# Gibbs Phenomenon in the Truncated Discrete-Time Fourier Transform of the Sinc Sequence

Gibbs Phenomenon in the Truncated Discrete-Time Fourier Transform of the Sinc Sequence

Using a finite number of terms of the Fourier series approximating a function gives an overshoot at a discontinuity in the function. This is called the Gibbs phenomenon. This Demonstration shows the same phenomenon with the discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT) of a sinc sequence. The oscillations around the discontinuity persist with an amplitude of roughly 9% of the original height.