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### Signal processing and algebraic geometry

Signal processing is a pretty huge branch of what I would (maybe wrongly) call electrical engineering. I have heard here and there whispers of interesting connections between signal processing - in ...
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### Best sources on complete transforms (classic orthonormal transforms) and overcomplete transforms in signal processing

In the introduction section of a thesis I read a little about classic orthonormal transforms such as Fourier, discrete cosine and wavelet transforms and their application in signal processing. Then ...
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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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### 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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### 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 the modes of a signal with Laplace transform

If I have a linear dynamical system (assume continuous time for the time being) I can create the transfer function, let's say: $$\frac{1}{(s+a_1)(s+a_2)}$$ and the pole-zero map (this one is for e.g. ...
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### Sampling a Chebyshev polynomial with the discrete cosine transform

I have a Chebyshev polynomial $f$ of degree $n$ in point-value form \begin{align} f&=:S = \left( \left( x_i, y_i \right) \right)_{i=0}^n, \tag{1} \\ x_i &= \cos\left( \frac{i \pi}{n} \right), ...
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### Generating cross-correlated stochastic processes

I am looking for a robust way to represent and generate multiple stochastic processes that contain time and cross-correlations i.e. I am looking at stochastic processes $X_t^{1}$, $X_t^{2}$, $\ldots$, ...
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### Rate of convergence of a Weyl-Heisenberg (Gabor) frame expansion

If $\{g_{m,n}\}$ is a Gabor frame for $L^2(R)$, with window function $g$, and $f \in L^2(R)$, is there a bound on the approximation error of $f$ using a finite subset of the frame? That is, is ...
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### Acceleration/Position signal correction

I have a set of data for a car position, velocity and acceleration. % my data time car_x car_velocity car_acc The problem is that these arrays have error and I ...
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### Fourier coefficients for pattern analysis

There are many areas like, gait analysis, where we recognize persons by analyzing their silhouettes taken while they are at different stages of their walking where analysis also carried on in ...
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### Properties of eigenvectors of a sample covariance matrix?

My apology if the question is not appropriate. For me Eigenvectors are quite a mystery. Does it have any property that we can relate to the matrix it came from? By property I mean something like the ...
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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 start,...