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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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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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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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Calculating phase response of maximum phase filter using Hilbert Transform

Given only a magnitude response $A(\omega)$ of a minimum phase filter, one can calculate the phase response using the Hilbert Transform: $$θ(ω) = -\mathcal{H}\{\ln(A(\omega)\}$$ This paper suggests ...
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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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Given a plot of both the magnitude $|H(\omega)|$ and its angle, How can you find the $H(\omega)$?

I'm specifically trying to use an inverse Fourier Transform to find $h(t)$, but I'm finding it difficult to get $H(\omega)$ in the first place. I'm under the impression from my textbook that $H(\...
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Non-zero DFT components where zero is expected?

I am implementing DFT in Octave. Here's my code: ...
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Phase response of $H(f)=e^{-j2{\pi}ft_0}$

Given is the impulse response: $$h(t)=\delta(t-t_0)$$. I calculated $$H(f)=e^{-j2 \pi ft_0}=|H(f)|\cdot e^{j\varphi(f)}$$. Now, the magnitude response of $H(f)$ is: $$\begin{align} |H(f)| &=\...
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retrieving original data from phase and magnitude of Fourier transform

I use this snippet of python code to transform data to Fourier phase and magnitude and then retrieving original data. ...
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Matlab IIR cheby2 bandpass, problems with Magnitude

I am trying to implement an IIR bandpass in Matlab. There are two things I don't understand. But first of all, let me post the code. ...
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Frequency response of a microphone using a sine sweep

I want to determine the frequency response (magnitude, phase) of a microphone. I have another "good" reference microphone whose frequency response I know. I understand that I can use a good speaker ...
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Spectrogram with square or non-square magnitude of STFT: power vs. magnitude

As seen in this question and answer, to do a spectrogram, it's common to plot either: the square magnitude $|\text{STFT}(\text{frame}, \text{bin})|^2$ ("power spectrum") the magnitude $|\text{STFT}(\...
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Why harmonic components appear only after a certain level when a signal is clipped?

I recently observed this phenomenon that when a signal is clipped the harmonics start to appear only after a certain level. The Python code to reproduce the effect is given below. The signal has 3 ...
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Calculate the magnitude and phase of a signal at a particular frequency in python

I have a signal for which I need to calculate the magnitude and phase at 200 Hz frequency only. I would like to use Fourier transform for it. I am very new to signal processing. And this is my first ...
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Magnitude of function in $z$ domain

I am newbie to $\mathcal Z$-transform, I searched to find the magnitude of a function in $z$-domain, but I couldn't find anything, for example when we have $$ H(z) = \frac{z-3}{z-0.5} $$ How do you ...
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Plot Magnitude from RBJ Biquad

Currently I'm working out plotting biquads in a VST/AU plugin and have problems with the graphics part. I posted in several forums but haven't got a really useful answer for this case. First, tell ...
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How do I calculate peak amplitude of the signal components after zero padding and FFT?

I am learning about DFT and trying to apply it to some audio processing. I am new to DSP but experienced in programming and have some background in math and physics. The FFT algorithm I use (lomontFFT)...
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$e^{j\omega}$ on unit circle

I am new to DSP, and I'm self studying. I am confused about the magnitude of $e^{j\omega}$ - where $\omega$ is the normalized angular frequency - when we are on the unit circle. According to the ...
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What does this paragraph mean?

I'm reading this paper about about an algorithm to measure image sharpness, and am confused by these sentences in the 6th paragraph: It is well known that the attenuation of high-frequency content ...
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Fill matlab “ellip” function through transfer function magnitude response

The matlab "ellip" function can be used to design the unquantised coefficient set. From matlab website: $ [b,a]=ellip(n,Rp,Rs,Wp) , $ n: order of filter Wp: normalized passband edge ...
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How do the magnitude and phase spectrum of an imaginary function look like?

Say I have the function $$x(t)=j \operatorname{rect}(t)$$ Is the phase spectrum even or odd? I am confused whether the phase spectrum is an odd/even function of $\omega$ (angular frequency, Fourier ...
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Why do the DTFT and FFT give me completely different results for magnitude at a specific frequency?

I am trying to write a program to compute the magnitude and phase of a specific, non-integer frequency component (i.e. given a sampled finite signal of length $N$, I want to know the magnitude and ...
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Terminology for instantaneous phase of magnitude component of complex signal

In my field, we deal with data that are originally complex-valued. Typically, researchers convert their data from real + imaginary to magnitude + phase, and then discard the phase data (i.e., we ...
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Zero padding and 2D Fourier transforms: how does zero-padding affect phase?

It's pretty clear that zero-padding an image before performing Fourier transform simply enlarges the magnitude image (stretching it to the new, padded size). What I can't understand is how it affects ...
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how to make fft ignore phase shift when only interested in magnitude

I have a signal that consists of a sine wave, on which I apply a rectangular window and then an FFT. I'm only interested in the magnitude of the sine wave, and I want it to stay the same even if the ...
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Obtaining the magnitude of the frequency response by plugging $e^{jω}$ into the z-domain transform function?

I am reading a text on discrete signal processing, which states that the frequency response of a signal can be obtained by plugging the value $e^{jω}$ into the z-domain transfer function $H(z)$. In ...
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Magnitude response of mirrored (with respect to unit circle) poles and zeros

I just want to check that my understanding about the following paragraph from Optical Filter Design and Analysis by Christi K. Madsen, Jian H. Zhao is correct: A filter’s magnitude response is equal ...
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Squared magnitude of the Z-transform

I am basically new to the $z$-transform and there are some points regarding its square magnitude that I do not understand. Basically I do not understand how in slide 4 of PDF, they arrive at the ...
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Calculate aliasing of $x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$ when sampled with $F_s = 1000$

I'm asked to sample the signal $$x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$$ with sampling frequency $F_s = 1000$ and plot the magnitude spectrum for the resulting sampled signal. My thinking is ...
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How would I find the function given the magnitude plot and the phase response?

I'm wondering how I'd find the Fourier Transform X(jw) given the following information: My understanding is that the expression for the continuous time fourier transform (CTFT) is magnitude(CTFT)exp(...
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How can resonance be added to a fractional order Butterworth low pass

I am interested in how to add resonance (Q) to the magnitude response of a Butterworth low pass when it is expressed in the form: $$ G^2(\omega)=\frac {1}{1+\left(\frac{\omega}{\omega_c}\right)^{2n}} ...
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Averaging Multiple Magnitude Spectra

I'm currently trying to implement some of the methods found in this paper on intelligent equalization - http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16792 - The first part of the process is to build a "...
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What is the “Energy” equivalent of the Magnitude Spectrum

I have a semantic issue regarding the discrete spectrum $X[k]$ of a time domain signal with limited length $x[n]$, so we're talking about the FFT. Now, when I what to compare the bandwidth and ...
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Correctly scaling FFT of different lengths

I have been looking at using two FFTs of different lengths and displaying the output magnitudes on the same graph (a shorter length window for the higher frequencies, and a longer one for lower ...
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Energy definition for Autocorrelation lag 0 and lag 1 for complex signals

I am studying the role of an auto-correlation matrix for random signals and the difference of energy between a lag 0 and lag 1 matrix. Consider a complex input signal $x(k)=[x1,x2]^T$ and $x(k-1)=[x0,...
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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 ...
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Plotting the magnitude response of a filter?

I have designed a second order butterworth filter. Sampling frequency: $4\textrm{ kHz}$, Cut-off frequency: $500\textrm{ Hz}$ $$e = \tan⁡\left(\frac{\pi \times f_c}{f_s}\right) = \tan\left(\frac{...
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Change of bin magnitude when phase of signal changes when doing FFT?

I am working on an implementation in which I need to apply an FFT to determine which of 4 frequencies are present in a signal. I am doing a 64 point FFT on a buffer which only is partly filled (the ...
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How to convert magnitude to dB in matlab

I exported a diagram from FDTD simulation, and now I want to change the magnitude to dB, here is the exported codes: ...
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Working with a sound's magnitude instead of amplitude

I'm working on a project, where we're recording sound with a piezo-disc which looks a little something like this: Now, unless we're doing something horribly horribly wrong, I've discovered that we're ...
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Does a filter need to completely attenuate high frequencies to be considered low-pass?

I'm looking at a system with a frequency response that is: $$H(e^{j\omega})=\tfrac{1}{4}(2\cos(\omega)+\cos(2\omega)+2)$$ I think the magnitude of this system looks like this (not sure what is the ...
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Recovering signal from magnitude and phase of FFT

I'm trying to code the basics of an analysis-synthesis system on MATLAB, but I'm getting incorrect results. From the Wikipedia page: $$ X_k=\lvert X_k\rvert e^{i\angle X_k} $$ Here's a simple MATLAB ...
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phase, magnitude, audio file and information

I've been doing some thinking lately. I know that for image files a larger portion of information is contained in the phase of the signal. How does that go for the audio? Does the same hold or is the ...