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Four-fold periodicity of Fourier transform

  1. Aug 8, 2013 #1


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    I was looking through some examples which applied the duality principle while studying for an up and coming exam when it hit me that the transform applied 4 times gives you back the same function.

    So is there some theory that uses this? perhaps some sort of operator?

    I thought it interesting but couldn't find any information on it, what should I look up to learn more about this?
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  3. Aug 8, 2013 #2


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    When you take two steps you get back the original function with a sign change of the argument, i.e. f(x)->f(-x), so after two more steps you get back to f(x).
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