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A linear system operates on inputs with only linear operators so the response to a complex input can be analysed as the sum of the response to a set of simpler inputs. This mathematical property makes the analysis of linear systems much simpler than non-linear systems where this summation or ...

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### How can I separate three noise sources?

This is the system I am trying to characterize I have three uncorrelated noise sources. I am trying to characterize all three noise sources, and more important find out what the original noise ...
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### How to modify an LTI differential equation to be acausal or anti-causal?

I'm trying to wrap my head around causality in LTI-systems. Considering continuous time only, I'm happy with the fact that the system is causal iff the impulse response function $h(t)=0$ for $t<0$. ...
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### Why can adding delay improve the phase fit in fitting complex transfer functions?

When you fit an IIR filter to a complex transfer function you can use a delay to get a stable filter and improve the fitting results in your phase response. Can anyone explain me the reason for this ...
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### $\mathcal Z$-transform ROC

Let's say I have a $\mathcal Z$-transform that represents some transfer function and its has some ROC. My question is how do I know if this system is causal? I know that if the ROC contains the ...
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### Conditions for expressing a system as difference equation

I have read when studying this subject that a system is LTI and causal if and only if it can be expressed as a difference equation (if it is in continuos time, as a differential one). I don't know if ...
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### LTI system response to periodic input

I'm trying to find the zero-state response (ZSR) of an LTI system to a one sided periodic input, like a square wave that is equals to zero for $t < 0$. I know that I can use the Fourier series of ...
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### How to validate an estimated model in case of output-only data (in frequency domain)?

Before moving to the actual question, I would like to emphasize on the following points (maybe they are obvious to some of you, but I still would like to list them, since they make the difference): ...
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### Proving conditions for controllability

Let's say I have the following LTI system: $$\dot{x}(t) = \mathbf{A} x(t) + \mathbf{B} u(t)$$ I need to somehow show the following is true or false (proof): This system is controllable if and only ...
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### How to add single wavelength discrimination to the Kutulakos & O'Toole paper on a generalized Light Transport Matrix system

I wish to add single wavelength discrimination to the excellent paper Transport-Aware Imaging, Proceedings of SPIE Vol 9376, 937606 @ 2015 SPIE ,authored by Professor Kiriakos Kutulakos and Ph.D ...
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### How does one calculate a pole-zero plot?

To my understanding, pole-zero plots are used to analyze or visualize transfer functions. Suppose there is some very simple system, for example a simple low-pass filter (so it is linear and time-...