## Abstract

We are interested in the detection of jump discontinuities in piecewise smooth functions which are realized by their spectral data. Specifically, given the Fourier coefficients, {f̂_{k} = a_{k} + ib_{k}}^{N}_{k=1}, we form the generalized conjugate partial sum N S̃^{σ}_{N}[f](x) = ∑ σ(k/N)(a_{k}sin kx - b_{k}cos kx). The classical conjugate partial sum, k=1 the jump function [f](x) := f(x+) - f(x-); thus, -π/log NS̃_{N}[f](x) tends to "concentrate" near the edges of f. The convergence, however, is at the unacceptably slow rate of order script O sign(1/log N). To accelerate the convergence, thereby creating an effective edge detector, we introduce the so-called "concentration factors," σ_{k,N} = σ(k/N). Our main result shows that an arbitrary C^{2}[0, 1] nondecreasing σ(•) satisfying ∫^{1}_{1/N}σ(x)/x dx→-π leads N→∞ to the summability kernel which admits the desired concentration property, S̃^{σ}_{N}[f](x)→[f](x), with convergence rate, \S̃^{σ}_{N}[f](x)\ ≤ Const(log N/N + |σ(1/N)|) N→∞ for x's away from the jump discontinuities. To improve over the slowly convergent conjugate Dirichlet kernel (corresponding to the admissible σ_{N}(x) ≡ -π/log N), we demonstrate the examples of two families of concentration functions (depending on free parameters p and α): the so-called Fourier factors, σ^{F}_{α}(x) = -π/Si(α) sin αx, and polynomial factors, σ^{p}(x) = -pπx^{p}. These yield effective detectors of (one or more) edges, where both the location and the amplitude of the discontinuities are recovered.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 101-135 |

Number of pages | 35 |

Journal | Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis |

Volume | 7 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jul 1999 |

## Keywords

- Concentration factors
- Conjugate partial sums
- Fourier expansion
- Piecewise smoothness

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Applied Mathematics