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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Identity theorem for $2\pi\mathrm i$ periodic function

Let $f$ be entire as well as real-valued along the lines $\operatorname{Im}(z)=0$ and $\operatorname{Im}(z)=\pi$. Show that $f$ is $2\pi\mathrm i$ periodic under these circumstances, that is $f(z+2\pi\...
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How does emergent oscillation appear in this animation of concentric circles?

I made this animation and I barely understand it. http://bl.ocks.org/tophtucker/500d2a010105cfcc87db It's a bunch of concentric circles with exclusion compositing. The radius of the ...
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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 $\frac{2\...
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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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Estimating pseudo-periodicity of signals

I have pressure data which are measured at a given point in a standing wave. These data(signals) are 'almost' sinusoidal in nature. Each cycle may slightly vary from the original signal i.e the ...
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Periodic solution to DDE: $\frac{d}{dt}x(t)+\left(\frac{\pi}{2}+\epsilon\right)x(t-1)[1+x(t)]=0$

Consider differential equation with delay: $$\frac{d}{dt}x(t)+\left(\frac{\pi}{2}+\epsilon\right)x(t-1)[1+x(t)]=0.$$ Let's use $t=(1+c)\tau$ substitution to normalize time t: $$\frac{d}{(1+c)d\left(\...
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Is $a_n = f(a + b c^n)$ when $a_0 = \ln(2)$ and $a_{n+1} = (e+1) a_n (a_n - 1)$?

Definition Let $a_n$ be a real sequence. Assume there exists a continuous real-periodic function $f(x)$ such that $f(n) = a_n$ And $f(x)$ has the period $t$ , where $t$ is An irrational real ...
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Non linear regression calculator

Are there any really good non linear regression calculators around the web? Or is something like matlab the best solution? I tried using excel and its solver tool, but it's complete garbage lol. ...
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When talking about periods of a function why is it common to introduce a factor of $2$?

In many books I have read, when talking about periodic functions, they tend to write the period as $2\omega$. Why do we need the $2$? I haven't come across any working where the factor of $2$ is ...
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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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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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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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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} \left(...
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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 $1<q<\infty$. Also,...
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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 $f(z)...
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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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How is this function a member of $L^{1}(0, \frac{1}{b})$?

The function in question is: $$ F_{n}(x) = \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} f\left(x-\frac{k}{b}\right) g^{\ast}\left(x - na - \frac{k}{b}\right) $$ Where $\ast$ denotes complex conjugation, $f, g \in L^{2}$,...
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Nonlinear first-order differential equation with periodic bounded solution

Let $f:\mathbb R\times \mathbb R\longrightarrow\mathbb R$ be a $C^1$ function, periodic in the first variable, and such that $f(t,1)\leq > 0\leq f(t,0)$ for all $t$. Consider the ...
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Bound on Rayleigh quotient on $H^{1}_{\text{per}}[0,1]^{n}$

Let $Q=[0,1]^{n}$. Define a $Q$-periodic function as follows: A function $f:\mathbb{R}^{n}\to\mathbb{C}$ is said to be $Q$-periodic if for any $x\in\mathbb{R}^{n}$ and any $z\in\mathbb{Z}^{n}$, it ...
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How to extend a function to be periodic and smooth?

Assume we have a function f(x) that is twice differentable on [0, L]. Let us define F(x) = f(x) on [0, L], F(x) = -f(-x) on [-L, 0], and F(x + 2L) = F(x) outside of [-L, L]. Thus, F(x) is ...
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Spectral bands of periodic differential operators

I am reading the book "Multidimensional Periodic Schrödinger Operator" (O. Veliev, 2015) which says on page 11: It is well-known the following statements about the spectral properties of $L_{t}(q)$...
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Advanced Trig/Periodic Functions Books?

Before this question is removed for being a duplicate, let me specify what I'm looking for. The book should have a treatment of the foundations of periodic/trigonometric functions. Students are often ...
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Periodicity of a trigonometric function

How to find the fundamental period of the function $|\sin x - \cos x|$ and $|\sin x - \cos x|$ + $|\sin x + \cos x|$? Please tell the proper method to find the period of the functions like these. I ...
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Why is there periodicity in the output of Richard Voss' fractional Brownian motion?

I am trying to figure out why the output of fractional Brownian motion (fBm) as described by Richard Voss (Random fractal forgeries. In: Fundamental Algorithms for Computer Graphics, R. A. Earnshaw (...
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how to get the solution?

I take the next exercise from Apostol's book. I thought for a while , but nothing. Then I read the solution. I try to think: how did he get it , but nothing. I want to know how to get to the solution. ...
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How to find out the Power of $x(t)$?

I am studying signals and system. I learned that \begin{align} P&=\lim_{L\to\infty} \frac 1{2L} \int_{-L}^{L} |x(t)|^2 dt\\ P&=\frac 1{T} \int_{<T>} |x(t)|^2 dt ~~~\mbox{, P could be ...
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Relationship between the integral of a periodic function on the unit circle and an infinite sum.

I am studying for my final and am stumped on this problem. Can someone give me hints or post a detailed solution? Suppose that $f$ is a continuous function on $\mathbb{R}$, with period $1$. Prove ...
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Proof for a periodic function

I have to solve the following exercise: The function $f : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a periodic function with $P = 2\pi$ so that $f(x) = f(x + 2\pi)$ is true for all $x \in \mathbb{R}$. ...
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Floquet Theory : zero equilibirum stability

Wondering if someone could explain exactly what it means when someone says "zero equilibirium is unstable because the floquet multiplier is greater than 1". I understand the FM part but I don't know ...
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Suppose that a sequence {$a_n$} is eventually periodic. Prove that {$b_n$} is eventually periodic, given that they are in some relation.

To clarify, a sequence {$x_n$} is called eventually periodic if there exist positive integer $r$ and $p$ for which $x_{n+p}=x_n$ for all $n\geq r$. The relation they have is that, (i). $b_{n+1}=b_n+...
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Does Every Periodic Function Have An Associated Differential Equation?

My question is the opposite to proving the existence of periodic solutions to ODE's. Assume that $\ f(z)$ is a periodic function over the $\mathbb{R}$ , or doubly periodic over some lattice $\Lambda$ ...
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Why is $\int\limits_{u}^{u+\omega_j} f'(z)/f(z) dz \in 2 \pi i \mathbb{Z}$?

Because $f(u) = f(u+\omega_j)$ for $j \in \{1,2\}$ it applies $$\int\limits_{u}^{u+\omega_j}\frac{f'(z)}{f(z)}dz \quad \in 2\pi i \mathbb{Z} \quad \text{for} \quad j=1,2, $$ Hello, I write my thesis ...
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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 - \sin(...
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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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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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Phase reference of a periodic signal

Assume an arbitrary (discrete) signal that is periodic and known over a whole period. I need a way to select a characteristic point along the signal such that I can always retrieve it even when the ...
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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 ...