Fourier series

1. Apr 1, 2005

sigmund

I have tried to find the Fourier series for a function $u(x)$:

$$u(x)=\sin((1+3\cos(t))t)$$

The function is odd, hence the Fourier coefficients $a_n$ equal zero and the $b_n$s are given as

$$b_n=\frac{4}{T}\int_0^{T/2}u(t)\sin(n\omega t)\,\text{d}t$$

where $T=2\pi$ and $\omega=2\pi/T=1$.

Then, my problem is that u(x)*sin(n*t) is not easily integrated. I would then like to ask if there could be any way getting around this integration-problem, perhaps if I wrote u(x) as either the real og imaginary part of a complex function? I would appreciate any help.

2. Apr 1, 2005

Data

Well, it is sort of close to a Bessel integral. But not really. It doesn't look promising at all. Neither Maple or Mathematica will do it, but that doesn't mean anything. I've had precisely one hour of sleep in the last day and a half, so I may be missing something~

Last edited: Apr 1, 2005
3. Apr 1, 2005

dextercioby

$$u(x)= \sin \left[\left(1+3\cos t\right)t\right]$$...Hmm.