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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expansion for $1-|t|$

Let $f$ be a continuous function on $\mathbb{R}$ with compact support with exactly one maximum. Form the functions $$ f_{m,k}(x)=f^m\left(x-\frac{k}{2^m}\right) $$ I am wondering if one can expand ...
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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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Prove a function has $k$ continuous derivatives from its Fourier series

Here is the problem. Let $k\in \mathbb{N}$. Suppose that there is a constant $C$ such that $|c_n|<\frac{C}{|n|^{k+1}}$ ($c_n$ here is the $n$th Fourier coefficient). Prove that ...
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Expansion in Fourier series involving a complicated “argument”

I know how to expand a function $f(x)$ into a Fourier series with the period $2L$: $$f(x) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\cos(n\pi x/L)+\sum_{n=0}^\infty b_n\sin(n\pi x/L),$$ but what if I ...
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Show that the function is constant

Let $S^n$ be an $n$-dimentional unit sphere. Consider $f: S^n \longrightarrow R_+$ even continuous function. Denote $$ ...
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What are the conditions sufficient and necessary on $g(t)$ for the Dirichlet integral to be equal to $\frac{\pi}{2} g(0+)$?

Dirichlet Integral of a function $g\colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is defined as $$ DI(\alpha) = \int_0^{\delta} g(t) \frac{\sin(\alpha t)}{t} dt$$ assume $\alpha \in \mathbb{N}$ For the equality ...
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How to find Green's function using Fourier-Bessel expansion

The Green's function satisfies the non homogeneous Bessel equation can be written as $xg''+g'+\left(k^2x-\frac{m^2}{x}\right)g=-\delta(x-\xi)$ where $m\geq0$ and an integer. The boundary conditions ...
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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 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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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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About the closed form for $\lim_{y\to +\infty}\left(-\frac{2}{\pi}\log(1+y)+\int_{0}^{y}\frac{|\cos x\,|}{1+x}\,dx\right)$

Recently, when facing a baby Rudin's exercise, I proved that: $$ \int_{0}^{y}\frac{|\cos x\,|}{1+x}\,dx = \frac{2}{\pi}\log(1+y)+O(1) $$ holds by integration by parts. Now I wonder if ...
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For which algebras Taylor series and the Fourier series can be generalized?

I'm not a professional mathematician. The question is in the title. But most of all I'd like to know about this for quaternions algebra with non commutative multiplication. I'd like to know about ...
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Issues proving a basis via wedge product

On a quiz I was given the problem" a series that is a basis for $[-1,1]$ is $ \sum_0^{\infty} c_n P_n $, where $ P_n $ is a polynomial and each polynomial $P_n$ is orthonormal to the others. Using the ...
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Local behavior of a Fourier series and a intgral

So I have to calculate an integral that involves a Fourier series of some function. I would like to get some kind of local control of the function near zero the series is ...
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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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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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How to do this Sum? Poisson Resummation?

In the paper hep-th/0812.2909 page 34-35, there's a sum that I've been trying to do explicitly but I can't find a way. The sum is $$ \frac{2l}{\pi l! (l-1)!} \sum_{k\in\mathbb{Z}} \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} ...
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Are there any new research results on approximating Riemann $\Xi(z)$ by a Fourier transformation

Riemann $\Xi(z)$ function is related to Riemann $\zeta(s)$ function via ($s=1/2+i z$): $$\Xi(z)=\frac{1}{2}s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)$$ The functional equation for $\zeta(s)$ is equivalent ...
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Difference between almost everywhere convergence of whole Fourier series and a subseries of $L^2$ functions

Let $f \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ and $F_{N}f$ denote the $N$-th partial sum of its Fourier series. Then $||F_{N}f -f||_{L^{2}} \rightarrow 0$ as $N \rightarrow \infty$. But this implies there exists a ...
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Inverse Fourier transform on infinite series

Let $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ be such that $\hat{f}$ is supported on $[-\pi,\pi]$. I have derived that $$\hat{f}(y)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty f(n)1_{[-\pi,\pi]}(y)e^{-iny}$$ in $L^2$ convergence. Let ...
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Convergence of the series $\sum_{\xi\in\mathbb Z^n} e^{2\pi ix\cdot \xi} a(x, \xi)\hat{f}(\xi)$?

I need some help with the following problem: let $a:\mathbb R^n\times \mathbb R^n\rightarrow \mathbb C$ be a smooth function and suppose there are constantes $C_{\alpha, \beta}$ and $M(\alpha, \beta)$ ...
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Fourier transform of a logarithm

How can one go about computing the 2d (or 1d, in either variable) Fourier transform of the function $$\ln(w^2-k^2)?$$
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Recovery of Bandlimited Signals

Let $\Omega > 0$ and denote by $\mathcal{B}_\Omega$ the subspace of $L^2(\Bbb R)$ consisting of signals that are bandlimited to $(-\Omega, \Omega)$. Denote $\mathcal{L}_{\Omega} : L^2(\Bbb R) ...
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An estimate For the Laplacian semi-group

Let $S(t)$ be the semi-group generated by the Dirichlet Laplacian in $L^2(0,1)$, which is given, for $y\in L^2(0,1)$, by $$S(t)y=\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty e^{-n^2\pi^2 t} \langle y,\sin(n\pi x) ...
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Is harmonicity preserved when taking limits (normal convergence) on the unit disk.

I'm reading Koosis's book on $H^p$ spaces and have a question. He is proving a $L^p$ version of the Dirichlet problem which states that if $F(t)$ is in $L^p$ on the unit circle then $$ ...
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Solve a differential equation using Fourier series

Assume I have a second order differential equation $\ddot{x} = F(x,\dot{x})$ (or an equivalent equation of first order) and that I know there is a periodic solution to it (for simplicity's sake, ...
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A Fourier series $\frac{1}{1+t^2}$

What is the Fourier series of the function $$ f(t) = \frac{1}{1+ a t^2}$$ over $[0,1]$, where $a >0$ is some constant? I mean, are the coefficients known?
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Characterize a large class of shapes using a finite number of parameters

I am doing some numerical computations searching for an optimal shape for a certain functional. In my particular case, the shape $\Omega$ is a 2 dimensional star shaped domain by the origin, which ...
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Questions about the Fourier expansion of $e^{iz\cot(x)}$

By analogy with Jacobi–Anger expansion, one expects that $e^{iz\cot(x)}$ has a Fourier expansion of the form : $$e^{iz\cot(\theta)}=\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\Lambda_{n}(z)e^{in\theta}$$ ...
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How is 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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Is this sum equal to the Möbius function?

In the wikipedia page Uses of trigonometry under the section Number theory and in the page for the Möbius function there is an explanation for how to calculate the Möbius function from the GCD=1 ...
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Uniform convergence of a series

This problem came from the Krantz text ($2^{nd}$ ed. ch. 9, prob. 17): Prove that the series $\displaystyle\sum_{j=1}^{\infty }{\frac{\sin{(jx)}}{j}}$ converges uniformly on compact intervals that do ...
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Fourier Series generated by a function and periodic with $2\pi$

Consider the Fourier series (in exponential form) generated by a function $f$ which is continuous on $[0,2\pi]$ and periodic with period $2\pi$ , say $$f(x)\sim\sum_{n = - \infty }^{+ \infty }\alpha ...
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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 Series of the batman equation

I want to represent the batman equation as a Fourier Series. (I got the equation here : Is this Batman equation for real?) But a part of it is an ellipse and when I tried to calculate an the integral ...
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I would like to find a generalization of the plane wave expansion to Hankel functions.

The plane wave expansion is \begin{equation} e^{i\vec{k}\cdot \vec{x}}=\sum_{\ell=0}^{\infty}i^\ell(2\ell+1)j_{\ell}(kx)P_{\ell}(\cos(\theta)) \end{equation} where $j_\ell$ is the spherical Bessel ...
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Does the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{a_nb_n}$ converge(fourier series coefficients)?

Let $f\in H(0,2\pi)$, with inner product $<f,g>=\int_0^{2\pi}{f(t)g(t)dt}$ $S_f=a_0 + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{a_ncos(nx)}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{b_nsin(nx)}$, is the fourier series for f. Where ...
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Wave Equation with outgoing wave boundary conditions

I need some help with this problem: I have a to solve the wave equation with two initial conditions and with outgoing wave boundary conditions; i.e., $$\begin{cases} u_{tt}-u_{xx} & =0\\ u(x,0) ...
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Fourier series using Bessel function

so Im stuck on the following problem; Use the identity $\exp(ix\sin\theta) = \sum\limits_{k=-\infty}^\infty J_k(x)\exp(ik\theta)$ to find the Fourier series of $\cos(\theta + 4\sin\theta)$, where ...
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Fourier transform and non-standard calculus

The Fourier transform is not as easily formalizable as the Fourier series. For example, one needs to introduce tempered distributions to define the Dirac delta-function. Also, it is impossible to view ...
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Norm Inequality (Vinogradov Notation)

I'm going through a proof of differentiability of fourier series on the d-dimensional torus and while proving the following inequality: $$ ...
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A deep understanding of the Fourier transform

I feel like i don't understand the Fourier transform. I've seen what it does and its properties but even after reviewing various proofs i don't understand why we end up explicitly with a relation ...
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Is it Possible to represent $f(x) =\arctan(x)$ as a fourier series ? Why?

Is it Possible to represent $f(x) =\arctan(x)$ as a fourier series ? Why ?
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An upper bounded for partial Fourier sum

Let $f$ be a Riemann integrable function on $[-\pi, \pi]$ such that $|\hat{f}(n)|\le \frac{K}{|n|}$ for some constant $K > 0$ and all $n\neq 0$. Show that $$|S_N(f)(x)|\le \sup_{y\in [-\pi, ...
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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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Can the Fourier Series be made “ Shorter ”?

I have tried to give only the intuitive part of my question and haven't included many specific details. Please help me frame it more precisely. I have inluded the symbol (*) where I need more details. ...
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Prove that periodic analytic function can be written as $\sum_{-\infty}^{\infty} c_n e^{2\pi inz}$

This question involves the following homework problem: PROBLEM Suppose $f$ is analytic in the upper half plane and periodic of period 1. Show that $f$ has an extension of the form ...
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an “alternate derivation” of Poisson summation formula and discrete Fourier transformation

Inspired by this post, I am trying to do a derivation of a Poisson summation formula. My starting point is this: $$ \frac{1}{2\pi} \int^{\infty}_{-\infty} e^{i k x} dx=\delta(k) $$ I simply wish ...
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A proof regarding Fourier-Polynoms

I want to prove the following: Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ so that $f \big |_{[0,2\pi]}$ is integrable. Let $V$ be the vectorspace of all $2\pi$-periodic functions and $U \subset V$ be ...