# Linked Questions

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### Why Fourier transform is symmetric no matter what interval I choose? [duplicate]

I'm solving a vibration problem. After solving two systems of ODEs (one valid in 0-0.1 and the other in 0.1-1) I get the plot of 3 functions, one of them is this, the plot of the variable $y_w$ (Image ...
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### Fourier FFT frequencies [duplicate]

I am using FFT (Fourier) on a dataset that contains the temperature along a rod 1m long. The data is sampled with a spacing of <...
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### How to set up the Fourier domain for a Fourier Transform? [duplicate]

I am having trouble understanding how to set up the grid in the Fourier domain, while performing Discrete Fourier Transforms. This might be a very trivial question, but I'd appreciate any help ...
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### How to do the Fourier transform of a picture? [duplicate]

I want to generate Fourier transforms of a picture. the transform can represent the diffraction pattern of the picture. Basically, if I have a picture. Then, the result should look like this: For a ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Correct Fourier scaling and high-resolution frequency identification

I have a dataset of amplitude versus time $(t,A(t))$ and I need to extract the dominant frequency and amplitude, and also get the amplitude at one other specific frequency. My data looks like this: <...
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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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### Differences between FFT and analytical Fourier Transform

In MATLAB, if I perform an FFT on a simple Gaussian spot with a phase grating: ...
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### Discrete Fourier Transform with x axis data?

Usually, Fourier Transform in mathematica is supplied by y data only, like the famous Sin[x] transform example. What if my data is a list of ...
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### DFT: Fourier Plot Not Giving Expected Result

I'm trying use Mathematica to compute the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) of a table of data points and then plot the result. As a test run, I took values from the function $x=f(t)=\sin(2\pi t)$ for ...
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### Why does Fourier give me a different picture than ImagePeriodogram?

I want to take a 2D fourier transform of some data, but when I try this I get unexpected results. When I use ImagePeriodogram I get something that looks like I ...
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### Comparing ordinates between FourierTransform and Fourier

I have a test function ff[t_] := Exp[-t^2 - t]. I have calculated the Fourier transform with FourierTransform: ...
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### Figuring out the frequency components using FFT [duplicate]

The function defined below has three frequencies 2, 4 and 10. How to use the Fourier transform (FFT) to show these frequencies? ...
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### frequency shift in Fourier transform

Have a bit of an analysis issue with Fourier transform of a sinusoidal signal: I have a piece of signal that represents spatial scanning of a pattern. xcoordinate is distance and y is amplitude. I'm ...
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### Get frequency axis in Fourier transform (and save them)

I am trying to get the Fourier transform of a light-curve (with an even number of points, 300, and equally spaced in time, 6.9 seconds) and my problem is to get the frequency on the x-axis. I can ...
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### 2D Fourier transform of a diffraction pattern Mathematica vs FourierPainter

We are trying to make sense of the numbers provided by the PC program FourierPainter for a 2D Fourier Transform of a diffraction pattern. We would like to evaluate the ratio of the zeroth harmonic ...
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### Discrete Fourier transformation from ASCII (for noob)

I am not familiar with Mathematica (I am a physicist programming in Fortran) and my knowledge of it is very limited, unfortunately. I would like to perform the Fourier trasform of a lightcurve which ...
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### Using Fourier to get the numerical FT of a Gaussian [duplicate]

I've been trying to find the FT of a more complicated function, but it seems my method is wrong. To check, I tried to calculate the FT of a Gaussian numerically. This is what I did: ...
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### How does the Fourier transform take its input?

I'm using the Fourier command and I'm wondering how does it take its imput. I know that it takes a list of numbers representing a function of time and it gives back a list of numbers representing a ...