18 questions linked to/from Why is the FFT "mirrored"?
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Why are these excess frequency components in my FFT spectrum? [duplicate]

I am experimenting with digital signal processing and I took the FFT of a sinusoid in Matlab. I got the frequency components that I expected to be present but there are two excess spikes that mirror ...
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Sampling of sine wave :which one to choose? start with zeroth sample or 1st sample

sampling rate=200KHz signal freq =1KHz When I sample 1KHz signal I'll get 200 samples. Should I consider 0 to 199 samples? Or 1 to 200? I want only 1 cycle.
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Complex signal low pass filter

I'm trying to implement a low pass filter in python for a complex signal but the output doesn't look right. I've created a simple example below where I've mixed a 15Hz complex sine wave and a 30Hz ...
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Asymmetry In The Mirroring Of An FFT Of A Sinusoidal Signal

I am trying to implement a Cooley-Tukey FFT algorithm in its iterative version. Specifically, I am implementing this Wikipedia pseudocode (please look at the section Data reordering, bit reversal, and ...
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Conjugate symmetry of the DFT of real-valued sequences

I have read about Fourier transformation that real signals are "mirrored" in the real and negative halves of the Fourier transform because of the nature of the Fourier transform. For ...
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Why does the frequency window affect the inverse fourier transform oscillation frequency?

I have an oscillating pulse in the frequency domain that I would like to inverse Fourier transform. My signal looks like: Which was coded in MATLAB using the following code: ...
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2D Fourier transform of Sobel kernel

Can someone explain me the highlighted text parts regarding this image ? Here is a pseudo-code of how it was created: ...
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Discrete Fourier transform of even function

I have a cosine function - Hence it is even. Considering only the real parts of the DFT, on performing DFT, I am getting something like this. Could anybody tell me where I am going wrong: DFT: ...
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FFT of Square Wave and Sin Wave

When we have FFT of Square wave of a pure real signal with high frequency(close to f(max), less than half of sampling frequency) we see only 2 symmetric high peaks but when we decrease the frequency ...
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FFT of a pure sine wave is not a single peak

For fun, I computed the FFT of a pure sine wave. I chose chose the sample length to be an even multiple of the signal period, so that I don't see windowing-effects. Here is the Matlab code that I used:...
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I am learning Fourier analysis and without any teacher, just trying to read books on my own. I think I have made some decent progress but they are a couple of points which are still very unclear to me ...
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FFT of sine wave not coming as expected i.e single point

The cyan plot is a spectrum of 50 Hz, and the magenta one is a 50.1 Hz sine wave (having amplitude 0.7). Both are sampled at 1024 samples/s. I performed a 1024 point FFT to get this spectrum. Why is ...
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Why can the FFT always be mirrored in the middle of the x axis? [duplicate]

Plotting the FFT of a signal with Matlab e.g. by the code: y_fft = abs(fft(y)); f = fs*(0:length(y)-1)/length(y); plot(f,y_fft); where ...
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Given an hidden law $$I(t)=\frac{1}{2}[A+B.cos(2\pi\nu_0t+\phi_0)]$$ I observe its signal with 256 samples and compute its FFT over this interval, and represent the FFT result from 0 to 1 (normalised ...