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ERIC Number: EJ892021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Introduction to Fourier Optics
Huggins, Elisha
Physics Teacher, v45 n6 p364-368 Sep 2007
Much like a physical prism, which displays the frequency components of a light wave, Fourier analysis can be thought of as a mathematical prism that can tell us what harmonics or frequency components are contained in a recording of a sound wave. We wrote the MacScope II program so that the user could not only see a plot of the harmonic amplitudes but also see the harmonic waves and how these waves add together to recreate the original sound curve.
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