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

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Checking Parseval's Theorem for Gaussian Signal by Using Scipy

I'm trying to check Parseval's theorm for Gaussian signal. It's well known that fourier transform of $\exp(-t^2)$ is $\sqrt{\pi}\exp(-\pi^2 k^2)$. So I implement it by using quad and simps. I think ...
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Calculating SPL from pressure signal - Amplitude vs Power method

I have a pressure signal from a Fluent FFowcs-Williams Hawkings acoustics analysis. I converted this pressure signal into the frequency domain in order to get SPL values, using Matlab. I used the ...
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Deriving the integration property of the Fourier Transform

I want to derive the property of the Fourier Transform that states that if $X(j\omega) = \mathcal{F} (x(t))$ then $$\mathcal{F} \left( \int_{-\infty}^{t} x(\tau) \mathrm{d} \tau \right) = \frac{1}{j\...
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What's the difference between using DFT, IDFT or DCT to calculate cepstrum of a power spectrum?

I've seen different equations that calculate cepstrum from power spectrum, but the equations are not consistent. Some people use Fourier transform, some use the inverse Fourier transform, and some use ...
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How do optical anti-aliasing filters work from a frequency domain perspective?

To prevent aliasing caused by the finite number of pixels on a sensor, a blurring filter is commonly used. How does that work from a frequency domain perspective? What is the transfer function of such ...
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3D wiggle plot for an analytic signal: Heyser corkscrew/spiral

Just reading The Analytic Impulse, A. Duncan, 1988, I met the name "Heyser corkscrew" for the first time in my DSP life, for a 3D display of a cisoid or complex exponential $e^{i\omega }$ (often ...
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How does taking the absolute value of a complex signal reflect in the frequency domain?

I have a frequency-domain representation $X(e^{i\omega})$ of the complex discrete one-dimensional signal $x[n]$: $X(e^{i\omega})=\mathcal{F}\{x[n]\}$. Is there a frequency-domain transformation of $X(...
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Why is level of power spectrum dependent on FFT resolution?

I created a sinusoidal wave in some noise, and plotted the power spectrum of the signal using two periodogram estimates (welch procedure). One estimate is 'high resolution' - i.e. it uses a longer ...
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1-D Fourier Transform Of A 2-D Image But At An Arbitrary Orientation

If one has a 2-D array and would like to take the 1-D Fourier transform along a direction $\theta$ degrees off the horizontal, is there a better/faster way to do this rather than rotating the image by ...
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How does causality (i.e. unit step) affect the DTFT of a sine or cosine wave?

Tables of common Discrete-Time Fourier Transform pairs list the transform of a sine wave: $ \sin(\omega_0\ n) $ and its transform: $ -j\pi\ [d( \omega\ - \omega_0\ ) - d( \omega\ + \omega_0\ )] $ ...
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Problems Using FFT to Compute Impedance in a Model Neuron

I'm a neuroscientist currently investigating the resonance properties of a single neuron model that a colleague and I have constructed. The language we code in is Julia, which I hope is similar enough ...
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Periodicity of a constant signal!

This can be a very silly question, but I'm quite confused: If we take the Fourier transform of any constant signal, we get an impulse at zero, which says that its frequency is zero and, hence, it is ...
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Motivation of time-frequency analysis

Can anyone give me an example of two signals with different temporal waveforms having the same Fourier transform (FT)? Would the inverse Fourier transform still be able to recover correctly each ...
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Does DFT produces the same output as FFT?

In my journey about learning what / why / how of DFT, I tried to implement a DFT on MATLAB and then I compared its output with fft output and then I noticed it was ...
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Zero-pad before or after windowing for FFT

What's the correct way. Should I zero-pad a signal before or after applying a windowing function?
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FFT for a single frequency

I was looking for a more efficient way of finding the magnitude and phase of a signal at a certain frequency without performing an FFT because it produces more information than I need and I came ...
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A system that perfoms Fourier Transform operation - is it an LTI system?

If a system takes input as the time domain signal and outputs the frequency domain signal, is such a system an LTI system? For if the input time domain signal can be represented as a linear ...
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Online DFT Algorithm

I have a discrete audio stream $x$ that needs to be processed in real-time. Specifically, as the each new sample is received, I would like to compute a Fourier transform of the last $n$ samples of the ...
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What happens with signal in frequency spectrum when it is time shifted in time spectrum?

I have some trouble to understand what is going on with signal in frequency spectrum when it is time shifted in time spectrum. I am hoping that somebody will help me to understand that. Thanks you ...
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Fourier transform of exponent: Delta pulse or hyperbola?

Why do some tables say that Laplace (or Fourier?) inverse of exponential is a time-shifted delta pulse \begin{align} \delta (t) &\overset{\mathcal F}{\Longleftrightarrow} 1\\ \delta (t-t_0) &...
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Chop out frequencies outside human hearing range

I have a bunch of audio files all sampled at 44100 Hz sample frequency. I am trying to remove all the frequencies which are outside the human hearing range (I use the following as reference: Frequency ...
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Difference between CTFT and DTFT?

I have tried to read different articles but still confused in difference between continuous time Fourier transform and discrete time Fourier transform?
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FFTs of a complex signal - separating the real and imaginary parts

I have a complex time varying signal at a single frequency x = a + jb where a represents the contribution from the cosine basis ...
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Differentiation of sine in Fourier domain

The derivative of $\sin(\omega_o t)$ is $\cos(\omega_o t)$. The Fourier transform of $\sin(\omega_o t)$ is $\frac{\pi}{j}[\delta(\omega-\omega_o) - \delta(\omega+\omega_o)]$. Differentiation in the ...
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Conjugation in Fourier Transform

I have a very simple question. In Oppenheim book, it says that: If CT Fourier transform of $x(t)$ is $X(j\omega)$ then, CT Fourier transform of $x^*(t)$ is $X^*(-j\omega)$. What I can't ...
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How do we know that CTFT of the autocorrelation function is the PSD?

I know that the Fourier Transform of the autocorrelation function is the Power Spectral Density. But how can we arrive at such a result intuitively? Is it just a theorem?
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Relation between samplingrate and frequency

I am working on Fourier Transformation, and applying this for recognizing an audioclip. I have a 9 second long audio clip of a guitar strumming an A-Minor. The audioclip has a sampling rate of 44100 ...
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How condition for existence of Fourier transform is valid?

The condition for Discrete time Fourier transform to exist for function $f(n)$ is given as $$\sum_{-\infty}^\infty |f(n)| < \infty.$$ In case of continuous Fourier transform the difference is ...
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disadvantages of FFT, it can not extract enough frequencies without enough samples

Let's say sampling rate is $Fs = 44\mathtt{kHz}$, now I have $N = 2048$ samples, then I can get $N/2 + 1 = 1025$ frequencies. I'm confused by Matlab's FFT documentation that says the frequencies are ...
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Determining the period of a discontinuous function

I'm new to the field of DSP. I'm trying to determine the period and shift of the function. I've tried using FFT, but haven't had much luck. Seems like it should be simple. Signal (pastebin of ...
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Find h[n] using DTFT properties

Using the DTFT property, find h[n] of a system where: Is it an FIR or IIR system?
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Convolution in frequency domain

Simple math question. The convolution theorem states that multiplication in time domain is equal to convolution in frequency domain and vice versa. There is a condition that the signal has to be ...
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What is Frequency Resolution?

Im trying to tackle the following problem while still not having a firm idea on what "frequency resolution" means : Suppose we sample a continuous time signal with sampling period Ts = 1/2000, and ...
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Are the FFT coefficients symmetric in image processing?

On page 11 of Fundamentals of Image Processing by Ian T. Young, Jan J. Gerbrands, Lucas J. van Vliet (pdf) the results of the Fourier transform are shown (Figs 4a and 4b) and it appears to me (please ...
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Centered Fourier transform

What is the difference between the non-centered and centered Fourier transforms? In other words, when should you use one instead of the other? Non-Centered: $\quad \displaystyle X_1(f)=\sum\limits_{n=...
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Fast Hartley Transform Implementation in MATLAB

I want to implement Fast Hartley Transform (Specifically Discrete Hartley Transform) in a script file in MATLAB. Does anyone know have a reference implementation of this in MATLAB or another language ...
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Can you decimate / downsample a signal in frequency domain just like you can interpolate / upsample it?

To interpolate a signal I can just zero pad it in the frequency domain. If I want to decimate the signal, can I just discard some part of the frequency domain? So in MATLAB this works: ...
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Fourier series expansion of $\exp[-j2kA\sin(\omega t)]$

I've been going through this paper where we exploit the well known Fourier expansion of the model signal as shown in the image below. I've never come across this well known fourier expansion before. ...
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How to Flip Spectrum Around DC?

Is it possible to flip a signal's spectrum around DC? I have a simple spectrum that I made up (MATLAB code): ...
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Regarding Bode plots; $H(s)$ and $H(j\omega)$

In circuit analysis, I understand the use of Laplace Transforms to obtain the impedance of a linear RLC circuit, ie transforming from the time domain to the frequency domain. In most texts I have seen ...
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Why do we have to rearrange a vector and shift the zero point to the first index, in preparation for an FFT?

I am trying to learn how to implement the FFT as a way to approximate the continuous-time Fourier transform, and as a "nice easy example" I have chosen to test it with a simple Gaussian pulse in the ...
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Why Does 2D FFT of Gaussian Looks More Sharper than Gaussian Itself?

I am trying to understand why 2D FFT is done on a Gaussian process in a particular code. From my understanding from these posts: https://www.researchgate.net/post/...
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Is there a name for the procedure of taking the FT over separate consecutive small time-blocks?

Suppose we have a continuous time-interval $I=[a,b]$, and a signal $x \colon I \to \mathbb{R}$. A procedure that is sometimes carried out (e.g. when doing bispectral analysis) is to partition $I$ ...
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Applying Image Filtering (Circular Convolution) in Frequency Domain

To filter an image we can: Use a 3x3, 5x5, 7x7, etc. filter, that is convolve the image and the filter in the space domain. Use a FFT on both the image and the filter, multiply them together in the ...
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what is nyquist rate of $h(t)\cdot h(t)$ and $h(t)\circledast h(t)$

Let's say we have $h_c(t)$ as a continuous-time signal with bandwidth $B$ and we would like to sample it. To be able to reconstruct it correctly, the sampling rate must be greater than $2B$. Now ...
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Derive DTFT of $x[2n]$

If the DTFT of discrete sequence $x[n]$ is $X(e^{j\omega})$, what is the DTFT of $g[n] = x[2n]$? I see the textbook answer is \begin{align*} G(e^{j\omega}) &= \frac{1}{2} \left( X(e^{j\omega/2}...
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why do we use $X(e^{j\omega})$ instead of $X(j\omega) $ in Discrete Time FT

I am studying DT-FT. But I cannot figure out why we use $X(e^{j\omega})$ instead of $ X(j\omega) $ in DT FT Thanks in advance..
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Conceptual question on FFT and chirp signal

If I take the FFT of a sinusoid I will get a plot whit all the energy of the signal concentrated at the sinusoid frequency. But what happens if I have a signal in which the frequency keeps changing?(...
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DSP interview question: use of the identity in development of a significant transform

I'm preparing interview and found this question. But I don't really understand what is the question. Does it ask about Fourier transform or Z transform? How the simple identity $$xy=\frac{1}{2}x^2 + ...
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What does an image of Fourier Transformation of an image tell us?

First time studying image processing... I just don't understand what does fourier transformed image of an image describe? For example consider given following pictures, The first one is the image, and ...

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