Here's an equation of the Fourier transform:

Fourier Equation
In the same equation image above, in the second line, is an equation I read from a paper. It seems that the

*a_n* and

*b_n* are turned into functions of

*A(u)* and

*B(u)* respectively, which depend on the variable

*u*, which is the frequency. There is also an additional

*2*pi* in the

*sin *and

*cos* functions.

In other words, the eventual equation can get to become:

New Equation
I don't understand several things in this new equation.

First, what are the* A(u)* and *B(u) *functions? Why do they depend on *u*?

Second, why is there a *2*pi* in the *sin *and *cos *functions? What do the *2*pi *mean?

Third, how does the new equation differ from the original equation?

The 2 pi is just 2 x 3.14159... and are used to change the frequency variable from radians to cycles per second.