# Questions tagged [fourier-analysis]

Fourier analysis, also known as spectral analysis, encompasses all sorts of Fourier expansions, including Fourier series, Fourier transform and the discrete Fourier transform (and relatives). The non-commutative analog is (representation-theory).

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### Can the phase of a function be extracted from only its absolute value and its Fourier transform's absolute value?

If for a function $f(x)$ only its absolute value $|f(x)|$ and the absolute value $|\tilde f(k)|$ of its Fourier transform $\tilde f(k)=N\int f(x)e^{-ikx} dx$ is known, can $f(x) = |f(x)|e^{i\phi(x)}$ ...
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### Is there any handwavy argument that shows that $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-ikx} dk = 2\pi \delta(x)$?

It should not be a good argument but rather a short one and one that convinces a physicist ( so no need for mathematical rigor ) that shows that $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-ikx} dk = 2\pi \delta(x)$ ...
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### Extracting exact frequencies from FFT output

Say I pass 512 samples into my FFT My microphone spits out data at 10KHz, so this represents 1/20s. (So the lowest frequency FFT would pick up would be 40Hz). The FFT will return an array of 512 ...
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### Fundamental role of the Fourier Transform

I am currently learning about the Fourier Transform and the associated Fourier Analysis. So far I realize that it has a number of applications, but more than that it seems to be central to Functional ...
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