Help finding fourier coefficient

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Homework Statement



Trying to find the Nth degree fourier polynomial of

f(x) =e^x for x between -pi to pi.


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I'm trying to calculate ak which is given by

1/∏ ∫e^x cos kx dx from -∏ to ∏

I'm getting stuck here trying to use integration by parts. The integral in integration by parts is basically recursive no matter what I set for u or dv.
 

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It's recursive but you only need to do two iterations due to a nice trick which your calculus teacher did you a disservice if he/she didn't teach it to you.

You'll end up with a second copy of the original integral, which you can then combine with the original one. Try it and if you get stuck, post what you have and I'll give you a hint.
 
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Hmm I looked at the example. I kind of get it but my answer is a bit off. This is for the definite integral. I'm getting a k^2 e^x cos kx for the second term of the answer. Everything else is the same. The answer is

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