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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Laplace, Legendre, Fourier, Hankel, Mellin, Hilbert, Borel, Z…: unified treatment of transforms?

I understand "transform methods" as recipes, but beyond this they are a big mystery to me. There are two aspects of them I find bewildering. One is the sheer multiplicity of such transforms. Is ...
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To evaluate $\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{\;\mathrm dx}{\sqrt[3]{x^3+a^3}\sqrt[3]{x^3+b^3}\sqrt[3]{x^3+c^3}}$

$$f(a,b)=\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{\;\mathrm dx}{\sqrt{x^2+a^2}\sqrt{x^2+b^2}}$$ To use Landen's transformation $$f(a,b)=\int_0^{+\infty} \frac{\;\mathrm ...
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Why do engineers use the Z-transform and mathematicians use generating functions?

For a (complex valued) sequence $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ there is the associated generating function $$ f(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nz^n$$ and the $z$-Transform $$ Z(a)(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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Laplace transformations for dummies

Is there a simple explanation of what the Laplace transformation 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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Does a Fourier transformation on a (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold make sense?

the Fourier transformation of a scalar function with respect to one variable might be defined as $\mathcal{F}\left[w\right](\omega )\equiv ...
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Is Fourier transform characterized by its diagonalization properties?

Let us fix the following convention for the Fourier transform in $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ space: $$\hat{f}(\xi)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)\, e^{-2\pi i x\xi}\, dx.$$ We then have the following properties: ...
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A particular case of Truesdell's unified theory of special functions

I'm reading through Clifford Truesdell's "An essay toward a unified theory of special functions", Princeton Univ. Press, 1948. All his exposition is based on the functional equation ...
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Image of closed ball under degenerate integral operator is a closed set

I will be putting a bounty on this problem as soon as it lets me. For those who want to understand where the problem came from I encourage reading the edits, as I cut out several failed attempts and ...
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Are Laplace Transforms a Special Case of Fourier Transforms?

A Laplace Transform is based on the integral: $F(\xi) = \int_0^{\infty} f(x) e^ {-\xi x}\,dx.$ In a roundabout way, a Fourier transform can get to $\hat{f}(\xi) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x)\ e^{- ...
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Fourier series is to Fourier transform what Laurent series is to …?

Since the coefficients $$a_k = \frac1{2\pi i}\oint_C\frac{f(z)}{(z-c)^{k+1}}\,dz$$ for the Laurent series $$f(z)\Big|_{r\le|z|\le R} = \sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty}a_k\cdot(z-c)^k $$ of a function ...
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What's the connection between the Laplace transform and the Fourier transform?

Both the Laplace transform and the Fourier transform in some sense decode the "spectrum" of a function. The Laplace transform gives a power-series decomposition whereas the Fourier transform gives a ...
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Mellin transform of digamma function

what is the Mellin trasnform of the Digamma function ?? from Ramanujan master theorem http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RamanujansMasterTheorem.html y believe it should be equal to $$ ...
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Fourier transform using principal value

Can anyone help me compute the Fourier transform of $ 1/|x|^{n-\alpha} $ in $\mathbb{R}^n $ where $ 0 < \alpha < n $ ? Somehow it becomes the principal value of $ 1/|x|^\alpha $ which I can't ...
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Meaning of polynomially bounded

I am currently reading through some lecture notes on Fourier Transform and Distributions on my own, and came upon the notion of a polynomially bounded function. I am not sure I understand this ...
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Evaluate $\int\limits_{\mathbb{R}^2} \frac{e^{i \langle \xi, x \rangle} d\xi}{ \langle\xi,\theta\rangle}$

The task is to evalute $$ \int\limits_{\mathbb{R}^2} \frac{e^{i \langle \xi, x \rangle} d\xi}{ \langle\xi,\theta\rangle}, \;\;\; \theta \in \mathbb{C}^2 \setminus ( \mathbb{S}^1 \cup \left\{ 0 ...
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Where to submit a small work of applied math written by a physicist?

Working in physics, I recently discovered a mathematical identity useful to solve a particular partial differential equation. Using the same idea, I found several other identities but I do not know ...
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Usage of inverse Laplace transform

At my current study level in college, use of inverse Laplace transform is not mentioned well - textbooks say "use tables." So, can anyone show me how to use inverse Lapalce transform? And also proof? ...
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Mellin Transform of the floor function

I have from integral transform tables that: $$\operatorname{Mellin}(\lfloor x\rfloor) = -\dfrac{\zeta(-z)}{z},\quad \operatorname{Re}(z)<-1$$ How can this be proved?
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Bessel function integral and Mellin transform

Gradshteyn&Ryzhik 6.635.3 provides the following integral, with the usual constraints on $\nu,\alpha,\beta$, $$\int\limits_0^\infty \exp\left(-\frac{\alpha}{x}-\beta x\right)J_\nu(\gamma ...
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Stieltjes Transform

Stieltjes transform for a distribution $F(x)$ is defined as $$m(z)=\int \frac{dF(x)}{x−z}$$ where z is complex with positive imaginary parts and $F(x)$ is a distribution function. Basically, I am ...
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Integral transforms and uncertainty products

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is well-studied and has become a bit of a pop science phenomenon due to its widespread implications in quantum mechanics. (Though interpretations are often ...
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How fast does the function $\displaystyle f(x)=\lim_{\epsilon\to0}\int_\epsilon^{\infty} \dfrac{e^{xt}}{t^t} \, dt $ grow?

Let $x$ be a positive real number and $f(x):=\lim_{\epsilon\to0}\int_\epsilon^{\infty} \dfrac{e^{xt}}{t^t} \, dt $. How fast does this function grow ? In other words can we find a good asymptote for ...
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Qualitative interpretation of Hilbert transform

the well-known Kramers-Kronig relations state that for a function satisfying certain conditions, its imaginary part is the Hilbert transform of its real part. This often comes up in physics, where ...
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Change of variables Double integral

I have $$\iint_A \frac{1}{(x^2+y^2)^2}\,dx\,dy.$$ $A$ is bounded by the conditions $x^2 + y^2 \leq 1$ and $x+y \geq 1$. I initially thought to make the switch the polar coordinates, but the line ...
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integral transforms: why do roots in frequency domain correspond to eigenvalues in time domain (and how does it help solve differential equations)?

In Wikipedia you can read about integral transforms, esp. the Laplace transform which maps a differential equation in the time domain into a polynomial equation in the complex frequency domain: ...
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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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Convolution square root of $\delta $

I want to somehow classify the distributional solutions of the equation $$ f \ast f = \delta $$ where $\delta = \delta _0$ is the Dirac delta distribution. Clearly, by Fourier transformation, we ...
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Hilbert transform and Fourier transform

Assume the following relationship between the Hilbert and Fourier transforms: $$ \mathcal{H}(f) = {\mathcal{F}^{-1}}(-i ~ \text{sgn}(\cdot) \cdot \mathcal{F}(f)), $$ where $ \displaystyle ...
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Computation of the fourier transformation of a function with a matrix

I want to compute the Fourier transformation of the following function: \begin{align} f:& \mathbb R^n \rightarrow \mathbb R \\ & x \mapsto \exp(-\left<Ax,x\right>) \end{align} where ...
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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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Laplace transform of $[f''[x]]^n$

Can anyone help me get this Laplace transform, $$ L[(f''(x))^n] $$ where $f'(0)=0$ and $f''(0)=0$ and $n$ is power of $$f''(x)$$?
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A Parseval-like theorem for Mellin transforms

A particular case of Parseval's theorem for Fourier transforms says that if $f$ is square integrable on $\mathbb{R}$, then $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} |f(t)|^{2} \ dt = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} ...
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Continuous version of the Möbius inversion theorem

Is there a continuous version of Möbius Inversion. Essentially, using integrals instead of sums.
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Is the Mellin transform useful to solve differential equations?

The Mellin transform is defined as: $$F(\mu)=\int_0^\infty f(x)x^{\mu-1}dx$$ The derivative of the Mellin transform is: $$F'(\mu)=-(\mu-1)F(\mu-1)$$ Applying this property, for example to the Bessel ...
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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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A convolution like integral equation

I would like to solve the following integral equation for $g(z)$. $$\int_z^\infty g(\zeta)(\zeta-z)^{\alpha-1} d\zeta = e^{-bz}, \tag{1}$$ where $\alpha$ and $b$ are constants. I would also like to ...
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An inequality involving arctan of complex argument

I have the following conjecture: \begin{equation} \text{Re}\left[(1+\text{i}y)\arctan\left(\frac{t}{1+\text{i}y}\right)\right] \ge \arctan(t), \qquad \forall y,t\ge0. \end{equation} Which seems to be ...
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Fourier, Laplace, … and other Integral-transformations

I know Laplace, Fourier and Mellin-Transformation. Is there a general theory of transformations? My main interest is about classification of transformations satisfying specified properties like ...
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Mellin Transform of $\sin$

Can one show that the following integral converges on $-1<\Re s < 1$ and define holomorphic function of $s$? $$\int_0^\infty \sin(y) y^{s-1} dy$$ I've googled for a while, but I could not ...
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How to develop the Fourier Transform in my mind now that I know the Fourier Seires?

I know that we can represent some function $f$ in this way: $$f(t) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\cos\left(\frac{n\pi t}{L}\right) + \sum_{n=1}^\infty b_n\sin\left(\frac{n\pi t}{L}\right)$$ ...
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Involutive fourier transform

The writer here states I am introducing a viewpoint (the involutive convention) which makes the Fourier transform its own inverse (i.e., the Fourier transform so defined is an involution). ...
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Some properties of an analogue of the integral Fourier operator

Let $\phi(x,\theta)$ be an infinitely differentiable function in $X^2 = X \times X$, where $X = \mathop{\mathsf{int}}\mathbb{R}^n_{+}$, and let$\phi(\lambda x, \theta) = \phi(x,\lambda \theta) = ...
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Do kernel functions of integral transforms have any special properties?

From the Wikipedia page on integral transforms, it states that: ...an integral transform is any transform $T$ of the following form: $$ (Tf)(u)=\int^{t_2}_{t_1}K(t,u)f(t)dt $$ ...There are ...
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Relationship Between The Z-Transform And The Laplace Transform

Below I've quoted Wikipedia's entry that relates the Z-Transform to the Laplace Transform. The part I don't understand is $z \ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ e^{s T}$; I thought $z$ was actually an ...
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Series of nested integrals

I'm trying to calculate the following series of nested integrals with $\varepsilon(t)$ being a real function. $$\sigma = 1 + \int_{t_0}^t\mathrm dt_1 \, \varepsilon(t_1) + \int_{t_0}^t\mathrm dt_1 ...
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Comparison of different types of integral transforms

I was wondering why we have both Laplace transform and Fourier transform, instead of just one? why we have both generating function and Z transform, instead of just one? In other words, in each ...
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Bessel function integral

How to solve the integral for $J_1{(2x\sin{\frac{\theta}{2}})}$ at $[0,\pi]$? If solving by Matlab, please provide me the source. Thank you!
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Series around $s=1$ for an integral

Consider the function $$F(s)=\int_{1}^{\infty}\frac{\text{Li}(x)}{x^{s+1}}dx$$ where $\text{Li}(x)=\int_2^x \frac{1}{\log t}dt$ is the logarithmic integral. What is the series expansion around $s=1$? ...
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What exactly is the Probability Integral Transform?

I've been going back over my notes from Stats class and came across the Probability Integral Transform. From my limited understanding, the basic idea is that from a cdf in terms of one variable, can ...