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I have a question about the Bode diagram of a second order high-pass filter (one with both a capacitance and an inductance). The Bode-diagram of the amplitude looks like this.

http://dave.uta.edu/dillon/pspice/images/pst07g.jpg [Broken]

Here, the cutoff frequency is equal to about 10 kHz.

You see that the amplitude of the transfer function is greater than 1 at the cutoff frequency. But, since

[tex]P_u = |H(f)|^2 P_i[/tex]

where Pi is the power in and Pu is the power out,

then power is created since [tex]|H(f)|^2 > 1[/tex].

So if you apply a sinus with a frequency equal to the cutoff frequency to the filter, you create energy!

I know there must be a flaw in my reasoning but I cannot see where.

Thanks,

Yoran

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# Second order low-pass filter

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