# Homework Help: Finding Fourier transforms

1. Sep 10, 2010

### phoebus

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Find the Fourier transform of the following equation.
f1(x) = max(1 - |x|, 0).

2. Relevant equations

Can anyone say present the function in different way? Since I don't understand what max function does.

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Sep 10, 2010

### betel

Max(a,b) picks the bigger of its arguments'
$$\max(a,b)=\begin{cases}a & a\geq b\\ b& b>a\end{cases}$$

3. Sep 10, 2010

### phoebus

I understand what to do next. Thanks alot