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### Is it mathematically possible to compute Fourier transform without comparing the signal?

If I'm correct, Fourier transform lets me know the magnitude and phase of any given frequency in a signal. I have a sampled signal and I want to compute its Fourier transform (any frequency) without ...
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### Help with Determinants [closed]

Okay so i understand the first det, which is why i got the correct solution. However for the second det, im not sure how to solve it since because of the different coefficents (0,2,4) and i tried of ...
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### What is this theorem in this formula?

I just read a paper yesterday and there is confusion: I want to know what is reconstruction fidelity term and the theorem of changing the formula from upper to lower one. Is this theorm from ...
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### Directional derivative [closed]

I know that D ⃗ v f = ∇ f ⋅ ⃗ v Dv→f=∇f⋅v→ is the directional derivative. My question is why must the vector ⃗ v v→ be a unit vector? I am sure there is an obvious answer, but my book doesn't really ...
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### What is a “functional”? [closed]

I have read the wiki page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_(mathematics) but it is not helping. I understand what a regular function is input > do something to that input > output. but ...
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### A 3x3 image kernel takes 9 multiplications and 8 or 9 additions for each pixel?

I doubt because you have 9 multiplications and you are adding 9 numbers together, when using a 3x3 convolution matrix. Adding 9 numbers: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 We are performing 8 additions as we repeat ...
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### How much is the chance for a pure mathematician (geometer) to get a postdoc in imaging if he switches fields after Ph.D. and apply for one? [closed]

Before I start my question, I should probably mention that this question might not be the right question to ask here, but I tried academiabeta, and stackoverflow, but without getting any to-the-point ...
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