# Tagged Questions

This covers all transformations of functions by integrals, including but not limited to the Radon, X-Ray, Hilbert, Mellin transforms. Use (wavelet-transform), (laplace-transform) for those respective transforms, and use (fourier-analysis) for questions about the Fourier and Fourier-sine/cosine ...

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### Connection between Fourier transform and Taylor series

Both Fourier transform and Taylor series are means to represent functions in a different form. My question: What is the connection between these two? Is there a way to get from one to the other (and ...
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### Fourier transform of $\text{sinc}^3 {\pi t}$

$$f(t)=\frac{\sin^3(\pi t)}{(\pi t)^3}$$ I want to calculate the Fourier transform. I can't calculate this integral: $$\int_0^\infty\frac{\sin^3(\pi t)}{(\pi t)^3}\cos(ut)\,\mathrm{d}t$$
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### Laplace transformations for dummies

Is there a simple explanation of what the Laplace transformations do exactly and how they work? Reading my math book has left me in a foggy haze of proofs that I don't completely understand. I'm ...
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### Solving an initial value ODE problem using fourier transform

I am a physics undergrad and studying some transform methods. The question is as follows: $y^{\prime \prime} - 2 y^{\prime}+y=\cos{x}\,\,\,\,y(0)=y^{\prime}(0)=0\,\,\, x>0$ I am having some ...
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### Uniqueness for Integral Transform

What can be said about the uniqueness of the following integral transformation: $(Tf)(u) = \int_0^{\infty} f(t)G(tu)dt$ defined for all $u\geq 0$, where the kernel $G(z) \in [0,1]$ for all ...
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### fancy about inverse discrete Fourier sine and cosine transform (i.e. Fourier sine and cosine series)

In order to find $f(x)$ so that $F(u)=\sum\limits_{x=0}^\infty f(x)\sin\dfrac{\pi ux}{L}$ and $F(u)=\sum\limits_{x=0}^\infty f(x)\cos\dfrac{\pi ux}{L}$ , we can borrow the idea from Fourier sine ...
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### Multiple Fourier Integrals involving Heaviside Theta Function

I want to evaluate the integral: $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dx_1 \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dx_2 \ \Theta(x_1-x_2) \ e^{i(ax_1+bx_2)}$$ where $\Theta(x)$ is the Heaviside function. What I was doing now ...
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### Evaluating improper integrals using laplace transform

I want to calculate the following improper integral using Laplace and transforms (and laplace transforms only). $$\int_0^{\infty} x e^{-3x} \sin{x}\, dx$$ I propose the following method. I plan to ...
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### Bilateral Laplace transform

My knowledge of Bilateral Laplace transform is less. Here are the few questions I need answer. What is the condition for existence of bilateral Laplace transform? How is the condition for existence ...
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### Smoothness of Fourier transform of $\frac{1}{|x|^p}$

Consider the "function" (more precisely it is a tempered distribution) given by $f : \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$, $f(x) = \frac{1}{|x|^p}$, where $0 < p < n$. It can be calculated that the ...
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### Example for finite dimensional analog of integral transforms

I understand that integral transforms are generalisations of the dot product of functions that could be interpreted as infinite dimensional vectors. The most significant advantage then is that ...
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### Why does it seem I can't apply the Radon transform to the Helmholtz equation?

Say we a function $u$ and a bounded region $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2$, such that $(\Delta+\lambda)u = 0$ everywhere, and $u=0$ on the boundary. We extend it to the entire plane by defining $u=0$ ...
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### Contradiction in inverse Laplace transform problem with Mellin's inverse formula?

Let say we have to solve a given differential equation $$ty''+y'+ty=0$$ $$y(0)=1,\ y'(0)=0$$ (which is Bessel equation with the solution $y=J_0 (t)$, of course) with the Laplace transform. Then we ...
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### Delta function with imaginary argument

We have an integral representation for the Dirac delta function as $\delta(x) = \frac{1}{2\pi} \int_{-\infty}^\infty dk e^{ikx}$ . On the other hand, we have for delta function the property: ...
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### fancy about some properties of kernel functions at infinity

Consider the two common types of kernel functions $\sum\limits_{t=a}^bf(t)K(x,t)$ and $\int_a^bf(t)K(x,t)~dt$ , prove whether the following properties are correct or not: $1.$ If $K(x,t)$ is bounded ...
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### What is the difference between resolvent kernel and iterative kernel of an integral equation?

As we have different methods to find resolvent kernel, which is more suitable among all those methods? And what is the difference between resolvent and iterative kernels?
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### 2 dimensional Fourier transform integral

I'm trying to calculate the 2D fourier transform of this function: $$\frac{1}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{3/2}}$$ I only want to do the fourier transform for x and y (and leave z as it is). So far, I've tried ...
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### calculate $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \cos(at) e^{-bt^2} dt$

Could someone please help me to calculate the integral of: $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \cos (at) e^{-bt^2} dt.$$ a and b both real, b>0. I have tried integration by parts, but I can't seem to ...
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