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Why is $A\cos(2\pi f_ct)$ a non-stationary process?

I am studying analog communication and having Communication system - Simon Hykin as one of the reference. There is a question Consider the sinusoidal process$$X(t) = A\cos(2\pi f_ct)$$where the ...
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Understanding of Random Process, Random Variable and Probability Density Function

I just wanted to confirm my understanding of a Random Process, Random Variable and the its Probability density Function. Here is the way that I looked a Random Process/Random Variable: If we ...
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What's the meaning of ergodicity? [duplicate]

I just read the topic about Ergodicity but I have ambiguity about its meaning (by intuition). What does mean: (for mean) Statistical average = Time average. Could you please explain it in detail. ...
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Average Power Spectral Density of PAM signals

I am reading through the PAM transmission scheme and about the power spectral density of the signals. Given that the Average Power Spectral Density of PAM Signals is: $$ \Phi_{ss}(f)=\Phi_{aa}\left(e^...
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explanation of correlation of stationary stochastic processes

I have some doubts about correlation in stationary stochastic processes. I know that the expectation of a random variable is $$E(x)=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} a f_x(...
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Autocorrelation: numpy versus FFT

I have a series a of values (0 and 1) coming from a Brownian process with drift for which I am studying the autocorrelation. I used two methods: 1) numpy autocorrelation: ...
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How do we compute distrubtions of the value of a random process conditional on initial conditions?

Suppose I have a stationary process $\phi(t)$ with a known autocorrelation function $$ A(\tau) \equiv \langle \phi(0) \phi(\tau) \rangle$$ and suppose I also know that $\phi(t)$ is Gaussian ...
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Why look at power spectral density for stochastic processes?

I have been told that for deterministic signals, it makes sense to look at their respective Fourier transforms/spectra. For stochastic processes on the other hand, I am supposed to work with power ...
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Generate time-domain random signal from PSD

Given an analytical description of the PSD, for example (MATLAB "pseudocode"): ...