# Fourier series/ periodic function

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## Homework Statement

Suppose f is a periodic function of period 2pi and that g is a horizontal shift of f, say
g(x) = f(x + a). Show that f and g have the same energy.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

i can see that if f(x) is shifted by 'a' that it does not make the function any difference.
but in not sure how should i go about showing it.

could someone help me out pls.

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If f(x) is shifted by a it does make a difference to the Fourier transform. Can you show that difference doesn't change the energy?

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:/ thats the part im not sure about.. can you give me a hit.

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:/ thats the part im not sure about.. can you give me a hit.

Probably. What's your definition of Fourier transform and energy? In the complex formulation the Fourier transform of f(x+a) is a complex number times the Fourier transform of f(x). What's the complex number?

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well i did not learn it by complex #

my definition of energy is E=(ak)2 +(bk)2

or E=(1/pi) ∫[f(x)]2 ; where the integral is from -pi to pi

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help 