Fourier Analysis


Course Objective

Topics that will treated are:
a) The genesis of Fourier Analysis, in particular the investigation of
the wave equation
b) Basic Properties of Fourier Series (uniqueness, convolutions,
Dirichlet and Poisson kernels)
c) Convergence of Fourier Series (pointwise, mean-square)
d) Cesàro and Abel Summability
e) Some applications of Fourier Series
f) The Fourier transform on the real line (definition, inversion,
Plancherel formula)
g) Applications of the Fourier transform to some partial differential

Course Content

At the end of this course the student is able to:
a) Calculate the Fourier series of a given Riemann-integrable function
b) Determine the pointwise and prove the mean-square convergence of a
Fourier series
c) Determine good kernels
d) Apply Fourier series theory to Cesàro and Abel summability
e) Calculate the Fourier transfom on the real line
f) Apply the Fourier transform to some PDE's

Teaching Methods

Lectures (1x2 hours per week) and Tutorials (1x2 hours per week).
Active participation during the totorials is expected!

Method of Assessment

Two written exams. More information can be found on Canvas.


Fourier Analysis, an Introduction, by Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi.
Princeton Lectures in Analysis I. Princeton University Press, 2003,
ISBN-13: 978-0691113845.

Target Audience

2W, 2W-B

Recommended background knowledge

First year Analysis and Calculus courses.

General Information

Course Code XB_0005
Credits 6 EC
Period P1+2
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw
Examiner dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw
Teaching Staff dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw
dr. T.O. Rot

Practical Information

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