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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proving Orthonormal basis

I have given a set of functions in $L^2\left(\left[-\frac{a}{2}, -\frac{a}{2} \right]\right)$ consisting of the following functions: $$u_{n}(x)=\sqrt{\frac{2}{a}}f_n(x),$$ where $f_n(x)= ...
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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 ...
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Why $\sin(n\pi) = 0$ and $\cos(n\pi)=(-1^n)$?

I am working out a Fourier Series problem and I saw that the suggested solution used $\sin(n\pi) = 0$ and $\cos(n\pi)=(-1^n)$ to simply the expressions while finding the Fourier Coefficients ...
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Completeness condition for periodic function

I know that for a real-valued function set $\{f_n(x)\}$, its completeness condition is $\Sigma_n f_n(x)=\delta(x-x')$. That is, this condition guarantees that a well-behaved function can be write as a ...
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Why does the Fourier sine series of $x^2$ on $[0,l]$ converge to 0?

When expanding, for example, $x^2$ on $[0,l]$ as a sine series, we get $f(x) = \sum_1^{\infty}b_n sin(\frac{n\pi x}{l})$ If we plug in $x=l$ to this expansion, we get $f(x)=0$. Why aren't we getting ...
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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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Nontrivial solutions of $\sum\limits_{-\infty}^\infty\overline{a_n}a_{n+k}=\delta_{k0}$

Let $a=(a_n)$ with $a_n\in\mathbb{C}$ be a vector indexed over all $n\in\mathbb{Z}$, and consider the system of equations $\sum\limits_{-\infty}^\infty\overline{a_n}a_{n+k}=\delta_{k0}$ for all ...
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Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, but what about…

I have a question regarding the fourier and laplace transform. First, the Fourier transform essentially takes a function, divides it by a frequency (imaginary exponential), and then sees how much of ...
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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} ...
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Fourier series of f(x)

I want to find the Fourier series of $f(x)$ defined by $f(x)=\begin{cases} 1 , -L\le x<0\\ 0, 0\le x<L. \end{cases} $ Well, to find $a_0$ I do this integral: $$a_0=1/L \int _{-L}^0 dx +1/L ...
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Discrete Fourier Series

I have a series of discrete values that are periodic and I am looking to calculate the Fourier series of it. I learnt all of this in college but I can't for the life of me remember now. The discrete ...
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characterization of unital Fourier multipliers on $L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$?

Does there exist a characterization of Fourier multipliers $T \colon L^\infty(\mathbb{R}) \to L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ which are unital, i.e. $T(1)=1$? In the case of the torus $\mathbb{T}$, it is easy ...
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Fourier series and Riemann integral

On the heuristic level, one often says that given a periodic function with period L, its Fourier series converges when $L \rightarrow \infty$ towards a Riemann integral. In other words, the ...
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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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What are the concepts that I need to understand before studying Fourier Analysis?

Background ( Long Story Short ) : For some reasons, I am taking a class in my university that focus on Fourier Analysis Laplace Transform, and Partial Diffiential Equations Problem : I have done ...
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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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How to compute Fourier coefficients using a cubic spline-corrected FFT?

I'm not particularly experienced in numerical analysis, and so I recently had quite a massive shock when I discovered that sampling a smooth function and computing the FFT of the result does not ...
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Looking for a nice expression of these functions in terms of trig functions

I have come across three sinusoidal functions f1, f2, and f3 which, up to scaling and translation, are very close to each other. When normalized and plotted together, they are hard to tell apart. ...
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When do the sine components of a Fourier series vanish?

A Fourier series is given by: $$ s_N(x) = \sum c_n \cdot e^{i \frac{2\pi n x}{P}} $$ With Euler's identity, the exponential can be converted to a sums of sines and cosines. When do the sine ...
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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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What is the Fourier series of $\frac1T\sum^{\infty}_{m=-\infty}\delta(f-\frac mT)$?

As the title mentioned, I've not known exactly about Fourier series and when I was reading an digital communication textbook, I wondered about below equation derivation of Fourier series like ...
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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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Sequence of trigonometric polynomials which converges to an integrable function

A function $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{C}$ is said to be a trigonometric polynomial if it has the form $$f(x)=\sum_{k=-N}^Na_ke^{ib_kx},$$ where $a_k\in \mathbb{C}$ and $b_k\in \mathbb{R}$. Can we find ...
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A problem concerning finite number of Fourier coefficients

Is there a smooth, non-zero $2\pi$-periodic function $f,$ with support of $f$ contained in an interval $[a,b]\subset[0,2\pi],$ such that $b-a<2\pi$ and only finitely many Fourier coefficients of ...
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Prove the uniform convergence of a Fourier series

Suppose that $f$ is a $2\pi$-periodic function that satisfies the estimate $$|f(x)-f(y)|\leq M|x-y|^\alpha$$ for an $0<\alpha<1,$ and let ...
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Fourier series solution

Show that Summation (1/n^2) = pi^2 /6. Using fourier series. This is the question in BS grewal for fourier series. I dont understand how to apply fourier series without a limit. (-pi to pi ) or to 2pi ...
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Show $\lim_{n\to\infty} n^p f(nx) = 0$ exists in the distributional sense

Let $f\in C^\infty(\mathbb R)$ be periodic, with period $2\pi$ and have mean zero ($\int^{2\pi}_0 f(x)dx =0$). Show that for any positive integer $p$ the following limit is valid in the ...
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Show that Fourier series arising in solution of differential eqn. converges uniformly

Let $f \in L_2(0,\pi)$ have the Fourier expansion $f(x) = \sum_{n=2}^{\infty} f_n\sin(nx)$. Compute (formally) the boundardy value problem $$ u''(x) + u(x) = f(x) \qquad \mbox{ for } 0 < x < ...
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Fourier Series $\sin(\sin(x))$

Can anyone find the Fourier Series of $ \sin(\sin(x))$? I have tried evaluating the integrals to determine the coefficients of each of the coefficients of the sine waves, but have no idea where to ...
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How to visualize projection of a function onto fourier basis?

I wonder if there are any notes on how one would visualize a projection of function f(x) onto cos(x) and sin(x) in the same way that you would for two vectors. Is there a picture, or a figure ...
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Complex Fourier Series and using the square norm

Find the complex Fourier series of $f(x)=e^{(-πx/2)}$ on $-π < x < π$ Discuss the significance of $|C_n|$ in the solution. I've tried so far Using the Complex Fourier Series: $$ %% ...
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The bandwidth of the signal $x(t)$.

The bandwidth (B) of the signal $x(t)$ is the range of frequencies (measured on the positive semi-axis) in which $X(\omega)$ takes values ​​different from $0$. Very often $X(\omega)$ is different from ...
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Show solution to ODE's fourier series is a series of sines only

This question was given in an exam in applied mathematics, on the subject of Fourier series: Observe the following ODE: $u\left ( x \right) ^{\prime \prime}+Q \left ( x \right) u\left ( x \right) ...
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How to show that $w$ is a $N$th primitive root of unity?

I am studying the discrete Fourier transform. For sequence $x_{0}, \dots, x_{N-1}$ it is defined as $$X_{k} = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_{n}e^{-2\pi ikn/N} \quad 0 \leq k \leq N-1$$ according to Wikipedia. ...
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Real-valued Fourier series representation

I have got stuck on the following task: Find the value of the series $${4\over \pi^2}\sum_{k=1}^\infty {1\over k^2}-{1\over \pi^2}\sum_{k=1}^\infty{(-1)^k\over k^2}$$ using real-valued Fourier ...
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Functional equation relating to normal numbers

My coauthor and I have run into the following problem in a research project involving normal numbers. We suspect that the following question may be resolved using standard techniques in analysis. We ...
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Interpreting Fourier transform frequency graph

I've been trying to understand Fourier transform for some time now and I think I've perhaps finally got the idea now. What I would like to do now is to make an example of Fourier transform for ...
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Estimate of Projection Operator on two-torus

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice, $\mathbb{T}=\mathbb{R}^2/\Lambda$ be a flat torus and $\Delta$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operator. There is any reference where the norm of the projection operator ...
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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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Relative error when computing derivatives via FFT

I want to compute a discrete derivative via the FFT. This amounts to multiplication by the wave number in Fourier space, as detailed in the stack exchange answer here. When I increase the ...
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Shortcut to sine series using regular expansion?

If we're given the Fourier series of $e^x$ on the interval $(0,2\pi)$, I'm wondering if there's a nicer way to extract the sine series of $e^x$ on the same interval other than getting the coefficients ...
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Fourier expansion of sum of an arbitrary function and a trig function

I have this BVP with initial condition being $v(x,0) = -x/\pi - (1/25)sin5x$ and I'm looking for $v(x,t) = \sum b_n sin(nx)e^{-n^2t}$ Expanding $v(x,0)$ gives $v(x,0) = -(1/25)sin5x - ...
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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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Subtracting terms from a Fourier series

It is known that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin(nx)}{n}=\frac{\pi-x}{2}$ in $]0,\pi]$, mostly because this is a way of evaluating $\zeta(2)$. Knowing this, is there a way to evaluate ...
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Fourier series of oscillation in form $\cos(2 \pi \frac{k}{T}+\phi)$

I would like to calculate the fourier coefficients of $\cos(2 \pi \frac{k}{T}+\phi)$ where $T \in \mathbb{N}$ is the period and is arbitrary but fixed, $k \in [1, N-1]$ is the number of oscillations ...
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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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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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How can we represent an image using basis images?

I have read that using Fourier transformation we can decompose any arbitrary image into orthogonal basis images and reconstruct it back. But i don't understand terms like "orthogonal " and "basis ...
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Convolution theorem for product of functions

I like to Fourier transform the following product of functions: $$g(\vec{r})f(\vec{r}).$$ So I like to calculate the following: $$\int g(\vec{r})f(\vec{r}) e^{-i\vec{k}\cdot\vec{r}}d^3r.$$ ...