# MATLAB - remove the frequency at zero in FFT

I am getting a high frequency at 0Hz. How can I remove it? I am not supposed to get it.

My code is

W = 3.64*2*pi;

Fs = 50;                      % Sampling frequency in hz
T = 1/Fs;                     % Sample time
L = 1000;                     % Length of signal
t = (0:L-1)*T;                % Time vector
v = 113*(1+0.40*sin(W*t));

theta0 = 12*(pi/180);         % in radians for 12 degree
theta1 = 6*(pi/180);          % in radians for 6 degree
theta = theta0-theta1*sin(W*t);

Lift = 0.5*1.225*v.^(2)*(2*pi).*theta;

NFFT = 2^nextpow2(L);         % Next power of 2 from length of Lift
Y = fft(Lift,NFFT)/L;
f = Fs/2*linspace(0,1,NFFT/2+1);

subplot(2,1,1);
plot(Fs*t,Lift);

subplot(2,1,2)
plot(f, 2*abs(Y(1:NFFT/2+1)))

• Small hint. I suggest you to use dec2rad function for conversion to radians.
– jojek
May 12, 2014 at 7:19

Frequency bin at zero is simply mean value of your signal. Just take a look on definition of DFT, for zero frequency $k$ we get:
$$\left. X[k]=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}x[n]e^{-i 2\pi n\cdot k} \right |_{k=0} \Rightarrow X[0]=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}x[n]e^{-i 2\pi n\cdot 0} = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1}x[n]$$
Lift = Lift - mean(Lift);