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Integrals of Fourier Series

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg3179] Integrals of Fourier Series
  • From: goster at nature.Berkeley.EDU (George Oster)
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 02:29:27 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Suppose I want to substitue a Fourier Series into an integral:

u[x_] := Sum[A[n] Sin[n Pi x/L], {n, 1, Infinity}]

Integrate[(u''[x])^2, {x, 0, L}]

This has an easy analytical solution that I can't get Mma to find, because
Mma doesn't know that Sum and Integrate commute, and that Sin[n
Pi] = 0 for all integer n.

How to do this?

GO




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