Questions on the discrete and continuous Fourier analysis functions of Mathematica, as well as the FourierSeries` package.

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What's the correct way to shift zero frequency to the center of a Fourier Transform?

I'm trying to apply a Fourier transform of a one dimensional list of a time history of some quantity using the Fourier function. I'm interested in the frequency ...
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Plotting the frequency spectrum of a data series using Fourier

testData = Table[N@Sin[500 x], {x, 0, 100}]; ListLinePlot[Abs[Fourier[testData]], PlotRange -> Full] Gives me Which I do not expect because the Fourier ...
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Plotting Fourier spectrum versus frequency of a signal

I have looked around here, and i am sure this has been answered, but i don't understand it. The thing is, I have taken a introductory signal processing course, and we had to use Mathematica, and i had ...
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Determine the 2D-Fourier transform of an Image

I am new to Mathematica and using Version 8.0. I want to calculate the 2D-Fourier Transform of a digital image and see its Magnitude and Phase Spectrum, and reconstruct it.
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Numerical Fourier transform of a complicated function

Say I have a function $f(x)$ that is given explicitly in its functional form, and I want to find its Fourier transform[1]. If $f$ is too complicated to have an analytic expression for $\hat f(k)$, how ...
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Finding fourier transform of data and hence frequencies

I looked at all the other questions related to mine before posting this, and they didn't solve my problem. I have a large data set which can be downloaded from here. I'm using the following code to ...
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How to approximate a given WAV file with trigonometric series?

I'd like (together with a few people) to prepare a presentation about Fourier series for middle/high school students. I thought it might be quite cool to play a violin sound from, say, a WAV file, ...
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calling CUDA library functions

Mathematica has some predefined CUDA functions, like CUDAMap, CUDAFourier, etc. My question is how can one call functions which are part of CUDA library but not part of predefined Mathematica ...
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Plotting Partial Sums of Fourier Series

I'd like to plot some partial sums for a Fourier Series problem, but I am not sure if the output I am getting is correct. I want to be able to plot the partial sums and the function on the same graph. ...
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Frequencies represented in a DFT list (Fourier[])

I have a sound sample (sample rate: 44100). When I have a list l with n successive elements from the sample, ...
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Workarounds for a possible bug in the linearity of FourierTransform

This is somewhat similar to this question, except the problem I am encountering is to do with Fourier transforms of scalar multiples of functions and their derivatives. I wish to input ...
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How to make Fourier behave like FourierTransform?

I'm not very experienced with Fourier Transforms, so there may be something inherently wrong with attempting to do this, but how can I make the discrete Fourier behave like the continuous ...
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Can one find the beat of a tune with Fourier analysis?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to find the beat of a tune by Fourier analysis with Mathematica. I'm taking a 44.1 kHz sample sound and hoping that I might get a nice peak for a frequency ...
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FourierTransform and Partial Derivatives?

I have a function of three variables $f(x,y,z)$, and it obeys a linear partial differential equation. I'm checking my by-hand calculations with Mathematica. I want to convert the PDE into the ...
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What do the X and Y axis stand for in the Fourier Transformation in wolfram mathematica?

In wolfram mathematica the function Fourier has the following declaration Fourier[list] And after a list is given to the function, a simple Plot gives the ...
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Parallelization of distinct array write access from subkernels

I'm working on an implementation of a multivariate FFT, which is (or at least should be) highly parallelizable due to the row-column-algorithm. However, i can't figure out how to implement that. The ...
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Possible bug with FourierTransform linearity

Each component is easily transformed but the sum is not: FourierTransform[f''[x], x, k] FourierTransform[f'[x], x, k] ...
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Obtaining the Fourier transform of an operator

We know that if we have a function $f(x)$, and we call $g(\omega)$ its Fourier transform, then the Fourier transform of $x f(x)$ is $$\imath \frac{\mathrm{d} g(\omega))}{\mathrm{d}\omega} $$ and ...
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Why does FourierTransform[] converge while same integral manually written does not?

I'm studying the quantum mechanics of an infinite square well from a computational standpoint. My eigenfunctions are defined as $u_n(x)=\sqrt{2/L}\sin\left(n\pi x/L\right),\quad 0 \le x \le L, \quad ...
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Approximate $h$ in $F(\theta)=\sin \theta \int_{-L}^{+L}h(z)e^{-ikz\cos \theta} \,dz$

Consider $$F(\theta)=\sin \theta \int_{-L}^{+L}h(z)e^{-ikz\cos \theta} \,dz$$ $$|z|\le L$$ $$0 \le \theta \le \pi$$ By having knowledge of $F(\theta)$, how can one approximate $h(z)$? In ...
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Inverse Fourier transform

I am dealing with an inverse Fourier transform of a sampled complex function, $H(\omega)$. I want to obtain a real transformed function $h(t)$, which means that $H(-\omega)=H^{\ast}(\omega)$ has to be ...
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Plot Fourier transform of $\sin (2 t)$

I'm trying to plot the Fourier transform of $\sin (2 t)$. I tried using the FourierTransform Function (I'm expecting a peak at w = 2) but it gives me undefined at ...
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Fourier Series of “Split” Defined Function

Not sure how to phrase this in a concise way, anyway it seems like the function FourierSeries assumes the interval for which to compute the Fourier coefficients of a given function is $[-\pi,\pi]$, ...
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Disentangling the data

An experiment yields a functional dependence on two variables $F(x,y)$, can be imagined as a 2D map. It is known that the function can be factored as follows $F(x,y)=fx(x) gy(y) +gx(x) fy(y)$. Given ...
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Does Mathematica implement the fast Fourier transform?

Is there a fast Fourier transform in Mathematica? Although looking in the help I could not find one. I am looking to implement the equivalent of fft in MATLAB.
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How do you find the frequency and amplitude from Fourier?

The problem is that a typical harmonic time history will not have an integer number of cycles in the data. For example, with the following time history you get a numerical Fourier transform. ...
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Proving (self) similarity with Mathematica - Reccurrence Plots, Similarity Plots etc

I posted this question in math.se but given the sheer tumultuous number of questions that keep appearing on math.se and also given that I am trying to accomplish this in Mathematica, I thought I'd ...
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FourierSeries for rational function looks wrong

I have the following code: ser[x_] = FourierSeries[(\[Pi]^2 + a)/(3 x^2 + a), x, 10] // N // Chop It gives me some series, which I then try to plot. And ...
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Calculation of 2D FFT for an image

I am trying to obtain 2D FFT of an image. From the 2D FFT, I wish to calculate the amplitude of the FFT averaged over a circle vs the distance in pixels by varying the radius of the pixels which is ...
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Using Periodogram to investigate the seasonality of the data

After asking how to get rid of the seasonality of this set of data, I'd like to ask how to investigate the seasonality in data using Mathematica. Which tool would you use to study seasonality? I.e. ...
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Find a Fourier series from discrete data

I am trying to fit a Fourier cosine series to discrete data. I read through this, but I was not able to understand it. This data should be periodic with a period of $0.2 \textrm{m}$ and it is the ...
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Fourier transformation of solution of differential equation

I'm trying to plot a Fourier transform of solution of differential equation. I have tried with: ...
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discrete Fourier transform

As an answer to my code I will get a periodic discrete time dependent function called "data" which I want to get a Discrete Fourier transform of it using just one period of it,but I think some thing ...
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Inconsistent results of second derivative of inverse fourier transform

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2.0 I am trying to get the Green's function of a toy diffusion equation $$\frac{\partial^2 u(x,t)}{\partial x^2} = ...
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The same analytical expression gets inconsistent FourierTransform results

I have an expression which is just a linear combination of plane waves, and I'd like to calculate FT of it. I know what I will get should be a bunch of delta functions, but it turns out Mathematica ...
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Why does Fourier give a shifted frequency?

I have a signal that I want to identify the frequencies in it, I used the Fourier function but I can't get the frequency correctly. Here is a simplified example: ...
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How to create a 1D vector by selecting a straight line in a given angle of 2D array

Suppose I have an image created by the code provided below. I want to select a line (1D vector) $ \left(y-y_{0}\right)=n\left(x-x_{0}\right) $ from the output image (2D matrix) by specifying $n$ and ...
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Fourier Analysis: How to get rid of a discontinuity

When I compute the phase error of a spatial series data using Fourier analysis in Mathematica there's a discontinuity @ parameter ...
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Animated Wave Propagation using Fourier & InverseFourier

This is a continuation off of previous help on the first part of my project: fourier issue arising from input miscommunication Now I want to go one step further in the current code. Here's the code ...
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Fourier transform of sampled data

I have got some impulse response data that I would like to transform via Fourier to get the amplitude-frequency characteristics of the performing loudspeaker. The ...
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Fourier Coefficients in Mathematica [duplicate]

I'm calculating Fourier Coefficients by hand and trying to verify them in Mathematica. However, in Mathematica I get them wrong by a factor of 2. Is there some part of the Mathematica functions I'm ...
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Monitor Progress of a function (Fourier[] in my case)

I am using PSD = Abs[Fourier[normedAutoValues, FourierParameters -> {-1, 1}]]; normedAutoValues contains around 200 *10^7 ...
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Approximating The Fourier Transform

Eq.(1)$$f(z)=\frac {k}{2\pi}\int_{C}F(\theta)e^{ikz\cos \theta} \,d\theta$$ for $$|z|\le l$$ and the side condition Eq.(2) $$0=\frac {k}{2\pi}\int_{C}F(\theta)e^{ikz\cos \theta} \,d\theta$$ for ...
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fourier issue arising from input miscommunication

xdomain = Table[i , {i, -10, 10, .1}]; ListPlot[InverseFourier[ Fourier[E^-#^2 & /@ xdomain]*E^#^2 & /@ xdomain]] So I want to numerically fourier ...