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

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Period of the sum/product of two functions

Suppose that period of $f(x)=T$ and period of $g(x)=S$, I am interested what is a period of $f(x) g(x)$? period of $f(x)+g(x)$? What I have tried is to search in internet, and found following link ...
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The difference between two periodic functions converges to zero, is this two functions identical?

If $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are two periodic functions, that is, $f(x+T_1)=f(x)$ and $g(x+T_2)=g(x)$ for every $x \in R$. Now that $lim_{x\to\infty}(f(x)-g(x))=0$. Conjecture: $f(x) \equiv g(x)$.
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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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What is the periodicity of the function $\sin(ax) \cos(bx)$ where $a$ and $b$ are rationals?

So, I have a general question first. What happens to the periodicity when we multiply two periodic trig functions with one another ? The next one is very specific, what is the period of the function ...
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Prove Parseval Identity for $f \in C(\Bbb T) 2\pi$ periodic continuous functions

Question: Prove Parseval Identity for $f \in C(\Bbb T) $ $2\pi$ periodic continuous functions $$ \frac{1}{2 \pi} \int_{-\pi}^\pi |f(x)|^2 dx =\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty |\hat f(n)|^2 $$ Thoughts: We ...
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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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Sum of two periodic functions is periodic?

I have following paragraph taken from the Stanford's study material. Question: Is the sum of two periodic functions periodic? Answer: I guess the answer is no if you are Mathematician, yes ...
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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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Do there exist periodic fractals $A_f$ of this type?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Meromorphic here means meromorphic on all of the complex plane $C$. Lets define a fractal $A_f$ on the complex plane as the result of iterating a meromorphic function ...
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Does the phrase “instantaneous frequency” make sense?

I had always thought of time and frequency as being two different (yet complete) descriptions of the same system, so to me, the phrase "instantaneous frequency" didn't make sense -- frequency is a ...
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Are sin and cos the only continuous and infinitely differentiable periodic functions we have?

Sin and cos are everywhere continuous and infinitely differentiable. Those are nice properties to have. They come from the unit circle. It seems there's no other periodic function that is also ...
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Is there exact formula that returns minimal period of a periodic function?

Is there exact formula that returns minimal period of a periodic analytic function? For constant it should return 0, for non-periodic functions - infinity. I only came to the following but it ...
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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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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 ...
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Period of sum of sinusoids

Say I have a sum of two sinusoids like so: $$ Acos(xt+\phi) + Bcos(yt+\delta) $$ How would I find the period? I know that for just one sinusoid the period would be: $$ Acos(xt+\phi) $$ $$ T = 2\pi/x ...
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Non uniform continuity of a function and almost periodicity

We say that a continuous function $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ is almost periodic in the sense of Bohr if: For every sequence $(t'_n)_{n\geq0}$, there's a sub-sequence $(t_n)_{n\geq0}$ such that ...
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What can be said about a function that is odd (or even) with respect to two distinct points?

This question is a little open-ended, but suppose $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is odd with respect to two points; i.e. there exist $x_0$ and $x_1$ (and for simplicity, let's take $x_0 = 0$) such that ...
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Periodicity of a triginometric function

I have a trigonometric function and I'm interested to know whether or not it has a period. At this stage I'm fairly certain that it is not periodic. However, I don't know how to prove it. Can anyone ...
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Periodic sequence [duplicate]

$(x_n)_n$ is a sequence defined by the relation: $x_{n+2}=|x_{n+1}-x_{n-1}|$ for $n\geq1$ and $x_0,x_1,x_2$ are non-negative integers, not all three equal 0. I think this sequence is periodic, so here ...
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fundamental period

$f:\Bbb R\to \Bbb R$ is continous and nonconstant function. Let $p$ be a positive real number such that $f(x+p)=f(x) $ for all $x \in \Bbb R$ . Then there exitst $n\in\Bbb N$ such that ${p \over n ...
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How to effectively compute a periodic function?

I'm writing a program to compute a value of periodic function for any arbitrary large argument: $f(k) = (\sum_{n=1}^{2^k} n)\mod\ (10^9 + 7)$, where $n,k \in \mathbb{N} $ I know that $ f(k + P) = ...
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Period of $\sin(ax)+\cos(bx)$

Take the function $f(x)=\sin(ax)\cos(bx)$, with $a,b>0$. Suppose there are positive integer $p$ and $q$ such that $ap=bq=r$. Then $r$ is a period of $f$ but non always the shortest : for $f(x)= ...
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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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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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Function with oscillating frequency?

I'm looking for a function whose frequency oscillates around a certain value (say, oscillating between 440 Hz and 880 Hz, at a rate of 1 Hz -- i.e., its frequency goes up and down once per second, ...