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Hey all!

I've been learning about the discrete Fourier transform (and FFT too) recently. What I don't understand is why applying it to a signal gives its power spectrum. I am not really good in physics, so to me it just seems like a magical formulae, one might say. :)

I don't need a deep explanation; the basics would be more than enough to please me. It would already be much more than what I can find on math sites and books about the discrete Fourier transform.

Thank you!!

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# Fourier transform -> power spectrum

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