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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spherical wave expansion

In the paper, Sheen, David M., Douglas L. McMakin, and Thomas E. Hall. "Three-dimensional millimeter-wave imaging for concealed weapon detection." Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions ...
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Fourier Analysis question on convolution [closed]

Let $f(x) = \operatorname{sinc}(x)^2$. Find $(f*f)(x)$? This is what I tried $f(x)=\mathrm{sinc}(x)^2$ $$ \begin{align} f\ast f(x) &=\int f(u)\cdot f(x-u)\,\mathrm{d}u\\ ...
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Does a Plancherel Style Theorem for the Hardy Space $\mathbb{H}^2$ on the Unit Circle Exist?

I am working on a problem regarding Toeplitz operators, and it involves trying to prove $\mathbb{H}^2$ boundedness of the operator (defined in terms of its Fourier coefficients). Now normally when I ...
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How could I continue to show the inequality?

Let $g: [0, \pi]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ a $C^{\infty}$ function for which the following stands: $$g(0)=0 \ \ , \ \ g(\pi)=0$$ I have to show that $$\int_0^{\pi}g^2(x)dx \leq ...
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Differentiate between Fourier analysis and Fourier decomposition

I am a beginner. I am confused between two terms i.e. Fourier analysis and Fourier decomposition.I don't understand when to use Fourier analysis term and when to use Fourier decomposition term. It ...
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How can we find the sums ?

We have the function $$g: [0, 2\pi] \rightarrow \mathbb{R} \\ g(x)=\frac{(x-\pi)^2}{4}, x \in [0, 2\pi]$$ I found that the Fourier series of $g$ is the following: $$g \sim ...
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What do $a_0$ ,$a_m$ and $b_m$ terms mean in the Fourier series formula?

Let us take an example, a white ray (which is composed of bunch of frequency components) is passed through a prism, the ray gets split (decomposed) into its elementary vibgyor colours (i.e.different ...
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$\sin$ and $\cos$ are the basis of what space?

When learning Fourier expansions, we learn that $\{\sin(mx), \cos(mx)\}_{m \in \Bbb N}$ is an orthonormal basis for our space and thus we can expand functions in it. My question is what space is this ...
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Fourier transform not surjective using oppen mapping theorem.

I know that it is possible to prove that the Fourier transform $\displaystyle\mathcal{F}: (L^1(\mathbb R),\|\cdot\|_1) \to (\{f\in C(\mathbb R): \lim_{|x|\to\infty} f(x) = 0\}, \|\cdot\|_\infty)$ is ...
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Prove if $T\in\mathcal{D}'(\mathbb{R})$ and $\mathrm{d}T/\mathrm{d}x=0$ then $T$ is the constant distribution.

Prove if $T\in\mathcal{D}(\mathbb{R})$ and $\mathrm{d}T/\mathrm{d}x=0$ then $T$ is the constant distribution. I am having some problems both proving this problem, as well as understanding ...
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Evaluate two dimensional frequency domain for single point

I need to compute one specific value in the original domain from the 2D frequency domain data I have. I can't just use IFFT for a whole set for performance reasons. I know how to do this in 1D by ...
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Have some queries about Fourier Transform

I have some queries about the Fourier transform In most of the cases, the Fourier transform of a signal is symmetric with respect to positive and negative frequency. I think the computational ...
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Prove the Fourier Inversion Formula for a Multivariate Distribution

Question: Prove the Fourier Inversion Formula for the specific function $\phi_{\Sigma, \mu}(x)$: $$\phi_{\Sigma, \mu}(x) = (2\pi)^{-k} \int_{R^k}\hat{\phi}_{\Sigma,\mu}(\xi)e^{-i\xi\cdot x}d\xi$$ ...
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Convolution of derivatives

When transforming nonlinear PDE to its Fourier space, I encounter the following problem: Consider the equation $u_t=(u^3-u)_{xx}$. Then, when transforming to Fourier space we get \begin{equation*} ...
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Whether the job of Fourier Transform is just to convert signals from time domain to frequency domain only or more than it?

I am a beginner . We convert a signal in time domain to frequency domain by applying Fourier transform on the signal to obtain frequency and phase spectrum. So,whether the job of Fourier transform ...
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Deriving existence of classical Fourier transform via the space of temperate distributions

If for some measurable function $f:{\bf R}^n\rightarrow{\bf R}$ the functional $h\mapsto\int fh$ is in ${\scr S}'$ (space of temperate distributions) and there exists some measurable $g$ such that the ...
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Is this derivation of the Dirichlet Integral using a derivative under the integral sign, incorrect?

To find the integral of the Sinc function: Start with, \begin{equation} I(a)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{\sin\ ax }{x}dx %\hspace{20.0} ; (a>0) \end{equation} \begin{equation} \Longrightarrow ...
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Inverting a complex function

I am facing the following problem. I know that the following relationship holds $$A(\omega) = C + \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{L(\tau)}{1 + i\omega \tau}\mathrm{d}\tau$$ where $C$ is a positive constant ...
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Fourier transform of Gaussian?

For the Fourier transform defined as $$\frac {1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} \int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x) e^{-i\alpha x}\,dx$$ I know there is simple formula for the Fourier transformation and inverse transformation ...
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Using Fourier transform to compute Fourier series.

I have found an exercise on a signal processing book that asks to compute the Fourier series of a function by using its Fourier Transform, let: $$ x(t) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} \Lambda \left( ...
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Question regarding Fourier Series

Things I understand (scroll down to see question in bold): Let $T$ be the function's period Let $w_0 = \frac{2π}{T}$ A function $x(t)$ can be written as the sum of its even and odd parts, that is ...
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inverse fourier transform of unit impulse function of omega

What is the inverse fourier transform of the unit impulse function of omega. Sorry I've not got the symbol in my phone. It Should looks like §(W).. Sorry for the special symbols.
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Inverse Fourier transform of $\exp(4\pi^2i|\xi|^2t)$

I would like to compute the inverse Fourier transform of $\exp(4\pi^2i|\xi|^2t)$. \begin{equation} f(x,t) = \int_{\mathbb{R}^n} e^{2\pi i x\cdot\xi} e^{4\pi^2i|\xi|^2t} \,\mathrm{d}\xi \end{equation} ...
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Inequality for Ratio of Hardy-Littlewood Maximal Function over Balls and Cubes

Let $M$ denote the centered Hardy-Littlewood maximal function using balls, and let $M_{c}$ denote the centered Hardy-Littlewood maximal function using cubes. Exercise 2.13 in [L. Grafakos, ...
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Heat equation with heat source in form of delta function

Consider the problem \begin{equation} \left\{\begin{array}{cc}u_t-u_{xx}=\delta_0,&0<x<1,\ t>0\\ u_x(0,t)=u_x(1,t)=0,&t>0,\\ u(x,0)=0,& 0\leq x\leq 1.\end{array}\right. ...
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Relation between Laplace and Fourier transform

I have a function that has the property $\tilde f(s) = \tilde{f}(abs(s))$. For this function, I need the inverse Fourier transform. I actually know the inverse Laplace transform of $\tilde f$ and I ...
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What are the limitations /shortcomings of Fourier Transform and Fourier Series?

I am fond of Fourier series & Fourier transform. But every approach has some outcomes and some shortcomings. It's limitations lead to innovation of new approach. So, can anybody explain about ...
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How to show the following inequality with f(x) = 1/(1+x^2)?

How to show the following inequality : Let, $f(x) = \frac{1}{1+x^2}$ . Then show that $$\int_{\mathbb{R}\setminus (-1,1)} \left( \sqrt{f(x+y)}-\sqrt{f(x)}\ \right)^2 \ \frac{dy}{y^2} \leq C f(x) ...
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Inverse Fourier transform of Gaussian

I need to calculate the Inverse Fourier Transform of this Gaussian function: $\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} exp(\frac{-k^2 \sigma^2}{2})$ where $\sigma > 0$, namely I have to calculate the following ...
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Evaluating limit of a characteristic function (Fourier Transform) in $R^k$

I am trying to evaluate this limit: $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \left[(\text{det}\ \Gamma_n)^{-\frac{1}{2}}\exp \left\{ {-\frac{1}{2}(x-m_n)\cdot (\Gamma_n)^{-1}(x-m_n)} \right\} \right]$$ where ...
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A uniform bound by an integrable function for a Fourier series' partial sums.

Consider \begin{equation} \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\cos(nx)}{n}=-\log|2\sin x/2|~~~ \big(x\in(0,2\pi)\big), \end{equation} and its $2\pi$-periodic extension $f$ (for a proof of the above ...
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Three-dimensional fourier transform for Biot-Savart law

While working on a proof of Biot-Savart law in three dimensions (2D case, though simpler, should be provable in a similar manner) - if $curl \ (v) = \omega$ then $v=\int K(x-y) \omega(y,t) dy$, where ...
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Self similarity function

My self-similarity function is defined by : R(t) = $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty \mathrm y(x+t)y^\ast(x)\,\mathrm{d}x $$ which is apparently equal to R(t) = $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty \mathrm ...
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$L^{p}$ Boundedness of Fourier Multiplier without Littlewood-Paley

Suppose $\zeta\in\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ is a Schwartz function such that $\widehat{\zeta}$ is compactly supported away from the origin (say in the annulus ...
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Find the Fourier Transform of $2x/(1+x^2)$

I tried doing this the same way you would find the Fourier transform for $1/(1+x^2)$ but I guess I'm having some trouble dealing with the 2x on top and I could really use some help here.
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does frequency scaling property of Fourier transform not work for Fourier series?

So frequency/time scaling property of Fourier transform says that: fourier transform of $|c|f(ct)$ is $F(\omega/c)$. (I am using angular frequency $\omega = 2\pi f$ here) However, this doesn't seem ...
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Show that $\sum_{n \neq 0} \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{in} e^{in\theta} = 2 \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^{n+1} \frac{\sin n\theta}{n}$.

Show that $$\sum_{n \neq 0} \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{in} e^{in\theta} = 2 \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^{n+1} \frac{\sin n\theta}{n}.$$ This is not an exercise. It is an example from Stein, Fourier Analysis ...
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Fourier transform of indicator function

Given a set of complex numbers $\mathcal A$, is there a convenient solution for the Fourier transform of its indicator function $\chi_{\mathcal A}(z)$? More specifically, if $\mathcal A$ is a set of ...
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Find the supremum of the function

Hi I'm trying to figure out for which values of $w$ the absolute value of the supremum of $u(x,t)$ is infinity. The function $u(x,t)$ is the following. According to my calculation is going to be all ...
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Show a function is periodic and find the period

Let $x(t)$ be a continuous signal, and $\hat x(u)$ be the fourier transform of $x(t)$. We define $\sigma_T(u)=\frac{1}{T}\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\hat x(u-\frac{n}{T})$ Show that $\sigma_T$ is ...
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Fourier Transform in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$

I have found a proof to the following theorem which is a fair bit shorter than the proof in my notes. I would be very grateful if someone could tell me whether this way works or whether I've made an ...
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Eigenfunctions of the Fourier transform on locally compact abelian groups

The eigenfunction theory of the Fourier transform on $\Bbb R$ is well-understood. For example, the Hermite-Gauss functions are eigenfunctions with eigenvalues $i^n$; in fact, this comprises the ...
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Finding value of exponential sum

I'd like to find the value of the following sum $$S(u) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{e^{iu2^n}}{2^{n+1}}$$ for $u \in \mathbb R$, but I can't seem to do it. Unfruitful work Writing $$S = ...
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Elementary question about convolution

If $f,g \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$, my textbook proves that the convolution $f*g$ is also in $L^1(\mathbb{R})$. But it doesn't say why, for any $x \in \mathbb{R}$, we have that $y\mapsto f(x-y)g(y)$ is in ...
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Pisier's $\epsilon$-net condition

I'm reading a book about Sidon sets and I'm stuck on the following proof. In order to facilitate the comprehension of my problems I will give the full proof and the context. Let $G$ be a compact ...
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Divergence of Fourier series

Given $f(x)$ is the characteristic function of the interval $[a,b]\subset [-\pi,\pi]$ ($a\neq b$), so $f(x) = 1$ for $x\in [a,b]$ and $f(x)=0$ otherwise. From this definition, I obtained the Fourier ...
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Graphing Fourier transforms on a frequency versus intensity plot (how to deal with complex numbers)

I am trying to understand how Fourier transforms are used to make HNMR plots. HNMR basically consists of hitting some molecules with some radiation and listening to the radio signal that results. ...
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Fourier transform from Laplace transform

So what I did was Laplace transform $f(t)$ to $F(s)$ and then plug in $s=jw$. However, when I tried this for $cos(3t)$, $$F(jw)={jw\over9-w^2}$$ was the answer. I don't know if this is correct, and ...
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Plancherel's theorem clarification

Folland states Plancherel's theorem as follows: If $f \in L^1 \cap L^2$ then $\widehat{f} \in L^2$ and $\mathcal{F} | (L^1 \cap L^2)$ extends uniquely to a unitary isomorphism on $L^2$ where ...
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Riemann Lebesgue Lemma Clarification

If $f$ is continuous real-valued function, does the Riemann Lebesgue Lemma give us that $\int_{m}^k f(x) e^{-inx}\,dx \rightarrow 0\text{ as } n\rightarrow \infty$ for all $m\le k$? Specifically, is ...