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Re: Trivial Fourier Transform Question

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  • Subject: [mg45737] Re: [mg45729] Trivial Fourier Transform Question
  • From: "Ravinder Kumar B." <ravi at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 03:15:21 -0500 (EST)
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I guess, the best thing to do it to generate a list of values of Bessel
(which is FT of your delta function) function using Table. This will be
your discrete FT representation of the analytical Bessel function. Then
you can proceed as usual to calculate Convolution.
I have not tried it earlier, so please let me also know whether it works
or not.

using Table with adequote number of samples.

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Lasse Rasmussen wrote:

> Is there an easy way to calculate the fourier series (discrete fourier
> transfrom) of a real function f(x) if I already know what the
> continuous fourier transform of f(x) is?
> Here is my particular application:
> I am doing convolutions of a 2-dimensional function f(x,y) with a
> radially symmetric dirac delta-function d(a-r), where a is a constant
> and r is just Sqrt[x^2+y^2]. I do the convolution by multiplying the
> discrete fourier transforms of my two functions. Since I only know
> f(x,y) on a grid I cannot do the convolution analytically.
> Obviously, it's not possible to represent a delta function discretely,
> but if I represent the dirac delta function with a very peaked
> Gaussian, I can get pretty good results, but it is not ideal. However,
> the fourier transform of my dirac delta function in 2D is just a
> Bessel function, so I was hoping to be able to calculate a very
> accurate discrete fourier transform using that knowledge. But how do I
> calculate the discrete fourier transform of a function, which fourier
> transfrom I know.
> Thanks,
> Lasse

    Regards,                                   Jan 22

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