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Using the Parseval Identity to compute $ \sum_{n=1}^{+ \infty} \frac{1}{(4n^2-1)^2}$

Parseval's Identity: For continuous $f: [- \pi , \pi] \to \mathbb{R}$ $$ \sum_{n=- \infty}^{+ \infty} |c_n|^2 = \frac{1}{2 \pi} \int_{ - \pi}^{ \pi} |f(x)|^2dx, \text{ where } c_n = ...
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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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Finding the complex fourier series of the function $x^2sin(x)$ in the interval $[{-\pi}, \pi]$?

This forms part of a project I am doing and I wish to see how well complex fourier series approximates a smooth curve such as this one. After tedious integration by parts, I have attained an answer ...
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How do I find a function given its Fourier series?

I'm not completely sure this is how my problem is supposed to be done, but I think it will work. In the first part of a problem, I derived the transfer function to describe output voltage over input ...
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Fourier Series and Summation

$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2}$ can be computed in straight-forward way by computing the Fourier co-efficients of $f(x)=x$ and applying Parseval's identity. Likewise, $\sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Fourier Series Coefficient of a given signal

$$ {\rm x}\left(t\right) = \sum_{k = -\infty}^{\infty}\left[\delta\left(t-\dfrac{k}{3}\right) + \delta\left(t-\dfrac{2k}{3}\right)\right] $$ I need to find the Fourier series coefficient of x(t). I ...
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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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The Fejer kernel has this $\sin$ closed form.

Let $D_N$ be the $N$th Dirichlet kernel, $D_N = \sum_{k = -N}^N w^k$, where $w = e^{ix}$. Define the Fejer kernel to be $F_N = \frac{1}{N}\sum_{k = 0}^{N-1}D_k$. Then $$F_N = ...
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Understanding the indices in a Fourier series

Sometimes the truncated Fourier series of a function with Fourier coefficients $\hat{u}_k$ is written $$\sum_{k=-N}^N\hat{u}_ke^{ikx}$$ which is a linear combination of $\cos(nx) +i\sin(nx)$ for ...
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Sum over cosines = dirac delta - how to get the coefficients?

Given this formula: $$\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty a_n \cos(n \pi x / d) = \delta(x-x_0)$$ Where $0 \leq x \leq d$. How can one calculate the coeffciients $a_n$? I googled and searched all kinds of ...
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A small question on fourier series

Why the series is divergent, but the equation holds? $$\sum\limits_{i=1}^{\infty }{\sin kx}=\frac{1}{2}\cot \left( \frac{x}{2} \right)$$
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Sum of series & sequences

I dont know how to evaluate the first one, for second one I can only show the sum is less than 2. $$\begin{align} & \prod\limits_{k=4}^{\infty }{\left( 1-{{\left( \frac{3}{k} \right)}^{3}} ...
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A integral equation

Prove that : $$\displaystyle \int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}p(x)\cot x\text{d}x=2\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\int_0^{\frac{\pi}{2}}p(x)\sin (2kx)\text{d}x$$ where $\displaystyle p(x)=x^n$
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Summation over a Vector

I am trying to find the Fourier series of a 3D function, $e^{-\alpha(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)}$ with bounds $-\ell_1 < x < \ell_1$, $-\ell_2 < y < \ell_2$, $-\ell_3 < z < \ell_3$. I have ...