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Multiplication of fourier series

  1. Jun 15, 2010 #1
    Say you have two functions, F(x,y), and G(x,y), and you want to expand them in finite fourier series. Let their coefficients be designated as F_ij and G_ij. When you multiply the two functions, you get X=FG, and this should also have its own fourier series, call its components X_mn. What is the relation between F_ij, G_ij, and X_mn?

    I was hoping you had something like X_ij = F_ij G_ij, but I've been looking at this for a little while and it seems you don't have any nice relation like that.
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  3. Jun 15, 2010 #2
    Check out the Cauchy product, which has to do with multiplying series.. Wikipedia has a good article on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_product" [Broken]
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  4. Jun 16, 2010 #3
    In the case of "two dimensional sequences" you'll have:


    This, by the way, resembles the convolution theorem of the Fourier Transform, and actually the above operation between two sequences (in this special case they are two dimensional) is a discrete convolution.
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