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On the convergence rate of a modified Fourier series
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Math. Comp. 78 (2009), 1629-1645 Request permission


The rate of convergence for an orthogonal series that is a minor modification of the Fourier series is proved. This series converges pointwise at a faster rate than the Fourier series for nonperiodic functions. We present the error as an asymptotic expansion, where the lowest term in this expansion is of asymptotic order two. Subtracting out the terms from this expansion allows us to increase the order of convergence, though the terms of this expansion depend on derivatives. Alternatively, we can employ extrapolation methods which achieve higher convergence rates using only the coefficients of the series. We also present a method for the efficient computation of the coefficients in the series.
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Additional Information
  • Sheehan Olver
  • Affiliation: Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • MR Author ID: 783322
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6920-0826
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  • Received by editor(s): April 22, 2008
  • Published electronically: February 18, 2009
  • © Copyright 2009 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 78 (2009), 1629-1645
  • MSC (2000): Primary 42A20
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  • MathSciNet review: 2501067