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F i S i Fourier Series
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Periodic Functions
• A function is said to be periodic if
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f(x)
Periodic Functions
Illustration of f(x+T)=f(x)
• A function is said to be periodic if
f(x+T) = f(x) for all x.
• The period of the function is T, a
positive number
0500
0.000
0.500
1.000
-3.1 -1.1 0.9 2.9 4.9 6.9 8.9 10.9
x
positive number.
-1.500
-1.000
-0.500
T
T
0.8
For example :
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=
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t t
5
10
cos
5
cos
x x
( ) 5 / cos ) ( t x x f =
0 7
-0.2
0.3
-10 -5 0 5 10
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.

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5 5
Therefore, cos(xπ/5) is a
periodic function with a
2
-1.2
-0.7
periodic function with a
period of 10.
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Periodic Functions
• Periodic functions occur frequently in
engineeringproblems (e g internal pressure
Periodic Functions
engineering problems (e.g. internal pressure
of combustion engine, vibrating platforms,
pendulums)
• A popular approach to mathematically
represent periodic functions is through Fourier
Series
J osephFourier (1768-1830) J oseph Fourier (1768 1830),
French physicist
FOURIER SERIES :
Any function f(x) of period 2L can be represented as an infinite summation of
( )
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=
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1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
y ( ) p p
sine and cosine terms
3
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. \ . \ 1 n
with appropriately determined coefficients, a
n
and b
n
.
HOW?
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Integral of trigonometric functions
The integrals required to determine the coefficients in a Fourier series
Integral of trigonometric functions
0 cos 0 sin =
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÷ ÷
L
L
L
L
dx
L
x n
dx
L
x n t t
0 cos sin =
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}
÷
L
L
dx
L
x n
L
x m t t
¹
´
¦
=
=
=
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}
÷
m n
m n L
dx
L
x n
L
x m
L
L
, 0
,
cos cos
t t
¹
´
¦
=
=
=
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}
÷
m n
m n L
dx
L
x n
L
x m
L
L
, 0
,
sin sin
t t
4
n, m =1,2,3,…
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Integral of trigonometric functions
Other useful formulas:
Integral of trigonometric functions
sin 2 1 1 cos 2 ) 2 cos(
2 2
A A A ÷ = ÷ =
n sin(nt/2) sin(nt) cos(nt/2) cos(nt)
1 1 0 0 -1
2 0 0 -1 1
) sin( ) sin( cos sin 2
cos sin 2 ) 2 sin(
B A B A B A
A A A
+ + ÷ =
=
3 -1 0 0 -1
4 0 0 1 1
5 1 0 0 -1
) cos( ) cos( sin sin 2
) sin( ) sin( cos sin 2
B A B A B A
B A B A B A
+ ÷ ÷ =
+ +
6 0 0 -1 1
7 -1 0 0 -1
8 0 0 1 1
) cos( ) cos( cos cos 2 B A B A B A + + ÷ =
9 1 0 0 -1
10 0 0 -1 1
11 -1 0 0 -1
5
12 0 0 1 1
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Integral of trigonometric functions Integral of trigonometric functions
Proof :
( ) ( ) 0 ] cos [cos cos sin
) cos(
= ÷ ÷ ÷ =
(
¸
(

¸

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÷ =
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=
÷
÷
}
  
t
t t
t
t
t
t
n
L
L
L
L
n n
n
L
L
x n
n
L
dx
L
x n
( ) ( ) 0 ] sin sin [ sin cos = ÷ ÷ =
(
(

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=
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}
t t
t t
n n
L x n L
dx
x n
L
L
( ) ( )] [
0 0
(
¸

¸
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.

\
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.

\
= =
÷
÷
}
     
t t n L n L
L
L
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Integral of trigonometric functions
}
÷
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=
L
L
dx
L
x m
L
x n
I
t t
cos sin
Integral of trigonometric functions
Proof :
( ) ( ) 1 + ÷
}
L
x m n x m n t t
. \ . \
L L
Case 1: n≠m
From : 2sin(A)cos(B)=sin(A-B)+sin(A+B)
( ) ( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
cos cos
2
1
sin sin
2
1
(
¸
(

¸
+
+
+
÷
÷ =
+
+ =
÷
}
L
L
L
x m n
m n
L
L
x m n
m n
L
dx
L
x m n
L
x m n
I
t
t
t
t
t t
( ) ( )
0
2
=
¸ ¸
+ ÷
÷L
L m n L m n t t
From : cos(-A)=cos(A)
Case 2: n=m
2
sin
2
1
cos sin
(
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=
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=
÷ ÷
} }
L
L
L
L
L
dx
L
x n
dx
L
x n
L
x n
I
t t t
Case 2: n m
From : sin(2A)=2sin(A)cos(A)
7
0
2
cos
2 2
1
=
(
¸
(

¸

|
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\
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÷ =
÷
L
L
L
x n
n
L t
t
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Integral of trigonometric functions
}
÷
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=
L
L
dx
L
x m
L
x n
I
t t
sin sin
Integral of trigonometric functions
Proof :
( ) ( ) 1 + ÷
}
L
d
x m n x m n
I
t t
. \ . \
L L
Case 1: n≠m
From : 2sin(A)sin(B)=cos(A-B)-cos(A+B)
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
0 sin sin
1
cos cos
2
=
(
(
(

+
÷
÷
=
÷ =
÷
}
L
L
x m n L x m n L
dx
L L
I
t t
( ) ( )
0 sin sin
2
0 0
=
(
(
¸

¸
+ ÷
=
÷
= =
L
L m n L m n
         
t t
Case 2: n=m Case 2: n m
From : cos(2A)=1-2sin
2
(A)
dx
L
x n
dx
L
x n
I
L
L
L
L
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÷ =
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=
÷ ÷
} }
t t 2
cos 1
2
1
sin
2
8
L
L
x n
n
L
x
L
L
=
(
¸
(

¸

|
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\
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÷ =
÷
t
t
2
sin
2 2
1
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Integral of trigonometric functions
}
÷
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=
L
L
dx
L
x m
L
x n
I
t t
cos cos
Integral of trigonometric functions
Proof :
( ) ( ) 1 + ÷
}
L
x m n x m n t t
. \ . \
L L
Case 1: n≠m
From : 2cos(A)cos(B)=cos(A-B)+cos(A+B)
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
0 sin sin
1
cos cos
2
1
=
(
(
(

+
+
÷
=
+
+ =
÷
}
L
L
L
x m n L x m n L
dx
L
x m n
L
x m n
I
t t
t t
( )
( )
( )
( )
0 sin sin
2
0 0
=
(
(
¸

¸
+
+
÷
=
÷
= =
L
L m n L m n
         
t t
Case 2: n=m Case 2: n m
From : cos(2A)=2cos
2
(A)-1
dx
L
x n
dx
L
x n
I
L
L
L
L
+
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=
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=
÷ ÷
} }
t t
1
2
cos
2
1
cos
2
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L x
L
x n
n
L
L
L
=
(
¸
(

¸

+
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.
|

\
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=
÷
t
t
2
sin
2 2
1
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Determination of coefficients
FOURIER SERIES :
Determination of coefficients
( )
¿
·
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+
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+ = sin cos
x n
b
x n
a a x f
t t
Any function f(x) of period 2L can be represented as an infinite summation of
sine and cosine terms
( )
¿
=
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.

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.

\
+
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.

\
+ =
1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
b
L
a a x f
with appropriately determined coefficients, a
n
and b
n
.
How do we determine the
coefficients a
n
and b
n
?
n n
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Determination of coefficients (a
0
) Determination of coefficients (a
0
)
Starting from,
( )
¿
·
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i
x n
b
x n
f
t t
( )
¿
=
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+
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+ =
1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
We integrate wrt x from–L to L We integrate wrt x from L to L
( )
1
0
sin cos dx
L
x n
b dx
L
x n
a dx a dx x f
n
L
L
n
L
L
n
L
L
L
L
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+
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+ =
¿
} } } }
·
=
÷ ÷ ÷ ÷
t t
( )
}
L
d f
1
0
2La
L L L L
=
. \
=0 =0
( )
}
÷
=
L
dx x f
L
a
2
0
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Determination of coefficients (a ) Determination of coefficients (a
n
)
Starting from,
( )
¿
·
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+
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\
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+ =
0
sin cos
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
= . \
. \ . \ 1 n
L L
We multiply the eqn by
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L
x mt
cos
. \
L
( )
¿
·
=
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+
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+
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=
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.
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\
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1
0
cos sin cos cos cos cos
n
n n
L
x m
L
x n
b
L
x m
L
x n
a
L
x m
a
L
x m
x f
t t t t t t
( ) L a dx
L
x m
L
x n
b dx
L
x m
L
x n
a dx
L
x m
a dx
L
x m
x f
m
L
n
L
n
L L
=
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+
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+
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=
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¿
} } } }
·
0
cos sin cos cos cos cos
t t t t t t
We integrate wrt x from –L to L
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L
x mt 1
( )
L L L L L L
n
L L L L
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.

\
. \ . \ . \ . \ . \ . \
¿
} } } }
=
÷ ÷ ÷ ÷
1
=0 =0 =0 for m≠n, =L for m=n
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( )
}
÷
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.
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\
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=
L
L
m
dx
L
x m
x f
L
a
t
cos
1
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Determination of coefficients (b ) Determination of coefficients (b
n
)
Starting from,
( )
¿
·
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+
|
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+ =
0
sin cos
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
= . \
. \ . \ 1 n
L L
We multiply the eqn by
|
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\
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L
x mt
sin
. \
L
( )
¿
·
=
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+
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+
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=
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1
0
sin sin sin cos sin sin
n
n n
L
x m
L
x n
b
L
x m
L
x n
a
L
x m
a
L
x m
x f
t t t t t t
( ) L b dx
L
x m
L
x n
b dx
L
x m
L
x n
a dx
L
x m
a dx
L
x m
x f
m
L
n
L
n
L L
=
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+
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+
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=
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¿
} } } }
·
0
sin sin sin cos sin sin
t t t t t t
We integrate wrt x from –L to L
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L
x mt 1
( )
L L L L L L
n
L L L L
|
.

\
. \ . \ . \ . \ . \ . \
¿
} } } }
=
÷ ÷ ÷ ÷
1
=0 for m≠n, =L for m=n =0 =0
13
( )
}
÷
|
.
|

\
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=
L
L
m
dx
L
x m
x f
L
b
t
sin
1
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Fourier series expansion
Summarizing the previous slides…
Fourier series expansion
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Any function f(x) of period 2L can be represented as a Fourier series
( )
¿
·
=
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\
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\
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+
|
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\
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+ =
1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
where
( )
( ) 3 2 1 cos
1
2
1
0
|
|

|
=
}
}
÷
n dx
x n
x f a
dx x f
L
a
L
L
L
t
where,
Euler
( )
( ) 

, 3 , 2 , 1 , sin
1
, 3 , 2 , 1 , cos
=
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=
=
|
.

\
=
}
}
÷
÷
n dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
n dx
L
x f
L
a
L
L
n
L
n
t
Euler
formula
14
. \
}
÷
L L
L
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Example : Find the Fourier series expansion of the ‘half rectified signal”
1.2
f(x)
( )
( )
¹
´
¦
s <
s s ÷
=
t
t
x x
x
x f
0 sin
0 , 0
p p g
shown.
04
0.6
0.8
1
( )
¹
s < t x x 0 , sin
( ) ( ) x f x f = + t 2
and
0
0.2
0.4
x
t 0
÷t
2t 3t
FromEuler formula with L = t
( ) ( ) ( ) | | | |
t t t t t
t
t
t t
t
1
1 1
2
1
cos
2
1
0 sin
2
1
0
2
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
÷ ÷
÷
= ÷ = + = =
} } }
÷ ÷
x dx x dx dx x f a
From Euler formula with L = t,
15
t
1
=
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Example :
From Euler formula with L = t,
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
} } }
+ = =
t t 0
cos sin
1
0
1
cos
1
dx nx x dx dx nx x f a
p
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
} } }
+ = =
÷ ÷ t t
t t t
0
cos sin 0 cos dx nx x dx dx nx x f a
n
For n>1,
( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ) 1 ( cos ) 1 ( cos 1 1
(
+ ÷
}
x n x n
t
t
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
* *
0
0
1 1 ) 1 ( cos ) 1 ( cos 1
1
) 1 ( cos
1
) 1 ( cos
2
1
) 1 ( sin ) 1 ( sin
2
1
¦
¦
`
¹
¦
¦
´
¦
(
¸
(

¸

÷ ÷
(
(

+
÷
÷
=
(
¸
(

¸

+
+
÷
÷
÷
÷ = + + ÷ =
}
n
n n
n
x n
n
x n
dx x n x n a
t t
t t
t
( ) { }
( )
( ) | |
2
1
1 1
1
1
1 1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1 1 1 1 2
+
+ ÷
÷
÷
= ÷ ÷
(
¸
(

¸

+
÷
÷
=
¦
)
`
¦
¹
´
(
¸

¸
+ ÷
(
¸

¸
+ ÷
n n
n n n
n n n n
t t
t
( )
2
, 6 , 4 , 2 ,
1
2
, 7 , 5 , 3 , 0
¦
¹
¦
´
¦
=
÷
÷
=
=
n
n
n
t


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( ) ( ) ( )
1
1 ) 1 ( cos ) 1 ( cos : *
+
÷ = + = ÷
n
n n note t t
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Example : p
| |
1
i
1
i
1
} }
t
t t
d d
For n=1,
| | 0 2 cos
4
1
2 sin
2
1
cos sin
1
0
0 0
1
= ÷ = = =
} }
t
t t t
x dx x dx x x a
n n-1 cos((n-1)t) n+1 cos((n+1)t) (-1)^(n+1)
( ) ( ) ( )
1
1 ) 1 ( cos ) 1 ( cos : *
+
÷ = + = ÷
n
n n note t t
n n 1 cos((n 1)t) n+1 cos((n+1)t) ( 1) (n+1)
1 0 1 2 1 1
2 1 -1 3 -1 -1
3 2 1 4 1 1 3 2 1 4 1 1
4 3 -1 5 -1 -1
5 4 1 6 1 1
6 5 -1 7 -1 -1
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Example :
1 1 1
From Euler formula with L = t,
p
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
} } }
+ = =
÷ ÷
t
t
t
t
t t t
0
0
sin sin
1
0
1
sin
1
dx nx x dx dx nx x f b
n
For n>1
( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ) 1 ( i ) 1 ( i 1
) 1 ( cos ) 1 ( cos
2
1
0
(
+
+ ÷ ÷ =
}
t
t
t
dx x n x n b
n
For n>1,
( ) ( )
0
1
) 1 ( sin
1
) 1 ( sin
2
1
0
=
(
¸
(

¸

+
+
÷
÷
÷
=
t n
x n
n
x n
( )
1 2 sin 1
2 cos 1
1
sin
1
2
(
(

} }
t
t t
x
x dx x xdx b
For n=1,
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( )
2 2 2
2 cos 1
2
sin
0
0 0
1
=
(
¸

¸
÷ = ÷ = =
} }
t t t
x dx x xdx b
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Example :
Hence, ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ... 6 cos 4 cos 2 cos sin
35
2
15
2
3
2
2
1 1
÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ + = x x x x x f
t t t t
p
Although the series is infinite a fewterms are usually accurate enough
0 8
1
1.2
Up to a2
0 8
1
1.2
Only a0 and b1
with a
0
& b
1
only up to a
2
Although the series is infinite, a few terms are usually accurate enough.
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1.2
Up to a4
-0.2
0
-4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
-0.2
0
-4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
1.2
Up to a6
up to a
4
up to a
6
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
19
-0.2
0
0.2
-4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
-0.2
0
0.2
-4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
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Example : Find the Fourier series expansion of the square wave p p q
shown.
1.0
( )
´
¦
< < ÷ ÷
=
t x
x f
0 , 1
t 2t 3t 3t 4t ÷t
( )
¹
´
< < t x
x f
0 , 1
( ) ( ) x f x f = + t 2
-1.0
( ) ( )
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Example :
From Euler formula with L = t,
p
( ) 0
2
1
) 1 (
2
1
2
1
0
0
0
= + ÷ = =
} } }
÷ ÷ t
t t
t
t t t
dx dx dx x f a
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) cos
1
cos
1
cos
1
0
0
+
÷
= =
÷ ÷
} } }
t
t
t
t
t t t
dx nx dx nx dx nx x f a
n
( ) ( )
0
sin 1 sin 1
0
0
0
=
(
¸
(

¸

+
(
¸
(

¸

÷
=
÷
} } }
t
t
t t
t t
t t t
n
nx
n
nx
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Example :
From Euler formula with L = t,
p
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) | | ( ) | | { }
¦
¹
¦
¦
( (
(
¸
(

¸

+ ÷ = =
÷ ÷
} } }
nx nx
dx nx dx nx dx nx x f b
n
1 cos cos 1
sin sin
1
sin
1
0
0
0
t t
t
t
t
t
t
( ) ( )
( ) | | ( ) | | { }
¦
¦
= ÷
÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ =
¦
)
¦
`
¹
¦
¹
¦
´
¦
(
¸
(

¸

÷
(
¸
(

¸

=
÷
n
n n
n n
nx
n
nx
even for 0 ) 1 1 (
2
1 cos cos 1
1 cos cos 1
0
t t
t t
t
( ) | |
¦
¹
¦
´
= ÷ ÷
= ÷
= ÷ ÷ =
n
n n
n
n
n
n
odd for ,
4
)) 1 ( 1 (
2
even for , 0 ) 1 1 (
1 1
2
t t
t
t
( ) ( )
¿ ¿
· ·
|
|

|
=
|
|
|

|
|
|

|
+
|
|

|
+ = sin
4
sin cos nx
x n
b
x n
a a x f
t t
Hence,
22
( ) ( )
¿ ¿
= =
|
.

\
=
|
|
.

\
|
.

\
+
|
.

\
+ =
 , 5 , 3 , 1 1
0
sin sin cos
n n
n n
nx
n L
b
L
a a x f
t
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Example :
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )  + + + + = x x x x x f 7 sin 5 sin 3 sin sin
7
4
5
4
3
4 4
t t t t
p
1.5
n = 1
1.5
n = 3
1.5
n = 5
1.5
n = 7
1.5
n = 9
1.5
n = 11
1.5
n = 13
1.5
n = 15
1.5
n = 17
1.5
n = 19
0.5
1
n = 1
0.5
1
n = 3
0.5
1
n = 5
0.5
1
n = 7
0.5
1
n = 9
0.5
1
n = 11
0.5
1
n = 13
0.5
1
n = 15
0.5
1
n = 17
0.5
1
n = 19
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-0.5
0
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
-1.5
-1
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
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-3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14 -3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14
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Example : Find the Fourier series expansion of the square wave
¦
÷ < < ÷ 1 2 , 0 x
p p q
shown.
( )
¦
¹
¦
´
¦
< <
< < ÷
< <
=
2 1 , 0
1 1 , 1
1 2 , 0
x
x
x
x f
( ) ( ) x f x f = + 4
1
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Example :
1 1 1 1 1 1
From Euler formula with L = 2,
p
( ) | |
2
1
4
1
0
4
1
4
1
0
4
1
) 2 ( 2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
0
= = + + = =
÷
÷
÷
÷ ÷
} } } }
x dx dx dx dx x f a
( ) dx dx
x n
dx dx
x n
x f a
n
0
2
1
2
cos
2
1
0
2
1
2
cos
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
+
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
|
.
|

\
|
=
÷
÷
÷ ÷
} } } }
t t
n n
n
x n
n 2
sin
2
sin
1
2
sin
2
2
1
1
1
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
=
÷
t t
t
t
t
n a
n
n
n
even for 0 : note
2
sin
2
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
t
t
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Example : p
From Euler formula with L = 2,
( )
0
1 2 1
0
2
1
2
sin
2
1
0
2
1
2
sin
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
(
(

|
|

|
÷
|
|

|
(
(

|
|

|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
|
.
|

\
|
=
÷
÷
÷ ÷
} } } }
t t t
t t
n n x n
dx dx
x n
dx dx
x n
x f b
n
0
2
cos
2
cos
2
cos
2
1
=
(
¸

¸
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
(
¸

¸
|
.
|

\
|
÷ =
÷
t t n n
( )
¿
·
=
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
x n
b
L
x n
a a x f
t t
Hence,
¿
·
=
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
 , 5 , 3 , 1
2
cos
2
sin
2
2
1
n
x n n
n
t t
t
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Example :
( )
(
¸
(

¸

÷
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
+ = ...
2
5
cos
2
3
cos
2
cos
5
1
3
1 2
2
1
x x x
x f
t t t
t
p
1.2
n = 1
1.2
n = 3
1.2
n = 5
¸ ¸
. \ . \ . \
2 2 2
1.2
n = 7
1.2
n = 9
1.2
n = 11
1.2
n = 13
1.2
n = 15
1.2
n = 17
1.2
n = 19
0.6
0.8
1
n = 1
0.6
0.8
1
n = 3
0.6
0.8
1
n = 5
0.6
0.8
1
n = 7
0.6
0.8
1
n = 9
0.6
0.8
1
n = 11
0.6
0.8
1
n = 13
0.6
0.8
1
n = 15
0.6
0.8
1
n = 17
0.6
0.8
1
n = 19
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
0
0.2
0.4
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
-0.2
-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
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Dirichlet Conditions Dirichlet Conditions
If the Fourier series is to represent f(x), then at x=x
1
,
h ld t f( ) i i t i l d d
( ) ( ) ( )
¿
=
+ +
m
n
n n
nx b nx a a
1
1 1 0
sin cos
should converge to f(x
1
) as m increases, i.e. as more terms are included.
The following Dirichlet conditions must be fulfilled for convergence: g g
1. The function f(x) must be defined and single-valued.
2. The function f(x) must be piecewise continuous. ( ) p
3. The derivative f’(x) must be piecewise continuous.
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Example :If the following functions are defined over the interval –t < x a p e t e o o g u ct o s a e de ed o e t e te a t x
< t and f(x)=f(x+2t),state whether or not each function can
be represented by a Fourier series.
2
2
9 ) ( .. 6 tan ) ( .. 5
1
) ( .. 4
2
) ( .. 3 5 4 ) ( .. 2 ) ( .. 1
x x f x x f x f
x
x f x x f x x f
÷ = = =
= ÷ = =
) ( ) (
5
) ( f f
x
f
÷
1. Yes, 2. Yes, 3. No (infinite discontinuity at x=0)
4 Yes 5 No (infinite discontinuity at x=t/2) 6 No (two valued) 4. Yes, 5. No (infinite discontinuity at x=t/2), 6. No (two valued)
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Discontinuities
The Fourier series representation of a piece-wise continuous function,
gives the average value of the two limit at the points of discontinuity, i.e., if
Discontinuities
g g p y
x=a is a point of discontinuity, then
( ) h a a a f a f a f ± = + =
± + ÷
lim , ) ( ) (
1
) ( ( ) h a a a f a f a f
h÷0
, ) ( ) (
2
) (
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Discontinuities Discontinuities
In the previous 2 examples, the functions are piecewise continuous. So we
have
1.0
-1.0
t 2t 3t 3t 4t ÷t
( ) ( ) sin
4
, 5 , 3 , 1
|
.
|

\
|
=
·
=
¿
nx
n
x f
n 
t
( )
2
cos
2
sin
2
2
1
, 5 , 3 , 1
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
·
=
¿
x n n
n
x f
n 
t t
t
( ) 0 sin
4
, At
, 5 , 3 , 1
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
·
=
¿
n
n
x
n 
t
t
t
2
1
2
cos
2
sin
2
2
1
, 1 At
, 5 , 3 , 1
=
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+
=
·
=
¿
n n
n
x
n 
t t
t
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( ) ( ) 0 ) 1 ( ) 1 (
2
1
) ( ) (
2
1
and
, 5 , 3 , 1
= ÷ + = +
. \
+ ÷
a f a f
n
( ) ( )
2
1
1 0
2
1
) 1 ( ) 1 (
2
1
and = + = +
+ ÷
f f
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Fourier series expansion
So, more precisely…
Any function f(x) of period 2L satisfying the Dirichlet conditions can be
Fourier series expansion
( )
¿
·
|
|
|

|
|
|

|
+
|
|

|
+ = sin cos
x n
b
x n
a a x f
t t
y ( ) p y g
represented as a convergent Fourier series
( )
¿
=
|
|
.

\
|
.

\
+
|
.

\
+ =
1
0
sin cos
n
n n
L
b
L
a a x f
( )
1
0
=
}
dx x f a
L
where,
( )
( )  , 3 , 2 , 1 , cos
1
2
0
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
}
}
÷
÷
n dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
f
L
L
L
n
L
t
( )  , 3 , 2 , 1 , sin
1
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
}
÷
n dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
L
L
n
t
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At a discontinuity, x=a,
( ) ( ) ) ( ) (
2
1
+ ÷
+ = a f a f a f
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Even and odd functions
• A function f(x) is said to be even if :
• An even function is symmetric about the y axis
( ) ( ) x f x f = ÷
Even and odd functions
• An even function is symmetric about the y axis
An even function
( ) x x f sin =
y
1
Examples of even functions:
-0.5
0
0.5
x
sin sin : sin ) (
) cos( ) cos( : ) cos( ) (
x x x x f
x x x x f
= ÷ =
= ÷ =
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-1
-8 -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8
) sin( ) sin( ) ( : ) sin( ) ( x x x x x x x f = ÷ ÷ =
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Even and odd functions
• A function f(x) is said to be odd if :
• An odd function is anti symmetric about the y axis
( ) ( ) x f x f ÷ = ÷
Even and odd functions
• An odd function is anti-symmetric about the y axis
An odd function
( ) f
Examples of odd functions:
( ) x x x f cos =
y
4
6
8
1
) (
1
:
1
) (
) sin( ) sin( : ) sin( ) (
x x x
x f
x x x x f
÷ =
÷
=
÷ = ÷ =
-6
-4
-2
0
2
x
34
) cos( ) cos( ) ( : ) cos( ) ( x x x x x x x f ÷ = ÷ ÷ =
-8
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Even and odd functions Even and odd functions
For example,
Addition of functions:
Even +Even =Even
are even, are odd.
) cos( ,
2
x x ) sin( , x x
Even is ) cos(
2
x x +
Even + Even Even
Odd + Odd = Odd
Even + Odd = Neither
Even is ) cos(x x +
Odd is ) sin(x x +
Neither is
2
x x +
Multiplication of functions:
Even x Even = Even
Odd x Odd = Even
Even x Odd =Odd
Even is ) cos(
2
x x
Even is ) sin(x x
Odd is
2
x x ×
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Even and odd functions
( ) ( ) A dx x f dx x f
L
L
= =
} }
÷ 0
0
Even and odd functions
If f(x) is even then,
f(x)
Even function
Hence,
( ) ( ) ( )
( )
}
} } }
=
= + =
÷ ÷
L
L
L
L
L
dx x f
A dx x f dx x f dx x f
0
0
0
2
2
x
A A
L L A d
( )
}
0
( ) ( ) A dx x f A dx x f
L
= ÷ =
} }
0
and
If f(x) is odd then,
x L -L
Odd function
Area under curve
( ) ( )dx x f dx x f
L
} }
÷ 0
a d
If f(x) is odd then,
Hence,
( ) ( ) ( ) 0
0
0
= + ÷ = + =
} } }
÷ ÷
A A dx x f dx x f dx x f
L
L
L
L
f(x)
x
-A
A
L
-L
( ) ( )
( ) 0 ) ( Odd
2 ) ( Even
0
¬
= ¬
}
} }
÷
L
L L
L
d f f
dx x f dx x f x f
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( ) 0 ) ( Odd = ¬
}
÷L
dx x f x f
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Fourier cosine series Fourier cosine series
If f(x) is an even function, then the coefficients of its Fourier series are
( ) ( )
} }
= =
÷
L L
L
dx x f
L
dx x f
L
a
0
0
1
2
1
( ) ( ) even is x f
( ) ,
( ) ( )
} }
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
÷
L L
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
0
cos
2
cos
1 t t
1
| |
L
x nt
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
even is cos
L
x n
x f
t
( ) |
|

|
|
|

|
x nt
( ) 0 sin
1
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
}
÷
L
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
t
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
odd is sin
L
x n
x f
t
Therefore,
( )
¿
·
=
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
1
0
cos
n
n
L
x n
a a x f
t
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This is known as the Fourier cosine series
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Fourier sine series Fourier sine series
If f(x) is an odd function, then the coefficients of its Fourier series are
( ) 0
2
1
0
= =
}
÷
L
L
dx x f
L
a
( ) ( ) odd is x f
( ) ,
( ) 0 cos
1
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
}
÷
L
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
t
( ) ( )
} }
|
|

|
|
|

|
L L
x n x n 2 1 t t
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
odd is cos
L
x n
x f
t
( ) |
|

|
|
|

|
i i
x n
f
t
( ) ( )
} }
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
÷L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
0
sin
2
sin
1 t t
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
even is sin
L
x n
x f
t
Therefore,
( )
¿
·
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
1
sin
n
n
L
x n
b x f
t
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This is known as the Fourier sine series
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Fourier cosine &sine series
For a piece-wise continuous function f(x) of period T = 2L, i.e.,
( ) ( ) x f L x f = + 2
Fourier cosine & sine series
If the function is even, it can be represented by the Fourier cosine series
( )
¿
·
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
0
cos
n
L
x n
a a x f
t
( )
}
=
L
dx x f
L
a
0
0
1
=
. \
1 n
L
where
( )
}
|
.
|

\
|
=
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
0
cos
2 t
and
| |
L
2
·
| |
If the function is odd, it can be represented by the Fourier sine series
( )
}
|
.
|

\
|
=
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
0
sin
2 t
( )
¿
·
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
1
sin
n
n
L
x n
b x f
t
where
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At a discontinuity point x=a, ( )
( ) ( )
2
÷ + +
=
a f a f
a f
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Fourier cosine &sine series Fourier cosine & sine series
Note from the previous examples:
0.5
1
1.5
n = 19
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )  + + + + = x x x x x f 7 sin 5 sin 3 sin sin
7
4
5
4
3
4 4
t t t t
• f(x) is odd
-1.5
-1
-0.5
0
3 14 1 57 0 1 57 3 14
• anti-symmetric about y-axis
• a Fourier sine series is obtained
0.8
1
1.2
n = 19
-3.14 -1.57 0 1.57 3.14
( )
(
¸
(

¸

÷
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
+ = ...
2
5
cos
2
3
cos
2
cos
5
1
3
1 2
2
1
x x x
x f
t t t
t
-0.2
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
• f(x) is even
• symmetric about y-axis
F i i i i bt i d
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-2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2
• a Fourier cosine series is obtained
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Example : Find the Fourier series representation of f(x) = x for -1<x<1 a p e d t e ou e se es ep ese tat o o f(x) x o x
such that f(x+2)=f(x). By considering the Fourier series at
x=0.5, find the value of
... 1
9
1
7
1
5
1
3
1
÷ + ÷ + ÷
Since f(x) is odd, the series will be a Fourier sine series, i.e.,
| |
L
x n 2 t
·
| |
x nt
( )
}
|
.
|

\
|
=
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
0
sin
2 t
( )
¿
·
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
1
sin
n
n
L
x n
b x f
t
where
With L 1 With L=1,
( )
( )
( ) t
t t
t
t dx x n
n n
x n x
dx x n x b
n
cos
2 cos
2 sin 2
1
0
1
0
1
0
+
(
¸
(

¸

÷
= =
} }
( )
( ) | |
( )
t
t
t t
t
n
x n
n n
n
n
1 2
sin
2 cos 2
0
1
0
2 2
÷
÷ = +
÷
=
=
  
Therefore
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( )
( )
( )
¿
·
=
+
÷
=
1
1
sin
1 2
n
n
x n
n
x f t
t
Therefore,
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Example :
02
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n =10
a p e
( )
( )
( )
¿
·
=
+
÷
=
1
1
sin
1 2
n
n
x n
n
x f t
t
-0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
At x=0.5, f(0.5)=0.5 and
-1
-0.8
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 ( )
( )
( )
| | | |
÷
|
.
|

\
|
÷
=
¿ ¿
¿
· ·
+
·
=
+
1 2 1 2
2
sin
1 2
1
1
1
2
1
t t
t
t
n
n
n
n n
n
n
f
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
÷
=
¿ ¿
= =

     
2
9
sin
9
1
2
7
sin
7
1
2
5
sin
5
1
2
3
sin
3
1
2
sin
2
2
sin
1 2
2
sin
1 2
, 5 , 3 , 1 , 5 , 3 , 1
t t t t t
t
t
t
t
t
n n
n
n
n
n
|
.
|

\
|
+ + ÷ + ÷ =
|
.

\
. \ . \ . \ . \ . \

9
1
7
1
5
1
3
1
1
2
2 9 2 7 2 5 2 3 2
t
t
42
Therefore,
4
...
9
1
7
1
5
1
3
1
1
t
= + + ÷ + ÷
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Example :Obtain the Fourier series of the following function, f(x).
( ) ( ) 1 1
2
1
f
( ) ( ) x f x f + 2
a p e Obta t e ou e se es o t e o o g u ct o , ( )
( ) ( ) 1 1 ,
2
2
1
< < ÷ + = x x x x f
( ) ( ) x f x f = + 2
1
f(x)
x
-1 1 2 3 4 -2 -3
x
The function is neither even nor odd. However, it is a sum of an even and
dd f ti ith L 1 an odd function with L=1:
( ) ( ) ( ) x f x f x f
o e
+ = ( )
2
2
1
x x f
e
= ( ) x x f
o 2
1
=
where and
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We will obtain the Fourier series of f
e
(x) and f
o
(x) separately and add them
together.
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Example
• For f
e
(x), we use the Fourier cosine series.
1 1 1
1
3
1
(
x
L
a p e
( )
( ) 6
1
3 1
1 1
0
3
2
1
1
0
2
2
1
0
0
=
(
¸
(

¸

= = =
} }
x
dx x dx x f
L
a
L
e
1
f(x)
( ) ( )
1
0
2
0
cos cos
2
t
t
dx x n x dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
L
e n
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
} }
( ) ( )
( )
( )
1
0
1
0
2
0 0
sin
2 sin
t
t t
t
dx x n x
n n
x n x
L
f
L
e n
÷
(
¸
(

¸

=
. \
}
} }
-1 1
( ) | | ( )
( )
( ) | |
( )
1
1
0
2 2
1
0
2 2
1 2
i
2 cos 2
cos
2
cos
2
0
t
t
t
t
t
n
dx x n
n
x n x
n
n
÷
÷ + =
}
( )
2
2
1
x x f
e
=
• Therefore,
( )
( ) | |
( )
2 2
0
3 3 2 2
sin
t
t
t t n
x n
n n
= ÷ =
( )
2
f
e
( )
( )
( )
¿
·
÷1 2 1
n
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( )
( )
( )
¿
=
+ =
1
2 2
cos
1 2
6
1
n
e
x n
n
x f t
t
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Example
• Similarly, for f
o
(x), we use the Fourier sine series.
1
f(x)
L 1
2
| |
a p e
( ) ( )
( )
( ) t
t
t
t
dx x n
x n x
dx x n x dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
L
o n
1
1
1
0 0
cos
1 cos
sin sin
2
+
(
¸
(

¸

÷
=
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
}
} }
-1 1
( )
( )
( ) | | t
t t
t
t
t t
x n
n n
n
dx x n
n n
1
0
2 2
0
0
sin
1 cos
cos
+ ÷ =
+
(
¸

¸
}
( ) f
1
• Therefore
( )
t n
n 1
1
+
÷
=
( ) x x f
o 2
1
=
• Therefore,
( )
( )
( )
¿
·
=
+
÷
=
1
1
sin
1
n
n
o
x n
n
x f t
t
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Example
( )
·
(
2 1 1
n
a p e
Hence,
( ) ( ) ( )
( )
( ) ( )
¿
=
(
¸
(

¸

÷
÷
+ = + =
1
sin cos
2 1
6
1
n
o e
x n x n
n n
x f x f x f t t
t t
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 1
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 2
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 3
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 4
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 5
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 10
0 1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 20
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 1
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 2
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 3
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 4
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 5
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 10
0.3
0.4
0.5
n = 20
0.6
0.8
1
n = 1
0.6
0.8
1
n = 2
0.6
0.8
1
n = 3
0.6
0.8
1
n = 4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 5
0.6
0.8
1
n = 10
0.6
0.8
1
n = 20
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0
0.1
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
( ) x f
o
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.1
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
( ) x f
e
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-0.2
0
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
( ) ( ) ( ) x f x f x f
e o
+ =
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Half range Fourier series Half-range Fourier series
Sometimes we are interested in obtaining the Fourier series of a function,
f(x) for 0<x<L f(x) for 0<x<L.
As Fourier series is for periodic functions for –L<x<L, we construct and find
the Fourier series of a function F(x) such that
¹
´
¦
< <
< < ÷
=
L x x f
x L x g
x F
0 ), (
0 ), (
) (
Since we are only interested in f(x), we can chose any function for g(x).
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Half range Fourier series
For example,to find Fourier given f(x)=x+1, 0<x<L, some possible
choices for g(x) are
Half-range Fourier series
choices for g(x) are,
´
¦
< < ÷ x L
F
0 , 0
) (
1 ) ( + = x x g
0 ) ( = x g
i e
L x L x x F < < ÷ + = , 1 ) (
¹
´
< < +
=
L x x
x F
0 , 1
) (
F(x)
F(x)
f(x)=x+1
i.e.,
i.e.,
x
L -L
x
L -L
g(x) is normally chosen to be either symmetric or anti-symmetric to
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f(x) so that F(x) can be represented by a Fourier cosine or sine
series respectively.
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Half range Fourier series
That is,
1 ) ( + ÷ = x x g
Half-range Fourier series
1 ) ( ÷ = x x g
or
¹
´
¦
< < +
< < ÷ + ÷
=
L x x
x L x
x F
0 , 1
0 , 1
) (
F(x)
f(x)=x+1
i.e.,
g(x)= x+1
¹
´
¦
< < +
< < ÷ ÷
=
L x x
x L x
x F
0 , 1
0 , 1
) (
F(x)
f(x)=x+1
i.e.,
F(x)
f(x)=x+1 g(x)=-x+1
F(x)
f(x)=x+1
Note:
You do not
x
L -L
x
L -L
( )
¿
·
|
|

|
+
x n
f
t
need g(x) to
find the
Fourier
series, but
youshould
( )
}
=
L
dx x f
L
a
0
0
1
( )
¿
=
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
1
0
cos
n
n
L
a a x f
where
( )
¿
·
|
.
|

\
|
=
1
sin
n
L
x n
b x f
t
you should
know what
the series is
outside of
0<x<L.
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( )
}
|
.
|

\
|
=
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
0
cos
2 t
and
=
. \
1 n
L
( )
}
|
.
|

\
|
=
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
b
0
sin
2 t
where
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Example :Obtain the (a) Fourier cosine series and (b) Fourier sine
¹ ¦
L 2
a p e Obta t e (a) ou e cos e se es a d (b) ou e s e
series of the following function, f(x).
f(x)
( )
( )
)
`
¹
¹
´
¦
< < ÷
< <
=
L x x L
x x
x f
L
L
L
L
2
2
2
2
,
0 ,
1.0
x
0 L/2 L
f
o
(x)
Use Fourier cosine series
gives,
Use Fourier sine series
gives,
f
o
( )
x
0 L/2 L
1.0
L
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0 L/2 L
-L
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Example :
(
a p e
(a) Fourier cosine series
( ) ( )
2
2 /
2
2 /
2 /
0 0
0
2
2 2 1 1
¦
`
¹
¦
´
¦
(
(

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(

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¸
(

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÷ + = =
} } }
x
L
x
dx x L
L
dx x
L L
dx x f
L
a
L L
L
L
L L
2
1
2 2 2
2
2
2
2 / 0
2
2
2 2
=
¦
¦
`
¹
¦
¦
´
¦
(
(

|
|
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÷ ÷
|
|
|

|
÷ + =
¦
)
¦
`
¦
¹
¦
´
(
¸

¸
÷ +
(
¸

¸
=
L L L
L
L
Lx
L
L
2 2
8 2 2 8
¦
)
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¦
¹
´ (
¸

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|
.

\
|
.

\
L
( )
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.
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|
=
}
0
cos
2
L
n
dx
L
x n
x f
L
a
t
( )
( )
(
(
(
(

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.
|

\
|
÷ +
|
.
|

\
|
=
. \
} }
}
2 /
2 /
0
2
0
cos cos
4
L
L
L
n
dx
L
x n
x L dx
L
x n
x
L
L L
t t
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(
(
¸

¸
. \ . \
} }
                   
2 1
2 / 0
2
I
L
I
L L L
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Example :
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(
(

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|

|
=
}
sin sin
2 /
2 /
t t
dx
x n L x n Lx
I
L
L
a p e
(a) Fourier cosine series
(
¸
(

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|
.
|

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|
+
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.

\
÷
(
¸

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\
=
}
cos
2
sin
2
sin sin
2 /
2 2
2 2
0
0
1
t
t
t
t
t t
L
x n
n
L n
n
L
dx
L n L n
I
L
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|
÷
|
.
|

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|
+
|
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\
|
=
¸ ¸
. \ . \
1
2
cos
2
sin
2
2 2
2 2
2 2
0
t
t
t
t
t t
n
n
L n
n
L
L n n
( )
|
.
|

\
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+
(
¸
(

¸

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.
|

\
|
÷ =
}
sin sin
2 /
2 /
2
t
t
t
t
dx
L
x n
n
L
L
x n
x L
n
L
I
L
L
L
L
( )
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|

\
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.
|

\
|
÷ ÷
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷ =
2
cos cos
2
sin
2
0
2 2
2 2
t
t
t
t
t
n
n
n
L n
n
L
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( )
(
¸
(

¸

|
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|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
(
¸
(

¸

÷ ÷
|
.
|

\
|
= + =
2
cos
2
cos
8
1 cos
2
cos 2
4 4
2
2 2 2 2
2 1
2
t t
t
t
t
t
n n
n
n
n
n
I I
L
a
n
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N A T I O N A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F S I N G A P O R E
Example :
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16 8
a p e
(a) Fourier cosine series
¦
¦
¹
¦
¦
´
¦
= ÷ = + ÷
=
(
¸
(

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|
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|

\
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÷
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|

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|
=
otherwise , 0
, 14 , 10 , 6 , 2 ,
16
) 1 1 )( 1 (
8
2
cos 1
2
cos
8
2 2 2 2
12 8 4 f 0
dd f 0
2 2

      
  
n
n n
n n
n
a
n
t t
t t
t
¦
¹
= =
=
, 12 , 8 , 4 for 0
odd for 0
 n
n
Therefore,
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.
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\
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÷ =
|
.
|

\
|
+ =
¿ ¿
·
=
·
= 
L
x n
n L
x n
a a x f
n n
n
t
t
t
6 1 2 1 16 1
cos
1 16
2
1
cos
, 10 , 6 , 2
2 2
1
0
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|
+
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷ = 
L
x
L
x t t
t
6
cos
6
1 2
cos
2
1 16
2
1
2 2 2
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Example :
( ) ( )
(
(
(

|
|

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|
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} } }
2 /
i i
4
i
2
L L L
d
x n
L d
x n
d
x n
f b
t t t
a p e
(a) Fourier sine series
( ) ( )
(
(
(
¸

¸
|
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|

\
|
÷ +
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
} } }
                   
2 1
2 / 0
2
0
sin sin sin
I
L
I
n
dx
L
x L dx
L
x
L
dx
L
x f
L
b
| |
(
| |
2 / L
(
(

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+
|
|

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|
.
|

\
|
+
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷
=
}
sin cos
cos cos
2 /
2 2
2 /
0
0
1
t t
t
t
t
t
x n L n L
dx
L
x n
n
L
L
x n
n
Lx
I
L
L
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷ =
(
¸

¸
|
.

\
+
|
.

\
÷ =
2
sin
2
cos
2
sin
2
cos
2
2 2
2 2
0
2 2
t
t
t
t
t t
n
n
L n
n
L
L n n
. \ . \
2 2 2 t t n n
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N A T I O N A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F S I N G A P O R E
Example :
( )
|
|

|
=
}
sin
t
dx
x n
x L I
L
a p e
(a) Fourier sine series
( )
( )
|
.
|

\
|
÷
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷
÷
=
|
.

\
÷ =
}
}
cos cos
sin
2 /
/
2 /
2
t
t
t
t
dx
L
x n
n
L
L
x n
x L
n
L
dx
L
x L I
L
L
L
L
(
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
. \
¸ ¸
. \
sin
2
cos
2
2 /
2 2
2 2
2 /
t
t
t
t
t t
L
x n
n
L n
n
L
L n L n
L
L
L
( )
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷ ÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
2
sin sin
2
cos
2
2 2
2 2
t
t
t
t
t
n
n
n
L n
n
L
( )
(
¸
(

¸

|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
(
¸
(

¸

÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
2
cos 1
2
sin
8
sin
2
sin 2
4
2 2 2 2
t t
t
t
t
t
n n
n
n
n
n
b
n
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N A T I O N A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F S I N G A P O R E
Example :
¦
|
|

|
8 nt
a p e
(a) Fourier sine series
¦
¦
¦
¦
´
¦
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
otherwise , 0
, 5 , 3 , 1 for ,
2
sin
8
]
2
cos 1 [
2
sin
8
2 2
2 2

     
n
n
n
n n
n
b
n
t
t
t t
t
¦
¹
= =
,
odd for 0 even for 0 n n
Therefore
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
=
|
.
|

\
|
=
¿
·

L
x
L
x
L
x
L
x n
b x f
n
t t t
t
t 5
sin
5
1 3
sin
3
1
sin
1
1 8
sin
2 2 2 2
Therefore,
. \
. \ . \ . \ . \
= 
L L L L
n
t 5 3 1
, 5 , 3 , 1
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N A T I O N A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F S I N G A P O R E
Example : a p e
Fourier cosine series Fourier sine series
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
= 
L
x
L
x
L
x
x f
t t t
t
5
sin
5
1 3
sin
3
1
sin
1
1 8
2 2 2 2
( )
|
|
.
|

\
|
+
|
.
|

\
|
÷
|
.
|

\
|
÷ = 
L
x
L
x
x f
t t
t
6
cos
6
1
cos
2
1 16
2 2 2 2
1
Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 2
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 1
Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 6
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 3
Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 10
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 5
Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 14
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 7
Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 18
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 9
Fourier Sine Series
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
n = 30
Fourier Cosine Series
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
n = 15
Fourier Sine Series
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
-0.4
-0.2
0
0.2
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
0
0.1
0.2
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
-1
-0.8
-0.6
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
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