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### The difference between DFT and DFS

In the literature, I've found that DFS and DFT are one and the same. If they are one and the same why to use two different names for them? If there is really a difference what is it and what is the ...
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### Advantages of the Karplus algorithm for sound synthesis

For a personal project I am trying to make a software to synthesize plucked and hammered string instruments. This is a whole research topic and there are already some models and algorithms such as the ...
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### Creating infinite continuous time series out of a finite discrete spectrum

I have a power spectrum $S(\omega)$: a $1 \times N$ real vector that matches frequencies from 0 to 125Hz. I would like to create a time series $S(t)$ $[-\infty<t<\infty]$ that matches this ...
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### Trying to understand how to get this basic Fourier Series

I'm sorry if this kind of question isn't allowed, but I'm starting to learn Fourier series and I'm still not entirely sure what's going on... in this specific case, I'm trying to find the Continuous ...
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### Finding $A_k$ coefficients

I was able to demonstrate that for a signal $x(t)$ real, we can write the truncated Fourier series as: $x_N (t) = A_0 +\sum\limits_{k=1}^{N}A_k\cos(kω_0t + \varphi_k)$, but now I've been given the ...
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### Fourier coefficients of two discrete-time signals of different periods

I'm trying to understand the Fourier series coefficients of the sum of two discrete-time periodic signals. Consider two discrete-time periodic signals $x[n]$ and $y[n]$. $x[n]$ has period $N$, its ...
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### Finding the Fourier Coefficients

Up until now, I have dealt with finding Fourier Coefficients for functions: $f(t) > 0$ Which made it convenient calculating the Fourier Analysis Integral. However, I am now presented with ...
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### What happens to sidebands when they enter "negative" frequencies?

I am working with PWM signals. These signals are generated by comparing a modulating (at frequency $f_m$), and a carrier (at frequency $f_c$), as shown in the following image: In the resulting ...
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### What's the difference between male and female voice? [duplicate]

If I record the voice of a man and a woman, what are the main differences I get in the various spectra and harmonics in Fourier analysis?
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### Confusion understanding Fourier series line spectra?

I am reading book signals and systems Laboratory with MATLAB where I am studing chapter 5, Fourier series and i trying to understand magnitude spectrum and phase spectrum but i have certain confuisons ...
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### Uniqueness of Fourier Series Representation and the Fourier Transform of Periodic Signals

If we are given a signal of the form $$x(t) = \sum_{k = -\infty}^{+\infty} a_k e^{j k \omega_0 t},$$ can we call it a Fourier Series representation of $x(t)$ right away? Suppose we are given the ...
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### What is the Fourier convolution theorem range of application (example of Dirac comb times rectangular window)?

$\DeclareMathOperator{\sinc}{sinc}$ I have questions regarding the Fourier transform of the product of functions or distributions and the range of application of the convolution theorem. Context When ...
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### Estimate the Discrete Fourier Transform / Series of a Signal with Missing Samples

Assuming we have a discrete signal ${ \left\{ x \left[ n \right] \right\}}_{n = 1}^{N}$. Which has a Discrete Fourier Transform / Series. Now, assume I'd like to estimate its Discrete Fourier ...
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### What is the reason of existence of Fourier transform? (Why we use Fourier transform?)

I'm currently trying to understand Fourier transform and I've got curious about why Fourier transform exists. Let's suppose that we have a 10 seconds of non-periodic wave. For example: As far as I ...
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### Proving real and odd function has imaginary and odd Fourier Transform

Cheers, I am trying to prove that a real and odd function/signal has imaginary and odd Fourier Transform. Although it seems fairly easy, I can't find a way to achieve it, and searching online hasn't ...
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### A question on Fourier Series and the frequency of the sinusoids

On studying about Fourier series, I encountered 2 doubts: How is it that a non-periodic function has a Fourier series? When expressing a periodic function as summation of sinusoids, why is the ...
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### Are there Fourier methods for VERY low frequency repeating signals?

Suppose I have a very low frequency pattern of sound. For example a 10 second music file. Then 10 seconds of silence. Then the same 10 second music file repeated again. The whole sequence repeats ...
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### How to apply Butterworth high pass filter in the frequency domain?

I have a time series of measurements which I want to high pass with Butterworth filter. Python scipy package has a built in function for Butterworth filter (signal.butter) and I know how to apply it ...
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### Is there an analogy of the Fourier-decomposition in the Laplace space to decompose a signal to a few components?

I have a signal from which I know, that it is the sum of a few, exponentially decaying components. I want to find these components. If it would be a sum of some sinusiod waves, it would be easy to ...
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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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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 $\frac{f(t)}{t}$?