4}=\frac{\pi^4}{90} $$ I know that we could possibly use a Fourier series decomposition however I don't know what function to start with. I ...
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Proving that orthonormal set is an orthonormal basis

If I know that the set of functions $\{\phi_n\}_1^\infty$ forms an orthonormal basis on $L^2(a,b)$ and the set $\{\psi_n\}_1^\infty$ is an orthonormal set on $L^2(\frac{a-d}{c}, \frac{b-d}{c})$, with ...
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Proving that a set $\{\psi_n(x)\}_1^\infty = \{\sqrt{c}\;\phi_n(cx+d)\}_1^\infty$ is an orthonormal basis

I have the following problem I need to solve: Suppose $\{\phi_n\}_1^\infty$ is an orthonormal basis in $L^2(a,b)$ (set of square-integrable functions on $[a,b]$). Suppose $c>0$ and $d\in ...
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Why does $\overline{\langle f, \phi_n\rangle }\langle f, \phi_n\rangle = |\langle f, \phi_n\rangle|^2$

If $f(x)$, $\phi_n(x) \in \mathbb{C}$, $\;\;-\infty<a<x<b<\infty$ and $$\langle f, \phi_n\rangle = \int_a^b f(x)\overline{\phi_n(x)}\;dx,$$ then why does: $$\overline{\langle f, ...
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Enlarging the space $PC(a,b)$ to include functions with one or more infinite singularities

I'm reading a Fourier analysis book and on the chapter about convergence and completeness of orthogonal sets of functions I have one part which I don't understand. I have uploaded the part as an image ...