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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
0answers
163 views

Half Solved: A problem on the heat operator not being elliptic with a weakened version of elliptic regularity

I should first mention this: in my studies of Sobolev spaces I have completed all the questions of chapter 9 from Folland's real analysis with the help of this site and this is my last one, which is ...
9
votes
0answers
1k views

Is this Fourier like transform equal to the Riemann zeta function?

This question builds upon the answer to this question. This new question has only minor changes compared to the previous question, but the scale factor of the output from the Fourier like transform is ...
8
votes
0answers
104 views

Which Fourier series are “legal”?

Let's consider a continuous function $f(x)$ and real numbers $\lambda_n=(\alpha+\beta n)\pi$ where both $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are integers. In any interval $I$, is it true that $$ f(x)=\sum_{n\geq ...
8
votes
0answers
135 views

What is the precise mathematical definition of what a wavelet is and what is its relation to linear algebra?

I was reading on wavelets and it seems that its hard to find a precise mathematical definition of what this concept is. My confusion first arose due to Gilbert Stang's linear algebra book. In ...
8
votes
0answers
66 views

Decay of amplitude integral

Consider the function $$ f(\vec{x}) = \int_{\Bbb R^3} {\frac{ e^{-i\,\vec{x}\cdot\vec{k}}}{\sqrt{\vec{k}^2 + m^2}}} d^3 k $$ from Zee's Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell. He argues like this: ...
8
votes
0answers
179 views

Sampling theorem.

Let us consider \begin{equation} \hat{f}(x)=\sum_{n\in \mathbb Z}\left\langle\hat{f},e^{i n x}\right\rangle_{L^2[-\pi,\pi]} e^{i n x} \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1) \end{equation} where $\langle g, ...
7
votes
0answers
164 views

Fourier transform of the critical line of zeta?

Is there a known expression for the (distributional) Fourier transform of the Riemann zeta function, taken along the critical line? I'd love to say that it's a weighted sum of delta distributions, ...
7
votes
0answers
180 views

Difficult Fourier transform exercise

I am currently dealing with a problem in functional analysis where I want to show the following. Let $\phi_{k+1}(x):=\sqrt{2} \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} h(n) \phi_k(2x-n)$ and $\phi_0= \chi_{[0,1]},$ if ...
7
votes
0answers
157 views

number of zeros of complex waves

Does anybody know about any type of methods how to calucalte/estimate the number of the zeros of complex waves (periodic functions as superposition of many harmonic waves) within a given period [0,x] ...
7
votes
0answers
337 views

Show that the function is constant

Let $S^n$ be an $n$-dimentional unit sphere. Consider $f: S^n \longrightarrow R_+$ even continuous function. Denote $$ ...
6
votes
0answers
248 views

How to classify/ solve this PDE?

I am searching how to solve the PDE below but I can not seem to find a decent example online. My major did not focus much in solving PDEs so I feel very deficient. I know how to solve for the steady ...
6
votes
0answers
134 views

Fourier sine transform of $\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\vert\frac{1+x}{1-x}\vert$

Show that $$ \int_0^{\infty} kF(k)\sin(ka)\,dk = \frac{\pi}{2}aG(a) $$ where $$ F(x) = \frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\vert\frac{1+x}{1-x}\vert $$ and $$ G(x) = \frac{\sin x-x\cos x}{x^4} $$ EDIT: ...
6
votes
0answers
78 views

Estimating the (double) Riesz transform.

I'm trying to verify the following estimate, which appears in a paper I'm reading. It seems I'm missing something easy, I just can't figure this out. $\textbf{Background}:$ For a function $f \in ...
6
votes
0answers
124 views

Solving a functional equation in $L_2(\mathbb{R})$

Let $e\left(x\right)=e^{2\pi ix}$ and let $F$ be an arbitrary complex-valued function in $L^2 (\mathbb R)$. I am trying to solve the following functional equation (or rather family of equations): ...
5
votes
0answers
74 views

If the Fourier transform of a measure is zero then the measure is zero

If $\mu$ is a complex finite Borel measure on a separable real Hilbert space $H$ be such that $$\hat \mu (x) = \int \limits _H \Bbb e ^{\Bbb i \langle x, y \rangle} \Bbb d \mu _{(y)} = 0, \ \forall ...
5
votes
0answers
53 views

For $f \in C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, does $\hat{f}(k)\sum_{j=0}^n \frac{(-k^2)^j}{j!}$ converge to $\hat{f}(k)e^{-k^2}$ in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$.

As the title states: For $f \in C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, does $\hat{f}(k)\sum_{j=0}^n \frac{(-k^2)^j}{j!}$ converge to $\hat{f}(k)e^{-k^2}$ in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ where $C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ is the ...
5
votes
0answers
32 views

Necessary to assume $f\in C^\infty$ in this Fourier transform problem?

Consider the following problem. Is the hypothesis that $f\in C^\infty$ necessary, or could we weaken it and assume just that $f$ is continuous? Let $\hat f$ denote the Fourier transform of the ...
5
votes
0answers
80 views

Intuition behind the proof of the Inverse Fourier Transform?

I am interested in the proof of the Inverse Fourier Transform for absolutely integrable real valued functions. The proof I have read asks you to consider an auxiliary function $g_{a}(x)$ defined as ...
5
votes
0answers
98 views

How to find Green's function using Fourier-Bessel expansion

The Green's function satisfies the non homogeneous Bessel equation can be written as $xg''+g'+\left(k^2x-\frac{m^2}{x}\right)g=-\delta(x-\xi)$ where $m\geq0$ and an integer. The boundary conditions ...
5
votes
0answers
140 views

Inverse Fourier transform using Residues for a ratio of hyperbolic functions.

I'm new and glad to be here. I have a problem relating to an inverse Fourier transform. I have $$g(w)= \frac{\sinh{w(a-b)}}{w \cosh{wa}}$$ and want to find $$G(t)$$. I cannot find this in tables so I ...
5
votes
0answers
298 views

Prove the equation: $\frac{2}{\pi} \int_0^\infty \frac{\cos kr - ak \sin kr}{k^2a^2 +1} \ldots $

Prove the following equation: \begin{equation} \frac{2}{\pi} \int_0^\infty \frac{\cos kr - ak \sin kr}{k^2a^2 +1} \left (\int_0^\infty \cos kr' \left [u(r')-au'(r') \right] dr' \right ) dk =u(r) . ...
5
votes
0answers
120 views

Is this a spectral decomposition/embedding/isometry?

Given a symmetric p.s.d matrix G, we know that a gram matrix/inner-product representation, X exists where $G=X^TX$ and $X=U\lambda^{1/2}$ via the eigen decomposition of $G$. Now if I take the same ...
5
votes
0answers
419 views

How can I solve the Poisson PDE efficiently and fast in cylindrical coordinates?

I am trying to numerically solve the Possion PDE in cylindrical coordinate system. $$\Delta f = {1 \over \rho} {\partial \over \partial \rho} \left(\rho {\partial f \over \partial \rho} \right) + {1 ...
5
votes
0answers
495 views

How to find the inverse Fourier Transform of the product of two bessel functions of the first kind and a complex exponential function?

I am attempting to find a closed form or symbolic expression of the inverse Fourier transform of the product of two Bessel functions of the first kind and a complex exponential, e.g. $P(t) = IFT_w \{ ...
5
votes
0answers
101 views

multipliers on $H^{1}$

I'm begining to study the hardy space $H^{p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. First recall that a $L^{\infty}$ function is called a $H^{1}$ multiplier if the associated operator ...
5
votes
0answers
234 views

Fourier dimension of a measure restricted to an open set

Suppose that the measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ has Fourier dimension $\beta$, which is to say that \begin{equation*} \beta= \sup\left\{\gamma \leq n : |\hat{\mu}(x)| \leq ...
5
votes
0answers
264 views

Fourier dimension of sets of positive Lebesgue measure

Let $K$ be a compact set in $\mathbb{R}$ with positive Lebesgue measure. My question is whether there exists a probability measure $\mu$ supported on $K$ such that $\hat{\mu}(\xi)$, the ...
4
votes
0answers
51 views

Hilbert space in Papa Rudin

In Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis, there is a problem in Chapter 4 on a Hilbert space $X = \text{span} \{e^{ist} \, \mid \, s \in \mathbb{R}\}$ with the inner product $$(f,g) = \lim_{T \to \infty} ...
4
votes
0answers
64 views

Rigorous proof of this limit

I have shown that the function $$f(x):=\int_{[-\pi,\pi]^n} \frac{e^{-i\langle k,x \rangle}}{1-\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n \cos(k_i)}dk$$ exists everywhere for $n \ge 3$. Now, I want to show that ...
4
votes
0answers
75 views

Continuous Littlewood-Paley Inequality

I am trying to prove Q13 from Terence Tao's Fourier Analysis notes (number 4): For every $t>0$, let $\psi_{t}:\mathbb{R}^{d}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ be a function obeying the estimates ...
4
votes
0answers
83 views

Asymptotics of Null Solution to Heat Equation

In the book J. Rauch, Partial Differential Equations, the author claims that for $\alpha\in(1/2,1)$, the function $u$ defined by ...
4
votes
0answers
43 views

Numerically solving a non-linear PDE by an ODE on the Fourier coefficients

I need to solve numerically a PDE of the form $$ u_t(x,t)=u_{xx}(x,t)+u_x(x,t)^2-a(x)u_x(x,t)-a_x(x) $$ with initial condition $u(x,0)=u_0(x)$. I can assume that both $u(\cdot,t)$ and $a(\cdot)$ are ...
4
votes
0answers
49 views

Computing the Fourier transform of the distribution $\|x\|^{-\alpha}$.

Question: Suppose we are given the tempered distribution $\|x\|^{-\alpha}$. We want to compute the Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}[\|x\|^{-\alpha}](\xi)$. What techniques are available for ...
4
votes
0answers
140 views

A lower bound for an arithmetic function

Let $N \in \mathbb{N}$ such that $\phi(N) \sim N$, where $\phi$ is the Euler's totient function. Let $A \subset [N] := \{1, 2, \ldots, N\}$. For $n \in \mathbb{N}$ define the function $$ C_A(n) = \#\{ ...
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Linear independence of primitive Dirichlet characters and convolution

This is not an exercise but merely a question I have. Fix $N \in \mathbb{N}$ and suppose there exist some values $a_k \in \mathbb{C}$, for $k \in \mathbb{Z}_N$, such that $$ \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}_N} ...
4
votes
0answers
103 views

Asymptotic form of an integral to an power law decaying function

$$ f(x)=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1-x^2}{4x}\ln\left|\frac{1+x}{1-x}\right| $$ This function is not analytic at $x=1$. The plot is shown: The integral is: $$ I=\int_0^\infty g(x) \sin(2b rx) dx $$ where ...
4
votes
0answers
65 views

Fourier Transform of Gaussian-like function

I need to find the Fourier transform of the following Gaussian-like function: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi\sigma^2(x)}}\,e^{-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2(x)}}$$ where $\sigma(x) = \sigma_0 ...
4
votes
0answers
42 views

How are shaft motions defined in cyclic-symmetry?

When investigating the modal properties of cyclic structures (composed by a repetition of N identical sectors) such as bladed-disk assemblies, modes are often sorted by nodal diameters (or spatial ...
4
votes
0answers
47 views

Newton series and Fourier transform, is there an analogy?

Fourier expansion for a function: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{- i \omega x}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}e^{i\omega t}f(t)dt \, d\omega$$ Newton series expansion of a function: ...
4
votes
0answers
99 views

Fourier transformation example

I have been studying Fourier transform and to make things completely clear I wanted to make a simple example for myself and I wanted to present it here, in order to verify that I have a correct ...
4
votes
0answers
63 views

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} ...
4
votes
0answers
154 views

How to do this Sum? Poisson Resummation?

In the paper hep-th/0812.2909 page 34-35, there's a sum that I've been trying to do explicitly but I can't find a way. The sum is $$ \frac{2l}{\pi l! (l-1)!} \sum_{k\in\mathbb{Z}} \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} ...
4
votes
0answers
87 views

Equality that should be a consequence of Plancherel formula

I am stuck with this line in my reading of a book: By the Plancherel formula we have: $$\int \frac{\lvert u(x+y)-u(x)\rvert^2}{\lvert y\rvert^{2s+d}}dx = \int \frac{\lvert e^{i(y\xi)} -1\rvert ...
4
votes
0answers
88 views

why is test function space $\mathcal{A}$ complete

I am trying to find out, why the space $$\mathcal{A}:=\left\{\phi\in C_0(\mathbb{R}^{2d})|\;\|\phi\|_\mathcal{A}:=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}\sup_{x\in\mathbb{R}^d}|(\mathcal{F}_p\phi)(x,y)|\;\mathrm ...
4
votes
0answers
130 views

Is the range of the Fourier transform $L^1(\mathbb{R}) \to C_0(\mathbb{R})$ closed under “quasi-inversion”?

Definitions: A function $f \in C_0(\mathbb{R})$ is quasi-invertible if $1 \notin \operatorname{ran}(f)$. The quasi-inverse of such an $f$ is $\frac{f}{f-1}$. Some discussion: Let $C_1(\mathbb{R})$ ...
4
votes
0answers
112 views

Involutive fourier transform

The writer here states I am introducing a viewpoint (the involutive convention) which makes the Fourier transform its own inverse (i.e., the Fourier transform so defined is an involution). ...
4
votes
0answers
143 views

Meaning of fractional Fourier transform with imaginary iteration count?

As one may know, the Fourier Transform $$F[f](\nu) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(t) e^{-2\pi i \nu t} dt$$ can be iterated, and this iteration generalized to fractional iteration count via ...
4
votes
0answers
117 views

Commutativity of Fourier sine/cosine transforms

In an earlier post I asked if the Fourier sine and cosine transforms were commutative, answers to which were given in the affirmative. However, in Mathematica I've taken a closer look to find this: ...
4
votes
0answers
236 views

Uniqueness of Haar Measures

Haar measure on a LCA (locally compact abelian) group $G$ is said to be unique ... up to a scaling factor. This is not as elegant as it might be expected because this requires a choice of a unit ...
4
votes
0answers
145 views

A bijective correspondence induced by Fourier transform

Let $G$ be discrete Abelian group and denote by $\widehat G$ the Pontryagin-Van Kampen dual of $G$. I was reading in a paper due to Justin Peters that Fourier Transform induces a bijection between the ...