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Discrete Fourier Transforms

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  • Subject: [mg18075] Discrete Fourier Transforms
  • From: "W.W. Sampson" <w.sampson at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 01:43:33 -0400
  • Delivery-date: Tue Jun 15 06:22:52 1999
  • Organization: Department of Paper Science, UMIST
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In the Mathematica Book for version 3, it states in Section 3.8.3,  with
reference to Fourier Transforms, "In electrical engineering, the sign of
exponent is typically reversed, leading to a list of values which is

As the output from the Fourier Transformis symmetrical, should this be
that the values are the reciprocal?


Dr W.W. Sampson, Department of Paper Science, UMIST,
Manchester, M60 1QD, UK. Email: w.sampson at
Phone:+44-(0)161-200-3898    Fax:+44-(0)161-200-3858.

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