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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Computing the Hilbert transform and its inverse
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Math. Comp. 80 (2011), 1745-1767 Request permission


We construct a new method for approximating Hilbert transforms and their inverse throughout the complex plane. Both problems can be formulated as Riemann–Hilbert problems via Plemelj’s lemma. Using this framework, we rederive existing approaches for computing Hilbert transforms over the real line and unit interval, with the added benefit that we can compute the Hilbert transform in the complex plane. We then demonstrate the power of this approach by generalizing to the half line. Combining two half lines, we can compute the Hilbert transform of a more general class of functions on the real line than is possible with existing methods.
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  • Sheehan Olver
  • Affiliation: Numerical Analysis Group, Oxford University Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford, England OX1 3LB
  • MR Author ID: 783322
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6920-0826
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  • Received by editor(s): November 30, 2009
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 7, 2010
  • Published electronically: February 25, 2011
  • © Copyright 2011 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 80 (2011), 1745-1767
  • MSC (2010): Primary 65E05, 30E20, 32A55
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  • MathSciNet review: 2785477