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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Form-invariant solution to PDEs

I'm trying to understand how to create form-invariant solutions to PDEs: $$\hat{L}u(x,t)=0$$ with the constraint $|u\big(x,t\big)|^2=|u\big(f(t)\cdot x + g(t),0\big)|^2$. During evolution, the ...
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About composition of Holder functions.

Let $f,g$ be Holder continuous functions with respective exponents $\alpha, \beta \in (0,1)$. More precisely $f \in C^{\alpha}(\mathbb{R}^n;\mathbb{R}^n)$, $g\in C^{\beta}(\mathbb{R}^n,\mathbb{R})$. ...
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$f\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ as Fourier transform

i need to know if one can view a function $f\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ as a Fourier transform of a certain function, say g? If the answer is positive please state the proof, or help me find one. ...
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How to find the global minimum of a function from its Fourier transformed function.

i.e Can $\min{f(t)}$ be expressed by $F(\omega)$? I have a series of data in frequency space. I can do discrete Fourier transform to time space to find its minimum. But I am wondering if there is a ...
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Integration of combination of Bessel Function and Exponential Function

I have read "Watson:Treatise Theory of Bessel Function", "Table of Integration, Series and Product", "Handbook of Mathematical Functions, Formulas, Graphs and Mathematical Tables" and other online ...
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Fast Fourier Transformation: inverse transform of the product of polynomials

I have managed to implement and understand most of the Fast Fourier Transformation. However, I have one last question. If one has two polynomials, say $A(x)$ and $B(x)$, and one computes DFT of ...
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Creating intuition about Laplace & Fourier transforms

I've been reading up a bit on control systems theory, and needed to brush up a bit on my Laplace transforms. I know how to transform and invert the transform for pretty much every reasonable function, ...
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Fast Fourier Transformation, explanation of $A(x)=A_0(x^2)+x A_1(x^2)$

I was looking at the Fast-Fourier Transformation today, on this site [if you cannot read Russian, simply use Google Translate, which is what I am doing right now]. http://e-maxx.ru/algo/fft_multiply ...
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Fourier transform of a Laplace transform

Is there an easy way to find the Fourier transform of a Laplace transform of function? $$ F[L[f(t)]_{s}] $$ Where my $f(t)$ is $\sqrt{t}$. However, Before finding the Fourier transform I do the ...
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$2\pi$ in the Definition of Fourier Transform

Most textbooks I read define Fourier transform of a function $f \in L^2(\mathbb R)$ as $$ \hat f (\xi) := \int_\mathbb R f(x) e^{-2\pi i x \xi} dx. $$ However, in class my teacher defines it without ...
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Functions for which $\mathcal{F}g = f \ast f$

Suppose one is given $f \in L^{2}(\mathbb{R})$, my question is whether or not there exists a $g \in L^{1}(\mathbb{R})$ such that $f \ast f = \mathcal{F}g$ where $\mathcal{F}$ is the Fourier transform. ...
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Equidistribution of $an^\sigma$

I am stuck at an exercise in Stein's book: Fourier Analysis, and it's exercise 8 in chapter 4. Show that for any $a\ne0$, and $\sigma$ with $0<\sigma<1$, the sequence $an^\sigma$ is ...
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Find a relationship between $\hat f$ and $\hat g$, given $g(x)=\int^{x+1}_x f(t)\,dt$, $f\in L^2(\mathbb R)$,

Given $f\in L^2(\mathbb R)$ and $g(x)=\int^{x+1}_x f(t)\,dt$ (a) Relate $\hat f$ and $\hat g$ (b) Prove $g\in H^1(\mathbb R)$ Part A: $$\hat g(k)= \int^{\infty}_{-\infty} \int^{x+1}_{x} ...
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Amount of sound near a specific frequency at a specific time

I have a sound signal, sampled at 48000 hz. Now I want to know 'how much sound' there is of a specific frequency (or near that frequency) at a specific time. For example, I want to know at 10s how ...
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Why would the discrete fourier transform “see” signals like this? What is the origin of spectral leakage?

The discrete fourier transform of $x = (x_{0},\dots,x_{N-1})$ is defined as $\displaystyle X_{k} = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_{n}\omega^{kn}_{N}$ where $\omega^{kn}_{N} = e^{-2\pi ik/N}$ and ...
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Is it true that, $x\rho(x/t)\in H^{s}$ for $\rho\in \mathcal{D}(\mathbb R)$ and $s>3/2$?

We put, $\mathcal{D}(\mathbb R)=$ The space of $C^{\infty}-$ functions on $\mathbb R$ with compact support; and the Sobolev space $$H^{s}(\mathbb R)=\{f\in L^{2}(\mathbb R):[\int_{\mathbb R} ...
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Embedding of weighted Lebesgue space on Fourier side into $C^\infty$

Given $g$, a continuous real-valued function defined in $\mathbb R^n$, $K^g:=\{u:e^g \hat{u}\in L^2(\mathbb R^n,(1/2 \pi)^nd \xi)\}$. Thus $K^g$ can be viewed as a Hilbert space with natural norm ...
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How to determine the periods of a periodic function?

I am aware of the other similar questions but was not able to figure out what I want to know from those question thus posting it here. Given a periodic function $f(x)=sin(x)$, Why is the period ...
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Intuition about generating functions

I am trying to gain some intuition about moment generating functions. In particular, for a random variable $X$, we have $$ \newcommand{\E}[1]{\mathbf{E}\!\left[#1\right]} M_X(t) = \E{e^{Xt}} = ...
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Does the Fourier coefficients of a function $f\in H^1(0,L)$ (the first order Sobolev space) are absolutely summable?

My precise question: Let $f\in H^1(0,L)$ and let $\{f_n\}$ be its Fourier sine series coefficients on $(0,L)$, is it true that $\{f_n\}\in l^1$, i.e. $$\sum_{n}|f_n|< \infty .$$ Thanks
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characterization of unital Fourier multipliers on $L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$?

Does there exist a characterization of Fourier multipliers $T \colon L^\infty(\mathbb{R}) \to L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ which are unital, i.e. $T(1)=1$? In the case of the torus $\mathbb{T}$, it is easy ...
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Convolution operator positive definite?

Let $\mu$ be a compactly supported Borel probability measure on $\mathbb{R}^n$. Consider the convolution operator $T: L^2(\mathbb{R}^n) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ defined by $$ Tf = f \ast \mu $$ ...
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Poles of Fourier transform

Let $f\in L_2(\mathbb R_+)$ and consider its Fourier transform $$F(\zeta)=\int_0^\infty f(x)e^{ix\zeta}dx$$ Is it true that analytic continuation of $F(\zeta)$ has at most finitely many poles in a ...
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Fourier Inversion transform

Is what i have highlighted in green a typo? Should it be $\pi e^{-|\xi|}$?
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Fourier transform of a triangular pulse

So I've been practicing some fourier transform questions and stumbled on this one; To start off, i defined the fourier transform for this function by taking integral from -tau to 0 and 0 to tau as ...
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pFourier Transform using symbolic toolbox

Hi i need to use the symbolic toolbox from matlab and solve the following by fourier transform: $\int^{\infty}_{-\infty}\frac{\sin(at)\sin(bt)}{t^2}dt\text{ }\text{}\text{}$ So far the algo i came ...
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An exercise about Fourier transform and $H^s$ in Treves

In Treves, the Fourier transform is defined by $\hat{f}(\xi)=\int {e^{-i\langle\xi,\space x\rangle} f(x) dx}$. The following is the problem, where I have figured out almost all of the questions except ...
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radon transformation backprojection

I am working on image recontruction and I try to find out how the radon transformation works. I have benn using mainly Natterer, F. and Wubbeling, F.: Mathematical Methods in Image ...
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What does local space of a given Banach space says intuitively?

We put, $\mathcal{D}(\mathbb R)=$ The space of $C^{\infty}-$ functions on $\mathbb R$ with compact support Example: For instance bump function is in $\mathcal{D}(\mathbb R)$ Let $E$ is a Banach ...
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Is the convolution operation some kind of group operation?

I'm just curious but will the convolution operation be any sort of group operation? A motivating example would be to see that the natural exponential family of distribution functions are closed under ...
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Compare Fourier and Laplace transform

I would like to clarify main difference between Fourier and Laplace transforms and also understand if exponential factor is main difference between this two method. So Fourier transform is ...
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Paley-Wiener theorem for a sector $\{\zeta:-\epsilon<\arg(\zeta)<\pi+\epsilon\}$

One of the variations of the Paley-Wiener theorem yields: If $f\in L^2(\mathbb R_+)$, then the Fourier transform $F$, defined by $$F(\zeta)=\int_0^\infty f(x)e^{ix\zeta}dx$$ is a holomorphic function ...
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Can integral transforms be viewed as change of basis formulas?

Forgive any lack of rigor, this question is kinda all over the place. If you have a set $B $ of $ N $ basis functions $ g_0(t), g_1(t), g_2(t), \dots, g_{N-1}(t) $ which are orthogonal over $[t_1, ...
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Fourier series and Riemann integral

On the heuristic level, one often says that given a periodic function with period L, its Fourier series converges when $L \rightarrow \infty$ towards a Riemann integral. In other words, the ...
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The meaning of the connection between power spectral density and auto correlation

I know that if we have a signal $x(t)$, then its Fourier transform would be the signal in the frequency space, which I understand to be how much of each frequency exists in the x(t) signal. $ ...
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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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Help for understanding Danielson-Lanczos lemma

The Danielson-Lanczos lemma is the basis for fast Fourier transform algorithms. Now, I do understand this step $\displaystyle X_{k} = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_{n}\omega^{kn}_{N} = \sum_{n=0}^{(N/2)-1} ...
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Square Summable functions

Can somebody please help me understand the notion of square summable functions intuitively?? I have been self studying Hilbert Spaces and Fourier Transform for DSP. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Looking for a nice expression of these functions in terms of trig functions

I have come across three sinusoidal functions f1, f2, and f3 which, up to scaling and translation, are very close to each other. When normalized and plotted together, they are hard to tell apart. ...
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Selfadjoint Restrictions of Legendre Operator $-\frac{d}{dx}(1-x^{2})\frac{d}{dx}$

Problem: Let $Lf =-((1-x^{2})f')'$ be the Legendre differential operator defined on the domain $\mathcal{D}(L)$ consisting of twice absolutely continuous functions on $(-1,1)$ for which $f, Lf \in ...
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Fourier transform and inverse transorm

I have to prove that for $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ $$ \check{\hat{f}}=\hat{\check{f}}, $$ where $$ \hat{f}(\xi):=\int\limits_{\mathbb{R}}e^{-i\xi x}f(x)\mathrm{d}x $$ and ...
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Inverse Fourier transform of two variable function $F(k_x,k_y)=e^{ikz} e^{-ik_\rho ^2 z /2k}$

I am trying to find the inverse Fourier transform of: $$ F(k_x,k_y)=e^{ikz} e^{-ik_\rho ^2 z /2k}, $$ where $k^2 = k_x^2 +k_y^2 +k_z^2 = k_\rho ^2 +k_z^2 $ is a constant. I am getting confused as to ...
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What does it mean to say an integral exists 'in the distributional sense'?

What exactly does it mean to say that an integral exists 'just in the distributional sense'? For example, the Fourier transform of $x^2 e^{-\lambda x}$ or of $H(R-|x|)$ where $R > 0$ and $H$ is the ...
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Can we expect to find $r,$ large enough, so, $\sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} \frac{(1+n^{2})^{s}}{1+(n-y)^{r}}\leq C (1+y^{2})^{s} $ for all $y\in \mathbb R$?

Fix $y\in \mathbb R$ and $s>1.$ Consider the series: $$I(y)=\sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} \frac{(1+n^{2})^{s}}{1+(n-y)^{r}}.$$ My Question is: Can we expect to find $r$ large enough, so that ...
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Monotonically decreasing Fourier transform

What would be the conditions on $f(x)$ such that it's Fourier transform $F(k)$ would be monotonically decreasing from $k=0$ to half range ($F(0)$ would be the maximum, and it would "fall" on both ...
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Uniqueness of Fourier Coefficients

I'm reading through Stein & Shakarchi's book on Fourier Analysis on my own, and have a question about the proof of the following theorem: Suppose that $f$ is an integrable function on the circle ...
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Sampling and reconstruction frequency

For a sinusoid frequency of $1200$Hz and a sampling frequency of $2000$Hz and a reconstruction frequency of $2000$Hz and $3000$Hz, what frequency will the sinusoid be after the reconstruction? ...
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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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What is the equation for an anisotropic Hanning window (cosine wave) in two or three dimensions?

I do not exactly know how to ask this question, so I will explain myself thoroughly. I am really stuck on this one, and it is crucial for my research, so if anyone has any ideas on where I may find ...