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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Fourier series coefficient miscaluculation

In a nice introductory paper about Bernoulli numbers that I found, the following claim is made (p. 5, theorem 4.3) The Fourier series of $x$ is given by $b_n = \dots$ (not important, it is wrong in ...
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What type of equation is this?

Is this equation an ODE or PDE $$ \frac{d^3u}{dx^3}−αxu=0, x∈R $$ The only thing given is $\int_R u(x) =\pi $ and $α>0$ is some constant. I have to find the solution using fourier ...
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half range fourier series, even and odd extension

Hello, I have some problems understanding what is above on the image. Firstly, he defines an "odd extension" of any function. I don't really understand what this means, how is it an "odd extension" ...
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Invertibility of Fourier Transform implies a.e. convergence of Fourier Series?

I am attempting to read Michael Lacey's proof (http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/research/esi.pdf) of Carleson's Theorem about the almost everywhere pointwise convergence of Fourier Series of $L^2$ ...
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Fourier Decompositon

have a look at this video of Fourier Decomposition of an image (otherwise you can also refer the image, which shows few plots of different extracted waves from an image). We also know that a Fourier ...
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Fourier series of complex diff eq

Can I just use Euler's identity to construct the Fourier Series since it is complex? I was personally thinking I could, but I wanted to be doubly sure.
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Please help me with Fourier series problem!

(a) Find Fourier series of $f(x)$ on $[-L,L]$ $$f(x)=\begin{cases} x(L-x) & 0\le x<L \\ x(L+x) & -L < x < 0 \end{cases} $$ (b) Find $f'(x)$ and $\int_{-L}^x f(x)\, dx$ and the ...
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Bibliographic reference for $\sum_{n\in\mathbb Z}(z-n)^{-k}$

I am currently writing a paper which requires the closed-form expression of \begin{equation} S_k(z)=\sum_{n\in\mathbb Z}\left(z-n\right)^{-k} \end{equation} I believe $S_2$ is extremely classical ...
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Calculating $a_n$ in $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n \sin(\frac{n \pi}{2})=T_0$

I'm looking to solve the following when $T_0$ is a constant: $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n \sin\left(\frac{n \pi}{2}\right)=T_0$$ If it matters this was reached from the following: ...
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Determine the Fourier transform of $f(x) &

f(x)=1 if |x| < a or f(x) = 0 if |x| > a We use the formula $$ {1\over 2\pi} \int_{\infty}^\infty f(\bar x)e^{i\omega \bar x} $$ So is $f(\bar x)$ the same as $f(x)$ ?? In an answer they ...
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Fourier Series Convergence

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function that is differentiable at the point $x_0$. Prove that $S_n(f(x_0))$ converges to $f(x_0)$, where $S_n$ denotes the partial sums of the ...
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Fourier series phasor form and sin/cos form

can anyone give me a link on how to convert the forms (from phasor to sine/cos and vice versa)? I am new to this and I can't find the convertion table with a valid explaination.
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Calculate the Fourier transform of ${\rm b}\left(x\right) = 1/\left(x^{2} +a^{2}\right)$

I need help to calculate the Fourier transform of this funcion $${\rm b}\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{x^{2} + a^{2}}\,,\qquad a > 0$$ Thanks.
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A Fourier Analysis Question I am stuck at

If $f,g\in C[-\pi,\pi]$,and $f,g$ are $2\pi$ periodic, prove that $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\dfrac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(t)g(nt)\mathbb dt=\big(\dfrac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(t)\mathbb ...
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Parseval's identity does not hold for constucted basis

As part of an exercise, I was asked to show that given an orthonoraml basis $(\varphi_1,\varphi_2,\varphi_3,...)$ in $L_2[-\pi,\pi]$, we can construct an orthonormal basis $(\psi_1,\psi_2,\psi_3,...)$ ...
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how manipulating the coefficients vector effects on the result of DFT?

given: calculate: note that the given DFT is from n order and we want to compute DFT's from 2n order. edit: this is my try of B. i don't see where the given DFT is used and how to proceed: ...
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Example of continuous function whose Fourier series doesn't converge on an uncountable dense set.

According to a well-known theorem (Theorem 5.12 in Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis), there is a dense $G_\delta$ set of continuous periodic functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ such that the ...
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Complex exponential argument to a function

In many texts on signal processing, the following notation is used to describe the Fourier transform of a discrete time signal $x$: $$ \hat{X}\left(e^{j\omega}\right) = ...
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Showing a series is not the fourier series of a riemann integrable function.

I want to show that the series $\sum_1^\infty \frac{sin(nx)}{\sqrt{n}}$ is not the Fourier series of a Riemann integrable function on $[-\pi,\pi]$. I was going to do this by showing that the partial ...
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Harmonic analogue of the Weierstrass approximation theorem

The Weierstrass approximation theorem says that, given any continuous function $f(x)$ on a closed interval, there is a polynomial which approximates it arbitrarily closely. I'm looking for a theorem ...
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Fourier Series of Complex Valued Functions

Write the Fourier series of functions in the space of complex valued functions $L^{2}[0,1]$, which we view as periodic functions on $\mathbb{R}$. Specify the coefficients of the expansion and also ...
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What's amiss in this Fourier convergence analysis?

I worked out this solution to this basic PDE Fourier series convergence problem, but I suspect the result is "too easy to be correct," because all the answers point to no restriction on either $m$ and ...
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Fourier series convergence question from big Rudin.

I am working on some problems from the 3rd edition of Rudin's "Real and Complex Analysis" and I'm stumped on proving the following part from question #19 of chapter 5. Suppose $\lambda_n/\log n \to ...
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Coefficient calculation on Fourier series !? [closed]

in a Fourier series for function $$f(x)=\begin{cases}-1&\text{for }-\pi<x<0\\\sin x&\text{for }0<x<\pi\end{cases}$$ with $f(x)=f(x+ 2 \pi)$, is $f(x)= \dfrac{a_0}{2}+ ...
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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. Mathematically how basis images are represented using Fourier ...
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Why do these equalities stand ?

In my notes there is the following theorem: Let $X_k : [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $k=1, \dots , n$ an orthogonal system of functions and $X: [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, then $\forall c_1, ...
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Is Fourier transform still writing a function as a series of sines and cosines?

In the Fourier series we write a function as a series of sines and cosines. Fourier transform seems to me to be totally different, we are not finding a series but rather a function $\hat f(w)$. So ...
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Complex Fourier Coefficients by Inspection?

This is the solution to a fourier series problem, of the function $sin(\omega_0t)$: I understand how the author has used Euler's formula to split this function into two exponential terms. However, ...
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Where does the imaginary unit dissapear in the Fourier transform of $f(t)= \exp(iat)$?

So I make the Fourier transform of$ f(t)= e^{iat} $on $[- \pi, \pi]$ for some real $a$ and i get: $$a_n=\frac{2a \sin(a \pi)(-1)^n}{\pi(a^2-n^2)}$$ $$b_n=\frac{2i(n\sin(a \pi) (-1)^n)}{\pi(a^2 - ...
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Getting fourier coefficient by integrating over half the period?

In the book Schaum's Outlines of Analog and Digital Communications solved problem 1.2, the author calculates the fourier coeffecient $C_0$ for the rectangular pulse train: where $a$ is assumed to be ...
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Exponential to Trigonometric function problem

Here is part of the solution to a fourier series problem involving a rectangular pulse train: I'm following along, and have integrated correctly. But I'm stuck at the second last step - I don't ...
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What is the sum over a shifted sinc function?

What is the sum of a shifted sinc function: $$g(y) \equiv \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty \frac{\sin(\pi(n - y))}{\pi(n-y)} \, ?$$
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Difficult integration

In my notes the lecturer takes the Fourier transform in $x, y$ and $t$ of $\phi(x,y,z,t)$ as: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dt\, e^{i\omega ...
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How to represent a periodic function as the sum of sinc functions in fourier transform

Suppose function $f(t)$ is 1-periodic. This means that in fourier transform, $F(\omega)$ is sum of impulse signals (dirac delta function and its shifts) at the multiples of $1$. Now we can form $g(t)$ ...
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Fourier series and evaluation of another series

I was given to expand in a Fourier series the function $f(x)=|x|, \; x \in [-\pi, \pi]$. The Fourier series is quite known and I had done the calculations and I ended up to the formula: ...
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What kind of information is available in a Fourier series expansion of an analytic function that is not (readily) available in a Taylor series?

What kind of information is available in a Fourier series expansion of a real analytic function that is not (readily) available in a power series? When would one know to work with one over the other?
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Finding the Fourier series of a piecewise function

I'm s little confused about Fourier series of functions that are piecewise. Here’s an example of such a function: $$f(x) = \begin{cases} x & -\frac\pi2 < x < \frac\pi2 \\[5pt] \pi - x & ...
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Help for solving limi of the Complex Fourier Series

I need help for this exercise. Let: $ f:\left[ -T /2, T/2 \right]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}. $ I need show that $$\lim_{N \to \infty} \int_{-T/2}^{T/2} \vert f(t)-f_{N}(t) \vert^{2} dt = 0 $$ ...
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Test question regarding convergence of Fourier series

I'm preparing for a test and I have no clue how I should solve the following question. Let $f:\Bbb{R}\to\Bbb{R}$ be $2\pi \text{-periodic}$ function such that $f(0)=1$ and $$\forall ...
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differentiation and integration of Fourier series.

If I have the fourier series of $|x|$ for $-l < x < l$ and I make it periodic with period $2l$ I get a cos series: $$ \frac{l}{2} ...
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Non Riemann summable Fourier series but Abel summable

A Riemann summable Fourier series is also Abel summable. I am looking for an example of a non-trivial Fourier series that is Abel summable at a point but NOT Riemann summable at the same point. Such ...
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Proof of the Dirichlet–Dini Criterion for Pointwise convergence of Fourier series

I have tried and failed to prove the Dirichlet–Dini Criterion for Pointwise convergence of Fourier series which is as follows (and is described here: ...
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Consider fourier transformations of $|p(\mathbf{r})|^2$

If we have $\mathbf{k}=(k_x,k_y,k_z)=\frac{2\pi}{L}(j,s,l)$ with $j,s,l \in \mathbb{Z}$ and we have $$p(\mathbf{r})=\sum_{\mathbf{k}}\tilde{p}(\mathbf{k})e^{-i\mathbf{k}\cdot \mathbf{r}} \implies ...
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A linear response system with a periodic input

I'm currently trying to solve the following exercise: A linear system is driven by a periodic input $f(t)$ such that $f(t+T)=f(t)$. The response $g(t)$ of the system is such that a sinusoidal ...
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Proving and Deducing a Fourier Series [closed]

Prove that in and deduce that I tried solving this using the Parseval's Theorem, but it couldn't be proved. I am also attaching the ways in which I tried to solve this..
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Rectangular Width Fourier Function

Working on #7, I've tried writing out the Fourier transformation and plugging it into the formula and multiplying it with Wf, but I'm getting mixed up about how I'm allowed to combine integrals and ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform: Understand Negative Frequencies

I am trying to learn DFT on my own. I have been struggling for a while now around understanding the concept of negative frequencies and notably what happens when $k$ is greater than $N/2$ in the ...
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Complex Fourier coefficients for $e^{|x|}$

I'm new to Fourier expansions and transforms, and I'm not sure how to proceed with this question. I know a function f(x) can be expressed as an infinite sum of $c_ne^{in \pi x/L}$, and that $c_n = ...
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Trying to find the Fourier series of $f(x)$, where $f(x)$ is a piecewise function that includes $E\;sin(\omega\;t)$.

Here's the full function I'm trying to find the Fourier series to: $$f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} 0 & : -\frac{\pi}{\omega}\leq t\lt 0 \\ E\;sin(\omega t) & : 0\leq ...