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As a sinoidal signal in the time domain is defined as  
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==What is it?==
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As a sinoidal signal in the time domain can be defined as  
  
 
''s(time)=amplitude * sin(2Pi*frequency * time + phase)''
 
''s(time)=amplitude * sin(2Pi*frequency * time + phase)''
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the phase describes an 'offset' of the signal along the time axis and defines the 'zero crossing' of the signal. An sinoid signal is periodic, therefore usually only phase values from +/-180deg are used.
 
the phase describes an 'offset' of the signal along the time axis and defines the 'zero crossing' of the signal. An sinoid signal is periodic, therefore usually only phase values from +/-180deg are used.
  
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==An Example==
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You see here an sinoidal signal with a frequency of 1kHz and an amplitude of 2 Volts. Time scale is -1msec..+1msec. The signal is shown with 3 different phases, from left to right:
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* -60 degree
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*  0 degree
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* +60 degree
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[[Image:Phase2.jpg|signal with different phases]]
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Note: the phase can be either expressed as +/-Pi or +/-180deg. The signal itself can be described as cosine or sine, both is equivalent and up to you depending where you define time=0.
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''should/can we type TeX? is this supported by our wiki setup?''
 
''should/can we type TeX? is this supported by our wiki setup?''

Revision as of 17:55, 27 September 2004

What is it?

As a sinoidal signal in the time domain can be defined as

s(time)=amplitude * sin(2Pi*frequency * time + phase)

the phase describes an 'offset' of the signal along the time axis and defines the 'zero crossing' of the signal. An sinoid signal is periodic, therefore usually only phase values from +/-180deg are used.

An Example

You see here an sinoidal signal with a frequency of 1kHz and an amplitude of 2 Volts. Time scale is -1msec..+1msec. The signal is shown with 3 different phases, from left to right:

  • -60 degree
  • 0 degree
  • +60 degree

signal with different phases Note: the phase can be either expressed as +/-Pi or +/-180deg. The signal itself can be described as cosine or sine, both is equivalent and up to you depending where you define time=0.


should/can we type TeX? is this supported by our wiki setup?