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

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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 ...
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Why is the period of $f$, $\pi$?

I came across a problem, which asked to compute the period of the function $$f(x)=3^{\sec^2x-\tan^2 x}.$$ The answer provided was $\pi$. I don't get how.
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Oscillations about equilibrium for coupled differentail equations

I have the following system of equations: $$\begin{align} \frac{dX}{dt} &= 2Y-2\\ \frac{dY}{dt} &= 9X-X^3 \end{align}$$ I would like to study the property of solutions to this function about ...
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What's the difference between a cyclic and periodic function?

I've seen the words "cyclic" and "periodic" used to describe characteristics of a given function. What do they mean? I can't seem to find a difference. Wikipedia says a periodic function is one that ...
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Find the amplitude and period of the function. $y = 4 \sin(−6x)$

Do I factor the $-6$ out then divide $2π/-6$ to get the period?
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determine period of given signal

i would like to compute Fourier coefficients from given signal,and i have following picture i need to know period,just to make sure that i am not making mistake,period should be $\frac {T} {2}$ ...
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About the maximal interval of existence

Let $f:\mathbb R\times \mathbb R^n\longrightarrow\mathbb R^n$ be a continuous function such that there exists some $T\in\mathbb R$ with the following property: $$f(T+t,x)= f(t,x)\;\;\forall ...
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Is signal periodic? What is the period?

Below is the signal : $$ y[n] = \sin\left( \frac{6\pi}{7} n + 1 \right) $$ According to me the Fundamental period is $7/3$ but is the signal periodic? I think it should satisfy this $\sin(6(\pi/7)n ...
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Entire periodic $f(z)$ with more than 50 % of the derivatives $0$?

Im looking for a real-entire function $f(z)$ such that for any complex $z$ : $1) $$f(z+p) =f(z)$ With $p$ a nonzero real number. $2)$ $f(z)= 0 + a_1 z + a_2 z^2 + a_3 z^3 + ...$ where more than ...
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Define: Period & Fundamental Period

How period of a periodic function is different from its fundamental period? Distinction & similarity between period & fundamental period Authenticated definitions of period & fundamental ...
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Periodic continuous function which is integrable on $\mathbb{R}$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be a $T$-periodic function, that is $f(t+T)=f(t)$ for all $t\in \mathbb{R}$. Assume that $$\int_0^{+\infty}|f(s)|ds<+\infty.$$ Now if we assume in addition that ...
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Period of $\frac{\sin(Ny)}{sin y}$ with $N$ odd?

The function $$f(y) = \displaystyle \frac{\sin(Ny)}{\sin y}$$ is periodic with period $2 \pi$ in general. But tracing the graphic of that function for $N$ odd it seems that for $0 \leq x < \pi$ ...
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Cayley on “trivial transformations”

In his 1854 paper, "Deuxième mémoire sur les fonctions doublement périodiques" ("Second memoir on doubly periodic functions"), Cayley discusses (what we would today describe as) a certain class of ...
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A calculus problem

Question: Suppose that $u(x,t)$ is continuous, together with its first and second partial derivatives; suppose that $u$ and its first partial derivatives are periodic in $x$ of period $1,$ and ...
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How to find out the period of fractional part of x

I came across this solved example in a book, it says - Find the period of the function : $f(x)=\sin(4\pi x)+\{3x\}$, where $\{x\}$ denotes the fractional part of $x$. Now I know that if $f(x)$ is ...
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A system of $n$ equations , how does it behave for growing $n$?

I read about the system of $n$ equations in the link below. I wonder how it behaves for growing $n$. Does it converge ? http://math.eretrandre.org/tetrationforum/showthread.php?tid=889 Here it is ...
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Real-analytic periodic $f(z)$ that has more than 50 % of the derivatives positive?

Im looking for a real-analytic function $f(z)$ such that for any $z$ $1) $$f(z+p) =f(z)$ With $p$ a nonzero real number and where $z$ is close to , or onto the real line such that $z$ is in the ...
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Is there a relationship between a function's period and number of roots?

Let: $f(x,a,l)=\prod _{k=a}^l\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{k}\right)$ and $f(x,k)=\sin \left(\frac{\pi x}{k}\right)$ I came up with this equation to find the period $T(f(x,a,l))=2\,{{\pi }^{l-a+1} ...
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Promise of the hidden subgroup problem for $\mathbb{Z} mod 2$

I am going through the talk, Graph isomorphism, the hidden subgroup problem and identifying quantum states, by Pranab Sen. On slide 3, the promise of the problem is defined as follows. Here is the ...
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Approximate Periodic Function by shifting Basis Functions

Given a periodic "Target Function" $F(t)$ a set of $N$ periodic "Basis Functions" $B_i(t)$ of arbitrary shape All functions are defined on the same interval $T$. I am allowed to shift ...
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Period of hypocycloid

Hypocycloid is defined by the following parametric equations: $$x(\phi) = (a - b) \cos(\phi) + b \cos\big(\dfrac {a - b} b \phi\big)\\ y(\phi) = (a - b) \sin(\phi) - b \sin\big(\dfrac {a - b} b ...
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Hidden subgroup problem for $\mathbb{Z} mod 2$

The definition of the Hidden Subgroup Problem (HSP) is as follows (according to a lecture series by Pranab Sen), Let $G$ be a group, $S$ a set and $f : G \to S$ a function. We are given an ...