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 Laplace transform

Find the inverse Laplace transform of the giveb function by using the convolution theorem. $$F(x) = \frac{s}{(s+1)(s^2+4)}$$ If I use partial fractions I get: $$\frac{s+4}{5(s^2+4)} - ...
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Young's inequality for discrete convolution

Young's inequality for convolution of functions states that for $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$ and $g\in L^q(\mathbb{R}^d)$ we have $$\|f\star g\|_r\le\|f\|_p\|g\|_q$$ for $p$, $q$, $r$ satisfying ...
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The error term in Taylor series and convolution.

I've been wondering a lot why is the remainder of the Taylor expansion of a function, $R_n(x)$, expressed (in one of the many forms) as something very similar to aconvolution. Precisely: $$R_n(x) = ...
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Convolution is uniformly continuous and bounded

Suppose $f\in L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ and $K\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ with $\int_\mathbb{R}K(x)dx=1$. Show that the convolution $f\ast K$ is a uniformly continuous and bounded function. The definition of ...
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Differential operator applied to convolution

Suppose that $g\in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R^n})$ (Schwartz space) and $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R^n}).$ The idea is to prove that the differential operator $D^\alpha$ does not follow the Leibniz rule when ...
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The issue of treating an inverse Fourier transform in terms of a tempered distribution.

Consider the wave equation $$ u_{tt}=\Delta{u} \quad u(x,0)=f(x) \quad u_t(x,0)=g(x) \tag{*} $$ A solution to this equation is given by $$ u(.,t)=f*\partial_t\Phi_t+g*\Phi_t \tag{**} $$ where ...
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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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Can someone intuitively explain what the convolution integral is?

I'm having a hard time understanding how the convolution integral works (for Laplace transforms of two functions multiplied together) and was hoping someone could clear the topic up or link to sources ...
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Why convolution regularize functions?

There is a tool in mathematics that I have used a lot of times and I'm still not confortable with. In fact I can't figure out (by this I mean that I cannot understand it geometrically) why does ...
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How this operation is called?

This operation is similar to discrete convolution and cross-correlation, but has binomial coefficients: $$f(n)\star g(n)=\sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n}{k}f(n-k)g(k) $$ Particularly, $$a^n\star ...
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How to show convolution of an $L^p$ function and a Schwartz function is a Schwartz function

We have the Schwartz space $\mathcal{S}$ of $C^\infty(\mathbb{R^n})$ functions $h$ such that $(1+|x|^m)|\partial^\alpha h(x)|$ is bounded for all $m \in \mathbb{N_0}$ and all multi-indices $\alpha$. ...
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What's the difference between convolution and crosscorrelation?

What's the difference between convolution and crosscorrelation? So why do you use '-' for convolution and '+' for crosscorrelation? Why do we need the "time reversal on one of the inputs" when doing ...
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Is $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ with convolution a Banach Algebra?

Is $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ a Banach algebra, with convolution? I am pretty sure the answer is no, because I think that $f,g \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$ does not imply that $f*g \in L^2(\mathbb{R})$. However, I ...
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Alternating sign Vandermonde convolution

The well-known Vandermonde convolution gives us the closed form $\sum_{k=0}^n {r\choose k}{s\choose n-k} = {r+s \choose n}$. For the case $r=s$, it is also known that $\sum_{k=0}^n (-1)^k {r \choose ...
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Differentiability of convolution

First let me say that I have used the search bar and looked through all the "differentiability of convolution" questions that I saw, but none of them seem to cover this case. (If one of them did and I ...
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Complex filter factorizations - continued

Continuing from this rather silly trivial question factoring real valued filters into shorter complex ones, hoping this won't be as trivial. If we modify it a bit: $$z_0 = e^{2\pi i / 8}$$ and ...
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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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Convolution of integer sequences

I read this somewhere: $U$ and $V$ are defined on the set $\mathbb{Z}$ of integers. The convolution of $u$ and $v$, noted as $(u*v) (k)\,\theta$ or $ (u \otimes v) (k)\theta$, is a new sequence whose ...
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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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Easy way to compute $Pr[\sum_{i=1}^t X_i \geq z]$

We have a set of $t$ independent random variables $X_i \sim \mathrm{Bin}(n_i, p_i)$. We know that $$\mathrm{Pr}[X_i \geq z] = \sum_{j=z}^{\infty} { n_i \choose j } p_i^j (1-p_i)^{n_i -j}.$$ But is ...
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ODE Laplace Transforms: what impulse brings an oscillating system to rest?

$2y''+y'+2y=\delta(t-5)$ $y(0)=0, y'(0)=0$ Consider the system given by ODE above in which an oscillation is excited by a unit impulse at $t=5$. Suppose that it is desired to bring the system to ...
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Convolution of compactly supported function with a locally integrable function is continuous?

Can someone show me the proof that the convolution of a compactly supported real valued function on $\mathbb{R}$ with a locally integrable function is also continuous? I feel that this is a standard ...
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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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How to make 3D object smooth?

I want to make the below picture into an egg with smooth surface. For the implementation in Mathematica, please, see this thread here. This thread considers mathematical methods to achieve the goal ...
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Approximation in Sobolev Spaces

Consider the following proof in Lawrence Evans book 'Partial Differential Equations': How does it follows that $v^{\epsilon} \in C^{\infty}(\bar{V})$? I could see how $v^{\epsilon} \in ...
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Is it true that $f\in W^{-1,p}(\mathbb{R}^n)$, then $\Gamma\star f\in W^{1,p}(\mathbb{R}^n)$?

I am trying to understand the following paper. In page 1191, in the beggining of the proof of Theorem 2.9. the authors consider the convolution $$v=\Gamma\star f$$ They claim that $v\in ...
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Intuition behind the convolution of two functions

Suppose $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are two functions. What is intuition or idea behind the convolution of $f$ and $g$? After taking the convolution we will get a new function. What is the geometric relation ...
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Proving an integral identity: $\int\nolimits_{-\infty}^\infty x f(x)f(t-x) dx =\frac{t}{2} \int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)f(t-x) dx $

Let $f$ be a nonnegative (probably not needed) function on $\mathbb{R}$ such that for all $t$, $xf(x)f(t-x)$ and $f(x)f(t-x)$ are both integrable in $x$. Is it true that $$ ...
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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 ...
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Limits and convolution

Let $f,g \in L^2(\mathbb{R^n})$, $\{ f_n \}, \{ g_m \} \subset C^\infty_0(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (infinitely differentiable functions with compact support) where $f_n \to f$ in $L^2$, and $g_n \to g$ in ...
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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 half-circle with inverse

I am trying to compute the function: $$f(\lambda)\equiv\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{\sqrt{1-x^2}}{\lambda-x}dx.$$ It arises as the convolution of the semi-circle density with the inverse function. When ...
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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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Proving $\mu\ast K_n\to\mu$

Let $\{K_n\}$ be approximating unit and $\mu\in M(\mathbb{T})$. Show that $\mu\ast K_n\to \mu$ weakly means $$\int f(t)d(\mu\ast K_n)(t)\to\int f(t)d\mu(t)$$ Suppose $\mu\in L^1(\mathbb{T})$, I ...
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Do asymptotically equivalent coefficients survive convolution at least in Θ?

This is a follow-up question to this one where I asked if asymptotic equivalence of coefficients carried over after convolution, resp. why this was not the case. Answerer Daniel Fischer proposed that ...
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Why does convolution not maintain asymptotic equality of coefficients?

Assume I have four (generating) functions $f$, $f'$, $g$ and $g'$. If that is interesting, we can assume that they all share the same radius of convergence $\rho > 0$. In addition, we know that ...
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Does negative distributive property of convolution over cross correlation holds?

Let $\star$ denote convolution binary operation and $\otimes$ denote cross correlation binary operation between two functions. Let $f,g,h$ be functions. Does this negative distribution property ...
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Convolution of an integrable function of compact support with a bump function.

Let $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ be of compact support and $\psi(x)=C \exp(-(1-x^2)^{-1})$ where $C$ is chosen so that $\int_{\mathbb{R}} \psi =1$. Show that the convolution $f*\psi(x)=\int_{\mathbb{R}} ...
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Convolution on group with measure

I was wondering about the generalization of the concept of convolution from the familiar one on real spaces and how many properties still remain. For convolution on Lebesgue-integrable real-valued ...
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Complex filter factorizations

There is a famous low pass filter $[1,2,1]$ in signal processing which can be factored in the sense of a convolution product over the real numbers : $[1,1] * [1,1]$. This is the only way to do it over ...
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Convolution Theorem and Marginal Density Intuition.

In terms of marginal density, how does one know that summing over the $x$ (or rather along the linear line) values for the joint density of $(x,z-x)$ give us the density function of $z$? More ...
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Integrability of Maximal Convolution Operator

Let $f\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ be supported in the unit ball and have mean zero. Let $\phi\in L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})\cap C^{\alpha}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ be a Holder continuous function with exponent ...
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Translations AND dilations of infinite series

Sometimes, when working with infinite series, it's useful to add "dilated" or "translated" versions of the infinite series, term by term, back to the original. There are ways of making this rigorous ...
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Lower bounds of laplace transform of characteristic functions

I have the following integral: \begin{equation} f(\mu) = \int_0^\infty e^{-\mu t}\varphi_X(t)dt \end{equation} where $\varphi_X(t)$ is the characteristic function of some undetermined probability ...
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behaviour of discontinuities after convolution

$f$ is smooth (derivatives of all orders exist) except at $x_1$,$x_2$,$x_3$ where derivatives exist only upto orders of $k_1$,$k_2$,$k_3$ respectively, where $k_i$ is a natural number. Same is the ...
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Using Convolution Theorem to find the Laplace transform

In previous questions I have used Laplace transform to find the inverse Laplace transform. I have worked through this work booklet ...
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Laplacian 2D kernel - is it separable?

I'm wondering if the 2D laplacian kernel 0 1 0 1 -4 1 0 1 0 is also a separable kernel. How can I find that out?
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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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Why matrix representation of convolution cannot explain the convolution theorem?

A record saying that Convolution Theorem is trivial since it is identical to the statement that convolution, as Toeplitz operator, has fourier eigenbasis and, therefore, is diagonal in it, has ...
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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) + ...