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### Why are magnitudes normalised during synthesis (IDFT), not analysis (DFT)?

In most examples and FFT code that I've seen, the output (frequency magnitudes) of the forward DFT operation is scaled by N -- i.e. instead of giving you the magnitude of each frequency bin, it gives ...
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### Power spectral density vs. FFT bin magnitude

What's the difference between these? Both are measurements of some form of signal power, but surely there's some difference between the power they are measuring?
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### Understanding FFTs for simple Sin / Cos

this is my first question in this forum, and although I read several threads on this side and googled a lot I could not find the answer to my question (maybe it is too basic)? For anyone reading this ...
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### How does zero-padding affect the magnitude of the DFT?

Let's simulate sinusoids of two frequencies using the following Matlab code: ...
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### Energy calculation in frequency domain

I was just wondering... The formula I learned to calculate the energy of the signal is expressed in the time domain: $$E_x^{\text{time}} = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} |x[n]|^2$$ Then, what does the ...
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### Identifying the magnitude and impulse response from pole zero plot quickly

I have an exam next week and it's verty certain that a task of this kind will be there. Are there some good tips how to match the right pole zero plot to the right responses? No proof is needed in ...
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### Adequate representation of frequency domain amplitude/magnitude of FFT of a signal

I'm quite new to the subject and am having fun playing around with the FFT. What I am currently doing is trying to sample an audio signal and display its frequency spectrum at the same time. This ...
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### recover image by only magnitude of image fourier transform

I have a image and I want calculate fft2 of it, after it I want recover image only by magnitude of it. how can I achieve this work? ...
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### How to compute magnitude and phase response from transfer function in Z-domain?

I have a transfer function $$H(z)=\frac{1+1.2z^{-1}+0.8z^{z^-2}}{1-0.9z^{-1}}$$ from which I'm supposed to sketch the magnitude and phase response. I know that you can transform $z=e^{j\omega}$ to get ...
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### Magnitude response and DFT normalization

Suppose I have an FIR denoted h that represents the impulse response of a system. Using MATLAB syntax (for convenience and brevity), What does ...
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### How to reconstruct signal of its phase and magnitude functions?

I have two continuous periodic (a period of $2\pi$) functions which belong to the phase and magnitude of Fourier transform of a signal, how can I reconstruct the original signal? What kind of ...
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### How to plot magnitude and phase response by hand if I have the Transfer Function?

I have the transfer function of the system, which is: $$H(z) = \frac{1-z^{-1}}{5(1+2z^{-1})}$$ How do I sketch the magnitude and phase response? I'm sorry for the bad formatting, it's my first time ...