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Fourier transform artifacts

My starting point in what follows is a radially symmetric random field. Taking the Fourier transform of this (and plotting it in logarithm to highlight the patterns), I obtain the following image in ...
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Fourier series of cycloid

What is the Fourier series representation of a cycloid? The parametric representation of the curve is as follows. $$ t=\dfrac{\theta-\sin\theta}{\pi}\\ x=\dfrac{1-\cos\theta}{\pi} $$ The period is $2$...
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Is $x(t) = \cos t + \sin\left(\frac{1}{2}t\right)$ a periodic signal?

Is $x(t) = \cos t + \sin\left(\frac{1}{2}t\right)$ a periodic signal? The answer provided by the book is different from my answer. Book says its not a periodic signal. Can you guys tell me why is it ...
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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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$2\pi$ periodicity of discrete-time Fourier transform

In my signals and systems course, we have learned that the discrete-time Fourier transform is $2\pi$ periodic, but the continuous-time Fourier transform is not periodic in general. For reference, we ...
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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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Power of a periodic sequence

I am trying to find the way to reduce the standard expression to compute the power of a generic sequence $x(n)$: $$P_{\text{x}}= \lim\limits_{N \to \infty}\frac{1}{2N + 1}\sum\limits_{n=-N}^{N}|x(n)|^...
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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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Is the periodogram squared-magnitude DFT or squared-average DFT?

How is the periodogram defined? I have been searching the internet a lot, and I find two different definitions: periodogram is the squared magnitude of the DFT periodogram is the squared average of ...
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Why Zero Padding in the Center of the DFT Interpolates / Upsamples the Signal (Sinc Interpolation / DFT Interpolation / Periodic Interpolation)

I'm experimenting with the Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform. Starting from the two-cycles continuous $x(t)$ signal below: I have the discrete signal $x(n) = \{ 1, 0, -1, 0, 1, 0, -1, 0 \}$ leading ...
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Detecting Pattern from Signal Data by Gaussian Mixture Model?

I'm a machine learning newbie. I have sensor data which is generated by several sensors. The data is a series of 'time's. (it is not labeled, in other words, I cannot know which sensor generates ...
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Downsampling, shifting, high pass and low pass filter commutativity

strong textI have been reading "The Stationary Wavelet Transform and some Statistical Applications" by Nason and Silverman, and there is a claim in the their paper of which I cannot convince myself. ...
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Periodicity of a constant signal!

This can be a very silly question, but I'm quite confused: If we take the Fourier transform of any constant signal, we get an impulse at zero, which says that its frequency is zero and, hence, it is ...
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What is a “pitch period”?

The term pitch period appears in the book Speech and Language Processing by Daniel Jurafsy: As we just said, a pitch-synchronous algorithm is one in which we do something at each pitch period or ...
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periodicity coefficient

I wonder if an efficient method exist to compute how much a signal is periodic, it should be ~1.0 when the signal is totally periodic (like a sinusoïdal signal) and ~0.0 when totally random, like a ...
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Fourier Series Coefficients

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 $T=4$, ...
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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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Determination of periodicity in data and finding mean

I have to find whether there is any pattern (I mean periodicity or close to periodicity) and if there is, for one cycle i have to perform numerical integration to determine mean. In the first picture ...
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Line tracing folowing a path of an almost connected components

say we have a binary image like the one in below i would like to extract each black line, even if it's not almost connected i have marked here in red, example of lines that correspond to those to be ...
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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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Usefulness of Matrix Notation for Linear Periodically Time Variant Transformations

I am quit puzzled about a notation I found in Gardner's 1986 book titled Introduction to Random Processes. It is in the chapter on Cyclostationary Processes at section 12.4 which pertains to Linear ...
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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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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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Periodic signals in Continuous and discrete time

Is there any signal which is periodic in Continuous Time but not in Discrete Time? I have this doubt prevailing in me for a long time. Are all CT periodic signals periodic in DT? If so, how is sin ...
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Testing discrete data for periodicity

I have some data which looks roughly periodic - is there a nice way to measure this? This is an example I'm working on and I'd like a metric that I will be able to just threshold to give a decision ...
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Finding Fourier series coefficients for discrete time signal

Let $x[n]$ be a periodic sequence with period $N$ and Fourier series representation $$x[n] = \sum _{k=<N>}a_ke^{jk\frac{2\pi}{N}n}$$ Determine the Fourier series coefficients for $$y[n] = \...
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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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Fourier transform with periodicity at the harmonic frequency

Let's suppose I have a signal $F(t)$ that is periodic, with two periodicities $P1$ and $P2$, with $P1>P2$ Suppose that I know the values of the two periodicities. Using the Fast Fourier transform ...
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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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Power of periodic signal

Given a signal $s(t) = e^{j(t+\pi)}$, I conclude that the signal is periodic with period $T=2\pi$, so its power should be $$P = \frac{1}{T}\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}|s(t)|^2dt= \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}|...
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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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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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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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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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Fundamental period of $x[kn]$

Let $x[n]$ be a periodic with fundamental period $N$ and $y[n] = x[kn]$ where $k \in \mathbb{N}$ and $k\ge2$. Is $y[n]$ periodic? What's the fundamental period of $y[n]$? Here is my answer: If $N = ...
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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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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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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
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How to filter almost periodic noise?

I have signal that looks like this: As you can see there are some almost periodic pulses at the background with amplitude about 1000. I am saying almost, because, if you zoom in, you may see that ...
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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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Change in frequency on differentiation

Is there any possible periodic signal can exist(even mathematically) whose period gets change after differentiation?
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Confusion regarding calculation of fundamental period?

I am reading signal processing first and in chapter 3 ex3.8 i came across an example of fundamental period as shown in attached photo It apparently shows that signal $$x(t)=\cos^2(4\pi t)$$ has ...
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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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Autocorrelation for periodic signals

Autocorrelation for power signals is defined by $$R_x(\tau)=\lim_{T\to\infty}\frac{1}{2T}\int_{-T}^Tx(t)x^*(t-\tau)dt\tag{1}$$ Is it true that for periodic signals $(1)$ can be computed by $$R_x(\tau)=...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to Calculate the Period of the Discrete Time Sequence from Taking Its DFT

This is my discrete time periodic signal, the time resolution of the samples is 0.2ms. And it's periodic after each 11 samples. So the fundamental period of the signal is 2ms or the fundamental ...