Operator Calculus: Linear Operator Rules

Does Mathematica apply the Fourier Transform/Derivative Rule Automagically?

It does as of version 5.0! .

Does Mathematica apply the rules according to the Fourier Transform being a linear operator?

Apparently not--so we make some rules that can be applied. It may be instructive to see how to do this.

Two rules are defined so as to factor out non-dependent variables and apply the distribution rules for linear operators

Try them out:

Created by Wolfram Mathematica 6.0 (26 November 2007) |