Given a signal $s(t) = e^{j(t+\pi)}$, I conclude that the signal is periodic with period $T=2\pi$, so its power should be $$P = \frac{1}{T}\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}|s(t)|^2dt= \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}|1|^2dt = \frac{1}{2\pi}t|^{\pi}_{-\pi}=\frac{\pi-(-\pi)}{2\pi}=1$$

Is the formula for the power of a periodic signal correct?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to DSP.SE! What is $P$? $\endgroup$
    – Peter K.
    Nov 15, 2015 at 12:45
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterK. Power, my textbook said for periodic signal I can instead of $\lim\int_{T/2}^{T/2}|s(t)|^2dt = \frac{1}{T}\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}|s(t)|^2dt$ $\endgroup$ Nov 15, 2015 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ I edited. My question is if I can use that equality i wrote in my other comment for periodic signals $\endgroup$ Nov 15, 2015 at 12:53

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The average power of a signal $s(t)$ is given by


If $s(t)$ is periodic, $(1)$ is equivalent to the average power in one period:


where $T$ now denotes the period of $s(t)$.


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