Questions on the (continuous or discrete) convolution of two functions. It can also be used for questions about convolution of distributions (in the Schartz's sense) or measures.

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Help with a question on convolution?

I need help solving this convolution question for an assignment. I need to find the convolution of the two functions. I've searched online for a way to approach this question, but this was the ...
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Are the definitions of convolution here contradict each other?

Here are two definitions from a lecture slides file from the internet: It looks strange that the first uses x-u and the second uses x-u+1. Are they both correct? I am confused. Link to file: ...
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Discrete Convolution of unit step functions

convolution of the following functions? (u[n] - u[n-5]) * (u[n] - u[n-5]) In order to solve it I said: u[n] - u[n-5] = δ[n] + δ[n-1] + δ[n-2] + δ[n-3] + δ[n-4] and the answer is δ[n] ...
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Convolution of finite measures

I am puzzled by the following (maybe very stupid) question I stumble upon in the course of a project: let $p$ be a probability measure on some abelian group $E$ (actually, $E=\mathbb{Z}_n$ with its ...
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How to prove that convolution on real sequences is associative?

Given two real sequences $\{ a_n \}$ and $\{ b_n \}$, where $n \ge 0$, the convolution operation (denoted $\ast$) is defined as $\{ c_n \} = \{ a_n \} \ast \{ b_n \}$, where $c_n = \sum_{k=0}^{n} a_k ...
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Does there exist a nontrivial cumulative distribution function $F$ on $\mathbb{R}_+$ for which $(F^2)'= (F')^{\ast k}$ for some $k > 0$?

This question arises from the context of computing the distribution of total execution time with an underlying graph of tree. For instance, we can model the execution times of all the nodes on the ...
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Convolute exponential with a gaussian

I have data measuring an exponential decay that is convoluted by a gaussian response function. I have the measured shape of the gaussian, and want an analytical expression for the exponential ...
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Extend a function by convolution

Let $f \in \mathcal{C}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ be a compactly supported function ($supp(f)\Subset\mathbb{R})$. I am wondering about the existence of a $g \in L^p(\mathbb{R})$, for some $p$, such that ...
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Can convolution of two radially symmetric function be radially symmetric?

For example, take $x\in R^3$ and let $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be radially symmetric. Can we prove that $f\ast g$ is also symmetric?
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Prove that $f \ast g$ is continuous and bounded if $f\in L^1(R^n)$ and $g\in L^\propto (R^n)$ [duplicate]

My Engliah is no so good and it is my first time to use this website, so I apologize for it if I didnot make myself clearly:)
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Gaussian Integral of Riesz Potential

When dealing with Helmholtz decomposition, I find an integral of the type: $$ \int_{\mathbb{R}^3} \frac{e^{-s^2}}{|r-s|} dV $$ which I'm having problems to solve. The fact that both functions are ...
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Convolution of piecewise function

I would like to compute the convolution of piece wise function Following is the piecewise function $$ C_a(t) = \begin{cases}0& t\leq t_d\\ ...
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Use of convolutions to compute the distribution of the sample mean?

Let's consider N i.i.d continuous random variables from some arbitrary distribution. Why do we have to approximate the distribution of the sample mean using the CLT? Why can't we explicitly compute ...
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Convolution of $\mathbb{1}_{\mathbb{Q}}$

Is it possible to compute the convolution of $\mathbb{1}_{\mathbb{Q}}$ with $e^{-1/(1-t)^2}$?
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Symbolic math engines barf on this ostensibly tractable integral.

$$\frac14 \int_{-M\pi}^{N\pi - s} \cos(tu/M) \cos((t+s)u/M)(1-\cos(t/M))(1-\cos((t+s)/N))\space \mathrm d t$$ with integer $u$. Alpha runs out of time. Maxima gives a tremendous result that can ...
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What is the solution of this differential equation? / How to solve it?

I have the following problem : $$m\ddot{x} + c\dot{x} + kx = f_f\delta(t-t_0) + f_c \sin(\omega t) + f_h \theta (2t_0-t)$$ where $x(t)$ is a function of time, $t>0$ and $t_0>0$ and where ...
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Convolution of a product with focal kernel

Consider the following convolution of a product of two functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$: $\int f(x')g(x')K_n(x-x') dx'$ where the kernel $K_n$ is a sequence of functions that approach a Dirac delta ...
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Convolution of two random variables, help with a proof

I know there are probably several ways to prove it, I'm interesting in this one in particular: Let $X,Y$ be two independent random variables. Then the probability distribution of $X+Y$ is: ...
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Does a convolution of a function $f(x)$ and a polynomial $p(x)$ will always result in a polynomial?

After reading the following question: How do I prove a convolution is a polynomial? I want to ask if that is always the expected result, that is to say, does the following holds? A convolution ...
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Dirac delta convolution with function

I've come into a bit of a snag, and thought some more talented mathematicians could maybe help. I am trying to do the following integral: $$S(x,t) = \int I(z)\delta(x-G(z,t)) \mathrm{d}z,$$ where ...
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Differentiating a convolution integral

I'm trying to turn the integro-differential equation $\phi'(t) + \phi(t) = \int_0^t \sin{(t - \xi)} \, \phi(\xi) \, \mathrm{d} {\xi}$ into the differential equation $\phi'''(t) + \phi''(t) + ...
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Identities involving convolution and dot product?

In my work I commonly encounter things like $\mathbf A\ast (\mathbf B\cdot \mathbf C)$ and $\mathbf A\cdot (\mathbf B\ast \mathbf C)$, where the operator $\ast$ denotes convolution. Neither operation ...
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Sums of normal CDF's

This is my following problem: $$ CDF_A:F_A(x)=\Phi(x)^2 $$ $$ CDF_B:F_B(x)=1-\Phi(-x)^3 $$ $$ Defining: X=A+(-B) $$ I have those two CDF's and I want to calculate the probability that X is smaller ...
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Asymptotics of a convolution

For $r>1$ define the functions $$f(x)=|x|^{-1/2}\chi_{[-1,1]\setminus\{0\}}\quad\text{and}\quad g(x)=|x|^{-1/2r}(-\chi_{[-1,0)}+\chi_{(0,1]}).$$ I am interested in the asymptotic behavior of ...
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Is convolution associative with regards to the complex unity?

Setup: I need to do a convolution with the function $\cfrac{i}{x}$, and I would like to get rid of the $i$. My functions to be convolved are all real valued. According to the ever-failable wikipedia, ...
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Sums of random variables expressed as convolution

If $X_1, \dots, X_n$ are a sequence of IID random variables, and $S_1, \dots, S_n$ is the sum of the first n random variables, i.e. $S_1 = X_1$ and $S_n = \sum_{i = 1}^{n} X_i$. Apparently, we can go ...
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Hölder's inequality. Understanding proof?!

I know how most standard textbooks show that $||f*g||_r \le ||f||_p||g||_q$ with $\frac{1}{r}+1=\frac{1}{p}+ \frac{1}{q}$, but I found a book where the hint $|f(x-y)g(y)|\le ...
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Third Moment of a Sum of Normal and Gamma

I just ran into the next problem: The random variables $X$ and $Y$ are independent, where $X \sim Normal(1,1)$ and $Y \sim Gamma(\lambda,p)$ with $E(Y) = 1$ and $Var(Y) = 1/2$ How do we find ...
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Evaluating the convolution integral of two sine functions

This is a homework problem, so I'm not looking for a worked out solution, merely to be pointed in the right direction. Convolve x(t) with h(t) where: $$ x(t) = sin(t) \\ h(t) = e^{-.1t}sin(2t)u(t) ...
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$f$ is bounded and continious $\Rightarrow$ the convolution integral $\int f(\tau)g(x-\tau)\text{ d}\tau$ is bounded and continuous

Let $g\in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ be bounded and continuous. Why is the convolution integral $$f*g:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}\;,\;\;\;\int f(\tau)g(x-\tau)\text{ d}\tau$$ ...
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Thinking about a convolution on the circle as a convolution on the real line

I hope my question is not too vague. Let $f$ and $g$ be (smooth, say) real-valued functions on the circle. Let $f*g$ denote the standard $L^2$ convolution on the circle. Question: is it possible to ...
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Proof of convolution inequality

I have to prove that if $f$, $g$ $\in L^1(\mathbb{R^n})$ then $\operatorname{dom}\left(f*g\right)$ is a set of full measure and: $\left\|f*g\right\|_{L^{1}} \le \left\|f\right\|_{L^1} ...
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Show that for any $f\in L^1$ and $g \in L^p(\mathbb R)$, $\lVert f ∗ g\rVert_p \leqslant \lVert f\rVert_1\lVert g\rVert_p$.

I write the exact statement of the problem: Show that for any $g \in L^1$ and $f ∈ L^p(\mathbb{R})$, p $\in (1, \infty)$, the integral for f ∗g converges absolutely almost everywhere and that $∥f ∗ ...
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Convolution of integrable function with bounded function

Let $H$ Lebesgue integrable. Let $f$ be measurable and bounded on $\mathbb{R}$ with $\lim_{\left|x\right|\rightarrow \pm \infty}f(x)=0$. Let $F(x)=K\ast f=\int_{\mathbb{R}} K(x-s)f(s) \, ds$ be the ...
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Pseudo-inverse of an underdetermined Toeplitz matrix

I have an undetermined Toeplitz matrix (more columns than rows). For example: \begin{equation*} T = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 1 & 1 & 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 ...
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Interesting equation in L^1

Consider $L^{1}(T) = \{ f : R \rightarrow C \text{ with period 1 and } \int_{0}^{1} |f (x)| \ dx < \infty\}$. For $f,g \in L^{1}(T)$ the convolution is given by $(f * g)(x)= ...
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Is it possible to obtain the Uniform distribution as the difference of two independent random variables?

Is it possible to have two independent random variables X,Y with identical distribution, such that $X-Y \sim \text{Uniform}[a,b]$? I am almost certain that is not, but maybe I am overlooking ...
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How to show that the difference of two Gumbel distributed random variables follows a Logistic distribution?

How can you show that when you have two random variables $X,Y\sim\text{Gumbel}[0,1]$ , then $X-Y\sim\text{Logistic}[0,1]$ . I tried to use the convolution formula ...
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A question about stochastic ordering and convolution

Two probability density functions $f$ and $g$ are known to have distribution functions $F$ and $G$ respectively with $F(y)>G(y)$ for all $y$, say on $\mathbb{R}$. It is known that if we convolve ...
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Can FFT be adapted for deconvolution of non-periodic functions?

Can a non-periodic function be padded at the boundaries and deconvolved with inverse FFT? Since a Toeplitz matrix can be embedded in a circulant matrix to perform the deconvolution, is there an ...
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How to calculate the threefold convolution $f*f*f$

Somehow this convolution is driving me crazy. I am trying to calculate for the indicator function $f:=1_{[0,1]}$ the threefold convolution $$f*f*f$$ But honestly, it does not work somehow. ...
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Inverse Z transformation of 1/(z^2(z^2+1)^2)

I need to find the inverse Z transformation of $\frac{1}{z^2(z^2+1)^2}$ So far, I've tried using the convolution property, and so, inverting $\frac{1}{z(z^2+1)}$, gave me $-0.5i({{(-i)}^k-i^k})$ for ...
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Convolution of a function and Dirac delta - special case

Could anyone tell me where $f(n(a-b))$ came from? The thing is easy when there's $f(x)$ instead of $f(nx)$ - the result would be $f(a-b)$. Thanks in advance.
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Are any of those quotient rings isomorphic to other well known rings?

(1) Let $C_b(\mathbb{R})$ be the ring (with pointwise multiplication and addition) of bounded continuous functions. Let $I_0=\{f_{(x)} \in C_b(\mathbb{R}) \space | \space lim_{x \to \pm ...
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Convolution of an image with a kernel that is a product of two functions

Suppose that $G(i,j)$ is a Gaussian decay function on the distance between points $i$ and $j$ of an image. In addition, $D(i,j)$ is the difference between the VALUES of the image at those points. ...
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How to bring f(x) from denominator to numerator?

Is it possible to rewrite the following ratio in a way that $f(x)$, its powers or derivatives appears only as numerator. $$\frac{1}{\int_{0}^{c}(c-x)^{2}f(x)dx}$$ $c>0$ is a constant. $f(x)$ is ...
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Adding truncated normals: calculating convolutions

Problem: Suppose that $X$, $Y$, and $Z$ are independent standard normal random variables. What is the probability of: \begin{equation} P\{ X+Y+Z+\Delta>0 \, | \, Z+\Delta>0, \, ...
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Is there a function that replaces a product by convolution?

Consider two functions $f(x),g(x) = 0 \forall x<0$, I'd like to know if we can always find an $h(x)$ which satisfies the integral equation $$f(x)g(x) = h(x)*f(x)$$ where '$*$' is the convolution ...
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Green's Function vs. Fundamental Solution

From the texts I've used, the Green's function is of a problem is $G(x,y)$ such that $LG(x,y) = \delta(x-y)$. The fundamental solution is u(x) such that $Lu(x)=\delta(x)$. They seem to be used for the ...
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Application of Fubini's theorem to prove that convolution is integrable

I guess that this is an easy question, but I don't have a very solid math background. I'm trying to prove that if $f,g \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$, then $h = f \star g \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$. So, I have: $ ...