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### Replacing “e” in Euler's formula with another number

Does Euler's formula remain valid if we use any real number other than the constant $e$? For example replacing $e$ with 5 would make the formula look like this: $5^{it}$. I tried this idea in ...
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### For complex values, why use complex conjugate in convolution?

Taken from Adaptive Filter Theory (2014) written by Haykin page 110 : $$y(n) = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} w_k^*u(n-k), \quad n=0,1,2,...$$ where $u$ and $w$ are complex values. My question is why use ...
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### Even and odd signal energy property

In Signals and Systems by A. V. Oppenheim, A. S. Willsky, S. Hamid Nawab, 2nd Edition, and Signals and Systems, Simon Haykins, Barry Van Veen, 2nd Edition there is a problem related to energy of real-...
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### DFT of a complex sinusoid

I'm attending this course (Coursera: Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications) in which the professor derives a general equation for Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) for a complex sinusoid. The ...
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### How do I convert a real baseband signal to a complex baseband signal?

I have radio telescope observations that have resulted in two real-valued signals (corresponding to the right- and left-handed circular polarizations). The signals are sampled at rate $2B$, and ...
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### FIR filter design for complex signal

I have a complex signal generated by an impedance analyzer. What is the best approach for designing a low pass FIR filter for this? Is a real filter applied separately to the real and imaginary ...
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### Does it make sense to have complex numbers representing real-world audio signals?

In this course (Coursera: Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications) the professor uses an example of obtaining the DFT of a complex sinusoid: \begin{align} x_2[n]&=e^{\jmath\left(2\pi f_0 n+...
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### Discontinuities in the FFT

So I am taking the Fast Fourier Transform of the following function: $$x[n] = \displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=0}^{5} A_{i} \cos\left(\frac{\omega_{i}}{\omega_{s}} n + \phi_{i}\right)$$ Where the ...
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### Neural Networks and Complex Valued Inputs

[not sure if this or stats.stackexchange was the correct location for this post, so put it on both for now.] I've seen some recent papers describing complex valued neural networks like this one: Deep ...
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### FIR design for arbitrary magnitude and phase: Why can I separate real and imaginary parts like this?

In this question about the design of a FIR filter with arbitrary magnitude and phase specifications user robert bristow-johnson suggested to split the desired complex frequency response $H$ into its ...
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### What would be the variance for complex number?

When $x$ is a zero mean random variable then $$\sum_{n=1}^N x_n x_n^T = N \sigma^2_x\,\text,$$ where the variance is $\sigma^2_x$. I'm considering Complex Normal Distributions where the real and ...
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### Compression algorithms specific to complex signals

I am looking for (lossy or lossless) compression algorithms dedicated to complex signals. The latter could be composite data (like the left and right for stereo audio), a Fourier transformation or an ...
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### How do you save/convert an image to be in the frequency domain?

Quick Note: I don't believe this is a subjective question... however if it is I will gladly modify to be more objective In ImageJ, if I take the FFT of an image, how can I save this new frequency ...
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### Difference equation with complex zero

Let's assume I have the following transfer function: $$H(z)=\frac{z-\left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}+i \cdot \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\right)}{z}$$ It looks like a first order highpass-filter with a complex zero ...
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### How to extract single side of signal spectrum in SIMULINK

Signal spectrum have two side, positive and negative. I want to make these separate in two signal, by MATALB SIMULINK. But how? I can't find it's block on DSP or communication toolbox. I found a block ...
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### Is the calculation of variance correct from an estimator — confusion regarding complex number where I am going wrong?

I have an expression for the varaince of measurement noise obtained from an estimator. The measurement noise is additive white gaussian having values in complex domain. I have squared the term $(.)^2$,...
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### Why does the FFT of a complex variable create negative frequencies?

So I have a demodulator that streams out X and Y values. I use a spectrum analyzer within this demodulator instrument which plots the |FFT(X+iY)| against the frequency domain, which shows up with ...
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### How would one design a (quasi) linear phase adaptive notch filter for a single complex tone?

While IIR notch filters are attractive, I need to retain phase linearity at the filter output. I imagine that it's possible to use a standard IIR notch filter: https://www.researchgate.net/...
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### Threshold for CAF Surface

I am calculating a time partitioned Cross Ambiguity Function (CAF) by adding the surfaces of different time-sectioned CAFs together. Meaning, I calculate a CAF using 10 seconds of IQ data, calculate a ...
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### Is there a technical term for the sum I + Q

Most likely a very simple question, but I haven't been able to find a good answer. When working with analytical signals in general, and software defined radio in particular, a common operation is to ...
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### Matlab: What is the proper way to calculate mean square error for complex numbers

I am confused regarding the calculation of mean square error involving complex numbers. Considering, the true channel coefficients to be ...
If $v \sim CN(0,2\sigma^2_v)$ is a circularly complex Gaussian random variable which acts as the measurement noise in this model $$y_n = x_n + v_n \tag{1}$$ where $x \sim CN(0,2\sigma^2)$, then is ...