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Jag1972

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I am little confused with the Fourier family of transforms. I would really appreciate it if someone could have a look at them

My understanding is as follows:

Fourier Series: Only used for Peiodic continous signals.

Fourier Transform: Can be used for periodic or aperiodic signals, I think. This transform to me seems

to look the same as the Fourier Series its just more compact as it uses Eulers formulae and embeds the average

into the 1 summation (n=0). If signal is aperiodic then is is just assummed to be periodic.

Discrete Fourier Transform: Always finite as data is bieng sampled.

In some of the books I am reading there are 4 versions in teh Fourier family, I dont quite know why.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help in advance.

Jag.