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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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How do you find the frequency and amplitude from Fourier?

Edit This is a popular question with several answers. This edit organises the answers and gives links. Fourier just gives y values (ordinates) if you wish to read off frequencies and amplitudes you ...
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How to calculate the Fourier Transform of a Gaussian pulse with a nonlinear chirp: Cos[ t + Exp[t^2] ]?

I have an optical pulse in time domain: Exp[-t^2] Cos[50 t - Exp[-2 t^2] 8 π]. The figure of this formula is I hope to calculate the Fourier Transform of this ...
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finding Frequency of Sinewave data using Fourier

CONTEXT I read 5 different related posts but I do not understand how to interpret mathematica's output for my situation. ...
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Frequency of ticks in mechanical watches

I'm looking to find the frequency of a relatively large dataset (or a relatively short audio file) of a repeating sound, like so: Here are the original files, for those willing to play. :) eta2412 ...
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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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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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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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Discrete Fourier Transform - Inadequate precision and wrong peak positions

I have a small problem with a piece of code. I searched the site but was not able to find an answer to my specific question. I am trying a quick test of the Fourier capabilities (on lists) of ...
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Using mathematica to take fourier transform of data

I'm trying to use Mathematica to take a discrete Fourier transform of 68 data points (0 to 67) to perform further analysis. My data points, when plotted, look like this: Pretty straightforward. Now,...
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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 ...
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Fourier Transform accelerogram seismic

I have a seismic accelerogram. I tried to apply the Fourier Transform to interpolate function, but dosn't work. So, i applied the ...
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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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How to find the Fourier Transform of a list?

I have a list (list) in the form of {x,y} as ...
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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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