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Image of L^1 under the Fourier Transform

The Fourier Transform $\mathcal{F}:L^1(\mathbb{R})\to C_0(\mathbb{R})$ is an injective, bounded linear map that isn't onto. It is known (if I remember correctly) that the range isn't closed, but is ...
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Asymptotic Weyl Character Formula

Let $G$ be a complex semi-simple group along with a chosen pair of opposite Borel subgroups (so we get all the root-theoretic data we need). Let $\lambda$ be a dominant weight, and let $V(\lambda)$ be ...
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Fourier vs Laplace transforms

In solving a linear system, when would I use a Fourier transform versus a Laplace transform? I am not a mathematician, so the little intuition I have tells me that it could be related to the boundary ...
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Fourier transform of the unit sphere

The Fourier transform of the volume form of the (n-1)-sphere in $\mathbf R^n$ is given by the well-known formula $$ \int_{S^{n-1}}e^{i\langle\mathbf a,\mathbf u\rangle}d\sigma(\mathbf u) = (2\pi)^{\nu ...
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Laplace Transform in the context of Gelfand/Pontryagin

Question: Do quasi-characters properly generalize the Laplace transform or decompose functions in some setting in a way similar to how characters generalize the Fourier transform and decompose $L^1$ ...
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Montgomery's conjecture and lower bound on certain Fourier transform.

Recently I have come across the following question, while meditating about Matt Young's answer to this question of mine, explaining the heuristic (or at least, one possible heuristic) behind ...
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If $f$ is non-prime, can we say $|f|$ is also a non-prime; in convolution algebra?

By Schwartz-inequality and Riesz–Fischer theorem, one can deduced that, $$L^{2}(\mathbb T) \ast L^{2}(\mathbb T) = A(\mathbb T)(:= \{f\in L^{1}(\mathbb T): \sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} |\hat{f}(n)| < ...
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Expectation of $(c+e^{N(0,\sigma^2)})^{-n},\, n>0$

I would like to know if there's a way to compute or approximate the following expectation: $$\mathbb{E}[(c+e^X)^{-n}]$$ where $X=N(0,\sigma^2)$ and $n,c>0$ (you can also assume that $n$ is a ...
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Inverse Fourier Transform involving a Bessel Function, Exponential, and Power

I'm interested in this integral as a function of $r$ for various spectral densities $S(s)$: $\frac{2 \pi}{r^{p/2}-1} \int_{0}^{\infty} S(s) J_{p/2-1}(2 \pi r s) s^{p/2} ds $, where $J_{p/2-1}$ is a ...
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Extension of Poisson Summation formula

Under the condition f continuous, integrable and: $|f(t)| + |\hat{f}(t)| \le C (1+|t|)^{-1-a}$ (with a>0) we have the twisted Poisson formula that holds (where $\chi(n)$ is a primitive Dirichlet ...
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Fourier transform of tempered distribution

I'm wondering whether anyone knows a reference or proof for finding the Fourier transform of $f(t):=(t+1)^{1/2}t_+^{1/2}$? (Here $t_+=\max (t,0)$.)
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Fourier transform of a bounded function

This should really be well-known, but I was not able to find a definite answer to this question: Is the Fourier transform of a bounded function always a borel measure (i.e. an order 0 distribution)? ...
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Generalized Radon transform (Relaxed sufficient condition for invertibility)

The generalized Radon transform maps a function $f \in L^1(\mathbb R^n)$, usually interpreted as a density of an object, to its integral value over an $(n-1)$-dimensional affine subspace. To be more ...
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Generalization of Lévy's continuity theorem for nuclear spaces

I am interested in a generalization of the following finite-dimensional results in infinite dimensional vector-space with nuclear structure, especially for the cases of the spaces of distributions ...
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Any references on infinite-dimensional Fourier-Plancherel theory?

Let $M$ be a measure on an infinite-dimensional topological vector space (in fact, only the measure type matters), such that $M$ is quasi-invariant under a dense subspace $S$ of shifts (let's assume ...
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Meaning of fractional Fourier transform with imaginary iteration count

(I'm reposting this from math.stackexchange as I didn't get an answer there and thought it might be "advanced" enough for this site.) As one may know, the Fourier Transform $$F[f](\nu) = ...
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Why does Fourier transform of a function give the frequency spectrum?

Coefficients of the complex Fourier series give spikes at discrete frequencies. I'd like to understand why F.T. gives us the continuous frequency spectrum?
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Decay of the Fourier transform of a function with a discontinuty at zero

Let $f \colon \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ be a function from the Schwartz class and $f(0) \neq 0$. Define it's projection $g(x) = \langle f(x), \frac{x}{|x|} \rangle \frac{x}{|x|}$, where $\langle a, ...
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Absolute convergence of logarithm of polynomial with positive coefficient ($\ln G(z) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{q_i}{z^i}} $)

Special problem: Let $G(z)$ be a probability generating function(pgf, the $z$ can be seen as real number or complex number), that is $$G(z) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{p_i}{z^i}} ,(\left| z ...
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Schönhage–Strassen algorithm

After brief intro to Fourier series, CFT, DFT and their basic properties I enjoyed implementing forward and backward FFT algorithm in complex numbers. I was happy to, at least, have an idea how is it ...
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Integral solving request

Dear all, please help me solve the following integral. I need to solve this integral for one of my problems. $$(\frac{1}{2\pi})^2\int_0^\infty\int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{J_0(\rho R_0)J_0(\rho ...
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Fourier transform of $e^{it|\xi|^{\alpha}}$

Consider the fourier transform of $e^{it|\xi|^{2\alpha}}$ ($\alpha>0$)in $\mathbb{R}^n$,let $K_{\alpha}=\mathcal{F}(e^{it|\xi|^{\alpha}})$,so $K$ is a tempered distribution.Now I want to know if ...
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$f, \hat{f} \in L^{p}\cap L^{\infty} \implies f\in B(\mathbb R)$ (algebra of Fourier- Stieltjes transforms )?

For a bounded complex Borel measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb R$, we define, its Fourier-Stieltjes transform, $\hat{\mu}(y)= \int_{\mathbb R} e^{-2\pi ix\cdot y} d\mu(x); (y\in \mathbb R).$ Let $1\leq p \leq ...
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Error of Discrete Fourier Transform on Finite Domain (vs. Continuous FT) in terms of Sobolev order

My question is about quantifying the error that occurs by approximating the continuous Fourier transform on a finite domain by using a discretised version with resolution $N$ for a function of a given ...
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How is the deconvolution of a fat gaussian from a polynomial derived?

We have a 2D order-2 polynomial, a Gaussian and a 'box' indicator function. Let: $\begin{eqnarray} p(x,y) &=& c_0+c_1x+c_2y+c_3xy+c_4x^2+c_5y^2+c_6xy^2 \\ G(x,y) &=& ...
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Positive Fourier coefficients for a function $f:\{+1,-1\}^n \to \mathbb R$

This is from my research in computer science where the Fourier transform over $GF(2)^n$ is a tool to study functions on the Boolean hypercube. For example, the majority function on 3 variables is ...
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Is the Fourier transform of $\frac{1}{\mu+|\xi|^{2\alpha}}$($\mu>0$) a bounded function?

Consider $m(\xi)=\frac{1}{\mu+|\xi|^{2\alpha}}$, where $\xi\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $\mu, \alpha>0$, I want to know that if $m(\xi)$ is a multiplier of $\mathcal{M_{1}^{\infty}}$,i.e., whether the ...
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Quantifying the “flatness” of functions which are the Fourier transforms of positive functions

Short version of question: I'm trying to understand the extent to which a function is prevented from being "flat" as a result of being the Fourier transform of a positive function. That is, the extent ...
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Bandwidth approximation for a nonlinear problem

Can anyone please help me with this problem. I must let you know from the beginning that it's not an easy one. "Two functions are given: $u, y \in L^{2}(-\infty,\infty), y(t)=\frac{u(t)}{u(t)+b}$ , ...
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Space of Bandlimited Functions

Hi, I was asking myself about some necessary and/or sufficient conditions for a function to be bandlimited (i.e. its Fourier transform is zero t residing out of [-B,B] for some B>0). Of course, if a ...
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When one can expect $\widehat{(fg)} = \hat{f} \ast \hat{g}$; $f, g\in L^{1} (G)$?

Let $f, g \in L^{1}(\mathbb T)= L^{1} ([-\pi, \pi))$. We define, the Fourier transform of $f$ as follows: $$\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt, \ (n\in \mathbb Z).$$ It is ...
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tranforms that lowers the number of variables of a function

Is there any linear map that lowers the number of variables of functions, namely a map that maps a function of several variables to functions of one variable and at the same time the original ...
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Fourier Transform of compactly supported $L^1$ functions

Background Given a (translation bounded) positive definite measure $\gamma$ lets say on $\mathbb R^d$, its Fourier transform as a tempered distribution is a positive measure $\widehat{\gamma}$. I am ...
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Result of Beurling concerning absolute convergence of Fourier series of |f|

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb T)$ and define the Fourier coefficient of $f$ : $\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi} \int _{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt; (n\in \mathbb Z)$ and we put, $$A(\mathbb T):= \{f\in ...
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Let $f \in M^{1,1} (\mathbb R)$ (Feichtinger's algebra /Modulation Space). Can we say $Fof\in M^{1,1}(\mathbb R)$; $F$ is an entire function?

The Modulation space ( Feichtinger's algebra), $$S_{0} (\mathbb R) = M^{1, 1}(\mathbb R): = \{ f\in L^{2}(\mathbb R) : V_{g}(f) \in L^{1}(\mathbb R^{2}) \};$$ where $V_{g}f (x, w)$ is the short- ...
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Solving Stokes Equations using 3D Fourier transforms

How do you calculate the inverse Fourier transform of $\frac{k_ik_j}{k^4}$. I know it has to be a matrix of the form $=δ_{ij}A(r)+r_ir_jB(r)$, but how do you calculate the functions A(r) and B(r)? I ...
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Is there inverse FFT algorithm for Fourier transform of a integer-valued random variable?

In many applications, it is possible to derive an explicit expression for the Fourier transform of a random variable $X$ $$\varphi (\theta ) = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{p_n}} {e^{in\theta }}$$ ...
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Relationship between Fourier series & DFT

Sources like http://www.dsprelated.com/dspbooks/mdft/Relation_DFT_Fourier_Series.html explain the equivalence between FS and DFT. However, isn't there a flaw? When I integrate over the continuous ...
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Computing a 2D Fourier transform on a disk

I am looking for a reliable and fast way of evaluating an integral like $$ F(r, \phi)= \int_0^1 \int_0^{2\pi} f(\rho, \theta) e^{2\pi i \rho r \cos(\theta - \phi)}\rho\, d\theta\,d\rho, $$ where $f$ ...
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Convergence of the inverse image of a sequence of Fourier transforms

The Fourier Transform is in general terms a continuous mapping, as well as it's inverse when it exists. Is there any abstract result that translates convergence of the transforms of a sequence of ...
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Behavior of the Fourier transform (FT) of a function and FT of its absolute function

Let $f\in L^{1} (\mathbb R) := \{f:\mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb C \ \text {measurable functions} : \int_{\mathbb R} | f(x)| dx < \infty \}.$ We define the Fourier transform of $f$ as follows: ...
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Closed sets in the space of Fourier transforms $\mathcal{F}L^{1}$

Consider the space of all Fourier transforms of $L^{1}(\mathbb R),$ that is, $$\mathcal{F}L^{1}=\mathcal{F}L^{1}(\mathbb R):= \{f\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb R):\hat{f}\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)\},$$ with the ...
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nonnegative Fourier Transform

Let $\widehat{f}(\xi)$ be Fourier transform of $f$ given by \begin{align} \widehat{f}(\xi)=\int_{\mathbb{R}^n} e^{-ix\cdot\xi}f(x)dx. \end{align} Suppose that $\widehat{f}(\xi)$ is nonnegative and ...
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Is $\int_0^\infty \sin(Kx)f_K(x)\,dx$ of larger order than $\int_0^\infty \cos(Kx)f_K(x)\,dx$?

Suppose we have a function $f$, such that $f$ is of some smoothness degree $m$, and $f,f^{(k)} \in L_1[0,\infty)$ $k=1,...,m$. Now if $f^{(k)}(0) = \lim_{x\rightarrow\infty}f^{(k)}(x) = 0$ for ...
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Littlewood-Paley theory and norm estimation

In the paper "A Convolution Inequality Concerning Cantor-Lebesgue Measures", the Littlewood-Paley theory is used to estimate the norm of multiplier operator in Lemma 1. It is claimed that Lemma 2 is ...
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Find probability density function from its autocorrelation function

For a positive function $f(x)$, its auto correlation function $A(x)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(s)f(s+x) ds>0$ and is positive-definite (its Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}(A(x))>0$). Now for the ...
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function invariants under integral transforms

Some integral transforms have various invariants (Fourier transform, etc.), while others don't, such as Hilbert transform. I am wondering if there is any general method to find the invariant functions ...
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Solvable PDEs and their Green's functions

I have a class of PDEs of the form $$ -\Box\phi(x)+\lambda\phi_0^2(x)\phi(x)=0 $$ with $\phi_0^2(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty b_ne^{ip_n\cdot x}$. I know some exact solutions for them (see here and ...
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How to get Fourier–Stieltjes transform on $\mathbb R$ from the nice function on $\mathbb T$ (periodic on $\mathbb R$)?

We put, $M(\mathbb R)= $The set of bounded complex Borel measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb R$ and for $\mu \in M(\mathbb R)$, we define $||\mu||:= |\mu| (\mathbb R) = \text {total variation of } \ \mu $; and ...
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Factorization in Fourier Algebra and its properties

By Schwartz-inequality and Riesz–Fischer theorem, one can deduced that, ($\ast$ stands for a usual convolution ) $$L^{2}(\mathbb T) \ast L^{2}(\mathbb T) = A(\mathbb T)(:= \{f\in L^{1}(\mathbb T): ...