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What is the correct representation for discrete time sequence?

I am bit confused after reading Frequency-Domain Sampling and Reconstruction of Discrete-Time Signals section from Proakis where, $$x(n)=\begin{cases} x_p(n),\;\;\;\;0\leq n \leq N-1\\ ...
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How sampling aperiodic signal will result in periodic repetitions of the same

I am reading "Digital Signal Processing" - Proakis and often read that sampling guarantees periodicity (not exact as read) But I wonder how sampling aperiodic signal will result in periodic ...
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Period of a continuous signal

So I have $$x_1=2 \cos(.6\sqrt\pi x+\pi/6)$$ and $$x_2= \sin(1.2\sqrt\pi x-\pi/3)$$ and need to find the period of $(x_1+x_2)^2$. Let $$a=.6\sqrt\pi x+\pi/6 ~~~\text{and} ~~~ b=1.2\sqrt\pi x-\pi/3$$ ...
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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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Weird resampling artifacts of a periodic signal

I am trying to grab time series data from a database storing data on a propritary format. When i chose a resolution which is not a multiple of the power of two of the sampling resolution i get these ...
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How can a signal be both periodic and random?

Do any examples of such signals exist where the signal is both periodic and random? Because as I see it, if a signal is periodic then the randomness kinda goes away because you know what the signal ...
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Fourier transform of a periodic/aperiodic signal

Generally speaking, I know that periodic signals (continuous-time domain signals) with period 2pi/wo have a spectrum with equidistance Delta-impulses of distance w0. My question is that, if we have ...
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Is $x[n]=(-1)^{n^2}$ periodic?

Is $x[n]=(-1)^{n^2}$ periodic? The answer said no, but when I draw it on a graph, it seems to be periodic, with fundamental period equal to $2$.
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Proof regarding the periodicity of a continuous-time sinusoid after sampling

Question A continuous-time sinusoid $x_a(t)$ with fundamental period $T_p = \frac{1}{F_0}$ is sampled at a rate $F_s = \frac 1 T$ to produce a discrete-time sinusoid $x(n) = x_a(nT)$. Show that $x(n)$...
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Prove that, in DFT ,interpolation in time domain is equal to replication in frequency domain

Given: $x[n]$ is an $N$-point sequence whose DFT is $X[k]$ $$x[n]\xrightarrow{\mathcal{DFT}} X[k]$$ then, Prove that: DFT of the same sequence after insertion of $(M-1)$ zeroes between successive ...
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White noise generation in frequency domain (stfft) produces a periodic pattern

I have created a set of spectral processing modules for SynthEdit next to be released, implenting short time fft, so I am now quite experienced with the matter, but recently encounteted an unexpected ...
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Intermittent Harmonics, Is there a physical explanation?

I am doing some frequency analysis of a vibration signal from a spinning rotor, I am expecting to see peaks corresponding to the rotational frequency of the rotor. So the fundamental frequency ...
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Find the period of a signal with the DTFT plot

I have an exercise and I'm struggling to resolve it. Here it is : My problem is about the DTFT. I've always been taught that we use DTFT for infinite-lenght signal that are not periodic (if the ...
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Building periodic sequences from finite-support sequences

Given a discrete-time finite-support signal x[n] $$x[n] = \left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {{{( - 1)}^n}n}&{{\rm{ }}n = 1,2,3}\\ 0&{{\rm{otherwise}}} \end{array}} \right.$$ And consider also ...
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How is frequency defined for a periodic signal?

For sinsusoids, frequency is $2\pi/T$, but for general periodic signals, how is frequency defined? Is it $1/T$ or $2\pi/T$? ($T$ is the fundamental period of the signal)
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How to find the period of a given signal? [duplicate]

I'm new to Signal Analysis. I have a manually generated Signal from a Gyroscope, which looks like in the picture below and I need to extract the X-Values for each period. Is there some technique to ...
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Why does this not work: Alt. way to compute the period of a discrete periodic signal that is a sum of 2 complex exponentials

I want to compute the fundamental period of the following discrete time signal: $ x[n]= \exp^{(j\frac{2\pi}{3})n} + \exp^{(j\frac{3\pi}{4})n}$ I know I can do this by taking the fundamental periods ...
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How to find the filter coefficient of matched filter to detect the pulse of a signal?

I would to understand how to find the coefficient of a matched filter. Let's consider we have a signal and the signal is buried in the following noise. we want to find the coefficient of a matched ...
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Periodicity of $\cos(2n + \theta)$

I have to calculate periodicity of e^j(2n + π/4) If cos2n is Aperiodic then what is the periodicity of ...
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What is a periodic signal in image processing?

In the context of image processing (and computer vision), the concept of convolution comes up a lot. Convolution is quite related to the concept of Fourier transform and DFT. In the context of image ...
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Fourier Transform of Alternating Periodic Rectangular Pulse

I'm having trouble determining Fourier transform of signal. I have 2 ideas on how to solve this problem. Given the signal is periodic I could use formula for Fourier transform of periodic signals: $$...
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Finding period of a square wave with varying sampling frequency

I have a square wave (0-1.8V) with a varying sampling frequency (from a circuit simulator). It is also not a perfect square wave (the high and low signal could be very close to but not precisely zero ...
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Finding periodicity in discrete events

I have a program that detects events in a large amount of measurement data. When it detects an event, it writes a timestamp. I have thousands of event timestamps. What I wish to do is detect if there ...
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Making sense of the periodogram

I am trying to use the periodogram to tell when a signal is periodic or not by following the tutorial for the astropy Lomb-scargle periodogram here. http://docs.astropy.org/en/stable/stats/...
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Reason of effect of continuity and discreteness on periodicity of signal?

We know that a sine signal in continuous time is a periodic signal with a period $2\pi$ whereas the same sine signal in discrete time is aperiodic. My question is how changing just a type of signal (...
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How can I improve my fit of cosines to periodic data using Python?

I have a space-separated csv file containing a measurement. First column is the time of measurement, second column is the corresponding measured value, third column ...
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periodicity of constant discrete time signals

are constant discrete time signals periodic? example \begin{equation} e^{i10\pi n} \end{equation} my proffesor says that this signal is aperiodic, in the discrete sense. but it seems wrong, because ...
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Does dividing the magnitude spectrum of white noise by sqrt(2) give an RMS magnitude spectrum?

I understand that the RMS Amplitude of a sinusoidal signal is around 0.707 ($\frac1{\sqrt2}$) times the Peak Value, but this is not true for noise. However, an FFT of a noise signal indicates ...
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Discrete signal testing for periodicity

How would one go about determining if the following discrete time signal x[n] is periodic, and if it is, determine its fundamental period? I understand that the ...
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Finding the fundamental period by using four elementary operations (+,-,x,/)

The idea is to find the fundamental period of any periodic and bounded signal. This is all that we know about the signal. Nothing else. Only allowed operations are: $+,-,\times , \div$. We can also ...
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Ideal sampling of audio signals-Periodic spectrum [duplicate]

When applying ideal sampling on audio singals, why is the spectrum periodic ?
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Why must the angle contain $\pi$ for $\cos$ be periodic?

The $\cos(\frac{n}{6})$ is aperiodic, and $\cos(\frac{n\pi}{6})$ is periodic, why? What role does the $\pi$ play? By the way, $n$ must be integer I have seen this question,Why is cos(n/6) aperiodic? ...
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How do I find the fundamental period of the given signal?

I am having a problem in finding the fundamental period of the signal $x(t)$ given below: \begin{align} x(t) &= 2\cos\left(\frac 45 \pi t\right)\sin^2\left(\frac{16}{3} t\right)\\ &= 2\cos\...
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How to Extract a Period of a Periodic Pulsed Signal?

I rercorded a sequence of zeros and ones which is repeated many times. However, the first and the last repetitions may not be complete because I have to start recording at a random time, so the ...
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Estimating variance in arbitrary, periodic signal

I have a periodic signal $x[m], m \in [0;M-N+1]$ made of modulated templates $s[n],~ n \in [0;N-1],~ N \ll M = NK$ of finite energy and support (i.e. zero outside of its defined interval, which does ...
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detection of periodicities in n-dimensional signals

Generally speaking, what analyses are necessary and sufficient for the detection of periodicities in an n-dimensional signal amounting to a discretely sampled density distribution over n-dimensional ...
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Remove multiplied white noise from periodic signal

I need to remove noise that is multiplied to a periodic signal using a maximum of 7 periods having no information about the noise. I have tried to use auto-correlation: ...
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State Space conversion of Sinusoidal model

i would like to learn how to convert sinusoidal model into state space form which has following equation our model consist of sum of periodic components with additive of white noise, given by ...
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Numerical error while implementing a periodic pulse signal

I'm trying to illustrate the principle of constructing a periodic signal using an elementary pattern. This is the code I use (python 2.7 + numpy + scipy.signal) : ...
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Is Oversampling a Signal Same as Discretizing the Signal?

I am confused about the new terminology 'oversampling' I have encountered very recently. To explain it better, I am going to use numerical examples. Now let's assume I am using a BPSK modulator and my ...
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Calculating the complex signal's average power

$$x(t) = \cos(\pi i t/20+\pi/4) - 2je^{j \,12\pi i t} + 5\sin(2\pi i t/3+\pi/3) $$ I need to find the signal's average power. How can I do that? The $i$ index (represented in red in the below image) ...
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Fourier coefficients of product of two periodic signals

question: If $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ are two periodic signals(both with period T) with Fourier coefficients $c_{n}$ and $d_{n}$ respectively then, Fourier coefficient of $z(t)=x(t)\cdot y(t)$ is: (a) $\...
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Very basic question about how we define frequency in signal processing

When talking about general periodic continuous-time signals for which $$x(t + T_0) = x(t)$$ where $T_0$ is the fundamental period we define the fundamental frequency $\omega_0$ as $\omega_0 = 2\pi/T_0$...
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Finding the fundamental frequency of a periodic signal

Suppose we have the signal $$x(t) = e^{j\omega_1 t} + e^{j\omega_2 t} + e^{j\omega_3 t},$$ where all the frequencies are rationally related (that is, the ratio of any pair of frequencies is a rational ...
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Rationally related frequencies and the Fourier Series representation

Suppose that we have the signal $$x(t) = e^{j\omega t} + e^{j\frac{3}{2} \omega t},$$ and we want to find a Fourier Series representation for that signal. Is this possible? According to my ...
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sum of two periodic signals with different length

So, I have those two signals (x1,x2) and I want to make a new signal (x) which is the sum of them. What bothers me here is the length of each one of the signals. I made this little code over here in ...
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DFT shift theorem proof

Learning DSP on my own time. Can't figure out the proof for DFT shift theorem which states the following: Given, $x[n]$ to be a periodic with period $N$, $\text{DFT}\{x[n]\} = X[k]$, then $$ DFT\{x[n-...
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Fourier Series of Aperiodic convolution of periodic functions

we were given the following classic exercise: Given two periodic signals $x(t), y(t)$ with fundamental period $T$ with Fourier series coefficients $c_m^x, c_m^y$ respectively, find the Fourier ...
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formula derivation for periodic signal power

Studying DSP on my own. Taking an introductory class. Was given a formula for signal power $$ P = \lim_{M\to\infty} {\frac{1}{2M+1} \sum_{n=-M}^M} \lvert x[n] \rvert^2 $$ I do understand why the ...
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Periodic signal checking when using $\Sigma$

Is the following signal periodic? $$ \sum_{κ=-\infty}^{\infty}\left[\mathrm{rect}\left(\frac{t+2κ}{10}\right)\right]+\cos\left(\frac{π}{75}t\right) $$ where rect is the rectangular signal