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### Why does the Fourier series not include phase information?

From my understanding, the Fourier series is a way to describe an arbitrary continuous signal in terms of sinusoids of varying frequencies and amplitudes, as shown here in Equation 1. Why are the ...
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### Multiply FS Coefficients by 0 or 1 to get Low Pass Filter?

I have written a bit of code to upsample and interpolate a sample waveform in MATLAB. It's at the point where I have taken a signal, upsampled it 2x and filled in the gaps with 0's, and then I found ...
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### g(x)=x odd and even expansions

I'm studying book about digital filter by Richard Hamming. And there is exercise to get odd and even expansion of g(x)=x where x is from 0 to $\pi$. I understood even expansion, but can't get into odd ...
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### Why can't we just make all wireless networks use integer multiples of base frequency?

I always wondered why transmission capacity depends on bandwidth. For example, let us say that there is an isolated island. In this island, people decide that all wireless networks use frequencies ...
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### Ambiguity in the term 'dimension'?

We used to classify signals as 1D and 2D etc ie one dimensional and two dimensional. For example a periodic square wave signal is 1D and an image is a 2D signal etc (reference - Signals and systems by ...
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### Reason of Fast Fourier and Inverse Fast Fourier [closed]

I am not very good at mathematics I was doing some image processing so I came to know about FFT and IFFT I was learning about ...
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### The Fourier Series, Amplitude and Phase Plot of a Saw Tooth Waveform

I am trying to find the amplitude and phase plots of the saw tooth waveform pictured.I have already computed the Fourier series of the waveform but I don't know how to derive the amplitude and phase ...
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### What is the physics behind the width of a main lobe?

We know that the square window gives the lowest main lobe width possible, and that other windows after that trade main lobe width for side lobe height. I also understand that the main lobe width is ...
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### Graphical fourier series of a square wave

This is probably off-topic since it isn't really a question, but I thought that this GIF of the fourier series of a square wave was too cool not to share.
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### A Laymans Fourier transform and harmonics explanation?

Please bear with me, I know some of you will scoff but I have looked on Wiki and in various literature (see below) and can't quite get a handle on a few things. I am a general business programmer, ...
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### Gibbs phenomenon in Hamming's digital filters

In 'Digital Filters' by Hamming there is a cryptic section where he describes how the Gibbs phenomenon can be viewed as the displacement between the centers of two functions as they are convolved ...
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### FFT has unexpected DC component

I have a mixture of Gaussians and I want to look at their power power spectrum. The spatial distribution looks like this: It's already been convolved with a Gaussian window function. I subtract the ...
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### Intuition behind the scaling property of Fourier Transforms

The Fourier transform of $f(ax)$ is $\frac{1}{|a|}F(\frac{u}{|a|})$. So the frequencies are scaled horizontally but the magnitudes are also scaled when the graph of $f$ is scaled horizontally. On the ...
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### Given the Graph of a Fourier Series $\sum c_k e^{2\pi ikx}$ Find the Graphs of $\sum c_{3k} e^{2\pi ikx}$ and $\sum (c_k)^2 e^{2\pi ikx}$

Define a 1-periodic function on $\mathbb{R}$ by: $f(x) :=$ $\left\{\begin{matrix} 1 & if & 0<x<\frac{1}{10}\\ 0 & if & \frac{1}{10}<x<1 \end{matrix}\right.$ with ...