Fourier Transforms in Two or More Variables

  • B. Davies
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 25)


The theory of Fourier transforms of a single variable may be extended to functions of several variables. Thus, if f(x,y) is a function of two variables, the function F(ξ, η) defined by
is the two-dimensional Fourier transform of f(x,y), and, provided that the inversion formula (7.6) may be applied twice, we have


Fourier Transform Radiation Condition Simple Algebra Fresnel Diffraction Fraunhofer Diffraction 
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  1. 4.
    This result is given in I. N. Sneddon, J. Eng. Math. (1974), 8, 177, together with a discussion of the connection with the half-space Dirichlet problem for Laplace’s equation.Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    See DITKIN & PRUDNIKOV (1970) for more information on double Laplace transforms.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    See J. C. Jaeger, Bull. Am. Math. Soc. (1940), 46, 687.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 9.
    The application of the double Laplace transform to a more general second-order partial differential equation in the quadrant x 2265; 0, y 2265; 0 is discussed in K. Evans and E. A. Jackson, J. Math. Phys. (1971), 12, 2012.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Davies
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  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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