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How the Fast Fourier Transform Got its Name

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1 Author(s)
Huang, T.S. ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Everyone agrees that the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) has revolutionized digital signal processing. However, no one knows with certainty the true history of the FFT. I had been as confused as everybody else until one day when I found in an old book store at Harvard Square a manuscript by Kipling which contained some unpublished Just-So Stories, one of which was entitled, "How the Fast Fourier Transform Got its Name." The time has now come to publish this historical account to quiet all rumors and hearsay.

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Computer  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May-June 1971

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