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x[n] = cos(2π f t) t=nTs = cos(2π f Ts n), (14.1) where Ts = f1s . The discrete sequence, X deﬁned by the x[n] values, is said to have a
discrete frequency, Ω, deﬁned as
Ω = 2π f Ts = 2π f
.
fs We can therefore relate the continuous frequency f to its discrete equivalent Ω, in terms
of the sampling frequency used to discretize the continuous waveform, fs .
Furthermore, it sufﬁces to consider discrete frequencies Ω in the range [−π , π ). The reason is that for any frequency outside this range, there is an equivalent frequency within
this range. To see why, suppose x[n] = ej (π+φ)n and φ ∈ (0, 2π ) , which deﬁnes a sequence
with frequency outside the range. Because ej πn = e−j πn , x[n] = ej (φ−π)n , which is a frequency in the range [−π , π ). If φ > 2π or φ < 0, we can simply substract out the largest
integer multiple of 2π and apply the same argument, because ej 2πn = 1 for all integers n. 14.3 Periodicity and the Fourier Series The Fourier series can represent any periodic sequence, that is, any sequence for which
there is some ﬁnite N such that
x[n + N ] = x[n], ∀n ∈ (−∞, ∞). (14.2) The assumption of periodicity is not as limiting as it seems. One can make a periodic
sequence out of a any ﬁnitelength sequence, just by repeating the sequence, as shown for
N = 400 in Figure 142. In addition, we can assume that N is even (if N were odd, we can
just double it to produce an even N for which Eq. (14.2) holds). 4 LECTURE 14. FREQUENCYDOMAIN SHARING AND FOURIER SERIES Figure 142: Making a ﬁnite sequence periodic. 14.3.1 Discretized Frequencies There are some limitations imposed by assuming periodicity. In particular, the frequencies
of sines and cosines are restricted to discrete values. We already know that for cosine and
sine sequences with frequency Ω, we can limit consideration to −...
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