# Power spectrum of periodic signal

#### xxxyyyba

Joined Aug 7, 2012
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This is not really homework question, but this category looks most appropriate to me We know that periodic function can be writen in terms of complex Fourier coefficients:
$$f(t)=F_n_=_0+\sum_{n=-\infty,n\neq 0}^{n=\infty}F_ne^{jnw_0t}$$, where $$F_n=\frac{1}{T}\int_{\tau}^{\tau+T}f(t)e^{-jnw_0t}dt$$ and $$F_n_=_0$$ is DC component. Power spectrum of signal is defined as $$S_1_1(nw_0)=\left | F_n \right |^{2}$$, where $$\left | F_n \right |$$ is modulus of complex Fourier coefficient $$F_n$$.
We can draw power spectrum as function of both negative and positive discrete frequencies nw0. My question is, if I want to draw it only for positive discrete frequencies, I should multiply $$\left | F_n \right |^{2}$$ by 2, right? Should $$\left | F_n_=0 \right |^{2}$$ be also multiplied by 2?

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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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Yes and no, respectively.

Having said that, I don't understand your first expression (not that it isn't even an equation).

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#### xxxyyyba

Joined Aug 7, 2012
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I edited my post, I hope it is clear now #### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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Why exclude n=0 from the sum? Why not just get rid of the first term and let it appear naturally as part of the sum?