# what is difference between Alias vs. down sampling? [closed]

could someone help me explain downsampling in the context of Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem and tell the difference between Aliasing and downsampling.Also is downsampling and undersampling the same ?Thanks in advance :)

## closed as unclear what you're asking by Marcus Müller, Laurent Duval, hotpaw2, MBaz, Matt L.Jan 18 '17 at 7:49

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• So, this question is actually unclear. Because: "Aliasing" is an effect, and "downsampling" is an operation. Both are well-defined – us reproducing the wikipedia definitions here clearly doesn't help you, so please edit your question to explain what of the definitions you don't understand. Same applies for "undersampling". – Marcus Müller Jan 17 '17 at 21:05
• To add on Marcus comment, it would be quite interesting for us that you could provide hints of what you already understood, and what is missing – Laurent Duval Jan 17 '17 at 21:34
• The Question was unclear to me as well , when asking Alias vs downsampling , but in my lecture slides it stated 2.1.3 Alias vs. down sampling • Generated by sampling frequencies which don‘t fulfill the sampling criteria, see before. − We talk about alias, when spectral components overlap − When the sampling theorem is not fulfilled but no overlapping spectrums are generated we talk about down sampling – D.Makk Jan 18 '17 at 9:40