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What's the essential bandwidth of the unit step function?

The Fourier spectrum is in the Figure, how to find the essential bandwidth?
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Study Signal Processing

I'd Like to ask two questions : What is the difference between studying Signal processing (both Deterministic and statistical) in Department of Electrical Engineering versus Department of Mathematics ...
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FFT on XY data points [closed]

Are there any algorithms out there that can do a FFT of 2D or XY data (not sure of the exact terminology here), I don't mean XY data like in a graph I mean XY/2D data points like a circle or a smiley ...
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Using Fourier Transform on Gyroscope

The original idea is to calculate distance from accelerometer input. However, accelerometer reading also contains the gravitational values, thus to remove gravity, I tried using Gyroscope. The idea ...
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FFT Matlab - Meaning of Frequency Vector

I'm following a tutorial about the FFT. It's well explained but I don't understand the meaning of the frequency vector: ...
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Extraction of fundamental signal information-Fourier full cycle algorithm

After filtering my noisy input signal using an anti-aliasing and FIR filter, I now wish to get the basic signal information (peak voltage and impedance; $R$ and $X$) from the pre-filtered as well as ...
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Intuitive explanation of the Fourier Transform for some of the functions

Does anyone have a mechanism to understand intuitively (and automatically) why the Fourier Transform of certain functions have certain shapes (at least for some functions, not necessarily for all)? I ...
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Frequency spectrum of a sinc function

I am doing one example from my book as a preparation for exam. The assignment is: It is given that: $$\mathbb{rect}(t)=pf(t) \leftrightarrow PF(f)=2AT_0 \cdot \mathbb{sinc}(2\pi fT_0)$$ you ...
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Polarity inversion in frequency domain (polar coordinates)

I don't fully grasp how polarity inversion is performed in the polar coordinates of frequency domain. The frequency components of the signal do not change, so the amplitude part is going to stay ...
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Properties of Spectral Transformations - Allocation (decomposition into even and odd part)

I am trying to understand the Allocation property of Spectral Transformations. I can't. I know that every function can be separated into an even part and into an odd part. My problem is ...
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Fourier Transform Time Scaling

I edited the initial question to make it general and thus applicable in more situations. If the Fourier Transform of $x(t^2)$ is some function of $\omega^2$. Then what is the Fourier Transform of ...
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increase the # of points in a DFT, increase the processing

I have a question which is closely related to this one: FFT Processing Gain ^that discussion is a bit general so I want to ask a very objective question to see if I can apply that knowledge: If I ...
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Phase information

I am quite new to MATLAB and I am currently trying to do some Fourier synthesis. In order to do the Fourier synthesis I need the phase information of the harmonics as a fraction of the period of the ...
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Fourier Transform in 2D? (image processing) [duplicate]

In audio signal processing, Fourier Transforms are widely used to convert the mono-dimensional signal, expressed in time, into the frequency domain. It is not clear to me how this is extended to the ...
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Reason for bimodal behavior while low second fourier coefficient

If I have a time series (for eg. for 23 timestamps) and if I plot it and see that it is bimodal, that means it might be having high value of second fourier coefficient (with frequency = 2). But when I ...
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How to check if Fourier components are in phase of out of phase?

I have a time series (of 23 timestamps) of which I take the Fourier transform. Now the fourier transform has 23 imaginary values and each has an amplitude and a phase. When I get the phase angle, it ...
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Computing narrowband spectrograms using MATLAB [closed]

I'm having an assignment of computing narrowband spectrograms using MATLAB. And I totally have no idea about the code. Can someone help me writing the code and explaining what's going on to me. Lots ...
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Complex numbers in a frequency domain of a 2D image [duplicate]

I am try to grasp the idea of frequency domain for images. I think get the basics, but now I've stuck with a question that I can't find appropriate answer anywhere. How are frequency domain and ...
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Is it possible to open up this particular convolution equation?

I have three vectors, $x[n]$, $w[n]$, and $z[n]$. I need to compute: $y[n] = z[n] * \Big(x[n] \cdot w[n] \Big)$. This is easy to do. However, is there a way I can do this by 'opening' up the ...
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How is the complexity of applying Short term fourier transform over n samples with a moving window of size m amount to O(nmlogm)

I have been trying to understand a publication here where Short time fourier transform is applied over n samples in steps of m samples each (m is the size of the moving window). I understand that the ...
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Convolution of an image with a kernel that is a product of two functions

Suppose that $G(i,j)$ is a Gaussian decay function on the distance between points $i$ and $j$ of an image. In addition, $D(i,j)$ is the difference between the VALUES of the image at those points. ...
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Frequency domain confusion

I'm a bit confused with some details about frequency domain or studying systems with Laplace and Fourier analysis. Let's say we have a system with a transfer function $H(s)$ with no poles and zero's ...
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Is sinusoids the nature's default signals?

I know the basic working principle of sinusoidal oscillators. But I have a doubt on this matter when I came across Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization procedure. I have read that the source for sinusoid ...
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g(x)=x odd and even expansions

I'm studying book about digital filter by Richard Hamming. And there is exercise to get odd and even expansion of g(x)=x where x is from 0 to $\pi$. I understood even expansion, but can't get into odd ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform bandwidth?

In a problem I'm working on, I have a signal that is sampled 256 times for 3.5 microseconds. After performing a Discrete Fourier Transform on the data, what is the frequency step between the ...
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Obtaining the fourier transform of cosine and sine

In this answer, Jim Clay writes, use the fact that "$F\{\cos(x)\} = \frac{\delta(w - 1) + \delta(w + 1)}{2}$" The expression above is not too different from $F\{{\cos(2\pi ...
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For a LTI system, why does the Fourier transform of the impulse response give the frequency response?

I know that for a given system, the Fourier transform of its impulse response gives its frequency response. I want to find where this property comes from, but haven't been able to find if it's a ...
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How do you relate imaginary numbers with phase shift? How to imagine this?

So I found this answer on one of the questions. I wanted to ask how the complex part can be related with the phase shift. I wanted to ask this on the same question but it didn't allow me. Could ...
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Fourier transform of Autocorrelation function, what am I missing here? (Power spectrum)

Given this problem I know that the autcorrelation and power spectrum are fourier pairs, so when taking taking fourier transform of Rxx, one should end up with Sxx However, when I take the ...
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understanding windowed fourier ridges

I am studying windowed Fourier ridges for my project. I know that it computes the instantaneous frequencies and amplitudes from the spectrogram. But I don't really know how it relates to signal ...
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Example of Fourier Transform not existing for real-life signals?

I got curious based on this question here, but basically, is there ever a real-life signal that exists where its Fourier transform does not exist? If a signal is not finite energy, then its Fourier ...
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Points of interest in a spectrogram

We have several audio tracks, all of which are different versions of the same track under one type of distortion: the speed of the track is increased by a constant factor K (hence frequences are ...
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Normalized cross correlation via FHT - how can I get correlation score?

I'm using the 2D Fast Hartley Transform to do fast correlation of two images in the frequency domain, which is the equivalent of NCC (normalized cross correlation) in the spatial domain. However, ...
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What do colored noises look like in the time domain?

I understand that the time domain representation of white noise looks like impulses. How do colored noises like brown, pink etc. look like when we perform an inverse Fourier Transform on them ? What ...
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Intuition for how a Fourier transform handles signals where the frequency varies with time?

I created a discrete signal sampled at 44.1kHz that is 330Hz for 1 second, 360Hz for 0.5s, and 390Hz for 0.25s. I did an FFT transformation of this, and got the magnitude graph below: I don't ...
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Signal Processing using Fourier Transform

So I'm trying to understand how MRI machines work. I understand all the concepts of it, the parts, what they do, how the machine works, etc. The part I'm having trouble with is the fourier transform ...
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Fourier Transform minimum sample requirement

Assuming a signal is sampled adequately, what is the minimum size of an FFT window that would allow detecting a specific frequency? Is it necessary to have samples for at least one complete period at ...
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Fast Fourier transform- non-integer number of cycles in the FFT aperture

There are a few excellent discussion threads and answers on this site (eletronics.se) on the theory of Fourier transforms. I tried implementing the same in a simulation tool (MS Excel :)). I have a ...
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Mathematics / Signal theory behind billiard ball 'wave pendulum' effect

This YouTube video shows a very interesting effect. What is the underlying science? I have recently started studying Fourier theory and DSP, and and trying to understand what is going on in terms of ...