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  • Subject: [mg52517] FourierTransform
  • From: "Dr A.H. Harker" <a.harker at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 05:24:41 -0500 (EST)
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In Version 4 Mathematica was smart enough to know that

FourierTransform[f'[x], x, k]

should give

-\[ImaginaryI] k FourierTransform[f[x], x, k].

 Version 5 seems no longer to do this -- a nice classroom demonstration and
a valuable method of solving differential equations down in flames.  

  Why is this?

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