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Frequency response of a linear, shift-variant system

I am working my way through recorded lectures and a textbook related to DSP, and have come across a question that I am not sure how to answer. This is probably just due to how new I am to these ...
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Determine a time signal from another time signal

The given time signal is: $$u(t) = -3\sigma(t+4) + 6\sigma(t) - 3\sigma(t-4)$$ The same signal can be describes with the following mathematical relation between $u(t)$ and $u_1(t)$: $$u(t) = ...
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Fourier spectrum reflected across origin and Nyquist frequency

Recently I've been trying to figure out what's the point of negative frequencies produced by the fourier transform. One answer was it's just there to make calculations more elegant. It could be ...
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integration and convolution

Please can some one help me on the following integration. $$ G(\nu)=\frac{1}{\Delta t}\int_{t_a - \frac{\Delta t}{2}}^{t_a + \frac{\Delta t}{2}} f(t_a -t)e^{-2\pi\nu it}dt $$ where ...
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Can wavelets be used for texture discrimination?

I've recently been studying wavelet analysis with a view to differentiating certain areas of texture images where the texture differs from the background pattern (which is quite random); for example a ...
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Scaling for Matlab fft operation?

I have a $N$ complex signal samples (QPSK) and I am creating an OFDM signal. When I am doing a IFFT operation in matlab, I use following command: $$Y=(dft/sqrt(N))*ifft(X),$$ where $X$ is the input ...
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interpreting the multivariate Kalman filter update equations

consider a multi-dimensional Kalman filter model with these state transition and measurement probabilities: $P(x_{t+1} | x_{t}) = Normal(Fx_{t}, \Sigma_{x})$ $P(z_{t} | x_{t}) = Normal(Hx_{t}, ...
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Simple proof for a continuous-time linear system and impulse $\delta$?

From Schaum's Outlines of Signals & Systems: Let's work with continuous-time signals. Let $T$ be a linear time-invariant system (LTI). Input $x(t)$ can be expressed as $x(t) = ...
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Mathematically compare two sets of oscillatory data

I need to compare two sets of oscillatory data from a biological process. The data is quite noisy. Both sets have a similar frequency spectrum. I wonder what is the appropriate mathematical tool to ...
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Calculate f(t) if I have its power spectral density

I have a power spectral density of a function, which is S(w) = 1/(1+w²) + d(w-2) + d(w+2) W is omega (rad) d is an impulse I want to calculate f(t) which is the signal that has this power spectral ...
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Why is $\cos((\omega+\alpha\cos(\omega' t))t)$ the wrong model for frequency modulation?

So I was trying to program vibrato, or freqency modulation, naively using the model: $$\cos((\omega + \alpha\cos(\omega' t))t)$$ Where $\alpha \lt \omega$ and $\omega' \ll \omega$. For practical ...
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Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem Counter Example?

I was learning about the Nyquist theorem regards signal processing the area of interest which I will rephrase below: Given a signal lasting infinitely long with a maximum frequency of f, then you can ...
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integral with respect to the point measure [closed]

We have integral $$\int_0^tf(t-u)dX(u)$$ where $X(u)$ is random point process( or at least renewal process). Also it is known that $f(t)\sim t^{-\alpha},$ $0<\alpha<1$ as $t\rightarrow \infty$. ...
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Discrete Time Fourier Transform of the signal represented by $x[n] = n^2 a^n u[n]$

I have a homework problem that I am just not sure where to start with. I have to take the Discrete Time Fourier Transform of a signal represented by: $$x[n] = n^2 a^n u[n]$$ given that $|a| < ...
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Is this function/series periodic?

$$f(t)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty}(-1)^kp_{0.5}(t-2k)$$ Recall: $$p_{\Delta}=\begin{cases}\frac{1}{\Delta},&0\leq t\leq\Delta\\0&\text{ otherwise.}\end{cases}$$ Is the function periodic? If ...
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EZW parent-child relation

I’m trying to learn the EZW principle. I’m having trouble understanding the parent-child relationship. In my case, I want to use it on a 1 dimensional signal. So, let’s say for example a signal of 4 ...
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How are sinusoids and roots of unity related to each other?

The discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is often teached as being a transform that decomposes a given signal or sequence of numbers into sinusoids with frequencies $\large\frac{k}{N}$ where $k \in [0, ...
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Absolute value in exponential, signal energy?

How can this give this result? Isn't the absolute of $(e^(-2*t))$ always 1?
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Detection theory - Sensitivity, Specificity - in Multi-Detection scenario

I am working in computer vision and have this scenario: For each frame of a video sequence I have the following: Image with a resolution of width * height discrete pixel locations. List of ...
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Which topics in maths should I know before I dive into programming for image processing?

I am a student who wants to start out with programming for Image processing but as I do not have a good mathematical background(I haven't studied A-level Maths) I would like to know what are the ...
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a window slides over a sinusoid, which calculation on window of length p/4 always returns a maximum value compared to other window lengths?

We have a set of discretely sampled points that are on a sinusoid, in this case its period is 40: If we have windows of different lengths that slide over this time series, like this little ...
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Show that for a real impulse response function the response to a sine input is …

Working on this problem on linear invariant systems in signal processing, but unsure if I've got the right answer: Show that for a real impulse response function of $H(\omega)$, the response to a ...
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Changing a sigmoid curve to have an adjustable point of inflection

I am trying to an implement an adjustable Sigmoid curve such as in the YouTube video here. I found a potentially good candidate: $$f_k(x) = \frac{\left(x-x\cdot k\right)}{k-\left|x\right|\cdot 2\cdot ...
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How to calculate wavelet energy?

Part of my assignment about signal processing says the following: Compute the Discrete Wavelet Transform for the input signals Group the wavelet coefficients in trees growing across scales ...
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How to reconstruct a sparsely sampled multiperiodic function?

I have $m$ oscillators, where $m$ is unknown, with periods $\vec p = p_1, p_2, \ldots, p_{m}$. Each of the oscillators $j$ has associated with it a vector of sine coefficients $\vec A_j$ and angle ...
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Implementing 1D Discrete Wavelet Transform in Matlab

I'm trying to write my own version of the Discrete Wavelet Transform using the bior4.4 filters. I think my implementation is not properly working yet, because whenever I input a signal and a number ...
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Why is the maximum value of cross-correlation achieved at similar section?

I'm a bit confused and probably need some sleep. When trying to find a short signal inside a long one (or the delay), it's almost a trivial fact that we should look for the maximal valued coefficient ...
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The probability that a process signals (simple conditional probability)

I have this problem (from Montgomery's Applied Probability and Statistics, 5th Edition, problem 2-145, if anyone wants to see the original problem) but it's long, so for the sake of brevity I'll give ...
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Is this signal band-limited?

I'm self-learning signal processing now, and I've run into this question about band-limited signals: Consider the signal $x(t) = 1$ for $0 \leq t \leq T$ and $0$ otherwise. I've found that its ...
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Laplace transform of $f(t)=te^{-t}\sin(2t)$

I was asked to find the Laplace transform of the function $\displaystyle f(t)=te^{-t}\sin(2t)$ using only the properties of Laplace transform, meaning, use clever tricks and the table shown at ...
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Improvement of Minimum description length (MDL) estimate.

I earnestly request apology if this question is inappropriate for the forum. The question has two parts one technical and the other is not technical. I would appreciate any response. Let me consider ...
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Why is a wave with high FM aperiodic?

I was playing with sound synthesis in a program I wrote and I had a wave of the form $\sin(2\cdot\pi\cdot(f_c+\sin(2\cdot\pi\cdot f_m \cdot t)) \cdot t) $ So, just simple frequency modulation. When ...
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From Orthogonal vectors to Useful Bivector

If we have set of orthogonal vectors (X) can we form a set of orthogonal bivectors from that set? I am trying to find if there is a way to get 'more information' from an orthogonal matrix by some ...
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Finding the coefficients of an MA(1) process given the expectation and variance.

The following is preparation of an exam I have coming up, any help would be appreciated. An MA(1) process is selected to model a stationary time series $\{ X_t \}$. We are given the lag one ...
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Minimum Phase Filter

Suppose we want to find the minimum phase filter of a causal system with system function $H(z)=z^{-1}−0.3$. The minimum phase filter is $H_1(z)=1−0.3z^{−1}$ (by taking the zero to its conjugate ...
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Sine wave from fos + simple signal

I have a first order system $\frac {1}{(s+c)}$ and a signal of the form $\sum_{k=0}^\infty (-1)^{k}e^{-2ks}a(\frac{1-e^{-2s}}{s}- be^{-s}(\frac{1-e^{-s}}{s^2})) $ i.e a periodic signal of a square ...
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Fourier transform on trig wave

Find the fourier transform for signal in this picture (sorry for the bad quality) Could it be done like this? The signal is a sum of two triangular waves that are each delayed. ...
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Sufficiently rich signals

I know that a signal is sufficiently rich of order $n$ when it "includes" at least $\dfrac{n}{2}$ different frequencies. This is intuitive when we are talking about a sine but what about other kind of ...
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exponential term evaluation doesn't make sense in this example

I am studying for my final and doing some practice questions, but I am confused by something: Here the solution says k at 0 we get N/2, but there is no way that answer is correct. If k is at 0 the ...
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Verifying by Signal Energy Method?

There's a question in my signal processing textbook that says: Verify that $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} sinc^2 (kx)dx = \frac{\pi}{k}$ by signal energy method. I'm unsure what "signal energy method" ...
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Peak absolute variation of a Band-Limited Process around its current sample for a given horizon T

Is it straightforward to find a bound on the maximum possible absolute variation around the mean or the last sample of a band-limited process for a given time horizon like $T$? More specifically, how ...
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How to use trigonometric Fourier series to verify this result

I'm studying signal processing. I've found the associated Fourier Series for a message $m(t)$ = $t^2$ over the interval $[-1, 1]$ with period $T = 2$. However, I'm then asked to verify that ...
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Why does one compute the power spectrum of an image from the Fourier transform of its autocorrelation and from the square of its spectrum?

image: f(x,y) fourier transform of f is F(u,v) my Goal is to compute its power spectrum. [denoted by P(u,v)] the first way to compute is by using the magnitude of fourier transform: ...
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What happens to fourier transform of the sampled output of pure sinusoidal input of 26kHz if sampled with 44.1kHz sample frequency?

Because pure sinusoidal signal only contains impulses, I was wondering what happens to the fourier transform of the sample output from the sinusoidal input of $26$kHz if the sampling is done with ...
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hamming window eqation formula problem

can anybody know when to take hamming window equation $$w(n) = 0.54-0.46\cos(2\pi n/M)$$ or $$w(n) = 0.54+0.46\cos(2\pi n/M)$$ i am confused between $+$ and $-$ sign.. which sign wil be considered ...
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Solving convolution $f(t)*g(t)$ where $f(t) = u(t) - u(t-2)$ and $g(t) = e^{-2t}u(t)$ where $u(t)$ is heaviside step function

How does one solve convolution $f(t)*g(t)$ where $f(t) = u(t) - u(t-2)$ and $g(t) = e^{-2t}u(t)$ where $u(t)$ is heaviside (unit) step function? I tried using Fourier transform of both functions to ...
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Determine the filter order required for a checvshev filter design.

A highpass IIR digital filter is required to meet the following specifications....... I am not sure what the values of A-passband and A-stopband are.
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Can a rectangular pulse be understood as a normal distributed pulse?

Can a rectangular pulse be understood as a pulse with a normal distribution, like a gaussian pulse? In signal-processing there are some specific properties for gaussian pulses. I wondered if you can ...
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Do you know any f(x) formulas for quasi-random signal generation?

I wonder, if there are any f(x) formulas for quasi-random XY signal generation, which shows no signs of periodicity, or is similar to such electrophysiological signal as EEG (example below). ...
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Why are there so many different symbols to represent the Heaviside (unit step) function

In signal processing, the unit step function is typically written as $u(t)$. In other references though I have seen it represented as $H(t)$ and even $\theta(t)$. The unit impulse is fairly ...