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Jan31-13, 11:02 PM
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Quote Quote by Drakkith View Post
Barely. I don't know any details on it and I've never had to work with it.

You say it doesn't exist in real space? Could you elaborate? I'm unfamiliar with frequency domain as well. If this is too complicated without understanding both frequency domain and fourier analysis just say so.
The frequency spectrum of the signal is just a plot in which the y-axis is power and, and x-axis is frequency, so that the plot is telling you how much power your signal contains at each frequency. (Just like when you look at a plot of the spectrum of a source of EM radiation).

A sideband is a feature on this plot. The upper sideband is the portion of the spectrum that lies above the carrier frequency, and the lower sideband is the portion of the spectrum that lies below the carrier frequency.