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Homework Help: Fourier Transforms: Proving operational properties

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
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    Hi all.

    I wish to prove the following property of a Fourier transform:
    [tex]
    F(f)(x) = F^{-1}(f)(-x),
    [/tex]
    which means that the Fourier transform of a function f in the x-variable is equal to the inverse Fourier transform in the -x-variable. This is proven here:

    http://www.sunlightd.com/Fourier/Duality.aspx [Broken]

    Now I wish to prove the following:
    [tex]
    F(f)(-x) = F^{-1}(f)(x),
    [/tex]
    but I cannot get started. I am not sure of what substitutions to make. Can you give me a hint?

    Thanks in advance,

    sincerely,
    Niles.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2008 #2

    CompuChip

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    If the first formula holds for any y, then just take x = -y. That's just it, isn't it?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 #3
    I guess you are right. Thanks :-)
     
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