returns an n×n Fourier matrix.

Details and Options

  • FourierMatrix of order n returns a list of the length-n discrete Fourier transform's basis sequences.
  • Each entry Frs of the Fourier matrix is by default defined as .
  • Rows of the FourierMatrix are basis sequences of the discrete Fourier transform.
  • The result F of FourierMatrix[n] is symmetric and unitary, meaning that F-1 is Conjugate[F].
  • The result of FourierMatrix[n].list is equivalent to Fourier[list] when list has length n. However, the computation of Fourier[list] is much faster and has less numerical error. »
  • With the setting FourierParameters->{a,b}, entry Frs of the Fourier matrix is defined as . The default setting is FourierParameters->{0,1}.
  • FourierMatrix[,WorkingPrecision->p] gives a matrix with entries of precision p.


open all close all

Basic Examples  (1)

A Fourier matrix:

Click for copyable input

Scope  (1)

Options  (1)

Properties & Relations  (1)

Introduced in 2012