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As mentioned earlier, the DFT algorithm is much more flexible while the FFT algorithm is much faster, particularly for large data lengths.

Peaks merge at the folding frequency

In addition to illustrating these fundamental aspects of the DFT algorithm, this example also illustrates how the mirror image peaks on either side of thefolding frequency merge into a single larger peak as the data frequency approaches the folding frequency.

The input parameters

The input parameters are shown in Figure 10 . Note in particular the values for the following parameters:

  • Data length: 200
  • Sample for zero time: 0
  • Lower frequency bound: 0.4
  • Upper frequency bound: 0.6
Figure 10. The input parameters.
Data length: 200 Sample for zero time: 0Lower frequency bound: 0.4 Upper frequency bound: 0.6Number spectra: 5 Frequencies0.492 0.4940.496 0.4980.5 Amplitudes90.0 90.090.0 90.090.0

A different data length

As you can see, the data length for this experiment is different from the data length of 400 used earlier. In addition, neither data length is a power oftwo.

Computational frequency bounds

As you can also see, the lower and upper frequency bounds are not 0.0 and 1.0 as in the earlier cases. In this case, the frequency bounds describe a muchnarrower range centered on the folding frequency.

Frequencies are close to the folding frequency

Finally, the frequencies of each of the five sinusoids specified in Figure 10 is progressively closer to the folding frequency with the frequency of the fifthsinusoid being equal to the folding frequency.

The spectral analysis output

The output from the spectral analysis for each of the five sinusoids is shown in Figure 11 . (Another interesting view of the same results is shown later in Figure 14 .)

Figure 11. Spectral analysis of five sinusoids.
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Peaks are symmetrical about the folding frequency

The spectral peaks shown in Figure 11 are symmetrical about the folding frequency, which in turn is centered horizontally in each of the graphs. As youalready know, the peaks are always symmetrical about the folding frequency due to the frequency folding at that frequency.

The folding frequency is centered horizontally due to the way that I defined the lower and upper frequency bounds, and the way that I adjusted the plottingparameters.

Peaks are well defined and wider than before

The peaks are well defined because I computed the spectral energy at 200 points across the specified frequency range from 0.4 to 0.6. Thus, the frequencybins at which I computed spectral energy were much narrower than before.

The peaks are wider because I displayed a much smaller slice of the entire frequency spectrum in the same physical screen space.

Peaks merge at the folding frequency

As the frequency of each sinusoid approaches the folding frequency, the two mirror-image peaks corresponding to that sinusoid merge into a single peak withtwice the height at the folding frequency. This agrees with what you saw in Figure 9 , but on a much more detailed basis.

It would be difficult to perform this experiment using an FFT algorithm because of the inherent limitations built into the algorithm. The FFT algorithmsacrifices flexibility for speed.

Questions & Answers

how did psychology begin?
Valerie Reply
of psychologys commencement, the traces can be seen in the work of Aristotle, where he talk about soul and body, likewise work in durrant, de anima, all these were somewhere supporting dualism, in which soul could exist separately from body
but if you talk about the moder psychology, Gustav fechner, is credited with performing scientific experiments, basis of his experiments in psychology with his studies perception.
does psychology deal with love?
Mohammed Reply
Maybe, i think
I definitely would say yes
how so
there are so many different reasons why you can fall in love with someone, many of them develope subconsciously -> psychology
love messes with the brain, a lot, ergo I believe that Psychology does indeed deal with love
what is synapse
Katie Reply
In the central nervous system, a synapse is a small gap at the end of a neuron that allows a signal to pass from one neuron to the next. synapse are found where nerve cells connect with other nerve cells
can you do auto book auto
Mariah Reply
WHT u mean?
heyy, may i join the conversation please?
edem Reply
who is the father of psychology
Richy Reply
and please, how would you guys, describe the study of psychology at college ?
psychologist student?
i mean not yet but am about to start college so wanna know how is it(college in general and psychology course) please
Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. So if you will take psychology as a subject so you will get to know how your everything (physical, mental, social, spiritual aspects) effects your behaviour
With this brief knowledge you can help people to cope up with their problems and only you can guide them correctly
And if you go for further specialisations you can study hypnosis, face reading, body language etc
Thanks a lot🙏🏾 And ik some of the stuffs u said but i am also going to write thesis, right ?
ok no prob, thanks a lot🙏🏾✨
hae everyone, hope you are well this evning my question is what is the difference between drive and motivation
good question
drive is more like an impulse or urge and i think they both go together (drive and motivation) even if there is a slight difference
@ Michael Drive is delivered to be innate without the use of an external stimuli, motivation normally evolves an outside stimuli which may include praise, appreciate, or reward.
*believed...sorry for typo
@Reginald, can't the motivation come from the inner self?
Good question, please give an example.
can we say desire of success for example
Wilhelm Wundt is the father of psychology
Wilhem Wundt thank you for the road that you opened.
You mean who is the father of having a great educated argumentative guess? nothing is more wrong than this question. The question is you should ask yourselfs is, how sure are you abour their scientific studying? one's percieved assimilated approach to judging another person and saying they are
the biggest problem with scientific research and data is that ya you could get the same result 1000 times then it could go the other way 1000 times, but we would never know that and we did, we would still say ya but the proof is there. The only thing science proves is that humanity has
no facts about human behavior in the scientific context, but more in the trial and error.. sorry to tell you, but so far no one has proven Father of anything, thats up to you and i, judgement is bias, science is good enough lazy
cognitive development is the growing and development of the brain.
Jessy Reply
Anyone knows about Techno-fascism?
Hussein Reply
Ecofascism is a theoretical political model in which an authoritarian government would require individuals to sacrifice their own interests to the "organic whole of nature". The term is also used as a rhetorical pejorative to undermine the environmental movement.
what's the big difference between prejudice and discrimination?
Danice Reply
A prejudiced person may not act on their attitude.  Therefore, someone can be prejudiced towards a certain group but not discriminate against them.  Also, prejudice includes all three components of an attitude (affective, behavioral and cognitive), whereas discrimination just involves behavior
Nancy Lee
what is all about cognitive development?
cognitive development is the growing and development of the brain
how do you control a variable when using spss whilst running a pearsons correlation analysis?
Jessie Reply
it dependa on your study. according to what you want to say and explain your result
why does it say her and she
Jayla Reply
stages of cognitive development
brivia Reply
sensory preoperatinal concrete formal
what is psychology
Chethani Reply
the study of insecurities and the effect on the host .
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior & mental processes
psychology is science about learning human behaviour
In thinking about the case of Candace described earlier, do you think that Candace benefitted or suffered as a result of consistently being passed on to the next grade?
Nene Reply
what is reward
Angeles Reply
reward is a technique to change behaviour
Reward is a way to promote a specific behaviour or to teach someone/ something to behave a specific way or perform a specific task.
a reward is something that is usually associated with desirable behavior. The child got a reward for winning the game. A reinforcer is different in that a reinforcer is anything that increases behavior, even if it is increasing an undesirable behavior.
reward is earned effort realized
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