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### Error bounds in representing a vector using a truncated Moore-Penrose biorthogonal basis

I was reading and trying to reproduce the results in the arXiv preprint of Periodic Gabor Functions with Biorthogonal Exchange: A Highly Accurate and Efficient Method for Signal Compression by Asaf ...
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### Given a Poisson-noisy signal, what is the noise distribution of its Fourier transform?

Disclaimer: I'm not a mathematician, but here's my attempt at a mathy version of my question Start with a noiseless, discretely sampled expected signal $I(x_n)$. Construct a Poisson-noisy measurement ...
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### Fourier analysis of an exponential function review

I am working through and reviewing some of the examples presented on Fourier analysis from a Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems book. In one of the examples, the author goes through the ...
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### calculating an incoherence property

With respect to Matrix Completion and Compressive Sampling (CS) I'm trying to understand how to calculate an incoherence property μ between two bases Φ and Ψ. Getting this incoherence is important ...
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### Applying a Kalman filter to a WiFi power signal

I have created an app that uses the power of a WiFi signal to determine distance to the WiFi access point. Problem with that power reading is that it is not very stable. I have been looking into ...
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### fitting the content of an elliptical region in an image into the equivalent stretched circle

Assuming that I know the ellipse parameters (the major/minor axis, theta and the centre), and I could get the equivalent circle of this ellipse (I mean the equivalent x and y positions of the pixels ...
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### Prove that Unit Impulse Function Integral is equal to one? [duplicate]

Unit impulse function is one of the special functions which is widely used in the field of signal processing. It has nice properties that helps in some situations specially its sifting property. But ...
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### Continous wavelet transform and shannon Entropy.

Note: I have asked the same question on signal processing forum,but didn't get any answer. so it might be more like a math or physics question. Hope you don't consider it as cross-post. I am trying to ...
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### circle affine transformation

I am trying to convert a region of pixels surrounded by an ellipse into an equivalent stretched circle.This basically means affine transformation. Assume I want to extract the region in light blue ...
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### Convolution of indicator function with itself

A paragraph in Mallat's "A wavelet tour of signal processing" says: Spline Dyadic Wavelets A box spline of degree $m$ is a translation of $m+1$ convolutions of $\mathbf{1}_{[0,1]}$ with itself. ...
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### Finding period of a periodic function

I am having some trouble finding the period of this function: $$W(\omega) = \frac{\sin[(2N +1)\omega \Delta t / 2]}{(2N + 1)\sin[\omega \Delta t /2]}$$ Here $N$ is an integer, $\omega$ is angular ...
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### Why is the DTFT (Discrete Time Fourier Transform) unique to each input?

As the title implies. I know the DFT of a signal is unique due to the matrix, but can anyone give a solid explanation as to why the DTFT is unique for each signal input? Thanks for your time!
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### Find the maximum of an integral function with respect to another function

I'm facing this statistical data analysis problem, where I have to maximize a certain statistic in order to find the optimal filtering function. I'm a little bit out of practice with the mathematics ...
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### Calculate phase and amplitude of a sampled sine wave

I have an electronics project where I sample two sine waves. I would like to know what the amplitude (peak) and difference in phase is. Actually I just need to know the average product of the two ...
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### How to derive this frequency response?

Given this difference equation $y(k)$ ... $$y(k) = \frac{1}{K^2} \sum_{m = k-K+1}^k \; \sum_{n = m-K+1}^m x(n) - \frac{1}{L^2} \sum_{m = k-L+1}^k \; \sum_{n = m-L+1}^m x(n)$$ ... how does one derive ...
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### Paley Wiener Theorem on sinc function

Use the Paley-Wiener theorem to argue that, although ${\rm sinc}\left(t\right)$ is bandlimited, ${\rm sinc}\left(t^{3}\right)$ is not. Explain how the above result allows reconstruction of some non-...
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### Fourier Series coefficients/Trigonometric functions

I need some help about finding the Fourier Series coefficient of the given signal; $$x(t) = \sin(10\pi t + \frac {\pi}{6} )$$ I know that, $$a_{k} = \frac{1}{T}\int_{0}^{T} x(t)e^{-jkw_{0}t}dt$$ ...
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### Generating points from a standard Gaussian

I'm new to Gaussian distributions and I'm trying to generate say, $N$ points from a $M$ dimensional standard gaussian. What does this mean? How would I do this in matlab?
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### Data preprocessing

How would you preprocess 2 dimensional data to have 0 mean? Say you have a matrix $M$ that is $p \times q$. Would you calculate the mean of each row, get a vector of length $q$ and subtract each ...
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### Whitening matrix for Fast ICA

I have a matrix $X$ with dimension say $m \times n$ with $m> n$. I am trying to whiten this matrix in matlab by first taking the $C= \operatorname{covariance}(X)$ followed by eigenvalue ...
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### Relationship between 2 sinusoidal signal data sets?

I'm trying to relate a near shore tidal signal (point A) to 3 points along a long model boundary (points B C D). I want to possibly have a relationship between B C D with which we can convert A ...
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### Fourier Series Coefficient of a given signal

$${\rm x}\left(t\right) = \sum_{k = -\infty}^{\infty}\left[\delta\left(t-\dfrac{k}{3}\right) + \delta\left(t-\dfrac{2k}{3}\right)\right]$$ I need to find the Fourier series coefficient of x(t). I ...
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### How do you compute the Fourier Transform of this Unit-Impulse Function?

I have been given this problem from a textbook (not homework, trying to study for an exam. The goal is to find the Fourier transform of this function. $\sum_{k=0}^\infty a^k*\delta(t-kT), |a|<1$ ...
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### Fourier Transform over function depend on time and frequency

In my task I need to perform Inverse Fourier Transform from spectrum that depend on time and frequency arguments simultaneously. E.g., I have a discrete spectrum of some function $S(t, f)$ with $2N$ ...
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### Omitting part of Frequency domain, Fourier Transform, Image Processing

In my Image and Signal Processing lecture, the Professor said that if every other column of the frequency domain of an image is zeroed out, then the reconstructed image is aliased. (along the x-axis) ...
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### Why arctan equal to -90 degrees?

Can somebody show me why $$-\arctan\left(\frac{2\pi}{1-\cos(2\pi)}\right)$$ equals to $-90^\circ$ degrees? Thanks.
$$g(t)=\int\limits_{-\infty}^{\infty}g(f)e^{i\omega t}df$$ $g(t)$ is a function of time, $g(f)$ is a function of frequency, $e^{i\omega t}$ represent wave, and $\omega = 2\pi f$, the angular ...