Phasor Analysis: Factoring a Complex Sinusoid into Phasor Times Carrier

The heart of the preceding proof was the algebraic manipulation

The

For an arbitrary sinusoid having amplitude , phase , and radian frequency , we have

re

Thus, a sinusoid is determined by its frequency (which specifies the carrier term) and its phasor , a complex constant. Phasor analysis is discussed further in [84].

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