## What is an example of a Fourier transform?

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The Fourier transform is commonly used to convert a signal in the time spectrum to a frequency spectrum. Examples of time spectra are sound waves, electricity, mechanical vibrations etc. The figure below shows 0,25 seconds of Kendrick’s tune. As can clearly be seen it looks like a wave with different frequencies.

**How is Fraunhofer diffraction related to Fourier transform?**

The smaller the slit, the larger the diffraction angle and the bigger the diffraction pattern! Fraunhofer Diffraction from a slit is simply the Fourier Transform of a rect function, which is a sinc function.

### What are the 2 types diffraction?

There are two main classes of diffraction, which are known as Fraunhofer diffraction and Fresnel diffraction.

**What is Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction?**

If the source of light and the screen are at a finite distance from the obstacle causing the diffraction then it is Fresnel diffraction. If there is an infinite distance between the source and the screen from the obstacle then it is Fraunhofer diffraction.

#### What is Fraunhofer diffraction explain it briefly?

Fraunhofer diffraction is the type of diffraction that occurs in the limit of small Fresnel number . In Fraunhofer diffraction, the diffraction pattern is independent of the distance to the screen, depending only on the angles to the screen from the aperture.

**What is single slit diffraction?**

Diffraction is the bending of light around the sharp corner of an obstacle. When light is incident on a slit, with a size comparable to the wavelength of light, an alternating dark and bright pattern can be observed. This phenomenon is called the single slit diffraction.

## What does a Fourier transform represent?

The Fourier Transform is a mathematical technique that transforms a function of time, x(t), to a function of frequency, X(ω). It is closely related to the Fourier Series. If you are familiar with the Fourier Series, the following derivation may be helpful.

**How do you explain Fourier transform?**

The Fourier transform is a mathematical function that decomposes a waveform, which is a function of time, into the frequencies that make it up. The result produced by the Fourier transform is a complex valued function of frequency.