How to plot graph of $e^{-t}$ in frequency domain. What would be the axis? If its Fourier transform is $1 /(1+j\omega)$, then how can we plot imaginary on frequency domain (amplitude vs frequency graph) .


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First of all, in order to have a Fourier transform, the original signal has to be multiplied by the unit step function:


Giving indeed the transform:


The way to plot a complex function on the frequency domain is by finding both its amplitude and its phase, and drawing one graph for each.

For the amplitude case, find $|X(\omega)|$, which is:


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