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 notations and some miscellanous convolution questions

Convolution between distributions over the real number line, as it is mentioned in the optics course in my uni and also in wolfram is defined as: $$f(t) * g(t)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(\tau)g(t-\tau)...
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use laplace transform to solve the given integral equation

use Laplace transform to solve the given integral equation I don't know how start because it differences on other Laplace question I see before
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Convergence of $u * \eta_\epsilon$

Let $\eta \in C_c^\infty(B(0,1)), \eta \ge 0, \eta$ radially symmetric and $\int_{\mathbb{R}^n} \eta d\mathcal{L}^n = 1$. $\eta_r := r^{-n} \eta(\frac{x}{r}) \in C_c^\infty(B(0,r))$. Integral of $\...
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Young's inequality for convolutions for functions of bounded support

If $$f\in L^P(\mathbb{R}^d), g\in L^q(\mathbb{R^d}), \; \frac{1}{p}+\frac{1}{q}=1+\frac{1}{r},$$ then Young's inequality for convolutions states $$\|f*g\|_{L^r}\leq\|f\|_{L^p} \|g\|_{L^q}.$$ In ...
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Branch points of functions defined as convolution integrals

I am studying sets of equations containing convolution integrals of the following type: $$ u\mapsto \int_D dz g(z) f(z-u), $$ where $g$ is analytic, but $f$ has a pole at the origin (so colloquially $...
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Fourier transform of a product of two rect functions

I am trying to evaluate the following expression $$\mathcal{F}\{\mathrm{rect}_{L_{x}}(x)\mathrm{rect}_{L_{y}}(y)\}$$ which denotes the 2-dimensional Fourier transform (reciprocal variables $k_x$, $k_y$...
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integral over domain $1_{(x+y≥100)}$

The problem is: Compute: $\frac {1}{40^2}\int_{40}^{80}\int_{40}^{80} (100-x)1_{(x+y≥100)}dxdy$ my attempt: $$=\frac {1}{40^2}\int_{40}^{80}\int_{100-x}^{80} (100-x) dydx = \frac {1}{40^2}\int_{40}^...
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Multiple convolutions

Let $\phi(x)=1$ on [0,1] and 0 anywhere else. Is there a was to say what the support of the n-times convolution of phi with itself, that I wann to denote by $B_n$, is? In especially is it possible to ...
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A convolution involving binomials

Given $$f(i)\gt0,\:g(i)>0,\:i =0,1,2,3,...\:$$and$$\sum_{i=0}^{\infty}f(i) = 1,\sum_{i=0}^{\infty}g(i) = 1$$Prove that, if$$\frac{g(l-k)f(k)}{\sum_{i=0}^{l}f(i)g(l-i)}=\binom{l}{k}p^k(1-p)^{l-k}\: ...
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Laplace of $\int_0^t \frac{sinx}{x}dx$

What is the Laplace transform of $\int_0^t \frac{\sin x}{x}dx$ I'm thinking about approaching it as a convolution but I am not sure how. Could I define it as the convolution of $1$ and $\frac{\sin ...
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Conditional distribution of the sum of k, independent ordered draws

Suppose I make k independent draws from the same distribution (say uniform). The distribution of the sum of these order statistics should equal the distribution of the sum of k independent random ...
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Convolution, g(t)=sin(t)

I have two functions: $f(t)=(t+\pi)\theta(t+\pi)-2t\theta(t)+(t+\pi)\theta(t-\pi)$, (looks like $-|x|+1, -\pi < x < \pi$ ) and $g(t) = \sin{(t)}$ Could someone please point me in the right ...
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Fourier Analysis question on convolution [closed]

Let $f(x) = \operatorname{sinc}(x)^2$. Find $(f*f)(x)$? This is what I tried $f(x)=\mathrm{sinc}(x)^2$ $$ \begin{align} f\ast f(x) &=\int f(u)\cdot f(x-u)\,\mathrm{d}u\\ &=\int\mathrm{sinc}(...
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Convolution of Two Random Variables

I have been working a few hours on this particular problem. Please excuse my lack of formatting. This is the question: Let $X$ and $Y$ be random variables with density function $f(x) = 2x$ on $[0, 1]...
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Convolution of derivatives

When transforming nonlinear PDE to its Fourier space, I encounter the following problem: Consider the equation $u_t=(u^3-u)_{xx}$. Then, when transforming to Fourier space we get \begin{equation*} ...
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What is this Toeplitz like matrix called and how do I represent it as a convolution?

I have a matrix that is used to represent the Green's function in a popular class of fast E & M solvers (CG-FFT). The matrix represents distances, that are later filled in using the appropriate ...
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Convolution of two equations f*g(t)

I am trying to calculate the convolution of: $$ f*g(t) $$ where $f(t) = \delta''(t) -\delta(t) $ and $ g(t)=e^{-t^2}+e^{-t} \theta (t) $ Maybe someone can give me a solution or point me in the ...
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How to convert infinite intergral to sum

How to convert Wiener filter formulas from integral to sum? They are for images therefore it must be possible to convert them to sums. Any help will be appreciated: I could not find much info on ...
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Is convolution a coercive bilinear form in $L^2$ -space?

This is one of the problems in functional analysis course I'm having. Suppose $f,g \in L^2(0,10)$. Then define a bilinear form $$ B:(f,g)\mapsto \int_0^{10} f(x)g(10-x) dx. $$ Now I have to find out ...
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Proving the sum of two independent Cauchy Random Variables is Cauchy

Is there any method to show that the sum of two independent Cauchy random variables is Cauchy? I know that it can be derived using Characteristic Functions, but the point is, I have not yet learnt ...
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Sums of independent random variables (more than two) [closed]

I read that the convolution of two iid random variables is $$(f * g) (z) = \int f(z-y) g(y) dy$$ What is the general formula for more than two RVs? For example, for three RVs.
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Graphs of functions defined by convolution

A sequence of functions on the real line is defined as $$f_0=\chi_{[-1,1]},\qquad f_{n+1}=f_n*f_0, n=0,1,2,\dots $$ Here * means convolution. I tried to draw the graphs of the functions and see what ...
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Sum of two uniform independent random variables

I would like to find the cdf of $Z=X_1+X_2$, with $X_1\sim U(0,1) $, $X_2\sim U(0,2)$ I always prefer to find the cdf instead of the pdf with convolution, and this time I am having troubles with the ...
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Convolution of an integrable function an $L^\infty$ function [duplicate]

Let $f$ be an integrable function on $\mathbb{R}$, and $g$ be an $L^\infty$ function on $\mathbb{R}$. Then, the convolution $f*g$ is said to be continuous and bounded on R. I managed to show that it ...
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The maximum value (peak) of multiple self-convolution of rectangular function

In Multiple self-convolution of rectangular function - integral evaluation, formula for self-rectangular function of rectangular function seems to have been derived. How do we prove that this formula ...
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Discrete convolution equation

Let $x_1 = (x_1^k)_{k =-\infty}^{+\infty}$, $x_2 = (x_2^k)_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty}$, $x_3 = (x_3^k)_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty}$ be three sequences of real numbers such that $x_j^k = 0$ for $k < -m_j < ...
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Given $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ with $\|f\|_1<\infty$ and $g_n=\sqrt{n/2\pi}e^{-nx^2/2},f_n=g_n\ast f$, show that $\lim\|f_n-f\|_1=0$

Given $f$ a Lebesgue integrable function on $\mathbb{R}$ with finite $L^1$-norm, I am asked to show that $\lim_{n\to\infty} \|f_n - f\|_1 = 0$, where $f_n = f \ast g_n$ and $g_n = \sqrt{\frac{n}{2\pi}}...
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Finding A Convolution

Let $f(x)=e^{- \mid x \mid}, g(x)= e^{-x^2}$ What is $(f*g)(\xi)$? I have been trying to find it, but I am stuck on finding the integral of $e^{y^2+y+\xi}$ Thank you!
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How to represent a periodic function as the sum of sinc functions in fourier transform

Suppose function $f(t)$ is 1-periodic. This means that in fourier transform, $F(\omega)$ is sum of impulse signals (dirac delta function and its shifts) at the multiples of $1$. Now we can form $g(t)$ ...
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How do I apply this PDE as an image filter?

I'm trying to preprocess a height map image with a helmholtz-type equation as described in this paper. The equation is: $$ddx(h') + ddy(h') + y(h'-h) = 0$$ I solved for h and got: $$\dfrac{ddx(h')}{...
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Filter output of a signal

So I have a filter $$H(z) = 0.5 + 0.5z^3 = (1/2, 0, 0, 1/2)$$ and need to find the output of it on a cyclical signal $$x = (..., 3, -1, 2, 1, 5, 2, 3,-1, 2, 1, 5, 2, 3,...) $$ Would the output be ...
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Prove that the variance of a discrete random variable increases with a parameter

I have an infinite number of known probability density functions $f_1(x),f_2(x),f_3(x),...$. The PDFs $f_k(x)=\sum_{j=1}^k v(A+j-1)e^{-v(A+j-1)x}\binom{k}{j-1}q^{j-1}(1-q)^{k-j-1}$. Let $g_i(x)=f_1*...
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Norm convergence of approximations to the identity

Let $\varphi \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^d)$ be such that $$\int_{\mathbb{R}^d} \varphi(x) \, dx = 1.$$ For each $\varepsilon>0$, let $\varphi_\varepsilon:= \varepsilon^{-d} \varphi\left( \dfrac x \...
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Integral of $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\left |{\frac{\sin{x}}{x(1+x^2)}}\right|^2\,dx $

So the first part of the questions asks us to find the Fourier Transform of $$ f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} e^{y} & \quad {-\infty}<x < 0 \\ e^{-y} & ...
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Can we choose $g$ so that $\|(g\widehat{(f^{3})})^{\vee}\|_{L^{p}} \leq C \|g_{1}f\|_{L^{2}}^{r} \|(g_{2}\hat{f})^{\vee}\|_{L^{s}}$?

Let $f, f^{2}, f^{3}\in L^{q}(\mathbb R)\cap C_{0}(\mathbb R)$ where $ q\geq p, \ \text{and}$ and $C_{0}(\mathbb R)$ is the class of continuous functions vanishing at infinity. My Questions: (I)...
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How to calculate convolution integral?

I know the formula for a convolution integral but how would you actually carry out one when you have two piece-wise defined functions? If you had $$ f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} ...
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calculating probabilities about the sum of dependent discrete uniforms

Say I have the following information: $$ X_i \sim \text{Discrete Uniform}(1,13) $$ and I want to find $\mathbb P(X_1+X_2+X_3 \ge 25)$ for the cases where the $X_i$'s are dependent. What approximations ...
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Can we expect $g(f\ast h)= gf \ast gh$ for some $g\in C_{c}^{\infty}(\mathbb R)$?

Let $f,g:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C$ be nice functions so that their convolution make sense. My question: Is it possible to choose $0\neq g\in C_{c}^{\infty}(\mathbb R)$ (= the space of smooth ...
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Convolution with Heaviside function (integration)

To clarify notation, I use $u_n = 1$ when $x>n$, and $0$ otherwise. I am having troubles with the following convolution/integration: $u_2(t) \ast sin(\sqrt{2}t) = \int^t_0u_2(\tau) \cdot sin(\...
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Inverse Laplace transform and convolution

Suppose we have two functions of $t$, $f(t)$ and $g(t)$. Letting $\mathcal{L}\{f(t)\} = F(s)$ and $\mathcal{L}\{g(t)\} = G(s)$, I know that: $\mathcal{L}\{f(t) \star g(t)\} = F(s) \cdot G(s)$, but ...
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Proving convolution identity

I am trying to prove the following identity: $$\int_0^x(f*g)(y)dy = (\int_0^xf(y)dy)*g(x) = f(x)*(\int_0^xg(y)dy)$$, where $(p*q)(t) = \int_0^tp(x)q(t-x)dx$. I thought that since I already know that $...
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FFT of k*k matrix from FFT of a j*j matrix

FFT of matrix a j by j matrix, A $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 2\\3 & 4\end{bmatrix}$ = $\begin{bmatrix}10 & -2\\-4 & 0\...
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Sign with Fourier transformation, convolution, periodicity

Let $x(t)$ be the sign with Fourier transformation $$X(\omega)=\delta(\omega)+ \delta(\omega-\pi)+\delta(\omega-5)$$ and let $h(t)=u(t)-u(t-2)$. Is $x(t)$ periodic? Is the convolution of $x(t)$ ...
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Calculating value of integral of convolution using Fourier transform

Calcuate the integral $$I=\int_{-\infty}^\infty\frac{\sin a\omega\sin b\omega}{\omega\cdot \omega}d\omega.$$ First I noticed that $$\mathcal{F}(\mathbb{1}_{[-h,h]})(\omega)=\frac{\sin h \omega}{\...
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Prove the periodic total variation of f = $\sum_{n=0}^{N-1} |(f*h)[n]|$

Let $\Bbb{C}^N$ be the N-dimensional Euclidean space with its inner product defined as $$ \langle f,g\rangle=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1} f[n]g^*[n],\ \forall f,g \in \Bbb{C}^N$$ where $g^*[n]$ is the complex ...
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uniform convergence and improper integral(convolution)

I want to show that $$\frac{d}{dx}(f*g)=(\frac{d}{dx}f)*g$$ where $f(x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}e^{-\frac{1}{x}}$, $g(y)$ is continuous and bounded. the convolutions are improper integrals. I'm now here $$\...
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Solve integral (convolution) equation

Given a function: $u(t) = \exp\left( -\frac{At^2}{1+t}\right),$ $A>0, t>0,$ and an equation: $\frac{d u(t)}{dt} = \int^{t}_0 \phi(t-\tau) u(\tau) d \tau .$ How to find a closed expression for $...
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Convolution of Uniform Distribution and Square of Uniform Distribution

I am trying to find the CDF of $Z=X+Y$ whereby $X$ and $Y$ are random variables. Given that the CDF of Z is: $$F_Z(z)=\int F_X\left(z-y\right)f_Y(y)dy$$ Given that $X$ is uniform distribution over $[...
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Random Gaussian variable raised to arbitrary power

Given $x$ that follows a distribution $P(x)=e^{\frac{-x^2}{2\sigma^2}}$ i.e. a random Gaussian variable, can I say anything about the distribution of $x^n$ for fixed $n$? Specifically, is there ever ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform question

Let $R_{M\times N}$ be a space of size $M\times N$. Define the 2D Discrete Fourier Transform of $f\in R_{M\times N}$ to be \begin{equation} \tilde{f}[m,n]=\sum_{p=0}^{M-1}\sum_{q=0}^{N-1}f[p,q]e^{\...