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frequencyanalysis compaction

Data compaction accomplished by using an expression composed of a number of different frequencies of different magnitudes to represent a particular curve. Note: An example of frequencyanalysis compaction is the use of a Fourier analysis to represent an arbitrary curve, a periodic function, an aperiodic function, or a wave shape. Thus, the fundamental frequency, the amplitude of the fundamental frequency, and the amplitudes and frequencies of the harmonics are all that are needed to reconstitute the function or wave shape. The shape can thus be readily stored and transmitted in this compacted form. [From Weik '89] 

