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  1. no_drama_llama_77

    I Fourier Series and Cepheid Variables

    If given a set of data points for the magnitude of a cepheid variable at a certain time (JD), how can we use fourier series to find the period of the cepheid variable? I'm trying to do a math investigation (IB math investigation) on finding the period of the cepheid variable M31_V1 from data...
  2. Adesh

    Analysis Books for learning Fourier series expansion

    Hello Everyone! I want to learn about Fourier series (not Fourier transform), that is approximating a continuous periodic function with something like this ##a_0 \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (a_n \cos nt + b_n \sin nt)##. I tried some videos and lecture notes that I could find with a google search but...
  3. D

    Finding the fourier spectrum of a function

    Homework Statement Find the Fourier spectrum ##C_k## of the following function and draw it's graph: Homework Equations 3. The Attempt at a Solution [/B] I know that the complex Fourier coefficient of a rectangular impulse ##U## on an interval ##[-\frac{\tau}{2}, \frac{\tau}{2}]## is ##C_k =...
  4. L

    Find the Fourier Series of the function

    Homework Statement Find the Fourier series of the function ##f## given by ##f(x) = 1##, ##|x| \geq \frac{\pi}{2}## and ##f(x) = 0##, ##|x| \leq \frac{\pi}{2}## over the interval ##[-\pi, \pi]##. Homework Equations From my lecture notes, the Fourier series is ##f(t) = \frac{a_0}{2}*1 +...
  5. S

    Fourier Series Expansion

    Homework Statement There is a sawtooth function with u(t)=t-π. Find the Fourier Series expansion in the form of a0 + ∑αkcos(kt) + βksin(kt) Homework Equations a0 = ... αk = ... βk = ... The Attempt at a Solution After solving for a0, ak, and bk, I found that a0=0, ak=0, and bk=-2/k...
  6. ElPimiento

    Coefficients for an exponential Fourier Series

    I'm kinda just hoping someone can look over my work and tell me if I'm solving the problem correctly. Since my final answer is very messy, I don't trust it. 1. Homework Statement We're asked to find the Fourier series for the following function: $$ f(\theta)=e^{−\alpha \lvert \theta \rvert}}...
  7. J6204

    Calculating the Fourier integral representation of f(x)

    Homework Statement Considering the function $$f(x) = e^{-x}, x>0$$ and $$f(-x) = f(x)$$. I am trying to find the Fourier integral representation of f(x). Homework Equations $$f(x) = \int_0^\infty \left( A(\alpha)\cos\alpha x +B(\alpha) \sin\alpha x\right) d\alpha$$ $$A(\alpha) =...
  8. G

    Derivation of the Fourier series of a real signal

    Homework Statement Consider the fourier series of a signal given by $$x(t)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} a_ke^{jk\omega_0t}$$ Let's consider an approaches to this series given by the truncated series. $$x_N(t)=\sum_{k=-N}^{N} a_ke^{jk\omega_0t}$$ a- Show that if $x(t)$ is real then the series...
  9. Allan McPherson

    Using Maxima to plot error in Fourier series

    I'm trying to use Maxima to examine the error in a Fourier series as the number of terms increases. I've figured out how to produce a Fourier series and plot partial sums, but this has me stumped. If anyone experienced with the Maxima CAS has some insight into this, I would greatly appreciate...
  10. Svein

    Insights Further Sums Found Through Fourier Series - Comments

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  11. M

    Fourier Series of a function not centered at zero

    Homework Statement f(x)=x on [0,2) Homework Equations Fourier Series is given as: f(x)=a0/2 + n=1∞∑(an*cos(nπx/L) + bn*sin(nπx/L) a0=1/L*-LL∫f(x)dx The Attempt at a Solution Basically what I am being taught is that we take the Period, T, to be equal to 2L so, T=2L In this case T=2 and L=1...
  12. G

    Find Fourier coefficients - M. Chester text

    Homework Statement I am self studying an introductory quantum physics text by Marvin Chester Primer of Quantum Mechanics. I am stumped at a problem (1.10) on page 11. We are given f(x) = \sqrt{ \frac{8}{3L} } cos^2 \left ( \frac {\pi}{L} x \right ) and asked to find its Fourier...
  13. R

    Fourier Series of Sawtooth Wave from Inverse FT

    Homework Statement I want to find the Fourier series of the sawtooth function in terms of real sine and cosine functions by using the formula: $$f_p (t)=\sum^\infty_{k=-\infty} c_k \exp \left(j2\pi \frac{k}{T}t \right) \tag{1}$$ This gives the Fourier series of a periodic function, with the...
  14. Marcus95

    Fourier Series Coefficient Symmetries

    Homework Statement Let ## f(x) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (a_n \cos nx + b_n \sin nx) ## What can be said about the coefficients ##a_n## and ##b_n## in the following cases? a) f(x) = f(-x) b) f(x) = - f(-x) c) f(x) = f(π/2+x) d) f(x) = f(π/2-x) e) f(x) = f(2x) f) f(x) = f(-x) =...
  15. D

    Fourier/heat problem involving hyperbolic sine

    Homework Statement A rectangular box measuring a x b x c has all its walls at temperature T1 except for the one at z=c which is held at temperature T2. When the box comes to equilibrium, the temperature function T(x,y,z) satisfies ∂T/∂t =D∇2T with the time derivative on the left equal to zero...
  16. G

    Evaluate Fourier series coefficients and power of a signal

    Homework Statement Derive the expression for coefficients of Fourier series in exponential form for the sequence of rectangular pulses (with amplitude A, period T and duration θ) shown in this image: Derive the expression for signal power depending on the coefficients of Fourier series...
  17. D

    Fourier Series/Wave Problem

    Homework Statement A violin string is plucked to the shape of a triangle with initial displacement: y(x,0) = { 0.04x if 0 < x < L/4 (0.04/3)(L-x) if L/4 < x < L Find the displacement of the string at later times. Plot your result up to the n = 10...
  18. N

    Change of variables in Heat Equation (and Fourier Series)

    Q: Suppose ##u(x,t)## satisfies the heat equation for ##0<x<a## with the usual initial condition ##u(x,0)=f(x)##, and the temperature given to be a non-zero constant C on the surfaces ##x=0## and ##x=a##. We have BCs ##u(0,t) = u(a,t) = C.## Our standard method for finding u doesn't work here...
  19. Gopal Mailpalli

    Fourier Series Problem

    Self Study 1. Homework Statement Consider a periodic function f (x), with periodicity 2π, Homework Equations ##A_{0} = \frac{2}{L}\int_{X_{o}}^{X_{o}+L}f(x)dx## ##A_{n} = \frac{2}{L}\int_{X_{o}}^{X_{o}+L}f(x)cos\frac{2\pi rx}{L}dx## ##B_{n} =...
  20. Pouyan

    Fourier series and differential equations

    Homework Statement Find the values of the constant a for which the problem y''(t)+ay(t)=y(t+π), t∈ℝ, has a solution with period 2π which is not identically zero. Also determine all such solutions Homework Equations With help of Fourier series I know that : Cn(y''(t))= -n2*Cn(y(t)) Cn(y(t+π)) =...
  21. Svein

    Insights Using the Fourier Series To Find Some Interesting Sums - Comments

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  22. CricK0es

    Find the Fourier series for the periodic function

    < Mentor Note -- thread moved to HH from the technical forums, so no HH Template is shown > Hi all. I'm completely new to these forums so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong. Anyway, I have this question... Find the Fourier series for the periodic function f(x) = x^2 (-pi < x < pi)...
  23. W

    I Spectral representation of an incompressible flow

    Hi PH. Let ##u_i(\mathbf{x},t)## be the velocity field in a periodic box of linear size ##2\pi##. The spectral representation of ##u_i(\mathbf{x},t)## is then $$u_i(\mathbf{x},t) = \sum_{\mathbf{k}\in\mathbb{Z}^3}\hat{u}_i(\mathbf{k},t)e^{\iota k_jx_j}$$ where ι denotes the usual imaginary...
  24. Captain1024

    Fourier Series Coefficients of an Even Square Wave

    Homework Statement Link: http://i.imgur.com/klFmtTH.png Homework Equations a_0=\frac{1}{T_0}\int ^{T_0}_{0}x(t)dt a_n=\frac{2}{T_0}\int ^{\frac{T_0}{2}}_{\frac{-T_0}{2}}x(t)cos(n\omega t)dt \omega =2\pi f=\frac{2\pi}{T_0} The Attempt at a Solution Firstly, x(t) is an even function because...
  25. MexChemE

    I Motivation for Fourier series/transform

    Hello, PF! I am currently learning Fourier series (and then we'll move on to the Fourier transform) in one of my courses, and I'm having a hard time finding motivation for its uses. Or, in other words, I can't seem to find its usefulness yet. I know one of its uses is to solve the heat...
  26. mr.tea

    Poisson summation formula

    Homework Statement let ##g## be a ##C^1## function such that the two series ##\sum_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x+2n\pi)## and ##\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} g'(x+2n\pi)## are uniformly convergent in the interval ##0\leq x \leq 2\pi ##. Show the Poisson summation formula: ##\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}...
  27. P

    Generalised Fourier Series

    Homework Statement By applying the Gram–Schmidt procedure to the list of monomials 1, x, x2, ..., show that the first three elements of an orthonormal basis for the space L2 (−∞, ∞) with weight function ##w(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi}} e^{-x^2} ## are ##e_0(x)=1## , ##e_1(x)= 2x## ,##e_2(x)=...
  28. V

    I Solving u_x=(sin(x))*(u) in Fourier space

    Does anyone know if it is possible to solve an equation of the type u_x=(sin(x))*(u) on a periodic domain using the fft. I have tried methods using convolutions but have had no success thanks in advance
  29. MarcusAu314

    I Fourier Series: I don't understand where I am wrong -- please help

    Good afternoon people. Recently I started taking a course at my college about Fourier series but I got extremely confused. Here's what's going on. In school we were asigned to use the symmetry formulas to find the Fourier series of the following: f\left ( t \right )=\begin{cases} 1 & \text{ if...
  30. Nemo's

    Fourier series neither odd nor even

    Homework Statement I'm trying to calculate the Fourier Series for a periodic signal defined as: y = x 0<x<2Π y = 0 2Π≤x<3Π Homework Equations Fn = 1/T ∫T f(t)cos(kwοt + θk)[/B] cn/2 + ∑k=1k=∞(cn)cos(kwοt+θk) cn= 2|Fn| θk=∠Fn The Attempt at a Solution I got Cn =...
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