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Homework Help: Fourier Transform NMR Physics! Please help!

  1. Dec 19, 2009 #1
    The "Free Induction Decay signal" (FID) is a particular type of NMR signal observed in both MRI and MRS. An idealized representation of the signal S(t) is given by:

    S(t)= S(0)exp (i*w_0*t)exp(-t/T2*), t>=0
    S(t)=0 , t<0

    You showed the spectrum G(w) corresponding signal is given by:

    G(w)= S(0) {((T2* + (w-w_0)(T2*)^2))/ (1+[(w-w_0)T2*]^2}

    However, the exact form of the spectrum above is obtained assuming that the signal is acquired for an infinite period of time. In reality the signal is acquired over a finite time that will be denoted here as T. In that case the shape of the spectrum is obtained by assuming that S(t)=0, for t>T and that leads to the following spectrum:

    G(w)= S(0){(T2* + i*(w-w_0)(T2*)^2 / (1 + [(w-w_0)T2*]^2} (1- X)

    where X is a complex parameter that depends on T,T2*,w, and w_0

    a.) Determine the value of the magnitude of X for the case where T=T2*

    b.) if T=a*T2*, determin the min. value of the parameter 'a' such that |X|<0.01
    (|X| rep. the magnitude of 'X')

    Please help me with this problem.. I need a lot of help here

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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