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MartynaJ

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- Homework Statement
- If ##f(x)=-f(x+L/2)##, where L is the period of the periodic function ##f(x)##, then the coefficient of the even term of its Fourier series is zero. Hint: we can use the shifting property of the Fourier transform.

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**Summary::**If ##f(x)=-f(x+L/2)##, where L is the period of the periodic function ##f(x)##, then the coefficient of the even term of its Fourier series is zero. Hint: we can use the shifting property of the Fourier transform.

So here's my attempt to this problem so far:

##f(x)=-f(x+\frac{L}{2})## Then using the shifting property of the Fourier Transform we get: ##F(u)=-F(u)e^{2\pi i u\frac{L}{2}}##

And a periodic function is a function in the form ##f(x)=f(x+L)##. Now using the shifting property of the Fourier Transform we get: ##F(u)=F(u)e^{2\pi i u L}##

Making these two functions equal, I get:

##-e^{2\pi i u\frac{L}{2}}=e^{2\pi i u L}##

Now I don't know what else to do to prove the question. Did I go wrong anywhere?

I also know that if the even terms of Fourier series is zero, this means that function is odd, i.e. ##f(-x)=-f(x)##

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