I guess this is a stupid question or it is not clear. I will try again
I have a situation where I take the fft of a combined source, both at the same frequency but at different locations. I am trying to figure out what the relationship between the source and the combined.
Maybe I am using the wrong terminology here. A combined source in my application is at least two instances of the same frequency from different locations in the focal plane, combined in the same waveform.
Is the phase of the combined complex value the sum of the phase of the source? so one could write something like:
tanCombined = tan(combinedIm / combinedRe) = tan(s1Im/s1Re + s2Im/s2Re + ...);
Say I have a waveform waveOne that is a sin wave at a specific frequency that has an origin at a point in the focal plane relative to a single measuring microphone.
If I take the fft of this waveform I can calculate the phase angle and amplitude from the fft data, phaseOne and amplitudeOne.
Say I have another waveform waveTwo that is a sin wave of the same frequency that has its origin at a different point in the focal plane.
If I take the fft of this wave form I can calculate the phase angle and amplitude from the fft, phaseTwo and amplitudeTwo.
If I combine these waveforms into a single wave, waveThree and take its fft the same bin is excited as in the above two samples and both the amplitude and phase angle are different, as one would expect.
The question is, for the combined experiment, is there a relationship between the amplitude and phase of the combined fft value with those of the individual waveform.