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Energy and Power: Power Spectral Density is units of Energy

I have a few more "philosophical" points to add. Maybe it's helpful Signal Energy vs Physical Energy As already stated, these are two different things and should be treated as such. ...
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Energy and Power: Power Spectral Density is units of Energy

As a physicist that works on spectrum analyzers, I struggled with this question for a long time. Eventually I came to accept that |x[n]|2 is power not energy. x[n] is either a real voltage (something ...
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Energy and Power: Power Spectral Density is units of Energy

Summarizing what I got out of the responses and my own conclusion from this: In signal processing we have "Energy Signals" and "Power Signals" to distinguish from signals that in ...
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Energy and Power: Power Spectral Density is units of Energy

This answer discusses if Joule or Watt (or any other units) are applicable to the energy and power of signals as defined in signal processing. I will argue that trying to use units for energy and ...
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Energy and Power: Power Spectral Density is units of Energy

This is quite the question! I will write down some of my thoughts and hopefully they answer your questions and I don't make a mistake. I would say you are right in correctly noting that "...
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