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## #76 2014-02-22 20:54:48

bobbym
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### Re: Fourier series

Sometimes they are meaningful but here they are not.

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## #77 2014-02-22 22:44:24

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### Re: Fourier series

I get the "fungi" all the time when working numerical stuff in M. The fungi part most often appears next to the imaginary number, so the answer appears to be complex, when it is, in fact, real.

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## #78 2014-02-22 22:46:08

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### Re: Fourier series

That is correct. It takes some experience in spotting it. It happens in newtons iteration. A small fungus will force Newton's onto the complex plane.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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