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### What is the autocorrelation equivalent of the spectrogram called?

I'm very knowledgeable about the differences between the Fourier transform, and the autocorrelation; mainly that one converts the time domain to the frequency domain, and the other finds periodicities ...
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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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### Prove that, in DFT, Upsampling 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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### Determining periodic pattern when there is pattern which period is multiple of former

I have periodic signal, say, it has year period, yearly pattern. I want to check if also has quarterly pattern. Event if there is no visible quarterly pattern, Fourier Transform of this signal has ...
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### The signal $\frac{e^{j10\pi n}}{10}$ is periodic/aperiodic?

How to verify the function $$\frac{e^{j10\pi n}}{10}$$ is a period/aperiodic function ? My attempt: $\omega_o=10\pi\implies f_o=\omega_o/2\pi=5$, which is a rational number. So the given function ...
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### Periodic noise attenuation

I have continuous data with very high amplitude periodic noise. Data is sampled at 500 Hz. The period of the noise does change with time but within a short interval (~ a minute) it is constant. Top ...
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### peak-to-peak test between two signal

Suppose that we have different signals (Pulses). I would like to study which signal has deterministic peak-to-peak distant (lag). For example A=[1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1] and B=[1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1] and ...
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### Periodicity of signals

$$x(t) = \cos(2 \pi t) \cdot u(t)$$ $$y(t) = x(t) + x(-t)$$Is $y(t)$ periodic. If so, what is the $T$? $$x(t) = \sin(2 \pi t) \cdot u(t)$$ $$y(t)= x(t) + x(-t)$$ Is $y(t)$ periodic?
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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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### Unable to interpret hypothesis testing whetehr a signal is periodic or not

The meaning of P value is probability which should be number between 0 (the event never occurs) and 1 (the event occurs always). significance testing for periodicity using Matlab gives a documentation ...
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### Is it important to learn to find de period of the sum fo two DT signals?

The fundamental period (N) of the sum of two DT signals could be the LCM of the fundamental periods. However, this is not always the case. I would like to know wether, during engineering design or ...
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### Calculate periodicity of audio signal

I have to calculate the periodicity of a audio signal like this: You can see by eye, that the volume rises the highest every second "blob". The spectogram (that is visualized ...
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### Generating a sawtooth function with a variable frequency

So I'm trying to write a script that produces a sawtooth function using the equation: s = 2 a / π atan ( cot ( π f t ) ) Where: a : amplitude f : frequency t : time It's all working fine when f is ...
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### $2\pi$ Periodicity is not working for me for Fourier of Discrete Time Signal

please help me find the error in the following counter example. Consider we take sinus with period of $2\pi$. We sample it many time, and more than 3. We make convolution with rectangle of height 1 ...
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### frequencies in frequency spectrum with no correlation together

I have a lack of understanding of the following questions: If I have a signal from a motor that is recorded with an accelerometer. And the rotating speed of the motor is 150Hz(rpm 9000 ), I can see in ...
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### Finding if a signal is periodic

Hello I just started learning Signals and Systems and I have a question regarding periodic signals. For instance: $x(t) = \cos(3.2t) + \sin(1.6t) + e ^{j2.8t}$ is periodic because of the HCF of the ...
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### How to check whether a continuous signal is periodic or not?

How to check if a continuous signal is Periodic or not? My notes says $\cos(\frac{3}{2}\pi t)$ is periodic because $T=4/3$. And $\cos(\frac{3}{2}t)$ is not periodic as $T=4\pi/3$.
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### Autocorrelation and FFT : avoid zero-padding

Some posts evocate the computation of convolution or cross-correlation using FFT and zero-padding the temporal signal. I want to compute the autocorrelation of a 3D array using FFTW (2 dimensions are ...
Suppose that $f(t): \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ is a $T$-periodic signal, with highest frequency $f_h$. Now suppose that our sampling rate frequency is lower than $f_h$, and is not any multiples of \$1/...