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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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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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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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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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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How to show for $\alpha∈(0,1)$, any $f∈ C^\alpha([0,1]/{\sim})$ has a Fourier series $S_nf$ uniformly converging to $f$

Technically homework(a midterm) but its over and I'm itching to know the solution. I know how to show it for $\alpha>1/2$ (the Fourier series will converge absolutely), but apparently its true for ...
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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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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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If $f(t)$ is periodic, is there any $t$ that would equal to DC components?

Suppose $f(t)$ is periodic with period $T$. Would there be $t$ that would necessarily equal to DC component (it can be scaled)? By DC component, I mean $F(0)$ where $F$ is fourier coefficient of $f$. ...
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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 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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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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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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Finding the Fourier series of a piecewise function

I'm s little confused about Fourier series of functions that are piecewise. Here’s an example of such a function: $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x & -\frac\pi2 < x < \frac\pi2 \\[5pt] \pi - x & ...
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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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Instructive proofs in functional analysis

I am beginning to learn functional analysis (from Folland and Royden), but I am from a non-mathematical background, so I often encounter techniques in proofs that I am not familiar with (for example ...
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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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Sum of Sinusoids with Same Frequency = Sinusoid (proof)

I am studying Fourier analysis on my own, I realised that probably the first thing you want to proof in Fourier transform is that the sum of 2 sinuoids (namely a sine and cosine) with the same ...
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Proof of the Dirichlet–Dini Criterion for Pointwise convergence of Fourier series

I have tried and failed to prove the Dirichlet–Dini Criterion for Pointwise convergence of Fourier series which is as follows (and is described here: ...
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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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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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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 Fourier Transform: Understand Negative Frequencies

I am trying to learn DFT on my own. I have been struggling for a while now around understanding the concept of negative frequencies and notably what happens when $k$ is greater than $N/2$ in the ...
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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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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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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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Bijectiveness, injectiveness and surjectiveness of Fourier transformation defined on $L^p(\mathbb{R}^n), p\in [1, 2]$

For Fourier transformation defined from $L^p(\mathbb{R}^n)$ to $L^q(\mathbb{R}^n)$, $p\in [1, 2]$, and $1/p+1/q=1$, I heard that when $p=2$, FT is bijective. Is $p=2$ iff FT is bijective, FT is ...
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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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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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Morlet's wavelet reconstruction formula

The CWT (continuous wavelet transform) of a signal $x(t)$ is $$X_w(a,b)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{|a|}} \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} x(t)\psi^{\ast}\left(\frac{t-b}{a}\right)\, dt$$ In order to reconstruct the ...
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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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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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$k^2 e^{ikx} \rightharpoonup 0$ 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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Can we choose $g$ so that $\|(g\widehat{(f^{3})})^{\vee}\|_{L^{p}} \leq C \|g_{1}f\|_{L^{2}}^{r} \|(g_{2}\hat{f})^{\vee}\|_{L^{s}}$?

Let $f, f^{2}, f^{3}\in L^{q}(\mathbb R)\cap C_{0}(\mathbb R)$ where $ q\geq p, \ \text{and}$ and $C_{0}(\mathbb R)$ is the class of continuous functions vanishing at infinity. My Questions: ...
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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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Proof of the discrete Fourier transform of a discrete convolution

Let the discrete Fourier transform be $$ \mathcal{F}_N\mathbf{a}=\hat{\mathbf{a}},\quad \hat{a}_m=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}e^{-2\pi i m n/N}a_n $$ and let the discrete convolution be $$ ...
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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 ...
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Estimating an integral using the Poisson summation formula

Consider a continuous $L^1$ function $f$ : $\mathbb{R}$ $\rightarrow$ $\mathbb{R}$ such that $supp$ $\widehat{f}$ $\subset$ $[-1,1]$ and $f(n)$ $\geq$ $0$ if $n$ $\in$ $\mathbb{Z}$. The problem is to ...
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Fourier Series Expansion, error in coefficients?

After reworking the problem many times I keep getting the same (incorrect?) answer. So the problem as stated is Find the Fourier expansion of : $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} x &\text{ if }0 ...
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Norm convergence of approximations to the identity

Let $\varphi \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^d)$ be such that $\int_{\mathbb{R}^d} \varphi(x) \, dx = 1$. For each $\varepsilon>0$, let $\varphi_\varepsilon:= \varepsilon^{-d} \varphi\left( \dfrac x ...
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Bound on the sup norm for derivatives of a particular $C^\infty$ function

I'm reading textbook "A Primer of Real Analytic Functions" and on page 86 the following "obvious" claim is made: Let $|| \cdot ||$ be the sup norm on $[0, 2 \pi]$ and define function $f$ to be ...
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Fourier inverse of a function to get dirac

I'm trying to get the dirac function from a fourier inverse tranform: $$\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-iw(x-x_0)}dw$$ It is this last step I am stuck on to get the conclusion. Original ...
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inserting absolute value in Hilbert transform and a discrete version of Hilbert transform

It is well known that the Hilbert transform $H(f)(x)=p.v. \int\frac{f(x-y)}{y}dy$ is bounded on $L^p(\mathbb{R})$ for $p\in(1,\infty)$. I want to consider some variants of $H$. 1) What happens if we ...