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Title: Modified Fourier expansions : theory, construction and applications
Author: Adcock, Ben
ISNI:       0000 0004 2707 4464
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2010
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Modified Fourier expansions present an alternative to more standard algorithms for the approximation of nonperiodic functions in bounded domains. This thesis addresses the theory of such expansions, their effective construction and computation, and their application to the numerical solution of partial differential equations. As the name indicates, modified Fourier expansions are closely related to classical Fourier series. The latter are naturally defined in the d-variate cube, and, in an analogous fashion, we primarily study modified Fourier expansions in this domain. However, whilst Fourier coefficients are commonly computed with the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), we use modern numerical quadratures instead. In contrast to the FFT, such schemes are adaptive, leading to great potential savings in computational cost. Standard algorithms for the approximation of nonperiodic functions in
Supervisor: Iserles, Arieh Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral