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Introductory Explorations of the Fourier Series©
Theresa Julia Zielinski
Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States
mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu



Abstract
The goal of this document is to give students the opportunity to efficiently and effectively practice using a Fourier series expansion. Previous work with the Fourier series in class or through outside readings should be used as preparation for this exercise. Students should have some experience with Mathcad. They should also know the difference between an odd and even function. This exercise serves as a foundation for future work in quantum mechanics where, for example, linear combinations of functions are used to express solutions to the Schroedinger Equation.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Chemometrics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Quantum Chemistry
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
fourier11.pdf Read-Only Document
fourier11.mcd JCE Mathcad Interactive Version. Mathcad 11
JCE JCE Subscribers only: name and password or institutional IP number access required.
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski, tzielins@monmouth.edu
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