The representation of functions (or objects which are in some generalize the notion of function) as constant linear combinations of sines and cosines at integer multiples of a given frequency, as Fourier transforms or as Fourier integrals.

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Is the Fourier transform of $e^{-|x|^n}$ positive?

Let $$\Phi(x) = \int_{\mathbf{R}^n} e^{-|y|^n +i (x,y)} dy.$$ Is $\Phi$ positive everywhere in $\mathbf{R}^n$? Could someone helps me answer this question or gives a reference for it? Thanks.
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Solving a simple Schrödinger equation with Fast Fourier Transforms

While trying to solve a stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii equation I have found a problem that can be tracked down to something buggy occurring in the simplest Schrodinger equation possible: $$\partial_t ...
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Interpret Fourier transform as limit of Fourier series

Let $V=\mathbb{R}^n$, $\Lambda_r=2\pi r \mathbb{Z}^n \subset V (r>0)$ a lattice; $V^*\cong\mathbb{R}^n$ the dual vector space of $V$, and $\Lambda_r^*=\frac{1}{2\pi r} \mathbb{Z}^n ...
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Matrix representation of linearized PDE

My motivation for this question is to investigate the linear stability of steady solutions of a nonlinear PDE by computing eigenvalues of the linearized equations. Specifically, I have a function ...
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harmonic balance method for a 2-mass 3-spring system [closed]

I am trying to solve a nonlinear 3spring-2mass system under harmonic loading by using Fourier series expansion of states of the differential equation. The system is just basically two masses, two ...
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Seeking a specific proof of endpoint boundedness of Riesz potential

The Riesz potential is defined by $$I_\alpha (f)(x) := c_{d, \alpha} \int_{\mathbb R^d} \frac{f(y)}{|x-y|^{d-\alpha}} \, dy.$$ Once $f\in L^{d/\alpha}(\mathbb{R}^n)$, then $I_\alpha f(x)\in BMO$. ...
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system of complex number equations

Let $a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4\in \mathbb{C}$ be distinct such that $$a_1^3+a_2^3+a_3^3+a_4^3=0$$ $$(1+|a_1|^2)a_1^2+(1+|a_2|^2)a_2^2+(1+|a_3|^2)a_3^2+(1+|a_4|^2)a_4^2=0$$ ...
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Supremum distribution of band-limited functions with random spectrum

Consider the properties of band-limited functions $f_N:[-\pi,\pi]\to\mathbb{R}$ defined through their Fourier series $f_N(x)=\sum_{n=-N}^N c_n e^{inx}$ where $c_n=a_n+i b_n$ and both ...
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Nonclassical polynomials, circles, and groups

Tao and Ziegler have introduced a generalization of polynomials over a prime field called nonclassical polynomials, useful for studying the Gowers norm. A nonclassical polynomial of degree $d$ is a ...
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Precise relationship between “finite” Fourier analysis and Galois theory in solving the cubic?

Suppose we want to solve$$x^3 - ax^2 + bx - c = 0.$$We know a priori that this can be factored as $(x - r_0)(x - r_1)(x - r_2)$; by Vieta's formulas, we know$$a = r_0 + r_1 + r_2,\quad b = r_0r_1 + ...
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Fourier transform of the critical line of zeta?

This was asked on MSE and got a lot of upvotes but no answers, so I'm posting it here. Is there a known expression for the (distributional) Fourier transform of the Riemann zeta function, taken along ...
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separable BV space for PDE's, Whats stopping us? [closed]

Consider the metric space BV(0,1) with the following metric $$ d(u,v) = \|u-v\|_{L^1} + |TV(u)-TV(v)| $$. It is separable, compact, uniformly bounded and complete. So What is the really obvious thing ...
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Fourier transform localisation (still unanswered, but apparently off-topic?) [closed]

In the context of Pólya's theorem I was reading these notes here on p. 19. In the last paragraph the authors claim (it is the sentence starting like "standard Fourier theory shows...") that the ...
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Integrating a series expansion of $\mbox{frac}(x)\lfloor x\rfloor$ coming from Fourier series of sawtooth function

Let me preface this question by saying that I am not exactly sure it counts as research level. It is crossposted on mathstackexchange: ...
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What are the known conditions for the log of the Fourier transform of a 2D real discrete signal to have no branch cuts?

Suppose we sample a real 2D signal, f(x,y), at N by N evenly spaced points in x and y. Then we compute the Fourier transform of the sampled signal, F(u,v), and then take the log of F. There will be a ...
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Completeness of nonharmonic Fourier Series

I have the following question: The Exponential System $(\exp(2\pi i n \cdot ))_{n\in \mathbb{Z}}$ constitutes an orthonormal basis of $L^2([-1/2,1/2])$. Thus, certainly the oversampled system ...
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A metric on the set of BV functions, is it mentioned/studied in literature?

I'd like to propose the following metric which operates on the set $M$ of all square integrable functions that are also of bounded variation, of the form $f : (0,1) \to \mathbb{R}$. Given any $x,y \in ...
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Proof without distributions

I was wondering whether there is a way to show this identity $$\pi \int_{\mathbb{R}^3} \frac{f(x)}{|x|} dx = \int_{\mathbb{R}^3} \frac{\widehat{f(x)}}{|x|^2} dx $$ without using distributions for $f ...
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Lower bounds from Fourier dimension?

According to Mattila, Geometry of sets and measures in Euclidean spaces, p. 168, the Fourier dimension $\text{dim}_F(A)$ of $A\subseteq \mathbb R^n$ is the unique number in $[0,n]$ such that for any ...
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Combining oscillatory integrals of the first and second kind

Consider an oscillatory integral of the first kind $$ I_\lambda(x)=\intop_{\mathbb{R}^{n}}e^{i\lambda\Phi(x,y)}a(x,y)\,d y,\quad \lambda\geq 0,\; a\in C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R}^{k+n}),\; \Phi\in ...
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Maximal $L_1$ norm of Fourier Transform of a Subset

Let $A_n$ be the following $n\times n$ matrix: $(A_n)_{i,j}= \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}\omega_n^{i\cdot j}$ for all $0 \le i,j <n$, where $\omega_n=e^{\frac{2\pi i}{n}}$. I want to understand how $A_n$ ...
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Error term for a Fourier integral

There is a well-known theorem that states that for $f$ continuous and $f,\hat f$ integrable, $$f(0)=\frac{1}{\pi}\lim_{T\to\infty}\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)\frac{\sin(Tx)}{x}dx.$$ So it should be that ...
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Bounding exponential sum with square roots

It is well known that for each $m\in\mathbb{N}$ $$\lim_{N\to\infty}\frac1N\sum_{n=1}^Ne^{2\pi i\sqrt{nm}}=0$$ My question is whether there is some uniformity in the variable $m$. More precisely, is it ...
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Fractional Sobolev spaces on the circle with a Littlewood-Paley characterisation

Fractional Sobolev space $H^s_p(\mathbb R), s>0, 1<p<\infty$ is a space of tempered distributions $f$ that satisfy $F^{-1}((1+|\xi|^2)^{s/2} F(f)) \in L_p(\mathbb R)$. Here, $F$ denotes the ...
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Can exponential sums be small on a whole interval?

This is almost certainly routine to an analyst, so forgive me in advance. Let $\alpha_i\in \mathbb{R}$. Consider the functional $$\varphi: L^1[0.9A,A]\to \mathbb{C}$$ via $$f\mapsto \sum_i ...
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Name for an orthogonal decomposition of $L^2 (\mathbb{R}^2; \mathbb{C})$

The space $L^2 (\mathbb{R}^2; \mathbb{C})$ can be decomposed as $$ L^2 (\mathbb{R}^2; \mathbb{C}) = \bigoplus_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} L^2_k (\mathbb{R}^2; \mathbb{C}), $$ where $$ L^2_k (\mathbb{R}^2; ...
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Spaces $C^\infty(\mathbb T^n\times \mathbb R^n)$, $C^\infty_0(\mathbb T^n\times \mathbb R^n)$ and $\mathscr{S}(\mathbb T^n\times \mathbb R^n)$? [closed]

Is there any characterization of the space $C^\infty(\mathbb T^n\times \mathbb R^n)$ that I can take as a definition of it? I assume it would be something like this: $$C^\infty(\mathbb T^n\times ...
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Looking for some “nontrivial” examples of pseudodifferential operators/symbols

I'm reading up on $\Psi DO$'s and trying to find some examples of symbols that are not quite so trivial. Obviously, the first example of a symbol that most people talk about is just a polynomial in ...
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Help with notations from 2D to 3D FFT representations as 1D FFT

I have this question on mathematics forum too, Notations, I thought of posting here, which ever place I get an answer, I will try to close it in the other. I need some help and clarifications for my ...
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Locality of homogeneous pseudo-differential operator

Let $P$ be a polynomial in several variables, and let $P(D)$ be the corresponding differential operator. Obviously, $P(D)$ is a local operator, in the sense that I need only to know the function $u$ ...
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Wiener amalgam space $W(\mathcal{F}L^{2}, L^{1}) \subset L^{1}$?

(I have asked this question on SE but could not get any answer and hope this is o.k for MO) Let $X=\mathcal{F}L^{p}=\{f\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb R):\hat{f}\in L^{p}(\mathbb R)\},$ and $\|f\|_{X}= ...
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Swapping sums and integration for a kernel in Fourier space (the non absolutely convergent case)

Under what conditions on $c_{r}^{m}$ does $$\int_0^{2\pi} k(p,q)\exp(-inq)dq=\sum_{r=0}^{\infty}c_{r}^{m}\exp\left(-imp\right) \text{ in } L^2_{per}$$ hold for ...
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Is there a space in which the $\vec a$ in $\sin(a_1\cdot x)+\sin(a_2\cdot x)$ is linear?

Suppose one has equations of the form $\sin(a_1\cdot x_i)+\sin(a_2\cdot x_i)=y_i$ for $i = 1, \dots, n$ (there are also amplitudes and phase shifts, but let's ignore these for now). I want to solve ...
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Proof of a Fourier pair with Bessel functions?

How can we prove that the Fourier transform of the function $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} (a^2-x^2)^{c/2} BesselJ[c,b\sqrt{a^2-x^2}] & \text{for }x^2 < a^2\\ 0 & \text{otherwise} \end{cases} $$ ...
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Elaboration of a certain section of a paper by Thanigasalam

In section 11 of this paper by Thanigasalam, it says "... we get $G(10)\le 105$, and this implies that $H(10) \le 107$". However, it is very unclear how this follows. Why is it the case that $G(10)\le ...
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Derivative of Band-limited functions [closed]

I'm trying to answer this problem: Consider a real function f, bandlimited by frequency $\omega$, which satisfy $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)^2dx=c.$$ (For pure mathematicians: "bandlimited" means ...
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Simplifying an expression using tools from Fourier transform

Can anyone simplify the following expression? I guess something from Fourier transform can help: $f(\omega) = \lim_\limits{R \to \infty} \frac{1}{R^2} \int_{r=0}^{R}{re^{ \omega r^{-\gamma}}} ...
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Localization arguments in the paper 'the proof of $l^2$ decoupling conjecture'

I am currently reading Jean Bourgain and Ciprian Demeter's 2015 paper The proof of the $l^2$ decoupling conjecture and would appreciate some help in understanding localization argument used in that ...
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What is the importance of convergence of variation of Fourier reconstruction to that of variation of the function?

Let $f$ be a periodic function of bounded variation which jumps at a point $x_0\in\mathbb{R}$. Let $S_{N}[f]$ denote the partial Fourier sum of $f$ and let $C_{N}[f]$ denote the Cesaro partial sum. It ...
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Composition operators on fractional-order (periodic) Sobolev spaces

(The question was originally posted on MSE.) Preliminaries: We know that the fractional-order Sobolev spaces $\mathrm{H}^s(\mathbb{R})$ and $\mathrm{H}^s(\mathbb{T})$ are closed under multiplication ...
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Fourier Transform of Eisenstein Series - Sum of Divisors or Ramanujan Sums?

I am stuck on this computation of the Fourier coefficients of Eisenstein series. For $\Gamma = SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$ and $\Gamma_\infty = \left\{ \left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & m \\ 0 & 1 ...
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A bound on the $\mathrm{L}^p$ norm in terms of the $\mathrm{L}^2$ norm in periodic Sobolev spaces

(The question was originally posted on Math StackExchange.) Preliminaries: Given ${s \geq 0}$, let ${\mathrm{H}_P^s}$ denote the ${\mathrm{L}^2}$-based fractional-order Sobolev space of ...
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The $L^2\times L^2\to L^2$ norm of the bilinear multiplier operator

Consider a general bilinear multiplier operator: $$ T(f,g)(n)=\int_{\Pi}\int_{\Pi}\hat{f}(\xi)\hat{g}(\eta)e^{2\pi i(\xi+\eta)n}m(\xi,\eta)d\xi d\eta, $$ where $\Pi$ is the torus, $n\in\mathbb{Z}$, ...
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Can phase significantly concentrate a function's spectrum?

Let $F$ denote the Fourier transform over some group. What is known about the following quantity? $$\gamma:=\inf_{x\neq 0}\frac{\|Fx\|_1}{\|F|x|\|_1}$$ Here, $|x|$ denotes the pointwise absolute ...
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Is this similarity to the Fourier transform of the von Mangoldt function real? [duplicate]

This question proposed in SEM but no answer and it's interesting to know connection between Fourier analysis and number theory . Mathematica knows that the logarithm of $n$ is: $$\log(n) = ...
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Fourier coefficients of positive polynomials

Let $p(x) \geq 0$ be a positive polynomial on the hypersphere ($x \in S^{n-1}$) satisfying $\int_{S^{n-1}} p(x) = 1$. Writing $p(x) = \sum_{j=0}^s p_j(x)$ where $p_j(x) = \sum_m p_{jm} s_{jm}(x)$ with ...
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Fourier series and transform related to Epicycles

Let $\gamma:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ be a continuous periodic curve having a bounded variation. 1) Is it true that one can find a sequence of numbers $(r_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subset (0,\infty)$ and ...
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Is $f(x,y)=\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}\backslash\{0\}}\frac{1}{n}e^{2\pi i(xn+yn^2)}$ essentially bounded?

Let $$f(x,y)=\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}\backslash\{0\}}\frac{1}{n}e^{2\pi i(xn+yn^2)} $$ Is it true that $\|f\|_{L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^2)}<\infty$? i.e. is $f$ essentially bounded?
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Best known bounds on certain exponential sums

What are the best bounds currently known for the following exponential sum: $$\sum_{x < p \le 2x} e(\alpha p^k)$$ for values of $\alpha$ far from a rational with small denominator. ($p$ refers ...
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Fourier transform of the realization of a stationary process in the space of tempered distributions?

A path of a stationary sequence of random variables $y_t$ does not have a discrete-time Fourier transform in the classical sense because it is not summable. This leads to considering the spectral ...