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

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

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