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### Where is the flaw in this derivation of the DTFT of the unit step sequence $u[n]$?

This question is related to this other question of mine where I ask for derivations of the discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT) of the unit step sequence $u[n]$. During my search for derivations I ...
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### Discrete-time Fourier Transform of the unit step sequence $u[n]$

From text books we know that the DTFT of $u[n]$ is given by $$U(\omega)=\pi\delta(\omega)+\frac{1}{1-e^{-j\omega}},\qquad -\pi\le\omega <\pi\tag{1}$$ However, I haven't seen a DSP textbook that ...
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### Method for determining probe angle by analyzing skewed sine wave

I've got a fun problem and would be curious to get feedback on how some of you would go about solving this. Imagine I have a probe and am scanning the surface of some material. This material surface ...
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### Time scaling of discrete-time sequences and the DTFT

In the second edition of Signals and Systems by Alan Oppenheim, he discusses the DTFT of a "time-expanded" sequence that is effectively a slowed down version of the original sequence and can be ...
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### Circular vs Linear Convolution

When deriving DFT from DTFT,we sample the frequency domain with uniformly spaced samples,hence adding periodicity to time domain. But DFT requires a limited support: we take only 1 period. Does that ...
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### What is the interpretation of the discrete-time spectrum?

The CTFT of an analog signal is a representation of that analog signal in terms of the frequency parameter of sinusoidal (cosine specifically) functions whose weighted sum make up that signal. The ...
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### Does the DTFT of $\frac{u[n-1]}{n}$ exist?

I have started learning DSP on my own and I have this doubt. I have done some googling but haven't found an answer. I hope that someone here would give the answer. It will be of great help.
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### Formulas of the Fourier transform family

It has annoyed me that there doesn't seem to be a source online where the complete complex Fourier transform family is presented with every variable defined. The lack of definitions can be a nuisance ...
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### Difference in Interpretation: $ω$ (rads/s) vs. $ω$ (rads) and $X(ω)$ vs. $X(e^{jω})$

The fourier transform of a continuous time signal $x(t)$ is $X(ω)$ where the unit of $ω$ is radians/second. And for a discrete signal $x(n)$, the DTFT is $X(e^{jω})$ where the unit of $ω$ is radians. ...
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### Real-valued DTFT

Now this is a simple question, but I still ask it for clarification: I know that an even signal $$h[n] = h[-n]$$ results in a real-valued DTFT (we have proven that in class). Now my question is the ...
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### How is a continuous spectrum for the DTFT possible?

So we that a complex sinusoid of the form $e^{j\omega_0n}$ is periodic over $N=2\pi/\omega_0$ only if $\omega_0$ is a rational multiple of $\pi$, otherwise the exponential is not periodic. (see EDIT!) ...
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### DTFT of $(-1)^n \cdot \mathrm{sinc}()$

I'm trying to find the DTFT of $$(-1)^n \cdot \frac{\sin (\pi n/2)}{\pi n}$$ I know the DTFT of $\frac{\sin \pi n/2}{\pi n}$ = a box function of amplitude 1, cutoff $\pi/2$. And I know that ...
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### Calculating the inverse DTFT of a signal

There is a signal $y[n]$ with a differentiable DTFT $Y(e^{i\omega})$. How do I find the inverse DTFT of $i\frac{dY(e^{i\omega})}{dw}$ in terms of $y[n]$ (where of course $i = \sqrt{-1}$)?
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### Getting the DTFT from the DFT samples

How would you get the DTFT from the DFT samples? How will the DFT indexes map to the discrete frequency and what kind of an interpolation would be required?
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### relation between DFT to CTFT

The signal $$x(t)\;\;\;\;0\leq t\leq 0.2s$$ We know that the CTFT of $x(t)=0$ when $|w|>2*\pi*10^4$ We sample $x(t)$ in sample space of $$T=25\mu s$$ or $$F_s=1/T=40000Hz$$and we get a series ...
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### Why is DTFT of $e^{jn\omega_0}$ an impulse train?

update : After asking the question, I figured out that DTFT result is an impulse train. Now my question evolved to, how it is derived in this way? Using the DTFT formula seems not to be working, ...
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### Linearity and time-shifting of $\mathcal{F}\{0.8^n\cos(0.1πn)u[n]\}$
To preface, this is not a homework related question but purely for self-study purposes. Hi there, I try to calculate $\mathcal{F}\{0.8^n\cos(0.1πn)u[n]\}$ by using the properties of Discrete time ...