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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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### Understanding Ergodicity and Ensemble Averaging

Literature says that a stationary signal is ergodic, if its ensemble average = time averages. Should it be the statistics computed by time averaging = statistics computed by ensemble averaging?The way ...
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### Power Spectral Density of Brownian Motion despite non-stationary

Note: I originally asked this on Physics Stack Exchange but haven't attracted any interest there so I'm asking here where it may be more relevant. A white noise process, $\xi(t)$ with delta ...
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### Is there any computational method to prove whether a series is stationary or not?

I have a discrete series $x[n]$. It is extracted from real life and I do not have probability distribution of each value $x[n]$. Is there any computational method to prove whether the series is ...
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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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Given is this Wiener filter: From this we take \begin{equation} x[k]-a x[k-1]=v[k] \end{equation} $v(k)$ is assumed to be a white gaussian noise. In the textbook it is then stated that The ...
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### Moving from deterministic signals to stochastic signals in s-domain (Power Spectral Density)

Assume we have the following system (coming from control systems theory, hence in s-domain) $Y(s) = H_A (s) \cdot A(s) - H_B (s) \cdot B(s)$ I now wish to consider $a(t)$ and $b(t)$ as white noise ...
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### What does the frequency axis of a Power Spectral Density mean?

I have never really understood what the frequency axis meant when we plot the Power Spectral Density(PSD). Does it correspond to frequency as we get after we take the Fourier Transform of a time ...
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### Stochastic Methods for Image Deconvolution Problem

If we convolve an image with a point spread function and from the resulting image to find the input image, can we use any stochastic approaches? I feel like we will not be able to. A single image ...
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### Deterministic / Non-deterministic Stochastic Process

Problem 6.1-6 of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Principles, 4th Edition by Peebles asks If a process is defined by $X(t) = A$, where $A$ is a continuous random variable uniformly ...
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### generating white gaussian noise in matlab using two different functions

I want to know the difference between the two Gaussian noises generated below? Which one is white and how can i make the other one white? y=wgn(1,10000,0) and <...
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### How to find the output mean and autocorrelation of a non-linear system

I need help with this question. I am sure this is the right StackExchange forum for this type of question. Consider a nonlinear device such that the output is $Y(t) = aX^2(t)$, where the input X(t) ...
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### Doubt about wide sense stationary random process

I have white Gaussian noise $F[n]$ with zero mean and autocorrelation $R_F[n_1,n_2]=\delta[n_1-n_2]$. If now I consider the random process defined as $$X[n]=u[n]e^{-kn}F[n]$$ Is $X[n]$ a wide-ense ...
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### Response of Linear System to Stochastic Process

Somehow I am getting the variance{u(n)} equal to '0' !! This is the case when I take the coefficient 'a' as real. As it is not mentioned in the question I need to find the solution to this question ...
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### Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density (Discrete)

The Autocorrelation, $\phi_{aa}[\kappa]$, of a discrete time random process, $a[k]$, is defined as: $$\phi_{aa}[\kappa] = \mathrm{E}\left\{ a[k+\kappa]a^*[k] \right\}$$ Taking its fourier ...
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### Understanding of Random Process/Random Variable

At a simpler level to my previous question, I wanted to confirm my understanding on Random Process based on Random Variables using an example. So, I took this example: If we consider a dice, which ...
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### How Could One Accelerate the Convergence of the Least Mean Squares (LMS) Filter?

How can the convergence of an LMS filter be accelerated? Can we do better than the vanilla algorithm?
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### Fourier transforms of random processes

In the Wikipedia article on Brownian noise, the Fourier transform of Brownian noise is determined. How is that Fourier transform defined? It seems it is a non-random quantity there, so it is not ...
Why is it that if $U[n]$ is wide-sense stationary and it is convolved with $h[n]$ to produce $W[n]$, the autocorrelation becomes $R_{WW}[n] = R_{UU}[n]*h[n]*h[-n]$? I know that in general \$R_{WW}[n_{...