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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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How do you relate imaginary numbers with phase shift? How to imagine this?

So I found this answer on one of the questions. I wanted to ask how the complex part can be related with the phase shift. I wanted to ask this on the same question but it didn't allow me. Could anyone ...
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Fourier transform of Autocorrelation function, what am I missing here? (Power spectrum)

Given this problem I know that the autcorrelation and power spectrum are fourier pairs, so when taking taking fourier transform of Rxx, one should end up with Sxx However, when I take the transform ...
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understanding windowed fourier ridges

I am studying windowed Fourier ridges for my project. I know that it computes the instantaneous frequencies and amplitudes from the spectrogram. But I don't really know how it relates to signal ...
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Example of Fourier Transform not existing for real-life signals?

I got curious based on this question here, but basically, is there ever a real-life signal that exists where its Fourier transform does not exist? If a signal is not finite energy, then its Fourier ...
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Points of interest in a spectrogram

We have several audio tracks, all of which are different versions of the same track under one type of distortion: the speed of the track is increased by a constant factor K (hence frequences are ...
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Normalized cross correlation via FHT - how can I get correlation score?

I'm using the 2D Fast Hartley Transform to do fast correlation of two images in the frequency domain, which is the equivalent of NCC (normalized cross correlation) in the spatial domain. However, ...
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What do colored noises look like in the time domain?

I understand that the time domain representation of white noise looks like impulses. How do colored noises like brown, pink etc. look like when we perform an inverse Fourier Transform on them ? What ...
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Intuition for how a Fourier transform handles signals where the frequency varies with time?

I created a discrete signal sampled at 44.1kHz that is 330Hz for 1 second, 360Hz for 0.5s, and 390Hz for 0.25s. I did an FFT transformation of this, and got the magnitude graph below: I don't ...
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Signal Processing using Fourier Transform

So I'm trying to understand how MRI machines work. I understand all the concepts of it, the parts, what they do, how the machine works, etc. The part I'm having trouble with is the fourier transform ...
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Fourier Transform minimum sample requirement

Assuming a signal is sampled adequately, what is the minimum size of an FFT window that would allow detecting a specific frequency? Is it necessary to have samples for at least one complete period at ...
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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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Mathematics / Signal theory behind billiard ball 'wave pendulum' effect

This YouTube video shows a very interesting effect. What is the underlying science? I have recently started studying Fourier theory and DSP, and and trying to understand what is going on in terms of ...

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