with a known and perfectly predictable structure. For example,x(t) = sin(
) is deterministic
its exact value is known at any point in time.
A random signal cannot be perfectly predicted. One can only estimate (or
‘‘guess’’) its value
based on its statistical properties. For example, the thermal noise, n(t), that occurs naturally inmany electrical devices is a random signal, as it cannot be predicted exactly. This kind of unpredictability often presents a practical design and analysis challenge for engineers.5. Single-channel and multi-channel signals: single channel signals are associated with a singlesource, whereas multi-channel signals are associated with multiple sources. For example, ablack- and-white TV picture is a single- channel signal, whereas a color TV picture is a three-channel signal.6. Pow
er and energy signals: Power is deﬁned as the time average of energy.
A power signal is a signal with ﬁnite power over the time interval (
Any physical quantity that is represented as a function of an independent variable is called a signal.Primarily Signal is a function and the Independent variable can be time, frequency, space, etc.
A Sinusoids ( e.g A Sin θ ) play
s a very important role in signal processing, because
They are easy to generate . And Periodic in nature.
They are easy to work with
their mathematical properties are well known.
Most importantly: All signals can be represented as a sum of sinusoids
A continuous Sinusoids signal representation
The Signals could be a complex signal also as shown below