# Sawtooth function fourier series converge problem

• May 25th 2009, 07:21 AM
silversand
Sawtooth function fourier series converge problem
• May 25th 2009, 07:55 AM
TheEmptySet
The Key idea is what each extention represents.

Cosine is an even extention on (-L,L)

so $f(-x)=f(x)$ and since a fourier sereis is peroidic and even we get

$f\left(\frac{3}{2}L \right)=f\left( -\frac{L}{2}\right) = f\left( \frac{L}{2}\right)=\frac{L}{2}$

Sine is an odd extention on (-L,L)

so $f(-x)=-f(x)$ and since a fourier sereis is peroidic and odd we get

$f\left(\frac{3}{2}L \right)=f\left( -\frac{L}{2}\right) = -f\left( \frac{L}{2}\right)=-\frac{L}{2}$