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Frequency in signal processing is the number of cycles (of the signal) per second.

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Does negative frequency actually exist or it is just theoretical?

This below questions gives good explanation regarding negative frequency What is the physical significance of negative frequencies? But I have one query Does negative frequency only exist ...
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Representing a sinusoidal signal in terms of positive and negative frequency components?

I am reading "signal processing first " by Mcclean https://www.amazon.com/Signal-Processing-First-James-McClellan/dp/0130909998 In article 2.5.4, author discusses about representation of real ...
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Angular frequency ($\omega$) vs regular frequency($f$)?

What is difference between angular frequency ($\omega$) and regular frequency($f$)? As far as i am able to understand is that electric power signal has $f=60Hz$ and many other cases where i see "$f$" ...
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What is difference between frequency and pitch?in nutshell and simple words?

Although both are some how directly related Such that when one increases,the other one also increases I have read different Google results but couldn't understand . I want to know what is exact ...
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How can I improve the resolution of a spectrogram of a low-frequency signal with high sampling frequency (Python)?

Imagine you have signals $x_1(t)$ and $x_2(t)$ that contain a limited number of periods of low frequency oscillations and are sampled at 44100Hz (coming from an external source) and you want to obtain ...
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Time and Frequency Domain Relationship

Why do we say that a good time response means a bad frequency response?
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Carrier Frequency Offset Correction Limitations

I know that carrier frequency offset is typically detected and corrected in OFDM systems. I was wondering if there is a way to determine the theoretical limit to how much offset can be successfully "...
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Frequency Smoothing for Noise Reduction

I'm trying to understand the Noise Reduction implementation in Audacity and I was wondering how the Frequency Smoothing is implemented. Frequency Smoothing (bands): At values of 1 or higher, this ...
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Why is the digital frequency highest at $\pi$ and what does it mean in terms of analog frequency? [duplicate]

I can't seem to comprehend why the digital frequency is highest at $\pi$. I know the relationship between the digital and analog frequency is given by: $$\omega = 2\pi\frac{F}{F_s}=2\pi f$$ Where $F$ ...
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Extracting different frequency bands (alpha, beta, gamma) from brain activity data

I am new to signal processing and despite googling about my question, I still couldn't find the solution. I have an Electrocorticography (ECoG) dataset. This consists of recording brain activity from ...
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Discrete-time system: getting the true frequency from normalized frequency

Lеt's say that i have a plot where i can see the spectrum of some discrete signal and let's say that it's x axis is normalized (by normalized i mean $\omega/\pi$ on the $x$ axis). Now, i know that in ...
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How to extract information about each constituent 'wave' of a signal?

I have a vector containing wind speeds sampled at 1Hz over ten minutes. I have applied a lowpass filter of 0.25Hz to get only the wind speeds I am interested in. I now want to use MATLAB to ...
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Time response of complex frequency response function

In the frequency domain I have the following function: $$ H(f)=A(f)\cdot e^{i\beta(f)} $$ Where both $A(f)$ and $\beta(f)$ are known functions. The thing I would like to do is to model the response ...
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A question about sampling rate of cosine signal

Given $$c(t) = \cos(2\pi\cdot 30 \cdot t) $$ If we sample this signal at the Nyquist rate 60 Hz and at a higher rate of 80 Hz, we get the following: There is no aliasing as $f$ = 30 Hz is less than ...
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frequency amplitude asymmetry

I want to calculate the frequency amplitude asymmetry between two signals, EEG signals in particular. As a result, I expect a value ranging from 0 to 1. I have some references regarding that, but it's ...
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The selection of the amplitude of the signal, consisting of rectangular pulses, at different frequencies

I already asked a similar question, but did not receive an answer and did not find a solution, I want to make another attempt to get to the bottom of the truth. There is a signal consisting of ...
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Sampling $x(t)=\cos(4\pi t)+\cos(2\pi t)$

Imagine that we sample the signal $x(t)=\cos(4\pi t)+\cos(2\pi t)$ with a certain sample frequency $f_s$ and we obtain $x[n]$. Now, by ideal interpolation, we get $y(t)$ from $x[n]$. How can we know ...
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Positive slope of BER with a greater frequency deviation?

I am trying to implement a frequency-modulated communication channel on MatLab. However, there is something I don't understand about the sensitivity of the frequency modulator (or the frequency ...
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Does a .wav file created from a .mp3 file have better quality than the .mp3 file itself?

A .wav file created from a .mp3 file has the same frequency domain plot as the mp3 file itself https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58706674/difference-between-frequency-domain-in-mp3-and-wav. However,...
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How to get RMS to Frequency chart for discrete samples of acceleration?

I’m reading a book on Motorcycle dynamics and want to compare the vibration profile of my motorbike against this chart: I am not sure how to get the RMS of acceleration at different frequencies. I ...
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Estimate “speed” of repeating signal pattern

I have a digitized signal containing a repeating pattern. One could call it periodic, but the time for one period is not constant. The "speed" with which the period is advanced can change over time. ...
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instantaneous frequency for a sum

In the literature, the instantaneous frequency for a signal $s(t)=e^{-j \phi(t)}$ is given by: $$f(t)=\tfrac{1}{2\pi}\frac{d\phi(t)}{dt}$$ This my problem: I have a signal $$u(t)=e^{-j \alpha_1 \phi(...
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DFT frequency resolution exercise [closed]

I have a discrete signal that goes as follows: $$x[n]=[-1,4,-1,0]$$ I have already done the DFT for the signal, with the following result: $$X[0] = 2, X[1]=-4i,X[2]=-6,X[3]=4i$$ But for some reason, I ...
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Modal analysis and frequency response function - interpretation needed

For couple of weeks now, I have been trying to measure cutting forces during machining processes. The system which I am currently examining is highly distorted at high frequencies due to its ...
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FFT first frequency

I have some problems understanding FFT. If I know Fourier analysis frame (1024 samples) and sample rate (48 000 Hz), how can I find the first frequency of harmonic sines and cosines?
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Measuring respiratory rate from a 3d accelerometer signal? How do I preprocess this data and move forward with it?

I have read a decent amount of papers that used wrist smartwatches to measure respiratory rate, or papers that used sensors attached to a persons chest. I can link them if it is necessary. I am ...
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Physical meaning of a signal with 4 IMF?

If a signal is composed of four implicit mode functions, where the last one is a constant residue, does the instantaneous frequecy of the signal have physical meaning?
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Scaling Function in Wavelet Analysis

I was watching a YouTube tutorial on wavelets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgRgodvU_Ms, where the presenter showed that if we multiply a Gaussian with a sine wave (and follow some other conditions),...
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with given Sampling rate, what max frequency human voice can be captured?

I'm new to signal processing and sampling rate, I was asked interview question related to this. This is the exact question asked: With 8Khz of sampling rate, whats the max frequency that human ...
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Sampling of frequency response

Let's consider any physical quantity depending on the frequency. For example, the impedance of a certain electrical component: $Z(f)$. Now, imagine to measure it in a continuous interval of ...
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What Is the Bilateral Filter Category: LPF, HPF, BPF or BSF?

I`m reading about Bilateral filter with images, I knew that it uses Gaussian filter (which is a LPF) as a domain filter plus a range filter and it is used to preserve edges(high freq component). Can ...
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How does one interpret an element of the “transfer matrix” used to calculate frequency domain granger causality (via VAR models)?

I am attempting to gain a better mathematical understanding for how autoregressive models can be used to infer frequency-domain granger causality. All freq. domain measures of causality that utilize ...
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Tracking a sine wave with noise

This will probably be an extremely simple question for some one with any background in signal processing(not my background) Let say I have signal $$x(t)=A\sin(\omega t)$$ where A is known and $\omega$...
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White noise in range of frequencies [duplicate]

If I have this function: while (true) { frequency = 8000; wave = sin(sampleNumber*2*PI*frequency/sampleRate) sampleNumber++; } it will produce an ...
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Difference between OFDM and FDM

In Frequency Division Multiplexing we provide one channel to one user. Example like BandWidth of user1's voice is 200Khz. I provide one channel of 200KHz in FDM for uplink as shown in the figure. ...
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How to calculate bitrate of PAL?

I have to calculate the bitrate of PAL format $\ (576*720) $. I have the following data: $\ 25 $ frames per second Interlaced Interior representation is: $\ 4:2:0 $ $\ 8 $ bpp I have tried the ...
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DC Components and Frequency

I have started learning digital communication and was on line coding. I read there are certain characteristics that we need to keep in mind while choosing the right line coding method. One of these is ...
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relationship of frequency with range in Underwater acoustic channel

I am interested to know what range of frequencies can be used/ or are effective for wireless communication, within the underwater acoustic channel. I do know a table exists from \cite{...
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How do I find the peak frequency of a wav file in python?

I am fairly new to python and signal processing and I was given a task to record audio for 'x' seconds and then find the peak frequency in the audio file. So far I have successfully implemented the ...
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DFT and integer valued basis functions'sf requencies

In Matlab the function W=dftmtx(N) gives the DFT matrix of size N. Each row is computed for an integer frequency k. $W_{k,n} = e^{-i2\pi kn/N}$, k-th frequency, ...
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Correlation between frequency and initial phase estimates using FFT

Why is there a high negative correlation between frequency estimation errors and initial phase estimation errors when measured using FFT? I have a simple code showing this negative correlation. is ...
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Power and Energy of an Audio file

I have a question about calculating the power and Energy of an audio recording. I have imported a waveform of an audio recording in WAV format into Matlab and then calculated the energy and power in ...
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Aliased Signal's Frequency

So I have an incoming signal of 137.9 MHz and a sampling frequency of 1.4 MHz. Once sampled how do I calculate the aliased ...
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Digital carrier recovery

I was reading Chapter 2 from "Telecommunication Breakdown" by Johnson and Sethares and came across this paragraph: However, sometimes it is more cost effective to perform certain tasks in analog ...
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Butterworth cutoff frequency normalization

The issue: I am trying to reproduce the step detection technique as described in this paper. You can see the proposed step detection in the image below. The first part of this technique is to use a ...
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Is there a good method to extract a reference sin/cos from a group of signals?

For the removal of a pure interference from a group of sampled signals, if I know the exact frequency of the interference I can simply use an I/Q demodulation technique (i.e., a phasor projection) to ...
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STFT output frequency does not match sin wave frequency

I have the following function and pre definition for producing a sin and its' stft: ...
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How to find frequency and corresponding time for an audio signal?

I want to read in a sound file and get the frequency at each time interval of the signal. I thought that the best way to approach this is by applying FFT to small chunks of the signal. Because FFT ...
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Calculate aliasing of $x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$ when sampled with $F_s = 1000$

I'm asked to sample the signal $$x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$$ with sampling frequency $F_s = 1000$ and plot the magnitude spectrum for the resulting sampled signal. My thinking is ...
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What does a fractional frequency (for discrete-time signals) mean/how to interpret it? [closed]

This question has bugged me for a while as it's not addressed in any books I've read. I was wondering how folks from this community interpreted it. Below are my personal notes on the matter (please ...

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