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### Can different Discrete-Time-Fourier-Series(DTFS) coefficients have the same discrete sequence in the time domain?

Please, check the following discrete periodic sequence when the period $N=2$. $x[k]=\exp(j\frac{2\pi}{N}k), N=\text{period}$ $..., x= 1, x= -1, x= 1, x= -1, ... , N=2$ According to my ...
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### Why is the continuous time Fourier series of DC signal an impulse?

In case of continuous time Fourier transform(CTFT), I can easily calculate the Fourier transform of DC signal by using Fourier duality or inverse CTFT. But I don't know how to calculate the continuous ...
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### Can I sample at Nyquist rate if I know that my samples are taken only at the signal's maxima or minima?

I know that in general the sampling rate, $f_s$, must be greater than twice the highest frequency of the signal, $f$. If I sample at the Nyquist rate, it can lead to the following: However, if the ...
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### How to save Fourier series approximated signal to a WAV file

I changed this Matlab/Octave code to approximate square wave by using combination of Fourier series and Fejér taper: ...
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### Mistake or not - Fourier Series of x(2t+3)

I have a couple of resources I have from my university I had being checking and I found this: Find Fourier Series coefficients of x(2t+3). x(t) is continuous and periodic by T. I see this solution: ...
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### Fourier transform of time division

I know that Fourier transform of $t^n f(t)= i^n \frac{d}{d\omega^n} F(\omega)$. But does this work when $n<0$? Is there any direct relation to compute the Fourier transform of $\frac{f(t)}{t}$?
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### Redundancy when using Nyquist rate for a time series

I sample temperature at one sample per second (the hardware I am using takes the temperature at this rate, so this is the max I can efficiently sample.) The Nyquist rate for this signal would be 2 ...
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### why does the additive synthesis method for a triangle wave require amplitude scaling by 8/pi^2?

I had to make a bunch of band limited digital triangle waves recently, so I went to (where else) wikipedia for the equations. I noticed that there is a constant amplitude scalar of ...
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### How to apply FT to real-life signal that labeled in seconds, not radians

In training examples we always do a transformation on signals which have t-scale in labeled in radians. I understand that Pi is just a number, but I still have some troubles to understanding how to ...
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### Where did the length of time’s period disappear in Periodic Fourier Series Discrete Time

In continuous time Periodic Fourier Series has smallest n as possible, since it is an integral and a length of the repeating time (period time) which is T0. In discrete time however we don’t have ...
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### How can it be that there is a series of integrals in Fourier Series if it’s a projection on a continuous basis?

If the process of finding Fourier coefficient is finding the projection of a signal on a member from an orthonormal basis, basis which is continuous in frequency. How can it be that Fourier ...
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### frequencies in frequency spectrum with no correlation together

I have a lack of understanding of the following questions: If I have a signal from a motor that is recorded with an accelerometer. And the rotating speed of the motor is 150Hz(rpm 9000 ), I can see in ...
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### Where did the k of $a_k$ disappear from Fourier Reverse Transform if $\omega=\omega_0k$?

Where did the $k$ of $a_k$ disappear from Fourier Reverse Transform if $\omega=\omega_0k$? We turn $\omega0$ to be $d\omega$, but $\omega=\omega_0k$, so shouldn’t there be a $k$ in the reverse ...
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### harmonic waves as integer multiple in spectrum

i have a motor that is rotating with a certain frequency. If i check the frequency spectrum it contains a peak on 150 hz. Also i have peaks at 300,450,600 ... i guess that those peaks are harmonics. ...
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### Fourier transform of t*rect(t)

In my previous post I asked for help for a Fourier transform of $$t \text{rect} ( t- \frac{1}{2} )$$ and I think I’ve understand the process. Now I’ve 2 another similar Fourier transform to do , I ...
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### Fourier transform of a rect*half triangle

I have to calculate the analytic expression of Fourier transform $$x(t) = t{\rm rect} ( t- \frac{1}{2} ).$$ First I made the graph of these two signals and I obtained the graph I posted. Now I ...
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### Filtering using fourier series

Suppose I have a measured signal $M$ that has frequency components from 0 to 50 Hz. I plot the specturm of this signal using FFT and I observe its frequency content (power vs frequency). Then, I ...
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### What kind of periodic signals cannot be represented with the Fourier Series?

Oppenheim et al. state in Signals and Systems that there exist periodic signals which cannot be represented with Fourier series. What signals are these? Although Euler and Lagrange would have been ...
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### How to do the Fourier Transform of bounded function?

I was trying to solve a Fourier transform of a function using the properties of Fourier transforms. The function is given as: $\frac{At}{2}$ for $-2<t<2$ and $0$ for all other $t$. Doing the ...
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### Energy of a sinc signal

My book give me two signals to demonstrate that the temporal translation does not alter the energy and area. It gave me $$x(t)=\operatorname{sinc}(t)$$ and $$s(t)=x(t-T)$$ and I found that ...
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### Fourier transform properties

I have to find the Fourier transform of $$x(t)= \frac{1}{T}e^{-\frac{t-T}{T}}u(t-T)$$ First I applied traslation property , so $$F[x(t-T)] = X(f) e^{-i 2 \pi f T}$$ after I applied time scaling ...
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### Fourier coefficients of odd and even part of a signal

I have this signal and I have to find the Fourier coefficients of the odd and even part. First I found that $$x_p(t) = \frac{1}{2} ( x(t) + x(-t) )$$ and I made the graphic of this part and I ...
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### Fourier coefficients of 1/(1+it)

I have to find the Fourier coefficients of $$\frac{1}{1+ t^{2}}$$ I tried with $$\frac{1}{T}\int_{0}^{T} \frac{1}{1+it}e^{-i 2 \pi f_0 T }$$ but I should do at least two integrals by parts , so I ...
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### E of a signal using Rayleigh

I have to find The energy of a signal using Rayleigh th. the signal is $$x(t) = A e^{-At } u(t)$$ assuming A>0 Using the classic definition of E , I found that it should be $$\frac{A}{2}$$ Using ...
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### How do I obtain the fourier series coefficients for a signal obtained by multiplication of two signals of different frequency?

What i assume here is that LCM of time periods of the two taken signals exist that is signals periods are not like pi/2 and 1 but are rather like 1 and 2 (just an example) I am given fourier series ...
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### How to get Fourier coefficients to draw any shape using DFT?

I'm teaching myself about Fourier Series and the DFT and trying to draw a stylised $\pi$ symbol by fourier epicycles as detailed by Mathologer on youtube (from 18:39 onwards), and the excellent ...