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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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: ...
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Undecimated Wavelet Transform (a trous algorithm) - how to determine 'anchor'/'center' of convolution filter

i am currently implementing the 'Undecimated Wavelet Transform' with the 'a trous' algorithm. See e.g. http://www.znu.ac.ir/data/members/fazli_saeid/DIP/Paper/ISSUE2/04060954_2.pdf, section II-A. As ...
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Haar measure, convolution and involutions

I have some problems to follow the proof of the anti commutativity property of the convolution and involution operations defined using a Haar measure as presented in Pedersen's book Analysis Now, ...
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How much does convolution with a compact C^m kernel increase the order of continuity.

Let $f \in C^n$ and $g \in C^m$, with $g$ compactly supported and integrable. How much does the convolution $f\star g$ of $f$ with $g$ increase the order of continuity? Statement: I think that, under ...
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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 ...
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How to get the PDF for $p(a)$ $p(b)$ by using convolution?

Suppose there are three random variable $a$, $b$, $c$, and the PDF for each are $p(a)\ p(b)$ and $p(c) $ Also, $c$ = $a$ + $b$, $a$ and $b$ are two independent variable. and$$p(c)= \begin{cases} ...
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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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Is the convolution of a function $f(x)$ and a polynomial $p(x)$ always 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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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: ...
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A question related to convolution

Let $f\ge0$ such that $\int_{{R^n}} {f(x)dx} = A < 1$, and ${f_k} = f*...*f$ a convolution of $k$ times. My problem is how to prove $f_k$ is integrable and $f_k\rightarrow0$ in $L^1(R^n)$? ...
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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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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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existence of a function such that certain convolution hold

The question says: Let $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R},m)$ be defined by $f(x)=e^{-\vert x\vert}$. Find an integrable function $g$ solving $f\ast g=f$ or show that no such function exists. I missed the class ...
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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 ...
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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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convolution under differentiation

I have a continuous and differentiable time function $f(t)$ for $t\in [0, T] $ and a causal time function $g(t) $ for $ t \geq 0 $. Does the following make sense? $ \dot{f}(t) \ast g(t) = \frac d{dt} ...
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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 & ...
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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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Creating a System Impulse Response in Matlab

Preface: I'm extremely new to Matlab. Ok, so I have a sound file that I loaded in Matlab. Two variables are loaded: ...
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Correlation between Iterative Methods and Convolution Codes

Hey guys so I have this Calc 3 project and the end is throwing me for a loop. I've done the encoding part, and i've coded the standard iterative methods, but I don't see how the two correlate so I can ...
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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 ...
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Convolution of cosine with exponential

As part of an exercise, I'm trying to find the output of a cosine wave entering a low-pass filter by using a convolution integral. The impulse response of the filter is $h(t) = ...
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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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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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How can i explain the symmetry of the function in a more linguistic manner

To understand the convolution of these functions, please read the following wikipedia page I have the following expression $a = <f'(x),f''(x),\cdots>$ and $b = <g'(x),g''(x),\cdots >$ ...
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Convolutional Codes

i've been given a coding assignment that looks like this http://i.imgur.com/7wIEoHJ.png http://i.imgur.com/FINnNZZ.png I understand the concept of Jacobi and Gauss Seidel iteration, I know where ...
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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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How to calculate a 1D convolution summation?

I hope I said that right. I'm trying to follow along with a convolution example but maybe I am in over my head. I don't understand how in this example they get the values on the right. For example, I ...
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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} ...
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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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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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Finding Limits and Its Convolution of Weighted Summation of Random Variables

I am trying to find the CDF of $Z=aX+bY$ whereby $X$ and $Y$ are random variables and $a$ and $b$ are positive integers. Given that the CDF of $Z$ is: $$F_Z(z)=\int ...
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PDF & CDF of a Sum of Weighted Independent Random Variables $Z=aX+bY$

From this question here, I learned that the Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) of $Z=X+Y$ is: \begin{eqnarray*} F_Z \left( z \right) & = & \int F_X \left( z - y \right) dF_Y \left( y ...
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Convolution of Two Shifted Functions

I'm having some issues understanding the convolution of two rectangular functions. I have two rectangular pulses defined below and I need to find the convolution of them. $$ f(x)= \prod ({x-1\over ...
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About integrating product of two sinc function using Fourier transform

So the problem is which I think is pretty straight-foward by using Fourier transform and convolution property of two sinc functions and evaluating the convolution at 5. However, I got sinc(t) for ...
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Some variation of convolution formula

I am weak in convolution. We know $y(t) = x(t)*h(t)$. Now how about $y$ in the following case 1. $x(t)*h(-t)$ 2. $x(t-T)*h(-t)$ ] Then, let $y(t) = s(t)*s(-t)$, how about $y$ in the ...
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Solve $\int_{0}^{2\pi} f(t) \sin ^2 (t-\theta) dt = g(\theta)$ for unknown function $f$

Let $g(\theta)$ be a known real-valued function with domain $[0, 2\pi]$. Given that: $$\int_{0}^{2\pi} f(t) \sin ^2 (t-\theta) dt = g(\theta)$$ How would I solve for the unknown real-valued function ...
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Properties of convolutions w.r.t. continuity and partial differentiability

Is there some good summary of properties of convolutions available out there? I'm interested in continuity and partial differentiability topics, like, when exactly do we have $f*g$ is continuous at ...
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distribution of sum of double exponential random variables

I want to find out whether there is a concise expression (i.e. not a convolution) for the distribution of a random variable A which is the sum of $n$ i.i.d. rv's $B_i$, which are themselves double ...
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Comparing Coefficients in Summations

Suppose I have the following equality: $$\sum_{k=0}^{n-a}\sum_{j=0}^{k}\binom{n}{k}\binom{k}{j}\frac{f(a,k)\cdot g(b,n-k)}{n!}=\sum_{k=0}^{n-a}\binom{n}{k}\binom{n-k}{a}\frac{z^k \cdot ...
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Holder continuity of the convolution of a Holder continuous function

Let $f(\theta, t)$ be a Holder continuous function for every $t$ on the interval $\theta \in (\alpha,\beta)$. It is known that the application of a singular operator to this function results in ...
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Estimating certain singular discrete sums

I want to estimate sums of the following form: $S^d(\alpha,\beta,l):= \sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}^d, k \notin \{0,l\}} \frac{1}{|k|^\alpha} \cdot \frac{1}{|k-l|^\beta}$, where $l \in \mathbb{Z}^d$ and ...
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convolution and associativity

Ok Let talk about this,... I am now so confused. 1-$$\mathcal{F}\Big\{c(x-x_0)b(x-x_0)\Big\}=\mathcal{F}\Big\{c(x-x_0)\Big\}\circ\mathcal{F}\Big\{b(x-x_0)\Big\}\\=\Bigg[e^{-2ix_0y}C(y) ...
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What is the distribution of sum of a Gaussian and and 2 r.v. Rayleigh distributed?

Let $Z=X+Y+W$; where $X∼N(0,σ_1^2)$ i.e. a Gaussian random variable and Y and W follow the Rayleigh distribution: $f_w(w)=\frac{w}{σ_2^2} . exp(−\frac{w^2}{2σ_2^2})$, $y\ge0$ What will be the ...
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Convolution of a function with itself

Function $\phi (x)$ is defined as: $$\phi(x) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{ if } 0 \leq x \leq 1\\0 & \text{otherwise} \end{cases} $$ How do I find the convolution of $\phi(x)$ with itself? I ...
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Number Theoretic Transform (NTT) to speed up multiplications

I recently heard that the Number Theoretic Transform (NTT), which is a specialization of Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) over the ring modulo an integer, can be used to speed up certain ...