# I cannot get Spectrogram to highlight a single frequency signal

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John Hunt le 15 Juin 2020
I want to use the spectrogram function in matlab, before I do I wanted to make sure I understand it. So I did a small example with a sin wave with 440 Hz as the frequency. However, when I run the spectrogram function its shows that the strongest frequency is around 70 Hz. I would love some clarification.
x = 1:.001:5;
y = sin(440*x);
figure(1); plot(x,y)
figure(2); spectrogram(y, 1000, 500, [], 1000, 'yaxis');
Thanks
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dpb le 15 Juin 2020
sin() is in radians -- 440/2pi ==> 70.03
John Hunt le 16 Juin 2020
Well, that would make the difference. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

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John Hunt le 16 Juin 2020
dpb answered this question in the comments sin() uses radians and the conversion from radians to hertz is 1/(2pi) and 440/(2pi) is 70.03.
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