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

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number of zeros of complex waves

Does anybody know about any type of methods how to calucalte/estimate the number of the zeros of complex waves (periodic functions as superposition of many harmonic waves) within a given period [0,x] ...
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Finding period of a function? Am I doing something wrong?

I need to find the period of the function $$\large{\frac{\sin (\sin {nx})}{\tan{\frac{x}{n}}}}$$. According to me, the period of $\sin (\sin (nx))$ should be $\large{\frac{2\pi}{n}}$ and the period ...
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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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Differential Equation has a unique solution periodic

Let $A(t)$ continuous and periodic of period $S$ in $\mathbb{R}$. Suppose $x' = Ax$ has $\varphi \equiv 0$ as the only periodic solution of period $S$. Show that there exists $\delta> 0$ such that ...
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Integration of nontrivial trigonometric functions

First an example which I know how to solve. If we have the following integral $$\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}\frac{1}{1+3~\cos^2(t)}dt$$ there is a very practical way to evaluate it by interpreting it as some ...
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Solving differential equation with Fourier-series-inhomogenity

Let $\lambda$ be a real number , $(c_k)$ a complex sequence with $\mid c_k \mid \leq C(1+\mid k \mid)^{-2}$ for all k with a constant $C \geq 0 $. Find all periodic, two times differentiable ...
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Periodicity of a sum of periodic functions?

The sum of two periodic functions is periodic if: a) Both periodic functions are continuous b) If the ratio of their fundamental periods is rational Can someone explain why the first ...
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When does a linear map become the identify map?

My question is about a linear map defined on the set of smooth periodic functions. Precisely, let $C$ be the set of infinitely many times continuously differentiable and $2\pi$ periodic functions, ...
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Find the fundamental period

How do I find the fundamental period of this function? $$y = \sin x + \cos(1,01x)$$ I know that the fundamental period of $\sin x$ is $2\pi$ and the fundamental period of $cos(1,01x)$ is ...
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Is it Possible to represent $f(x) =\arctan(x)$ as a fourier series ? Why?

Is it Possible to represent $f(x) =\arctan(x)$ as a fourier series ? Why ?
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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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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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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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Periodic Solution of Riccati Equation

I want to know for which condition on "$a$" and "$k$", i.e. for which function of $a(k)$, the following Riccati equation, with the initial condition $u(0)=ia$ ($i^2=-1$), have periodic solution with ...
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Periodic Laplace transform

Here's the questions and the graph I've been struggling with this since Thursday and this is due today. I need help on problems a and b. For a, the question is: "Write $f(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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Does weak convergence (of a periodic function) imply weak-* convergence for the derivative?

Lets assume we have $b(x,t) \in L^\infty$ periodic in x and $\frac{db}{dt} \in L^{p}, p\in\mathbb{N}$. $b(x,t)$ converges weakly to an $f(t)=\int b(x,t)dx \in L^q$ for all $1<q<\infty$. ...
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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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Fourier Series problem

Suppose you are given the following information about a continuous-time periodic signal, $x(t)$, with period $6$ and its Fourier series coefficients $(a_k)$, (1)-(4). Using the synthesis equation, ...
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How to check periodicity of $f(t)$ using samples

Suppose that we know that signal $f(t)$ is $T_1$-periodic. Let $f_1 = 1/T_1$. But we want to know whether signal is $T_2$-periodic also. Let $f_2 = 1/T_2$, and $f_2$ is positive integer multiples of ...
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Existence of periodic orbits (non-linear systems)

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Use the Poincaré-Bendixson's criterion to show that the system has a periodic orbit $$ \dot{x}_1 =x_2 \\ \dot{x}_2=-x_1+x_2-2(x_1+2x_2)x_2^2 $$ The unique ...
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Find what values of 'b' have bounded solution(differential equation)?

$y′′ + b^2{y} = f(t)$ $ f(t) = t$ for $0 < t < 2\pi$ ($2\pi$ periodic sawtooth wave) This is my solution to the differential equation. $y(t) = C_1\cos(bt) + C_2\sin(bt) + b^{-3}\left(bt - ...
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period of the sum and the product of sin(ax) and cos(bx)

Take the function f(x)=sin(ax)cos(bx) , with a,b>0 . We know that the fundamental period of sin(ax) is p= 2π/a and the fundamental period of cos(bx) is q=2π/b. Suppose there are positive integer n ...
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Ode with Piecewise function

We can write this $$12x"+36x'+48x=f(t)$$ my main problem is how to solve this non-homogeneous ODE I know how to do this as 2 different ode unfortunately its not in a syllabus which doesn't use ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Periodic solutions to Riccati equations

Suppose $\alpha, L>0.$ Under what conditions (between $\alpha, L$) the Riccati equation $d\Phi/dz=2i[\Phi(z)^2+\alpha Cos(2\pi z/L)\Phi(z)+1]$ can have a periodic solution with period $L$ (under ...
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Definite Integral of Periodic Function Multiplied by another Function

For one part of a problem I am working on, I am trying to show that $y'(t) \geq 1$ for all $t \geq 0$ when $y'= 1- \int^t_0 g(s)y(s) ds$ When $g(t)$ is periodic, $g(t) <0$ for all $t$, and ...
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Help with the system of 13 equations

Homework from electronics class, but since it looks like a math problem to me i decided to look for help here. I am given this composite periodic signal that has 6 harmonics: ...
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Solutions for ODE with periodic B.C.

I have the following ODE $$-u(x)''=f(x) \qquad u:[0,1)$$ It is smooth and 1-periodic. Assume that I have a solution u(x). How do I prove that: $$u(x)= u(x)+c \quad c \in \mathbb{R} $$ is also a ...
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Triangulation in periodically repeated 3D box

I have a set of points in a 3D box (rectangular parallelepiped), which is periodically repeated out of two its opposite sides. How do I find the Delaunay triangulation for this set of points? Here is ...
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Is there a generic approach to Generating Function of periodic sequences?

Recently I read on wiki (see here): "Any periodic sequence can be constructed by element-wise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of periodic sequences consisting of zeros and ones." ...
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Solving a Forced Oscillations Differential Equation Problem

A building consists of two floors. The fi rst floor is attached rigidly to the ground, and the second floor is of mass m = 1000 slugs (fps units) and weighs 16 tons (32,000 lb). The elastic frame of ...
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Inequalities of integrals of periodic functions

I have a function that has a shape similar to $\sin(x)^2$ (could be periodic extensions of $(x/(\pi/2))^2$ defined between $-\pi/2$ to $\pi/2$ for example). Let's call it $g(x)$. I want to show that ...
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sum of periodic function which eventually vanish

It is known that : If $\lim_{x \to \infty} \sum_{i=1}^n f_i(x)=0$ and $f_i$ are real-valued periodic function, then $\sum_{i=1}^n f_i(x)=0$ for all $x \in \mathbb{R}$. We can solve this problem by ...
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Asymptotic order of some sums with the Fourier coefficients

Given $f\in C^{w}[0,1]$ with periodic conditions $f(0)^{(j)}=f(1)^{(j)},\ j=0,\dots, w-1$ and its Fourier series are $f(x)=\sum_{l}f_{i}\exp(2\pi ix)$. I need to find the asymptotic order of errors ...
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Maximum period-length in decimal chain-addition?

Decimal chain-addition $^*$ takes a finite initial "seed" string of decimal digits, say $x_1x_2...x_n$, and defines an infinite periodic string $x_1x_2...x_n...$ by iterating the following rewrite ...
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Is this function $2\pi$-periodic?

If I construct $$G(x) =\sum_{1}^{\infty} g(x +2n\pi),$$ does this make $G(x)$ $2\pi$-periodic? My understanding is that if $G(x)$ were now $2\pi$-periodic, then that means $G(x) = G(x + 2\pi$) = G(x ...
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Show a function is periodic and find the period

Let $x(t)$ be a continuous signal, and $\hat x(u)$ be the fourier transform of $x(t)$. We define $\sigma_T(u)=\frac{1}{T}\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\hat x(u-\frac{n}{T})$ Show that $\sigma_T$ is ...
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What is the nomenclature for the repeating part of a curve with n-repeating-peaks?

Below is a Google Trends search for "past papers", notice the curve has repeating portions where each repeat has three peaks at different levels. I want to know what the technical name of such a ...
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How to write a periodic function expression from a piece of another function

How can I write a periodic function expression from a piece of another defined function?, e.g., how to write a periodic function using the piece of the function $f(x) = x^2$ in the interval $[-L,L]$. ...
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Laplace problem with elliptic BC - FINITE DIFFERENCES

I am experiencing some trouble in solving the problem $u-\Delta u = f$ with periodic boundary conditions. First question: Is the problem always solvable? If I am not mistaken $-\Delta u = f$ ...
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Periodic Function With A Given Functional Equation

Let $f$ be a real valued function defined for all real numbers $x$ such that for some positive constant '$a$' the equation $f(x+a)=1/2+\sqrt{f(x)-(f(x))^2}$ holds for all $x$. Then prove that $f$ is ...
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Finding the period of the function

My question is as follows:- Find the trigonometric interpolant $ \bar{f}(x)$ for $f(x)= \frac{\pi}{x+3\pi}$ and $n=1$. Thant is, find coefficients $c_{-1}, c_0 ,c_1$ such that ...
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Properties of periodic solutions of nonlinear ODE system

Assume you have a complicated nonlinear ODE system with some parameter $p$. Numerical simulations of the system show, that for any initial conditions and $p$, the solution tends to a periodic function ...
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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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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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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 ...