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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding coefficients of a double Fourier series

This is the end of a PDE (heat equation in 2D) I am trying to solve with bounds from $0 < x < L$ and $0 < y < H$. It is a Newmann condition problem (i.e. all derivatives of $x$ and $y$ at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poisson summation formula for the Casimir effect

I'm studying the Casimir Effect at finite temperature. To calculate the Helmoltz free energy in the canonical ensemble I need to sum a particular series. In some scientific papers it is suggested to ...
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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 ...
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Fourier Series from product of to functions

I have to calculate the Fourier Series of $x\sin(x)$ beeing $2\pi$ periodic on $[-\pi,\pi]$and i did it the standard way. But then i wanted to solve the problem with multiplication of two fourier ...
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Fejer's Theorem in relation to the Fourier Transform

I have this question that relates the Fejer theorem with the Fourier Transform. Any help would be appreciated. If $f$ is of moderate decrease then $$\int_{-R}^{R}\left(1-\frac{|\xi|}{R}\right) ...
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Show sum involving sines is non-negative

I want to show that \begin{equation} \sum_{\substack{k \geq 1 \\ k \text{ odd}}} k e^{-k^2 a} \sin(kx) \geq 0 \qquad \text{for all } x \in [0,\pi], \, a > 0. \end{equation} How should I start? I ...
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This $\int_{- \frac{\pi}{2}}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{e^{in x}dx}{1+\tan^m(x)}$ integral: does a closed form exist?

$$\int_{- \frac{\pi}{2}}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{e^{in x}dx}{1+\tan^m(x)}$$ Does a closed form for the above exist, ideally for $n,m\in\mathbb{C}$ (most bounds probably removed at one point using ...
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Is it true that $\theta_{1,1}^{4N} \in J_{2N,2N}(2N)$?

I need examples of Jacobi forms for full congruence subgroups $\Gamma(N) $ of $SL(2,Z)$. As a particular case, take the theta function $\theta_{1,1}(t,z) := \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} exp(\pi it(n + ...
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Inequality on $L_1$ norms of tirgonometric polynomials generated with a smooth function

Let $\varphi\in C_0^\infty(\mathbb R)$ and for $n\ge1$ $$ f_n(x)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty \varphi(k/n)e^{i k x}. $$ I seem to remember that there is an inequality $\|f_n\|_{L_1(\mathbb T)}\le C$, where ...
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Phase speed of 2D wave

I'm a little stuck with understanding the properties of 2D waves. I have the wave $e^{2\pi i(jx+ky-\omega_{j,k}t)}$=$\exp\left(2\pi i\left(\left[\begin{array}{l} j \\ k ...
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Pointwise convergence of a sequence of trigonometric polynomials with bounded number of nonzero terms

Let $K$ be a fixed integer, and $\mathcal{F}$ the set of trigonometric polynomials with at most $K$ nonzero terms. Let $(f_n)$ be a sequence in $\mathcal{F}$ converging pointwise (on $\mathbb{R}$) to ...
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Extract left- and right-going waves from FFT

I am looking for a way to get information on the direction a wave is traveling. What I have got is a real function $\Phi(x,t)$ and it's time derivative $\dot{\Phi}(x,t)$ that obeys the wave equation ...
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Explicit example of a divergent Fourier series?

I've been reading Widder's Advanced Calculus text, which says that there are some continuous functions that have divergent Fourier series, which are summable to the function (C, 1). I'd greatly ...
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Fourier series/Limit

Assume $f$ satisfies the assumptions of Dirchlet's Theorem - i.e. $f$ is a piecewise continuous complex function that has one-sided derivatives at each point in $[-\pi,\pi]$. Determine the following ...
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Fourier Series, Parseval Identity

I need to prove $$\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}\frac{1}{n^2-\alpha^2}=\frac{1}{2\alpha^2}-\frac{\pi}{2\alpha\tan(\alpha\pi)},$$ with $\alpha$ a non integer complex. I know that I have to use the Parseval's ...
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Seeking better understanding of Fourier transform?

I'm quite confused on the one part of the Fourier transform. I don't understand what is the term $\left(u*x + v*y \right)$ mean. I mean $u$ and $v$ are the axis for frequency domain and $x$, $y$ are ...
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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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Need help on computing odd, even extensions of a function

OK I am going over d'Alembert solutions. And I came across the following example. $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{3}{10}x &0 \le x \le \frac{1}{3} \\ \frac{3(x-1)}{20} & \frac{1}{3} \le x \le ...
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Fourier's Method Question

I've been asked to use Fourier's method to obtain the following solution; $$u(x,t) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} B_n e^{-(n \pi C / L)^2 t} \sin(\frac{n \pi x}{L})$$ $$B_n = \frac{2}{L} \int_0^L \sin(\frac{n ...
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Harmonic Oscillator and Fourier Series

I am currently studying Fourier Series (on my own). I am using a few different references/sources. Some are more trying to give an intuition about Fourier Series and others are more rigorous. ...
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Fourier Coefficients : Frequency Shifting

The FS coefficients of a signal $x(t)$ is given by $$x(t) \longrightarrow C_k$$ The frequency shift property says that: if we multiply a signal $x(t)$ by $e^{j m\omega_0 t}$ the fourier series ...
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Is there a particular meaning to the sum of Fourier coefficients $a_{n^2}$?

The formula $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-in^2x}$$ does not converge in any function space but it is perfectly valid in $\mathcal{D}'(\mathbb{R})$. When applied on a test function $\psi(x) = ...
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Prove: $\int_0^{\infty}\left(\frac{\sin x}{x}\right)^2dx=\pi/2$

I am dealing exercise 12 in Chapter 8 of Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis. Given the function $f$: $$f(x) = \begin{cases} 1, & \text{if $|x|\le\delta$} \\ 0, & \text{if ...
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Inverting a discrete linear transformation

Consider the transformation from the set $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^N$ to the set $\{p_j\}_{j=0}^N$: $$ p_j = \sum_{n = 0}^Na_n\phi_n(x_j)$$ where $\{\phi_n(x)\}_{n=0}^N$ is a set of basis functions (linearly ...
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Representing series $f(t)= \frac{\pi c^2}{l^2} \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{ n }{\omega_n}\cos(\omega_nt)$ as a Dirac comb function.

Consider the function $$f(t)= \frac{\pi c^2}{l^2} \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{ n }{\omega_n}\cos(\omega_nt)$$ where $\omega_n= \sqrt{(\frac{n \pi c}{l})^2-(\frac{r_0}{2})^2}.$ If we neglect the term ...