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J(x, y) =r J(r, ϑ) Thus we can directly relate the 2-D volume elements under a change of variables and then read off the Jacobian easily. 3. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND FOURIER TRANSFORMS Functional analysis or distribution theory deals with integrals on continuous distributions. Here we note that a wider definition of integration is needed (rather than the usual Riemann) and this is Lebesgue integration. Riemann integration is the discrete sum of small increments times function values with the increment size tending to zero and therefore the number of increments tending to infinity.

First, let’s work on a simple (1-D) example and calculate the normalization integral for a typical Gaussian distribution. p(x) = exp − I= x2 2 ∞ p(x) dx −∞ We are going to consider the value of I2 and then make a 2-D variable change x = r cos ϑ y = r sin ϑ 14 THE MODELS that results in I2 = dxdyp(x)p(y) = = drdϑ drdϑ J(x, y) p(x(r, ϑ))p(y(r, ϑ)) J(r, ϑ) J(x, y) p(r). J(r, ϑ) This requires the calculation of the 2-D Jacobian, which is given by J(x, y) ∂x ∂y ∂y ∂x = − = r. J(r, ϑ) ∂r ∂ϑ ∂r ∂ϑ We can now integrate over the angle ϑ (the argument does not depend on angle) to get a factor of 2π and then note, using the chain rule, that ∂p(r) = −rp(r), ∂r for p(x) defined above, to find I2 = drdϑrp(r) = 2π = 2π − exp − r2 2 drrp(r) = 2π [−p(r)]r=∞ r=0 r=∞ = 2π.

The Dirac delta, δ(x − µ), is defined as the ‘‘distribution’’ represented by the limit σ → 0 for the function p(x), with this limit taken after integration. It immediately follows that ∞ −∞ ∞ −∞ δ(x − µ) dx = 1, δ(x − µ)f (x) dx = f (µ) where now the integral is understood to be a Lebesgue integral. We see that the Dirac delta is a function that is zero everywhere but infinitely high at the origin (loosely speaking) and has an area underneath it of 1. , very loosely ‘‘a function under the integral’’).