# Questions tagged [frequency]

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

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The frequency resolution of DFT is $\Delta f = \frac{1}{T_{0}} = \frac{1}{NT} = \frac{f_{s}}{N}$ where $f_{s}$ is sampling frequency, $T_{0}$ is sampling time, $N$ is number samples, and $T$ is the ...
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### Can I ignore the Nyquist criterion?

If I have a signal with frequencies up to 2000 Hz but I'm only interested in the frequency range up to 500 Hz, is it correct to sample at 1000 Hz $(f_\mathrm s \geq 2 \cdot f_\mathrm{max})$? Or do I ...
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### Determine whether a signal is periodic or not and get fundamental period

Here is my signal Cos(n/2)*cos(pi*n/4) cos(n/2) has period 4pi and cos(pi*n/4) has period 8 Now, the question is will the signal be periodic for fundamental ...
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### How to Normalize Frequency in MATLAB

I know all about conversion of frequency from HZ to normalized frequency and from normalized frequency to angular frequency ,but I wonder how it is done in MATLAB. I have the following code: ...
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### Designing High Pass Filter to Remove DC Offset from a Signal

I want to design a high pass filter (f0*S/1+f0*S) in order to remove the dc offset from a signal ? (i.e. how to choose the frequency f0). Thanks, Hacene Ps : the filter is for MATLAB implementation, ...
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### Calculating Energy Spectral Density from Magnitude and Phase data

I'm trying to do a program that can judge whether 2 audio files have the same pronunciation or not by comparing the frequency of them with each other. The first step, finding the magnitude and phase ...
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### Tuning a radio to a certain frequency

I've a fundamental problem with understanding terminology used in DSP. What does it mean to tune a radio (for example, a software defined radio) to a certain carrier frequency $f$? The received signal ...
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### What is the rate of change of amplitude? Frequency?

I know that frequency is not the same as the rate of change of amplitude, but why? Surely a high frequency is when your amplitude changes rapidly. Does an FFT perform something similar to ...
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### Image Reconstruction:Phase vs. Magnitude

Figure 1.(c) shows the Test image reconstructed from MAGNITUDE spectrum only. We can say that the intensity values of LOW frequency pixels are comparatively more than HIGH frequency pixels. Figure 1.(...
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### Polarity inversion in frequency domain (polar coordinates)

I don't fully grasp how polarity inversion is performed in the polar coordinates of frequency domain. The frequency components of the signal do not change, so the amplitude part is going to stay ...
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### what is the maximum instantaneous frequency of Dirac delta?

I wish to find the maximum frequency of $\sin(\varphi(t))$, where $\varphi(t)=u(t)$. We have $\omega(t)=d\varphi(t)/dt=\delta(t)$. What is the the maximum instantaneous frequency $\omega_{\max}$?
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### Android: fundamental frequency

I want to find the fundamental frequency for human voice in an Android Application. I want to use autocorrelation method. My code is this: ...
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### Comb-like peaks in frequency spectrum

I am currently working on a project which involves measuring the sound produced by the onset of a vapour bubble in boiling water. All the experiments went perfectly well and I'm now trying to obtain a ...
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### Linear-phase lowpass filters: frequency responses alignment

These two filters have very similar frequency responses, but those responses are not identical except at a single frequency $\omega_0$. I want to find $\omega_0$. One way I've seen that done is like ...
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### Finding the best principle component

The title might be unclear, but the problem is this. I have a signal sampled 1500 times with a rate of 60/s, and a sensor array 512 units large. There is a lot of noise, echo and other frequencies ...
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### Time-varying waveform

My situation is as follows: i am trying to generate a waveform the hard way, by constructing the samples one by one and then saving the result to a .wav file using Python. When the frequency is ...
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### If low frequency travels longer distance, why our speech is not travelling longer distance?

It is know that low frequency signals travel longer distance that of high frequency signal. If so, our speech signal is low frequency signal, why it is not travelling further?
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### Cepstrum, peak picking

I try to obtain fundamental frequency from cepstrum. I decide to use peak picking algorithm, which pick maximum value of the Cepstrum (c) with sampling rate fs. ...
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### Pitch Detection: HPS not working

I'm trying to code the HPS (harmonic product spectrum) algorithm and the problem I'm facing is that using my guitar, the fundemental frequency (Here it's 82Hz) just isn't there, so is the 5th Harmonic ...
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### Sampling bandpass signal with spectral replications

I want to clear my thinking on how to approach problems of the type characterized below. I guess what we want to do is select a sample rate of a sufficient size such that this signal can be fully ...