# need help

#### marvellover

##### New member
how can i solve the gaussian function in one dimension using laplace transform and fourier transform i don't understand pls help me

#### HallsofIvy

##### Elite Member
What do you mean by "solve a function"? Typically we "solve an equation" or "solve a problem" but the gaussian function isn't either of those.

#### marvellover

##### New member
I meant any equation that is considered gaussian in 1 D

#### Subhotosh Khan

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
I meant any equation that is considered gaussian in 1 D
Please give us an example of:

Gaussian equation in 1 D that you need to solve, using laplace transform and fourier transform.

#### topsquark

##### Full Member
I think you mean
$$\displaystyle G(x) = \dfrac{1}{ \pi } e^{-(x- x_m)^2/ ( \Delta x )^2}$$

$$\displaystyle G(x, y) = \dfrac{1}{ \pi ^2 } e^{-(x- x_m)^2/ ( \Delta x )^2} ~ e^{-(y- y_m)^2/ ( \Delta y )^2}$$

This is a bit different from how the Gaussian function is usually written but you can fix that if you need to. Any Calculus methods will work the same way.

Take G(x, y) and modify it a bit, just to show the method.
$$\displaystyle G(x, y) = A e^{-x^2} e^{-y^2}$$

$$\displaystyle \int_{- \infty }^{ \infty } \int_{- \infty }^{ \infty } A e^{-x^2 - y^2 } ~ dx ~ dy$$

Convert to polar coordinates:
$$\displaystyle = \int_{0}^{ \infty } \int_{0}^{2 \pi } A e^{-r^2} ~ r ~ dr ~ d \theta$$

You can now use integration by parts.

The G(x) integration is done in exactly the same way. $$\displaystyle G(x) G(y) = G(x, y)$$, so $$\displaystyle \int G(x) ~ dx = \sqrt{ \int G(x, y) dx dy}$$

-Dan

#### marvellover

##### New member
THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR

#### yoscar04

##### Junior Member
In addition, the Fourier transform of a Gaussian is also a Gaussian (in the k space), you may write down the definition of the Fourier transform and reduce your problem to the integral of a Gaussian that can be solved using a method similar to the one exposed by one of the forum members to compute the Laplace transform.

• topsquark