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Find the Fourier series for $f(x) := |\sin(x)|$ and the sum of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac {(-1)^{n+1}} {4n^2-1}$.

Find the Fourier series for $f(x) := |\sin(x)|$ and the sum of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac {(-1)^{n+1}} {4n^2-1}$. I have computed $$c_n = \frac 1 {2\pi} \int^{\pi}_{-\pi} |\sin(x)|e^{-inx} dx = ...
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A proof regarding Fourier-Polynoms

I want to prove the following: Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ so that $f \big |_{[0,2\pi]}$ is integrable. Let $V$ be the vectorspace of all $2\pi$-periodic functions and $U \subset V$ be ...
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Prove that $||f||_2 \le \sqrt{2 \pi} ||f || _{\infty}$

Let $||f||_2=\sqrt{\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} f^2(x) dx}$ $||f||_{\infty}=\sup \{ |f(x)| \mid x \in [-\pi,\pi]\}$. Suppose $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ an in the space of piecewise continuous functions ...
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Uniform convergence of the Fourier Series using Bessel's inequality

Consider the Fourier series of $f$, $$ \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n \cos(nx) + b_n \sin(nx) $$ Let $$f_n(x)= a_n \cos(nx) + b_n \sin(nx)$$ Then to show that $f_n(x)$ is uniformly ...
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Fourier Series; odd and even half-range expansion

I have some standard Fourier series questions which I cannot solve. My fourier series is defined like this: $$s(x)=\frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (a_n \cos (nx) + b_n \sin (nx))$$ For $f(t) = ...
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Degree of smoothness of real functions and Fourier series

I was wondering, why is the degree of smoothness $S$ of functions an integer? Why can't there be functions with $S=2/3$ ? The way we determine how smooth a function is by how many continuous ...
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Fourier coefficients assume a maximum and minimum?

Let $f:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R$ be continuously differentiable and periodic with period $2\pi$. The Fourier coefficients are defined by $$\hat f_n=\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(x)\exp(-inx)dx$$ My questions: Is ...
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fourier series of $f \circ R_\alpha$

I have a problem with the following: If $f \in L^2 (T)$ and $\displaystyle f(x)= \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} a_n e^{2 \pi i nx } $ in $L^2(T)$ the Fourier expansion, then why the Fourier expand of $ f ...
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Leibniz series for $\pi$ using an integral of the Dirichlet kernel

I'm trying to create a proof of the Leibniz series $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^k}{2k+1} = \frac{\pi}{4}$ using the Dirichlet Kernel. What I did is start with the kernel $$1+2 \left ( 1+\cos\theta ...
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Is it true that the Fourier coefficient of convolution is the product of the coefficients?

what I mean by the title is the following: if we define the convolution between two $2\pi$-periodic, $C^1$ functions as $f*g(x) = (2\pi)^{-1}\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(x-y)g(y)dy$, is it true that the Fourier ...
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Difference between almost everywhere convergence of whole Fourier series and a subseries of $L^2$ functions

Let $f \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ and $F_{N}f$ denote the $N$-th partial sum of its Fourier series. Then $||F_{N}f -f||_{L^{2}} \rightarrow 0$ as $N \rightarrow \infty$. But this implies there exists a ...
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The property of positive fourier series. [duplicate]

This is the problem in the book 'Classical and multilinear harmonic analysis, volume 1' Let $f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{N}[a_{n}\cos{2\pi nx}+b_{n}\sin{2\pi nx}]$ be a nonnegative function defiend on $[0,1]$. ...
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Smooth function becomes analytic

Let $f$ be a smooth function ,defined on unit interval $[0,1]$.Moreover $\Vert f^{(k)}\Vert_2\leq \alpha,\:\forall k\in\mathbb{N}_o$. Can we conclude that $f$ is analytic. More generally when ...
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Convergence of series of functions: $f_n(x)=u_n\sin(nx)$

Let $f_n(x)=u_n\sin(nx)$ where $\displaystyle\sum f_n$ converges pointwise, and $ \displaystyle x \mapsto \sum_{n=0}^{+\infty} f_n(x)$ is continuous. Prove that $ u_n\rightarrow 0$ when n ...
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holomorphic function with integral coefficients

I'm trying to prove that an holomorphic function on $\{Z, |Z|<1\}$ and continuous on $\{Z, |Z|\leq 1\}$ with coefficients in $\mathbb Z$ is polynomial. I have tried to establish some partial ...
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Is continuous function space with standard inner product on $\big[0,\frac{1}{2}\big]$ not complete?

I think Fourier approximation on step function is one example of incompleteness, is it true? Or could you suggest any intuitive examples for incompleteness?
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Evaluate $\int_{-\pi}^\pi \big|\sum^\infty_{n=1} \frac{1}{2^n} e^{inx}\big|^2 \operatorname d\!x$

I am trying to solve exercises for the coming exam, and I am stuck on this exercise: Evaluate $$\int_{-\pi}^\pi \Big|\sum^\infty_{n=1} \frac{1}{2^n} \mathrm{e}^{inx}\,\Big|^2 \operatorname d\!x$$ ...
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A question related to the Zygmund functions

Let $f$ be an absolutely continuous, periodic with period 1 and satisfies the condition $$ |f(x+\delta)+f(x-\delta)-2f(x)|\leq \text{const}\frac{\delta}{(\log\frac{1}{\delta})^{\epsilon}}, ...
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Decay of Fourier coefficients sequence

If $f:\Bbb R\to \Bbb R$ is a $2\pi-$ periodic, $C^1$ function, then $k^2a_{k}(f)\to 0$ where $$a_{k}(f)=\frac {1}{\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(x)\cos kx dx$$ are the Fourier coefficients. I ask if this is ...
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Let $f : [0;1] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function such that $f(0) = 0$. Which of the following statements are true?

Let $f : [0;1] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function such that $f(0) = 0$. Which of the following statements are true? a. If $\int_ 0^{\pi} f(t) \cos nt\, dt = 0,$ for all $n \in {0} \cup ...
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$\lim_{n\to\infty}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(t)\cos^2(nt) \,dt$?

Let $f \in C[-\pi,\pi]$. Find the following limit: $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(t)\cos^2(nt)\,dt\,?$$
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Pointwise convergence of a sequence of trigonometric polynomials with bounded number of nonzero terms

Let $K$ be a fixed integer, and $\mathcal{F}$ the set of trigonometric polynomials with at most $K$ nonzero terms. Let $(f_n)$ be a sequence in $\mathcal{F}$ converging pointwise (on $\mathbb{R}$) to ...
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Find the sum of a series using Fourier series

Calculate the Fourier series of the function $f(x)=\sin{(ax)}$ on the interval $[-\pi,\pi]$ and then calculate: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{n^{2}}{(4n^2-1)^2}}$$ I've already calculated the ...
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Details for proof of Poisson summation formula

In the proof of the Poisson summation formula, there is a detail which is not clear to me how to resolve. Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a Schwartz-class function. Let ...
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uniform convergence of series and Fourier coeffient

let ${ \phi_{n} } $ be sequence of orthogonal functions on $[a,b]$ If the series $ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty } a_{n}\phi_{n}(x) $ converges uniformly to a function $f(x)$ on $[a,b]$ prove that for each $n ...
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Show that for $0<t<1$, $\log\sin (t\pi)=\log(t\pi) + \sum_{n=1}^\infty\log\left(1-\frac{t^2}{n^2}\right)$

Show that for $0<t<1$, $$\log\sin (t\pi)=\log(t\pi) + \sum_{n=1}^\infty\log\left(1-\frac{t^2}{n^2}\right)$$ So I derived the following Fourier series: ...
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Inner product of function of period $2\pi$ with exponential

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be continuous with period $2\pi$. Prove that $$\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\dfrac{1}{N}\sum_{j=1}^Nf\left(\dfrac{2\pi j}{N}\right)e^{-2\pi ...
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Fourier transform supported on compact set

Let $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ be such that $\hat{f}$ is supported on $[-\pi,\pi]$. Show that $$\hat{f}(y)=1_{[-\pi,\pi]}(y)\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty f(n)e^{-iny}$$ in the sense of $L^2(\mathbb{R})$-norm ...
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Fourier series of $f(x)=1$ and $f(x)=x$

Would someone be kind enough to explain to me what would be the Fourier series of $f(x)=1$ and $f(x)=x$ on $[0,1]$? See, all the equations I can find are for intervals of the type $[-L,L]$. Now I ...
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Fourier coefficients converging

I'm thinking about this question, which has no answer yet despite being on a bounty and having 100+ views. Maybe it would be easier to start by asking this: Let $g\in C_0^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ ...
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Computing Fourier transform for $L^2$ function

For a function $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$, its Fourier transform is defined as $$\hat{f}(y)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)e^{-ixy}dx$$ For a function $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$, its Fourier transform is ...
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Recovery of Bandlimited Signals

Let $\Omega > 0$ and denote by $\mathcal{B}_\Omega$ the subspace of $L^2(\Bbb R)$ consisting of signals that are bandlimited to $(-\Omega, \Omega)$. Denote $\mathcal{L}_{\Omega} : L^2(\Bbb R) ...
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Q: Bases and Frames using Fourier Series

Define $w: \Bbb R \rightarrow \Bbb C$ by \begin{equation} w(t) =\begin{cases} 1/\sqrt{2\pi} & t \in [0, 2\pi)\\ 0 & \text{otherwise}. \end{cases} \end{equation} and for $n \in \Bbb ...
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Evenness of Fourier coefficients implies even function

Let $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R}/2\pi\mathbb{Z})$ and let $F(n)$ denote its Fourier coefficients $$F(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(x)e^{-inx}dx$$Assume that the Fourier coefficients determine an $L^1$ ...
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Evenness of Fourier coefficients

Let $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R}/2\pi\mathbb{Z})$ and let $F(n)$ denote its Fourier coefficients $$F(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(x)e^{-inx}dx$$ I want to prove that $f$ is even if and only if ...
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Can I calculate approximately a definite integral of a function by integrating its Fourier Sine Series term-by-term?

I'm not sure how to put fancy formulae here because I'm a fairly new user. So bear with me for a moment as we go through a formulae-less reasoning. 1) I have a function $f(x)$. 2) I want to ...
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These questions are all about Fourier analysis.

Please prove these equalities,these questions appear in the chapter of Fourier series. If you can use other methods,please tell me more about it, and I am glad to know how to solve the questions: ...
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Prove $\left|\sum_{k=2001}^{m}a_{k}\sin{(kx)}\right|\le 1+\pi $ ,$m\ge 2001,x\in R$

let $\{a_{n}\}$ is non-increasing postive sequence;show that if for $n\ge 2001,na_{n}\le 1$, then for any positive integer numbers $m\ge 2001,x\in R$, we have ...
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A PDE problem about $(\partial_x^2 + \partial_t^2)u = 0$ using Fourier series.

I'm trying to solve the following initial value problem (from Folland, pg. 277, exercise $48$a) using Fourier series: Let $x \mapsto f(x)$ and $x \mapsto u(x, t)$ be periodic functions on ...
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Prove: $\int_0^{\infty}\left(\frac{\sin x}{x}\right)^2dx=\pi/2$

I am dealing exercise 12 in Chapter 8 of Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis. Given the function $f$: $$f(x) = \begin{cases} 1, & \text{if $|x|\le\delta$} \\ 0, & \text{if ...
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Showing that $\mathrm{P}(t,x) = \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} \mathrm{G}_t(x-2\pi n)\in\mathbb{C}^\infty((0,\infty)\times\mathbb{R})$

Welcome everybody :) I need your help in answering the following question: Let $t > 0$ and $\mathrm{G}_t(x) = (2\pi t)^{-1/2}e^{-x^2/2t}$ Show that $$\mathrm{P}(t,x) = \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} ...
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State-of-art of the Discrete Fourier Transform

I would like to know what is the state-of-art in the research of the discrete Fourier transform. I have listed some questions to help answering, please add your own to make the list more ...
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Is a Fourier Series a continuous function?

My question relates to the properties of the Fourier series of a function, $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$. I know from an elementary course in differential equations (for engineers) that, for all ...
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Approximation the function $f(t)=I_0(-rt)e^{-rt}$ with sum of Exponentials.

Consider the function $f(t)=I_0(-rt)e^{-rt}$ where $I_0(t)$ is modified Bessel’s function and $r>0$. I am looking for an approximation for the function with a sum of exponential functions in $t ...
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Parseval's identity

How to prove the Parseval's identity , I know the formal way but how to justify the interchange between the integral and the sum in a rigorously way , in addition what extra condition does the ...
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Exponential Form of Fourier Series

Problem Suppose $f$ is a continuous function on interval $[-\pi,\pi]$ such that $\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} |c_n| < \infty$ where $c_n = \dfrac {1}{2\pi} \int_{-\pi}^\pi f(x)\cdot \exp(-inx)~dx$, the ...
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Fourier Series Convergence

Going over some revision. Not really sure what to do for the last bit of aii) I know at $x = 0$, it will converge to $0$ and at $x = \frac{M}{2}$ it will converge to $1$, I'm not seeing how this ...
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Fourier Analysis

I am interested in Fourier Analysis. But I don't get why the coefficients are choosen that way and why the Fourier series will converge to a given function? Can someone provide me simple information ...
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Limit of Multivariable Fourier Series

If I have some Fourier Series representation of a function with $x$ period of $2L$ $$G(x,y) = \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \left[a_n \sin\left(\frac{n \pi x}{L}\right) + b_n \cos\left(\frac{n \pi ...
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Find the Fourier series of $g (x) = f (x-a)$, where $f$ is $2\pi$-periodic and $a$ is a real number.

Find the Fourier series of $g (x) = f (x-a)$, where $f$ is $2\pi$-periodic and $a$ is a real number. This is for real analysis so I cannot use Euler's formula to compute the Fourier coefficients.