Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 167–179

On Fourier Transforms of Radial Functions and Distributions


    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Missouri
  • Gerald Teschl
    • Faculty of MathematicsUniversity of Vienna
    • International Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

DOI: 10.1007/s00041-012-9242-5

Cite this article as:
Grafakos, L. & Teschl, G. J Fourier Anal Appl (2013) 19: 167. doi:10.1007/s00041-012-9242-5


We find a formula that relates the Fourier transform of a radial function on Rn with the Fourier transform of the same function defined on Rn+2. This formula enables one to explicitly calculate the Fourier transform of any radial function f(r) in any dimension, provided one knows the Fourier transform of the one-dimensional function tf(|t|) and the two-dimensional function (x1,x2)↦f(|(x1,x2)|). We prove analogous results for radial tempered distributions.


Radial Fourier transformHankel transform

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)


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