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### Periodicity of discrete time signal: $x\left [ n \right ] = \cos (\frac{\pi n^{2}}{8})$

I need to find the periodicity of the following signal: $$x\left [ n \right ] = \cos \left(\frac{\pi n^{2}}{8}\right)$$ Now I understand that the basic procedure to determine the periodicity is ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Why is cos(n/6) aperiodic?

This is a very common example in most Signal Processing books I have come across. x(n) = cos($\frac{n}{6}$) is a non-periodic discrete signal because it doesn't satisfy the periodicity condition for ...
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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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### 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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### 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 ...
Question: The fourier series coefficients is given as: $$c_k= \begin{cases} 1 \qquad & k \ \text{ even} \\ 2 \qquad & k \ \text{ odd} \\ \end{cases}$$ the period of the signal is $T=4$, ...