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Math 354 Fall 2007
Practice Mid Term Exam Questions
1.
(a) For what kinds of functions do we deﬁne Fourier coeﬃcients?(b) Deﬁne
(
n
).(c) Show that
|

(
n
)
|

10
|
(
x
)
|
dx
for all
n
.
2.
State De Moivre’s formula.
3.
Suppose that
has period 1, and that
(
x
) = sin
πx
for 0
x
1.(a) Sketch a graph of
, say for
2
x
2.(b) Compute the Fourier coeﬃcients of
.(c) Give reasons why this Fourier Series converges to
(
x
) for all
x
.(d) By taking
x
= 0, give the evaluation of a series.
4.
Suppose that
is a real-valued function with period 1 such that
(
n
) =
(
n
) for all
n
. Show that
(
n
) is real for all
n
.
5.
Find all complex numbers
z
such that
e
z
= 1 +
i
.
6.
Suppose that
has period 1, that

10
|
(
x
)
|
dx <
, and that
is an anti-derivativeof
.(a) Under what condition does
have period 1?(b) When this condition is met, how are the Fourier coeﬃcients of
related to those of
?
7.
Suppose that
and
g
have period 1, and that

10
|
(
x
)
|
dx <
,

10
|
g
(
x
)
|
dx <
.(a) Deifne
g
.How are the Fourier coeﬃcients of
g
related to those of
and
g
?
8.
(a) Deﬁne the Dirichlet kernel
D
(
x
).(b) Give a closed-form formula for
D
(
x
).(c) In the graph of
D
(
x
), it may be noted that
D
does not become nearly as negativeas it is positive. Give a formula for max
x
D
(
x
).(d) Find a positive constant
c
such thatmin
x
D
(
x
)
c
max
x
D
(
x
)
.
9.
In the context of Gibbs’ phenomenon, we recall that12
x
=
n
=1
sin2
πnxπn
+12

x
0
D
(
u
)
du.
We note that the ﬁrst overshoot is followed by an undershoot. How large (asymptotically)is
s
(
x
) at the bottom of this undershoot?1