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What's the point of Dirac delta function?

I have heard that The main useful property of Dirac delta function is it's fundamental property that $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)\delta(x-a)dx=f(a) $$ I don't understanding why this equation is ...
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Why divide by N (length of input sequence) during IDFT?

During DFT of a input sequence of length N, we find X(k). We find inner product with a basis vector to get the coefficient: X(k) = <x[n], e[k, n]>    |  k = 0, 1, 2, ... ...
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What do the different parameters in a general sinusoidal model physically correspond to?

Considering the following equation for a generalized sinusoidal, $$ y(t) = e^{(a+bt+ct^2)} * e^{j(d+et+ft^2)} $$ what do the parameters $a,b,c,d,e$ and $f$ represent physically?
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LTI system response question

if figure (b) is the output of signal in figure (a) in an LTI system, how can I get the output of another signal (one in figure c) in an LTI system?
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Question about the frequency domain and the fourier transform

if you have a signal say x(t) in continuous time and you transform it using the Fourier transform for continuous time you get X(w) which is the frequency domain representation of this signal x(t). ...
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.mat files and functions that do not return values [on hold]

i have a .mat file as shown.the same data is used in different .mat files.but how it is generating variable val with diiferent sizes and different info? function importfile2(fileToRead1) ...
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equal-variance whitening transform

Out of all the whitening transformations, PCA gives us the one that maximizes the discrepancy in variances, i.e. the components in the PCA basis have the biggest and the smallest variances. How does ...
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analog BANDPASS filter difference equation

does anyone know what is the difference equation for band pass filters in terms of bandwidth,low frequency,high frequency.... I'm trying to design a band pass DISCRETE filter using Mat lab !
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Is it possible to calculate the autocovariance of a DT WSS signal knowing only it's mean and it's linear estimator?

Let's also assume that we know that $C_{xx} [0] = K$ Where $K$ is some constant. I'm trying to figure out if that's possible and if yes how I would get around doing it.
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recovering of time series in SSA

i am trying to reconstruct time series from SSA ,because according to this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_spectrum_analysis there is procedure ...
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Amplitude Spectrum, Nyquist Frequency, mixed/min/max wavelets

The problem is here. Now I know the definition of mixed/max/min phase wavelets, whether the roots lie within the unit circle or not. Starting from n = 1, let $$ x_t = ( 5, 6) $$ $$ X(z) = 5 + 6z $$ ...
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Matlab function that returns samples of random process

Given an autocorrelation function for a random process $X(t)$, how could I write a Matlab function that returns samples of $X(t)$? (specifically $X(n\cdot \Delta t)$, $n=0,1...,N$ where ...
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Autocorrelation and spectral density in MATLAB

This question is threefold. We have an LTI system that is a first degree Butterworth LP filter with the power TF where fu = 110Hz and ...
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Phase vocoder equation

I know I can adjust the frequency of a waveform using a modified version of the sine wave equation amplitude*cos(2*pi*frequency*time+phase) this will allow me to adjust the frequency of a signal. ...
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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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Fourier transform of 1 cycle of sine wave

Consider the signal: $\begin{align*} f(t) &= \sin(\omega t) \tag{$0 \leq t \leq 2\pi/\omega$}\\ &= 0 \tag{elsewhere} \end{align*}$ How to compute the Fourier transform of $f(t)$? I ...
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use relevant wavelet basis for periodic components

i would like to understand how should i use following code for code for detection of uknown frequencies?let us consider following signal ...
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when is phase information protected?

I have general question that when is the phase of a signal protected in time domain and frequency domain and vice versa? can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.
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The fourier transformation of complicated function

What is the Fourier transformation of $\operatorname{sech}(at)\operatorname{exp}(bt^2)$, where $a$ and $b$ are some constant?
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Fourier Transform, Geophysics, Signal Analysis

Geophysics question I don't know if i'm over simplifying it but it says $$ \omega_0 = 2\pi f_0 $$ where $$f_0 = 1/2\pi $$ because that's the frequency of cosine? And that'd just make $\omega_0 = 1$. ...
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is following model stationary?

I am interested if following model is stationary,model is represented by following formula $$ x(n) = \sum_{p=1}^{P} a_p \cos(2\pi f_pn + \phi_p) + \epsilon(n) $$ $n$ is changing from $1$ to $N$, I ...
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HELP needed to invert FFT result vector to measurement value?

I have an FFT output vector [0 0 4-4i 0 0 0 0 0]. While doing the inverse FFT with this by Excel i get as a result [0.5 0.5 -0.5 -0.5 0.5 0.5 -0.5 -0.5]. Can someone help me to explain the ...
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detect largest period in non-harmonic components

let us consider following sinusoidal components $\sin(2\pi 13.5t)+\sin(2\pi 13.99t)+\sin(2\pi 25.3t)+\sin(2\pi 26t)$, clearly this is not periodic in total,because frequencies or periods are not ...
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understanding the convolution in signals and systems

Hi : I've been reading introductions to signals and systems but my background is probability and statistics. In probability, the concept of convolution makes perfect sense to me. If $t$ is a random ...
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Curve Fitting a Cyclical Pattern of Data

I'm analyzing phonological characteristics of the 22 letters used in the Hebrew alphabet, and assigned each letter an enumeration to see if they are organized based on place of articulation: ...
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Transforms with $O(N \log N)$ Complexity

Beside the Discrete Fourier and Walsh-Hadamard operators, are there any non-trivial, bijective operators that admit an evaluation algorithm of $O(N \log N)$ time complexity or better, whose inverses ...
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Fourier transform, what is the signal we're analyzing?

I studied Fourier Transform at university (very basic) and I know that it is a mathematical tool to get the frequencies out of a time signal (of some kind). There's something I have always wondered: ...
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What is the relationship between periodicity in a time domain signal and periodicity in the frequency domain representation of the same signal?

Is it true that the frequency domain representations of signals are always periodic? If so, is there intuition as to why? I'm having some trouble understanding what periodicity in the frequency ...
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Multiplication with the derivative of the dirac delta

I have a function $x(t)$ that I'm multiplying with $\frac{d}{dt}\delta(t-kT)$ I know the property that $\frac{d}{dt}\delta(t-kT) = -\frac{\delta(t-kT)}{t-kT}$, and if I use that: ...
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Average power of a signal

What is the average power of the signal below?
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Should mean be subtracted before conducting singular spectrum analysis (SSA)?

I have read that for the multivariate form you need to subtract the mean and divide by the standard deviation. Is this necessary before performing basic SSA on one signal? Thanks
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How can I calculate distribution of minima of sections of a continuous path (from a stochastic process)?

I have a long slab whose width is defined by a stochastic process, whose complete statistics I am aware of, say. I now cut it into smaller sections of uniform length, and calculate the minimum width ...
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Finding transfer function with Fast Fourier Fransform.

I have two signals with input = a(t) and output = b(t) that have been sampled every 0.01s and as such the fast Fourier transform has been used on both and utilised to produce a transfer function. The ...
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Features of continuous-time sinusoidal signal

How I can find features of sinusoidal signals such as; amplitude, cyclic frequency, radian frequency, period ($T◦$), phase in degrees, phase in radians of an $x(t) = A \cos(2\pi f◦t + \phi)$. I ...
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Determining valid frequency domain DTFT's

This question may or not be off-topic but it concerns Fourier Transforms so I'm assuming it's of some relevance here. One of my problem set questions is... Are the following frequency domain ...
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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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what does the sine function tell you about an input

Intuitively, I'm trying to understand the significance of the input in a sine function. I'm currently, trying to develop intuition behind sinusoids and what the input tells you about the output and ...
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What is the meaning of a continuous curve in the frequency domain?

I am sorry for how rudimentary this question will sound. I approach the frequency domain thinking in discrete terms. The plane is frequency on the x axis and amplitude on they y (ignoring phases). ...
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Getting wiener filter coefficients in Matlab

I need to find two coefficients (w1,w2) for a wiener predictor filter of the signal x(n)=0.65x(n-1)-0.7x(n-2)+v(n) where: ...
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Plot recursive signal in Matlab

I need to create and plot this signal in matlab with 2000 points: x(n) = 0.6530 x(n-1) - 0.7001 x(n-2) + v(n) Where $x(-1)=x(-2)=0$ and $v(n) =$ white noise I ...
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Expressing array response $A(Z) = \sum_{-N}^{N} w_n Z^n$ as sine-function

The array-response of an antenna can be defined as: $$A(Z) = \sum_{-N}^{N} w_n Z^n$$ where $Z = \exp(-i \omega \Delta t) = \exp(-ik\Delta x \sin \alpha)$ According to my textbook, if we let $w_n = ...
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period vs time period of sine wave

It's weird I'm still confused about this, but usually when we figure out the period of a sine wave from its graph, it's in radians. But the true period should be in time, like how fast we are ...
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use wavelet transform to analyze signal

let us suppose that we have following signal ...
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Continuous time signal and Discrete time signal

I know that all periodic continuous time signal have discrete spectral representations, but are all discrete spectral representations periodic in continuous time? Also, can all periodic signals be ...
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Approximate a polynomial function using a sum of sine waves

I have a polynomial function which I need to approximate by a sum of sine waves with constant amplitude along a given domain. From what I hear, this might be a good time to make use of Fourier ...
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Harmonic F statistic

i am interested what does mean Harmonic F statistic in mathematical language?i have search about $F$ statistic and found a lot of explanation,for example like this "**F Statistic The F statistic ...
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Maximizing orthonormal subspace, Signal Processing

Let A any matrix. If we eigen-decompose $A^TA=HDH^T$, where $H$ is unitary and $D$ diagonal, then the columns $H_i$ of $H$ satisfy $$\|AH_1\|^2=\max \frac{\|Ax\|^2}{\|x\|^2}$$ ...
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How do I estimate the derivative of the current position, when I have only values from past to present?

If I have a discrete real-time signal $x[n]$, with its latest value $x[i]$ and all its past values $x[i-t]$, how can I estimate the derivative at $x[i]$?
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How does this phase shift in x-space affect the position of a spectrum in k-space?

I'm working on a new form of signal detection with which I hope to recover both the amplitude and phase of a very small signal. However, doing this requires the use of some Fourier maths that I don't ...
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Kronecker delta

$D=C\cdot V$ ; C and V are both matrices and C is a square by square matrix $C_{ij}=1$ if i=j and $C_{ij}=0$ for $i\neq j$ (Kronecker delta). $\mathcal{F}^{-1} D = \mathcal{F}^{-1} C$ $ * ...