# Talk:Fourier transform

## Suggest deletion and starting over when somebody comes along that can do a decent job.

It's not just bad writing. It's been "simplified" to the point that it barely makes sense anymore. I'd say the article qualifies as nonsense. — This unsigned comment was added by Smurfsahoy (talk • changes).

## not simple

Are you kidding me? This is not "simple english" --> "The operation to integrate the function multiplied by an exponent function e^ikx (where e is the exponential constant, an irrational number close to 2.718, i is the square root of -1, and k is just an arbitrary constant) with limits minus infinity and plus infinity." I took Multivariable calculus and diff-eq in college and I can't follow this article. If I remembered more math, I'd try to fix it myself...

Dthvt (talk) 19:55, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure that it is possibel to describe something as complex as the Fourier Transfrom in simple English 143.167.172.123 (talk)

In that case keep it as simple as possible, like 'it's a very complex mathematical formula used in a way that helps mathematicians to work out other formulas.' I appreciate the mathematicians need to be unambiguous about terms like 'formula', 'function' and so on, but this is simple English.

## name

I suggest renaming this article from "Fourier transformation" to "Fourier transform", since that seems to be the more common term. Then it will have the same name as the en: Fourier transform article. I don't see either "transform" or "transformation" in the BE 1500 or Voice Of America (VOA) Special English wordlists. --DavidCary (talk) 06:35, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree, I've always known it as Fourier transform and that is also what enWP has it as. fr33kman talk 21:41, 2 March 2009 (UTC)