Questions on periodic functions, functions $f(x)$ that satisfy the identity $f(x+c)=f(x)$, for some nonzero $c$.

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Application for interpolating periodic B-spline

I need to draw a cubic C^2 continous, closed (periodic boundary conditions) B-spline which should interpolate a set of control points. If possible it would be great if I could specify the knot vector. ...
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Proof behind why the multiplication of two discrete time periodic sequences (with the same period) is periodic.

Given two periodic sequences $x[n]$ and $y[n]$ with the same fundamental period $N$, it is intuitive that their multiplication is also a periodic sequence with period $N$. This stems from the fact ...
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Order of distribution of the zeros of the interference function of periodic oscillations?

Given a finite (or an infinite) number of periodic oscillations of different shapes but even functions, along the abscissa $x∈R$, every such periodic oscialltion may cross on some zero points the ...
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Riemann Integrals and Periodic Functions

Consider the following result, where integrals are, say, Riemann integrals: Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ be a periodic function of period $L$. Then for all $a\in\mathbb{R}$ $$ ...
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If $f\in C[0,2\pi]$ and $f(0)=f(2\pi)$ then $f(\theta)=f(\theta+\pi)$ for some $\theta\,\in\,(0,\pi)$?

If $f\in C[0,2\pi]$ and $f(0)=f(2\pi)$ then $f(\theta)=f(\theta+\pi)$ for some $\theta\,\in\,(0,\pi)$? Intuitively I think it's wrong, but I failed to come up with a single counterexample. Can ...
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On the existence of a positive fundamental period

A function $f$ has period $t$ if for all $x$ in the domain it is true that $f(x+t) = f(x)$. A function is called periodic if it has (at least one) period. Take any periodic function $f$ -periodicity ...
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If $f(z)$ is real periodic and $g(z)$ is complex periodic , Can $g(z+f(z))$ be periodic?

Let $A$ be a nonzero real number and let $B$ be a nonreal complex number. Let $z$ be a complex number. Let $f(z)$ and $g(z)$ be non-constant functions defined for all complex numbers $z$ and satisfy ...
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Determining Period From A Graph

I'm having trouble understanding what exactly the period is in a graph. My understanding is that the period is horizontal distance between 2 curves in the graph. Like in the following picture which ...
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Verifying if system has periodic solutions

Given the following system $\dot{x} = y$ $\dot{y} = y(9-x^2-2y^2) - x$ verify whether it has periodic solutions and if so are they attracting or repelling. I thought: The critical points or fixed ...
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How do I determine if the following function is periodic?

A question in my textbook asks me to determine if the function $f(x)=\cos(3x)+\sin(x)$ is periodic. I do not believe this to be the case as the arguments of sine and cosine are different and as such ...
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Showing a second-order ordinary differential equation has periodic orbits

Is it possible to show that $x''(t)-x'(t)²+x(t)²-x(t)=0$ has at least a periodic orbit? I've made it a system by setting $y=x'$ and get $x'=y; y'=y²-x²+x$. I'm asking the question because I find a ...
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Are there periodic functions without a smallest period?

The Wikipedia page for periodic functions states that the smallest positive period $P$ of a function is called the fundamental period of the function (if it exists). I was intrigued by the condition ...
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integral of periodic function with interval to integrate outside definition of function

So the task is to integrate $${\frac{1}T}\int_0^{2\pi}tf(t)\,dt$$ where $T=2\pi$ and $$f(t) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} -t^2 & \quad -\pi < t < 0, \\ t^2 ...
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Funny problem. How to average over periodic numbers

I'm want to calculate the average day and respective month that a specific event happens in a sample of countries. So for each country I have the date (one per year) of the particular event. Now my ...
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What function does this trigonometric series represent?

I wonder what known function does this trigonometric series represent? $$ f(x)=\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{1}{k^{3/2}}\sin{(kx)} $$ with $$ -\pi\le x\le \pi $$ and $$ f(x)=f(x+2\pi) $$ And how is it ...
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Car traveling on a bumpy road (ODE)

The suspension system of a car traveling on a bumpy road has a stiffness of $k = 5\times 10^6$ N/m and the effective mass of the car on the suspension is $m = 750$ kg. The road bumps can be considered ...
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If $f(x-1) +f(x+3) = f(x+1)+ f(x+5)$, find the period of $f(x)$.

I have an assignment full of questions like these, and I know that using some suitable substitution like replacing $x$ with $(x-1)$ and simplyifying it, I will be able to arrive at a stage where the ...
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Is the potential of a periodic conservative field periodic?

Let $Y = [0,1]^3$ and consider a conservative vector field $F$. Denote its scalar potential by $\varphi$, i.e. $$ \nabla \varphi = F. $$ If $\varphi$ is $Y$-periodic it is clear that $F$ is periodic, ...
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What function(s) satisifies $f(\theta)=-f(\theta+2 \pi )$?

This may be a trivial question, but perhaps someone can give a detailed answer. I'm looking for a periodic function that satisfies $$f(\theta)=-f(\theta+2\pi)$$ where $\theta$ is an angle in radians. ...
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Formal solution needed to question that looks too easy to be true about the Gauss map

Using the itineraries of the Gauss map write the continued fraction expansion of the number $0 \leqslant \alpha \leqslant 1$ such that $$\displaystyle \alpha = \dfrac{1}{4+\dfrac{1}{3+\alpha}}$$ I ...
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Quadratic Irrationality of the Periodic points of the Gauss map

If $G:[0,1] \rightarrow [0,1]$ is the Gauss map which is defined as $$G(x) = \left\{\frac{1}{x}\right\} = \frac{1}{x} - \left\lfloor\frac{1}{x}\right\rfloor,$$ show that if $x$ is periodic of order ...
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Create a sine function to model the displacement,

When doing another experiment involving a swinging pendulum it was found that the pendulum did 48 complete swings per minute. The distance between the extreme positions of the pendulum was 6.7cm. ...
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Proving the equality of a sum and integral.

Taken from Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis text: Suppose $f$ is a continuous function on $\mathbb{R}^1$ with period $1$. Prove that $\displaystyle\lim_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N}\sum_{n=1}^N f(n\alpha) ...
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Minimum number of periods to determine periodicity

Is there a minimum window window length to determine true periodicity with a given estimated period. For example, if the same event is tested for every second and is observed twice at times 1 minute ...
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If $f$ and $g$ are periodic functions, is $g \circ f$ periodic?

If $f$ and $g$ are periodic functions, is $g \circ f$ periodic? If it is, what is the period? So I know: $f(x) = f(x + T), T \in R$ $g(x) = g(x + P), P \in R$ I have this question for my homework. ...
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Proving a function $f(x + T)=k\;f(x)$ satisfies $f(x)=a^x g(x)$ for periodical $g$

I need to prove the following: If a function $\,f$ satisfies $$f(x+T)=k\;f(x), \forall x \in \mathbb R$$ for some $k \in \mathbb N$ and $T > 0$, prove that $\,f$ can be written as ...
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Detecting sinus with unknown period

I have some signal source, that can be in one of two states -- it is either emitting constant value 1.0 or oscillating in the way very close to sinus function from ...
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Is sin(1/x) periodic?with what period time? [closed]

Is sin(1/x) periodic? with what period time?
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Did I find the period of $\sqrt{1-\sin^2x}$ correctly?

$f(x)=\sqrt{1-\sin^2x} = \sqrt{\cos^2x} = \vert \cos x\vert$, period is $\pi$. Is this a correct way to find the period of this function? Can I just state that the period of $\vert\cos x\vert$ is ...
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How to find the period of the function $f(x)= 1/(2+cos(3x))$

I'm supposed to determine whether this function $$f(x)= \frac{1}{2+\cos(3x)}$$ is periodic or not, and find the period if it is periodic. According to my calculator the period is $2π/3$ but I don't ...
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determine if a function is periodic

Let $f$ be a continuous and integrable function on $[a,b]$ such that $$\int_a^b f(x)\,\mathrm{d}x = 2$$ and for every $t_1,t_2$ such that $\displaystyle t_2 -t_1 = \frac{b-a}2$ ...
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Periodic Points and One Dimensional Maps Homework Help

Let f be the tripling map $f(x)=3x\mod(1)$. I need to make a table that includes the following for $n\le6$: number of points in Fix($f^n$), number of points in Fix($f^n$) of lower period, number of ...
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How to determine the orbits of points under the tripling map $f(x)=3x\bmod 1$?

Let $f$ be the tripling map $f(x) = 3x \mod(1)$. Determine the complete orbit of the points $\frac{1}{8}$ and $\frac{1}{72}$. Indicate whether each of these points is periodic, eventually periodic, or ...
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Non-trigonometric Continuous Periodic Functions

I've seen lots of examples of periodic functions, but they all have one thing in common: They all involve at least one trigonometric term (e.g. $\sin\theta$, $\cos\theta$, etc.). My question is ...
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Period of two equal functions

I'm dealing with a problem here. We know that two functions are the same if they have the same domain and codomain. Let's say we have given the functions $f$ ang $g$ where ...
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Is a horizontal line considered periodic? [duplicate]

Given the following definition of a periodic function: $$\exists P, P > 0, f(x + P) = f(x)$$ It is possible to argue that $f(x)=k$ ($k$ being a constant) is a periodic function, since you can ...
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In what sense is a function on a circle the same as a $2 \pi$ periodic function on $\mathbb{R}$?

I was reading the appendix of Elias M Stein's Fourier Analysis and before proving the approximation lemma the author mentions the following Recall that a function on a circle is the same as a $2 ...
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period of cubic trigonometric functions

Can anybody explain how you would find the period of cubic trigonometric function. so I need to find the period of $f(x)=\sin^2\left(\frac{x}{3}\right)$. So I have began the question by finding the ...
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The periods of the Weierstrass function $\wp(z)$

Is it true that the periods $\omega_1$, $\omega_2$ of $\wp(z)$ are $\omega_1 = 4K$ and $\omega_2 = 4iK'$, respectively? Here, $K = K(k)$ is the complete elliptic integral of the first kind, and $K' = ...
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Reversing the process of taking the “sine of an arbitrary shape”

I'm sure we've all seen images such as the following, from wikipedia: link. They give us some nice intuition on what the sine and cosine functions are. Some people may also have seen images such as ...
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Determining if a sum of trig functions is periodic

Given the discrete-time function $f[n] = 2\cos(\frac{\pi}{4}n) + \sin(\frac{\pi}{8}n) - 2\cos(\frac{\pi}{2}n + \frac{\pi}{6})$ How can I show that the function is periodic? I know that a discrete ...
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Finding Principale period of $\cos$ function

Find principle period of $3\cos (2x-3)$. Today I have learned about principle period of various trigonometric function. I know that principle period of cos is $2 \pi$. Please someone can help me ...
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Find the values of $f(0)$, $f(4)$, $f(6)$ and $f(18)$

A function $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is such that $f(2)=2$ and $$f(x+1)+f(x-1)=\sqrt{3}f(x) \tag{1}.$$ Find the values of $f(0)$, $f(4)$, $f(6)$ and $f(18)$. My approach: replace $x$ ...
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How to determine the periods of a periodic function?

I am aware of the other similar questions but was not able to figure out what I want to know from those question thus posting it here. Given a periodic function $f(x)=sin(x)$, Why is the period ...
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Principal period of $\sin\frac{3x}{4}+\cos\frac{2x}{5}$ [duplicate]

Find the principal period of $$\sin\frac{3x}{4}+\cos\frac{2x}{5}$$ It was easy to find principle when single trigonometric function is given, but i don't know how to find principal period of sum of ...
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Differential Equation and periodicity

Let $f\in C^0(\Bbb{R},\Bbb{R})$. Show that the equation $y''+2y'+2y=f \tag{E}$ has at most one periodic solution. I can solve the equation $y''+2y'+2y=0$ but I am not sure it's useful here. ...
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Prove that $\sin(\sqrt x)$ not periodic

$\sin\sqrt x$ is not a periodic function. How can one prove this?
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Finding the equation for a (inverted) cycloid given two points

If I have two points on a Cartesian plane, and I know that they are connected by a cycloid, then how do I find the equation for that cycloid? For background information, I have been playing around ...
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Proof of Weierstrass' second theorem using the Fejér operator

Weierstrass' second theorem states the following: Let $f$ be a real continuous $2\pi$-periodic function (write $f\in C_{2\pi}$). Then for all $\epsilon>0$ there exists a trigonometric polynomial ...
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Making a function periodic

This might not be the best place to ask this question, but here it goes... I'm creating a game and need 3D sea waves. Since it's for mobiles, there's no time to generate entire screen worth of waves ...