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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Convolution of a continuous function and uniform continuity

Suppose $f$ is a continuous function, and let the convolution $f_n(x) := f \star \varphi_n(x)$ where $\varphi_n$ are smooth test functions. We know $f_n \in C^\infty$. We know that if $f$ is ...
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The derivative of convolution

For a compact supported continuous function $\rho$ in $R^3$, consider the convolution $f(y)=\int_{R^3}\frac{1}{|x-y|}\rho(x)d x$, did the following communicate of derivative and integral holds? $$ ...
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Is the autocorrelation of a function the same if one term is flipped on the y axis?

I have some questions about autocorrelation. They are very related, so I thought that one single post was appropriate for the topic. The first question is already illustrated in the subject: if I ...
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How to convolve two stair-case functions?

For the life of me, I haven't been able to grasp convolution for functions with multiple pieces. For example, $$ h(\lambda) = \left\{ \begin{array}{l l} 2 & \quad \ 0\leq \lambda < 1\\ ...
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Separate the variables of the function $\frac{x^2}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}$

Is there a way to express the function $\frac{x^2}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}$ as the product of two functions: $f(x)\cdot g(y)$, i.e. one in each variable? This is becasue I want to apply a convolution whose ...
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convolution product of characteristic functions

Consider the characteristic function $f(x)=1_{[0,r]}(x)$. How to compute $(f*f)(x)$ where $r \in [0,1[$ and by definition $(f*g)(x)=\int_{\mathbb R} f(y)g(x-y) \ dy$ ? thanks.
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Sum of two independent random variable, Convolution.

I need the graphic of this two function to evaluate this correlation?
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Is this function monotonically non-decreasing?

I am wondering if the function $L[n]$ defined on $n=0,1,2,\ldots,N$ below is "monotonically" non-decreasing in $n$. I put monotonically in quotes because the function is not continuous and I am not ...
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Difference between two independent geometric random variables

Let $\xi_1$ and $\xi_2$ be independent random variables: $\xi_1 \simeq Geom(1/2), \xi_2 \simeq Geom(1/6)$. How do you find the probability mass function of $\eta=\xi_1-\xi_2$ using convolution?
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Convolution $f*g$ is continuous

Statement: Let $f,g: \mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be Lebesgue measurable functions such that $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R}^d)$ and $g\in L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^d)$. The convolution $f*g:\mathbb{R}^d ...
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Convolution is continuous map

I can prove this when $f$ is assumed as continuous function but without assuming continuity i got confused. Suppose $ p \in (1, \infty) $ and $q$ is its conjugate exponent. Prove that if $f\in ...
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Intuitive basis of Mobius inversion?

If we're given $f(n)= \sum_{d|n}g\left(\frac{n}{d}\right),n \in \mathbb{N},$ then Mobius inversion gives $$g(n)=\sum_{d|n}\mu \left( d\right) f \left( \frac{n}{d}\right).$$ Also, the generalised ...
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Convolution of fraction function

I know that convolution is defined: $$f*g=\int f(x-y)\cdot g(y) \, dy $$ How to develop below functions to convolution equation $$\int {f(x-y) \over g(y)} \, dy =\text{ ???}$$ and $$\int {f(x-y) ...
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Find optimize of gaussian regression

I have one gaussian regression and I want to find parameters to optimize the LOSS function: $E(\sigma,\mu,b_0)=\int K(x-y).||f-f_i||^2$ where $f=\epsilon+b_0 ;$ $\epsilon$ ~$N(\sigma,\mu)$ is ...
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Conversion of covariance matrix from Cartesian to Spherical coordinates for integration

I have to perform a convolution of a function in polar coordinates $\rho(\textbf{x}) = \rho(r,\theta,\phi)$ with a function $P(\textbf{x}) = P(x,y,z)$ in cartesian coordinates. $\int ...
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The signal $\cos(2 \pi t )$ is an eigenfunction of every LTI system?

for $\sin(2 \pi t)$: Apparently that it's not an eigenfunction real-valued impulse response $h(t)$ but it's a eigenfunction for real-valued and even impulse response $h(t)$ What gives?
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Definition of convolution?

Why do we use $x - y$ rather than $x + y$ in the definition of the convolution? Is it just convention? (If we are thinking of convolutions as weighted averages, for instance against "good kernels," it ...
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Fourier transform of function

What is Fourier transform of $$f(x)=\frac{e^{-|x|}}{\sqrt{|x|}}?$$ I tried to calculate it using $$F(e^{-|x|})=\sqrt{\frac{\pi}{2}}e^{-|a|}$$ and $$F(\frac{1}{\sqrt{|x|}})=\frac{1}{\sqrt{|a|}}$$ and ...
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$g, f, \hat {f} \in L^{1}(\mathbb R)\cap L^{2}(\mathbb R) \cap C_{0}(\mathbb R) \implies \widehat{(fg)}= \hat{f} \ast \hat{g} ? $

Let $f, g\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ and it Fourier transform of $f$, $\hat{f} (y) = \int _ {\mathbb R} f(x) e^{-2\pi i x \cdot y} dx, \ (y\in \mathbb R)$ and the convolution of $f $ and $g$; $f\ast g ...
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how to prove this limit, convolution?

I am wondering how to prove that $\vert (f*g)(x) \vert \rightarrow 0 $ when $\vert x \vert \rightarrow \infty$ if we assume $f \in L^{p}(\mathbb R)$ and $g \in L^{q}(\mathbb R)$ where $1/p+1/q=1$ ...
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It is possible to find such functions?

I would like to know if it is possible to find a couple of functions $f,g$ such that $f*g$ and $g*f$ exists and such that $f*g\ne g*f$ ? if not it would mean that the convolution product commutes ...
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How can this integral be rewritten with convolutions?

I've got $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ bounded and I'm trying to write `$\mathtt{f}$,' a discrete version of $f$, where each element in the domain takes on the average of the corresponding ...
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Fidelity of measurement using conditional probabilities

Let me begin by saying that I'm not entirely sure if this is the correct forum, or if Cross Validated would be more suitable. The problem I'm about to describe is statistical in nature, but I believe ...
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Require help with the convolution of two complex conjugates

I need to find the convolution of the following two functions: When rationalizing the denominator, the numerators become complex conjugates of each other. I have tried obtaining the Fourier ...
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Convolution of two sums (fourier transform)

This question is from the book "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" by Stroud. I can't seem to get the required answer for this. I've derived the two Fourier transform equations for them. . U and ...
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Is $(g \ast f ) '= g'\ast f$ true?

Take $ f \in L^{1} (\mathbb{R})$, and $ g \in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$, with $g$ almost everywhere differentiable and such that $g' \in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$. Prove or disprove: $(f \ast g) \in ...
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Need help with the convolution of two complex functions

Could someone start me off with how to find the convolution of these two functions? Using the normal equation for convolution seems impossible as a common overlap interval is required for ...
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Convolution of a probability measure with a smooth function

If $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $g\in L^p(\mathbb{R}^n)$ then by Young's convolution inequality we have the estimate: $$ \|f*g\|_{L^p}\leq \|f\|_{L^1}\|g\|_{L^p}.$$ Question: Let $\mu$ be a ...
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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 ...