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**"White noise" energy vs. frequency components energy.**

White noise, I have learned that is a mixdure of all possible frequency components at the same time. All at the same levels. White noise can for example occour in resistors where an electric current flows through.

If I filter it through a band pass filter that filters out everything except one frequency range, the bandwidth of the filter will determine how narrow or wide the frequency band will be. The narrower the bandwidth is the more of the frequencies below and above the center frequency is filtered out. However, at the same time, the level of the filtered signal will decrease as the bandwidth gets narrower. At least seen in audio simulations on my computer.

This let me think that if I am left with one single "coherent" frequency, that frequency will have no amplitude at all because I assume that this particular frequency is one of an infinite numbers of frequencies. Is this a correct guess? Please help me understand the nature of white noise, and why it is measurable.

Vidar