Questions on Fourier series, the expansion of a function in terms of basis functions that satisfy an orthogonality relation. Usually, complex exponentials/sines and cosines are used.

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How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB?

How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB? I just need help in confirming if my way of approach to finding the THD seems valid, I'm new to MATLAB so I'm not quite ...
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Finding Fourier cosine series of sine function

I am trying to find Fourier cosine series of following function, but think that I am messing up somewhere. $$ f(x)=\sin \bigg ( \frac{\pi x}{l} \bigg ) $$ Fourier cosine series can be written as $$ ...
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Converting sum of complex exponential to sum of cosine

So I am trying to convert the equation $$\sum_{k=-2}^2 \alpha_k e^{i \frac{2 \pi}{T_0} kt}$$ Where $\alpha_0 = 1$, $\alpha_1 = 2 \angle30^\circ$, $\alpha_{-1} = 2 \angle{-30^\circ}$, $\alpha_2 = 1 ...
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For $f(\theta)= e^{\theta}$. Is it true that $\hat{f}(n)(1-in)=0$ for all $n\in \mathbb Z.$?

(This is motivated from the following question) Fact: If $f \in C^1(\mathbb{T})$, then the Fourier coefficients $\widehat{f'}(n)$ of the derivative $f′$ can be expressed in terms of the Fourier ...
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Solving the PDE $\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=a\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}+b\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}$

I am trying to solve the PDE $\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=a\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}+b\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}$ for constants $a$ and $b$ with conditions $\frac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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Fourier Series Transform of Full-Wave Rectifier

A first step in converting AC-power from the power-grid to the DC-power that most devices need is to utilize a full-wave rectifier. A full-wave rectifier converts a sinusoidal input (Asin(omegaot) ...
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A differential equation regarding Fourier series. [Updated]

Define $PC^r(2\pi)=\{f:[-\pi,\pi]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}: f\in\mathcal{C}^r \text{ and } f,f',f'',\dots, f^{(r)} \text{ are } 2\pi\text{-periodic} \}$. I want to show that if $g\in PC^1(2\pi)$ and $f\in ...
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Bound of a fourier series when coefficients are bounded

Let $f(x)$ be a finite fourier series with $$f(x)=a_0+\sum_{n=1}^N\left(a_n\sin{\left(2\pi nx/P\right)}+b_n\cos{\left(2\pi nx/P\right)}\right)$$ and bounded coefficients ...
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Periodic Functions of Cycle greater than two.

I am now aware of periodic functions, and how they cycle like binary flags. It helps to use this in discrete math. This brings me to my problem. I am trying to make a function that is periodic for ...
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Solution of Laplace equation for a regular hexagon

I am trying to analytically solve Laplace equation in a regular hexagon. My equation is $\nabla^2 \phi=0$ and boundary conditions are : $\phi = 0$ (at the base of hexagon) $\phi= \phi_1$ $\phi= ...
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Vibration on a rectangular Plate

I am trying to solve a problem that has been set for me. I haven't come across a problem like this like, so i need some help getting through it. It is used to model the vibrations of a rectangular ...
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On Wirtinger's inequality for functions without continuity of the derivative, is this proof correct?

If $f$ is a $2\pi-$periodic, piecewise continuous function such that $f'$ is also a $2\pi-$periodic piecewise continuous function. Suppose that the first Fourier coefficient of $f$ is $a_0 (f) = 0$. ...
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fourier series of absolute value of function

I am trying to find the Fourier series of $$ |\cos(x)| \text{ from } -\pi \leq x<\pi$$ I know that the $$ b_n $$ terms go to 0 because we have the integrand as an odd function of x. But how can ...
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Determining if two expressions are equal, in order to ensure a Fourier series is correct

Motivation: I have a question that asked me to find the Fourier series of some function $f(x) = \left\{\begin{array}A,\quad -1\lt x \leq 0 \\ Ax, \quad 0 \lt x \leq 1 \end{array}\right.$ periodic on ...
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Basis for quaternionic functions

We know that the set of functions $\{1,\cos x, \sin x, \cos 2x, \sin 2x, ... \; | \,x \in \mathbb{R} \}$ is a basis in the space $L^2_\mathbb{R}[-\pi,\pi]$ . Given a quaternion $z \in \mathbb{H}$ ...
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Fourier sine series

Let the function given by $f(x)=\cos(x)-1+ \dfrac{2x}{\pi}$ defined on the interval $[0,\pi]$. a) Calculates the development of Fourier sine series. b) Study the uniform convergence on $[0,\pi]$ the ...
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Showing two things are equal by Fourier series

Given the Fourier series for the function: $$f(x) = x+\frac14x^2 \quad -\pi\leq x \lt \pi$$ $$f(x)=f(x+2\pi) \quad -\infty \leq x \lt \infty$$ is $$\frac{\pi^2}{12}+\sum \limits_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^n ...
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How to solve an inhomogenous PDE using Fourier Transform

$u_{tt}=u_{xx}+(8-64x^2)e^{-4x^2}$ $u(x,0)=e^{-4x^2},u_t(t,0)=0$ $0<t<\infty,-\infty<x<\infty$ By Fourier Transform ...
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Accessible textbook about basic Fourier analysis in terms of integrals wrt measures

I am looking for a basic and accessible textbook (or set of lecture notes) that discusses basic fourier analysis but in terms of measures and integrals with respect to measures. Not sure if it is done ...
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A question on convergence of derivative of power series

This is a question from Fourier Analysis with Applications by Folland. First we write Fourier series for $$e^{\theta}=\sum c_ne^{in\theta}$$ We differentiate this series term by term to obtain ...
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Fourier Series of Real-valued Functions

Context: For a $2\pi$-periodic bounded function $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$, we define the complex Fourier coefficients of $f$ by $$ \hat{f_k}:=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_0^{2\pi}f(x)e^{-ikx}\,dx. $$ We call ...
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Fourier Cosine series expansion for two dimensional function

I have a two dimensional function with its values and range. I need to expand the function in Fourier cosine series. The function as follows: $$f(x,y) = \begin{cases} A &, -\frac{L}{2} + 2nL < ...
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Fourier series of $f(x)=1$

$\displaystyle f(x)=\frac{a_{0}}{2}+\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_{n}\cos nx$, where $a_{n}=\frac{2}{\pi}\int_0^\pi f(t)\cos(nt) \ dt$, if $f$ is even. But for $f(x)=1$, the left side goes to $0$. How can I ...
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Using Weistrass Approximation Theorem to define fourier series convergence.

Weistrass Approximation Theorem: Let f be continuous on [-$\pi$,$\pi$] with $f(-\pi)=f(\pi)$. Then for each $\epsilon>0$ there is a trigonometric polynomial T such that $|f(x)-T(x)|<\epsilon$ ...
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Convergence of Fourier Sine Series for Gerneral Continuous Function

This is my question: How do I should that, for $f \in C[0,\pi]$ with $f(0) = f(\pi) = 0$, the Fourier sine series $$\tilde f_n = \sum_{r=0}^n b_r \sin(r s)$$ converges uniformly to $f$ on ...
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holder cts then the fourier coefficient absolutely convergence

I know it is the bernstein theorem, but it seems too complicated,do we have some simple mothod to solve it??
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Find Fourier expansion of $g(x)$ and then deduce that$\frac{\pi ^{2}}{8}=1+\frac{1}{2^{3}}+\frac{1}{5^{3}}+\frac{1}{7^{3}}+…$

Given $g(x)=\left\{\begin{matrix} \, \, \, \, \, \, 0\ if\; -\pi < x\leqslant 0\\ x\ if\: 0\leq x\leq \pi \end{matrix}\right.$ find the Fourier expansion and deduce that: $\frac{\pi ...
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Express $f(x)=\sin{x}$ as an even function

Express $f(x)=\sin{(x)}$, with $(0 < x< \pi )$ as an even function, $f(x+ 2\pi)=f(x)$ The topic is on Fourier Series. I have the following so far: Since $f(x)$ must be an even function, ...
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CTFT and DTFT in MATLAB

Is it possible to plot CTFT and DTFT in MATLAB? I know of DFTs(FFTs) in MATLAB since I am using them but what if I want CTFT and DTFT? If yes, then what function shoulf I use?
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Integral that arises from the derivation of Kummer's Fourier expansion of $\ln{\Gamma(x)}$

I am trying to prove that for $0<x<1$, $$\color{blue}{\ln{\Gamma(x)}=\frac{1}{2}\ln(2\pi)+\sum^\infty_{n=1}\left\{\frac{1}{2n}\cos(2\pi nx)+\frac{\gamma+\ln(2\pi n)}{n\pi}\sin(2\pi ...
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Did I set up my integrals right in preparing to find a Fourier series?

If you take the Fourier series of a function $f(x)$ where $0 < x < \pi$, then would $a_{0}$, $a_{n}$, and $b_{n}$ be defined as, $a_{0} = \displaystyle\frac{1}{\pi}\int_{0}^{\pi}f(x)dx$ $a_{n} ...
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Fourier series of $f(x) = x - [x]$, where $[x] = n \in Z$ s.t. $n \leq x < n+1$

How do you find the Fourier series of $f(x) = x - [x]$, where $[x] = n \in Z$ s.t. $n \leq x < n+1$? I am familiar with Fourier series and use the following definition to solve them: $f(x) = ...
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How to write a fourier series using periodic boundary conditions

Would writing \begin{align}x^{2}\end{align} as a Fourier series using periodic boundary conditions on -L < x < L with a basis of \begin{align}e^{\frac{i\pi nx}{L}}\end{align} be just ...
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Two definition of Fourier's transformation agrees? [duplicate]

Definition 1: If $f\in L^1(R^n)$, $\hat{f} (s)=\int _{R^n} e^{-isx}f(x)dx$ Definition 2: If $f\in L^2(R^n)$, let $f_i \in$ {Schwartz functions} such that $f_i$ converges to $f$ in $L^2$, then ...
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Solving $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2}$ using the fourier series.

Please do NOT solve the problem, I just need some help, not a full solution. I would like to try this myself. Find $\zeta(2) = \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2}$ The fourier series for ...
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Questions about Fourier Series

I have recently started looking at the topoic of Fourier series. Consider the space of square integrable functions $L_{2}[0,2\pi]$. Where we define the inner product as $(f,g):= \int_{0}^{2\pi}fg dx$ ...
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Did I calculate this Fourier series correctly?

If we use the definition of the Fourier series in the following way: $$f(x) = \frac{A_{0}}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^\infty A_n \cos(nx) + B_n \sin(nx)$$ then if $-\pi < x < \pi$, and $f(x) = ...
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Helpful Integrals for evaluating Fourier series, my book is wrong?

I don't understand why my book is claiming the following for any $n$ or $w_0$ this is always the case over one period. I think it depends on the $w_o$ really. I have proof too, but I just want another ...
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Help with setting up the Fourier series for the following functions.

i. $f(x) = \operatorname{sgn}(x)$ for $-\pi < x < \pi$ where $$\operatorname{sgn}(x) = \begin{cases} 1, & x>0, \\ 0, & x=0, \\ -1, & x<0. \end{cases} $$ ii. $f(x) = ...
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Finding maxima of periodic function with Fourier series

I have a periodic function for which I have computed the Fourier series coefficients (98 terms). For this periodic function I need to find the maximum value. Is there an analytical function that gives ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform of a shift of a tuple over a finite field

Let $a = a_0 a_1 \cdots a_{N-1}$ be a sequence over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, where $N \mid q^n-1$ for some $n$. Let $\xi_N$ be a primitive $N$-th root of unity in the extension ...
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Accelerated Eigenfunction Expansions of Random Functions

I am interested in eigenfunction expansions of random functions. We know that the autocorrelation of brownian motion, $\{ B_t \}_{t \geq 0}$, is given by $$ E[B_t B_s] = \min\{s,t \}, $$ which can ...
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Different Versions of Fourier Series? What about Uniqueness?

Let $f(x)$ be a function, then for its Fourier series $$ f(x) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (a_n \cos(nx) + b_n \sin(nx)) $$ I found two different definitions (both yielding different ...
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write y(x) according to sin(d+(ay+b)/cx)=y

I end up with the formula $\sin (d+\frac{(ay+b)}{cx})=y $, and try to write $y$ as a function of $x$. There can be multiple solutions (of $y)$ to $\sin(d+\frac{(ay+b)}{cx})=y$ pretending $x$ is known, ...
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How do I calculate the Trigonometric Fourier Series Coefficients of the following function?

I'm having trouble figuring out how to find the Trigonometric Fourier Series of the following function: $${e^{t+1}+e^{j(2t+3)}}$$ I know the following: The Trigonometric Fourier Series is defined ...
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Fourier series of x

I'm trying to find the first order Fourier series of $f(x) = x$ using the formula : $f(x) =\sum_0^{\infty} (c_n e^{in\omega x} + c_{-n}e^{-in\omega x})$ with: period $T = 2\pi$ order $n = 1$ ...
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Proof: $f$ square-integrable $\Rightarrow f$ absolutely integrable on $[0, 2\pi]$

In a book I found the following statement: Let $\varphi(x)$ and $\psi(x)$ be square integrable, then $|\varphi \psi| \leq \frac{1}{2} |\varphi^2 + \psi^2|$. This implies, that every square ...
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If a continuous function on $[0,\pi]$ integrates to zero against cosines, it is identically constant

Let $f(x)$ is Continuous function on $[0,\pi]$,and for $n=1,2,.....,$ the function $f(x)$ has the following property:$$\int_{0}^{\pi}f(x)\cos{(nx)}dx=0.(n=1,2,......)$$ Proof: $f(x)\equiv C$(C is ...
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fourier series for g(x)=x between -pi and pi

Consider the following function defined on a finite interval: $$g(x) = x, 0\leq x\leq \pi $$ (3) (a) Sketch an even periodic extension of g(x). (b) Show that the Fourier cosine series representation ...
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Fourier series, instantly determining $b_n$ once $a_n$ is found.

Find the Fourier series of the following function: $f(x) = \left\{\begin{align} 1+x,\quad -1\lt x \lt 0 \\ 1-x,\;\;\;\quad 0\lt x \lt 1\end{align} \right.$ $f(x+2) = f(x),\quad\quad -\infty \lt x ...