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Fourier transform 4 times = original function (from Bracewell book)

I was glancing through "The Fourier Transform & Its Applications" by Ronald N. Bracewell, which is a good intro book on Fourier Transforms. In it, he says that if you take the Fourier ...
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Amplitude after Fourier transform

How to obtain the correct amplitude after the numerical Fourier transform of a signal? Example: consider an exponential decaying wave $y(x)=e^{-x}\sin(100\pi x)$ with Fourier transform $y_f(x_f)$ ...
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Deriving the Fourier transform of cosine and sine

In this answer, Jim Clay writes: ... use the fact that $\mathcal F\{\cos(x)\} = \frac{\delta(w - 1) + \delta(w + 1)}{2}$ ... The expression above is not too different from $\mathcal F\{{\cos(2\pi ...
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Frequency Analysis (DFT / FFT) of a Signal Without a Constant Sampling Frequency (Non Uniform Sampling in Time Domain)

I'm a stack exchange user for some time and now I'm registering to ask a simple question (I think!). I have a vibration signal with an amplitude and time (sampling frequency not constant) in a $...
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Power Spectral Density computation and units

I want to make some calculs of power spectral densité of signal. For example a real voltage signal (physical unit : $V$) in time $g(t)$, its fourier transform $G(f)$ and $S_g(f)$. As far as I know,...
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Fast Fourier transform- non-integer number of cycles in the FFT aperture

There are a few excellent discussion threads and answers on this site (eletronics.se) on the theory of Fourier transforms. I tried implementing the same in a simulation tool (MS Excel :)). I have a ...
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Signal Processing using Fourier Transform

How can I derive the fourier transform of ...
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Essential Bandwidth of rect(t/T)

Here is a question I have been trying to solve: Estimate the "essential bandwidth" of a rectangular pulse $$ g(t) = \operatorname{rect}\left(\frac{t}{T}\right), $$ with $T>0$, where this "...
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Duality of the continuous-time Fourier transform - derivation and notation

Suppose we have the Fourier transform pair $x(t)$ and $X(\omega)$ such that $$X(\omega) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} x(t) e^{-j\omega t} \mathrm{d}t$$ The duality property states that $X(t)$ and $2\pi ...
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For an LTI system, why does the Fourier transform of the impulse response give the frequency response?

I know that for a given system, the Fourier transform of its impulse response gives its frequency response. I want to find where this property comes from, but haven't been able to find if it's a ...
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About Fourier transform of periodic signal

In Fourier transform for periodic signal, I checked different books and I found a different explanation in each book. Let's take the explanation in Signals and Systems by Rajeshwari & Rao: The ...
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Fourier transform artifacts

My starting point in what follows is a radially symmetric random field. Taking the Fourier transform of this (and plotting it in logarithm to highlight the patterns), I obtain the following image in ...
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Why does DFT have only $N$ components?

Why does the DFT have only $N$ components in it? I can see that after N components the frequency component is periodic and repeats with the same values but that does not seem to explain why we can ...
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Time scaling of discrete-time sequences and the DTFT

In the second edition of Signals and Systems by Alan Oppenheim, he discusses the DTFT of a "time-expanded" sequence that is effectively a slowed down version of the original sequence and can be ...
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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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Phase information

I am quite new to MATLAB and I am currently trying to do some Fourier synthesis. In order to do the Fourier synthesis I need the phase information of the harmonics as a fraction of the period of the ...
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Fourier transform 4 times = original function (2D and higher)

The Signal Processing SE post linked below shows how the Fourier Transform applied 4 times to a 1D function returns the original function, i.e. F{ F{ F{ F{ g(x) } } } } = g(x) Link to 1D case: ...
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Discrete Harmonics - Why multiplying digital frequency by k does not get next harmonic

For continuous time $ e^{jk\Omega_0t} $ gives a complete set of orthogonal harmonics for fourier decomposition but for discrete $ e^{jk\omega_0n} $ does not form a complete set orthogonal basis set ...
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DFT: a function of $n$?

I‘m a high school student and I haven’t studied physics or anything. Why does the DFT depend on an integer, say $k$ or $n$ (it’s usually expressed like $F(n)=...$ or $F(k)$ or $F_k$, etc.) if it is ...
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struggling to understand why Fourier basis is orthogonal

Studying DSP on my own time on Coursera. Was given a proof to why the Fourier basis is orthogonal, but I can't figure it out. Here is how it is proof goes. Consider the Fourier basis $$ \left\...
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Prove the dirac delta contains all frequencies

I'm looking for a mathematical proof that the dirac delta contains all frequencies. I just read in a text book that the frequency spectrum of a dirac is just a horizontal line of amplitude 1, whereas ...
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Computing narrowband spectrograms using MATLAB [closed]

I'm having an assignment of computing narrowband spectrograms using MATLAB. And I totally have no idea about the code. Can someone help me writing the code and explaining what's going on to me. Lots ...
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What is the unit of autocorrelation function?

In general, for autocorrelation of the deterministic signals,from the formula what is the unit of it.
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Properties of Spectral Transformations - Allocation (decomposition into even and odd part)

I am trying to understand the Allocation property of Spectral Transformations. I can't. I know that every function can be separated into an even part and into an odd part. My problem is ...