Digital Signal Processing: Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)

Digital Signal Processing: Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), DFT, Properties of DFT.

The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) is one of the most important tools in Digital Signal Processing. It enables us to find the spectrum of a finite duration sequence.

Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) is an algorithm to implement Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT) on computers for signal processing by sampling at equally spaced frequency points of one cycle of DTFT. Unlike DTFT (DTFT is continuous), the output of DFT is discrete and hence can be implemented on a computer.

DTFT is a continuous function of frequency, where as DFT is a discrete function of frequency.

Computing the DFT is equivalent to solving a set of linear equations.

In direct DFT method, the computational part is too long.

The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) can be computed efficiently using a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT).

Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is an algorithm to reduce number of complex additions and complex multiplications while calculating DFT.

In this course, I have explained about Discrete Fourier Transform ( DFT) and Inverse DFT (IDFT).

The topics are

Relationship between DFT and DTFT

Finding DFT for a given x(n)

Properties of DFT

Linear convolution

Circular convolution or Periodic convolution

Difference between circular convolution and linear convolution

Performing linear convolution using circular convolution

Many example problems are also explained on all concepts.

After the completion of this course, definitely you are able solve problems on your own.

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