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Short form of few series

Is there a short form for summation of following series? $$\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\dfrac{(-1)^kn!\alpha^{2n}((2y-1)^{2k+1}+1)}{2^{2n+1}(2n)!k!(n-k)!(2k+1)}$$ ...
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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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Convergence for all $\theta$ of a sum with periodic function

How can I show that: $$ \sum_{n \geq 1} \dfrac{\sin(n\theta)}{n} $$ converges for all $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$?
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Why is $\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\exp(-(x+n)^2)$ “almost” constant?

I did some numerical approximation of $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty \exp(-(x+n)^2)$$ and found that this function is "almost" constant ($\approx 1.772$). Why does the sum fluctuate little? Is there a ...
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a question how to prove:$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{{(-1)}^{n-1}{\cos(nx)}\over {n}}=\ln(2\cos(x/2))$

I found a complicated question in my textbook, I can't solve it? How to prove $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{{(-1)}^{n-1}{\cos nx}\over {n}}=\ln(2\cos(x/2))$$ where $x\in(-\pi,\pi)$. My tried method: I tried ...
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what is the sum of this series: $\frac{2}{\pi}\Sigma_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k-1}}{2k-1}$

Can anyone help me with this? What is the sum of this series: $\frac{2}{\pi}\Sigma_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k-1}}{2k-1}$ I got it after plugging $x=-1$ in a fourier series Thank you!
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Fourier series using summation methods

My question is similar to this one. There are ways of deriving the formulae like $$\sum_{k = 1}^\infty \frac{\sin(kz)}{k} = \frac{\pi - z}{2}$$ using summation methods. My question is: How can we ...
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Filter on Fourier Series

i have a lowpass filter H(ω) which is $ H(ω) = e^{-jω} $ on -2π≤ω≤2π, and $0$ elsewhere and i have a function in fourier series y(t), i need to find the new signal (z(t)) after the application of the ...
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1answer
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Fourier series without Fourier analysis techniques

It is known that one can sometimes derive certain Fourier series without alluding to the methods of Fourier analysis. It is often done using complex analysis. There is a way of deriving the formula ...
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1answer
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Will Fourier Series converge even if you only use Prime Integer frequencies?

So there is a Fourier Series for a function $f(x)$ with period $P$: $$ f(x) = \frac{A_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{N} A_n \cdot \cos \left(\frac{n 2 \pi x}{P} + \phi_n \right) $$ Let $\frac{2 \pi x}{P} = t$ ...
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Series expansion of $\coth x$ using the Fourier transform

Hi I have research about the series of coth but all of the solutions emerges from integral on a contour, Could you calculate the fourier transform of coth? Is that possible at all?My goal is to reach ...
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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} ...
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Question regarding Fourier coefficients

I would like to express the product $$ \left( \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} a_k \sin(k t) \right) \left( \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} b_k \cos(k t) \right) $$ as $$ \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} c_k \sin(k t). $$ ...
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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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What is this waveform?

Consider the following infinite series: $\text{f} \left( x \right) =\displaystyle \sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac {\sin \left( n x\right)}{n^2}$ We know that $\text{f} \left( x \right)$ is ...
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1answer
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Let $f(x) = |\cos(x)|$. Prove the corresponding Fourier series converge point-wise or uniform and show identity.

Consider $f(x) = |\cos(x)|$ for $x \in \mathbb R$. I've proved the n'th fourier coefficient $c_n = \int^{\pi}_{-\pi} f(y)e^{-iny} \ dy = \frac 1 {2\pi} \frac {(-1)^{n-1}} {n^2-\frac 1 4}$. However, ...
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Fourier Series and sum help

I have to find the Fourier series expansion of the function $f(x)$=$x^2$ for $-\pi <x< \pi$ and using it I have to show that, i) $1+\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{9}+\frac{1}{16}+\frac{1}{25}...$ = ...
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How to see this step in deriving an equality in Fourier series?

(Previous steps are omitted.) By convergence of Fourier series, we have $$ \frac{\pi}{4}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n-1}{\pi n^2}(-1)^n=\frac{\pi}{2} $$ Then how come we can get this from the ...
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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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1answer
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How to find the Fourier series of a periodic function

Find the Fourier series of the function $f(t)=3t^2$, $-1\le t\le 1$. How do I solve this problem? What is the general formula and the way to solve this?
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Show sum involving sines is non-negative

I want to show that \begin{equation} \sum_{\substack{k \geq 1 \\ k \text{ odd}}} k e^{-k^2 a} \sin(kx) \geq 0 \qquad \text{for all } x \in [0,\pi], \, a > 0. \end{equation} How should I start? I ...
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Expanding unity in terms of orthogonal functions cos( alpha(i) * y)

It is written in the book I am reading without proof that if we expand unity in terms of orthogonal functions cos( alpha(i) * y), we get: (Please check this link) ...
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Nyquist Frequency, filter, phase/amplitude

Problem The problem seems quite simple and I believe it is though I have no idea how to approach it. I have tried googling 'Nyquist frequency' but have not had any luck with problems similar to this. ...
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Summing a series (from a physics problem)

How might we show that $$\sum_{k = 0}^{\infty}\frac{2}{2k + 1}e^{-(2k + 1)\pi x/a}\sin\left( \frac{(2k + 1)\pi y}{a}\right) = \tan^{-1}\left( \frac{\sin(\pi y/a)}{\sinh(\pi x/a)} \right) $$ where $x, ...
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1answer
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Infinite trigonometric series, find the constant C_n

Hi this is my first post :) I am not sure how to do part b. You get the infinite series of $\displaystyle c_n\cdot \sin(\frac{n\cdot \pi\cdot x}{L})$ from $n=1$ to infinity And this is equal to ...
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How to find the value of this sum?

The sum below numerically (to 13th digit at least) is the same as $\ln 2$. So there should be a way to prove it analytically, but I haven't succeeded. Any suggestions? ...
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Expanding a piecewise defined function, what will the series converge to at $x=-1,0,1$? [closed]

If we expand $$f(x)=\begin{cases} (x+1) & -1<x<0; \\ -x & 0<x<1 \end{cases}$$ what will the series converge to at $x=-1$, $x=0$, and at $x=1$? Hey I tried to work this out on ...
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1answer
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Fourier series to calculate infinite series

I try to show that $\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ using Fourier series and $f(x) = x$ on $L^2_{\mathbb{C}}[-\pi, \pi]$, with basis $e_n(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{inx}$. I ...
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Why is this allowed? (“Fourier's Trick”; finding the coefficients in a Fourier Series)

In my textbook (Introduction to Electrodynamics, D. Griffiths), we derive the equation for some strange potential function. Eventually, we get to this (for $n \in \mathbb{Z}^+$): $$ V_0(y) = ...
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Find the Exact sum

Give the fourier series representation of $f(x) = x$ on $[-\pi, \pi]$. Use the result to give the exact sum of... $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{2n-1}$$ $$\text{ where } x \in [-\pi,\pi]$$
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Discrete Fourier Transform of the infinite series

I am reading this book and having hard time understanding how to get to eq(2) from eq(1) $$P(k,t) = e^{-\alpha t} \sum\limits_{l,m=-\infty}^\infty (-i)^m e^{ik(l+m)} I_l(\alpha t) I_m(i\beta t) ...
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Find the fourier series for $\cos^{2N}(\theta )$.

I'm working my way through a book for prelim prep and found the problem: Find the fourier series for $\cos^{2N}(\theta )$. The hint is to not use integrals but the only method I know involves ...
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Compute $\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^4}$.

Compute the Fourier series for $x^3$ and use it to compute the value of $\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^4}$. I determined the coefficients of the Fourier series, which are $$a_0 = ...
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votes
1answer
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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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Evaluate $\sum^\infty_{n=1} \frac{1}{n^4} $using Parseval's theorem (Fourier series)

Evaluate $\sum^\infty_{n=1} \frac{1}{n^4} $using Parseval's theorem (Fourier series). I have , somehow, to find the sum of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^4}$ using Parseval's theorem. I tried ...
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1answer
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Fourier Series of $f(x) = 0$ from $(-\pi, 0)$, $x$ from $(0,\pi)$

I need to determine the fourier series of the following function, (using trig method, not complex) $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} 0 & \text{if } -\pi < x < 0, \\ x & \text{if } 0 < x < ...
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Evaluate $ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin \ n}{ n } $ using the fourier series

I am a beginer with Fourier series and i have to evaluate the sum $$\sum_{n =1}^{\infty}{\sin\left(n\right) \over n}$$ I dont know which function i have to take to evaluate the fourier series ... ...
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2answers
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Expansion and convergence of $\sum_{m=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin(2\pi n x^{1/m})}{ m}$

Consider the series: $$\sum_{m=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin(2\pi n x^{1/m})}{ m}\;\;\;\;n\in\mathbb{N}$$ Other than formal manipulation of the Taylor series of the $\sin$ function, is there a way to expand ...
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vote
1answer
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Fourier Series Approximations of Functions

From a few examples of smooth functions, discontinuous functions and continuous functions which have a 'kink' (i.e. $|x|$ where left and right limits disagree)... I've seen that the fourier series ...
2
votes
1answer
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Calculate the sum using Fourier series $\big|\cos(\frac{x}{2})\big|$.

I have been given task to evaluate the sum $\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{4n^2-1}$ using Fourier series for function $|\cos{\frac{x}{2}}|$. I used the interval $(-\pi, +\pi)$ for evaluation of the sum and I ...
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votes
1answer
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Parseval's Identity (Integral)

Calculate the integral: \begin{equation} \int_{-\pi}^{\pi}\left|\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{2^{n}}e^{inx}\right|^{2}dx\end{equation} I'm familiar with Parseval's identity which states that for ...
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votes
1answer
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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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Convergence of the series $\sum_{\xi\in\mathbb Z^n} e^{2\pi ix\cdot \xi} a(x, \xi)\hat{f}(\xi)$?

I need some help with the following problem: let $a:\mathbb R^n\times \mathbb R^n\rightarrow \mathbb C$ be a smooth function and suppose there are constantes $C_{\alpha, \beta}$ and $M(\alpha, \beta)$ ...
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Show absolute and uniform convergence of a Fourier series

Hello and good evening! The Fourier series of $f(x):=\lvert x\rvert$ on $[-\pi,\pi]$ is $$ f(x)=\frac{\pi}{2}-\frac{4}{\pi}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cos((2n-1)x)}{(2n-1)^2}. $$ I have to examine if ...
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1answer
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Basic Fourier Series Question

Let $f$ be a $2π$ periodic function where $$f(x) = \frac{π - x}2$$ over $[0, π]$. It is known that the Fourier series of $f$ is $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin nx}n$$ At which points in $[-π, π]$ ...
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Is $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{\sin(nx)}n}$ continuous?

Considering the infinite series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{\sin(nx)}n}$ , I can show that it is not convergent uniformly by Cauchy's criterion and that it is convergent for every $x$ by Dirichlet's ...
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$C$ such that $\sum_{k\in \mathbb{Z}^n} k_i^2k_j^2|a_{ij}|^2 \leq C \sum_{k\in \mathbb{Z}^n} \|k\|^4|a_{ij}|^2$

More generally, can we find $C_n>0$ such that $$\sum_{k\in \mathbb{Z}^n} k_i^2k_j^2|a_{ij}|^2 \leq C \sum_{k\in \mathbb{Z}^n} \|k\|^2|a_{ij}|^4$$ for all $\{a_k\}_{k\in \mathbb{Z}^n} \in ...
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1answer
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Prove that the Fourier series of $\dfrac{1}{f}$ is absolutely convergent.

I have a problem: Let $f$ be a continuous function on the unit circle $(\Gamma)$: $$\Gamma=\{e^{i\theta}: \theta\in [0, 2 \pi]\}$$ Assume that $f \ne 0$ on $\Gamma$, and the Fourier ...
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1answer
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Prove that $\sum\limits _{n=-\infty}^{n=\infty}\cos\left(2\pi nt\right)=\sum\limits _{n=-\infty}^{n=\infty}\delta\left(t-n\right)$

I've tried using Fourier transforms on both but didn't quite get anything useful. I'd really appreciate some help.
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1answer
676 views

fourier series of $|\sin x|$

I need to find the fourier series of $$|\sin x|$$. Im not sure my way is right, would be happy if someone fix me. I found $$a_0=4/\pi$$, the function is even, so $$b_n=0$$ but how do I calculate: ...