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The Fourier Series: Track 1

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Fourier analysis encompasses a vast spectrum of mathematics which is often deemed confusing and sometimes frightening to those studying it. The tracks in this album aim to de-mystify the ideas behind the Fourier series and illustrate some of the numerous applications that exist, from telephony to stocking supermarket shelves. This material makes up part of the course MST209, Mathematical methods and models.

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Track 1: The Fourier Series

A short introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 The Fourier Series    A short introduction to this album. Play now The Fourier Series
2 Introduction to the Fourier Series    A comparison between the waveforms produced from a single note on both the flute and violin. Play now Introduction to the Fourier Series
3 Fourier Analysis    Demonstrating why someone sounds different on the phone, rather than in person, using the Fourier series. Play now Fourier Analysis
4 Stocking the supermarket    How supermarkets use the Fourier series to forecast their stock levels. Play now Stocking the supermarket