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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How to solve this coupled linear differential equations?

$\partial_t f(x,t)= \alpha \partial_x^2f+\beta f + \gamma g \\ \partial_t g(x,t)= \alpha \partial_x^2g -\beta f - \gamma g$ With everything real. I tried to take the first equation and express ...
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Solving the wave equation bounded by one free end and one fixed end

Given that $\{\sin\left[\frac{(2n-1)\pi}{2L}x\right] : n\in\mathbb N\}$ is the complete set of eigenfunctions of a regular Sturm-Liouville with boundary points $0$ and $L$ and weight function $1$, and ...
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Are FT and LT both isomorphic?

As the following diagram:(from a textbook) Note: 1. L2: L2 space, H2: H2 space 2. The upper one is in t-domain; the lower one, f-domain 3. : the Laplas transform operator : the fourier tansform ...
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What's the best way to recognize a shape o a function with N-points

I've many shapes with points in theirs countours, how is the best way to recognize a shape? I think the DTF is available but i don't know whether this is the optimal way. P.S. I think if i will ...
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Inverse Fourier transform of complex hyperbolic functions

I'm trying to solve a boundary condition problem and I got the solution in frequency regime: $$f(w)=\frac{\sinh(a|w|)}{b|w|\cosh(c|w|)-iw\sinh(c|w|)}$$ I'm wondering if there's any analytical form ...
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Fourier transforms of the Heavyside function and the absolute value function

I'm trying to obtain these two Fourier transforms. First of all, I'm using the following definition of Fourier transform: $$\cal{F}(f)(y)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)e^{-ixy}\;dx$$ What I have so ...
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Finding a discrete Kalman-type process that produces a given Frequency spectrum

Given a power spectral density from f = -1/2 .. 1/2, is it possible to find a 1st order process that produces this series? In other words, x_i+1 = G x_i + W r_i ...
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Prove $\mathscr{F}[{x^nf(x)}] = (j)^n\times \mathscr{F}^n[f(x)]$

How to prove this property of Fourier Transform: $$\mathscr{F}[{x^nf(x)}] = (j)^n\times \mathscr{F}^n[f(x)]$$ Fourier Transform's definition is: $$\mathscr{F}[f(x)] = ...
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Exercise 31 from chapter 4 (“Hilbert Spaces: An Introduction”) of Stein & Shakarchi's “Real Analysis”

The following problem shows that $\{e^{inx}\}_{n \in \mathbb{Z}}$ is an orthonormal basis of $L^2([-\pi, \pi])$. It is taken from [1] (exercise 31 of chapter 4: "Hilbert Spaces: An Introduction", pp. ...
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Pulsating waves of zeta function

Below is an animation of the partial sums of $\operatorname{li}x-2\Re\sum_{k=1}^{N}\operatorname{Ei}(\rho_k \log x)-\log2+\int_{x}^{\infty}\dfrac{\text{d}t}{t(t^2-1)\log t},$ for $1\leq N\leq100$ ...
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The continous of a function in the Sobolev class

Let $f\in S$ with $S= \left\{ {f:\mathbb{R} \to \left[ {0, + \infty } \right):\int_{ - \infty }^{+\infty} {{{\left| {\hat f\left( t \right)} \right|}^2}{{\left( {1 + {{\left| t \right|}^2}} ...
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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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Sobolev space is an algebra

How do you prove that the Sobolev space $H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)$ is an algebra if $s>\frac{n}{2}$, i.e. if $u,v$ are in $H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)$, then so is $uv$? Actually I think we should also have ...
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Why does the discrete cosine transform compact the information at the “low frequencies”?

I've been investigating about the discrete cosine transform. I think I understand the practical applications it has and how it is used in image/audio compression. I also know it is related with the ...
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A simple Fourier Transformation

I am a bit stuck with this small basic signal. I have this $$y(t)=\frac{\sin(200\pi\,t)}{\pi\,t}$$ and I want to take its Fourier Transformation. Obviously it looks like the sinc function. But that ...
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Decay of Fourier Coefficients implies Holder Continuity?

This is an exercise problem. I got stuck here and would like to get a hint. The problem is Suppose $f$ is continuous and $2\pi$-periodic, and $|\hat{f}(n)|\leq |n|^{-3/2}$ for all non-zero ...
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Fourier transform $\frac1{t^2+2t+2}$

I need help to calculate the Fourier transform of this function: $$\frac1{t^2+2t+2}$$ Thanks!
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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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Convolution: $ f (-)*g = g(-)* f$ does this mean both $f$ and $g$ have to be even functions?

Assuming $f$ and $g$ are different functions, does $ f (-)*g = g(-)* f$ mean both $f$ and $g$ have to be even functions? In fact, this is equivalent to $f\star g = g \star f$ (i.e., cross-correlation ...
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What is the Fourier transform of the product of two functions?

Given $x(t) = f(t) \cdot g(t)$, what is the Fourier transform of $x(t)$? If possible, please explain your answer. The motivation behind the question is homework, but this is a basic principle in ...
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Fourier transform and Z transform question?

Lets suppose we have an exercise where I have to find the Z transform and its region of convergence.I find the Z transform and the region.How do I determine if the Fourier transform exists from this ? ...
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How to get fourier series of 8-bit character to be transmitted?

I have been reading this in a book, but can't understand how he used the 8-bit in fourier series equation to get the result below. The transmission of the ASCII character ‘‘b’’ encoded in an 8-bit ...
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Mellin transform with compact support

Mellin transform for $f(x)$ is usually defined as: $$F(s)=\int_0^\infty f(x)x^{s-1}dx$$ Is there a Mellin transform with compact support? For example like $$F(s,a,b)=\int_a^{b} ...
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Convergence of a sum of sines

If $ s_N(x) := \sum_{n = 1}^N c_n \sin(n x) $ converges uniformly on $[0, \pi]$ as $N \to \infty$ then $c_n = o(n^{-1})$. a) Is $c_n = o(n^{-1})$ sufficient for uniform convergence? b) Is $\sum_n n ...
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Difference between Fourier transform and Wavelets

While understanding difference between wavelets and Fourier transform I came across this point in Wikipedia. The main difference is that wavelets are localized in both time and frequency whereas ...
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Solving a tough integral

I am studying telecommunications theory and I was doing an exercise where it's required to find the (infinite) taps of a zero forcing equalizer. Here's the point where I am stuck at: $$ ...
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Fourier transform of $e^{if(x)}$

I'm trying to find an explicit result for the following Fourier transform: $$\mathcal{F}\left[e^{if(x)}\right](k)=\int_{\mathbb{R}^n} e^{if(x)}e^{-ik\cdot x} dx$$ So far I could come up only with a ...
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What is difference between Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform?

If you think about Fourier Transform, in the classical cases, say on the real line, what it is? Just a waded sum. Right? You take a function $f$, and you take it's Fourier Transform at particular ...
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Need a closed form for fourier coefficients (if it exists)

i have a set of 53 fourier coefficients. the dc term is 0. the 26 positive frequency amplitudes (coefficients) are given below. the 26 negative frequency amplitudes are the same. {0.014451, ...
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Fourier Series Trig Functions

I need assistance finding the fourier series for the following function: $$ f(x)=3\cos^2(5x) $$ I know that $$ a_0={1\over 2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi 3\cos^2(5x)\,dx={3 \over 2} $$ and $$ ...
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Degrees of freedom in each domain in Discrete, Continuous and Mixed Fourier Transforms

I'm having trouble with the different infinities involved in the Discrete and Continuous Fourier Transforms. In the DFT, we have a finite number $N$ time domain samples $x(i), 0\leq i<N$, which ...
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Fourier transform of $f(x)=\frac{1}{e^x+e^{-x}+2}$

Let $$f(x)=\large \frac{1}{e^x+e^{-x}+2}$$ Compute the Fourier transform of $f$. We can factor the denominator to get $$f(x)=\frac1{(\exp(x/2)+\exp(-x/2))^2}=\frac1{(2\cosh(x/2))^2}$$ I'm thinking ...
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Fourier series of rescaled cosine function [closed]

How would I find the Fourier series of $\cos\left(\, 5x/2\,\right) $ on $\left[-\pi,\pi\right]$? Progress $$A_0={1\over 2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi \cos(5x/2)dx={2\over 5\pi}$$ $$A_n = {1\over \pi} ...
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a question about integration by parts

Suppose that $t f(t) \to 0$ when $t \to \infty$ and $t f(t)\to 0$ when $t \to 0$. For the following integral, $$I(z)=\int_0^{\infty} f(t) \cos (z t) \mathrm{d}t,\qquad z>0 \tag{1}$$ We can apply ...
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Is there a combinatoric identity for the multiplicities of the following set?

Are you ready for some psychedelic pictures? Define the multiset$$S_n=\left\{\sum_{j=1}^n(-1)^{\left\lfloor(k-1)/2^{j-1}\right\rfloor}u_n^j\mbox{ for }1\leq k\leq2^n\right\}$$ where ...
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Solution of nonhomogeneous problem using semigroup of linear operators

Let $X$ be a complex Hilbert space; and let $A:D(A)\subset X \to X$ be a $\mathbb C-$linear operator. Assume that $A$ is self-adjoint(so that $D(A)$ is a dense subset of $X$) and that $A\leq 0$ (i.e., ...
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Need some help computing Fourier Transforms of a couple of functions

I have the following functions and would like to find the Fourier Transform: a) $x(t) = (t + 2)^2 e ^ {-2t} $ b) $x(t) = e^{-5it} [σ (t+7) - σ (t+1)]$ I don't really know what $σ$ stands for so I ...
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Frequency response of unit impulse function

Could someone throw some light on how to get the frequency response of unit impulse function. I am not from EE, but I need it for my wavelet study.
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Multidimensional Fourier transform of the laplacian

In my course on electromagnetic field theory we use the Fourier transform to simplify Maxwell's equations, for example: $$\frac{\partial ^2\vec E(\vec r,t)}{\partial t^2} \rightleftharpoons ...
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Power series and Fourier identity approximated in two or three iterations

I understand that Fourier has proven that the sum of sines and cosines can be used to describe (almost) any curve. The power series describe that the sum of polynoms can be used to describe (almost) ...
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Heat Equation Two Conditions

I'm currently working on solving the Heat Equation in a one dimensional rod of length $L$. However, instead of the 'usual' singular condition $u(x,0)=f(x)$ for all $0\leq x\leq L$, I am given ...
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Finding inverse of a general linear transform

I'm not a mathematician, so I may abuse some notation here. Please comment for any clarification. Let's define a general linear transform as $$\int_XK(\mathbf{\omega},x)f(x)dx$$ where $X$ is some ...
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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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Fourier transform as diagonalization of convolution

I've read this in a lot of places but never quite got how this is true or meant. Let's say we have a convolution Operator $$ A_f(g) = \int f(\tau)g(t-\tau)d\tau $$ and apply it to $g(t)=e^{ikt}$. ...
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A Specific Example about Parabolic PDE

I am solving a PDE numerical problem. And I have already had a algorithm. However, it seems to be hard to find a specific example to test my solution. Could you please give me one? The equation ...
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Convolution with itself equals itself times a function

Consider the case that $f \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ and $g \in L^1_{loc}(\mathbb{R})$. Then look at the equation $$ f*f=g\cdot f. $$ I know that if $g$ is constant, then $f=0$. But what about other $g$'s? ...
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Form-invariant solution to PDEs

I'm trying to understand how to create form-invariant solutions to PDEs. Let $u(x,t): \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{C}$, which solves the differential equation $\hat{L}u(x,t)=0$. $u(x,t)$ is ...
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Find the Fourier transform of $\dfrac{\sin(x)}{x}$

"Let $\chi : \mathbb{R}\to \{0, 1\}$ be the characteristic function of the interval $[−1, 1]$ and let $f(x)=\sin(x)/x$. find the Fourier transform of $\chi$, find the Fourier transform of $f$, ...
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Find the Fourier Transform of $\dfrac{x}{x^4+4}$

I have a problem here that becomes quite difficult to manage. I have to find the fourier transform of: $$f(x)=\frac{x}{x^4+4}$$ I'm sure there will be many ways to do this and I'll post my method ...
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Which functions lies in $H^{loc}_{s}\setminus H_{s}$?

We put $H^{s}=$The Sobolev spaces, and $H^{loc}_{s}=$The localized Sobolev spaces. We note that, $H_{s}\subset H^{loc}_{s};$ also this. Bit roughly speaking, I am interested in knowing that how big ...