Wiener algebra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In mathematics, the Wiener algebra, named after Norbert Wiener and usually denoted by A(T), is the space of absolutely convergent Fourier series.[1] Here T denotes the circle group.

Banach algebra structure[edit]

The norm of a function f ∈ A(T) is given by


is the nth Fourier coefficient of f. The Wiener algebra A(T) is closed under pointwise multiplication of functions. Indeed,


Thus the Wiener algebra is a commutative unitary Banach algebra. Also, A(T) is isomorphic to the Banach algebra l1(Z), with the isomorphism given by the Fourier transform.


The sum of an absolutely convergent Fourier series is continuous, so

where C(T) is the ring of continuous functions on the unit circle.

On the other hand an integration by parts, together with the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality and Parseval's formula, shows that

More generally,

for (see Katznelson (2004)).

Wiener's 1/f theorem[edit]

Wiener (1932, 1933) proved that if f has absolutely convergent Fourier series and is never zero, then its inverse 1/f also has an absolutely convergent Fourier series. Many other proofs have appeared since then, including an elementary one by Newman (1975).

Gelfand (1941, 1941b) used the theory of Banach algebras that he developed to show that the maximal ideals of A(T) are of the form

which is equivalent to Wiener's theorem.

See also[edit]