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Looking for a Calculus Textbook

I want to start signal processing and I need a book that satisfies my mathematical requirements: I am in the third grade of high school and I don't know any useful thing about limit, differential, ... ...
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What's the difference between $\mathbb{R}^2$ and the complex plane?

I haven't taken any complex analysis course yet, but now I have this question that relates to it. Let's have a look at a very simple example. Suppose $x,y$ and $z$ are the Cartesian coordinates and ...
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Rapid approximation of $\tanh(x)$

This is kind of a signal processing/programming/mathematics crossover question. At the moment it seems more math-related to me, but if the moderators feel it belongs elsewhere please feel free to ...
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Describing a Wave

I have this wave in front of me, and I am to describe this into a math description such as its function that is equivalent to representing this wave. I have no idea how to start and could use some ...
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How can I interpret “energy” in signals?

I am learning about various signal processing methods in my university course, and I can't seem to grasp what 'energy' in signals represent. I mean, I know that it is the integral of the absolute ...
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Combining bins of FFT ouput

I was trying to combine output of a $2n$ point Real FFT to generate custom FFT bins. For example the FFT generates components at equally spaced frequencies $f_0,f_1,f_2 ...f_{n-1}$ $f_0$ = ...
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Fourier transform of $\left|\frac{\sin x}{x}\right|$

Is there a closed form (possibly, using known special functions) for the Fourier transform of the function $f(x)=\left|\frac{\sin x}{x}\right|$? $\hspace{.7in}$ I tried to find one using ...
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Qualitative interpretation of Hilbert transform

the well-known Kramers-Kronig relations state that for a function satisfying certain conditions, its imaginary part is the Hilbert transform of its real part. This often comes up in physics, where ...
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Simplifying the expressions for the magnitude and phase of a Fourier transform

$$h[n] = 2( \delta[n-2]-\delta[n-1]-\delta[n-3])$$ i computed my frequency response and i have this now: $$H[e^{j \omega}] = 2[ e^{-2 j \omega} - e^{-j \omega}-e^{-3 j \omega}]$$ $$H[e^{j \omega}] = ...
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Zero-padding data for FFT

If I take a discrete Fourier transform of $\{ c_1, c_2, \ldots, c_n\}$ where $n$ is prime, I am rather limited in the FFT algorithms available to me and their performance. Additionally, having ...
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Detecting periodicity in point processes

I have data from a periodic one dimensional point process representing the times of events which is also mixed in with lots of data that I regard as noise. The total number of points is of order one ...
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Analysing an optics model in discrete and continuous forms

A discrete one-dimensional model of optical imaging looks like this: $I(r) = \sum_i e_i P(r - r_i)$ Here, the $e_i$ are point light sources at locations $r_i$ in the object and $P$ is a point spread ...
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Can the differentiating and squaring process in the cochlea explain a reported dichotic stimulation experiment?

On this math.stackexchange on url What is Octave Equivalence? in an answer on the related ( octave equivalence ) question is stated: Mathematically, this signifies that the mammalian cochlea ...
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Is this a square wave signal?

i have a decomposition of a square wave signal: $$ y = \frac{4h}{\pi}(\sin(x) + \frac{1}{3}\sin(3x) + \frac{1}{5}\sin(5x) + ...) $$ I computed the fundamental wave and 2 harmonic waves: $$ U_{r0} = ...
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Asymptotic result on quadratic variation of a semi-martingale linear functional estimator

In the same context of this previous question. Consider $$ \mathcal E^{(n)}_t := \sqrt{n}(\widehat\Lambda_n(\phi)_t - \Lambda(\phi)_t )$$ I desire to prove that $$ \left \langle \mathcal ...
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What does upside down “v” ($\wedge$) mean in this equation?

I have a simple question, but it is hard to google it. I have this equation here: $$y(t, x) = \sum_{i=1}^{d}(|x_i| \wedge t)^{2} $$ Here $x$ is a size $d$ signal and $t$ is just a scalar. I am not ...
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MATLAB interpretation of Xcorr2 - Cross Correlation function

I have two vectors of matching lengths. They are readings from two different sensors (one is from a smartphone and the other is from a wiimote) of the same hand movement. I am trying to find the time ...