       Re: Unexpected non-evaluation problem

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• Subject: [mg63170] Re: Unexpected non-evaluation problem
• From: "James Gilmore" <james.gilmore at yale.edu>
• Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:22:27 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: Yale University
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```Hi,

What version of Mathematica are you using?

In:=
\$Version
Out=
"5.0 for Microsoft Windows (June 11, 2003)"
In:=
InverseFourierTransform[FourierTransform[x^2, x, y], y, x]
Out=
x^2
In:=
Sqrt[2*Pi]*x^2*FourierTransform[DiracDelta[y], y, x]
Out=
x^2

--
James Gilmore

Department of Physics
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520 USA

"Carl Cotner" <carl.cotner at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:dnrch3\$kie\$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>I am totally baffled by the following Mathematica behavior:
>
>  In:= InverseFourierTransform[FourierTransform[x^2, x, y], y, x]
>  Out= Sqrt[2 Pi] x^2 FourierTransform[DiracDelta[y], y, x]
>
>  In:= Sqrt[2 Pi] x^2 FourierTransform[DiracDelta[y], y, x]
>  Out= x^2
>
> I've already asked my local guru without success, so I'm hoping someone
> here can help me. Does anyone know why the first expression doesn't
> evaluate to x^2 all by itself? How I can force it to do so?
>
> Carl
>

```

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