Hi guys

Say I have a 5x5 lattice, where each entry (or we can call it site) contains the number 1. Now, on the lattice we have a function g(

**R**), which is equal to the number on the site. In this case g(

**R**)=1 for all sites (here

**R** is a vector from the point (3,3), which denotes the site we are talking about).

Now I wish to Fourier transform the function g, and I use the lattice discrete FT

where

**k** is a vector. Now, since each site contains the number 1, the system is homogeneous, and from the inverse Fourier transform,

,

we see that only the

**k**=

**0**-term can survive, since g(

**R**) is constant. But by performing the sum

,

it is quite obvious that all terms are there, i.e. it is not only the

**k**=

**0** term that survives. That is a paradox I cannot explain. Can you guys shed some light on this?

Best,

Niles.