# Questions tagged [fourier-transform]

The Fourier transform is a mathematical operation that decomposes a function into its constituent frequencies, known as a frequency spectrum.

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### Palmprint Identification - Why do we align the images before we use the Fourier Transform?

I have been reading the paper PALMPRINT IDENTIFICATION BY FOURIER TRANSFORM by WENXIN LI, DAVID ZHANG and ZHUOQUN XU about identifying persons based on an image of their palm, one version of the paper ...
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### FFT freqency bin center in R

I'm trying to do a spectral analysis in R. I learned it in Python from Allen Downey's ThinkDSP book. What is the R equivalent of the Python numpy function, numpy.fft.fftfreq? If you provide a window ...
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### Two Consecutive Inverse Fourier Transforms [duplicate]

What happens to a function F(w) if you take two consecutive inverse Fourier transform of it?
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### How does one interpret an element of the “transfer matrix” used to calculate frequency domain granger causality (via VAR models)?

I am attempting to gain a better mathematical understanding for how autoregressive models can be used to infer frequency-domain granger causality. All freq. domain measures of causality that utilize ...
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### Frequency Domain Signal to Noise Ratio

I am doing some research on low-cost air pollution sensors. I'm measuring the "ground truth" with a single low-noise sensor, and I'm trying to use it to calibrate a low-cost sensor that has high noise....
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### Plot Frequency Spectrum of Binary Sequence in Matlab

I am new to Matlab and I am trying to implement a section of a published paper, the basic idea of the part that i am implementing is to show the frequency spectrum of camera aperture. The shutter ...
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### Intuitive understanding of Fourier transform of images [duplicate]

I am trying to have an intuition about the Fourier transform of images For example the image on the right is the Fourier transform of the image on the left, my question is : 1)Why are the ...
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### Overlapping in real time fourier transform?

I have an algorithm and I need to record audio and perform short time Fourier transform to obtain which frequency is the most common. I am using a Hanning window to try and reduce spectral leakage as ...
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### Why is the ROC of Laplace transform independent of imaginary part of s?

An integral is defined as converging if it yields a finite value upon application of limits of integration. It is divergent otherwise. Now sticking to the mathematical notation of Laplace transform, ...
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### Matlab FFT not producing symmetric spectrum

I am plotting a FFT of a sampled RC pulse but my resulting spectrum isn't symmetric - it's offset. ...
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### Fourier transform pair for $ln(ln(…))$ cascade?

I need to analyze real signals $y_i$ in the frequency domain. $y_i$ are defined like: $y_1 = ln(ln(x))$ $y_2 = ln(ln(ln(x)))$ $y_3 =~ ...$ $...$ Are there Fourier transformation pairs for this ...
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### Why do the two methods give different answers for the Fourier transform of $Y = \cos(\omega_0 t + \phi)$?

Why do the following two methods give different answers (or are they the same) for the Fourier transform of $Y = \cos(\omega_0 t + \phi)$, with respect to $t \to \omega$ ?
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### Using MATLAB to plot the input and the magnitude spectrum of the signal

I have an aperiodic signal $v_{out} = e^{-t} u(t)$ (real exponential signal) from discharging capacitor. I was trying to plot using MATLAB 15 seconds of this signal in time domain? I am thinking how ...
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### Low pass filter transfer function

I am calculating the transfer function of a low pass RC filter and I have gotten $\frac{1}{1+jωRC}$ which is correct. But somehow it seems $ωRC = \frac {ω}{ω_0}$ that refers to the cutoff freqency ...
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### How to find Fourier series coeffecients of convolution of two periodic continuous functions with different time periods?

Above given is my solution Plz check if it is correct and I got struck at last step .Plz help
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### Why does shortening window widen its Fourier Transform?

On page 76 of the book Discrete Time Speech Signal Processing by Thomas F.Quatieri, the author states "shortening the window widens its Fourier Transform". Can anyone explain why?
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### On the spectral representation of deterministic and random signals

I went back to many references in order to fix some of the confusions that I have on many concepts in signal spectral representation. I concluded that: 1) Deterministic signals may be represented ...
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### Seperating two (image) signals in Fourier Space / Denoising

i have a problem here which is not so easy to solve. I have a measurement system which provides me two signals: -The "contrast" channel" - this is the main channel on the object -A second channel ...
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### Finding n Amplitudes by DFT, what is correct normalization

Please forgive me if this has already been asked. Let us assume an example with $x(t) = \sum_{i=1}^N A_i \sin(2\pi f_i t)$ under a given sampling frequency $f_s$, frequencies $\omega_i$ and ...
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### Is there a way to find a picture inside another picture, using only 2D Fourier Transforms of both images?

Can Fourier Transforms of both images tell anything about "likeliness" of two pictures? If yes, how precise? Can it still work if only several pixels are different or can it tell they are same if one ...
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### FFT returns large low-frequency power - probably because signal is interpreted as containing cycles that do not fit. How is this called?

So I have a large number of signals like the one in the first picture below and I would like to extract and compare the frequencies within them. I applied a Fourier transform which resulted in ...
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### Wide-Band Lorentzian FDTD Algorithm

I want to convert a simulated gain/absorption of a material, which can be understood as a discreet (dispersive?) function $g_i(f_i)$ ($f$ is for frequency) or $g_i(\lambda_i)$, into $\tilde g(t)$ for ...
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### Reducing noise on several Transfer Function measurements

INTRODUCTION I want to obtain the transfer function of certain system (a ground "path", in this case) using an impact hammer for the excitation and one accelerometer (measuring vertical direction ...
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### Scipy Welch's gives different first element

I've re-implemented Welch's method and want to compare it to scipy.signal.welch. However, the first two and last elements of the resulting array are different. My ...