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Truth of the Poisson summation formula

The Poisson summation says, roughly, that summing a smooth $L^1$-function of a real variable at integral points is the same as summing its Fourier transform at integral points(after suitable ...
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Does Weyl's Inequality prove equidistribution?

Let $f(n) = \theta n^d + a_{d-1} n^{d-1} + \cdots a_1 n + a_0$ be a polynomial with real coefficients, and $\theta$ irrational. Let $S_N = \sum_{n=1}^N e^{2 \pi i f(n)}$. Weyl's Equidistribution ...
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Fourier transform of exp(-||x||_p): more general question

David Corfield asked the following questions yesterday: Is the n-dimensional Fourier transform of exp(-||x||) always non-negative, where ||.|| is the Euclidean norm on R^n? What is its support? I ...
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Modular form on $\Gamma_0(N)$

I recently asked this question on Math.StackExchange with no answer so far. So I thought maybe I can find an answer here. Let $M(k,\Gamma_0(N))$ be a space of modular forms of weight $k$ on ...
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Intuition for Integral Transforms

It is well known that the operations of differentiation and integration are reduced to multiplication and division after being transformed by an integral transform (like e.g. Fourier or Laplace ...
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How should an analytic number theorist look at Bessel functions?

(And a related question: Where should an analytic number theorist learn about Bessel functions?) Bessel functions occur quite frequently in analytic number theory. One example, Corollary 4.7 of ...
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What does Mellin inversion “really mean”?

Given a function $f: \mathbb{R}^+ \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ satisfying suitable conditions (exponential decay at infinity, continuous, and bounded variation) is good enough, its Mellin transform is ...
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Why sin and cos in the Fourier Series?

Is there any special reason that we use the sines and cosines functions in the Fourier Series, while we know that if we chose any maximal orthonormal system in L2, we would get the same result? Is it ...
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Furstenberg's Conjecture on 2-3-invariant continuous probability measures on the circle

Hillel Furstenberg conjectured that the only $2$-$3$-invariant probability measure on the circle without atoms is the Lebesgue measure. More precisely: Question: (Furstenberg) Let $\mu$ be a ...
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Fourier decay rate of Cantor measures

For $0<\theta<\frac{1}{2}$, denote by $C_\theta$ the Cantor set with dissection ratio $\theta$, i.e. the Cantor set obtained from dissection parttern $(\theta, 1-2\theta,\theta)$. It is known ...
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fourier transform of (real) exponential

Is it possible to make sense, in distributional sense, of the Fourier transform of the exponential function (defined over the whole real line)?
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Relation between entire function of exponential type and exponential polynomials

Is it true in general that the theory of entire function of exponential type and and that of exponential polynomials (with purely imaginary exponents) are analogous ? Can one derive results about ...
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Is this statement which relates the Fourier transform of a function to its singularities correct?

I am working on a problem, which would possibly relate the Fourier transform/series with the jump singularities of the function where the function itself or one of its derivatives jump. ((some kind of ...
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Is the Fourier transform of $\exp(-\|x\|)$ non-negative?

Is the $n$-dimensional Fourier transform of $\exp(-\|x\|)$ always non-negative, where $\|\cdot\|$ is the Euclidean norm on $\mathbb{R}^n$? What is its support?
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The Paley-Wiener theorem and exponential decay.

Consider a function whose Fourier transform is supported on a half-ray: $$ A(t)=\int_0^\infty \omega(E) e^{-iEt}d E, $$ where I can suppose $\omega(E)\geq 0$ and any suitable regularity conditions on ...
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Property/Relations using Fourier series/transform, which give complete information about all the jump singularities of a function.

Consider a function which has only jump singularities of the form of the function itself or one of its derivatives jumping. Now let $\hat{f}(k)$ be its Fourier transform/series. We know the decay of ...
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Fastest decay of Fourier Transform for Generalized Functions of compact support

What is the fastest decay possible for the Fourier transform of a generalized function with compact support and finite value at the origin? I know that regular functions cannot attain exponential ...
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Error of midpoint method for differentiable functions

Is it the case that for every differentiable function $f$ on $[0,1]$ (with finite one-sided derivatives at the endpoints), the midpoint method of estimating $\int_0^1 f(x) \: dx$ has error $o(1/n)$? ...
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Understanding Bruhat's notion of Schwartz function

I am trying to understand Bruhat's generalized Schwartz functions over (Hausforff) locally compact Abelian groups [1], following this paper [2] by Osborne. There, the Schwarz-Bruhat space ...
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proving fast decrease of Fourier transforms

So, there are no general expressions for large-frequency asymptotics of Fourier transforms, but I am interested in any techniques that would allow to establish upper bounds on the rate of decrease of ...
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Can a continuous function on a compact group $G$ be interpreted as the sum in $C(G)$ of its Fourier series?

I asked this in math.stackexchange, but it disappeared from the "main list" almost immediately, so I hope it will be appropriate as a separate question in MO. For a given function $f\in C(G)$ on a ...
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Fourier series of functions on compact groups

Let $G$ be a compact, second countable, Hausdorff topological group with the normalized Haar measure $\mu$. From Peter-Weyl's theorem we now that for any $f\in \mathrm{L}^2(G)$ the Fourier series of ...
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Quick computation of the Pontryagin dual group of torus

I'm looking for a quick way to compute the Pontryagin dual group of the n-dimensional torus $\mathbb{T}^n$ (with $\mathbb{T} := \mathbb{R} / \mathbb{Z}$). The only way I know is from "Dikran Dikranjan ...
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bounding the absolute value of a trigonometric polynomial

Consider a function $f:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ and points $t_0,t_1,\ldots,t_n\in[0,1]$ \begin{equation*} f(t)=\prod_{k=1}^n\frac{(e^{2\pi i t}-e^{2\pi i t_k})}{(e^{2\pi i t_0}-e^{2\pi i t_k})} ...
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How to use, $(|u|^{2}u - |v|^{2}v)(s)= (u-v)|u|^{2}(s)+ v(|u|^{2}-|v|^{2}) (s)$; to prove contraction in a Banach space $C([0,T]; M^{p,1})$?

(May be this is very basic question for MO) (For details or this question you may see the paper page no. 9, MR2506839, Local well-posedness of nonlinear dispersive equations on modulation spaces; ...