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Fourier Analysis : An Introduction - Elias M. Stein

Fourier Analysis

An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 17th March 2003
ISBN: 9780691113845
Number Of Pages: 328

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This first volume, a three-part introduction to the subject, is intended for students with a beginning knowledge of mathematical analysis who are motivated to discover the ideas that shape Fourier analysis. It begins with the simple conviction that Fourier arrived at in the early nineteenth century when studying problems in the physical sciences--that an arbitrary function can be written as an infinite sum of the most basic trigonometric functions.

The first part implements this idea in terms of notions of convergence and summability of Fourier series, while highlighting applications such as the isoperimetric inequality and equidistribution. The second part deals with the Fourier transform and its applications to classical partial differential equations and the Radon transform; a clear introduction to the subject serves to avoid technical difficulties. The book closes with Fourier theory for finite abelian groups, which is applied to prime numbers in arithmetic progression.

In organizing their exposition, the authors have carefully balanced an emphasis on key conceptual insights against the need to provide the technical underpinnings of rigorous analysis. Students of mathematics, physics, engineering and other sciences will find the theory and applications covered in this volume to be of real interest.

The Princeton Lectures in Analysis represents a sustained effort to introduce the core areas of mathematical analysis while also illustrating the organic unity between them. Numerous examples and applications throughout its four planned volumes, of which "Fourier Analysis" is the first, highlight the far-reaching consequences of certain ideas in analysis to other fields of mathematics and a variety of sciences. Stein and Shakarchi move from an introduction addressing Fourier series and integrals to in-depth considerations of complex analysis; measure and integration theory, and Hilbert spaces; and, finally, further topics such as functional analysis, distributions and elements of probability theory.

Foreword vii
Preface xi
The Genesis of Fourier Analysisp. 1
Basic Properties of Fourier Seriesp. 29
Convergence of Fourier Seriesp. 69
Some Applications of Fourier Seriesp. 100
The Fourier Transform on Rp. 129
The Fourier Transform on R dp. 175
Finite Fourier Analysisp. 218
Dirichlet's Theoremp. 241
Appendix: Integrationp. 281
Notes and Referencesp. 299
Bibliographyp. 301
Symbol Glossaryp. 305
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ISBN: 9780691113845
ISBN-10: 069111384X
Series: Princeton Lectures in Analysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 17th March 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.3  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.61