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what is wrong with my code(FFT)?

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clc;
clear all;
close all;
f1 = 4*1000 %f1=4kHz
t1 = linspace(-1/f1, 1/f1, 100*1000); %t1=(-1/f1,1/f1)
x_c1=sinc(2*pi*f1*t1);
FT_x_c1 = fft(x_c1);
plot(FT_x_c1)
and result is
It is obvious that FFT of sinc function in time domain is rect function in frequency domain.
But as you see, there's something wrong with the result.
What should I do to solve this situation?

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Prasanth Sunkara
Prasanth Sunkara on 2 Apr 2018
Edited: Prasanth Sunkara on 2 Apr 2018
Hello Minsoo,
The issue here is you are trying to directly plot the MATLAB fft command output, ie DFT - complex values. If I were to analyse the signal in frequency domain, I would take one side spectrum from the fft output and then plot the Magnitude response (not the complex DFT output).
Please refer to the MATLAB doc page on FFT, which explains the use of the fft command to plot the spectrum. Focus on the part where the a single side of the spectrum is extracted and the Magnitude is plotted.
- Prasanth

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