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Sampling theorem.

Let us consider \begin{equation} \hat{f}(x)=\sum_{n\in \mathbb Z}\left\langle\hat{f},e^{i n x}\right\rangle_{L^2[-\pi,\pi]} e^{i n x} \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1) \end{equation} where $\langle g, ...
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Creating intuition about Laplace & Fourier transforms

I've been reading up a bit on control systems theory, and needed to brush up a bit on my Laplace transforms. I know how to transform and invert the transform for pretty much every reasonable function, ...
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Symbolic math engines barf on this ostensibly tractable integral.

$$\frac14 \int_{-M\pi}^{N\pi - s} \cos(tu/M) \cos((t+s)u/M)(1-\cos(t/M))(1-\cos((t+s)/N))\space \mathrm d t$$ with integer $u$. Alpha runs out of time. Maxima gives a tremendous result that can ...
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Detecting the respiratory rate of a breating lung.

I am currently working with some data-sets that represents the movements of a beating heart and breathing lungs. The data-sets are represented as a collection of floats that range from 47 to 51. We ...
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Need a fast algorithm of adaptive convolution

Good morrow, gentlemen! I have to apply some kind of adaptive filter to my function $f(x).$ I present each point of my signal as a Gaussian, whose bandwidth depends on its location (not the point of ...
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Artifacts and low frequencies FFT.

I am working on analyzing a time signal and want to preform a FFT. However I run in to some artifacts at low frequencies. I have managed to reproduce the behavior in a test signal. Given by $S(t) = ...
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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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Recovery of Bandlimited Signals

Let $\Omega > 0$ and denote by $\mathcal{B}_\Omega$ the subspace of $L^2(\Bbb R)$ consisting of signals that are bandlimited to $(-\Omega, \Omega)$. Denote $\mathcal{L}_{\Omega} : L^2(\Bbb R) ...
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Wavelets: Cone Of Influence

While reading this paper I came across the term Cone of Influence which is described as ...
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Exponentials of chi-squared random variables (and their sums)

Let $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$ be a sequence of i.i.d. chi-squared random variables with $t$ degrees of freedom, i.e. $X_i\sim\chi^2_t$. I am wondering what is known about the distribution of ...
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Relationship between DFT and FFT/DTFT

Question 1: Assume we already know $x(t):[0,2\pi]\to\mathbb{R}$'s Fourier series $x[n]_{n=-\infty}^\infty$. Perform DFT on $x[n]_{n=0}^N$. How is the result connected to $x(t)$? WHY? Question 2: ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Reconstructing a signal at twice the bit-rate

I have a discrete-time signal as: $\alpha_l = \sum_k a_k g(lT/2 -k(T+\Delta T))$ where $a_k \in \lbrace\pm 1\rbrace$, $g(t)=\frac {sin(2\pi t/T)}{2\pi t/T}$, $T$ is the bit period, and $\Delta T$ is ...
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Inverse Fast Fourier Transform to find the voltage across a capacitor of a RC circut

Fourier transform of a RC circuit The following example of a RC circuit describes the use of the fourier transform in order to receive the output voltage across the capacitor. My questions ...
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Expectation and convolution question.

I am learning in an image processing course, and the professor did the following: As part of a derivation, has this: What I do not understand, is how he was able to remove $r(i,j)$ to the ...
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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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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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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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Proof of Caratheodory's theorem about the unique determination of a linear combination of sinusoids

Following is a statement of Caratheodory's Theorem about a positivelinear combination of sinusoids :- Any positive linear combination of k sinusoids is uniquely determined by its value at time t ...
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Checking if (discrete) signal is stationary, BIBO stable and

I have this discrete signal y[n] = sum (x[k+1]h[k-1]), where k goes from -inf to +inf. I need to check if this signal is stable, stationary, and if it's invertible, i need to find it's inverse ...
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Lloyd-Max Quantizer Problem

Consider the function $z = x^2 + y^2$ , for $0 \leq x \leq 10$ and $0 \leq y \leq 10$. Take a regular discretization with steps $\Delta x = \Delta y = 0.1$ and its histogram as the probability ...
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MFCC - Why 13 Coefficients

Basically I am trying to computer a MFCC and wondered if you can help. This is the FFT of 1 of the Frames (After I have multiplied the Hamming Window by the Mel Bank Filters) : Here is the DCT of ...
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Understanding Discrete Cosine Transformation

I'm currently working on some software and a key component is 2D DCT. But my question is more general, as I'm trying to understand the DCT in general, let's say from engineers point of view. For ...
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How to solve the recursive relation in Kalman filter?

I was wondering how to solve the Kalman filter's recursive equation (also see the appendix at the end of this post) for the estimated state $\hat{\textbf{x}}_{n|n}$ at time $n$, over discrete times ...
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Scale invariance and $1/f^2$ power spectrum

In the paper Occlusion Models for Natural Images : A Statistical Study of a Scale-Invariant Dead Leaves Model; Lee, A. B. Mumford, D. B. Huang, J.; International Journal of Computer Vision I read ...
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How can I use the time-frequency uncertainty principle?

I have a signal composed of the summation of a set of sine waves of different frequencies. The amplitude of these sub-signals can change so many times a second. I have been told that, if I want to ...
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Singular Value Decomposition

I want to decompose an image $A$ using the Discrete Wavelet Transform and then find the singular values, $S$, such that $A=USV$. I will then do the same to another image such that $B=USV$. I will ...
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Means to classify data streams or compare similarity

Last year I converted some Matlab code into c to run on embedded Linux. I'm an engineer and normally shy away from maths, but this got me thinking about different ways to classify data or compare the ...
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FFT signal post processing

This is more a "post a suggestion" topic rather than a question. And thank you if you are willing to read this whole. I've been studing the code in the Nvidia Cuda SDK regarding how to operate a ...
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Deriving Isosensitivity Functions in ROC space from elementary signal detection parameters

In signal detection, an observer is assigned the task of discerning the presence (or absence) of some signal with accompanying noise. There are four possible outcomes: a hit ($H$), a miss, a false ...
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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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Help in understanding derivation of density function and expectation maximization

I am unable to understand how the density function is derived in this paper Semiblind System Identification with Symbolic Chaotic Sequences The Authors have ...
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Signal-extraction knowing both the sum and the sum of the absolute values of normally distributed variables

I have two normally distributed variables $X∼N(μ_{x},σ_{x}²)$ and $Y∼N(μ_{y},σ_{y}²)$. I can observe both the sum of their values and the sum of their absolute values, i.e. $Z₁=X+Y$ and $Z₂=|X|+|Y|$. ...
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recovering bits from distorted signal

I have a signal: $r(t) = \sum_k a_k g( lT/2 -k(T+\Delta T) )$ where $a_k \in \lbrace\pm 1\rbrace$, $g(t)=\frac {\sin(2\pi t/T)}{2\pi t/T}$, $T/2$ is the sampling period, and $\Delta T$ is a ...
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Averaging and approximation

I read a paper reference at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.1764.pdf that if we average a set $V=\{V(t_0,\nu_0), V({t_1,\nu_1),..., V(t_n,\nu_n)}\}$; with $V(t_i,\nu_i)=e^{i\sigma(t_i,\nu_i)}$ then we can ...
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Estimation of Linear Projection

Given a linear system: $Y=AX+W$ Where: $X$ is the input signal of size $N \times K$ $Y$ is the output signal of size $M \times K$ $A$ is a projection of size $M\times N$; with $M >> N$ $W$ ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform by hand

I have an assignment where I'm given the DFT of a sequence $x[n]$ as $X[k]=\{4,3,2,1,0,1,2,3\}$ and also $$y[n] = \left\{ \begin{array}[cc] xx[n/2] & \text{if n is even} \\ 0 & ...
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Bound on Signal Amplitude for subspace methods (MUSIC, ESPRIT)

MUSIC and ESPRIT are methods that use subspace decomposition to identify signal Parameters. Subspace decomposition is achieved either by SVD or Eigen Value Decomposition. Subspace decomposition ...
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Cross-talk filter with known source

Hello fellow Stackers, This question was also posted on StackOverflow, but perhaps this is a more suitable location for this question. I currently work in an experimental rock mechanics lab, and when ...
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Fourier Interpolation

I have this Equation, that I modeled from my measurements and simulations. $I^{exp}_{l,m} = (\mathbf{F}^{H}.\mathbf{A}.I^{true})_{l,m}$; $H$ is the Hermitian transpose and $\mathbf{F}^{H}$ is a block ...
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choose correct variant of signal/noise ratio calculation

let us consider following sinusoidal model ...
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understanding discrete-time convolution

I'm trying to understand the discrete-time convolution for LTIs and its graphical representation. standard explanations (like: this one) start with the idea of decomposing an input signal $x[t]$ into ...
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Is there a standard way for modeling a Kalman filter where the measurements are obtained from differences?

Consider for simplicity a Kalman filter applied to the one-dimensional state space model $x_{n}=f_{n}x_{n-1}+q_{n}$ $y_{n}=h_{n}x_{n}+r_{n}$ with white noise errors. Assume that $r_n=e_n-e_{n-1}$ ...
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Do 2 timeseries represent the input better than one?

I only have a very basic familiarity with signal processing and information theory so I'm sorry if this is a very straight forward question. I have a very brief input signal and two timeseries as ...
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Solution to iterative equation with floor operation

This question is motivated by the following signal processing problem. Suppose there is a source, which produces vectors of data of length $N_s$, and a filter (or other subsystem) that accepts ...
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Function with bounded derivative as ODE

Given a function $x(t)$, I am looking for a function $y(t)$ which closely follows $x(t)$ except that its derivative must be bounded by a constant $c$, i.e. $\dot{y} \leq c$. Is there a way to describe ...
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number of possible component in sinusoidal model

suppose that we have following model $y[t]=A_1(sin(\omega_1*t+\phi_1)+A_2*sin(\omega_2*t+\phi_2)+....+A_p*sin(\omega_p*t+\phi_p)$+$z(t)$ my question is not related how to determine number of ...
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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 !