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

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Fourier series expansion of $x(t) = \sum\nolimits_{z \in \mathbb{Z}} (-1)^z \delta(t - 2z)$

Find the Fourier series expansion of $x(t) = \sum\nolimits_{z \in \mathbb{Z}} (-1)^z \delta(t - 2z)$, where $\delta(\cdot)$ denotes the Dirac delta function (unit impulse). I can infer that the ...
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Is there a closed-form approximation to a band-limited sawtooth?

A partial Fourier Series with no coefficients is equal to the closed form expression: $${A \over n} \sum_{k=1}^n \cos(k\theta) = {A \over 2n} \left\{{\sin([2n + 1]\theta/2) \over \sin(\theta/2)} - ...
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Expansion of function in polar coordinates

I'd like to expand a function in polar coordinates to something that splits radius and angle $f(r,\theta)=\sum_i A_i(r)B_i(\theta)$ I've found some hints on the internet by the name of polar Fourier ...
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What functions stem from Fourier Series with rational-only coefficients?

Given the Fourier series $$f(z) = \sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty c_k e^{ikz}$$ but with $c_k\in(\mathbb Q+ i\mathbb Q)$ instead of $\mathbb C$ (or even purely real), are the functions obtained this way in ...
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Strange inequality in the proof of differentiability of Fourier series

I am looking at a proof and I found a strange inequality. Let $n\in \mathbb{Z}^d$ then it is stated that $\sum_{j=1}^d{(2\pi)^{2k}n_j^{2k}}>>\parallel n\parallel_2^{2k}$ due to the inequality ...
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How do I convert a complex Fourier series into a purely real one

I have a question that gives me a periodic function $f(x)$ and asks me to find the complex Fourier series (which I think I have done correctly) and then asks me to obtain from that the regular Fourier ...
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Intriguing Poisson sum with hyperbolic function

I've been playing with lots of Poisson sums lately, and I thought this one to be interesting:\ $$\sum_{k\in\mathbb{Z}}\left(\frac{1}{(k+x)\sinh{(k+x)\pi q}}-\frac{1}{\pi q (k+x)^2}\right)$$I want to ...
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DFT of subdomain of periodic domain

$f(t_i,x_j)$ is a solution of stochastic differential equation on grid. $j=[0,N+1]$, $i=[0,\infty]$ and boundary conditions are periodic: $f(t_i,x_0) = f(t_i,x_N)$ and $f(t_i,x_{N+1}) = f(t_i,x_1)$ ...
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Find the Fourier series

Could somebody please tell me if I've gotten this question correct? I'm unsure about my answer. Consider the periodic function: $$f(x)= \begin{cases} 0,\ -\pi \lt x \le 0\\ 1,\ 0\lt x\le \pi ...
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$L^{2}$ Approximation Error of Fourier Series of Union of Disjoint Arcs

Given $N$ disjoint arcs $\{I_{\alpha}\}_{\alpha=1}^{N}\subset\mathbb{T} $,set $f=\displaystyle\sum_{\alpha=1}^{N}\chi_{I_{\alpha}}$ show that $$\sum_{|v|>k}|\hat{f}(v)|^2\le\dfrac{CN}{k}$$ This ...
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“Every function can be represented as a Fourier series”?

It seems that some, especially in electrical engineering and musical signal processing, describe that every signal can be represented as a Fourier series. So this got me thinking about the ...
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Differentiation Property of Fourier Transform

I've been asked to show that the Fourier Transform satisfies a list of properties, and I can show that the $m$-th derivative of a FT is multiplied by $(-i\xi)^m$ by inductively applying the original ...
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I might need some help on this Complex Fourier Series Problem

Here is the problem: Use the complex Fourier Series on $[-L,L] $ with complex coefficients to find a representation of $\frac{1}{2L} \int_{-L}^{L} |f(x)|^{2} dx$ Here is my attempt: The ...
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Fourier transform of a pyramid

Has anyone calculated the Fourier coefficients for a pyramid function? Let us define the pyramid function as, $z = f(x,y)$. We are looking at 5 planes making up the pyramid. The 4 base points and apex ...
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Generalized Fourier series in $L^2$ that do not converge pointwise a.e.

For a Hilbert space $L^2$ we have the notion of an orthonormal basis $\{f_j\}$ being a sequence of orthonormal elements such that any element $f$ in $L^2$ can be approximated by partial sums in terms ...
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Fourier expansion of absolute value of a periodic function

For an arbitrary periodic function p(x), whose period and Fourier expansion might have been known in advance, how can we get the Fourier expansion/coefficients of |p(x)| from them? Or, if possible, ...
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$f$ is smooth and periodic function,$\exists \lambda$ such that $f^{(4)}=\lambda f$ prove:$\exists \lambda$ such that $\lambda= (\frac{2\pi n}{T})^4$

Given $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is smooth and periodic with period $T>0$ and exists $\lambda \in \mathbb{C}$ such that $f^{(4)}(x)=\lambda f(x)$ for any $x \in \mathbb{R}$. prove: ...
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Can a sine wave be expressed as a sum of square waves.

The opposite is possible, throught simple fourier analysis. For this question, suppose we have the periodic functions square wave functions: $f(x) = \begin{cases} 1 & 0\leq x < 1 \\-1 & ...
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Identity of $\coth $ using Fourier series

The exercise wants me to prove the identity $$\pi \coth \pi a= \frac{1}{a}+ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{2a}{n^2+a^2}$$ using the Fourier series of $\cosh ax, \; x \in [-\pi, \pi], \; a \neq 0$. ...
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Using Hölder condition to find upper bound on Fourier coefficients

First I want to stress that I don't want an answer, perhaps a hint. Let $f(x)$ have period $2\pi$ and let $|f(x) -f(y)| \leq c|x-y|^{\alpha}$, for some constants $c$ and $\alpha$ for all $x$ and $y$. ...
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Prove that orthonormalsystem is an orthonormalbasis

We have an orthonormalsystem in $L^2(0, 2\pi)$: $\{e^{ikx} : k \in \mathbb{Z}\}$. Now I want to show that it's also an orthonormalbasis. I thought the easiest way to do that would be to show that ...
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How is the Fourier transform a geneeralization the the Fourier series?

I have taken a self-tought course on the subject of Fourier series and Fourier transform and I got the message the the latter is a genaralization of the first. I know that the idea that the Fourier ...
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Fourier series & Fourier transformation [closed]

Tell me where we use Fourier series & transform in real life? Please mention an example problem which helps me to understand easily about Fourier series &Fourier transformation?
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Using complex variables to find sums of Fourier series

Use complex variables to find the sum of the Fourier Series: $$\sin(\theta) + \frac{\sin(2\theta)}{2^{2}} + \frac{\sin(3\theta)}{2^{3}}+\cdots$$ where $\theta$ is a real variable.
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Inverting a differential operator on $C^\infty$ functions using Fourier series

I am working on the following problem: Let $S^1 := \mathbb{R}/2\pi \mathbb{Z}$ and suppose $p(x) = a_0 + a_1x + \cdots + a_kx^k$ is a polynomial such that for all $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ we have $p(in) ...
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Sum function of a series

Does anyone know what is the sum function $f(x)$ of the series $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\cos(nx)}{n^2}$? I have no idea how to find a sum function... Any help would be appreciated.
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Fourier series of constant on $2\pi$ intervals

I want to find a fourier expansion of only sines representing $g(x) = 1$ on the interval $[0, \pi]$. So I extend the function on $[-\pi, \pi]$ such that it is odd, and calculate $$b_k = \frac 1\pi ...
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Why is periodic harmonic analysis only possible with sines?

This paper shows that if we consider odd functions on $(-\pi,\pi)$ in $L_2$, then the only $2\pi$-periodic function $f$ for which $f(nx)$ is a complete orthogonal system is the sine function. I'll ...
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Convergence of the series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \sin(n! \pi m \sin(1))$

In this exercise I was asked to prove the convergence of the following infinite sum: $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \sin(n! \pi m \sin(1)),$$ where $m$ denotes any integer. I don't have any idea on how to ...
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Is there a direct method for evaluating this integral: $\int_{0}^{2\pi}\ln^2(2\sin(\frac{x}{2}))dx$?

I stumbled upon this integral while attempting to evaluate $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(n\theta)}{n}$. I started with the series $-\ln(1-z)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{z^n}{n}$, replaced z with ...
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how to solve this complex exponential integration ??

During exercising and example of Fourier Series , I encountered with an integration : $$ \frac{E\omega_o}{4\pi j}\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{\omega_o}}\Big[e^{-j\omega_o (n-1)t}-e^{-j\omega_o ...
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The size of the set of continuous function of periode T

I have a naive question. The Fourier series give an injection between continuous function of periode $T$ and the set of real valued sequences. But, don't we expect the set of continuous function of ...
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Y-Axis units on FFT graph

A 50Hz sinusoid wave with a voltage range of +/-20V is sampled at 512Hz for 1 second. No bias or phase shift are present. The signal is run through an FFT. The result is one spike at 50Hz on the ...
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How to find the Fourier coefficient of this function

How can we find the Fourier coefficient of the following function, f(x)=0 if -$\pi$$\leq$x<0 f(x)=1, if 0$\leq$x<$\pi$ and f(x)=f(x+2$\pi$) 1)how can we figure out that f(x) is integrable ...
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Are the real parts of the vectors constituting the discrete Fourier transform matrix linearly independent?

Let W denote the n- dimensional symmetric discrete Fourier transform matrix and $W_{i}$ denote its column vectors. Then, is the set { Re($W_{i}$) | i= 1... n } linearly independent? Or similarly, find ...
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Real world application of Fourier series

What are some real world applications of Fourier series? Particularly the complex Fourier integrals?
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Simplifying an expression with Fourier transform

Can anyone simplify the following expression? I guess something from Fourier transform can help: $$f(\omega) = \lim_\limits{R \to \infty} \frac{1}{R^2} \int_{r=0}^{R}{re^{i \omega r^{-\gamma}}} ...
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Solution procedure for poisson equation

Consider the Poisson equation in the rectangle $Q=\{(x,y):0<x<1,0<y<1\}$, $$u_{xx}+u_{yy}=F(x,y)$$ $$u(0,y)=0,\,u(1,y)=0$$ $$u(x,0)=\phi(x),\,\,u(x,1)=\psi(x)$$ My Question: Is ...
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Problem in computing complex integrals for fourier transform

This is from a problem set of open course 8.02 by MIT OCW. I am not able to understand how the integral was solved. I have basic knowledge of Fourier transformation, and the Dirac delta function ...
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How is the study of fractals related to Fourier/spectral/harmonic analysis?

In chap. 3 of "Fractal Geometry of Nature" Mandelbrot mentions that "part of the study of fractals is the geometric face of harmonic analysis" (spectral or Fourier, he specifies), but to my dismay, ...
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How does this conjecture correspond to Carleson's theorem for the case of $d=1$?

From this source, on page 36 (bottom) there is a conjecture stated and it was said that the case of $d = 1$ corresponds to Carleson's theorem. A picture included here : But when I look at wiki ...
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Turn a function into an odd function?

I was asked to let: $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} 1-x, \text{if $0 \le x < 1$} \\ 0, \text{if $ 1 \le x < 2$} \end{cases}$$ Let fodd be the $4$ periodic odd extension of $f(x)$. Find the ...
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Do they have a mistake in this heat equation?

I need to know if there is a mistake in these notes: In the second page we have a representation of a function $f(x)$ as a $\sin$ series. Dont we need to have $f(0)=0=f'(l)$ for such a ...
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Fourier Transform of spherical harmonics

I am trying seeking for definition (or some source) of the Fourier Transform of Spherical Harmonics (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_harmonics). Any help will be really appreciated. ...
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Sum of trigonometric infinite series

I am trying to prove that for any $x\geq 1$ we have: $$ \sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}}{\left(\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}\right)^3} = \frac{x}{8}(x-1). $$ Could I have some help please? I ...
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Example of function not Fourier Invertible in $L^1$

It is well known that, if $1 < p \le 2$, then, for every $f \in L^p$, $$ \int_{[-R,R]^n} e^{-2\pi i x \cdot y} \hat{f}(y) dy \rightarrow f(x) $$ As $R \rightarrow \infty$, in the $L^p$ sense. ...
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Finite Ramanujan expansions over a finite field

I'm wondering if we could have an analogy in finite fields. After all, the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) has been generalized to finite fields as well (with essentially identical properties as in ...
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Fourier transform of periodic function

Is it possible to Fourier transform a periodic function f(x) = f(x+L) with period L, numerically, only over the range x = 0 to L and use periodic boundary conditions to enforce the periodicity of the ...
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Infinite sum of elements in a finite field

This is a bit of a curiosity that intrigues me. Let $p$ be a prime and consider the sum of reciprocals of squares divisible by $p$. This is just $$ \dfrac{1}{p^2}\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^2} = ...
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Which Fourier series are “legal”?

Let's consider a continuous function $f(x)$ and real numbers $\lambda_n=(\alpha+\beta n)\pi$ where both $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are integers. In any interval $I$, is it true that $$ f(x)=\sum_{n\geq ...