The Fourier Transform and Related Concepts: A First Look

  • Charles T. Foskett
Part of the Modern Analytical Chemistry book series (MOAC)


The Fourier Transform is one of the most common transformations occurring in nature. Certain features associated with this transform are found used by man in a variety of occupations and applications. For example, Fourier transforms are used in encephalography, X-ray crystallography, radar, network design, and chemical Fourier transform spectroscopy in both nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared analysis. One example of a physical Fourier transform is far-field or Fraunhofer diffraction; this optical phenomenon occurs with narrow slits in dispersive spectroscopy.


Fourier Transform Discrete Fourier Transform Related Concept Cosine Function Free Induction Decay 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles T. Foskett
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  1. 1.Digilab, Inc.CambridgeUSA

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