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Limits of a fourier integral

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #1
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    When I do the integral of this function I'm unsure of what the limits are. Anyone care to help? Thanks
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2011 #2

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    Please include an attempt or this thread will be deleted.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011 #3
    Sure thing, just forgot to include it.
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    I'd use latex but it's just quicker this way...
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 #4

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    Well f(x)=0 for [itex]x\leq 0[/itex], so the part of the integral from [itex]-\infty[/itex] to 0 vanishes, right??

    So that would leave us with?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 #5
    Oh I get ya, so the lower limit is 0 and the upper limit is [itex]-\infty[/itex]?
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 #6

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    I guess you mean + for the upper limit, but yeah.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2011 #7
    Sorry for the double post here, I mean the upper limit is [itex]\infty[/itex]
     
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