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### Why do we use the DFT instead of the DTFS? Or, why was the FFT algorithm built for the DFT instead of the DTFS?

As we know, both the DTFS (discrete-time Fourier series) and the DFT (discrete Fourier transform) are used to represent discrete-time periodic signals for all time (or the periodic extension of ...
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### The magnitude spectrum of a sharpening filter

I'm trying to derive an expression for the magnitude spectrum of the following sharpening filter. $$g(m,n) = \delta(m,n)+\lambda (\delta(m,n) - h(m,n))$$ where $\lambda$ is some positive constant ...
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### Why is the Fourier Series a special case of the Fourier Transform and not the other way around?

I was reading a text book on the frequency domains in signal processing and my understanding is that the Fourier Transform considers signals that are a-periodic in time while the Fourier Series ...
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### MIT 6.003 HW#8 Problem 4 - Fourier Coefficients of Triangle Wave

In the mentioned homework, part of the solution involves finding the Fourier coefficients of the triangle wave. The solution mentions that we can express this function as follows: What does that ...
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### Forecasting that FFT result

I have the following FFT result charts. Searching for a way to forecast the future AMPLITUDE steps from the Time Domain Plot if possible, or the next maximum/minimum deviation based on some previous ...
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### If a time-series has odd number of samples does it have no energy at Nyquist frequency?

Suppose I have real time series A with n samples and time-spacing dt and I want to analyze ...
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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 ...
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 ...