Suggest deletion and starting over when somebody comes along that can do a decent job.[change source]
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[change source]
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...
- 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.
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)