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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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Is possible reach the DFT if I have the DTFT?

My teacher told me that DFT is DTFT sampled, i.e.: $$X[k] = X(e^{j \omega})\Bigg|_{\omega = \frac{2\pi k}{N}}$$ But, if I have the sine $$ x[n] = \sin(\omega_0 n) $$ the DTFT is: $$X(e^{j \...
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2D Fourier Transform of Rotated Discrete Domain Signal

Assume we know that the Fourier transform of a signal $x(n_1,n_2)$ is $\mathcal{F}(x(n_1,n_2))=X(\omega_1,\omega_2)$. What is the Fourier transform of the signal after being transformed by a rotation ...
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How condition for existence of Fourier transform is valid?

The condition for Discrete time Fourier transform to exist for function $f(n)$ is given as $$\sum_{-\infty}^\infty |f(n)| < \infty.$$ In case of continuous Fourier transform the difference is ...
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$|X(e^{jω})|^2$ - Power or Energy Density?

If $x(n)$ is an aperiodic signal and $X(e^{jω})$ its DTFT, then, what is $|X(e^{jω})|^2$? Power or Energy Spectral Density? My understanging of Fourier transforms so far tells me that its energy ...
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Why is this DFT of a real symmetric signal resulting in complex valued coefficients?

I am trying to understand exactly how sampling the DTFT to get the DFT works. The signal I'm trying to analyze is $x(n)$ seen below. $$x(n) = \delta(n\pm2) + 2\delta(n\pm1) + 3\delta(n)$$ Taking the ...
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Proof that first difference filter amplifies noise

I'm a bit befuddled by noise's effect on derivative filters. I've always 'known' that straightforward first difference derivative filters of discrete signals amplifies noise, but I'm struggling to ...
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Support of the convolution of two rectangular signals

I'm trying to convolve two rectangular signals in the frequency domain $$H_1(\omega) = u[\omega +.2\pi] - u[\omega -.2\pi]$$ and $$H_2(\omega) = u[\omega +.1\pi] - u[\omega -.1\pi]$$ My result is a ...
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Bridging CTFT and DTFT for a cosine

I'm trying to understand how I can start from the CTFT of a signal and end up with a DTFT. For example if I take a basic example: $$\begin{aligned} x(t) &= \cos(\omega_x \cdot t) = \frac{1}{2} \...
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Calculate the Inverse DTFT of the DTFT Derivative in Terms of $ x \left[ n \right] $

Consider the signal $ x \left[ n \right] $ and its DTFT transform $ X \left( {e}^{j \omega} \right) $. Assume $ X \left( {e}^{j \omega} \right) $ is differentiable. What is the Inverse DTFT of: $$ j ...
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Difference between Fourier Transform and DFT? - Example

I have read many excellent answers to similar questions, but never one this specific. Here is another way to ask it. Why is the modulation transfer function (MTF) of $\textrm{rect}(x/5) = \textrm{...
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Question about z transform

After studying z transform from different books and literature on internet I want to ask few which makes me confuse. a) From the Discrete Time Fourier Transform we have drive equation for z ...
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Periodicity of the discrete-time Fourier Transform

The DTFT of a sequence $x[n]$ can be written as $$X(e^{j\omega}) = \sum_{n = -\infty}^{\infty} x[n] e^{-j\omega n}.$$ Is the smallest (fundamental) period in frequency of the DTFT always $2\pi$? Or ...
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Multiplication property DTFT

I was truing to solve an example of DTFT which is following multiplication property. The problem is $$ a^n \sin(\omega_0 n) u[n]$$ we know that the definition of DTFT is $$ X(j \omega) = \sum _ {n=-\...
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What does the exponential term in the Fourier transform mean?

We know that Fourier transform $F(\omega)$ of function $f(t)$ is summation from $-\infty$ to $+\infty$ product of $f(t)$ and $e^{-j \omega t}$: $$ F(\omega) = \int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty} f(t) \ e^...
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Proving that the IDTFT is the inverse of the DTFT?

The DTFT is given by: $$X(e^{j\omega}) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}x[n]e^{-j\omega n}$$ The IDTFT is given by: $$x[n]=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{0}^{2\pi}X(e^{j\omega})e^{j\omega n}d\omega$$ I have been ...
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Link between DFS, DFT, DTFT

My understanding of DFT is as follows For a signal $x[n]$ of finite-length, the DFT is DFS of the periodic extension, $\tilde{x}[n]$, of that signal $x[n]$ and also another way to view DFT is that it’...
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Relation between the DTFT and the spectrum of a sampled signal

In the $\rm DTFT$ (Discrete Time Fourier Transform) the spectrum is periodic with period of $2\pi$ . A continuous signal when sampled has a spectrum which is a repeated version of its original ...
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What is the meaning of the DTFT of the unit impulse sequence?

In an exercice, I'm asked to draw the $X_{imp}(\omega)$ Discrete-Time Fourier Transform (DTFT) of the $x_{imp}(n)$ unit impulse sequence defined as: $$ x_{imp}(n) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if } ...
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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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Maximum Magnitude Deviation between DFT and DTFT

Let $x[n]$ be a finite-length discrete-time signal with length $N$. The continuous DTFT $X(\omega)$ is then $$ X(\omega) = \sum_{n = 0}^{N-1} x[n] e^{-j \omega n}. $$ The length-$N$ DFT of $x[n]$ is $...
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The DTFT of $\{1,1\}$ is $1+e^{-j\omega}$ but what is the DTFT of $\{1,-1\}$?

So I know that the DTFT of $\{1,1\}$ is equivalent to $1+e^{j\omega }$. But what is the DTFT of $\{1,-1\}$ equivalent to? Is it equivalent to $1-e^{j\omega }$?
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Invertibility of Time-Dependent Fourier Transform

I am reading Oppenheim & Schafer's (O&S) Discrete Time Signal Processing (2nd or 3rd edition, does not matter) and I find hard to understand a technicality behind the Time-Dependent Fourier ...
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Frequency estimation of circularly shifted single tone signal

I have a discrete signal $y[n] = <e^{j ~ 2 \pi f ~ n}>_J + ~w[n]$ with $n \in [0, N[$ and $w[n]$ AWGN, $<x[n]>_K$ denotes the signal $x[n]$ circularly shifted by $K$ samples. Let's define $...
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Inverse DTFT of $H_1(\Omega)=\begin{cases} 10,& \frac{\pi}{3} \leq |\Omega| < \pi\\ 0,& 0 \leq |\Omega| < \frac{\pi}{3}\\ \end{cases}$

What is the inverse DTFT of the $2\pi$-periodic extension of following function: $$H_1(\Omega)=\begin{cases} 10,& \text{for } \frac{\pi}{3} \leq |\Omega| < \pi\\ 0,& \text{for } 0 \leq ...
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Finding Fourier transform of a discrete signal from its Z-transform

Is it possible to find the Fourier transform of a discrete signal if you know its $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of?
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Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT) cross correlation property

I came across this property of the Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT) and I am having a tough time proving it. In general, consider two real signals $x[n] \: \& \: y[n]$. If $$ x[n] \...
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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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DTFT of sawtooth wave through DTFT of rect signal

In a course i'm currently taking, the lecturer computed DTFT for the following signal: $$r[n] = \begin{cases} 1& 0 \le n \le N\\ 0& \mbox{otherwise} \end{cases} $$ For $N = 32$ i pictured $\...
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Relationship between the IDFT of a sampled DTFT and its discrete-time domain signal

Suppose we are given an input signal s[m,n] with DTFT $S(\omega_1, \omega_2)$. We sample it at $\omega_1 = \frac{2 \pi k}{256}$ and $\omega_2 = \frac{2 \pi l}{256}$ to get a 256 point DFT S[k,l]. ...
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Question regarding DTFT of a complex signal

I have been doing DTFT practice problems for my DSP course, and I encountered this problem in the textbook that completely stumped me. The question asks to find the DTFT of the shown signal and to ...
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IDTFT of $\sum_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty}(u(\Omega+\pi)+u(\Omega+\frac{\pi}{4})-u(\Omega-\frac{\pi}{4})-u(\Omega-\pi))\star \delta(\Omega-2k\pi)$

Compute the IDTFT of the following signal: $$X(\Omega)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty}\left(u(\Omega+\pi)+u\left(\Omega+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)-u\left(\Omega-\frac{\pi}{4}\right)-u(\Omega-\pi)\right)\...
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How to find the DTFT of unit step with $(-1)^n$ scalar multiplied?

What are the DTFTs of the following two signals? $$x[n] = e^{j \pi n}\left\{u[n] - u[n-8]\right\}\quad\text{and}\quad h[n] = (-1)^n\left\{u[n] - u[n-4]\right\}$$ I am trying to find $X(\omega)$ and $...
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Finding the deterministic autocorrelation function (ACF) from its power spectrum

The power spectrum of a stationary discrete-time random signal is $$\Phi_{xx}(e^{j\omega})=\begin{cases} 1 & |\omega|<\pi/2 \\ 0 & \pi/2 <|\omega| \le\pi \end{cases} $$ (a) ...
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Inverse DTFT Problem

Having trouble finding the inverse DTFT of $\ X(\ e^{j \omega}) = \frac{3 - \frac{1}{4} e^{-j\omega}}{1 - \frac{1}{4} e^{-2j\omega}} $ Given the IDFT of $Xe^{j \omega}$ as : $x(n) = \frac{1}{2\pi} ...
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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 ...
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Find the period of a signal with the DTFT plot

I have an exercise and I'm struggling to resolve it. Here it is : My problem is about the DTFT. I've always been taught that we use DTFT for infinite-lenght signal that are not periodic (if the ...