Questions tagged [continuous-signals]

A continuous signal or a continuous-time signal is a varying quantity (a signal) whose domain, which is often time, is a continuum.

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What are advantages of having higher sampling rate of a signal?

Being a non signal processing science student I have limited understanding of the concepts. I have a continuous periodic bearing faulty signal (with time amplitudes) which are sampled at $12\textrm{ ...
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Deconvolution of 1D Signals Blurred by a Gaussian Kernel

I have convolved a random signal with a a Gaussian and added noise (Poisson noise in this case) to generate a noisy signal. Now I would like to deconvolve this noisy signal to extract the original ...
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Deriving the Fourier transform of cosine and sine

In this answer, Jim Clay writes: ... use the fact that $\mathcal F\{\cos(x)\} = \frac{\delta(w - 1) + \delta(w + 1)}{2}$ ... The expression above is not too different from $\mathcal F\{{\cos(2\pi ...
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How poles are related to frequency response

I have recently fallen into fallacy, considering pole s=1 as there is infinite response at frequency 1. Yet, response was only 1. Now, can you derive the frequency response, given the poles? ...
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3D wiggle plot for an analytic signal: Heyser corkscrew/spiral

Just reading The Analytic Impulse, A. Duncan, 1988, I met the name "Heyser corkscrew" for the first time in my DSP life, for a 3D display of a cisoid or complex exponential $e^{i\omega }$ (often ...
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Confusion in CT Fourier Transform Proof

I am confused trying to understand the Proof of Fourier Transform from Oppenheim book Signals and Systems. I am pasting the equations directly from the book: $$\widetilde{x}(t)=\sum_{k=-\infty}^{+\...
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How to calculate the mean/center frequency of the spectrum?

Assume that the Fourier Transform of $x(t)$ is $X(j\omega)$. And I want to calculate the $\bar{\omega}$ which is the center freqency in the spectrum ( the highest). And a classmate tells me this ...
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Are there alternatives to the bilinear transform?

When designing a digital filter based on an analog filter we usually use the bilinear transform. To approximate a discrete transfer function $D_a(z)$ from analog (continuous) transfer function $A(s)$ ...
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Mathematically Inclined Signal and Systems / Signal Processing Book Recommendations

I'm an electronics engineering student with high inclination to analysis and pure mathematics. I was just wondering if there was any book ( or any resource ) that treats signal and systems and signal ...
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What is the difference between continuous, discrete, analog and digital signal?

It's my first time studying DSP and I've faced a problem finding a convenient definition. Are the following definitions correct? And if so why there are some resources defining it in other terms such ...
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Using continuous verses discrete wavelet transform in digital applications

I am familiar with much of the mathematical background behind wavelets. However when implementing algorithms on a computer with wavelets I am less certain about whether I should be using continuous or ...
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What is the intuition behind convolution? [duplicate]

I have been using convolution for finding outputs of various systems .I know how to use it.But I still don't know what does convolution exactly means? how one can define convolution ?
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When convolving two functions that are constants in a region and 0 everywhere else, where does the integration start?

Heads up, this is for homework. I never took a signals and systems course, so I'm behind on this stuff. I want to compute the convolution of two rectangular regions. I know the standard equation ...
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How to analyse the sound of Motor

I have a motor, that I want to analyse, using its sound, so I can its 'character' I was using the the simple fft, and figured out, that it wouldn't help, so I tried the order analysis, at least I ...
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The difference between convolution and cross-correlation from a signal-analysis point of view

I am trying to understand the difference between convolution to cross-correlation. I have read an understood This answer. I also understand the picture below. But, in terms of signal processing, (a ...
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For an LTI system, why does the Fourier transform of the impulse response give the frequency response?

I know that for a given system, the Fourier transform of its impulse response gives its frequency response. I want to find where this property comes from, but haven't been able to find if it's a ...
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Proof of time-invariance of continuous-time system

I have a system with the following input/output relation: $$ y(t)=x(-t) $$ and I want to prove (not graphically/draw) that its not TI (time invariant). I tried to write down $y(t-T)$ and compare ...
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$2\pi$ periodicity of discrete-time Fourier transform

In my signals and systems course, we have learned that the discrete-time Fourier transform is $2\pi$ periodic, but the continuous-time Fourier transform is not periodic in general. For reference, we ...
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Fourier Transform Identities

We know the below, $$ \mathscr{F}\big\{x(t)\big\}=X(f) \tag{1} $$ $$ \mathscr{F}\big\{x(-t)\big\}=X(-f) \tag{2} $$ $$ \mathscr{F}\big\{x^*(t)\big\}=X^*(-f) \tag{3} $$ Now, if for some signal $$ x(-...
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Time invariance of a System

I have this small question about the time invariance of a system. Which is: If the current output is multiplied by the current input (see both are variables) will the system be time variant or time ...
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Sampling theorem and signals explained to a mathematician

Let $f:\left(-\frac T2,\frac T2\right)\to\mathbb{R}$ for some $T>0$. The Fourier coefficients of $f$ are $$\left\{\begin{matrix}a_0&=&\displaystyle\frac 1T\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}g(t)\;dt\\a_k&...
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Sampling signal after root raised cosine

I am generating series of 1 and 0. then pulse shaped them with root raised cosine and after than deciding to do match filtering and recovering the bits however it turns out that I am not getting the ...
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Is the system represented by the equation $y(t) = x(2t)$ time invariant?

I came across this problem in the text book Signals and Systems - Oppenheim (Example-1.16). To solve this, I followed the following algorithm (described in the book earlier for a separate problem): $...
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Convert normalized frequency to real frequency in AR model

Let us suppose that we have modeled signal using AR model, and suppose we have following model: I used spectral estimation function from MATLAB pyulear Now ...
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Why doesn't sampling a periodic continuous-time signal yield a periodic discrete-time signal?

I have been studying signals and systems lately and I have came across the following claim: The uniform sampling of a periodic continuous-time signal may not be periodic! Can someone please ...
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Sinusoid with increasing frequency

How would you describe this signal? It's like a sinusoid but as if its frequency was constantly increasing: could you write down a mathematical description? Thanks. And no, this is not homework...
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Linear Constant Coefficient Differential Equations: Zero-Input and Zero-State responses

The solution to a linear constant coefficient differential equation of the form $$\sum_{k = 0}^{N} a_k y^{(k)} (t) = \sum_{k = 0}^{M} b_k x^{(k)} (t)$$ can be written as $y(t) = y_{ZI} (t) + y_{ZS} (t)...
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Why cosine is not an eigen signal?

According to this website: If the output of a system has the same type as its input signal, then the input signal is referred to as the eigen function of the system. but in this question it is ...
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Detect signals degree of imbalance

I have got this question: let's suppose that I have three signals, representative of the same variable, but taken on three different component of a same device; in my case, three load signals, ...
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Is convolution distributive over multiplication?

Is there any formula or expansion for $$a(t)*[b(t) \cdot c(t)]$$ $$a(t) \cdot[b(t)*c(t)]$$ where $*$ denotes the convolution? By expansion I mean something like $a(t)\cdot[b(t)+c(t)]=a(t)b(t)+a(t)...
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Energy of Sinc function

How to find energy of sinc function $x(t) = \frac{\sin \pi t}{\pi t}$ with out the help of Fourier transform or Parseval's theorem?
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Understanding the frequency domain [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand what frequency domain is. I found general explanations on the Internet, for example: frequency-domain graph shows how much of the signal lies within each given frequency band ...
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Ideal BandPass Filter

Let suppose x(t)=$\sum\limits_{k=-∞}^∞ R(t-kT)$ $R(t) = \begin{cases}1 &[0,2T] \\ 0 & \text{otherwise} \end{cases}$ x(t) is the input to an ideal bandpass filter with $\text{BandWidth} = \...
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“chirp” with arbitrary period

Say you have a linear chirp, which is a bit like a sinusoid with a gradually increasing period, but instead of the linearly increasing period, could you pick an arbitrary value, like the red line in ...
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Filter coefficients for colored noise Voss Algorithm

If I use a generic filter for generating colored noise like pink,brown,white then how do I modify this statement and how do I know what are the coefficients to be used in AR model for different noise....
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Analog signal can be discrete time?

I am new to this site and field too.I always thought analog is continuous and digital signal is discrete. I read this today and got confused about analog signal Analog can be continuous time(CT) ...
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Is it possible to simplify the convolution integral if the functions are non-zero in disjoint areas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When convolving two functions that are constants in a region and 0 everywhere else, where does the integration start? I have a function $f(x,y)$ and $h(x,y)$. $f(x,y)$ has a ...
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Additive but not homogeneous continuous system?

I am trying to find an example of a continuous system that is homogeneous, but not additive. So far, the only example I could find was an example from this page, which describes system as $y(t) = \...
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Very basic question about how we define frequency in signal processing

When talking about general periodic continuous-time signals for which $$x(t + T_0) = x(t)$$ where $T_0$ is the fundamental period we define the fundamental frequency $\omega_0$ as $\omega_0 = 2\pi/T_0$...
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explanation of Hybrid systems?

I want to study Detailed explanation of hybrid systems?Which incorporate both continuous and discrete time signals & systems? for example In which a continuous-time input signal is transformed ...
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Proof for determining Fourier coefficients

While determining Fourier coefficients we have this equation $$\int^{T}_{0} x(t) e^{-jn\omega_0t} dt = \sum^{+\infty}_{k\ =\ -\infty} a_k [\int^{T}_{0} e^{j(k-n)\omega_0t}dt]$$ I want to ask that how ...
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Convolution by differentiation property of convolution

This is the question when i am trying to do it by the deravative property of convolution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convolution#Differentiation like this Actual answer should come like this $...
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How can I get the continuous-time transfer function coefficients (or poles and zeros) from the corresponding discrete-time TF and vice versa?

Let's say I have a continuous time transfer function which I know its numerator coefficients $(B^c = [b^c_m, ..., b^c_1, b^c_0])$ and denominator coefficients $(A^c = [a^c_m, ..., a^c_1, a^c_0])$. ...
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Precision measurement of sine wave amplitude with ADC

I want to measure amplitude of a sine wave input precisely with a limited resolution ADC. As an example suppose that I have $1\textrm{ MHz}$ pure sine wave input to the $320\textrm{ Msps}$ $10$-bit ...
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Recommended signal processing books? [duplicate]

I am learning about signals in school but I found it very hard. Can someone help me by giving some references about any books? We are studying Fourier transform, signal power, filters, digital and ...
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Value of $A_k$ in Fourier series

Fourier series in continuous time domain while representing $a_k$ in rectangular form $$ a_k = B_k + jC_k$$ But when using the value of $a_k$ in the main equation: $$ x(t) = a_0 + 2\sum^{+\infty}_{k\...
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z-transform of $2^k$

It seems that you can decompose it as such: $f(n) = a^n u(n) + a^{-n} u(-n-1)$ But I already have issue here, is it basically saying that $ u(n) + u(-n-1) = 1$? this is the plot of u(n) and u(-...
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Spectral leakage - understanding the integer number of cycles while windowing

I am reading tutorials about windowing and have read following sentence: For an integer number of cycles, all smoothing windows yield the same peak amplitude reading and have excellent amplitude ...