American Journal of Applied Sciences

Fourier Series With Spectral and Wave Number Decomposition

Jung-Hua Chou and Raylin Wu

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2004.258.260

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 4

Pages 258-260


In this study, the generic nature of Fourier series is pointed out and the requirement of dimensional homogeneity for physical systems is emphasized. By suitable application of non-dimensional variables, both time versus frequency and spatial versus wave number decomposition of Fourier series are included properly to put the physics involved into the right physical meanings. Furthermore, the high frequency noise features through differentiation and integration are revealed nicely by the Fourier series representation of a signal including noise.


© 2004 Jung-Hua Chou and Raylin Wu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.